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Benefits of integration of eCommerce and ERP

Numerous retailers have implemented eCommerce to gain more significant market shares in this digital world. Many have even gone further by integrating their platforms into an ERP system to scale up the whole business. Let’s check with Data V Tech the benefits of such an integration in this article:

 

What is eCommerce?

ECommerce is an online “supermarket” where consumers can do shopping with simple clicks and online payment or payment after each successful delivery. On the other hand, it has become an effective tool for many salespeople. Indeed, it can generate revenues with more significant speed and volumes than ever in case of successful implementation and proper utilization. One of the most popular platforms is Magento – a unique solution appropriate for businesses of various sizes.

While Magento and many other platforms are scalable in terms of user experience, they rarely support the accounting department to either speed up the process or provide accurate data. Thus, we recommend that retailers should have their platforms integrated into an enterprise resource planning – ERP –  system to meet the accounting needs in such a case.

 

What is ERP?

ERP functions as a central database supporting all essential departments of an enterprise, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources, and logistics at all hierarchical levels. Among many ERP systems, Epicor ERP is known for its capability of simple and effective integration with other applications, such as Magento or WordPress. Since one of Epicor ERP’s outstanding features is its financial management, a retailer with Epicor’s support can quickly and seamlessly track, store, analyze, and report financial records. In other words, you can automate many financial tasks.

 

Why does ERP and eCommerce integration benefit your business?

Imagine eCommerce is like a front office of salespeople, which interacts directly with customers, and ERP deals with the back-office operations. Moreover, integrating these two applications will transmit your essential data automatically. Here are the benefits of ERP and eCommerce integration in more detail:

  1. No Duplicate Data Entry – When the two applications integrate, you can enjoy the automation of your data flow. That means your accountants can save time entering data and start working on more complicated tasks.
  2. Fewer Mistakes – Manual data entry is a tedious task that you either have to spend a lot of time checking and rechecking or can hardly avoid errors.
  3. Comprehensive Financial Reports – Both applications can provide you with a financial report. However, with ERP, particularly Epicor ERP, your report will be more comprehensive and accurate as it adjusts to the national tax system.
  4. Increased Automation – An ERP system can do more than what eCommerce offers as it simplifies accounts receivable and accounts payable, reduces your overhead, and improves cash management and cash flow issues.
  5. Better Control of your Financial Status – An ERP system allows you to track specific financial transactions easily. Furthermore, you can see the details of every financial transaction, incl who, what, when, and where.
  6. Better Control of your Business – Overall, ERP empowers eCommerce retailers with more seamless automation and more accurate data and reports.

Final Thoughts about the necessary integration of ERP and eCommerce

For all the advantages above, it is time for you to consider implementing an ERP system that is integrable with your existing eCommerce platform. If you are still reluctant with some questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to assist you.

 

Content writer: Trang Vu


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Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop-shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.

Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.