Developing a Specific Program for Specific Needs


Unfortunately, the vast majority of ePayables programs are stymied by current market conditions. Those hundreds of manufacturers are in fact a problem for any off-the-shelf ePayables solution, especially because the PO requirements and invoice data is typically different for each company you work with. That means that to truly get an ePayables system that works for your supply chain management needs, you’ll need something customized. That means time and work before you’ve got something great to use. But the fact is that it’s a very worthwhile investment.

In order to reduce the pressure a little, it helps to reduce the complexity and number of steps it takes to get anything done in supply chain management. Distribution centers have to work extremely fast in order to compete in today’s market, so any loss of speed can register as a big problem with clients who depend on you and your warehouses. If you could have a fully integrated supply chain software system that automated your orders and tracked inventory precisely, wouldn’t it be worth sitting down with developers? More and more companies are saying ‘yes’, and they are becoming the most competitive in the business.

Charlie Alsmiller

Throughout his career, Charlie Alsmiller has focused on customer problems in difficult industries such as Energy and Telecommunications. Prior to starting Appterra in 2005, Alsmiller was VP of Global Operations for Allegro Development, a leading provider of software for the energy sector. He has also served as president of OmniSpace Technologies, a leading SaaS provider that he founded in 1999. He spent over 10 years in the consulting world with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting, where he participated in a wide variety of projects for very high profile clients. Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business. Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development

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