ERP by Sourceware

Why we are so different?

New Technology

  • Browser Based – LAMP Technology – Use Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Mobile Ready – works with any mobile device – use responsive design
  • Eliminate 3rd Party License Fees – LAMP Technology provided without traditional License fees. i.e. Microsoft, IBM, etc.
  • Linux Server – can be on premise or hosted – client owns and controls its’ data
  • Integrated Report Generator and Sales Analytics (Web Query) – No need for Mits, Phocas, etc.
  • All Code Developed and Written in America
  • 30 Years of Distribution Experience – Replaced Infor/ Epicor, etc. * – e.g., ARRAY, Acclaim, Shims, DDI
  • Open Database – MySQL – Open vs. License Proprietary, i.e. IBM, Microsoft
  • Scales well – Clients from 5 Users with one location to 120 User over 13 locations

Everything Under One Roof

  • Integrated Delivery / Signature Capture – No Third Part products are required.
  • Integrated CRM – Lead tracking and follow-up, internal Task management
  • Integrated Business Intelligence – No need for Mits, Phocas, etc.
  • Integrated e-Commerce – Fully integrated to ERP database using Word Press for Company Content
  • Integrated Document Handling – Integrated document email and fax processing included in the base system

Additional Feature/Functionality

  • Cut Wire Control – Ability to stock and select wire lengths from reels for sales orders
  • Truck Routing – Truck Routing based on Ship via and zip codes for routes
  • Live google Address Mapping – Address links allow on-line access to Google maps
  • Catalog and Flyer Builder – Builds multi-item pdf style catalogs and item flyers
  • Multi-layered Sales Commission – Included as part of base system
  • Integrated PCI Complaint CC System – Integration with Paytrace using the json model. Allows for storing credit cards
  • Integrated Service Module – Fully integrated Field Service module

Our Experience

30 years in Business & 100’s of man- years of Distribution Experience

DTG will remain the most trusted solution for delivering “open” supply chain technology solutions to Distributors.  We believe that Technology is a tool that should leverage the power inherent in our client’s business – their people, processes and data.

In order to do this, we use, understanding, simplicity and independence.  These values are woven into our business practices, software and application designs.

SourceWare ERP for Distribution – We understand your business

  • SourceWare ERP technical support combined with DTG industry knowledge
  • Fully integrated system including e-Commerce, Warehouse management, Deliveries, BI
  • Maintenance & support fees decrease annually saving distributor thousands of  $$ per year

Feature Functionality

  • Order Servicing -connect with your customer seamlessly via tablets and smart phones.
  • Sales Order visibility – allows your customers to place or check orders anywhere, anytime.
  • Field level privileges to protect sensitive cost information
  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Cost Plus pricing based on Vendor cost
  • Purchasing and Inventory Management including Non-Stock and Lot Billing
  • Special Pricing Agreements (SPA’s) and Manufacturer Rebates.
  • Fully Integrated CRM (third party in many systems).
  • Integrated External Vendor Catalog, e.g., Trade Service, IDEA, Custom Catalog, Industry Databases.
  • Integrate Trade Service Commodity Code levels into Item list
  • Define the Trade Service cost column used by each Vendor
  • Browse and search the full Trade Service catalog (Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial)
  • Manufacturer spec sheet and image are viewable from order entry
  • Manufacturer spec sheet and image links available on Quote, Sales Order Fully Featured Service Module with integrated accounting and inventory control for your mid-sized
  • contractor and commercial customers
  • Automatic update of catalog and converted Items
  • Robust Financial Management – Including Credit and collections module with drill down to detail
  • Integrated Signature Capture
  • One-click conversion from catalog to sellable Item including Vendor and pricing setup
  • Option to convert to new sellable Item or to setup as additional sourcing for existing item (to support “Big Bin”)
  • Define “parent” relationships between Vendors to consolidate sourcing and payables
  • Import custom Price Sheets with distributor specific (net) pricing
  • Catalog, Item, and Item Alias search by Customer, Number, and Description
  • Industry Standard Margin Calculation
  • Ability to re-price one or many order lines with a targeted margin
  • Ability to select “Customer Favorite Items” based on history and add to order
  • Markups defined by Customer Type, Customer, Product Category and Item
  • Ability to issue available inventory and ship from sales order entry window
  • Ability to print shipping and acknowledgement forms from shipping window
  • Sales Commissions reporting based on gross margin
  • Lost Sales reporting
  • EDI capability

Optional Modules (third party with many software providers)

  • Fully Integrated Warehouse Management System
  • Fully Integrated B2B/B2C ecommerce
  • Fully Integrated Business Intelligence

Open Architecture

LAMP (Open Software Architecture)

The acronym LAMP refers to a solution stack of software, usually free and open source software, used to run dynamic Web sites or servers. The original expansion is as follows:

  • Linux, referring to the operating system
  • Apache, the Web server
  • My SQL, the database management system (or database server)
  • P (one of several scripting languages: Perl, PHP or Python. )
  • The combination of these technologies is used primarily to define a web server infrastructure, define a programming paradigm of developing software, and establish a software distribution package.

Though the originators of these open source programs did not design them all to work specifically with each other, the combination has become popular because of its low acquisition cost and because of the ubiquity of its components (which come bundled with most current Linux distributions). When used in combination they represent a solution stack of technologies that support application servers.

  • Very low cost compared to other technologies
  • GNU public licensing
  • LAMP available as free software
  • Best for Web applications
  • LAMP has been proven faster, more flexible, and easier than any alternative

How does LAMP Work?

LAMP is singularly focused towards Web applications. The architecture is very straightforward, as illustrated in diagram below. Linux forwards HTTP connections to Apache, which serves static content directly from the Linux kernel. Dynamic pages are forwarded by Apache to PHP, which runs the PHP code to design the page. Database queries are sent to MySQL through PHP. Administration is commonly handled through phpMyAdmin, and every major enterprise management system can manage Apache and Linux.