Whitepaper: The Comprehensive ERP Buyer’s Guide    


To achieve operational excellence and grow their business, sellers must transfer order, customer, and tracking data between their major sales channels and their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with the highest possible efficiency. Manually rekeying these documents increases fulfilment lead times and increases the risk of errors, negatively affecting the customer experience. By selecting the right ERP solution, businesses can streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and better meet the needs of their customers.  

Whitepaper overview:    

To help navigate your ERP needs and implementation, we have curated a whitepaper that dives deep into ERP functionality, deployment, and impact. Plus, we’ve included a convenient checklist that you can use to evaluate ERP vendors. Our whitepaper covers the following:   

  • What is an ERP? 
  • When to evaluate an ERP 
  • Understanding your business needs 
  • Vendor evaluation criteria 

This whitepaper is for you if you are looking to learn more about:    

  • Common ERPs  
  • Expandable modules and features of ERP systems   
  • Questions to ask your reseller   
  • Supply chain considerations and EDI integration 
  • ROI and business impact of ERP solutions  
What is an ERP?   

An ERP is a comprehensive software solution designed to facilitate the integration and management of various organisational business processes. These processes can encompass a wide range of functions, and ERP systems provide a centralised platform that enables seamless communication and coordination across different departments.  

Who needs ERPs?  

ERP systems prove invaluable for a diverse range of organisations across various sectors. Large enterprises with intricate business processes and multifaceted operations benefit significantly from the comprehensive features offered by ERP systems. From manufacturing and retail companies to educational and governmental institutions, the adaptability of ERP systems makes them a valuable asset for organisations seeking integrated solutions to enhance collaboration, reduce manual errors, and improve overall operational efficiency. 

When to evaluate an ERP 

As part of this comprehensive guide, there are several factors included that may indicate that it’s time to consider a new ERP, such as:    

  • Outdated technology 
  • Compliance challenges 
  • Inefficient processes 
  • High maintenance costs 
  • Vendor issues       

  A seamless and efficient supply chain is integral to the success of any business. It is important to consider supply chain management capabilities in an ERP system and how an ERP solution should facilitate end-to-end visibility, collaboration, and optimisation within the supply chain. 

As a leading global provider of EDI and supply chain optimisation, TrueCommerce offers powerful, feature-rich integrations with all of the top accounting and ERP systems. Since 1987, we have helped SMB and enterprise companies streamline and automate their trading with customers/suppliers by digitising their exchange of orders, invoices, and other critical business documents through innovative technology solutions.   

 Download the whitepaper to better understand the features of ERP systems and streamline your vendor selection with a simple checklist.  

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