Distribution Management Suite

 

Distribution Management

Acumatica’s Distribution Management Suite allows you to manage sales orders, track inventory, fill orders, improve purchasing, and provide customer support from anywhere. Distribution Management is integrated with all other Acumatica suites.

KEY FEATURES OF DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

Inventory management: Improve customer satisfaction and maximize profits with real-time access to available inventory, inventory in transit, reorder quantities, and inventory costs so you can efficiently manage your distribution process.

Sales order management: Reduce order times and minimize costs by optimizing the way you quote, accept, enter, and fill orders. Set rules to manage complexities such as multiple warehouses, returns, credit limits, drop shipments, and more.

Purchase order management: Minimize purchasing costs and ensure a steady supply of materials by optimizing and automating your purchasing process

KEY BENEFITS

ACCESSIBLE FROM ANYWHERE Access 100% of the distribution features from anywhere using any popular web-browser.

IMPROVE INVENTORY MANAGEMENT Gain real-time visibility into inventory costs and locations across multiple warehouses.

FASTER ORDER FULFILLMENT – MORE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS Automated sales order processing and shipping order generation ensures rapid delivery. Security controls allow up-to-date status information for all employees and partners.

FASTER DATA ENTRY, FEWER ERRORS Predictive entry and flexible screen layouts reduce time spent entering data. Set default accounts, subaccounts, payment terms, and discounts by vendor to reduce errors.

ACCELERATE DECISIONMAKING Access past information and receive insights into future needs with drill down reports and dashboards. Optimize purchasing by maintaining a vendor supply list.

ORDER AND SELL LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY Maintain supplier and customer balances in two currencies. Currency translations are performed automatically

 

Inventory Management

The Inventory Management (IN) module helps control system-wide inventory so you can efficiently manage your distribution process without losing track of costs. Receive inventory to a specific location and drill down to change item default lot/serial numbers, valuation methods, accounts, and more.

KEY FEATURES OF INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Inventory replenishment suggestions Improve your cash flow and avoid over-/under-stocking with recommendations based on historical sales data analysis.

Multiple warehouses Manage multiple warehouses with location specific quantities, allocations, and costs. Specific access rights for each warehouse to determine who can access information and enter transactions.

Multiple valuation methods Value inventory using standard cost, moving average, FIFO, and item-specific methods. Select a different valuation method for each inventory item.

Inventory subitems Assign sub-categories so you can track inventory characteristics such as size, color, and style. Associate separate quantity information with each subitem. View reports with detailed segment information and aggregated totals.

KEY BENEFITS

SECURE ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE View, modify, and analyze inventory from any popular web-browser. Restrict access to inventory by item or warehouse.

IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Honor contracts and fulfill orders as promised with real-time access to inventory levels and customerspecific pricing.

ACCURATELY MANAGE COSTS Help accurately track costs of goods sold as well as inventory holding costs by selecting a different valuation method for each inventory item. Create GL entries from inventory transactions.

FASTER DATA ENTRY, FEWER ERRORS Save time entering data with inventory sub-items and flexible screen layouts. Reduce errors by setting default accounts, subaccounts, valuation methods, lot and serial numbers, storage locations, and sub-item values.

ACCELERATE DECISIONMAKING Improve vendor payment decisions by using drill down reports and dashboards to gain access to past information and provide insights into future needs.

 

Purchase Order Management

The Purchase Order Management (PO) module streamlines your procurement processes to ensure a steady supply of materials while enforcing policy and process controls.

KEY FEATURES OF PURCHASE ORDER MANAGEMENT

Automatic creation of purchase orders Acumatica automatically generates purchase orders based on the inventory stock level and the replenishment algorithms. Orders are placed with the vendor that best meets the price and delivery time requirements that you specify.

Multi-level approvals Create approval rules based on the type of order, vendor information, order amount, and other order specific information. Require approvals before printing or emailing purchase orders.

Blanket orders Aggregate several orders to receive a volume discount or stock hard-to-get items. As you enter orders, Acumatica automatically checks for open blanket orders and provides the option to link to them.

KEY BENEFITS

WORK FROM ANYWHERE Create, approve, and receive purchase orders from anywhere using any popular web-browser.

ENFORCE POLICIES AND PROCESSES Control spending and enforce business processes by configuring multi-level approvals based on criteria that you define.

REDUCE ACQUISITION COSTS Manage purchase orders to get the highest possible discounts. Create blanket order to maximize discounts and create drop shipments to minimize warehouse storage costs. IMPROVE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES Automate your entire supply chain by eliminating repetitive data entry and errors. Advanced security and browser-based access makes it easy to include suppliers, receiving, accounting, and other departments in any geographical location.

ACCELERATE DECISIONMAKING Improve purchasing decisions by using drill down reports and dashboards to gain access to past information and provide insights into future needs.

 

Sales Order Management

The Sales Order Management (SO) module allows you to centrally manage sales activities such as entering quotes, fulfilling sales orders, creating shipments, tracking prices, applying discounts, and viewing available inventory.

KEY FEATURES OF SALES ORDER MANAGEMENT

Integrated workflow Automate order processing and eliminate unnecessary steps by configuring order statuses, status transitions, notifications, alerts, and actions that should be automatically triggered during order processing.

Flexible discounts and promotions Manage complex pricing and discount policies with the ability to set up quantity and volume discounts as a discount percent or an absolute discount amount. In cases where multiple discounts apply, you can specify the rules and sequences for applying discounts. Establish policies for price overrides.

Comprehensive order types Select from pre-configured order types or define custom types to match your existing business process. Use web menus to define processes for cash sales, converting quotes, phone orders, credit memos, and more

KEY BENEFITS

WORK FROM ANYWHERE Create, approve, and fulfill sales orders from anywhere using any popular web-browser.

IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE Provide real-time access to available inventory, order status, shipment information, and current pricing so orders are created and fulfilled both timely and accurately.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING TO MAXIMIZE DISCOUNTS Place large orders for best pricing and have goods shipped in smaller increments to match production times. Unlimited shipping dates and backorder options provide control over delivery.

IMPROVE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES Manage sales order flows using predefined processes or by configuring a process to match your current workflow. Specify different order processes for each customer or order.

ACCELERATE DECISIONMAKING Improve purchasing decisions by using drill down reports and dashboards to gain access to past information and provide insights into future needs.

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