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ADS Solutions Expands Its ERP Software Offerings to Include Service Businesses


ADS Solutions, a leader in cloud-based ERP software, today announced various software changes designed to address the needs of services businesses. These software enhancements demonstrate ADS Solutions' product innovation outside of wholesale distribution and positions ADS Solutions to target the broader services markets.

NOVATO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 24, 2018

Small and medium-sized service- and product-based companies have historically faced the challenge of information management and real-time visibility across multiple departments. Orders taken by salespeople have traditionally been written on paper or keyed into spreadsheets, often blindly, without a direct or dynamic connection to actual inventory or real-time resources on hand. Spreadsheets, hand-written orders, and siloed information result in redundant effort – and often, human error – in coordinating the flow of goods and information from sales to fulfillment to replenishment, through accounting, and finally into management reports. Instead, ADS Solutions' cloud-based software, Accolent ERP, takes the fragmented elements of a business's sales cycle and unites it under one integrated software system that pulls from a single database. Now, ADS Solutions can offer this seamless system integration to include service-based businesses in addition to its existing product-based wholesale distribution businesses.

The nature of ERP systems makes them complex, but because of Accolent ERP's native web architecture and role-based structure, complexity needn't be apparent or experienced by the end user. Accolent admins can create simple, uncluttered user-interfaces for all their users. This visual simplicity keeps workers focused on the specific aspects of the software that are most important to their jobs, and dramatically reduces implementation and training time. Accolent's role-based structure is particularly applicable to services businesses.

Unlike many of its generalist competitors with add-on distribution modules, Accolent ERP, because it was originally written by distributors for distributors, has been a best-of-breed distribution solution offering the full range of features needed by wholesale distributors. Now, with these latest enhancements, Accolent's basic functionality has been extended to service businesses that use quoting, repairs, time-billing, and hourly-based job costing plus parts. "We have customers whom today use Accolent to perform repairs and charge on an hourly basis for services plus parts out of inventory. Adding the remaining features required to fully support services models was an obvious next step that our customers were asking us for," said Tom Meehan, ADS Solutions' Head of Customer Service. Accolent ERP's architecture makes it a good fit for small and mid-sized service businesses who simply want to track billable time or create descriptive services quotes and convert them to invoices. Because Accolent is web-based and device independent, mobile services businesses can generate and print quotes and invoices and collect payments in the field using any web-connected device.

"By expanding into the services business," said Ann Grace, Director of Marketing and Partner Alliances for ADS Solutions, "we can serve an entirely new market segment. The simplicity and flexibility of Accolent's architecture open up many possibilities for untapped industry verticals and cut down on the development time required to enter these markets. For example, thousands of QuickBooks users need cloud-based business software with more elaborate inventory features, but don't need a full-blown ERP. Accolent ERP is a natural choice for them."

About ADS Solutions®
ADS Solutions is a leader in providing powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use Cloud ERP software to small and medium-sized businesses. ADS Solutions' Accolent ERP software runs completely in the AWS PaaS Cloud and delivers fully integrated, end-to-end functionality for wholesale distribution including sales, inventory control, accounting, warehouse management, fulfillment, purchasing, and e-commerce capabilities. Accolent ERP's functionality is optimized for the wholesale distribution and services markets across a broad range of vertical industries. ADS Solutions is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

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