Jimmy Dickinson serves as wholesale distribution industry solution principal and vice president at NTT DATA Business Solutions. He has been in the industry for over 16 years and working with NTT DATA Business Solutions for over 14 years in a variety of roles including – director of solution engineering, solution architect, and industry solutions expert. Through numerous customer projects, he has developed extensive experience in all aspects of SAP business applications selection, implementation, and optimization. Jimmy prides himself on his value orientation, attention to detail and creative spirit.
As a founding member and the CEO of DataXstream Tim has acquired over 25 years of business experience and over 20 years of experience in SAP systems architecture and program delivery. Tim‘s knowledge base includes integration, project management and product development in a wide variety of industries. Tim specializes in the development of SAP technical strategies and services for customers with a pragmatic, get the job done approach. His extensive SAP technical and functional background has enabled him to bring real value to customers of all sizes and complexities. An alpine ski enthusiast, Tim coaches and races Slalom and GS.
Webinar On-Demand: How Wholesale and Distribution is Using Available Technologies to Win in the Current Market – Hosted by DataXstream
Facing constantly changing technological advances in the software solution industry, mirroring this in the Wholesale and Distribution workforce is integral to remain competitive in the market. In an industry that relies on quick and seamless transactions to get the sale, SAP S/4HANA, RISE, and Industry Cloud Solutions are the answers to increase wholesale company’s productivity. Tim Yates, President and CEO of DataXstream, and Jimmy Dickinson, Vice President of NTT Data Business Solutions, join host Pete Perkins, to speak of their Industry Cloud and SAP integrations that turn data into deliverables.
Perkins, the Senior Vice President of Value Chains Markets, and analyst from SAP Insider, shares questions for Yates and Dickinson regarding how “ leveraging technology will broaden their offerings and improve their business processes and secure their place in the future marketplace” (Perkins). Overall, exemplifying the challenges distributors faced in recent years, as technology has “outpaced” the rate of adoption.
Both Yates and Dickinson share their perspective as they detail issues that wholesale distributor’s face in the current market, and share how their products from DateXStream optimize the buyer and seller experience. Reflecting this sentiment, Dickinson describes, “this is where Multi-Channel order management is the differentiator for wholesalers. You can run simple to complex order processes across all channels in a single solution”. When you improve your processes, you improve your customer service, thus creating and retaining business.
Here, Yates emphasized the benefit of visibility that this software provides by implementing systems that allow for agility, combating a shifting market, “Cross plant sourcing visibility is a built in feature that is easy to use and efficient”. In a volatile market, when businesses have transparency of data, distributors can make better decisions for their company and for their customers. From a seller standpoint, it is explained that there is value in streamlining and simplifying business processes.
This webinar gives listeners a glimpse into the Wholesale Distribution arena, highlighting the source and integration initiatives that are giving Wholesale Distributor’s an edge over their competition. Using both integration software and streamlining will provide a decisive market edge over competitors.
From this webinar you will:
- Hear success stories from Wholesale Distributor’s experience with SAP, DataXstream software, and Industry Cloud solutions
- The importance of a shift in focus on customer experience
- Understand what cross-channel means and why its important
- Learn how these systems create visibility of data to create a more informed decision-making process for Wholesale Distributors