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Wholesale Distributor of Furniture and Exhibits  ERP Package

Where can it be used?

 

The Wholesale Distributor of Furniture and Exhibit Products ERP Package can be used in the following market segments:

  • Eg. House furniture Industry

    • Furniture products. Examples:

      • Bedroom furniture

      • Living room furniture

      • Kitchen cabinets

      • Closets

      • etc

  • Industrial and Commercial furniture industry. Examples:​

    • Office furniture​

    • Storage cabinets

  • Exhibits and Promo Set ups

Unique characteristics of this market segment

 

The furniture products are handled as follows:

  • ​Sourced from furniture manufacturers which may use 3PL party for logistics including shipping
  • Stored at own warehouse. Some products may be stored at 3PL party

  • Sold to 

    • Furniture chain stores

    • Furniture Retailers

    • Custom closet builders

    • ..

  • Sales channel​s

    • Phone orders

    • Email and Fax orders

    • Customer portal or E-Commerce B2B

  • Trucked to 3PL party and then shipped to end customers via independent trucker but mostly via 3PL party​

  • Configuring furniture and exhibits may be required

    • Configuration tool in the E-Commerce site may be needed​

Components of ERP Package

 

The Wholesale Distributor of Furniture and Exhibit Products ERP Package may consist of the following components:

  • Acumatica Distribution Edition

    • Acumatica ERP Foundation:

      • Finance suite and Distribution suite

      • Monitoring and Automation

      • Advanced fulfillment: pick, pack and ship

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications

  • Optional integrated Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications:

    • ISV applications for addtional features of an existing Acumatica ERP module/workspace

      • Finance

        • ​Advanced Financial Reporting: FYIsoft, BI360

        • Sales tax Management: Avalara Tax, Vertex Sales Tax Solution

        • Human Resource Management including payroll: InfinityHR, PCBennett payroll, ..

      • Distribution

        • ​Inventory Management :NetStock, EazyStock, ..

        • Sales Order management: 

          • ​Customer payment processing: American Payment Systems, Century Business Solutions (EBizCharge), Kensium AcuCharge

          • EDI gateway: B2BGateway, SPS Commerce Fulfillment, EdiSoft

          • Shipping application: StarShip, AcuShip, OZLink, ..

        • Purchase Order management:​

          • ​Advanced Purchase Order management: Paramount Workplace

          • Vendor payment processing: AvidXchange, Artsyl, uplevl

          • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP): Sourceday

          • Container tracking for:

            • Purchase orders: IIG Acuboost, 

      • Contract management with customers: MaxQ Technologies​​​, 

      • Fixed asset management: Bimser Beam, 

      • Project Management: SmartSheet, Spitfire, 

      • Document Management Systems:

        • Document scanning and repository: SDSI Unform, 

        • Signing documents electronically: Adobe  E-Sign,

      • Quality Management

        • Bimser International: QDMS​

Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

  • ISV applications for providing specific industry applications

    • Warehouse Management:

    • Product scan application (Scanco, Savant, FusionScan,..)

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): Fusion WMS, Scanco, Savant, HighJump, RIC Group WMS

    • CADTalk: to transfer data from a CAD/PLM/PLD to the Acumatica Manufacturing Edition​

    • Click here to to see the webpages of all above ISV applications.

The simple warehousing ERP package using Scanco WMS

Besides your basic needs for finance, distribution, CRM, manufacturing, your warehouse needs a simple store, pick, pack and ship application since products in your warehouse are moved manually via pallets and forklifts.​

Your Needs

  • Basic needs:

    • Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

    • CRM

    • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

    • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • E-Commerce:

      • B2C​

      • B2B

    • ..

    • Product scan

    • EDI

  • Optional basic needs

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    •  

    • ...

  • ​Optional needs:

    • Warehouse Management System (WMS): SImple

    • Advanced Inventory Management application

    • Shipping application

    • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • Project Management

    • Human Resource Management including payroll

    • Customer payment processing

    • Vendor payment processing: 

    • Tax Management application

  • ​...

Your ERP Package

  • Basic needs:

    • Acumatica Distribution Edition

      • Acumatica Finance: GL, Cash Management, AP, AR

      • Optional: CRM

      • Distribution: Inventory, PO, SO

      • Advanced fulfillment: PIck, pack and ship

    • For E-Commerce

      • Magento Connector of Kensium Solutions to Acumatica for B2C and B2B

      • Online ECommerce product configurator of Kensium Solutions

    • Product scan application (Scanco, Savant, FusionScan,..)

    • EDI: B2B Gateway

  • Optional Acumatica ERP Foundation applications:

    • Project Accounting​

    • Fixed Assets

    • Customer Portal

    • .

    • ...

  • ​Optional ISV Applications:

    • Scanco Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • NetStock Inventory Management application

    • StarShip Shipping application

    • Sourceday Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

    • SmartSheet Project Management

    • Infinity Human Resource Management including payroll

    • American Payment Systems Customer payment processing

    • Century Business Solutions  ?? Vendor payment processing:

    • Avalara Tax Management application

  • ​...

Video (60 mins) showing the full integration of Acumatica Distribution Edition with Magento e_Commerce, Scanco scan and WMS, StarShip Inventory management and APS payment processing

Kit Assemblies

  • When your company assembles stock items into a finished good/item, and ships this assembly to the customer, the kit assembly feature of Acumatica should be used. For instance if you assemble a fuse box from the components/stock items such as interior panel, circuit breakers, surface cover and power wire, you will create a kit assembly called fuse box which will become a new stock item in your inventory, and will be tracked in your inventory.

  • If you don't assemble the kit in the warehouse but do it at the customer site, then you can create a non-stock assembly. That assembly will not be tracked in your inventory. 

  • Video ( 9 mins, 2018) below illustrates this feature. Click here to see a full screen.

  • If the assembly of the finished good takes several steps (working centers or routing steps) to complete the assembly, then the assembly becomes a lite manufacturing process that has a BIll of Material (BOM), Master Production Schedule, a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) phase  and a Production Management (measuring spent parts and labor) phase. 

Lite Manufacturing Application

The Lite Manufacturing application that is embedded with the Acumatica ERP Foundation can be seen here.​

Field Service Management: Installation at Customer Site

When the assembled finished good has to be installed at the customer site, a service order has to be created, the installation has to be scheduled and monitored. The Field Service Management application/edition that is embedded with the Acumatica ERP Foundation will manage all this, and can be seen here.​

Customer Testimonial

Wholesale Furniture Brokers started with Quickbooks but this hindered them keeping up with the accounting and management of sales, purchasing, inventory and shipping. They installed Acumatica ERP Finance suite, distribution suite, integration with Magento E-Commerce, Magento E-Commerce. Click on image below for more details.