(PRWEB) January 4, 2005
Selecting new software for a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) is definitely a task that should rank 10 out of 10 for difficulty. In addition to all warehousing functions that a private warehouse needs, the 3PL also needs inventory ownership, 3PL billing, 3PL customer reporting, 3PL management reporting, and tremendous configuration options on a per customer basis. This new research report "Who's Who In 3PL WMS Software" makes the search much easier!
Ken Ackerman says "In this comprehensive workbook, all the steps are listed that a logistics service provider should take in considering the purchase of packaged software. Except for a brief presentation of insights and tips, as well as comparisons of installations and customer bases, nearly 90% of the text is devoted to profiles of providers of WMS software. As in previous books by the same author, this text offers a no nonsense approach to the task of selecting a vendor of warehouse management systems."
"... I can not overstate how useful this book is to helping weed through the myriad of software vendors and technical jargon. The book is so well laid out, that I was able to cut right to the chase and shave my initial list of software vendors from over a hundred down to seven! Hats off to IDII for a tremendous amount of effort and a job well done!" indicates Bruce Rose, President of Group Three Logistics
IDII has spent over a thousand hours on this report by investigating, calling, surveying, validating, obtaining missing information, and researching out these company's software solutions. In addition, IDII frequently evaluates warehousing software for our research & clients - therefore - IDII has added comments and criticisms about the software solutions into this research report. Leverage this independent research work to be successful in locating the right WMS for your 3PL, 4PL, or public warehousing operation.
Table of Contents:
Help for an Extremely Challenging Task
Insights & Tips
Chapter 1 - Solutions by Database
Chapter 2 - Operating Systems Supported
Chapter 3 - Key Field Size Comparison
Chapter 4 - Largest 3PL Customer Base
Chapter 5 - Total Installation Comparisons
Chapter 6 - Target Prospective Customer
Chapter 7 - Software Solution Profiles
Appendix A - EDI Transactions in Warehousing & Transportation
Appendix B - Glossary of Terminology& Abbreviations
This research report, ÂWho's Who in 3PL WMS SoftwareÂ, covers the following areas:
Largest 3PL Customer Installation Comparison
Concurrent User Sizing Comparison
Total Installation Comparison
Target Customer Analysis Comparisons
Software Solution Profiles on 28 Software Products
Company Background, Key Personnel, & History
Product Background, Functionality, Languages, Operating Systems, Databases, 3PL Functionality, Customer Installations
IDII Comments about the Product
Operating System Comparisons
Key Field Size Comparisons
Insights into Software Selection
Selection Strategy Methods
Included are many comparative tables to educate the reader, such as Key Field Size Comparison Table. Color highlighting is utilized to aware the reader of a key field that is to small - E.G., Part number field size is 15 characters or less - would be displayed with a yellow warning background color. Company & product profiles span approximately 300 pages - so one can be very informed on an individual software solution. A full sample software solution profile can be viewed at http://www.softeval.com.
"Who's Who in 3PL WMS Software" is 342 pages on 8.5 x 11 inch format. ISBN 0966934547. Publisher: IDII. Author: Philip Obal. Single printed copies are $495.95 USD. Available from IDII.com or Amazon.com. Company-wide license of this report in PDF format is available for $1995.00 USD from IDII.
See http://www.softeval.com for details on this report.
About Industrial Data & Information, Inc. (IDII)
Industrial Data & Information, Inc. is a research consulting company that assists companies in selecting and implementing software solutions. IDII is focused on the supply-chain and has expertise in software evaluation, selection, and implementation. IDII teaches classes & produces research reports on software related to the supply chain, which enables companies & consultants to spend less time searching for & researching solutions. IDII also consults to produce professional company based RFPs. For more information on IDII, visit our web site at http://www.idii.com, contact IDII at 918-464-2222 or e-mail at email@example.com.