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Success Story – MITS

“We’ve been working with NSA for a couple of years and truly appreciate their creative thinking, and the new ideas for collaboration they’ve brought to the table. Our relationship with the NSA team is strong, as is the relationship we have with their clients. Working with Neil, Patrick, Brian and Kerri is very rewarding—who wouldn’t want to work with this terrific group of people?

NSA does an outstanding job supporting their clients. This comes through in every interaction we have with them during the process of helping solve their customers’ reporting and analytics challenges.

Integrity, customer-focus, creativity, collaboration—these are some of the attributes we look for in a partner. We also look for companies that we can have fun working with. NSA ticks all those boxes for us. Our partnership has been a win-win all around—for us, for NSA, and most importantly, for NSA’s clients.

The future is indeed bright for the MITS-NSA partnership.”

 

Mickey Lass

Senior Vice President
of Business Development & Administration

 

 

 

InforBlog

What it Means to be an Infor Partner

Last month we announced the expansion of our role in the Infor Partner Network (IPN). NSA has been an Infor Channel Partner for over 30 years, so taking the next step and advancing to an Alliance Partner is very exciting for our team.

For starters, Infor is an incredible network to be a part of. As a leading enterprise software provider offering strategic applications for specific industries, Infor has over 90,000 customers across 170 different countries. With such a vast network, there will be so many opportunities where we can assist and we’re truly looking forward to doing so.

As an Alliance Partner, NSA can consult, advise and integrate with Infor as well as other Alliance Partners. Together we will strategize to ensure that Infor products and services are providing as much value to customers as possible.

Being accepted as Alliance Partner means that Infor recognized NSA as a leader in the industry; they trust our team, our experience and capabilities and that is a huge honor for us! We look forward to working alongside Infor and other Alliance Partners and continuing to do what we do best – provide solutions to businesses in need.

Have questions about Infor and the Alliance Network? Feel free to contact us!

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Spring Forward with Solutions from NSA

At NSA, we understand the issues wholesalers face. As your one stop for ERP software optimizations, we’re here to help you run your business smoothly and effectively. We’ll teach you how to use your ERP software more efficiently, help you develop your own unique Advanced Inventory Management (AIM) system, and implement Business Intelligence solutions to increase profitability in your distribution center.

Here are the top 3 solutions we recommend for every business:

ERP Software

Using ERP software more effectively offers many benefits: save time, improve inventory record keeping, expedite purchasing process, enjoy mobilization, better decision making with improved business intelligence, and financial savings with the cloud.

Inventory Management

Inventory management makes it possible for distributors to accelerate the pace of profitability. Your ERP solution should help you maximize the benefits of a good inventory management system. Developing an Advanced Inventory Management system will allow for better decision making by tracking the product lifecycle and getting the timing right. It will reduce inventory costs, surplus, waste, carrying costs, and freight and replenishment costs. Effective inventory management allows you to deliver outstanding customer service and develop customer loyalty. We can help you develop an Advanced Inventory Management system unique to your company, to give you more control, less chaos, and prevent unexpected problems.

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence is the key to higher profitability in your distribution center. Our Business Intelligence solutions will help you save money, eliminate bottlenecks, and use data to reach your goals. Business Intelligence reduces labor costs through automation of data collection, automation of report generation, and reduction of training time and costs for developing and maintaining reports. Our Business Intelligence solution eliminates information bottlenecks for faster access to reports in your distribution center. We do this by allowing end users to create and view reports without waiting for the IT Department or Finance Department. A key part of our Business Intelligence solution includes providing documentation of KPIs, and providing customized dashboards for each user. We improve collaboration so users can forward selected data with other users, assign targets, and responsible persons to KPIs.

Let us develop a unique Business Intelligence solution for your company to make it easier and faster to make educated decisions.

NSA’s Senior Consultants have decades of experience in wholesale distribution and Infor SX.eand can help you optimize your software investment to get the most out of your ERP software. Let us review each area of your business, teach you how to use your software more efficiently, and make recommendations for the future goals of your organization.

TugBlog

TUG Connects 2017 is Over…But It’s Just Another Beginning for NSA

We’ve just returned from Orlando from another successful TUG Connects! As always, the event was jam packed with hundreds of informative sessions, enlightening roundtable conversations and ample opportunity to network with industry thought leaders. We always leave TUG Connects feeling well-informed, inspired, and motivated to take on the year!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the NSA booth! It was great to catch up and discuss the latest in distribution solutions. The massages at our booth were certainly a big hit, we hope everyone enjoyed those!

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all who attended our content sessions and buffet roundtables. Our team covered topics like ransomware, data backup and disaster recovery, SX.e GUI operator setup and security, prioritizing cloud and managed service needs and much more. We appreciate everyone’s participation! If you missed our sessions and would like more information or if you have any follow up questions for our team, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you’d like to receive our presentations via email, please text NSApros to 44222.

Here are a few photos from the event. If you have any photos, we’d love to see them! Please tag us on social @NSAComputerExchangeCorp on Facebook and @NSAComputerExch on Twitter.

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Cloud Storage Trends for 2017

With the new year comes advances and trends in technology. In this day and age, cloud storage is a must for any business to ensure their data is secure and easily accessible. We’ve gathered the three trends on our radar for cloud storage this year:

 

Increased Security

With the need for big business and enterprises to utilize cloud infrastructure, security will remain at the forefront of importance. Expect to see security options take precedence within cloud infrastructure.

 

Ease of Transition

One of the biggest reasons businesses hold back from making the move to cloud infrastructure is fear of difficulty and loss of data. In 2017, business owners can expect migration tools to make the cloud storage transition easy, seamless, and secure.

 

Public Cloud Adoption

As the rate of cloud storage adoption increases, so does the need to utilize the open cloud. Enterprises are finding storage on their private clouds to be limiting and expensive. Expect to see these businesses embrace the open cloud and make extensive use of cloud storage for long-term data retention. It will not only be safe and accessible, but will allow for significant cost savings.

 

Questions about cloud storage? NSA is here to help. Feel free to contact us.

 

 

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Meet the NSA Speakers for TUG Connects

If you’ve been following along with us, you’ll know that our team is gearing up for TUG CONNECTS 2017! With only a few weeks to go, we wanted to introduce you to our team that will be presenting at the event:

 

Brian-P.-Weaver-2017Brian Weaver, VP of Sales

Joining NSA in 2015, Brian has been laser focused, leveraging his over 10 years of prior experience in Cloud & Managed Services. Building from a history of ERP experiences spanning back to 1995, working with software developers and resellers alike, Brian most notably helped to build the Ingram Micro Cloud business unit from 4 to over 200 associates. Brian’s extraordinary proficiency and expertise in online backup and disaster recovery benefits NSA’s clients at an unparalleled, world-class level.

 

Kathy-Lundquist-2017Kathy Lundquist, VP of Professional Services

Kathy joined NSA as a business consultant in 1998 and has managed implementations and upgrades for multiple companies ranging from family owned and operated business to publicly held corporations. Her passion is helping businesses leverage their system knowledge for strategic planning, compliance and best practices. Prior to joining NSA, Kathy was controller for Husky Injection Molding Systems, and adjunct professor for Cornell University Industrial Labor Relations.

 

1480432159Linda Gavin, Senior Business Consultant

Linda joined the NSA Team as a Senior Business Consultant in 2011. She has been involved in leading and supporting implementations, upgrades, and operational reviews. Linda thrives on helping businesses analyze their processes to ensure they are making effective use of their software investment. Preceding NSA, Linda was a Senior Business Consultant with Infor and has prior experience as a System Administrator, Implementation Specialist, and Training and Help Desk Coordinator.

 

We hope to see you there and look forward to your questions and feedback at our presentations! Don’t forget to stop by the NSA booth as we will have FREE chair massages! Let us relieve your physical stresses as well as your distribution business stresses.

 

 

NSAblog

NSA Expands Its Role in the Infor Partner Network

NSA COMPUTER EXCHANGE CORP EXPANDS ITS ROLE IN THE INFOR PARTNER NETWORK (IPN) AS AN ALLIANCE PARTNER TO ASSIST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION, SUPPORT, AND SALES SUPPORT OF INFOR DISTRIBUTION SX.e.

HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK – NSA Computer Exchange Corp (NSA) is excited to announce its official participation in the Infor Partner Network (IPN) Alliance Partner Program to help support implementation of Infor’s Distribution SX.e Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offerings. Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, has developed the IPN Alliance Partner Program in part to give Infor the opportunity to work with those vendors it believes can bring thought-leadership, industry knowledge, and subject matter expertise to its customer implementations, and NSA is proud to be recognized in this capacity.

NSA has focused on the special requirements of wholesale distributors, providing businesses with technology solutions and best practices since 1984. The NSA professional services team is passionate about helping customers realize their goals.  They have expansive knowledge about the wholesale distribution industry, with the depth of experience and the technical capability to handle  projects of varying complexity. NSA works to provide high quality, innovative, and value-added results for every area of operations. Installing a new business solution can be a daunting task. The transition period from the old to the new represents an ideal opportunity to review and update the business’ processes, policies, and procedures, which can help increase productivity and profitability within an organization.

“This latest engagement with Infor is an exciting evolution of our relationship,” stated founder and CEO Neil Smilowitz, adding that “we are proud to have been selected and approved as an Infor Alliance Partner and are here to help Infor Distribution Sx.e customers both new and existing.”

NSA has been an Infor Channel Partner for over 30 years, having participated in every level of the SX.e platform, starting with Trend 1.0.  “Because of our continued participation in the platform,” Mr. Smilowitz states, “NSA can offer insight that may not be readily available through other sources.” Each of NSA’s associates has over 25 years’ experience in the distribution marketplace and their engagements go far beyond the software and into many of the idiosyncratic complexities of the business entities they support.

Alliance Partners continue to play an integral role in Infor. “Bringing NSA’s thirty-three years of experience in ERP strategies to our customers was a painless decision,” said Samuel Kaufman, Alliance Director, Infor. “We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with NSA in order to help provide our customers with superior support for years to come.”

 

About Infor

Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress.  To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

 

About NSA

Founded in 1984, NSA has been helping businesses and entrepreneurs identify and implement technology to improve business performance and reduce costs. NSA’s expertise and core specializations encompass Distribution, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) while spanning across over 20 micro verticals, including Building Material, Plumbing and HVAC, Electrical, Industrial Distribution, Appliance Parts, Janitorial and Paper, Rigging and Hardware Products, and Copiers and Disposable Office Products, and many more.

Interested parties can contact NSA Computer Exchange Corp at (516)240-6020 or solutions@nsacom.com.

Reduce Errors in Your Warehouse with Inventory Control Software

Reduce Errors in Your Warehouse with Inventory Control Software

Reduce Errors in Your Warehouse with Inventory Control Software

If you work in or own a warehouse, you are likely aware that human error is largely unavoidable: products are miscounted, deliveries are forgotten, items are misplaced, and sometimes, goods are even damaged. These small accidents are forgivable; however, they cannot be allowed to affect your productivity and the success of your business. For this reason, many companies are turning to inventory control programs to help them manage their warehouses. Could you benefit from similar inventory planning and control solutions?

Inventory management software gives companies a number of abilities that help them provide better service and create a better business: firstly, inventory control management software allows companies to track inventory levels, sales, and deliveries through a computer-based system. It also allows companies to track inventory as it travels between locations. Companies can even instantly share inventory data throughout an entire office. This gives businesses the option of analyzing their service data and making better business decisions, thanks to stocking proper amounts of different products and preventing the loss or misplacement of goods. Inventory control programs can also reduce the risk of human error by giving workers access to real-time, accurate data, preventing miscounts and other common problems.

Inventory control programs not only give companies practical solutions to common problems, but they also create results: according to the Aberdeen Group, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can improve completed and timely shipment rates by an average of 13%. They also found that the implementation of ERP software can increase the quality of inventory management by 22%. If you want to help your warehouse become more organized, more productive, and better for your business, don’t rely on erroneous human judgment alone: consider investing in software for inventory control today.

​​NSA Computer Exchange has been helping distribution companies implement plans and processes to improve business since 1984. If your looking for a better way to manage data, streamline efficiencies, boost productivity and grow your profits contact ​​Patrick VanPutte, NSA President. Let our 30 years of experience and expertise in the business accelerate your success.

As a leading business software service organization for distributors, NSA Computer Exchange Corp is ready and available to help you work smarter and grow your distribution company faster, why not find out how we can help? Give us a call at 516.240.6020 or email us at solutions@nsacom.com today.

Four ERP Software Trends to Keep You Organized

Four ERP Software Trends to Keep You Organized

Four ERP Software Trends to Keep You OrganizedERP software solutions, also known as enterprise resource planning, is a type of management software that helps businesses stay organized. An ERP program allows companies to track inventory levels, sales, and deliveries all via computer systems.

Benefits of using ERP companies:
ERP companies work hard to make sure that your business avoids overstocking products and avoids product outages throughout the year, because this could hurt your business in the long run, if inventory is not properly managed. By using ERP distribution software, your company will be much more efficient when it comes to keeping track of inventory; you will notice a decrease in unnecessary spending, and you’ll be able to prevent lost or damaged products because you will be able to track their shipment process.

Top ERP Trends: ERP companies may be slow to implement new ideas and ways to keep track of your inventory, but once a new strategy is in place, you’re guaranteed it will help your company stay organized. Here are some popular distribution ERP trends.

Mobile: Everyone from CEOs to employees want access to information regarding their products wherever they go. Soon, nearly all businesses will incorporate mobile ERP software in order to conduct just about any business process.

  • Cloud: Is your business stuck in a cloud of uncertainty regarding ERP software? Or are they using cloud ERP? Being able to access your business’s information from any device, and to store crucial data and information in a place that all employees can access, is nothing short of genius.
  • Social: You may be wondering why social media is important for inventory control, but ERP companies believe it’s the next big thing to invest in. Some businesses have added social media packages to their ERP software systems.
  • Two-Tier: ERP companies have often attempted to create one all-inclusive ERP system so businesses could take care of every single aspect of their business organizational needs. Now however, there are two tiers: one to manage at the corporate level, the other at a subsidiary level.

How Two-Tier ERP Works: Say you run a large software company out in California (not unheard of) that serves as your company’s main headquarters, then you also have two satellite offices, one in Chicago, one in Boston. Headquarters may decide to use this type of ERP because it needs one level of organization on a grand scale, such as figuring out annual revenue, statistical changes in purchasing, etc.

At the satellite offices, the second level of the two-tiered system is needed to organize every day company actions, such as how much more product to order next month, or determining what products are more popular among consumers.

Unfortunately, many companies are slow to implement ERP software systems. For example, only 26% of manufacturing companies in the U.S. have not implemented the use of ERP. If we are to remain a global economic leader, it all starts with choosing ERP software.

​​NSA Computer Exchange has been helping distribution companies implement plans and processes to improve business since 1984. If your looking for a better way to manage data, streamline efficiencies, boost productivity and grow your profits contact ​​Patrick VanPutte, NSA President. Let our 30 years of experience and expertise in the business accelerate your success.

As a leading business software service organization for distributors, NSA Computer Exchange Corp is ready and available to help you work smarter and grow your distribution company faster, why not find out how we can help? Give us a call at 516.240.6020 or email us at solutions@nsacom.com today.

Understanding the Benefits of ERP Programs

Understanding the Benefits of ERP Programs

Understanding the Benefits of ERP Programs

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the new way to get your business organized. A great ERP program will integrate internal and external business information and compress it within a single, comprehensive management solution.

Benefits of an ERP program:

    • ERP software solutions decrease business operating costs by an average of 13%.
    • These programs can reduce administrative costs (such as accounting, contracting, and industrial relations) by an estimated 10%.
    • Enterprise business software can improve product shipment rates by up to 13% by keeping better track of where those products are around the world.

What does an ERP program do? ERP software companies stress the importance of these systems because they help organizations manage basic commercial functions, such as employee payroll management, inventory, and budgeting for marketing campaigns and sales. The best inventory software will also allow outside stakeholders to assess how a business is doing while also keeping all employees on the same page regarding expenses and profits.

How do the programs work? An ERP program uses a database to hold all of your company information, including the information that you and your employees can all access. Usually, ERP programs are cloud-based, meaning anyone within the company can look up data any time, anywhere. These software solutions also only run on one application, which will put less strain on a company’s network speed.

What do ERP programs have to offer? Inventory control programs, because they have a single data source for products and services, can enhance product development and increase a company’s overall market share.

The software will be able to reduce over-ordering products because your employees will now know exactly how much product you have on the shelves at all times. You can now meet customer demands on certain products that you may have be running out on in the past.

One of the greatest aspects about an ERP program is that you have invoicing, sales, and purchase orders all under the same system. You will be able to toggle back and forth between spreadsheets and quickly assess your monthly revenue as well as determine which products were more in demand at a particular time.

Always make sure to compare and contrast various ERP programs before purchasing one, because you may find that the more money you spend on one program, the more features you get.

​​NSA Computer Exchange has been helping distribution companies implement plans and processes to improve business since 1984. If your looking for a better way to manage data, streamline efficiencies, boost productivity and grow your profits contact ​​Patrick VanPutte, NSA President. Let our 30 years of experience and expertise in the business accelerate your success.

As a leading business software service organization for distributors, NSA Computer Exchange Corp is ready and available to help you work smarter and grow your distribution company faster, why not find out how we can help? Give us a call at 516.240.6020 or email us at solutions@nsacom.com today.