Every business company has its own workflow with particular projects and daily tasks. Sometimes the amount of work is enormous and hard to be managed by employees. That’s why business owners tend to implement software solutions to manage all work processes and optimize the productivity of the company in general. ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is a system that dilutes and balances the resources of a company automatically. It contains the required management tools for different work processes like HR, sales, financial, and other needed options.
In this article, we will talk about a ready-made ERP solution ERPAG and also compare its pros and cons to the implementation of a custom ERP system, in your business.
What is ERPAG?
ERPAG is a cloud ready-made ERP solution for small and medium business companies. It is usually called an all-in-one ERP system. It can suit different business industries like education, retails, and many others. To say a few words about its common features, they are manufacturing, sales, finance, BI ( Business Intelligence), and inventory management. It also provides report generation to track customers’ activities. ERPAG as any other ERP system helps to manage and optimize all work processes and reduce the number of human resources. Moreover, this solution can be easily integrated with APIs like Google Mail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Microsoft, Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, QuickBooks, Square, Stripe, and others. ERPAG has three different paid subscriptions – basic, standard, and premium. We will talk later about the prices` details and the conditions they provide. This ready-made ERP suits different operating systems like Windows, Mac, and Linux. ERPAG is implemented to digitize and automate work processes and make the workflow of the whole company more efficient and productive.
However, as ERPAG is a ready-made solution it can not meet all company`s demands accurately. So it has its own advantages and disadvantages that are based on the reviews from companies that have experience with this solution.
ERPAG Pros & Cons
According to customer reviews, we covered the common pros and cons of ERPAG using in the business process. The decision whether it is worth implementing or not is up to you.
- Full-featured MRP system included;
- Handles a wide range of features like inventory, financial and sales management;
- Prices suitable for small businesses;
- Cloud technology enables mobile computing and gives the opportunity to use management tools from any device.
- Pricing plans are constantly increasing;
- Retail and service industries are not well-served;
- Not enough integration support;
- Multi-currency financial operations don’t work accurately;
- Poor quality of mobile version, especially inventory management tool;
- There is no searching notes feature;
- It suits only small or mid-sized companies.
This tool lets tracking all inventory available in the company by checking the serial number, quantity, and state. It also supports product variations, material-based items, and non-inventory items.
ERPAG better suits small and medium-sized businesses. Management tools are available on different devices, including a mobile version. It helps manage work hours, tasks, and inventory.
ERPAG is a supply chain for small business companies. It includes minimal qty, back-ordering, automatic fulfillment combined with multiple suppliers, tiered pricing, and a multi-currency engine.
Sales and CRM management
ERPAG provides a full cycle of sales management for the company. It helps track opportunities, create complex estimations, and also contains price policy.
ERPAG can be integrated with:
- Cloud Services like Google Mail, Google Calendar, Android App, etc;
- Shippers like FEDEX, UPS
- eCommerce like Shopify
- Accounting like Quickbooks
- Payment gateways like Stripe
- Point of sale like Square
ERPAG provides a wide range of financial tools and can be integrated with different financial operations. Among the main features are:
- Purchase orders converting to supplier invoice
- Actual costing
- Manufacturing overhead cost
Let’s get into more detail about ERPAG pricing plans and the features they provide for business companies.
Now we would like to attract your attention to the development of a custom ERP solution. Of course, a ready-made solution seems to be much easier to implement, but would it be a perfect match for your company? Have a look at the benefits of using your own ERP system and decide if it would be profitable for your business.
What is Custom ERP Software?
When you feel that your company needs a digital transformation, it is crucial to define the main goals you want to reach with software integration. Business owners want to make the workflows of their companies automate, optimized, and with no errors. As you may have guessed, custom ERP is a perfect software solution for the digitalization of your business.
It can be created particularly to the requirements of your company and help you reach crucial business goals.
Custom ERP includes a wide range of features that can be performed exactly to your company’s needs. Among the common features are:
- Clear integration
- Hosting Options
- CRM and Sales Management
- Finance and Accounting
- HR Management
- Inventory Management
Benefits of custom ERP
Our expertise in ERP development
On our account, there are many cases where business companies needed ERP implementation. We developed an individual and unique software solution for each of them considering the requirements of their companies. That is why we have a rich experience in creating and implementing ERP in work processes to optimize and automate them.
Soljets – ERP for aircraft selling company
GBKSOFT developed the website for an aircraft selling company. Before contacting us, they had an old version of the website that wasn’t productive enough and had a poor design. Besides providing renewed designs with colors, and patterns suitable for their industry, we developed a complex ERP system. So what features made the website gain after our work?
- search for aircraft by filters – price, model, manufacturer, size
- comparing the chosen model to other existing on the platform
- ability to know the approximate price of the airplane and perform a range mapping
Moreover, customers can find a detailed description of every model of airplanes like weights, operating costs, cabin interior, performance. So all required information by customers can be found on their websites, so the owners don’t need to spend many costs to contact every customer personally.
Elite Vehicles – ERP for special parts of service transport
Our team faced the challenges of automating the process of creating the lists of needed parts of vehicles in order as they used to do it manually – a new list for every new order with detailed descriptions. The main aim of ERP for this company was to make this process easier and more accurate. After implementing the ERP system, customers can make the order and employees receive this order with the list of parts needed and send the full order to the car supplier. It reduces the risk of mixing app details and orders and helps to avoid misunderstandings with customers.
We have shown only a little part of our experience in ERP development. In both cases, we successfully integrated ERP systems in business companies. The main goals were to help human resources to handle orders and their details to deliver accurate services. ERPs provided databases with customers’ contacts, different levels of access to this data – users and admins, automated creating orders and sending to the delivery stage, and other features that optimized the whole workflow and made it more efficient and productive.
Custom ERP estimation
Our leading expert and experienced specialist Evgen created an MVP estimation of the development of a custom ERP system. The total cost can differ from this estimation as it depends on the range of functions it will contain.
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So the last question is what ERP is a perfect match for your company? It may seem that the choice between ERPAG and custom ERP is complex but you know that it is evident. The custom software solution is made to meet all your business demands and consider every tiny detail and peculiarity of your company and business area. Of course, ERPAG could fit and automate some work processes in your company but as the company expands its borders, the ready-made solution is not enough to cover the whole workflow accurately.
Custom ERP is a great investment in your business that will make it optimized, automated, more modern, and profitable in the nearest future. We have deep expertise in creating ERP for all business industries that are in the modern market. We know how to define the problems of a particular company and transform them into goals to reach.