One of the best features in Sage MAS90 and Sage MAS200, the world-renowned ERP and accounting software, is their functionality for modular basis. This means that you can customize the system and integrate the modules that you need to suit your specific business needs. The powerful accounting module is given because at the first place the program used to be an accounting software but as they evolved into an ERP software they offer more functionality beyond accounting. As an ERP, they now provide more comprehensive functionality including distribution solutions which make them very effective distribution software as well.
Distribution businesses are the ones responsible for the movements of products and ensure that they reach the end-users. This responsibility calls the need for effective distribution software and this is where Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200 come in. These famous mid-market solutions effectively manage the distribution process which includes inventory management and control, order processing (purchase orders and sales orders), supply chain management, shipping and delivery, warehouse management, and many more.
Distribution software makes the distribution process become more efficient in so many ways depending on the activities involved. The movement of the products in the supply chain plays a vital role in wholesaling and retailing that is why every activity affecting this process should be carefully monitored. Sage MAS 90 and 200 ERP distribution software were made to address this responsibility. It is important to take a closer look on the modules along with their functionality in order to know how advantageous they are for a distribution business.
The bar code module allows the staff to scan the items by using a handheld computer during physical counting and all data about that item goes straight to the centralized database. An advance credit card processing solution is also available to manage secured credit card transactions between you and your vendors. Inventory control is now easier with multiple-warehouse management which provides information of every detail of the products’ movement including pricing, discounts and quantities.
Integrating the inventory management module with the purchase order module allows auto-replenishments of stocks because purchase order module automatically creates purchase orders and sends them to your vendors whenever stocks are running low. This ensures you have adequate stocks on your inventory thus eliminating over and under-stocking issues. Sales order module on the other hand creates sales orders whenever a customer purchases an item even if it is right from your e-Commerce website. Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) module processes customer returns and replacements. This value-added service makes customers happy.
The bottom line is, distribution software provides a smooth and efficient process in the distribution supply chain through the shortening of order cycles, increase in visibility across your whole enterprise through the integration of modules which provides better collaboration between different departments, reduction of costs and increase in sales. With all the features and functionality behind Sage MAS 90 and Sage MAS 200, any company in the distribution industry would like to take advantage of the software’s benefits in order to make their customers happy while they effectively manage their internal and external resources.