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August Events where You Can Find the DiCentral Team


DiCentral is looking forward to a busy August attending many of the best conferences and events! Here's a glimpse of where we'll be:

SCUG Q3 Meeting, August 13th, Carlsbad, California — Hosted by SCUG (Southern California Users Group), this one-day conference offers networking opportunities with your local JD Edwards customer peers. Learn more at

MAGIC, August 18th-20th, Las Vegas, Nevada — MAGIC is the largest global marketplace for contemporary men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, accessories, and sourcing resources—and the world’s most comprehensive forum for fashion buyers and brands. Learn more at

Acumatica Partner Summit 2014, August 25th-29th, Denver, Colorado — The Acumatica Partner Summit is the premier invitation-only event where the entire Acumatica partner ecosystem gathers to explore the future of the award-winning Cloud ERP platform, get certified, and collaborate on accelerating success in the cloud. Learn more at

See you soon!

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

Microsoft World Partner Conference Day 3 Is Underway!


Day two of the Microsoft World Partner Conference was very exciting! Our EDI integration and DiSupply experts welcomed Microsoft partners to the DiCentral booth #2018 where we demonstrated our newest solution, DiSupply, and we networked on Microsoft Dynamics partnership opportunities. Today we have many surprises for our booth visitors! Also, it's the last day to enter for a chance to win the GroPro Hero3 camera. Come on by! Mention this post and double your chances of winning.

Microsoft WPC 2014 DiCentral

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

DiCentral Announces DiSupply to the Channel


DiCentral is excited to announce the availability of DiCentral DiSupplyDiSupply for channel partners. With over 20,000 retailers already using DiSupply today, the solution facilitates easy communication and transactions between stores, distributors, vendors, and sales reps. The improved communication and accurate data interchange leads to a significant decrease in stock shortages and vastly improved productivity for sales reps and managers, as well as improved customer service and an immediate return on investment.

"DiSupply is perfectly suited for the platform technology and equipment in the Microsoft ecosystem," shared Frank Tuan-Anh Nguyen, director of development, Microsoft Vietnam. "The interface is intuitive and familiar; businesses on the Microsoft platform can deploy and use DiSupply quite easily."

"DiCentral has a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship with Microsoft," says Jacques Dulac, chief solutions officer for DiCentral. "We are grateful for the critical role Microsoft played in helping enable our new solution, DiSupply, to work with Windows 8 and, therefore, be available to more people, including those on Windows 8 mobile devices."

Read the press release at

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

Microsoft World Partner Conference Has Begun!


Microsoft World Partner Conference 2014 has officially begun! As a proud Gold Partner of Microsoft and a Bronze Sponsor of the WPC, DiCentral is gearing up for a great week! We have EDI integration experts on hand for supply chain consultations, demos of our newest supply chain connection solution, DiSupply, and of course lots of cool giveaways, including a GroPro Hero3 camera! Come by and see us at booth #2018 (pictured below)! Mention this post for an extra chance of winning one of our prizes.

Microsoft WPC DiCentral

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

DiCentral Board Member Robert Sakowitz Featured on Houston Public Media


DiCentral board member Robert Sakowitz, president and CEO of Houston-based Hazak Corporation—a strategies and marketing consulting firm—was featured on Houston Public Media's Bauer Business Focus earlier today. Robert discussed Houston's trade infrastructure needs, including upgrades necessary to successfully accommodate the expected increase in trade through the Panama Canal once the Panama Canal Authority completes work on a new set of locks by early 2016.

Houston 88.7 Robert Sakowitz

Listen to the conversation at

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

Cultivate'14 Is Next Week — the DiCentral Team Will Be There!


AmericanHort's annual convention and trade show, Cultivate - An AmericanHort Experience (formerly OFA Short Course), is happening next week at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Cultivate isCultivate DiCentral the largest horticultural industry event in North America, serving every segment from production and retail to installation and suppliers. If you're attending, be sure to look for us—we will be happy to speak with you about your organization's supply chain integration needs.

Learn more about the event at

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

We'll See You at the Microsoft World Partner Conference Next Week!


The Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) kicksMicrosoft WPC 2014 DiCentral off next week in Washington, DC—as a proud Bronze Sponsor, DiCentral is looking forward to a great event!
Be sure to visit our booth #2018 where we'll be demonstrating our secure data integration with MS Dynamics GP, and showcasing our latest advances in streamlining supply chain operations for Microsoft GP users. We will also be introducing our new DiSupply solution that enables entire supply chains to be connected.
We have lots of cool prizes to give away, including a GoPro Hero3 camera! Come by our booth for a chance to win!

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

Top U.S. Apparel Companies for 2014


Apparel Magazine has recently released its annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. apparel companies. The rankings are based on profitability—lululemon athletica, which took this year's top spot, earned a 17.6% profitability, while New York & Co., ranked at the very bottom, earned a profitability of 0.26%. 

Apparel Magazine DiCentral
The following are the top ten from the list:
  1. lululemon athletica
  2. Gildan
  3. The Buckle
  4. Zuoan
  5. Francesca's Collections
  6. VF
  7. Ralph Lauren
  8. Nike
  9. Urban Outfitters
  10. UniFirst
Read more about Apparel's ranking of the top 50 apparel companies here.

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

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Oracle Acquires MICROS Systems for $5.3B


MICROS Systems, a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, has been purchased by Oracle for approximately $5.3 billion.

In a company press release, Oracle President Mike Hurd stated, "Oracle has successfully helped customers across multiple industries harness the power of cloud, mobile, social, big data and the internet of things to transform their businesses. We anticipate delivering compelling advantages to companies within the Hospitality and Retail industries with the acquisition of MICROS.”

Oracle MICROS DiCentralThe press release went on to state that "[t]he addition of MICROS extends Oracle’s offerings in industries by combining MICROS’ industry specific applications with Oracle’s business applications, technologies and cloud portfolio. Together, Oracle and MICROS will help hotels, food & beverage facilities, and retailers to accelerate innovation, transform their businesses, and delight customers with complete, open and integrated solutions."

More information about the acquisition is available at

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

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Beacon EDI Customers: Have You Considered DiCentral?


Dear Beacon EDI customers,

Beacon EDI has recommended SPS Commerce as a great alternative to taking care of your supply chain data needs. We at DiCentral have to respectfully disagree. In fact, we think that our EDI solutions and services would be a perfect fit for Beacon EDI customers. Here’s why:

We’ve been experts in supply chain integration software and services for over 14 years.

Since 2000, DiCentral has been an industry leader in supply chain integration software and services. With over 6000 valued customers processing millions of transactions annually, DiCentral has consistently delivered quality products and services across multiple industries, including retail, automotive, warehousing, logistics, and more. In short, our offerings simplify the way our customers do business through supply chain integration.

Our customer support is award winning. DiCentral Beacon EDI

Our Customer Support department, based at our headquarters in Houston, Texas, has won multiple Stevie Awards. That’s a testament to how hard we work to make our customers successful.

The customer support service is available to our customers at no extra cost; while some companies expect you to pay for their assistance, we feel it is our responsibility to be available when you need it.

Our expertise is enabling small and medium-sized businesses do what they do, only better.

We specialize in enabling small and medium-sized businesses to exchange critical business data with trading partners while meeting complex trading partner demands. We have worked closely with businesses just like yours for over 14 years, and have developed the tools and services necessary for you to excel in your industry, including: cloud EDI; on-premise EDI; EDI-to-ERP integration; logistics management; and order, inventory, and warehouse management. If you have a supply chain data need, we have a tried and tested solution ready and available.

So, if you're ready to consider DiCentral we would love to speak with you about what we can offer your organization—call us today at 281-480-1121 option 4.

-Daniel Ford, DiCentral

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