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(This post was originally published on April 20, 2016. It has been updated for accuracy and completeness).
A growing retail business often needs to upgrade their technology to keep up with operations. One of the bigger technology investments you’ll make is in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This technology often becomes the lifeline of your business. It’s where you handle your financials, order processing, product information, reporting, and more. It’s been a technology that retailers and wholesalers have turned to for many years to manage all different aspects of their business.
Just like other technology systems, ERPs are also making the move to cloud services allowing them to be more affordable and flexible. This article will define what an ERP is, the benefits of cloud-based ERP systems, and list out today’s top ERP systems. We hope this helps you decide whether you’re ready for an ERP and how to evaluate the best one for your business.(more…)
As merchants grow their business, so does their technology stack. Most merchants have multiple software systems to run their business to help with everyday tasks like inventory management, order processing, shipping, accounting, payment processing and customer management. The list keeps going.
One of the more important technology investments you make is in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. Your ERP can quickly become the backbone of your business and where most your processes are taken care of like orders, inventory, financial, customer, and supplier information. The challenge then is how you share the information from your ERP into your other critical systems like your eCommerce, POS, and 3PL systems.
Many turn to system integration to automate data between their systems, but ERP integration projects can seem overwhelming. If you’re considering integrating your ERP, learn what the benefits and challenges are of integration projects.(more…)
(This post was last published on on October 27th, 2017. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Many Shopify merchants don’t realize that operating with siloed software systems is holding their online business back. While having an ERP like NetSuite is an important investment in your operations, so is integrating it with Shopify and Shopify Plus. Without integration, your NetSuite implementation is likely costing you more than you realize.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you operating as efficiently as you can?
- Are you able to focus on your customer and selling instead of bookkeeping?
- How much data do you manually enter between Shopify/Shopify Plus and NetSuite?
If you don’t have a satisfactory answer to all three of those questions, it’s time to look at integrating Shopify and NetSuite.
This post discusses why you need to integrate Shopify and NetSuite and how to pick an integration approach that’s best for you. (more…)
(This post was last published on March 11, 2015. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Installing an ERP like Sage is a crucial step for growing online businesses. ERPs are necessary tools to help manage inventory, purchasing and financial reporting. Even though necessary, adding another system to your technology stack complicates your business processes.
Instead of just working out of your eCommerce system like Magento, you now must worry about sharing that same data from Magento to Sage and vice-versa. This often requires you to hand-key online orders, inventory counts and shipping/tracking data between the two. Even during normal selling times, manual data entry can take employees several hours daily, slow down processes, and be error-prone.
When considering implementing an ERP like Sage, it’s important to consider how it will integrate with Magento. Integration eliminates manual data entry to ensure operational efficiency and data integrity across your organization. This article will provide a quick comparison of Sage’s various products and the best way to integrate with Magento. (more…)
You work hard to grow your retail business. You increase your presence online, open new retail locations, and add wholesale customers. As you expand though, you continue to add layers of complexity to your operations. You rely on moving data between multiple systems such as your eCommerce platform, POS and ERP to continue to process orders and keep finances in check.
Without automation, passing data between your systems becomes a laborious and time-consuming process that ultimately puts customer service levels at risk.
When your company starts to feel these pressures internally, it’s time to consider integrating Shopify and Shopify Plus to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which is now Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to transform your operations into the efficient and smoothing running business you know you can be. (more…)