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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.
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.
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!"
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.» Read more
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!"
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!
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!
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.» Read more
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 email@example.com or sign up through our Events page.
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.» Read more
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or sign up through our Events page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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 email@example.com, or through our event signup form.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also reach out to your Account Executive directly.» Read more
May 30, 2018
Savance Enterprise is featured in the 2018 Distribution Software Guide.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
May 1, 2017
Savance Enterprise is happy to be featured in the 2017 Distribution Software Guide.
April 3, 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!
January 13, 2017
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:
October 28, 2016
August 2, 2016
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2016
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!
January 21, 2016
January 11, 2016
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!
November 6, 2015
September 23, 2015
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
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.
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:
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
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 email@example.com, call us at 877- SAVANCE, or schedule an Free Demo.
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."
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."
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:
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.
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:
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:
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 10, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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