xkzero Announces Direct Store Delivery System for Sage 100 ERP

[a version of this blog post was originally published as a press release via PR Web March 31, 2015]


Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

ERP and mobile software developer xkzero has announced the availability of xkzero Mobile Commerce software integrated natively into Sage 100 ERP. xkzero Mobile Commerce provides Route Selling and Direct Store Delivery (DSD) automation, primarily for companies who sell business to business (B2B) utilizing in-house sales teams and with their own fleet of delivery reps and vehicles.

Paul Ziliak, xkzero co-founder, says demand for xkzero Mobile Commerce (XMC) has exceeded expectations, “We announced the release of XMC for Sage ERP X3 at Sage Summit 2014. We had already generated great customer success and interest from the X3 channel, but we did not anticipate the demand we’ve also seen from Sage partners and end user customers with Sage 100 ERP.”

DSD is a method of distribution common among food and beverage manufacturers and distributors. By automating these processes, companies can achieve increased sales and improve inventory control, thus increasing gross profits. Ziliak reports that companies investing in DSD automation represent a wide range of industries, but notes that food and beverage companies such as beer, wine and spirits, carbonated beverages, bread and bakery products, milk and dairy, ice cream and frozen products, energy drinks, coffee, water, ice, pizza and salty snacks are sectors that could be well-served with xkzero Mobile Commerce.

XMC automates a comprehensive range of transaction types, including pre-sales (order taking), deliveries, returns, exchanges, payments and inter-vehicle transfers. Additionally, XMC aids with truck driver loading and scheduling, inventory check-in and check-out, daily inventory and payment reconciliations and more.

“We’re passionate about local and independent businesses and we love watching them grow. This is a true enterprise caliber system available for small and mid-sized distributors. From asset management, bottle and can deposit tracking, surveys for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other compliance reporting, a performance monitoring dashboard, photo and geo-code enabled transactions–we’ve got it all covered,” Ziliak said. “Distributors with XMC and Sage 100 ERP will be better informed, more confident and capable of capturing more sales with less time and effort.”

XMC is built native iOS (Apple mobile devices) and includes a responsive design web management console along with web services to ensure a seamless ERP integration, Ziliak said. “The technologies we chose have proven to be the best for business. Usability, flexibility and dependability are paramount when you’re in customer facing situations. That is our guiding force.”

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 xkzero Mobile Commerce.
http://www.xkzero.com/MobileCommerce info(at)xkzero(dot)com @ERP_apps

About Sage North America 
Sage provides small and medium sized organizations, and mid-market companies with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services – from accounting, HR and payroll, to payments, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management.

Introducing xkzero Digest



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!




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


Sage ERP X3 Version 7—Any Browser, Any Device


We know that you know that xkzero loves mobile technology and the transformative nature it can have for small and mid-sized businesses. You can imagine our excitement when we saw the latest from Sage at the Sage ERP X3 Mobile Conference in Lisbon, Portugal this past May (11-15).

Sage ERP X3 version 7 allows users to access their ERP from any browser, using any device. The keys to this flexibility are the (new) native HTML5 and responsive design. Many functions, dashboards and KPIs will be available out of the box, and Sage promises that customers can render virtually any kind of functionality for their iPhone, iPad, or Android or Windows Mobile device in under an hour. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.

Go where your business takes you

Go where your business takes you.

In Lisbon, at the conclusion of the inaugural demonstration of version 7, the end user customer audience bursted in a spontaneous and sustained standing ovation. We don’t see that kind of enthusiasm at a business conference every day!

Are you looking to grow your manufacturing or distribution business by improving your customer reach and improving the quality of your service?  (Of course you are! Otherwise, you wouldn’t still be reading!)

Contact us at info@xkzero.com or visit us at www.xkzero.com.  




How can I help my business with a mobile ERP sales app?


Let us count the ways.

xkzero Mobility for Sage ERP X3 – available late 2013.

What Can A Sage Mobile App Do For My Business?

If you would like to learn more about xkzero Mobility, Sage Mobile Sales, or would like to share your mobile ideas with us, please contact us at info@xkzero.com.