New "Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers" Book

Aug. 18, 2004
Finding the best software is the author's goal in "Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers". This is a NEW research & training publication

Finding the best software is the author's goal in "Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers". This is a NEW research & training publication by Philip Obal that covers warehouse management software. Ken Ackerman, an expert in warehousing, declares "For those considering the purchase, or upgrade, of warehouse software, this research report is worth its weight in gold.".

Intended for those who are searching for warehousing software, also known as Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The author purposely conveys detailed consulting & integrator knowledge to rapidly raise your knowledge level which will result in better understanding, questions, process re-engineering, and implementations.

Both WMS and ERP providers are now providing warehouse software - How can you tell which one is better? Even between the best-of-breed WMS solutions - Telling the "key differences" is a challenge. This publication enables & empowers you to know the differences to look for!

“Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers” covers base functionality to expect, common software differences, functionality deficiencies, comparative WMS vs ERP analysis, project success tips, request for proposal building, and 7 Steps for the software selection process. A thorough list of warehouse software companies is included, which includes their website and email address.

Included are many diagrams, tables, and alerts to educate the reader. Alerts are designated in red with a flag throughout chapters 2 and 3. Most diagrams and tables are in color - to help comprehend the information. By following the advice in this book, one will save considerable effort, time, & money.

This publication contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1 - Expected Base Line Functionality
Chapter 2 - Warehouse Software Differences
Chapter 3 - Common Software Deficiencies
Chapter 4 - WMS Strengths Vs. ERP
Chapter 5 - What Details to Put Into a RFP or RFI
Appendix A - Warehouse Software Solution Listing
Appendix B - Related Software Products

Art Liebeskind, President of Howard Way Associates, indicates "the use of this book will materially aid the potential purchaser of a warehouse management system avoid mistakes and get what is needed for successful implementation in his or her organization."

"Selecting Warehouse Software from WMS & ERP Providers" is 168 pages on 8.5 x 11 inch format. ISBN 0966934555. Publisher: IDII. Author: Philip Obal. Single copies are $149.95 USD and multi-copy discounts are available. Publication begins shipping on August 26th.

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About Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)

Industrial Data & Information, Inc. is a research consulting company that assists companies in selecting and implementing software solutions. IDII is focused on the supply-chain and has expertise in software evaluation, selection, and implementation. IDII teaches classes & produces research reports on software related to the supply chain, which enables companies & consultants to spend less time searching for & researching solutions. IDII also consults to produce professional company based RFPs. For more information on IDII, visit our web site at, contact IDII at 918-464-2222 or e-mail at [email protected].