"We chose Latitude because it's a very robust and flexible program that also supported our long-term roadmap which included implementation of carousels and other automated sytems. Support for future requirements was a key consideration and we're very pleased with our decision to go with PathGuide. We've found them to be true experts in warehouse practices -- they take the time to really understand our business at a level other vendors don't."
Roy Bragg, VP of Operations
E.B. Horsman & Son
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Why Choose a Standalone WMS?
Many ERP systems now include a "free" WMS with purchase. This might seem like a good idea initially (think of the savings, right?), but talk to users of these tack-on warehouse management solutions, and you'll find customers who are displeased with the lack of WMS features offered by ERP vendors. Some of these disgruntled customers turn to Latitude WMS, a full-featured warehouse management solution backed by stellar support and personalized engineering teams.
Here's why users of "built-in" WMS turn to Latitude Warehouse Management System.
1. ERP Systems Are Limited
Why invest in a WMS when your ERP already offers you some reports and tables, too? ERPs are great for the world of purchasing and sales, but warehouse management systems live in the physical world of receiving, storing, and shipping goods. A solid WMS functions as a set of checks and balances against your ERP, making sure that you always know what’s in your warehouse, exactly where it is, and who’s handling it – in real-time.
2. Hard to Change ERPs
When an ERP vendor creates a WMS "solution", that WMS is tied to their specific ERP. What happens when you want to change your ERP?
Seamless ERP Integration Latitude integrates with all major ERP platforms, including Activant, Oracle, SAP, JDE, Infor, Microsoft Dynamics and others, making WMS implementation a breeze. PathGuide's Latitude WMS not only works with all major ERP systems, but we also include free lifetime upgrades to the latest version of our software.
3. ERPs Aren't About Warehouses
ERP vendors are concerned with what ERPs do best - tracking sales and orders. They aren't necessarily as good at knowing how a warehouse should operate. They don't know the ins and outs of how a great warehouse needs to run. You need warehouse experts for that kind of detail.
Look to Latitude
Our Latitude WMS is a broad application with deep functionality, and it is backed by a team of dedicated support personnel and software engineers whose job it is to tailor our solution to meet your business needs. From warehouse consulting to advanced training, our people will ensure that your company is able to fully embrace Latitude WMS from day one.
Request a Demo, or call us today at 1.888.627.9797 to learn how Latitude WMS can help your distribution business succeed.