What to Expect When Implementing Wholesale Distribution Compliance Software


Implementing wholesale distribution compliance software is no small feat, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult experience. By understanding the implementation process, you’ll feel confident and ready to make the switch and finally streamline state registrations, state reporting, distributor management and more.

Key considerations when implementing new compliance software 

What do you need to keep in mind before getting your three-tier compliance in order using a software solution? Here are some things to think about, based on what we’ve learned by helping 2,000+ clients get a handle on their brand registrations, state gallonage reporting and so many other facets of their business.

  • Buy-in from internal stakeholders: A team that fully understands how a software solution can reduce risk, centralize processes and help gain efficiency is a team that will help drive the project to the finish line.
  • Right timing for the business: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. While there’s no just-right time to make changes in any business, choose a time that doesn’t conflict with your organizational objectives. Don’t compromise success by starting the process during a period where you don’t have resources to devote to getting set up. And keep your eyes on the prize: Many of our customers see time-saving benefits within the first month of their implementation.
  • A point person: Having someone available to work closely with your ShipCompliant implementation consultant will speed up the process and help you meet project milestones. This liaison can provide updates and insight into the implementation process, offering visibility to your organization.


Working with Sovos ShipCompliant 

It generally takes a few training sessions  to get up and running with Sovos ShipCompliant Market Ready or 3-Tier Reporting. You will be asked to share required as well as recommended data that will help to effectively utilize ShipCompliant’s wholesale reporting offering. Your implementation consultant is always available to explain how your data will be utilized to generate complete and accurate state reports and registrations or to answer any questions about the process.

Sovos ShipCompliant helps get your products to market efficiently by pre-populating required fields and supporting documents so you can submit them automatically. By directly integrating with government systems, your state registration filings are expedited, and all held in one place.

In sum, what can you expect when onboarding with Sovos ShipCompliant?

  • World-class software: Our secure, cloud-based software can be accessed from anywhere and is updated centrally, so you never have to deal with inconvenient manual software updates.
  • A customizable solution that fits your needs: Collaborate with your account executive to understand what solution(s) meet the unique needs of your business. We’ll work together to design a set of solutions that includes everything you need. 
  • A team dedicated to your company: Your dedicated implementation consultant will guide you through setting up your customized ShipCompliant account.
  • Support when you need it: Enjoy unlimited free support from a team of specialists available by phone or email. You’ll also have the ability to browse our expansive Help library for self-serve troubleshooting.
  • Continued education: Our educational experts share best practices in our regularly scheduled customer training sessions and webinars. Tune in live or access our on-demand webinars at your leisure.

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