The industrial products industry is broad and diverse. Products range from chemicals and fasteners to ladders and lifts. The manufacturing and distribution of these products requires a flexible, robust ERP software solution that can manage a variety of product types at any given time. The ERP software must have a fully integrated warehouse management system and a strong inventory management software functionality
Industrial distributors require an ERP solution that is capable of managing all aspects of sales, order entry, accounting, purchasing, finance and inventory, while also being easy-to-use and easy to deploy across multiple locations.
Industrial Products Software Requirements
- Customer relationship management
- Point of sale (POS software)
- Flexible order management
- Pricing and promotions
- Inventory management
- Kitting and assembly
- Serial number tracking and lot control
- Warranty tracking
- Warehouse management system
- Consignment inventory
As we have discovered in our experience with more than 150 ERP solutions, each ERP software package has its strengths and weaknesses. We track our extensive ERP selection and implementation experience with various enterprise systems in our proprietary ERP Solutions Database. Below is a summary of a small sub-set of data from that database, which our project teams use to help clients select the right ERP software for their organizations.
Our consultants are aware of the potential pitfalls of ERP selection projects and can help hedge against project cost overruns, software that is misaligned with business needs, and lack of return on investment. The ERP team has industry-specific expertise that helps achieve measurable business improvements.