Improve Supply Chain Velocity

Increasingly complex global supply chain operations, shrinking margins, more demanding customers and vendors, and unprecedented competition have created a new business imperative: reduce supply chain execution costs while simultaneously delivering innovative, value-added services.

Yesterday’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems were not designed for today’s challenges. You need a supply chain solution designed for today’s business stresses; one that manages demand rather than just responding to it, that delivers operational and innovation excellence.

The #1 Supply Chain Software for Dynamics 365 for Operations (formerly Dynamics AX)

With Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics 365 you get more than just an application for managing one aspect of your supply chain, like order management or inventory management. You get a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with advanced supply chain functionality built by industry experts to address the full depth and breadth of your supply chain needs. Improve supply chain velocity, exceed customer expectations and optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ that is a fully integrated component of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Whitepaper: Managing Costs and Margins in an Unpredictable World

As two of the most business-critical processes, sales and operations planning require focused forecasts based on all functions of the organization.  And in order to plan your sales and operations, you need to get a handle on your variable costs.  But, with so many elements that make up variable costs, any market fluctuation can severely alter the accurate calculation of this critical component.  This whitepaper shares information on how to best address your margins while managing all the variables.

To Manage a Modern Supply Chain, You Need:

  • Advanced Sales and Operations Planning™

    Scope out sales and manufacturing goals by product line that align retail and wholesale demand with potential contraints. Compare these goals to your supply chain constraints and build attainable forecasts by brand.

  • Advanced Revenue Management™

    Optimize pricing and increase margins with features like Cost to Serve Management, Trade Promotion Management, Advanced Pricing, Advanced Chargeback Management, Vendor Rebate Management, Advanced Deductions Management, Omni-Channel Pricing and Advanced Commissions Management.

  • Advanced Inventory Management™

    Increase profitability while optimizing inventory and reducing costs with features like Customer Allocated Inventory, Consignment Inventory, Vendor Managed Inventory, Direct Ship, Cut to Order Management, and Trade Service Price Management.

  • Advanced Business Analytics™

    Gain the critical insight needed to improve operations, make informed decisions, and predict outcomes with key performance indicators (KPIs), such as customer profitability, lowest and highest cost to serve customers, percentage of on time deliveries, percentage of invoices current and past due, warehouse productivity, and sales and marketing effectiveness.

  • Advanced Demand Planning™

    See graphical forecasting based on historical baselines, expected promotions and events. Use proven forecasting algorithms to build comprehensive forecasts. Users can modify and adjust easily and immediately see the impact of the change.

  • Advanced Order Management™

    Deliver exceptional customer service and increase upselling opportunities by arming your customer service reps with real-time customer and product information. Advanced Order Management™ features include Advanced Order Entry, Stock Availability, Product Substitutions/Upselling, Left to Qualify, Duplicate Order Checking, Counter Sales and Lost Sales Tracking.

  • Advanced Procurement Management™

    Many of the sourcing decisions – near shore or off shore – are being made without all the information in hand. Distributor margins are slim and landed cost, buyer’s console (for intelligent purchase requirement consolidation), item creation during quote to order process, and more play a major role in increasing your margins.

Join the Leading Distributors Who Trust

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ from I.B.I.S.

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Top 1% of Microsoft Partners Globally

I.B.I.S., Inc., A Sonata Software Company, is a member of the elite Microsoft Dynamics Strategic Development Partner program, an honor reserved for those Partners who have demonstrated deep industry and functional expertise.

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Experience You Can Trust

The ibis bird is the last to leave in a storm, and the first to return. We pride ourselves on being here when you need us. In our 28 years in business, we’ve never met a distributor we couldn’t help. We know your business - your needs.

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Client Approved

“When I think about working with I.B.I.S., I think about 2 things: 1. Manufacturing & Distribution Expertise; 2. Customer Service Focused”
Chuck Moore, VP, Operations at James M. Pleasants Company

Your Business, Your Way

We have worked with thousands of executives over the past 28 years and while their specific challenges vary from company to company, there is one common theme: they could all use some help from someone they can trust. Most of them have become wary of consultants after years of broken promises and quick fixes. We understand the issues that keep you up at night are difficult, thorny problems to solve. Unlike some consulting firms we don’t pretend to have all the answers. Instead, our commitment is to listen to you first, make your challenges our challenges, and work side-by-side with you, to solve them as if they were are our own. We will work with you on:

  • Better insight into your company’s performance
  • Finding an integrated solution; back-office, customer-facing, and analytics all in one
  • Optimizing your supply chain for profitability
  • Improving your sales and marketing strategies
  • Increasing collaboration across your firm

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ Can Help:

Get a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with advanced supply chain functionality that addresses the full depth and breadth of your needs. Improve supply chain velocity, exceed customer expectations and optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics.

As a finance professional you are faced with a myriad of challenges. Your teams valuable time and resources are wasted when dealing with manual processes that should be automated.

It’s time you stopped:

  • Tracking down people, paperwork, and information
  • Correcting incorrectly posted transactions,
  • Entering invoices manually,
  • Determining which ledger accounts to use for transactions,
  • Getting approval for supplier invoices and payments, and
  • Dealing with lengthy and involved vendor invoices – to name a few.

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ Can Help:

Get a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with advanced supply chain functionality that addresses the full depth and breadth of your finance needs. Improve rebate, chargeback, commissions and bid management to optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for the New Microsoft Dynamics AX – Dynamics 365 for Operations.

Your goal is to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of your products by managing the operations of several different departments, including inventory, warehouse management, and shipping and receiving – to name a few. You work hard to keep information flowing between departments. But it’s no easy task and it would be a lot easier with the right tools and systems in place. We can help you with what matters most:

  • Increase profits by getting products out on time with the best customer service possible
  • Support the strategic goals of your company
  • Maintain financial controls over expenses
  • Provide various departments with what they need when they need it
  • Keep employee turnover low by bringing in excellent employees
  • Optimize inventory levels

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ Can Help:

Get a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with advanced supply chain functionality that addresses the full depth and breadth of your needs. Improve supply chain velocity, exceed customer expectations and optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.

As an Information Technology professional, you are being asked to do more with less every day. The experts at I.B.I.S., have implemented thousands of successful ERP implementations over the past 28 years. This depth of experience is just one of the reasons our clients say they can trust us. Let us help take this weight off your shoulders:

  • Every department is demanding the latest and greatest technology solutions
  • The IT budget has been reduced
  • You need a single, integrated solution to address departmental and enterprise-level business processes
  • You know how important it is to select technology that is right for your business, and your job depends on getting this selection right

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ Can Help:

Get a comprehensive end-to-end ERP solution with advanced supply chain functionality that addresses the full depth and breadth of your needs. Improve supply chain velocity, exceed customer expectations and optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (formerly Dynamics AX or AX7).

Are you feeling the pressure to drive better lead flow, gain higher conversion rates, and generate more revenue – all with fewer resources?

In order to achieve these ambitious goals, you need the right marketing automation and revenue performance management system. Let us help you get more from your marketing investments. With the right systems in place and an experienced consulting partner on your side, you can:

  • Better qualify leads using data, profiles, and preferences
  • Align marketing and sales processes to boost revenue performance
  • Manage, publish, and deliver engaging and personalized campaigns to increase customer loyalty
  • Measure marketing effectiveness with real-time reporting and analytics

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ Can Help:

Get a comprehensive end-to-end solution with advanced supply chain functionality that addresses the full depth and breadth of your needs. Improve supply chain velocity, exceed customer expectations and optimize your profitability – all with industry proven Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations.

Are you looking for new tools and techniques to help you win more deals faster?

Are you facing the challenge of engaging a new type of buyer in a constantly evolving sales cycle, and the usual methods of doing business are no longer working?

With the right customer relationship management technology and an experienced partner to guide you through the process, you can:

  • Acquire and retain information about customers
  • Reduce the time spent on common business tasks
  • Automatically track contact information, marketing activities, and case resolutions
  • Easily access information about Contact records from one place
  • View information related to current and previous Account and Contact records
  • Automate personalized communications with custom mail merge letters and pre-formatted emails
  • Generate reports and view customer engagement over time

Advanced Supply Chain Software™ can help:

Streamline the cash-to-collections process to save time, engage efficiently with customers, and improve cash flow. Easily create unlimited, form-based financial dimensions that can be shared across legal entities for a complete business view, audit trail transparency, and detailed analyses.

Here’s how:

Together, We Plan for Profit

Most software solutions allow you to account for needed industry functionality such as reservations and allocations, but do so as an afterthought – not including it in the planning process. While the information related to the inventory may be accounted for, it is often put in a siloed warehouse and forgotten. This relies on an Order to Cash methodology to manage your business, leaving out key information and ultimately keeping you from hitting your margins. Why not use software that allows you to include everything you need in the planning process so you can Plan to Profit and hit your margins, rather than managing with information and technology subsets? Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics was built so you can properly plan and replicates real business process that ties into actual margins. We know how imperative margins are. Experience the comfort that comes from knowing your software will keep you aligned with your margins by contacting us today.

With our 28 years in the business, we’ve never met a distributor we couldn’t help. We know your business, and we know what you need. It starts with recognizing the effect of supply chain ERP capabilities.

We’re dedicated to our client success, and that means YOU!

Whitepaper: Plan to Profit, A Better Approach

Embrace an analytics-driven culture with a destination-focused business management approach. Focus is shifting to Plan to Profit from the traditional Order to Cash. This Whitepaper highlights the significant benefits of a Plan to Profit approach.

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