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  • Savance Enterprise to Attend the 2019 HARDI Conference

    November 21, 2019

    Savance Enterprise is honored to be a part of HARDI, an international non-profit association for HVACR wholesale distributors and suppliers. "With Savance Enterprise's 20+ years of wholesale distribution experience, we are excited to bring our state-of-the-art ERP software offering, as well as our wholesale distribution experience, to the HVACR industry," says Jason Plasencia, VP/Product Manager at Savance. "Savance Enterprise will be presenting at the booth program during the annual HARDI conference in New Orleans this year, and we're looking forward to showing the HARDI members all that we have to offer to help grow their businesses!"

    Please visit our Events page to sign up to meet with us during HARDI 2019, which will take place December 7-10.

  • Savance Enterprise to Attend the 2019 STAFDA Convention

    October 22, 2019

    Savance Enterprise is honored to be presenting at the STAFDA Tech Pavilion at the 2019 STAFDA Convention (Nashville, TN, November 10-12, 2019). "We're looking forward to meeting and getting to know many of the amazing members of STAFDA," says Jason Plasencia, VP/Product Manager at Savance Enterprise. "Increasing our knowledge base and creating the most effective ERP for wholesale distributors has been Savance's mission from day 1." We're excited to continue to grow as we join what will hopefully be one of many future STAFDA conventions.

  • We Welcome Sonoran Plumbing Supply to Savance Enterprise

    October 7, 2019

    Join us in welcoming Sonoran Plumbing Supply to Savance Enterprise. Sonoran is a very high volume counter sales business; yet, with customers standing right in front of them while they were figuring out the new system, the pressure never got to them. The positivity and hard work we saw from the entire team impressed us greatly, and we're happy to have Sonoran join the Savance Enterprise family. "The folks at Sonoran Plumbing Supply were such a pleasure to work with," says Savance's Shanon Avery. "Their entire staff was very positive throughout the entire GoLive week, and I could not have been prouder of how well they handled the process. All in all, it was a great week!"

  • New Partnership: Scantron Technology Solutions

    September 19, 2019

    A resilient, well-implemented and well-managed environment means less downtime and more productive staff. — Scantron

    We're happy to announce that Savance has partnered up with Scantron Technology Solutions. This partnership will allow Savance to focus on what we do best, which is wholesale distribution ERP software development and support, while providing our customers with top-notch service and support with anything hardware- and IT-related.

    If you’re seeking maintenance or lifecycle services in any part of your IT environment, we have the resources and vendor relationships to meet your organization’s unique needs. — Scantron

    Scantron is a nationwide provider of managed IT and hardware services. What this means for current and future Savance Enterprise customers is that you'll have a single point of contact for every phase of the technology lifecycle. Scantron will be able to assess your needs and assist you throughout the process, whether that means procurement and configuration; maintenance and repair; or upgrades and disposal/disposition. Remote and onsite support available throughout the United States.

    For more information, visit Scantron's website, or talk to your Savance Enterprise sales representative or account manager.

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  • Welcome Marsh Power Tools!

    July 23, 2019

    With another successful GoLive in the books, we are pleased to welcome Marsh Power Tools to Savance Enterprise. Located in Livonia, Michigan, for the past 25 years, with a second location in Brighton, Marsh Power Tools is also our neighbor. "The Marsh Power Tools team demonstrated the same level of commitment, dedication, and service that they show their customers every day to make this a successful GoLive," says Savance's Shanon Avery, who was a big part of the implementation process. "We're happy to welcome Marsh Power Tools to Savance Enterprise, and look forward to seeing them around for another 25 years - at least!"

    With another successful GoLive in the books, we are pleased to welcome Marsh Power Tools to Savance Enterprise. Located in Livonia, Michigan, for the past 25 years, with a second location in Brighton, Marsh Power Tools is also our neighbor. "The Marsh Power Tools team demonstrated the same level of commitment, dedication, and service that they show their customers every day to make this a successful GoLive," says Savance's Shanon Avery, who was a big part of the implementation process. "We're happy to welcome Marsh Power Tools to Savance Enterprise, and look forward to seeing them around for another 25 years - at least!"

  • The Nick Is Out

    July 12, 2019

    Today, we say goodbye to Nick, who is leaving us to pursue his lifelong dream of obtaining an MBA from Michigan State University, following in his father's and brother's footsteps. Over the past three years, Nick has been a great asset to Savance and the Savance Enterprise team, and although we are sad to see him go, we wish him the best!

  • Welcome to Savance, Dickman Supply!

    June 20, 2019

    Savance is excited to officially welcome Dickman Supply to Savance Enterprise. Savance's Jason Plasencia, who spent time at Dickman's in Ohio for the GoLive, was impressed by the company's preparation and dedication to the process. "In my eyes, the implementation went great because of how prepared the Dickman team was," he says. "As a multi-site wholesale distributor, it also helped that they had a champion onsite at each location."

    We can't thank the Dickman team enough for their hard work and dedication to the GoLive process, and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership!

  • Pricing & Pricing Strategies

    April 22, 2019

    Let’s face it: with massive consolidation, big box stores, and online giants like Amazon, it’s becoming harder and harder to turn a profit ─ especially if you don’t have a handle on your sell prices. As a customer, are you aware that Savance Enterprise makes it easy to control your pricing by line, product group, faster or slower moving items, or whatever pricing strategy you would like to implement? Once setup, it’s super easy to tweak those margins ever so slightly to try to grow that bottom line without the customer really even realizing that the price has gone up. Changes are applied in real time ─ no need to wait for some overnight job to happen. And, with our built in reporting engine, you can either use a predefined report or create your own report to monitor the progress of those pricing changes.

    Savance Enterprise leverages the power of Excel functionality built into our product to allow you to mass-update, drag and drop, copy and paste, etc. to make price updates much easier. Gone are the days where you just set it and forget it. It's time to take back control of your margins. If you haven't already taken advantage of these tools, and need help, contact us and we'll set up a time to talk.

    Not yet a Savance Enterprise customer? Schedule a demo today to learn how we can help you squeeze every bit of margin out of your customers.

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  • Savance Enterprise Welcomes New Team Members

    April 2, 2019

    We're happy to welcome two new members to the Savance Enterprise team. Shanon Avery is our new Software Implementation Specialist. She will manage and lead all facets and stages of ERP software implementation, and act as the main point of contact between Savance and new clients until software go-live has been completed. Matt Szymanski joins us as a new Sales Development Representative, and will help us spread the word about Savance Enterprise to prospective customers in the wholesale distribution market. Welcome Shanon and Matt!

  • NAED South Central 2019 Takeaways

    March 4, 2019

    We had a good time at NAED South Central in Tampa, FL, and particularly enjoyed Tiffani Bova's keynote speech on the fundamentals of growing your business. One of the important takeaways of the speech was the critical nature of the customer experience as it relates to driving sales. Savance Enterprise takes the responsibility of continuing to grow our ERP solution through adding innovative and customer driven features. We believe this is key to our customers' ability to provide a great customer experience and we will continue to make this a priority moving forward.

  • Welcome to Savance, Keer Electric Supply Co!

    February 7, 2019

    As an ERP provider, Savance works with with customers daily — long-term as well as new. Sometimes someone impresses us a little extra, and one such case is our recent GoLive with Newark-based Keer Electric Supply Co. "The Keer team's preparation and dedication to the GoLive process paid high dividends for everyone at the company," says Savance's Jason Plasencia, who spent a week at Keer in Newark. "This was by far the smoothest GoLive I have ever been a part of." We're happy to welcome Keer Electric to Savance Enterprise!

  • Savance Enterprise User Group Polls

    January 29, 2019

    In an effort to make more informed changes to Savance Enterprise, we will be leveraging Google Forms to periodically poll the user group for opinions. Responses are anonymous. Our first poll had a very high participation rate, and we are happy to have yet another way to let our customers help lead the development direction for the software. Thanks everyone for your help and continued support!

  • NAED South Central Region Conference 2019

    January 23, 2019

    Savance is attending NAED South Central Region Conference, which will take place February 25-27 in Tampa, FL. We'd appreciate the chance to introduce our all-inclusive ERP solution, Savance Enterprise, which was purpose-built for wholesale distribution. To set up a meeting during the South Central, contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com or sign up through our Events page.

  • New Case Study: Villa Park Electrical Supply

    January 3, 2019

    Although Villa Park Electrical Supply's previous business system, Real World, was functional, it was an old DOS-based system dating back over 30 years. The company found Savance thanks to a referral from NAED. "We knew we needed a software system that would meet our current needs, as well as allow us to grow to include future requirements," says Rose Ann Deadessis, Managing Partner. Savance is excited to partner with Villa Park long into the future.

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  • Announcing Our VISA Gift Card Winner

    November 15, 2018

    We enjoyed meeting many Plumbing Distributors at the Equity Plumbing Meeting a couple of weeks ago. It's always fun to put faces to names and learn more about the people/businesses that drive the plumbing distribution industry forward.

    Thanks to everyone that stopped by to chat about Savance Enterprise and to participate in our $200 VISA gift card draw. Congrats to our winner, David Chamblin from Bradford Supply Company!

  • Featured KB Article: Adding a New Manufacturer Line

    November 14, 2018

    The Featured KB Article for November is Adding a New Manufacturer Line. As a Savance Enterprise user you can find it in the in-application help portal. This document takes you through all the steps from start to finish when adding a new manufacturer and the associated inventory to SE. This article touches on the basics of setting up new item rules, templates, pricing profiles and importing price files — a lot of complex subjects to cover!

    If you have any questions, let us know and we can set up further training. Just give us a call or email support@savanceenterprise.com.

  • NAED Eastern Region Conference 2018

    October 15, 2018

    Savance is attending NAED Eastern Region Conference, which will take place November 5-7 in Marco Island, FL. We'd appreciate the chance to introduce Savance Enterprise, our all-inclusive ERP software solution built specifically for wholesale distribution industries such as electrical distribution. To setup a meeting during the show, contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com or sign up through our Events page.

  • Featured KB Article of the Month: Full Cycle Lot Pricing

    October 8, 2018

    October's Featured KB Article of the Month is Full Cycle Lot Pricing. As a Savance Enterprise user you can find it in the in-application documentation portal. As a member of SEUG, the Savance Enterprise User Group, you should also have received a PDF version via email.

    If you have questions about the article, give us a call or send us an email at support@savanceenterprise.com. We'd also like to hear from you if you have suggestions for future topics. A common business case you aren't sure how to best handle in SE? A feature you are unsure of? Let us know!

  • Savance to Attend Equity Plumbing Annual Meeting

    September 14, 2018

    Since joining Equity at the end of last year, Savance has continued to grow our involvement in the wholesale plumbing distribution community. We are happy to attend the 2018 Equity Plumbing Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, October 29-31, 2018, and hope to get the chance to meet with attendees to introduce Savance Enterprise, our all-inclusive ERP solution created specifically for wholesale distribution. To find a time to meet, please contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com, or through our event signup form.

  • Featured KB Article of the Month: Pricing Overrides

    September 5, 2018

    As of this month, we're starting a new initiative that we call Featured KB of the Month. The featured knowledge base article will be sent directly to the Savance Enterprise User Group, and our hopes are that this new initiative will serve to improve the following:

    • User awareness of existing documentation
    • Adoption of key features in the product
    • Dialogue around concepts users would like to see documented

    The featured article for the month of September focuses on the concept of Pricing Overrides, and how to use this feature to set pricing above and beyond column, contract, and rebate pricing per customer or customer group and per item or item group. As a distributor, you may have multiple groups of similar customers that you want to give preferential or aggressive pricing to in an effort to remain competitive or increase margin. Or maybe you want to price small or large groups of like items differently depending on the group of customers you are selling to. This is where Pricing Overrides will come in handy. 

    As a member of the Savance Enterprise User Group, you should have received a PDF to your email with information on how to implement Pricing Overrides to remain competitive and increase margins. If you didn't get an email, you can easily access it through the Savance Enterprise Help Portal by going to Data Management => Pricing => Pricing Overrides - Process Doc. If you'd like to schedule a time to discuss questions or ideas on how to best leverage this concept in your pricing model, send us an email at support@savanceenterprise.com. You may also reach out to your Account Executive directly.

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  • Featured in the 2018 Distribution Software Guide

    May 30, 2018

    Savance Enterprise is featured in the 2018 Distribution Software Guide.

  • NAED South Central Region Conference 2018

    February 19, 2018

    Savance is attending NAED South Central Region Conference, next week, February 26-28, 2018, in San Diego, CA. We'd appreciate the chance to introduce Savance Enterprise, our all-inclusive ERP / wholesale distribution software solution catering specifically to industries such as electrical distribution— can help your company save money and grow profits. To setup a meeting during the show, contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com.

  • NAED Western Region Conference 2018

    January 8, 2018

    Savance is happy to attend next week's NAED Western Region Conference (January 15-17, 2018, Phoenix, AZ). If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd love to meet with you in person to tell you about Savance Enterprise, and how this all-inclusive ERP / wholesale distribution software solution —catering specifically to industries such as electrical distribution— can help your company save money and grow profits. To setup a meeting during the show, contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com.

  • Savance Has Joined Equity Plumbing

    December 12, 2017

    Savance is happy to announce our new membership with Equity Plumbing, a national marketing group serving over 400 independent plumbing distributors. Through our membership as a new member service provider, we are excited to offer Savance Enterprise, our distribution-focused ERP solution, to Equity members, as well as become more involved in the wholesale plumbing distribution community.

  • NAED Eastern Region Conference 2017

    November 10, 2017

    The NAED Eastern Region Conference (November 13-15, Tampa, FL), is coming up, and Savance is excited to attend another great NAED event. If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd very much like to meet with you in person to tell you about Savance Enterprise, and how this all-inclusive ERP software solution —catering specifically to wholesale distribution— can help your company save money and grow profits. To setup a meeting during the show, contact us at sales@savanceenterprise.com.

  • IDEA eBiz Forum & NAED Technology Conference

    July 25, 2017

    Savance will be attending the joint IDEA eBiz Forum & NAED Technology Conference in Chicago, IL, August 2-4, 2017, where we will also be doing a brief presentation of the Savance Enterprise ERP system on Wednesday, August 2nd, at 12.30pm, as part of the 2017 Innovation Hub. Contact us today to set up a brief meeting during the conference!

  • New Case Study: Buffalo Electric Supply

    May 8, 2017

    Buffalo Electric Supply prides itself on flexibility and customer satisfaction, and in order to continue to meet these criteria in a changing market, the company needed to replace its old Array system, which had grown antiquated. "We were looking for a future-proof, easy-to-use software package that offered great support from the software provider," Vice President Patrick McCarroll says. Savance is happy to call Buffalo Electric a customer and a friend.

  • We’re in the 2017 Distribution Software Guide

    May 1, 2017

    Savance Enterprise is happy to be featured in the 2017 Distribution Software Guide.

  • NAED National Meeting 2017

    April 3, 2017

    The 2017 NAED National Meeting (May 3-6, Boston, MA), is coming up, and Savance is looking forward to lots of great, productive meetings. If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd very much like to meet with you in person to tell you about Savance Enterprise, and how this all-inclusive ERP / wholesale distribution software solution —catering specifically to electrical and other distribution industries— can help your company save money and grow profits. Contact us today to setup a brief meeting during the show!

  • NAED South Central Region Conference 2017

    February 15, 2017

    Savance's Steve Bardocz and Jason Plasencia are attending the NAED South Central Region Conference 2017 in Tampa, Florida, next week. As a Gold Sponsor of the conference, we also want to wish all attendees a productive and enjoyable time. If you have a few minutes to spare, we would also very much like to meet with you in person to tell you about Savance Enterprise, and how we can help your company increase efficiency and grow profits. Contact us today to set up a brief meeting during the show!

  • NAED Western Region Conference 2017

    January 13, 2017

    As a proud Gold Sponsor of NAED Western Region Conference 2017, Savance Enterprise wants to wish all attendees a productive and enjoyable time at the conference, which will be taking place January 16-18, in Palm Desert, California. If one of your 2017 goals is to increase operational efficiency with a new ERP system, we would also love the chance to discuss how Savance Enterprise can get you to where you want to be. Contact us for more information or a free demo.

  • Automate Your Distribution Business with Savance Enterprise

    January 6, 2017

    Happy 2017! This year, we invite you to explore Savance Enterprise, a robust, customizable, and all-inclusive ERP solution that will fully support and further automate all aspects of your distribution business. It will serve as a complete replacement for your existing business system. Here are a few reasons to consider Savance Enterprise:

    • Trust & Stability: Privately owned and operated since 1998. Always growing and adding new customers.
    • All-Inclusive Pricing All-inclusive pricing model includes fully integrated web-store and e-commerce platform.
    • The Latest Technology: Ever-evolving technology and feature set to accommodate your company's growth.
    • Customizable: Flexible and customizable product to fit your unique business needs.
    • Intimate Support: High-touch technical and sales support teams help ensure your satisfaction.
    Let us show you how Savance Enterprise can help your company increase efficiency and grow profits —and why you should move forward with Savance in 2017. To learn more, send us an email at sales@savanceenterprise.com or sign up for a free demo.

  • Meet Savance at the NAED Eastern Region Conference

    October 28, 2016

    Savance is excited to be attending the NAED Eastern Region Conference November 7-9, 2016, in Orlando, FL, as a Gold Sponsor. We are looking forward to yet another great NAED event, and to meeting both new and existing friends and clients. Find us in the Networking Showcase area, or contact us in advance to schedule a get together during the show!

  • Meet Savance at the NAED Technology Bootcamp & AdVenture Conference

    August 2, 2016

    Savance Enterprise will be attending the upcoming Technology Bootcamp, and part of the NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference August 11-12, 2016, in Chicago, IL. Come talk to us during the conference, or contact us in advance to schedule a get together. We are looking forward to good conversation about the ever-increasing role that technology plays in electrical wholesale distribution.

  • Is Array Capable of Driving Your Company’s Long-Term Growth?

    August 2, 2016

    Epicor has been sold yet again, putting users in the boat of uncertainty wondering what this means for them and their Array system. Savance Enterprise users have no worries. Here are just a few of the ways in which Savance can improve your company's profit margins and operational efficiency while putting your mind at ease about leading your company into the future:

    • Trust & Stability: Savance has been privately owned and operated since 1998, and caters specifically to the wholesale distribution market.
    • Cost Savings: Savance’s all inclusive ERP software and support fees ≤ 3rd party support fees + recurring Array license fees.
    • Evolving Technology: Savance Enterprise has a constantly evolving feature set to help distributors like you take advantage of data and technology to increase your sales and profits.
    • Operational Efficiency: Savance Enterprise optimizes sales, accounting, rebates, pricing, purchasing, and inventory management for instant return on investment.
    Savance Enterprise, developed by a company that is committed to continued private ownership, constant innovation, and intimate support, will cost users less over time while simultaneously increasing profits. We invite Array users as well as users of other ERP systems to take advantage of our Free Demo/Consultation. Just fill out a simple signup form, and a Savance Enterprise representative will contact you shortly to setup your free demo session.

  • Savance Has Moved

    May 1, 2016

    As of today, May 1st, 2016, Savance has a new address. Please update your records accordingly. Our new offices are located at: 2655 E. Oakley Park Rd. #210, Commerce Township, MI 48390

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.5.156

    April 22, 2016

    We are happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.5.156. With this release, Microsoft .NET has also been updated to version 4.0. If you have any questions about this release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com

  • 2016 Distribution Software Guide Feature

    April 16, 2016

    Savance Enterprise is happy to be featured in the 2016 Distribution Software Guide.

  • Meet with Savance at the NEAD South Central Region Conference

    February 8, 2016

    Savance Enterprise will be attending the upcoming NAED South Central Region Conference, February 24-26, 2016, in Las Vegas. We are also happy to be a Gold Sponsor of the show. Find us in the Networking Showcase area, or contact us in advance to schedule a get together during the show. We would love to meet both new and existing friends and clients!

  • Thanks for Another Great NAED Conference!

    January 21, 2016

    Savance's Jason Plasencia and Steve Bardocz (pictured) spent the last few days enjoying Arizona and the NAED Western Region Conference. A big thank you to both the organizers at the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and to everyone who stopped by to see us during the show. It was great seeing/meeting you all!

  • Meet with Savance at the NEAD Western Regional Conference

    January 11, 2016

    After being a member of National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) for about a year, Savance is excited about the upcoming NAED Western Region Conference, next week, January 18-20, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, which we will be attending as a Gold Sponsor. We would love to meet with you in person to introduce Savance Enterprise, an all-inclusive ERP software solution for the wholesale distribution market. Find us in the Networking Showcase area, or contact us directly to schedule a time to get together during the show.

  • A Great Time Was Had by All at NAED East

    November 12, 2015

    After being a part of NAED for almost a year, Savance's Jason Plasencia (pictured) and Steve Bardocz had a great time at the NAED Eastern Regional Conference in Orlando, FL. We enjoyed having people come to find us, and seeing so many familiar faces. What a warm, welcoming group. Now we're looking forward to the Western Regional Conference, coming up January 18-20, 2016, in Phoenix, AZ. If you are attending the show, stop by to see us in the Networking Showcase area, or email or call in advance to schedule a time to get together during the show!

  • Meet with Savance at the NEAD Eastern Regional Conference

    November 6, 2015

    Savance will be attending the NAED Eastern Regional Conference next week, November 9-11, in Orlando, Florida. We would love to meet with both existing and potential future clients. Find us in the Networking Showcase area, or contact us directly to schedule a time to get together!

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.0.172

    October 28, 2015

    Savance is happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.0.172. If you have questions about the release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com  

  • Savance Enterprise is Attending the ALA 2015 Conference

    September 23, 2015

    Savance will be attending our first American Lighting Association Conference, Oct. 1-3, 2015 in Huntington Beach, CA, and we would love to meet with attendees to introduce Savance Enterprise, an all-inclusive business/quoting system software for any size lighting showroom or distributor. Stop by to see us at the show - we have a table right outside the Grand Ballroom - or contact us directly to schedule a time to get together in advance!

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.0.160

    August 12, 2015

    Savance is happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.0.160. If you have questions about the release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.0.145

    June 6, 2015

    Savance is happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.0.145. If you have questions about the release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com

  • Savance’s Perspective on Amazon’s Threat to the Distribution Industry

    June 6, 2015

    There seems to be a lot of buzz on Amazon and how it might affect the wholesale distribution market. Independent distributors might actually have a valid concern as the distribution giant starts to target beyond the consumer looking for a great deal on the latest electronic gadget or paperback book. One comparison comes to mind when I read the last article from the NAED on the distributor's perspective to Amazon - digital music and media. Several years ago now, my wife worked for a large music distributor called Handleman. In fact, this was one of the largest music distributors at the time, selling CDs and DVDs to big hitters like Walmart, K-mart, Shopco, and Palmida. At that time, Napster was hitting the news, and retailers were concerned about what that meant to their industry. Lawsuits were filed against Napster and large players in the music industry tried to crack down on those who downloaded music online. My wife used to get upset at me when we would hear a good song and a few minutes later, I was playing it from my laptop. The industry saw signs of decline but blamed it on the economy. Sales continued to plummet. What did this distribution giant do? The same thing they always did for years: sold packaged media to big box stores with eroding margins and decreased demand. They didn’t sit down and talk to their employees who were there in the trenches. They didn’t look at what was happening with an open mind and ask themselves what they could do to adapt. Instead, they refused to accept and adapt to the changes in their buyer - which in economic and business terms is better known as a paradigm shift. As business got worse, the music distributor turned to consultants and looked to get leaner. They abandoned their effort to offer digital downloads as a product that buyers could do right from the shelves of the store and argued there was no money to be made in it. My wife and I thought it was like putting a nail in the coffin. They spent a lot of time and money on consultants, whose recommendation was to become leaner and cut the investment into digital media distribution, something that - in hindsight - really should have been their future. After two years of cuts and several rounds of layoffs, Handleman announced they were closing their doors in 2008. At the same time, Apple, who was rebranding themselves with innovation in a brand new market called digital media, was realizing and harnessing the paradigm shift. The same company who lost most of the market share over the business and personal PC market years ago was making a comeback with a simple device they called an iPod and a simple service to buy digital music. What a concept: instead of fighting and ignoring the proliferation for demand in digital media, Apple seized the opportunity. Who next? Netflix. Then who? Amazon. Just today I pulled up a website when I was wondering how much Amazon and Google’s IPO was worth, and who made the top 10 list of best investments in the past 10 years? Apple, Netflix, and Amazon. What did they do that stands out? They recognized a paradigm shift, and they seized the opportunity. Savance has a different vision and a completely different perspective on Amazon. One that we’re happy to have someone like Buffalo signed on with us to make into a reality. Let’s not ignore them, let’s work with them. Let’s build our business system to directly integrate with them. Let’s post our stock levels up to them and put in hooks and special use cases that will allow us to uphold their strict standards with ease. Let’s be that local distributor who can make a pickup or delivery for an Amazon order that was placed by someone 20 minutes ago. Let’s harness the reach of Amazon to move items that sit on our shelves today collecting dust. If the music industry has taught us anything, it’s that things change - and they change fast. Just because our generation thinks and operates one way, this doesn’t mean that’s how everyone does - nor how everyone will in years to come. At Savance, we’re taking every step possible to harness the power of the Internet and buying sites like Amazon. We started 10+ years ago with our webstore and mobile tools. We’ve invested in optimizing for SEO, managing and importing content, perfecting the quality of the search, and doing everything we could to follow suit with Amazon. As the leader in selling things online, they should be respected as a solid source to model after. Now that they’re opening up the door to allow us to join them - we’d be a fool not to. Personally, I think the hybrid approach is the best approach for any smart distributor. Maintain your box store and all your great staff and services. But also have a solid plan in place for your Internet initiative. In that portfolio should be a professional, fresh website with a fully integrated webstore and provisions to integrate with folks like Amazon. I also urge you to consider your Internet/eCommerce initiative just as important as opening a new branch. You cannot just buy a building and let it sit there. You have to buy the RIGHT building, equipped to fully meet your short and long term goals (ERP). Then you have to staff it with the right people and give it enough attention to make it successful (resources).

    Steve Bardocz, Founder and President/CEO, Savance

  • Savance’s CEO Steve Bardocz Named Top ’30 in Their Thirties’

    September 16, 2014

    Savance’s President and CEO, Steve Bardocz (pictured), was recently named the top "30 in Their Thirties" by DBusiness magazine, Detroit’s Premier Business Journal. The 30 in Their Thirties list features business professionals in their thirties, who have achieved notable success in their fields.

  • Empower Your Sales Staff for Success

    July 1, 2014

    For your company to achieve—and sustain—success in today’s competitive landscape, your sales staff need to have access to the most accurate information available. The Sales Management functionality from Savance Enterprise empowers your team to respond to your customers' rapidly changing needs by providing a flexible interface that supports copy and paste and many other automated Windows shortcuts, which help to drive efficiency and improve profits. The result is that your salespeople win more bids and improve customer satisfaction—while lowering your total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing your profit margins. Savance Enterprise enables your sales staff to move quickly from being reactive to proactive. The software's color-coded reminder functionality allows your salespeople to see which quotes need to be sent or completed—thereby helping them to stay on top of their commitments, follow up on opportunities, improve workflow, and foster internal communications. This, in turn, allows them to remain ahead of the competition and win more deals. Losing orders can also become a thing of the past with Savance Enterprise. The system's "lost order reason and comment" field enables you to detail the precise reasons why a quote was not converted to an order—and to use that information to make certain that future orders are not lost to your competitors. Moreover, with Savance Enterprise, your sales team is able be competitive without sacrificing profits. The software automatically lets your staff know at what price point to sell items. Salespeople can quickly see cost, margins, miscellaneous charges, lost profit, and more, all with a simple glance at the summary tab. By using price classes, list and cost multipliers, and margins to determine the selling price automatically, your sales team can set pricing without ever using a calculator. They can also copy and paste pricing directly from vendor quotes or spreadsheets provided via e-mail or fax. Furthermore, they can easily import pricing data files directly from vendors or from content providers such as Trade Service. Not only is your quoting more accurate and consistent but it’s also more professional and easier to read. Savance Enterprise allows you to create sleek, customizable quotes and labels in a matter of minutes. Then you can send those quotes to customers instantly, right from your desk or mobile device. This increased efficiency improves not only quote turnaround time but also overall sales. But don’t just take our word for it. Read about how Savance Enterprise's customizable quoting and labeling functionality helped Wholesale Electric, based in Bay City, Michigan, to drastically reduce the number of mistakes the company had been making—on both the retail and the wholesale sides—using its old processes. To quote Wholesale Electric CEO, Dick Dodick: "Now our purchasing, quoting, labeling, and inventory are done so much more quickly and easily than they used to be—and with far fewer errors—that the system has paid for itself in efficiency and accuracy increases alone." Additional, real benefits of using Savance Enterprise to empower your sales force include:

    • Improved quoting times
    • Reduced data entry errors
    • Up-to-the-minute pricing
    Read more about Savance Enterprise's Sales Management module, and find out how Savance's Microsoft-compatible, efficient user interface can help your sales staff save time and resources by putting vital information directly at their fingertips. See also how implementing Savance Enterprise can help your sales staff move from time-consuming data entry to more value-added activities—and increased profits. Start the process of empowering your salespeople with Savance Enterprise today. If you would like to learn how we can help your company, call us at 877 - SAVANCE or schedule a Free Online Demo.

  • Only the Investors Win!

    June 18, 2014

    Yet another merger and acquisition as Epicor's equity owners seek a buyer. I thought the .com bubble was over! Just since Savance has actively pursued Array customers, the company has been known as Trade Service Systems, TradePower, Activant, Epicor and has been owned by so many private equity firms that even employees can't figure out who's cutting their paycheck this week. I remember when I sat down with Dean Jester, president of TradePower, in his Yardley, PA office planning how our sleek, fully-integrated front-end system could solve their Array for Windows and DB2 blunder and give their user base the kind of system they've been asking for. He brought in Mike Wentz and introduced a few other key folks to positively kick off the new relationship. Then a week or so later, it all came to a screeching halt. Activant purchased TradePower, and everything across the board was put on hold. For the end user, a merger or acquisition sounds appealing at first: larger company should mean more investment in the product for development and support, and maybe a larger user base down the road. But history tells a different story. The real statistics show companies like Epicor abandoning product lines, losing employees due to cuts and low morale, losing user base due to uncertainty and abandonment, severely lacking in support, stopping all product development during a long transitional period, and completely shifting primary industry focus. So how does any of this help their clients and users? It doesn't. In the end, the focus is on making money for investors. Take for example Epicor. While their user base declines, customers complain of poor support, product development stays stagnant, they take on over 700 million in debt to fund dividends to private equity shareholders. For the distributor who fights to beat out the Goliaths like Grainger and even Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards, if you're going to take on debt, it's not to reward the owners, it's to improve operations and service levels, increase inventory, and market better. Your goal is to increase sales and profits by offering superior product, superior service, and at a fair price. Why should they not hold themselves to the same standards? Why? Because they are motivated by other factors that differ from a privately or family-owned business. They're not in it for the passion they have for the industry or to fulfill their dream or their father's or father's father's dream. They don't sit up at night thinking about how they can service their customers better. The decision makers are not down in the trenches day-to-day. They're sitting in comfy offices making decisions with one priority in mind - how to APPEAR profitable and attractive. The buyer's goal - to buy marketshare or to dress it up a little more, and flip it once again. If it's the former, their intentions are to force you to move to their "leading" platform, that probably isn't leading and probably does not align with your master plans nor your goals or objectives. But they'll keep pressuring you by cutting support, rising prices annually, forcing you to use 3rd party support, stopping development, and cutting you off from contact until you switch or leave. It really saddens me that the business world has evolved into a marketplace of mergers and acquisitions dictating the lifecycle of an entire product line or vision once held by its creator. Now contrast that with Savance. Privately held since 1998. Privately funded solely by active owners. Founder, me, Steve Bardocz, still steering the ship with the same vision for over 15+ years. The original product, started all those years ago, still the same product we actively develop to this day. The service, the same know-you-by-name service we founded the company on. The technology, the same leading-edge, user-friendly technology initiative we stood for when we released our first version. Where are we going? The same direction as we always have. We are reinvesting every dollar we make right back into a better product and our great staff so we can continue to offer the same level of service and support. So when you hear that your company's business system vendor is up for sale again and you feel uncertain about the future, look to Savance. Let us earn your trust. Let us know you by first name. Let us care whether you're happy and whether your business is succeeding. Let us listen to your feedback and incorporate your ideas into the product. Give us an opportunity to earn your business for life!

    Steve Bardocz, Founder and CEO, Savance

  • Optimizing Sales with a Web Store

    June 11, 2014

    One of the most important developments of the new, web-based economy is the ability for consumers and businesses alike to shop for and market products in new and exciting ways. Not all of these methods work and experimentation is part of change and development in any field. For those failures though, there are certainly numerous successes in terms of finding new, more efficient ways to transact for goods and services. One important new method of interacting in the marketplace between business and consumer is to set up an online store. Online stores have become a commonplace for many businesses and organizations as they allow simple solutions for managing a store and efficiently offering goods and services to consumers for sale even when you're not usually open for business. "There is a clear and urgent case for electrical wholesalers to accelerate their efforts to meet their customers' e-commerce expectations" - tED Magazine - Study Finds Startling Shortcomings in Distributors Websites. By using Savance Enterprise, one of the most obvious benefits to businesses of an online web store is connecting the online world with your current operations. In addition, a web store gives businesses a great way to expand, without the added expense of opening another physical, brick and mortar location. It also lets businesses reach clients outside their physical territory, who might not have been aware of their products and services. The E-Commerce/Web Store module included with Savance Enterprise can have an immediate impact on your bottom line by creating new leads and stimulating new business. Another great benefit of a web store is that it can reach people across all geographical locations. It has very minimal cost to maintain, and exponential return on investment. It allows customers to quickly and easily build quotes and orders, pricing is always up-to-date, and for already established accounts, they will get their own specific contract pricing displayed. The Savance web store is organized in a way that makes it easy for customers and visitor to quickly and easily find parts. It also has Google-like search options that narrow down the time it takes to find parts. It comes equipped with a shopping cart and multiple payment options. Whether it's the cost of hiring employees to manage a new store or the costs of opening a store like rent and insurance, it's often prohibitively expensive for most businesses to reach outside their current geographical market without a huge investment. By offering products through an online storefront though, businesses are able to reach much broader markets and effectively market their products by simply allocating resources to update dynamic content. This allows any business to make huge cuts to the cost of marketing and selling products, saving more money for more important goals like improving operations to further improve your bottom line. Another huge benefit of an online store is that it allows a business to customize and tailor its sales and marketing strategy using hard data about what sorts of products are most popular and most in demand. With a more traditional brick and mortar storefront, business is at a disadvantage for many reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it is very difficult to know what people are looking at or most interested in and what excites the most interest amongst potential customers. Instead of sifting through receipts and inventory sheets to find out what customers are buying, managers can instead turn to quick, accurate, data-driven reports to find out which products work and which don't. Those same managers can also use software tools from Savance Enterprise to find out which products are receiving the most speculation and views online. They can also see what other related products similar customers were looking at, and for how long. The system also dynamically uses this data to help suggest related items to browsing customers. Ultimately though, all this dynamic data presented in an organized fashion grants managers and businesses the ability to base decisions about future activity on hard numbers, offering the best chance possible to grow their business going forward. The benefits of opening up an online store are numerous for any business. The simple fact is online stores make operating a business easier and more efficient than ever. Selling and marketing products takes on a whole new dimension when working with the tools offered by Savance Enterprise to manage your business's growth via an online store. If you would like to know more about setting up your own online store with the help from Savance Enterprise, please send us an email at sales@savanceenterprise.com, call us at 877- SAVANCE, or schedule an Free Demo.

  • Nelson Electric’s Major Account is Blown Away by Savance Enterprise’s Web Store

    June 5, 2014

    Nelson Electric's Director of Sales, Tim Young, gave a presentation with one of Nelson's major accounts about Savance Enterprise's Web Store, and it was a big hit with the attendees, saying they were blown away by its functionality and ease of use. Read below on what he shared with his team: "Yesterday I performed three web store demonstrations to various departments for one of our major accounts. The first thing out of each person's mouth was that they are blown away. All three people are web-savvy people and could not believe that little Nelson Electric could develop such a useful tool... the search engine and categorization with pictures was beautiful. To be able to see open orders and quotes is very useful. Everyone said I needed to give a big thank you to the people at Nelson."

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.0.90

    May 19, 2014

    Savance is happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.0.90. If you have questions about the release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com

  • Drogen Electric Completes Major Inventory Count – Saving Major Time and Money

    April 10, 2014

    When Oneonta, NY-based Drogen Electric made the decision to implement the full Savance Enterprise software package, it knew that some degree of risk was involved. But the company's forward-thinking leadership was willing to take any and all steps necessary to completely revamp its inventory processes, which were in desperate need of help. Recently, Drogen undertook its first major inventory count since switching to Savance from its legacy Array system – and reaped the rewards. When Drogen Electric had initially implemented the Array software to manage its enterprise, it expected to experience some growing pains, as it would be migrating numerous paper-based processes to a fully automated system. What the company didn’t expect was that after investing significant time implementing and learning the system, the solution still wouldn’t meet its specific business needs. "We came off from Array and our inventory was horrendous," explains Chris Puerile, Operations Manager at Drogen Electric. "We also made the mistake of trying to bring our complete inventory over when we made the switch to Savance." What the migration specifically required was that Drogen do a full inventory of its estimated 10,000 SKUs – a task that would normally take the company weeks to complete. "Array was very cumbersome," Puerile continues. "Open orders affected it; allocations affected it; and it was generally very archaic. Savance simplified the process for us greatly." The new process now allows Drogen to count anytime, even in smaller cycle counts; and the difference is the gun immediately tells a standard user of a discrepancy, and either makes them recount and/or shows them the inventory levels based on security settings. Then the software allows admins to monitor the count's progress and provides visibility into counts that are outside of a threshold based on percentage or dollar value (allowing them to "double-check" only item counts that are worth your time). All this happens in real-time. There is an acknowledge option for discrepancies, so as you double check items, you can confirm and track. Using the Savance Enterprise system, Drogen Electric was able to complete the inventory count in a little less than two days. "The actual count went very well," states Puerile. "The real-time function of the system – meaning the ability to count, post the count, check your counts, and find out if products were missed – was very easy to use. We managed to do 10k SKUs in about a day and a half, or about 15 to 16 hours." Moreover, Drogen received one-on-one assistance from one of Savance's technicians: "Jason was so helpful; he could not have been any easier to work with." In fact, Drogen Electric's positive experience already has them recommending Savance Enterprise to other businesses. "I have worked for multiple companies, running various systems," Puerile concludes. "I found the Savance system to be easier to use than many of the half-million dollar software packages I've been on before. I can safely say that any business, distributor, or any company that is currently using Array would benefit greatly from moving to Savance’s Windows-based, real-time system."

  • Doing More with Less – With Savance Enterprise Software

    April 1, 2014

    "Leaner and meaner" is a frequently heard saying these days, as companies continue to try to find new and better ways to save money without compromising quality. In short, everyone is trying to do more with less. One method companies have found to help streamline operations without cutting valuable resources is by implementing a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution. For many businesses, however, their strength is built on tradition. In other words, these companies have their own established ways of doing things – many of which may be considerably outdated. In such situations, introducing big changes such as automating processes across the enterprise can seem more likely to hurt than help – at least in the short term. Savance works with your company at every stage of the implementation process to ensure a smooth transition. Our dedicated technicians keep your specific needs in mind and work at a pace you are comfortable with – whether you are an old hand at using an ERP or more used to the old way of doing things. Our enterprise software solutions automate your company’s processes and consolidate your various, disparate systems onto a single, centralized platform. This single-system, single-vendor approach makes it easier for you to learn the new business system as it is being implemented, resulting in:

    • Improved efficiency
    • Enhanced visibility and transparency
    • Increased savings of time and money
    Michigan-based Wholesale Electric was one of the earliest adopters of Savance’s complete enterprise software package. The company has been in business for more than 50 years and knew their business well, but with the sudden downturn in the economy, implementing a cost-effective solution was crucial to their survival. Wholesale Electric implemented Savance Enterprise software – and as a result, realized multiple business benefits, helping them truly do more with less.

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  • The Benefits of a Paperless Warehouse

    March 4, 2014

    In today's competitive economic climate, it's more important than ever for your business to take advantage of every opportunity possible to cut down on inefficiencies, redundancies, and waste. Because the stakes are so high, even the smallest drag in any department can lead to BIG losses and a decreased ability to compete in a tough marketplace. An important way for your business to keep pace with the competition is to take advantage of technological advancements available today. Advancements and developments in technology have made it easier than ever for your business to boost productivity and maximize efficiency. Mobile technologies are just one of the many ways that your business can efficiently and effectively manage supply chains to keep costs low and customers happy. By offering your warehouse operation the ability to remotely manage a well organized set of documents, solutions from Savance Enterprise can offer you the chance to run a better organized, more efficient warehouse. Use these technological solutions to keep your warehouse system virtually in the palm of your hand. Imagine, being able to walk the aisles of your warehouse and quickly pull up quotes, orders, and PO's, or be able to scan any item in your warehouse and see stock levels, sales figures and more. Whatever need you have to make your warehouse run more smoothly, there is a solution we can offer. One important option for your business to consider is making your warehouse a paperless operation. With clearly organized warehouse data, your business can quickly and efficiently optimize the often stressful, difficult job of managing a fluid, fast changing environment.

    Organizing Documents

    A paperless warehouse is favorable to your business for a number of reasons. First and foremost, a paperless warehouse will allow for a much more simple and straightforward method of compiling and managing records. Instead of spending hours and days locating, organizing, and filing away important documents, warehouse managers can quickly and seamlessly organize warehouse documents into one central location. This ensures easy, instant access to important documents with only a computer mouse. This means that your business will no longer have to struggle with the compilation and management of huge amounts of data related to the everyday business of running a smoothly operating warehouse or warehouse system. All of that data that was so difficult to manage or even locate, can be catalogued in one central location, ready for anything your business may need.

    The Flow of Goods

    Another important benefit of paperless solutions from Savance Enterprise is the ability to manage a complex flow of goods to and from a number of warehouse locations. The truth is that it's difficult for any manager or management team to track the location, destination, and shipping status of every one of the millions of goods or products on hand. This means that time is often lost trying to determine where certain products are, when they can go out, and who will get them. Thankfully, there are a number of solutions for these sorts of problems that can help your business manage its warehouse operations much more smoothly.

    Visually Seeing Your Warehouse

    By using solutions like our visual location manager, part of the Warehouse Management module, you can view the location of every item of your inventory in a straightforward, easy to understand diagram. This will allow you to cut down on searching for "lost" inventory or trying to locate a missing package. With Organized Holding Bins, your business can gain a clear picture of what goods are at everyone of your locations, where they're headed next, how they're getting there, and when they're going. We also offer ways to improve your ability to track items in your warehouse, allowing for the creation of custom barcodes and labels so your staff always knows the locations of all goods in your warehouse system. At the end of the day, paperless solutions from Savance Enterprise offer a simple solution: Every piece of inventory accounted for and the location managed. This allows managers and decision makers to get back to the business of managing and making decisions, not looking for a needle in a haystack at the warehouse.

    The Bottom Line

    The bottom line is that it's more important than ever to manage assets and inventories in a smart, efficient manner. There is always going to be difficulty inherent in managing and controlling the flow of these inventories in and around various warehouses, but Savance Enterprise may be the ticket to success with this difficult issue. By gaining the power that these tailored, custom solutions can offer to your business, you can take control of some of the most important logistical headaches of your business, and get back to running it more efficiently. To find out more, call us at 877- SAVANCE (877-728-2623) or schedule a Free Online Demo.

  • Erin Electrical Replaces Array with Savance Enterprise

    February 24, 2014

    After using Savance Enterprise's Array add-ons for several years and establishing a strong, trusting relationship in Savance and their products, Florida-based Erin Electric decided to migrate its Array business system to Savance Enterprise. "We started out knowing that we needed to streamline and simplify our processes for creating orders, tracking them throughout the process, and getting them to our customers as quickly as possible," explains Tom Heffernan, owner and founder of Erin Electric. "Eventually we realized that we would greatly benefit from a complete migration to the Savance system." The migration was completed over the weekend, and the transition, by its design, was rather smooth for staff accustomed to the quoting and ordering package they had been using for several years. Erin Electric is now using Savance Enterprise for all of its processes, including:

    • Accounts Receivable & Payable
    • Quoting & Ordering
    • Purchasing
    • Shipping & Receiving
    Erin Electric will now be able to take advantage of the full accounting capabilities of the Savance Enterprise system, allowing on-demand operations without having to "close the books" at the end of each month. In addition, the company is able to take advantage of additional reporting, better collections, improved point-and-click data updating, and a slew of other enhancements for their business. Dedicated Savance technicians will be on hand to train new employees on the changes, and to consult in other areas. Savance looks forward to working with Tom and Erin Electric as they continue building on their half-century of success – and building their business far into the future. If you would like to learn more how we can help your company call us at 877- SAVANCE (877-728-2623) or schedule a Free Demo.

  • Upgrading Your ERP Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

    January 3, 2014

    It's not uncommon to hear from providers of ERP software that their solutions will help your company become "future ready." But in today's uncertain economic climate, no one seems to know what the future holds – much less how your company should best go about becoming future ready. For many companies, it is more important to know that any investment they are considering making – in the form of upgrades to their existing ERP software or a complete migration to a new system – will result in immediate improvements and a quick ROI. But all too often the very software that is supposed to help your company become future ready is itself not even "present ready." Upgrades to your existing system may be replete with many of the latest bells and whistles, but fail to meet your company's current, day-to-day business needs. Moreover, they may require lengthy, complex implementations that can drag out over months and even years, meaning disruptions to your existing processes – and lost revenue. Savance Enterprise software is different. Not only can it be implemented at your own pace – in stages or all at once – it also integrates seamlessly with your existing solutions. But don't take our word for it. Oneonta NY-based Drogen Electric, a wholesale distributor of electrical supplies, carried out a complete migration to Savance Enterprise and in the process received numerous expected, as well as unexpected, business benefits, including:

    • Decreased investment in time and money
    • Increased ease-of-use
    • Enhanced efficiency
    Savance Enterprise provided Drogen Electric with a custom solution to its needs – and did so at a fraction of what it would have cost the company to use its original provider to upgrade its legacy Array software. Contact us today to find out how we can help your business make a similar transition at a very low cost.

  • Drogen Electric Completes Full Migration to Savance

    December 6, 2013

    Drogen Electric, a wholesale distributor of electrical supplies headquartered in Oneonta, NY, has experienced steady and sustained growth since opening in 1949 – expanding from a small mom-and-pop operation to its current size of more than 150,000 sq ft in facility space. When the company initially implemented Array software to manage its enterprise, it expected to experience some growing pains, as it would be migrating numerous paper-based processes to a fully automated system. What Drogen didn't expect was that after investing significant time implementing and learning the system, the solution still wouldn't meet the company's specific business needs. Moreover, the oft-promised upgrade to a Windows-based platform never materialized. "When these problems and delays started appearing," explains Drogen Electric IT Manager, Greg Clerke, "we began actively looking for new software that would fit our needs – and do so quickly and at a reasonable price."

    Migrating at Its Own Pace – With No Disruptions to Business Activities

    "With Array, every add-on seemed to bring an added expense," Clerke continues. "And when we looked at Windows-based alternatives, many of the solutions cost anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000. As a small company, Drogen simply couldn't afford such a major expense." The search ultimately led Drogen to Savance. After witnessing a demonstration of Savance's new and powerful functionality, Drogen decided to test out the fledgling solution by taking a step-by-step approach to implementation. The company quickly found that the Savance system worked seamlessly with its existing system, providing much needed improvements in data access on the back end – with no disruptions to its day-to-day business activities. In fact, the software worked so well that Drogen anticipated implementing Savance's full Microsoft Windows-based functionality – which at the time was still in development – for many of its remaining processes as well.

    A Complete Migration to a Complete Solution

    Savance Enterprise was officially released shortly thereafter, and Drogen immediately implemented the software's functionality for many of its front-end processes. And the more Drogen explored the Savance solution, the more potential benefits the company saw. "There were so many useful – and frankly unanticipated – features with Savance Enterprise, that we quickly realized Drogen could achieve numerous business benefits with a more extensive implementation," Clerke explains. "From wireless inventory functionality in our stores to Web-based capabilities for our sales staff in the field to customer access to accounts, Savance Enterprise seemed like a natural fit. It was a very exciting prospect for us." Ultimately the wealth of benefits led the company to take steps toward a complete migration from its Array system to Savance Enterprise. And Drogen's high expectations have not been disappointed. "We are extremely pleased with the results of our migration to Savance Enterprise," Clerke concludes. "We now have a complete, future-ready solution that serves all our specific needs."

  • Savance Enterprise – New Release 8.0.9

    October 21, 2013

    Savance is happy to announce a new release of Savance Enterprise, version 8.0.9. If you have questions about the release, please feel free to contact us at support@savanceenterprise.com

  • Nelson Electric Signs Agreement with Savance

    July 10, 2013

    After comparing several other business system vendors, Nelson Electric has signed an agreement with Savance to migrate from Epicor’s Array platform to Savance Enterprise. As part of the agreement, Savance has committed to including many enhancements in their enterprise product that currently require custom programs and reports. This will further provide a seamless transition for those that are on Array to move to a newer platform. Steve Shuman, vice president at Nelson, is currently the Array User’s Group (AUG) president and plans to be an integral part of a similar group currently managed by Savance, the Savance Enterprise Users Group (SEUG). We welcome Nelson into the Savance Enterprise family! Nelson Electric’s headquarters are located in Racine, WI, and the company has been in operation for over 60 years. They are a stocking Allen Bradley distributor with a strong commitment to innovative technology. Prior to this agreement, Nelson Electric had already implemented Savance’s Warehouse Management and Web Store modules.

  • Leslie Electric Replaces FACTS with Savance Enterprise

    May 2, 2012

    Leslie Electric is our newest addition to the Savance Enterprise users. Leslie is replacing an outdated FACTS system with the state-of-the-art Savance Enterprise system. The process had already begun as users began trialing the system using the quoting/RFQ and even ordering/purchasing before they even committed to the conversion. The transition will be seamless as Savance had already imported Leslie's accounts, vendors, inventory, and other critical data from FACTS for the evaluation process. Steve Asbury at Leslie Electric continues the family tradition that his relatives started over 80 years ago and hopes that a new system will give them a much needed increase in efficiency to keep up with the business demand. Leslie is a long time customer of Savance's, utilizing IT services and website design for years, and we are happy to officially welcome them into the Savance Enterprise family.

  • Drogen Electric Signs Agreement with Savance Enterprise

    May 2, 2012

    Drogen Electric signs a contract with Savance to license several modules, including bidding and quoting, warehouse management, web store, e-docs, and more as part of Savance Enterprise's conversion package for Array users. Drogen Electirc has been in business for over 60 years serving the mid-New York region for all electrical supplies. Drogen Electric's IT manager, Greg Clerke, welcomes the update to a Windows-based system built on a SQL platform with a commitment to several bottom-line operational improvements within their organization.

  • Major Enhancements to Warehouse Management

    October 17, 2011

    Savance releases major enhancements to our Warehouse Management module by providing a means for delivery and signature capture. This features gives drivers the ability to organize a manifest and sort deliveries, load a handheld gun with a manifest, and be guided to each stop. Once at a stop, drivers can efficiently pull the items, capture signature or refuse with reason, and cut their overall delivery time significantly. The system ties nicely into our Document Management module by creating a delivery document with the customer signature and exact delivery date/time in PDF format available for staff or even the customer to pull up at anytime.

  • Welcome to Savance Enterprise, Erin Electric

    August 15, 2011

    We welcome Erin Electrical Enterprises to the Savance family! Erin Electric just signed on with Savance to help bring them into the 21st century with a new bidding and quoting system, mobile technology, a web storefront, an electronic document management system, and an import engine. Erin Electric will be converting from an old Array system to Savance Enterprise in stages, allowing them to continue with normal business without any interruptions. We will be training new employees on the changes that are taking place, and also consulting in other areas. Erin Electric has been in business for over 50 years, and is a distributor of all major American Electrical Manufacturers. They service the Industrial, Commercial, Mining, Petrochemical, Energy, Water Treatment, Fishing, and Export Market and specialize in the "Hard to Find Parts". Tom Heffernen, owner and founder of Erin Electric, says he needs a more streamlined and simplified process for creating orders, tracking the order throughout the process, and getting it to the customer as quickly as possible. Another major area of Erin Electric's business is international, selling to municipalities and OEMs. Erin Elecric needed a way to service its overseas customers, so customers can see what items are in stock, the part’s information, and also be able to place an order online. Savance is also helping Tom get some of his slow moving stock out of his warehouse, so he can use that capital to invest in other areas of his growing business. We look forward to working with Tom and Erin Electric as they continue building their business far into the future.

  • New Features in Savance Enterprise 8.0

    October 13, 2010

    With Savance Enterprise 8.0, every document that is printed from the server can now also be exported into a PDF document with a configurable path and file name based on a configurable set of rules. This cuts out the process of scanning documents and can reduce paperwork. A company can even choose to print solely to this method for such things as a billing copy and adjust their workflow to utilize electronic documents rather than relying on a paper version.