CHOOSING THE RIGHT ERP SOLUTION

Posted by: BALA on  11th September 2017


Choosing the Right ERP Solution For Your eCommerce Business

In today’s complex retail landscape shaped by digital and mobile shopping, access to accurate data is essential for providing an optimal customer experience. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions can help you manage your data, but which ERP model is right for you?

LEGEND (KEY)

  • Traditional ERP
  • Open Source ERP
  • ERP for eCommerce

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Traditional ERP - Costly & Slow
  • Open Source ERP - Quick to Download & Inexpensive
  • ERP for eCommerce - Quick, Easy & Affordable

EFFECT ON ORGANIZATION

  • Traditional ERP – Often time – Consuming to operate & train staff to use
  • Open Source ERP – Easy to access but takes time to learn
  • ERP for eCommerce – Improves operational efficiency & reduces labor hours

CUSTOMIZATION

  • Traditional ERP – Difficult to customize; upgrades erase prior customizations
  • Open Source ERP – Tech professional or open source community required for upgrades & customizations
  • ERP for eCommerce – Workflows easy to customize with features specific to your eCommerce operation

SCALABILITY

  • Traditional ERP – Older platforms are not flexible & don’t scale well
  • Open Source ERP – Able to scale up to a certain point
  • ERP for eCommerce – Unlimited scalability for orders, products and users

SUPPORT

  • Traditional ERP – Present, but costly
  • Open Source ERP – Non-existent
  • ERP for eCommerce – Full support for customizations & upgrades

REAL-TIME DATA VISIBILITY

  • Traditional ERP –  Data fragmented throughout the organization
  • Open Source ERP – Does not support necessary data visibility for eCommerce
  • ERP for eCommerce – Designed to support eComerce with full data visibility

eCOMMERCE INTEGRATION

  •  Traditional ERP – Possible, but costly & time-consuming
  • Open Source ERP – Built for a variety of industries rather than one specific niche
  • ERP for eCommerce – Easy Integration with Back-end: inventory management, suppliers, accounting. Front-end: eCommerce platforms, online marketplaces, mobile, POS
 
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