Posted June 28, 2017

DDI System acquires General Data

DDI System, a distribution ERP technology provider, has acquired General Data Systems of St Louis.

Founded in 1981, General Data Systems serves small to medium sized wholesale distributors in a cross section of industry verticals.

“As the distribution marketplace meets the challenges of online competition, GDS welcomes this new partnership with DDI System and their Inform ERP software. Inform ERP is an exceptionally robust system handling the specific workflow of wholesale distribution while providing a unique holistic approach to CRM, mobility and eCommerce,” said GDS president Allen Whiting.

DDI president and founder Adam Waller sees the coming together of the two companies as an exciting growth opportunity for clients. “At DDI, we focus on distributor success leveraging industry specific functionality combined with technology to foster customer engagement in a shifting digital market,” said Waller.

“DDI and GDS share a deep commitment to operational excellence for the independent distributor. This merger will add even more experienced professionals to the DDI team and a well-established path forward for GDS’ loyal users,” added COO Barbara Jagoe. “DDI’s history of proven data migration and implementation is what drives success early on when adopting a new ERP system. Our dedication to our clients and their distribution challenges is the reason DDI continues to be a partner of choice for over 850 distribution companies throughout North America.”

GDS users can participate in an open-forum session with GDS president Allen Whiting and DDI leadership on June 28. The discussion will highlight the move forward strategy and address any questions current GDS users may have. The session will spotlight DDI’s breadth of capabilities including a focus on eCommerce, embedded CRM and mobility for sales teams on the go.