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Graybar endorses Epicor Vista Information Services solution for electrical distributors

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has announced that Graybar, the Fortune 500 distributor of electrical, communications and other products, has endorsed the Epicor® Vista® Information Services solution for the electrical distribution industry.

Graybar, which operates nearly 240 North American distribution facilities, has joined more than 100 other leading electrical distributors in feeding out-the-door sales information to the industry-sanctioned Vista data warehouse. Established through a marketing partnership between Epicor and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), the Vista solution produces fact-based category sales reports that help promote channel efficiencies and improve the flow of information throughout the electrical supply chain.

“Graybar is committed to the security of our business information. At the same time, we recognize the value of collaborating with our peers to strengthen our entire industry,” said Robert A. Reynolds, chairman, president and CEO of Graybar. “Working with Epicor, we can protect the confidentiality of our data while leveraging the collective intelligence that can improve our industry as a whole.”

In addition to the electrical supply industry, Epicor Vista Information Services provides accurate, unbiased sales tracking, brand and category share, and other information to businesses in the independent hardware, lumber, home center, mass merchandiser, automotive aftermarket, and specialty retail industries.

Graybar and other distributor panel members, as well as industry manufacturers, utilize Vista reports to make faster, smarter decisions that will ultimately improve their competitive position and bottom-line performance. Basic distributor reports are provided to Vista/NAED panel members at no charge.

“By relying on Vista market intelligence, distributors and other businesses are eliminating the guesswork that often results in excess stock sitting on the shelf or in sales lost due to a lack of inventory,” said Rick Stanits, national sales manager, Vista Information Services for Epicor. “This is, above all, a business growth tool for the entire electrical distribution industry.”

Information from Epicor news release

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