Entries by nicholas@align.me

The Benefits of Integrated ERP with Ecommerce for B2B Businesses

Ecommerce has become a must–have in traditional business–to–consumer settings, as it’s nearly impossible to stay competitive without it. However, in wholesale & distribution and other B2B contexts, its value proposition has not always been as apparent. But with end–users’ rising expectations for convenience, affordability, and value, embracing digital transformation has become a vital driver of […]

Overcoming Hesitation from Employees When Transitioning to a New ERP

It’s in our nature to be hesitant about change, especially when it comes to the workplace, where functionality and automation are crucial to success. Workplaces require routine, and an organisation productivity depends on the ecosystem that is developed amongst its employees. As workplaces grow, their systems and technologies need to change to adapt. Having a […]

The 5 Factors Influencing Business Efficiency in FY 22/23

The beginning of a new financial year is a busy time for many businesses as they finish up the previous year, get all their books up-to-date, finalise invoices, do stocktake, purchase new equipment, and finalise a budget for the next twelve months. Unfortunately, it’s at this time of year that many businesses discover that they […]

Improving your internal processes for a more agile business 

After the last couple of years, we’ve learned that as business owners we can no longer expect a timeline for when we get back to normal – and this means that we can’t afford to be complacent.  These challenging times have also brought into view the internal inefficiencies that many businesses have – and unfortunately, […]

How to get rid of silos to boost productivity & cohesion

It’s often more cost-effective to keep a customer than to gain one – but this can be hard for businesses to do without having a cohesive and productive team. Businesses can often be held back by silos that are created due to communication barriers and gaps in processes that cloud visibility. For distribution businesses, it […]

Business learnings from another complicated year

As 2021 comes to an end, we’re reflecting on the ups and downs, as well as everything we learnt from yet another highly unpredictable year. Despite a strong and positive start, half of the Australian population went into an abrupt lockdown halfway through the year, and we’ve only recently emerged. But we emerge with new […]

Industry-Specific vs Generic ERP : The Right Fit For You

As your business grows and evolves, there comes a time for you to look for software that can streamline and automate your processes to allow you to have more control over your performance. Or you could already be using multiple pieces of software for different areas of your business but want to find an all-in-one […]

Is your wholesale & distribution company ready for B2B eCommerce?

In traditional business-to-consumer environments, the demand for eCommerce is obvious, being almost impossible to be competitive without it. In wholesale & distribution and other B2B environments, its use case has historically not been as clear. With growing end-user expectations; ease of experience, competitive pricing, and perceived value are crucial to unlocking success in today’s rapidly […]