News release: EDI Implementation Specialist joins SalesPad’s growing team

August 23, 2017

SalesPad hires Marlene Tate to bring EDI expertise to implementation team; Tate brings over 15 years of industry experience

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – SalesPad, a Grand Rapids-based software company, today announced Marlene Tate has joined their team as an EDI Implementation Specialist.

“A big part of our success at SalesPad is hiring talented individuals who bring unique perspectives and skills to our team,” said Matt Williams, SalesPad’s President and Co-Founder. “Marlene’s insights and industry knowledge will be extremely valuable to our team, clients and overall growth of SalesPad. EDI is already playing a huge role in the direction of, not only our software product and company, but of the entire distribution industry as a whole. Marlene will be vital in bringing that industry knowledge to our customers, as well as advocating on their behalf for improvements and innovation to our current product offering.”

As an EDI Implementation Specialist, Tate will oversee implementation of EDI functionality in coordination with SalesPad’s integration partner SPS Commerce. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) allows a company to electronically send item information to an online retailer and to send order information from an online retailer to the company fulfilling the order. EDI allows businesses to sell their products through the online stores of big-box retailers such as Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Working with the software implementation team, Tate will help new and existing SalesPad clients add EDI functionality to their ERP system.

Tate brings 15 years of experience in business systems analysis and support. Prior to joining SalesPad, Tate was the Database Coordinator for Hart & Cooley, Inc., an EDI Analyst for Middleville Tool & Die and User Acceptance Testing Coordinator at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Tate is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems from Western Michigan University.

“SalesPad is leading the way in helping companies of all sizes manage their inventory, process orders and distribute their products,” said Tate. “It’s gratifying to be part of a company that’s empowering businesses to increase their productivity while saving money, and I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the implementation team.”

SalesPad employs over 100 employees. To learn more about SalesPad and view current job openings, visit


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Built from a partnership between a small business owner and a developer, SalesPad knows operational ERP. It’s why we exist, and why more than 15,000 people trust SalesPad to manage their distribution operations. We believe that inventory is the lifeblood of a business. After all, you can’t sell what you don’t have. This is why we empower businesses by providing them 100% visibility into their inventory management process. We work alongside existing accounting platforms like Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks to deliver meaningful customer data without compromising the security of core financials. For more, visit

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