No one wants to become another failure in this economy. But, sometimes, it's difficult to outwit the competition and keep pace with ever-changing customer demands.
Some get a leg up by responding fast and efficiently. Easier said than done, right? Well, it may be that simple if you have distributor management software—software that can manage order processing, inventory control, accounting, supply chain and customer service.
To see if it's the right fit for you, check out some of the top providers Print Professional tapped to get the scoop on this technology.
DemandBridge Platform —Demand Bridge, LLC
The DemandBridge Software Platform is for distributors who are focused on aggressively growing their business organically or through acquisition.
At the core of the DB Platform is the most established distributor operations system in the marketplace.
DemandBridge Distributor (DB/d) is one of the most scalable, stable and dependable platforms for this market's unique requirements for accounting, commission structures, financial management, inventory management, wireless warehouse integration and electronic transaction processing. Billions of dollars annually are transacted through the DB/d platform. That number grows as our distributors expand their business with our client acquisition tools.
For client capture and retention, the best distributors in the market look to set themselves apart with the most feature-rich and extensible marketing automation and e-commerce system available: DemandBridge Enterprise (DB/e). DB/e boasts more than 2,000 sites with more than 1.7 million registered users. They enjoy such features as:
• Highly complex, multi-page variable documents
• Completely customizable site themes, URLs and private labeling
• Unlimited products, catalogs, users, transactions
• Full support for on-demand, customizable promotional products
• Third-party and customer-supplied mailing list integration
• Direct mail integration
• Digital asset management
• Office products
• End-to-end, seamless integration with any back-office platform
Recently launched features include Document Builder, the first truly integrated document publishing platform available in the distributor marketplace. This allows any distributor with DB/e to provide customers with a simple system to create, finish, publish and ship business documents and presentations all within the same platform they use for the capabilities listed above (and more). Distributors can give clients a way to better manage the money and time spent in line at FedEx, Kinko's and similar stores. Those potential competitors no longer have to linger around distributors' valued accounts. Instead, DB/e companies can further their value by giving clients a tool to control rogue spending without leaving their desks.