BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exact, the business software partner for small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors, has joined forces with Logicbroker to give customers greater visibility into their extended supply chain through integrated storefront e-commerce, shipping, and electronic data interchange (EDI). Starting in July, customers can take advantage of complete integration between logicbroker®, a complete cloud-based e-commerce platform for automation and integration, and Exact’s cloud-based business software (Exact Online), to keep track of orders from start to finish.
In a recent Forbes.com article, former Gartner analyst and founder of Supply Chain Insights, Lora Cecere, wrote that “Today, supply chain outsourcing is a reality. Companies are dependent on each other. The flows are more intertwined than ever before. In a recent study, 90% of manufacturing companies report having some level of outsourcing. Thirty percent outsource 40% or more of their manufacturing. Logistics levels of outsourcing are higher than manufacturing. Fifty-five percent outsource at least 40% of their logistics on a volume basis.”
“Countless industry research points towards something that small businesses already know: ‘Made in America’ now means greater inter-business collaboration,” said Steve Leavitt, GM of U.S. Cloud Solutions at Exact. “By integrating powerful e-commerce and storefront capabilities, shipping and EDI, businesses can drastically improve their supply chain visibility. Together with Logicbroker, we’re making it possible for customers to expand their footprint and revenue without sacrificing visibility.”
The partnership integrates catalog information, inventory information, order information and shipping information, connecting Exact Online to e-commerce storefronts and EDI trading partners. Logicbroker extends the Magento e-commerce capability to Exact Online and QuickBooks so that the logical sequence that takes place after an online order is placed – from drop-shipping at the warehouse to invoicing and restocking – takes place automatically across all related systems. Integration through EDI eliminates the need for manual data entry, which accelerates order fulfillment and updates catalog, inventory, order and shipping information in real-time. This dramatically improves business visibility, enabling businesses to make smarter decisions on the fly that drive higher margins and new growth.
“By partnering with Exact we can give clients the deep integrations they need to effectively run their businesses,” said Peyman Zamani, CEO at Logicbroker. “Our products work in tandem to streamline the supply chain and eliminate time consuming manual touches.”
Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production and inventory management, logistics and CRM. The software replaces disparate systems and manual processes, giving business owners a 360-degree view of their business. The software integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop, bridging the gap between common manufacturing and wholesale distribution tasks and traditional accounting functions.
Exact Online is a product of Exact, a global company with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and wholesale software, serving 100,000 customers worldwide and 10,000 in the U.S. Small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the U.S. can access a free trial of Exact Online software at http://www.exactonline.com/pricing/trial.
Exact is your trusted advisor and a leading provider of business solutions for small- to medium-sized (SMB) manufacturing and distribution companies. Since 1984, Exact has been serving SMBs with information technology to launch and grow their businesses. As a global solution provider with more than 1,800 employees worldwide, Exact helps 100,000 local and international companies run their business every day. Exact is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands and has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. The company’s revenues in 2012 amounted to €217.1 million. In the U.S., Exact's business unit, Cloud Solutions, is headquartered in Newton, MA.
Exact Online (www.exactonline.com) offers the advantage of flexible cloud delivery to enable customers to quickly and cost-effectively streamline time-consuming tasks such as logistics, CRM, production and inventory management, so business owners can focus on growing their businesses. The platform, available via affordable monthly subscription, integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks.