NMGI Validates the Importance of Supply Chain for SMEs

Netfira is the featured solution in a new research paper on the logistics of Supply Chain Management (SCM) by leading accounting and ERP industry experts Dr. Robert H. Spencer and Randy Johnston, both of Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI).

Walnut Creek, CA, May 10, 2011 – Netfira, a B2B software solutions provider, is the featured solution in a new research paper on the logistics of Supply Chain Management (SCM) by leading accounting and ERP industry experts Dr. Robert H. Spencer and Randy Johnston, both of Network Management Group, Inc. (NMGI).

In their paper, “Small Businesses NEED Logistics Too!” the authors confirm that seamless and easy to use logistics continue to be a critical requirement for successful SMEs (Small to Medium size Enterprises) but that this need has been too costly and difficult to implement – until now. The paper cites Netfira as the premier example of how even the smallest business is now able to integrate state-of-the-art supply chain/ERP logistical solutions into the business software they already use. Spencer and Johnston affirm, “The beauty of the Netfira solution is that it manages the data flow between Enterprise to SMB, as well as SMB to SMB. So the small business… buyer from an Enterprise level company has an embedded, integrated, Cloud-based solution to facilitate the logistics of buying product.”

According to Netfira Chief Operating Officer Alf Goebel, “Netfira products are designed to easily and seamlessly integrate with the accounting/ERP systems SMEs typically use, as well as the systems very large enterprises use, such as SAP. Netfira not only offers REAL-TIME product and pricing visibility in a business’s supply chain, it eliminates the costs, delays and errors of manual entry systems.”

The research paper concludes, “Netfira provides the missing link to supply chain for small business… .” The full text of the article can be accessed at www.nmgi.com and www.accountingsoftwareworld.com.

About the Authors
Robert H. Spencer, PhD. is the Director of Management Advisory Services for Network Management Group, Inc. (www.nmgi.com) and has been published and quoted in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and journals over his career. Dr. Spencer has 40 years of experience consulting to Manufacturing and Distribution and has authored several books on accounting software selection and implementation, including CRM and Supply Chain Management. An estimated 36,000 CPAs visit his Blog monthly at http://bobspencer.com. He has been recognized by Who’s Who in Business and Industry, Accounting Technology Magazine, Accounting Today, CPA Practice Advisor and many other professional organizations.

Randy Johnston (www.randyjohnston.com), Executive Vice-President of Network Management Group, Inc. has been an entrepreneur, technologist, and teacher for most of his career and was recently inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame. Mr. Johnston has nearly 30 years of experience consulting to both discrete and processing Manufacturing as well as Distribution. He has personally implemented a number of SCM installations and has detailed working knowledge of the processes as well as the issues faced by small businesses. He is particularly well known for his technology update overview, accounting software, and paperless office expertise. He helps businesses with strategic technology planning, accounting software selection, document management selection and planning, and business continuity planning.

Both authors have at various times been named to the list of “The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” by Accounting Today, a leading accounting industry publication. The CPA Technology Advisor, published by Cygnus Business Media, has also recently honored each of them as a “Top 25 Thought Leader in Accounting.”

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