E-biz http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7376/more en AmazonSupply: Threat or Partner? http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner <div class="field-deck"> Is AmazonSupply the real deal or is the online giant not really ready for prime time in the electrical market? This article will help you decide. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AmazonSupply will eventually take a percentage of electrical industry sales. It’s just a question of how much and when. But not all customers will flock to AmazonSupply just because it exists. In the end, it may very well depend on what type of products they want to buy and what type of service they expect from a supplier of electrical products, whether it be a traditional electrical distributor or an online vendor like AmazonSupply. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/amazonsupply-threat-or-partner#comments E-biz Management AmazonSupply disruptors Gold Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:53:00 +0000 20081 at http://ewweb.com <p>AmazonSupply or Traditional Distributors: Where will he buy his electrical products in the future?</p> ©iStock.com/kali9 Better Branches Make Better Brands http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands <div class="field-deck"> To build and maintain brand equity, you need to create consistent performance across all of your branches. These articles will help you do that. Part 1 of a series. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To build and maintain brand equity, you need to create consistent performance across all of your branches. These articles will help you do that. Part 1 of a series.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/better-branches-make-better-brands#comments E-biz Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:21:00 +0000 18521 at http://ewweb.com Stockbyte/Thinkstock Priorities for ERP Security http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security <div class="field-deck"> With the proliferation of devices and the pressure to give customers expanded access online, the threats to your data multiply but the top priorities remain the same. Here are your ten best moves to protect your “crown jewels.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In talking to some of the electrical industry’s technology people about how changing data security threats and the proliferation of mobile devices affect distributor data security, what may be most surprising is how little the priorities have actually changed. Gathered from those conversations, here are some guidelines for addressing the key vulnerabilities, new and old.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/priorities-erp-security#comments E-biz Gold Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:51:00 +0000 18511 at http://ewweb.com <p>ERP system security is not as simple as putting a padlock on your keyboard, but direct access to the physical hardware is still the number-one threat to your company&#39;s business system.</p> Photo: Pogonici/iStock/Thinkstock Battling the Bigs: Online giants move into the electrical distributor's space http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space <div class="field-deck"> Don’t lose sleep worrying about the rising threat from online sellers such as AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers. Prepare for it the way any underdog would prepare the night before a big game against a ranked opponent. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers are not going to put electrical distributors out of business, or not many of them, anyway. Some distributors will suffer — mostly those who stake their business on a niche that can be served from afar and refuse to adapt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/management/battling-bigs-online-giants-move-electrical-distributors-space#comments E-biz Management Gold Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:38:00 +0000 14261 at http://ewweb.com Finding the Fast Track http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track <div class="field-deck"> A new customer-experience team at Schneider Electric is taking some risks and pushing the speed to develop new quote-building software for its customers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new customer-experience team at Schneider Electric is taking some risks and pushing the speed to develop new quote-building software for its customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/finding-fast-track#comments E-biz Silver Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:13:00 +0000 12691 at http://ewweb.com <p>Before launching its new QuoteFAST software early next year, Schneider Electric asked its customers and distributors to test drive the program.</p> Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric Crescent Electric launches B2B website http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website <div class="field-deck"> E-commerce website features over 200,000 products, robust search capabilities, local inventory, local delivery, shopping lists and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crescent's new e-commerce website features over 200,000 products, robust search capabilities, local inventory, local delivery, shopping lists and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/crescent-electric-launches-b2b-website#comments E-biz Silver Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:26:00 +0000 11381 at http://ewweb.com The Standards Bearers http://ewweb.com/e-biz/standards-bearers <div class="field-deck"> The people who volunteer their time to develop and refine the electrical industry’s product data standards are a special breed, like a family, and they’re always looking to expand the clan. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The electrical industry&rsquo;s rolling cache of structured product data, the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), is a monumental piece of work that&rsquo;s been built and expanded over more than a decade.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/standards-bearers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/standards-bearers#comments E-biz Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 9941 at http://ewweb.com WinWholesale launches app http://ewweb.com/e-biz/winwholesale-launches-app <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2013/08/WinWholesale-app-vertical-LR150.jpg" style="margin: 7px; width: 150px; height: 226px; float: left;" />WinWholesale Inc., Dayton, Ohio, &nbsp;has launched its first mobile application for use with smartphones and tablets. Users can find a WinWholesale location, request quotes, use electrical calculators, and link to company information. &nbsp;&nbsp;The application is available on the iTunes App Store for iPhones and iPads, and on the Google Play Store for Android devices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/winwholesale-launches-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/winwholesale-launches-app#comments E-biz Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:44:00 +0000 9821 at http://ewweb.com RepFiles PC Now Available http://ewweb.com/e-biz/repfiles-pc-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><p> <a href="http://www.repfiles.net/"><img alt="" src="/site-files/ewweb.com/files/uploads/2013/07/repfileslogo.jpg" style="margin: 5px; width: 300px; height: 98px; float: left;" />RepFiles</a> has launched the newest component to its mobile application: RepFiles PC. RepFiles PC gives users the ability to sync RepFiles content to a desktop or laptop computer with just a few clicks of a mouse. Outside and inside salespeople now have access to the most updated sales and marketing collateral when they need it -- connected or not.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/e-biz/repfiles-pc-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/e-biz/repfiles-pc-now-available#comments E-biz Marketing Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:57:00 +0000 9681 at http://ewweb.com Trimble Buys Trade Service to Build Out Estimating, Project Management Software http://ewweb.com/news-watch/trimble-buys-trade-service-build-out-estimating-project-management-software <div class="field-deck"> Trimble's ownership of electrical contractor estimating software platform Accubid makes its addition of Trade Service all the more interesting. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trade Service Co., San Diego, has been acquired by Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., a big name in project management software, estimating systems and related tools for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news-watch/trimble-buys-trade-service-build-out-estimating-project-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news-watch/trimble-buys-trade-service-build-out-estimating-project-management-software#comments E-biz Mergers & Acquisitions News Watch Silver Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:30:00 +0000 12961 at http://ewweb.com