supply chain management trends 2016

Supply Chain Management Buyer Report – 2016

Every year Software Advice speaks with hundreds of supply chain professionals from a variety of industries who are seeking to implement new software for their business. These interactions give us considerable insight into the broader trends in supply chain management (SCM), as well as the common issues many businesses face. We analyzed 200 of these […]


future of supply chain management

What’s the Future of Supply Chain Management?

Do you remember the old episodes of The Jetsons, where one of the characters would order something on their proto-computer, and in an instant, a package would be delivered via tube to their home? That’s the dream—for consumers and supply chain professionals alike. And that dream is not too far off: Amazon, for example, offers […]


IoT for fleet management

Fleet Management and The Internet of Things: What You Need to Know

The internet of things (IoT) is not the future—it is now. And, of all the industries seeking to harness the power of internet connected sensors and devices, logistics and transportation are perhaps seeing the clearest and most immediate benefits to deploying this technology in their fleets. It’s not just big companies that are utilizing IoT […]


Brexit impact on SMB supply chain

What Brexit Means for Small Business Supply Chains

In June, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Now that the initial shock over Brexit or, “British exit,” has subsided, practically every business (large and small) that trades with the UK is asking: What happens next?   Without going into a boring diatribe over the complexities of British nationalism […]


ERP vs. supply chain management

How Do ERP Systems’ Supply Chain Management Offerings Stack Up?

Supply chain management has always been a critical component of the modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Rapid globalization and competitive pressures during the 1990s and 2000s spurred the development of more and more advanced supply chain application packages included in ERP systems. While ERP systems were traditionally designed for large corporations, vendors started heavily […]


What Microsoft’s LinkedIn Acquisition Means for Dynamics

Whenever a company makes a $26 billion acquisition, you can be sure that legions of armchair CEOs will emerge from their troll caves to explain what a terrible idea it is. Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn is no exception. According to the New York Times, it will make you hate Microsoft Word. Fortune offers “proof” […]


supply chain visibility software for smbs

Supply Chain Visibility Software: What SMBs Need to Know

If you have ever ordered a pizza online from Domino’s, then you understand supply chain visibility. It’s a basic concept: From the time the order is placed until a high school kid shows up to your door with dinner in hand, you’re able to see what is happening in real time via an online tracker. […]


supply chain analytics trends

Supply Chain Analytics Trends: The Internet of Things and More

Have you noticed how rare it is these days for a retail store to have empty shelves and tons of different items out of stock or on backorder? “Empty shelves” (both literal and figurative) mean lost opportunities for businesses. So it’s unsurprising that in the past couple of decades, businesses of all sizes have started […]


fleet management trends

6 Ideas Revolutionizing Trucking and Fleet Management Technology

The semi-truck is the thankless warrior that keeps the engine of the economy running. Under the hood, however, a quiet technological revolution is underway that is dramatically transforming the trucking industry—and by extension every industry that relies on it to move their goods from point A to point B. At Software Advice, we’re always keeping […]


Salesforce ERP Integrations: Forget Your ERP’s Old CRM

If you look up “Salesforce” in the dictionary, its synonym might as well be “CRM.” A key industry player for over a decade, Salesforce now controls well over half the market for customer relationship management (CRM) software. What differentiates Salesforce from its competitors? It was one of the first enterprise software vendors to provide a […]