About Dave Savard

Dave Savard is a distribution software advocate at Beckard Associates Ltd. Beckard Associates is an ERP and Wholesale Distribution Software firm in Toronto, Canada.

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – This is War

Hi Everyone; Your grandparents were asked to go to war. You are asked to stay at home on a sofa and watch Netflix. Please encourage everyone around you to take this seriously. Stay home if you can - make no mistake, we are at war and your actions can have a significant effect of your [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:53:13-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

COVID-19 Action Planning Guide – PANDEMIC UPDATE

Hi Everyone; You should now have formulated and started execution of your company COVID-19 Action Plan. You will have little warning or planning time once an area for quarantine is announced. It is expected that 70% of the population could be affected in an uncontrolled outbreak. Both Italy and the Taiwan area around the same [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:41:39-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

COVID-19: Business Continuity Plans

Hi Everyone; With all the current news on the COVID-19 spread, it is important for you to remain calm and review with staff your business continuity plan. Don't have a formal plan yet, OK, well now is a good time to put one together. A business continuity plan simply identifies ways to mitigate impacts from [...]

By |2020-03-12T09:03:24-05:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Ways Web Based Inventory Management Software Improves Your Productivity

Web based inventory management software is designed to run in a browser.  It offers you and your staff many more ways to service your customers, engage your prospects and to manage your daily operations. Here are 5 ways web based inventory management software can improve your productivity: 1. Get up and running quickly Web based [...]

By |2017-01-25T15:48:02-05:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Paperless office – are we any closer?

Twenty years ago everyone was talking about the paperless office. With the introduction of personal computers, email attachments, electronic document delivery and relatively inexpensive server storage, we were expected to be part of the paperless office revolution. It never happened. Twenty years on and there is still a large amount of paper being generated and [...]

By |2017-01-25T13:52:31-05:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Get your Warehouse Ready for 2015

Wholesale Distribution operations spend big money to operate and manage warehouse functions. You have invested in inventory you hope you are able to sell, you bought or leased heavy equipment to move the goods and you have hired and trained competent staff to manage all this movement. Now is a good time to do an [...]

By |2020-06-29T09:52:24-05:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Yearly Inventory Count – Are you Ready?

Get Ready for your Year End Inventory Count Yes, it is that time of year that many of us dread.  Winter snow storms and the Year End Inventory Count. I can not control the weather, but the inventory count can be managed.  Your inventory count can be an easy process that is completed in reasonable [...]

By |2017-01-25T13:52:31-05:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Forget about Google’s car… I want these on my roads!

There has been alot of news reports on the development of the self driving car being designed by Google.  This is very impressive technology and creative design that will make the roads safer for all drivers.  But are cars the biggest problem on our roads?  I live in North America's fourth largest city and the [...]

By |2018-02-14T10:50:04-05:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is your business software holding you back?

When you started out, Simply Accounting or Quickbooks seemed like the best solution for your business needs. Now you have some doubts. Is your business software holding you back? One moment please Listen to what staff are saying in your office about the software they use. Do they complain about the lack of speed and performance? Has [...]

By |2017-01-25T13:52:32-05:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

How many order processing errors are you making?

A perfect order has the right product, in the right quantity and it was delivered at the right time. We are all aiming for this but sometimes we fall short and it can be costly. Order processing errors typically result in the products being returned and credit issues. This all takes up valuable staff time and [...]

By |2017-01-25T13:52:32-05:00November 25th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments