Lindsey Jenkins

Lindsey Jenkins

Lindsey Jenkins

Lindsey Jenkins is a Market Research Associate at SelectHub. When she’s not writing about ERP software, you will probably find her watching Game of Thrones, curating Spotify playlists or playing board games with friends. She is a proud alumna of the University of Missouri, where she studied journalism with an emphasis in magazine writing.

Distribution Software for Small Businesses: Benefits and Features

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Many businesses streamline their operations by using distribution software. Small business use of this technology was historically minimal due to the robust abilities and the high cost associated with distribution ERP tools. Fortunately, as software industries have changed and more solutions have become available, distribution ERP software has become a viable option for small businesses.

Distribution software for small businesses can help clients get orders out on time, track shipments and follow-up with customers. Many solutions allow you to customize your program with your specific business needs in mind. Changes in available pricing models and deployment strategies are some of the factors that are making this tool more readily accessible to small businesses.

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Top 5 Most Common ERP Modules

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The value of ERP software can best be summed up by its centralization of a wide range of front office and back office processes. There are many different ERP modules available that can be added to a system to further customize the solution for your business. For example, if you find a vendor that aligns with your business needs but doesn’t have CRM functionality included in its base package, you may choose to integrate a module in order to implement those capabilities for your system. ERP’s high modularity makes it an attractive and easily personalizable tool that suits a variety of workflows.

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MRP vs ERP: A Comprehensive Comparison of the Difference Between ERP and MRP Systems

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In your software search, you’ve likely come across both ERP and MRP. Many definitions of these software categories don’t include much differentiation between the two, which can make the process of choosing a system pretty confusing. Not to mention the fact that they are only one letter off from each other and that they both heavily deal with the manufacturing industry. Well, we’re here to alleviate some of that confusion by comparing MRP vs ERP. So, what exactly is the difference between an MRP system and ERP software? Let’s start with some definitions.

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ERP Integration: Strategy, Challenges, Benefits, and Key Types

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The common phrase, “United we stand, divided we fall,” applies to more than just war movies and superhero TV shows. It’s also a great example of why ERP integration is key to running a successful business. By putting together multiple “best of breed” applications to build or fortify a near-custom ERP solution, your business can automate processes and increase revenue. So, what exactly is ERP software and what does integration mean in this context? In this article, we will explore these basic definitions along with looking at some of the benefits, pitfalls and challenges involved in ERP system integrations.

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ERP Strategy: What to Keep in Mind Before Implementation

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When you’re buying software, it’s important to keep in mind the various costs associated with implementing an ERP solution, in addition to the price of the license. Due to factors such as cost and scale, it is especially important to develop a specific ERP strategy for your business before you make the move to implement your solution. After all, you wouldn’t buy a house before having an inspection done or getting your financial affairs in order. It’s the same premise with ERP software.

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How ERP Contract Management Boosts Business

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ERP software contains a variety of features that vary from vendor to vendor. Some ERP features are pretty standard across the industry, but there are additional modules and add-ons available on a case-by-case basis that can assist your business with more specific needs. ERP contract management is one of these special features that can speed up manual workflows and increase revenue.

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ERP Components: The Core Parts to Enterprise Resource Planning

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ERP software has a wide range of features and add-ons available from vendor to vendor. However, you don’t want to put the cart before the horse by looking at add-ons before locking down the main ERP components that you need present in your software. You wouldn’t go to a car dealership and start asking about customized rims before looking at features such as mileage and safety ratings. The same thinking applies to ERP systems.

Ultimately, ERP software is very modular and you can usually pick and choose which features you want to have present in your solution. We’ve created this list of six of the most commonly desired features to help you formulate an idea of some of the functions you might be interested in having for your business needs. But first…

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