Distribution Strategy Group Webinar - The ROI of Cloud ERP

Getting the Most from Cloud ERP: New Capabilities and a Strong ROI
When: Wednesday, October 27, 9 am PT / Noon ET

Join us on Oct. 27 as we bring back Barb Zimmerman, Managing Director at ITDirections, for an encore presentation about cloud ERP. Barb will share her expertise on how distributors can use the capabilities of cloud ERP to run better, more profitable companies. She’ll explain how focusing on specific financial drivers can deliver a high ROI on moving to the cloud – and define some of the hard-to-measure benefits, as well.

You’ll learn:

  • How to quantify financial benefits from revenue growth, improved productivity, better quality and performance and reduced capital requirements
  • Unique-to-cloud advantages such as seamless integration into third-party applications, the ability to leverage AI tools, and a permanent, dramatic reduction in technical debt
  • The difference between single-tenant and multi-tenant cloud ERP
  • Key findings from our recent survey of 248 distribution executives about ERPs, including their views on cloud ERP

ITDirections specializes in helping executives transform their businesses with expert, unbiased technology expertise and advice. Barb has consulted for more than 120 companies – join us for this webinar and you can learn some of her most compelling insights for free.

About Our Featured Speaker:

Barb Zimmerman HeadshotBarb Zimmerman

Managing Partner, ITDirections

Barb Zimmerman is Managing Partner of ITDirections. She is a recognized leader in evaluating application software and negotiating IT contracts, Barb has a passion for aligning corporate and vendor expectations for mutual success. She has more than 20 years of consulting experience with over 120 companies.

About Our Hosts:

Robert Kelley,


Robert Kelley has had an extensive career with high-growth companies from venture-capital backed high-technology startups to large public corporations. He has been the founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and VP Engineering for Pyramid Technology — one of the leading computer manufacturers now part of Fujitsu Siemens, Decisionism — an early data warehousing and business analytics companies acquired by Broadbase/Kana, and Crosswalk, Inc. and early high-performance grid storage vendor, as well as VP Strategic Marketing.

At Distribution Strategy Group, Rob creates quantitative analytics models and software applications used for pricing optimization, economic value models, competitive analysis, customer profiles and market segmentation. Rob has been a leader in developing and applying new technologies to a wide variety of business problems including supply chain, customer care, and decision support, and across multiple industries including telecommunications, media, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. In addition to technology, engineering and marketing roles, Rob is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has worked in mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and regulatory valuations.

Ian G. Heller

Founder & Senior Partner

Ian Heller is Founder & Senior Partner at Distribution Strategy Group, and has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry. He has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors.

Thank you to our Sponsor:

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