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Archive for April 2017

Big data in wholesale distribution

24th April 2017

In the digital age of distribution, data is everywhere. But it’s how wholesale distributors analyse and use this data that matters when it comes to optimising processes and best serving customers. As we continue to produce and gather more and more information than ever before, there’s one thing that companies like yours need to know: data is going big.

What is big data?

Big data is a term broadly used to reflect the acquisition of a high volume of unstructured data that is complex to process; the data sets are often simply too large for conventional storage solutions such as on premise systems and hard drives, and may come from non-traditional sources. As such, companies looking to harness the power of big data need to have the appropriate infrastructure and software in place to cope – scalable storage, and robust technology are needed to locate the relevant data generated in the supply chain from the unwanted noise in order to produce actionable insights. The more accurate your data extraction and analysis, the better your end reporting will be.

However, advancements in cloud computing have opened new doors for wholesale distributors who wish to utilise big data without the infrastructure outlay; now, the storage, handling and security of this digital information can be outsourced to external vendors, allowing organisations to access the tools of big data, without the burden.

What does big data mean to you?

Big data is more than just a term; for wholesale distributors, managing this wealth of sales and product information in the correct way can produce very real results for operations, and ultimately, profits. Brands who monitor and act on data trends create a market advantage for themselves, and are also able to refine their processes to operate at optimal efficiency. For example, compiling extensive histories of customer sales data can help to more effectively analyse and manage stock levels, and spotting patterns and anticipating demand can create more intelligent practices for replenishment and help keep inventory lean. Big data can help identify which clients are the most profitable, and calculate the cost to serve. Retailers are also leveraging big data analytics to personalise the customer experience across channels, target their marketing efforts, and to adapt the way they trade both in-store and online.

Evaluating big data allows for better long-term forecasting, and a greater real-time insight, offering better economies of scale, improved margins and increased opportunities for growth. You’ll have the data you need to make better decisions, manage risk, and to generate more revenue.

Get the most from your big data today

The majority of wholesale distributors already have the data needed to make better business decisions, but may not be using it to their advantage – or may simply not know where to start with using it at all. NetSuite business management software offers a complete end-to-end business platform to help you optimise your data in one application helping to make quicker faster decisions and grow your business faster, and BlueBridge One is a leading solution provider specialising in the wholesale distribution vertical that can help you make your vision come true. To find out more about using the power of big data for your wholesale distribution business, get in touch with the BlueBridge One team.

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BlueBridge One at an IT Showcase near you

10th April 2017

Join BlueBridge One as we attend IT Showcase this month in Birmingham.

On Tuesday 25th April, BlueBridge One will be in attendance as an official exhibitor at IT Showcase. The half day event takes place at Birmingham’s Villa Park Stadium, from 10am-2pm, and is free to attend.

Tickets can be obtained now at:
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/register-step-1

Don’t miss out on Birmingham’s best technology

The Software Business Roadshow, brought to you by IT Showcase, provides the opportunity for you to meet and source your next potential software supplier. BlueBridge One will be exhibiting alongside leading software businesses in the fields of construction, manufacturing, distribution and the service sector, and our team will be on hand to demonstrate how ERP software could be right for you.

To discuss your needs with BlueBridge One, reserve the time slot of your choice for a meeting with us at: https://www.appointmentcore.com/app/multiservice/b5ETrhYX

The Birmingham event promises an impressive agenda of seminars and industry-leading speakers. The key-note seminar is on the informative topic of ‘Laying the foundations for a successful software project,’ led by Bryan Oak, Director at Searchlight Consulting.

You can find full details of the day’s schedule, as well as the full list of exhibitors and sponsors, at: https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/birmingham-25th-apr

More chances to meet us

If you’re unable to attend the Birmingham exhibition this April, we’ll also be present at four other IT Showcase dates throughout the year. Why not join as at any of the following venues:

23rd May - London

Wembley Stadium, 10am-2pm
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/london-23rd-may

19th September - Manchester

Old Trafford Stadium, 10am-2pm
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/manchester

10th October – Birmingham

Details to be announced

5th December – Emirates Stadium, London

Details to be announced

If you’re going to be present at any of the IT Showcase events, why not contact us to let us know we can expect to see you there.

Shake our hand, in person or virtually.

You don’t have to attend an exhibition to find out how BlueBridge One can make a huge difference to your business. It’d be great to see you at any of the five IT Showcase events around the country, but you can also talk to us to see how Enterprise Resource Planning software can help you to manage your business processes and back office activities.

Do you need some advice?

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Five chances to meet BlueBridge One at IT Showcase

10th April 2017

The Software Business Roadshow, brought to you by IT Showcase, provides the opportunity for you to meet and source your next potential Business management software supplier. BlueBridge One will be exhibiting alongside leading software suppliers in the manufacturing, distribution and the service sectors, and our team will be on hand to understand and discuss your business management software needs.

With IT Showcase being free to attend nationwide, here’s what you can expect from the popular exhibitions:

The Software Business Roadshow by IT Showcase

Now in its 26th year, the Software Business Roadshow, brought to you by IT Showcase, brings together potential clients and specialist software suppliers. The events are designed for those in roles such as Senior Executive, business owner, IT Manager and Finance Director who are looking to source their next software supplier, offering them a face-to-face insight from the people behind the tech brands. Each half day event also offers a unique programme of expert speakers and keynote seminars.

BlueBridge One will be exhibiting alongside leading software businesses in the fields of construction, manufacturing, distribution and the service sector, and our team will be on hand to demonstrate how ERP software could be right for you.

Dates to attend

BlueBridge One will be available to discuss your ERP software needs at any of the following five dates and locations of IT Showcase:

25th April - Birmingham

Villa Park Stadium, 10am-2pm
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/birmingham-25th-apr

23rd May - London

Wembley Stadium, 10am-2pm
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/london-23rd-may/

19th September - Manchester

Old Trafford Stadium, 10am-2pm
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/project/manchester/

10th October – Birmingham

Details to be announced

5th December – Emirates Stadium, London

Details to be announced

To apply for your free tickets to any of the venues listed, visit:
https://www.itshowcase.co.uk/register-step-1/

If you’re going to be present, why not book a meeting with us:
https://www.appointmentcore.com/app/multiservice/b5ETrhYX

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog posts as each IT Showcase event approaches for further information.

Shake our hand, in person or virtually.

You don’t have to attend an exhibition to find out how BlueBridge One can make a huge difference to your business. It’d be great to see you at any of the five IT Showcase events around the country, but you can also talk to us today to see how Enterprise Resource Planning software can help you to manage your business processes and back office activities.

Do you need some advice?

Request a call back from one of our consultants today and we’ll be happy to help.

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BlueBridge One named 5 Star NetSuite Solution Provider for third year in a row

7th April 2017

Expect 5 Star service from BlueBridge One

Whether you’re just considering beginning your NetSuite journey or you’re one of our long-standing BlueBridge One customers, you can be sure that your business success is paramount to our success. We understand that finding an experienced solution provider with a successful track record is key to your business success. So we are pleased to announce that BlueBridge One has once again been recognised for customer successes by being awarded 5-Star status.

Achieving this prestigious international award for the third year running, BlueBridge One is one of only three solution providers to achieve 5-Star status for 2017 and the only one to achieve it the last three years in a row. “Earning 5-Star status in a particular year demonstrates a solution providers ability to successfully sell, implement and support multiple NetSuite implementations throughout the year. Achieving this status three years in a row is only possible through building long-term successful partnerships with NetSuite customers, something we have successfully strived for since 2003.”

We understand that as a NetSuite customer you have a wide variety of choices in terms of implementation partners. Being able to filter your selection down to one of only a very few UK star award solution providers makes the process easier. By selecting BlueBridge One as your trusted NetSuite partner you will be benefiting from our successful track record of selling, implementing and supporting NetSuite since 2003, as the first UK and EMEA appointed partner.

Having once again attained this trusted status, BlueBridge One is recognised as a top performing solution provider internationally, consistently attaining optimum levels of sales, service and support for many years. Trust us to be your NetSuite partner.

The trusted partner for your NetSuite implementation

When you’re rolling out Enterprise Resource Planning software from NetSuite, you need a solution provider that understands your business. To talk to our team to find out how we can help you achieve success, simply talk to us today.

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