We Are Central Data!

  • April 17, 2019
  • News

New Central Data logo installed April 2019 Out with the old, in with the new. In 1973, Central Data Systems was formed, today We Are Central Data! Over the past year we've started to empower our brand by dropping the word SYSTEMS from our company name. The word Systems means a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network. For most of our 40+ years, these systems encapsulated the core technology requirements of a…

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Welcome Kristen and Casey!

New faces on the Central Data team. Kristen Binge – Business Consultant (Accounting focus)Kristen is graduating from Davenport University in Grand Rapids with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. As business consultant, she will focus on GL/AR/AP and we are so excited to have Kristen join the team. A special shout out to Jan Zambelli for bringing Kristen’s resume forward! Casey Fitzgivens – Support Analyst (SX.e/CSD)Casey most recently spent eighteen months at Infor in their ICS group which for those that…

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Best Practices Inventory Management: May 14th – 16th

Early registration ends April 9th. Register today. Join Central Data and Grant W. Howard for this incredible opportunity that will help your company and team understand and implement "Best Practices Inventory Management". Increase profits, improve customer service, and support growth by learning more about inventory management and replenishment at this Best Practices Seminar hosted by Grant W. Howard Company and co-sponsored by Infor. During the three day seminar, we will review and discuss "Best Practices" inventory management and give attendees…

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TUG Connects 2019: Conference Recap

Central Data = Change Agents TUG Connects is always the largest annual event for Central Data and 2019 in Orlando did not disappoint. This annual client appreciation event brought our clients and valued partner sponsors together to discuss common business challenges but more importantly, gives everyone a chance to let loose and have some fun! If you didn't know, the theme for TUG Connects this year was “Become an Agent of Change” and our onsite team representing all parts of…

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TUG Connects 2019: Central Data Guide

From March 13th -16th, Central Data will be returning to TUG Connects in Orlando. This annual user conference for Infor SX.e,  Infor FACTS and Cloud Suite Distribution customers is an annual "must attend" event for operational leaders at distribution companies. This years event is packed with informative sessions, demonstrations and keynote presentations featuring Charles Phillips, Peter Sheahan and Jacqueline Woods. The official TUG Connects 2019 agenda can be viewed here and don't forget to visit our booth at the Distribution…

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Economic Nexus & the Future of Sales Tax

The Impact of the South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. Ruling On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc., granting the state authority to impose sales tax obligations on out-of-state transactions. Since then, economic nexus laws have been adopted by several states which could create more challenges for remote sellers. We brought in our partners at Avalara to share: What the ruling is and how it has affected future…

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Central Data Acquires Lowery Systems in St. Louis

We have exciting news! We recently completed our acquisition of Lowery Systems, Inc. (LSi). Providing a complementary suite of services to Central Data’s current offering, St. Louis-based LSi will increase our customer base by 30 percent and bring a host of new opportunities to our existing clients. As you know, Central Data provides end-to-end technology solutions to help wholesale distributors of all sizes and industries increase productivity, improve profitability and drive growth. Our services and products include consulting, ERP software…

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When evaluating new ERP, the partner is as important as the software!!!

  • March 22, 2018
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When evaluating new ERP, the partner is as important as the software!!! Embarking on an ERP evaluation includes embarking on a partner selection as well. The process of evaluating an ERP can seem overwhelming and confusing. Where do you start? What do you look for? ERP buyers typically know the “usual suspects” and know what, they need to evaluate in terms of functionality. Buyers may also speak to their colleagues and competitors, attend industry events and typically have a short…

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Navigating ERP Selection and Implementation: A 5-Step Process

  • March 12, 2018
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The benefits of ERP are well-known – improved customer service, streamlined operations, competitive advantage, business growth, etc. However, selecting the wrong system or a poor implementation can set your company’s progress back by years. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system selection and implementation are two of the most important things a company has to “get right”. For distribution management, a successful ERP implementation can help you: Improve customer satisfaction while minimizing cost Reduce order times Know your true costs Know where…

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