Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP software, offers functionality that manages production, orders and inventory for businesses of all sizes, including small businesses. The system integrates data through various channels such as manufacturing, supply chain, accounts and more, and stores it in a single centralized location.
These fully integrated solutions come with the option of installations on premise, SaaS, or in the cloud. There is no need to maintain exhaustive excel sheets and multiple records due to automation and integration across various departments.
Whether you are a small or enterprise-level business, there are ERP solutions designed to meet your needs. ERP’s have transformed from the more complex, difficult-to-use, and expensive software to modern-day, reliable and user-friendly options. These are efficient and eliminate the need for consultants or complex coding to seamlessly merge with your existing processes without significant changes.
For smaller businesses, cloud-based ERP models are providing multiple options at favorable price points. We discuss some of the promising ERP systems available to companies to meet their daily operational needs, and the importance of data integration via Commercient SYNC and IoT Pulse between CRM and other apps.
Sage 50 and Sage 100
Sage 50 (formerly called Peachtree accounting) and Sage 100 (formerly Sage MAS 90 and 200) are both accounting software designed for the American market. Sage 50 is meant for a smaller user base, while Sage 100 provides answers to the more complex process of larger companies by managing every aspect of business finance. Sage 100 can be customized and integrated with a host of applications to give it a winning edge over traditional systems.
Sage 50 offers greater scalability than similar accounting systems, functionality and value for the money. Sage 50 brings the benefits of both cloud and desktop accounting system in one cohesive system and can also be integrated with other solutions for improved functionality. There is also the popular Sage 50 UK.
Customer Success Story
RC Imaging leverages Sage 50 US and Salesforce for their business, which is in the medical manufacturing industry. They recently switched to Commercient SYNC to integrate their sales and accounting systems, helping give them a 360-degree view of sales. With a two-way SYNC, new accounts and orders created in Salesforce are integrated back to Sage 50. This eliminates duplication and entry errors, such as wrong addresses inputted. Read more here.
QuickBooks is one of the world’s leading software for accounting. It brings the advantage of smart accounting software to small- and medium-sized businesses with both on-premise and cloud solutions. You can manage sales and expenses of all daily accounting transactions as well as generate accurate reports with a simple to use interface.
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Another offering from Microsoft is Dynamics GP, an ERP solution catering to small- and medium-sized businesses. Designed to give you control over your accounting, inventory, and general business operations, Microsoft Dynamics GP can be configured and designed to meet the specific needs of a growing company. Backed by the reliability of Microsoft, it delivers on every aspect of the best ERP systems, and brings great insights into ERP data, propelling you towards business growth.
NetSuite runs all of your key financial business processes in the cloud to enable companies to operate seamlessly. NetSuite ERP software combined with Commercient’s expertise as a leading Integration solution provider ups the value quotient of this ERP for our customers. It is robust, highly scalable, well integrated and offers a right fit for all, be it a smaller domestic set-up or a medium size enterprise, across a host of industries.
SYSPRO ERP Software is a manufacturing ERP solution, perfectly aligned to meet the financial needs of those involved in manufacturing and distribution. It provides a competitive advantage by automating tasks and eliminating time-consuming spreadsheets, reducing errors, removing duplication and speeding-up exhausting manual tasks. An excellent investment, SYSPRO can be deployed in the cloud, on-premise, and accessed through mobile and smart devices.
Acumatica is a fast growing, cloud- and browser-based ERP software to hit the market and offers many features and advantages over other ERPs making it the go-to solution for small to medium-sized business. Its greatest benefit is that it comes bundled as one connected system together with CRM, BI, sales, inventory, purchasing, e-commerce, etc. with a single user interface. Extremely competitive on pricing, it improves user productivity through easy and quick functionality.
Epicor is a fully-integrated solution designed to help small and medium organizations take advantage of modern-day opportunities and delivers on choice, flexibility and agility to drive growth. The ERP finds applications across a host of industries making it versatile and powerful. It comes with built-in analytics which can intelligently be used to streamline the business process. Epicor ERP is designed around a service-oriented architecture and is modular in structure.
The Importance of Data Integration
Information within your ERP and CRM is siloed, and to enhance the efficiency of data across these systems, you leverage Commercient SYNC, the #1 data integration platform for sales. Your sales team will be able to access important ERP data directly in the CRM, such as customer information, sales history, invoicing, terms, serial numbers, inventory, and much more. New sales, accounts and invoices are SYNC’d from CRM to ERP.
Yet another product from Commercient’s offerings is IoT Pulse which connects your ERP to over 1,100 apps to bring you all the advantages that internet integration offers. Apps include HubSpot, email, marketing systems, eCommerce, etc. This will set your data free, and automate certain business processes.
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Raj Adhi is a professional writer, editor and blogger. She has completed her Graduation in Chemistry and Masters in Journalism from University of Mumbai.