New York, NY 10016, US
Web Service Software
BizSlate is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system designed to revolutionize supply chain management for small distribution and manufacturing businesses in apparel, footwear, housewares, and consumer goods. BizSlate ERP significantly improves how these businesses manage their customers, vendors, orders, inventory, and logistics. The SaaS ERP market is hot, and expected to grow from 22% to 45% of the overall $30 billion industry by 2023. Current ERP providers such as SAP and Oracle are far too complex, cost prohibitive, and take too long to implement. Alternatively, small business solutions such as Sage and Microsoft Dynamics prove to be limited in functionality and based on out-dated legacy system principles that do not bring enough value to many small businesses. These 2 extremes leave a large chasm where the majority of small and medium sized businesses struggle to find the correct solution for their needs. Netsuite served this space until they grew to approximately $200 million, and have since turned that back on the small business market and clearly focus on the larger businesses, targeting SAP and Oracle as competitors.
BizSlate uniquely bridges the gap of large enterprise ERPs with ease-of-use, affordability, and mobility, finally providing small businesses with the type of system they need to succeed, let alone survive. BizSlate ERP is designed by a management team with over 4 decades of ERP and supply chain experience, coupled with guidance of a customer steering committee. Every feature of BizSlate ERP break the mold of out-dated ERP methodologies, and gets into the mind of the end user. Instead of replacing QuickBooks, BizSlate integrates with QuickBooks and converts it into an enterprise application, eliminating a huge barrier of adoption and easing the process of implementing an ERP.
Preparing to launch BizSlate into production, the company has already established a disruptive reputation, and has won 3 awards.
Products / Services
BizSlate is developed from the perspective of how small businesses operate. Whether their company is in the apparel, footwear, housewares, or consumer goods industries, BizSlate features and functions are designed to ease operations and significantly improve their supply chain. The following is a list of features and capabilities slated for 2014:
– Sync with QuickBooks for financial reporting
– Incorporates “Best of Breed” approach so SMBs can continue using disparate systems they’ve invested in
– Blends ease-of-use with large scale enterprise features and functionality
– Focus is on supply chain and operations
– Designed under the guidance of a customer steering committee
– Order entry and system management via iPad and tablets
Modules include Product Management, Customer Management, Vendor Management, Sales Orders, Vendor Purchase Orders, Warehouse and Inventory, and Logistics.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kalman is an experienced business leader and enterprise supply chain software expert. Prior to BizSlate, Mr. Kalman was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of eZCom Software Inc., a SaaS EDI provider that Mr. Kalman ran successfully for 10 years. Under his leadership and with little outside capital, eZCom evolved from the ground up into a well-respected, highly competitive company. Mr. Kalman recognized the opportunity to help SMBs with increasing supply chain pains, based on his experience and track record helping customers transform their businesses by addressing their most crucial technology challenges. As a result, he left eZCom to spinoff the ERP business and position BizSlate to capitalize on a large and growing market opportunity.
Mr. Kalman has been recognized as a leading authority in the supply chain space. He is honored by being included as one of the top supply chain professionals in the country by Supply and Demand Chain Executive for the past consecutive 6 years.
Steven Newman brings over 30 years of retail experience in the Women’s,Men’s,Kids and Accessories areas to BizSlate’s Board. Most recently Steven was the CEO of Loehmann’s. Prior to his work at Loehmann’s, Steven was the President of women’s specialty retailer Ashley Stewart Inc. where he led the company’s merchandising,marketing,design,store operations,store presentation,planning,allocation and CRM efforts. Steven also served as the EVP at New York & Company for 4 years.. Steven was an integral part of the team who took the company private and then launched its successful IPO one year later. Steven was the President of Eddie Bauer Apparel from 2000-2002 and spent 5 years at Brooks Brothers, where he held different positions inclusive of becoming the company’s President in 1997. Steven held senior executive positions at Ann Taylor and Gap Inc.where he spent 8 years. Steven began his career in fashion retailing in the buying departments of Burdines and Macy’s East in New York.
Lisa is a sales executive with over 25 years’ experience building high-performance sales teams and relationships at the executive levels of Fortune 500 companies. She has expertise in vertical industries and sales of product, SaaS solutions and services. She is currently Vice President of North American Sales for the Marketing Solutions Group at AtTask, a Utah-based Enterprise Work Management SaaS software provider. Prior to joining AtTask, Lisa was Vice President of Sales, eastern region, for alteryx, the Vice President of Sales for the eastern US for Eloqua, Vice President of Global Enterprise Sales for Salesforce.com, and head of North American and European Sales for Avotus Corporation. Lisa also served as Director of East Coast Sales for I-Many Inc., Global Account Manager, Regional Manager, and Area Vice President for Oracle Corporation, and Sales and Business Development for both Claris Corporation and IBM Corporation.
Andy Funk is a founding members of Virtela (www.virtela.net) the worldwide leader in Global Cloud networking which was acquired in 2014 by NTT Communications for $525 Million. Andy has earned a reputation as a driving force in the networking industry, earning a worldwide honor of being ‘Top 40 in the world, under 40 years of age’. Andy was instrumental in developing Virtela’s disruptive multi-carrier model for delivering global network and cloud services. Andy was responsible for creating Virtela’s extensive global footprint, developing and managing more than 750 service provider relationships. He is also the architect behind Virtela’s automation of the complex global supply chain, tracking current price and ongoing performance of providers worldwide, giving customers optimal service selection, a pivotal competitive differentiation. Andy holds degrees in Finance and Economics and has an MBA from University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.