SDS4 Distribution software


SDS4 is a distribution software solution targeting small to medium-sized businesses in the industrial machinery and equipment and electronic component and semiconductor industries. It is available both in the cloud and as an on-premise deployment.

This solution has functionalities for both enterprise relationship planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). Applications for purchasing, accounting, inventory management and warehouse control are also included.

In SDS4’s purchasing application, users create and source parts for purchase orders and back orders. Purchase orders can either be set up to generate automatically, or users can manually enter them.

In SDS4, users can create invoices, receive payments, manage multiple bank accounts and award commissions to sales teams. With the system's CRM capabilities, automated emails including important documentation can be sent to the clients. SDS4 Distribution features customizable dashboards that allow users to choose what information they want to see on each screen.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Kevin from Vectronix

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    Amazing product at an affordable rate

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    better tracking of sales, purchasing, accounting and every other business need for small businesses

    Cons

    that I had to wait 17 years to find it, I was using another program that didn't do nearly as much for way more money

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • John from Summon Electronics

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    January 2018

    Best Software I have ever used. User friendly, tons of applications, customizable and great support.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    He is one hard worker. he has gone out of his way to make sure my software install has gone perfectly. He spent 10 plus hours making sure things have gone right with my software install and also gave me tons of tips on how to generate business. Super happy with SDS commitment to my company, which Ben played a huge role in.

    Pros

    Overall Satisfaction is Excellent. the support team at SDS have been going above and beyond to walk me through every step in transitioning to SDS4. Pleased with the price. Though, only practice was in training, still- Software is particularly user-friendly. Agent stayed on the phone for training until 8:00 PM during my acquainting of SDS. Can tell he is really a great guy. I have and will continue to recommend Superior Development Systems (SDS) and SDS4 to all colleagues.

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  • Nathalie from Hyper IC Florida Inc

    Specialty: Electrical supplies

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    July 2017

    Best Software on the Market

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Couldn't be any better. and I like the way you can email your professional quotes directly from SDS4 thank you for all the support

    Pros

    Anyone can use it.. Keeps all your customer's information together in one place , Couldn't work without it..

    Cons

    You can quote, invoice, create purchase order and do so much more that you can imagine. you can save all the notes on a click of a bottom. review your quote each day so you never forget any of your customers..

  • Peter from VC Displays

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2017

    The preeminent CRM software for electronic distributors

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I have used the other software out there and its no where near as quick or reliable. Off the shelf it suits our industry quite well but the team was able to tailor it specifically to our needs. Possibly the most integral tool I rely on daily to turn a profit, brokering is information driven so quick access to relevant data is key.

    Pros

    All

    Cons

    None

  • Chad from Empire USA

    Specialty: Electrical supplies

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Simple and Effecient

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Since switching to SDS over two years ago we have saved so much time on little things. Our company is in a better place today because of SDS.

    Pros

    The ability to look for parts and see where we got them from and from who at what cost right at our fingers makes this software worth every penny.

    Cons

    We have nothing negative to say about SDS. The tech support system is always available and we love the interface.

  • Kyle from Luxe Electronics, Inc

    Specialty: Electrical supplies

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    Game Changer

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I recommend this system to everyone. It has been a game changer for my business.

    Pros

    Very user friendly , easy to access everything , great customer service Larry and Dan are very easy going and very helpful

    Cons

    just learning a new system and flow of SDS4 was the only CON, but once you learn the flow of SDS4 it becomes very easy.

  • Kevin from Vectronix

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    SDS4 IS AMAZING

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I have been using SDS since 2007 and it has made every aspect of my job easier. Being a small business it is great to have 1 program do all you purchasing, quoting, inventory control, invoicing, and accounting. I can send invoices, sales confirmations, credit card payment request and all other documents thru SDS via email. It saves time and makes us look great to our customers. The staff at SDS are very helpful and get things done in a very timely manner.

    Pros

    The cost compared to similar products in the market.

    Cons

    I don't have enough time to work it better and increase my sales like I know it would.

  • KENNETH from ABLE ELECTRONICS INC

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2017

    Very easy to use

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    I would recommend this to everyone

    Pros

    Everything about it from purchasing to invoicing to emailing to accounting. This is one of the best software.

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong with this software. There is nothing wrong with this software.There is nothing wrong with this software.

  • TOM from EXPRESS ELECTRONICS LTD

    Specialty: Other goods

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2017

    Why can't all software be like this ?

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    This software fitted our company perfectly. It's easy to use and saves you so much time. SDS4 is easy on the eye and is a software programme you want to work with just by looking at it. Since using SDS4 we have seen an upturn is revenue, efficiency and a drastic decrease in RMA's and returns. We looked at countless software packages that were all "ok" but SDS4 blew us away from the very first demo. If you are looking for distribution software for the Electronics Industry look no further than SDS4.

    Pros

    Great to look at
    Quick order processing (1 click order processing)
    Gives managers control with easy access controls
    Authorisation order processing
    ISO ready
    Great value for money
    Easy to use
    Easy to learn
    Complete financial control
    Regular updates sometimes daily

  • Bjoern from Aegis Components Inc.

    Specialty: Electrical supplies

    September 2016

    Just awesome!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Where do I begin. After years of searching for the perfect ERP solution for my electronic component distribution business I finally came across SDS4 Distribution. I literally have been searching for a solution like this for years. We have tried 4 other solutions but SDS BY FAR exceeds all we have used - from functionality, to ease of use, to stability of the program - it's top notch. Unlike many other software solutions SDS4 Distribution is windows-based and has a similar feel to Outlook. It can easily be customized and it's processes are very easy to learn. I called my rep and he promptly took almost 3 hours (!) out of his day to demo the software. Support has been just awesome. After initial install a dedicated account rep is assigned to you for all requests. My rep constantly follows up to make sure all is running well. If you need assistance on the fly, contact one of their reps on Skype and your questions will be addressed immediately. We have been using SDS4 Distribution for the last 6 months and are absolutely thrilled with its capabilities!

    Cons

    Nothing. Wish I would have found SDS4 Distribution sooner!

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