Introducing xkzero Digest

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Today, we launch the xkzero Digest, a periodic electronic publication designed to keep you informed of industry topics, technical updates and product and event announcements related to mobile technology for Sage ERP systems. In addition, we’ll write about custom development-related subjects, and provide information that helps inspire you to apply the best technology, at the right time, for you and your clients.

Focus: What You Want to Know

While we already have many topics and articles we’re excited to share with you, we also invite you to let us know about subjects of interest to ensure that we continue to focus on things that matter most to you.

We’re at a Technology Crossroads

As we embark on 2015, the world of ERP and accounting software systems is without a doubt at a crossroads. The world of business management systems into which many of us

Team xkzero is focused and ready!

Team xkzero is focused and ready!

entered 20 or 30 years ago—where a single consultant would sell and install the system, perhaps even set up the server as well as conduct the set-up and training—becomes more of a faint memory with each passing year.

Conversely, in today’s specialized business world, those who create the most value concentrate on a particular specialty. At xkzero, we have that kind of clear focus—it’s all about mobile ERP—and it’s our wish that this dedication benefits each and every one of you.

Pushing Boundaries and Yielding Rewards

These days, the businesses that push boundaries with technology reap the greatest rewards. Whether your clients use Sage ERP X3, Sage 100 ERP and/or Sage 500 ERP, we think xkzero can help you create new revenue streams, not to mention customer satisfaction and loyalty.

xkzero Digest Content

Our first issue of xkzero Digest introduces our new director of technical services, Alnoor Cassim, and also includes a guide to help you install and set up GetX Search so you can win more new customers and delight existing ones.

All the best for a great 2015!

Paul

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Bar Code Scanning Can Be A Royal Pain

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Implementing bar code scanning can be a royal pain. It doesn’t have to be, though.

With iSales 100 Enterprise Edition, we made the process of implementing bar code scanning easy as pie.

  1. Purchase Linea Pro scanners by Infinite Peripherals. These devices can be purchased from a multitude of different sources on the web, including an active used market. At the time of purchase, please consult with us to confirm current recommended devices.
  2. Charge the device and attach it to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
  3. Start an order in iSales 100.
  4. Scan merchandise.

Is it really that simple? Yes! Here’s a brief video where I show you how to do this:

How did xkzero make this so simple? We partnered with the finest quality maker of point-of-sale (POS) and point-of-presence (POP) devices in the world to integrate a bulletproof solution into iSales 100 designed to work correctly every time from the first plug-in.

By only working with the best partners, we’re able to keep our commitment to deliver applications that are not only flexible and powerful, but provide the reliability you need for peace of mind.

xkzero believes that people perform best when they are confident, informed, and have a high level of trust in the tools they use. Our solutions are designed for the best possible user experience, engineered in a flexible way to accommodate the needs of each individual. They are also adaptable to the precise business rules that can vary industry by industry, company by company.

If you would like to see how xkzero can help you discover a whole new dimension of selling, operations and business intelligence, we’d love to hear from you.

Call us at 847-416-2009 or email us at info@xkzero.com.

Four Reasons to Visit xkzero at Sage Summit 2014

We are particularly excited about Sage Summit this year. We have a few new things to show you, so come on by booth #414. A lot of hard work goes into developing amazing apps and integrations for Sage ERP systems, so it’s great when we are able to get them in front of ERP users and Sage Software VARs. So, with that in mind, I’d like point out four reasons you should visit xkzero at Sage Summit (booth #414) this year:

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Still frame from our xkzero Mobile Commerce video

One:

You may have heard this, but we launched xkzero Mobile Commerce last month at Interbev 2014. It’s an incredible new iPhone app that makes DSD, distribution and information gathering (competitive, operational, or otherwise strategic) super easy. While it was designed for Sage ERP X3, its flexible framework allows it to work with other ERP systems just as seamlessly. It’ll be great for you to see it first hand at Summit, and I encourage you to watch the 90 second video beforehand.

Two:
Pick up a cool new bottle koozie and enter to win an iPad Air (booth #414)!

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Three:
So, there’s this popular mobile sales and service app called iSales 100. We’ll have an exciting “3″ announcement about it and have many things to show you. If you are interested in mobilizing your sales and service teams (and getting mobile business intelligence), stop on by!

Four:
Did I mention stopping by booth #414 to grab a bottle koozie and a chance to win an iPad Air!?

Also, Paul will be speaking at one of the Thought Leadership Theaters at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The session is called “Why mobile, why now? A decision maker’s guide to business success.” Didn’t sign up yet? You’ll have to settle for standing room only.

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xkzero Mobile Commerce–Automated Sales and Direct Store Delivery

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

xkzero, a Chicago-based software developer, today released the general availability of its new mobile sales and delivery application, xkzero Mobile Commerce. Mobile Commerce is designed for companies with direct store delivery (DSD) type requirements, and automates vehicle loading and scheduling, route and driver/sales rep assignments, pre-sales, delivery, product exchanges, returns, truck transfers and payments.

Equip your drivers for success

Equip your drivers for success

Paul Ziliak, co-founder of xkzero made the announcement from the floor of the FMI Connect/Interbev 2014 tradeshow in Chicago, attended by approximately 15,000 food and beverage-related industry professionals, many of whom rely on the DSD that xkzero Mobile Commerce serves. DSD is especially relevant to manufacturers and distributors of bread and baked goods, fresh produce, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, milk, dairy and ice cream, salty snacks, beer, wine and spirits, and prepared foods.

“Other industries will need this technology, too. We expect to serve any company with a dispersed sales force—and especially those that deliver their own products. xkzero Mobile Commerce has the tools for best-in-class sales, delivery and customer service, and is instrumental to building brand loyalty. As a product that is already live with a large distribution and delivery company, we are already seeing the results–xkzero Mobile Commerce is a sales and profit generating machine,” said Ziliak.

xkzero Mobile Commerce is a native iOS (Apple iPhone and iPad) application which allows for offline processing. Technology highlights include signature capture, geo-coded transactions and the ability to print documents such as invoices and proof of delivery forms. Custom survey functionality is another standout feature built into xkzero Mobile Commerce. It enables companies to create their own forms to automate vehicle inspections, gather retail and competitive intelligence, and survey customers. Also, any survey question can include a photo with tags. Reports can then be run on survey data–including photo tags–to target any customer, competitor, or operational information desired.

xkzero Mobile Commerce was engineered to integrate with Sage ERP X3 and will support other Sage ERPs such as Sage 100 ERP and Sage 500 ERP. Ziliak said, “Everything about the design was built with the manufacturer and distributor in mind, including the ability to plug it in to any ERP or accounting system. Although xkzero is a certified Sage developer, our company can create solutions for other ERP markets, too.”

About xkzero
xkzero provides Mobile ERP leadership and supply chain optimization for small and mid-sized distribution and manufacturing companies. Specializing in Sage ERP X3, Sage 100 ERP and Sage 500 ERP, xkzero’s published apps include iSales 100, GetX Universal Search for Sage 100 ERP and now xkzero Mobile Commerce. http://www.xkzero.com/MobileCommerce

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Sage Summit 2014 Innovation Sessions

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Have you booked your trip to Sage Summit 2014 in Las Vegas yet?  With attendance already north of 6,000, Summit promises to be an entirely new experience for Sage users and business partners this year with a whole new look at how you grow your business from here.

xkzero’s own Paul Ziliak will be a featured speaker from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 in the Innovation Theater, on the topic, “Why mobile, why now?  A decision maker’s guide to business success.” When building your conference agenda you will find this as session BUS-503.

Session BUS-503 Sage Summit 2014

Session BUS-503 Sage Summit 2014

But Paul won’t be alone.  Sage has assembled a world class collection of speakers providing unique business and insights.  Scheduled speakers include Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter, Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary to President Barack Obama, Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Magic JohnsonJessica Alba and more.

And because 6,000 people have at least as many interests, the Sage Summit schedule contains over 400 educational events built around topics such as Business Performance in the Digital Age, Industry Best Practices, Managing Risk and Data Security, Maximizing Your Workforce and Benefits, Navigating the Regulatory Landscape, and Strengthening Sales, Marketing and Customer Relationships.

It really begs the question, while these 6,000 people are in Las Vegas, what will you be doing to grow your business forward?

You’ll also find xkzero as a Sage Summit sponsor on the exhibit hall floor in booth 414.  We hope to see you there!