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BizSlate

August 16, 2012 08:00 ET

BizSlate Launches ERP in the Cloud for the Non-Tech SMB

Beta Release of Cloud-Based ERP Service Cuts Order Processing Time by 90 Percent, Offering Huge Savings

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - BizSlate Inc. today announced the beta release of its innovative Software-as-a-Service supply chain solution that empowers small and mid-sized companies to compete on the global stage. BizSlate ERP comes with a host of features that cut order processing time by up to 90 percent and let wholesale and distribution companies monitor and quickly diagnose operational issues at a fraction of the cost of conventional enterprise-resource-planning solutions.

Additionally, BizSlate offers powerful supply chain tools that drastically reduce the cost of inventory, while improving shipping timing and accuracy. Key BizSlate advantages include:

  • Full-featured enterprise capabilities at a fraction of the cost
  • Customer, vendor, product, and multiple warehouse management tools
  • Web 2.0 interface for SMB users -- no old school accounting interface
  • Short learning curve vs. complexity of SAP, NetSuite, and other ERP solutions
  • Real-time, on-the-fly performance
  • Remote access via laptops and tablets
  • Order management from the trade show floor with product scanning
  • Real-time available inventory that eliminates stacks of paper orders
  • Quick creation of product SKUs with automatic UPC assignment
  • Built-in automation and multiple object editing
  • QuickBooks integration enables small accounting and bookkeeping departments to leave accounting untouched
  • Amazon Web Services security and reliability

"As my company continued to grow, it became apparent that we needed a better way to share information between our independent sales reps, our inside sales department, accounting, manufacturing, and shipping," said Debbie Swanson, president of www.AbrasiveResource.com, an industrial distributor of sanding belts, discs, and specialty abrasives. "The options offered by 'mainstream' solutions were quite frustrating. Salesforce.com, for example, didn't allow me to integrate in the cloud with the accounting, manufacturing, and shipping departments, and NetSuite was apparently geared to much larger companies than mine, they did not seem interested in helping me. They would not even allow me to have a free trial period, they threw me an unrealistic price quote for my small business, and I was told that I couldn't import my database history -- I basically needed to start over and run two systems side by side -- ugh!"

"I was about to throw in the towel," Swanson continued, "when I read about BizSlate and decided to give them a try. Their SaaS product is well designed, the pricing is good, and best of all -- their customer service is first rate. BizSlate always answers our questions, troubleshoots our problems, listens to feature suggestions, and points out ways that their services can help grow our company."

Josh Diament, VP of sales at Stortz & Associates Inc., Canada's leading importer and distributor of eco-friendly toys, said, "After reviewing demonstrations and pricing for SAP Business One, NetSuite, Sage, Accpac, Microsoft Dynamics, and Epicor, what sold me on BizSlate is its completely different approach to managing core distribution concerns such as inventory, order management, and logistics. From what I have seen so far, BizSlate has a deep understanding of the distribution business, and I expect the innovation down the road will be second to none. Its software-as-a-service approach means I don't have to deploy consultants, and purchase and manage hardware."

"BizSlate enables small and mid-size companies to effectively compete on the global stage," said Marc Kalman, BizSlate founder and CEO. "Until now, they have been at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis large enterprises, as sophisticated ERP efficiencies have been well beyond their means. Our core principle is to engage our users in the design process -- the BizSlate beta already incorporates operational feedback from 17 alpha-testing companies."

Ready for immediate deployment
The cloud based beta is immediately available as a 10 day free trial at www.bizslate.com/try. To access the beta, users must agree to a minimum one year production contract. On the eleventh day users are expected to leave a 50% deposit for their first year production fees. Once the production of BizSlate is announced the 1 year contract commences. As an added bonus, users will have a 40% lifetime discount and have the option to join our customer steering committee.

About BizSlate
The BizSlate Software-as-a-Service supply chain solution empowers small and mid-sized companies to compete on the global stage. BizSlate significantly reduces the cost of inventory, improves shipping timing and accuracy, and provides the monitoring and diagnosis of operational issues at a fraction of the cost of conventional enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. To learn more about BizSlate, please visit www.bizslate.com or call 855-Biz-Slate.

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