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Sage 100 Advanced ERP
Packaging Specialties requires a hard-working,
full-featured ERP solution that provides core accounting and
distribution functionality while supporting specialized
reporting requirements and remote access.
For more than 20 years, Sage 100 ERP has been meeting the
growing needs of Packaging Specialties.
Robust sales analysis tools help the company refine its
forecasts and its product mix. Executive dashboards provide
a real-time look at vital business metrics. Powerful remote
access capabilities support mobile sales force.
Packaging Specialties requires a
hard-working, full-featured ERP solution that provides core accounting
and distribution functionality while supporting specialized reporting
requirements and remote access.
For more than 40 years, Packaging
Specialties has been providing retailers with creative and innovative
packaging supplies. From custom imprinted cotton bags to grocery totes,
bottle bags, and gift wrap, Packaging Specialties offers a complete line
of products, allowing retailers to build their brand and impress their
For more than 20 years, the company has
relied on a single business management solution, one that has expanded
its capacity and capabilities as Packaging Specialties has grown. That
solution is Sage 100 ERP.*
Stick With a Winner
"We have never seen a reason to switch from Sage,"
says Rob Perkin, IT manager for Packaging Specialties. "Out of the box,
Sage 100 ERP is a robust solution. And over the years its functionality
has grown as our business needs have become more sophisticated."
The company also has remained loyal to its Sage
Authorized Partner. "They understand our business and are very
responsive to our needs," Perkin says. "We found a partner who values
good service and combines that with a great deal of product expertise."
Technology That Works
The thin client/server technology behind Sage 100 ERP provides a
secure, stable, scalable, and fast platform to support the company’s
operations. One advantage of the technology is its strong support for
remote access. The company employs several out-of-state salespeople who
access the system remotely to enter orders, check stock levels, and
Packaging Specialties is a sales-driven company
that prides itself on its responsiveness to its customers’ needs. "The
order entry function is quick and intuitive," says Perkin. "We have all
the information we need to complete the order and respond to customer
questions. The customer’s history is available, so when they want to
order the same products as the last time, we can generate the order
The sales team at Packaging Specialties finds it
easy to generate reports and quick queries that help them stay on top of
sales trends. "They might pull a report showing their customers’ sales
for the month compared to last year or a query that shows which
customers haven’t made a purchase in a while," explains Perkin. "They
can use the list to contact these customers to bring the sales volume