More and more companies are considering the use of technology to optimize the efficiency of their business. The implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) is really essential. It is necessary to consider several internal factors of the company and analyse the benefits that the software can actually bring to the organization. The need to implement an ERP system most often arises when the situation in the company gets out of hand, either in terms of difficult access to information or due to a lack of integration between departments.
The main objectives of a company implementing an ERP solution are:
By standardizing the data, which is then documented in the system, the use of the ERP system has the following advantages:
The selection of ERP systems is not easy as it seems, because there are many providers on the market and not every system suits every company. Plentymarkets, the common ERP solution in Germany, has been popular for a long time and has already gained the trust of many entrepreneurs. The fairly new ERP solution Weclapp is also rapidly becoming popular on the market and can be considered as a good alternative to Plentymarkets.
Plentymarkets is a German all-in-one ERP solution for online shops. The software makes it possible to connect and automate all business processes within your web shop. The Plentymarkets solution combines merchandise management with a shop system and multichannel sales, and the ERP functions are clearly tailored to e-commerce. This ERP software is best suited for medium and large e-commerce businesses.
Plentymarkets is a cloud-based ERP system for e-commerce and is offered in the SaaS model. In the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, the applications are hosted by Cloud provider and made available to users over the Internet. The service is charged on monthly or annual basis. Plentymarkets prices differ depending on the edition:
Detailed comparison of editions can be found on the manufacturer's website.
In Germany, over 2700 websites use Plentymarkets as shop software, over 390 in the USA and almost 40 in Great Britain. According to BuiltWith, fashion and alcohol are the most popular e-commerce categories on websites using Plentymarkets.
Weclapp is also a German ERP solution that best suits small and medium-sized businesses. It makes it possible to manage customers, projects, orders, invoices, accounting and much more in one central software. Weclapp software can be used in the most important business areas such as CRM, merchandise management system, project management, accounting & invoicing - all in a clear, user-friendly interface. This ensures a short training period and easy use of the system.
In our article “Weclapp as a new ERP for e-commerce” you will find the detailed description of Weclapp functions for e-commerce.
There are three ways to use Weclapp, depending on business requirements and needs:
There are two options to use Weclapp ERP:
Weclapp Cloud prices:
For the Weclapp users there is a knowledge base, video tutorials, and a community forum. Weclapp support from the manufacturer can be free or paid. There are four support packages: free basic package and another three are with payment. Detailed information can be found here.
Our agency Kenner Soft Service GmbH offers you services related to setting and customizing Weclapp as well as integration and synchronization with Shopware, Magento, JTL and xtCommerce online shops. We are happy to support you with the onboarding of Weclapp and help with the data migration. Contact us for detailed information.