How a Cloud-Based ERP System Can Help Your Small Business

Hamed Amiri

As a small business owner, you come across many challenges and it’s important you have all the tools necessary to scale your business effectively. Today, many businesses use a cloud-based ERP system to stay ahead of the competition and there are many ERP systems that can benefit small businesses.

As we have outlined before, Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the "integrated management of main business processes, often in real time and mediated by software and technology. ERP is usually referred to as a category of business management software—typically a suite of integrated applications—that an organization can use to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities."


ERP systems can either be local based or cloud-based like Blastramp is and the latter is becoming increasingly popular. A cloud-based ERP software is hosted and managed offsite in the cloud by your vendor. Cloud-based ERP software systems can be used for your accounting, procurement, project management, risk management and compliance, sales, and fulfillment needs. Such a system lets you manage all your business operations in one central location without paying for multiple applications and worrying about data duplication.

Benefits of Using a Cloud-Based ERP System

There are numerous benefits of using a cloud-based ERP system and this section will highlight a few of them.

Cloud-based ERP software has ongoing updates and upgrades

Cloud-based ERP systems let you focus on your core business needs without needing to worry about time consuming updates. Blastramp’s cloud-based ERP software team is always adding new updates and upgrades to make sure you’re ahead of the competition. “We switched over to Blastramp almost a year ago and it has totally transformed our business and workflow.” says Amanda Thomas, Owner/Designer of LUV AJ.

Cloud-based ERP software is easy to scale as your brand grows

Our cloud-based ERP software is not only easy-to-use, it's also affordable. We offer scalable service levels that can be added as your brand grows. And, our uncomplicated monthly plans aren't restricted by a contract. Cloud-based ERP systems like Blastramp can be implemented much faster than traditional onsite ERP systems. When you use an onsite ERP system you have to consider ongoing maintenance, database creation and management, initial implementation, IT staffing, energy costs, and security and backup. With a cloud ERP, the vendor takes care of all of that for you.

Cloud-based ERP software has quick implementation

With a cloud-based ERP software system, there’s no need for selecting and purchasing hardware, training IT staff, potentially hiring more people,and implementing new data security protocols. A cloud-based ERP software system lets you access information in a timely manner and gives your team a powerful tool to achieve all your business goals.

Improve interdepartmental communication with cloud-based ERP software

Delays in communication can happen. But Blastramp’s cloud-based ERP software can help alleviate this by synchronizing across all of your departments to give you full control — ensuring nothing ever gets lost in translation. Here’s how Get Inertia has benefitted from using our software: “Using Blastramp WMS software has drastically improved the efficiency of our business.”

Easily manage inventory & warehousing with a cloud-based ERP software system

Our cloud-based ERP software provides real-time stock lists and instant access to customer details to bring your brand to a new level. Blastramp offers amazing search capabilities to help you quickly identify and review available products to sell. In addition, Blastramp’s cloud-based ERP software has multiple API's that integrate with Shopify and other order collecting sites. “The visibility and ease our team now has to process orders and manage inventory has saved us countless hours of work and juggling shared spreads to keep track of everything." says Amanda Thomas, Owner/Designer of LUV AJ.

Cloud-based ERP software systems are more customizable

Cloud-based ERP software systems are easier to scale and also take less work to customize compared to traditional ERP systems. On-premise ERP systems may run into issues when updates are needed because of how they were set up initially in-house.

The next section will talk about how a cloud-based erp system could help your small business in areas such as financial management, inventory management, supply chain management, and much more.

How Can a Cloud-Based ERP System Help Your Small Business?

Every small business owner understands the day-to-day work that goes into running a successful business, but what if you could streamline some of these processes?

ERP systems let small businesses:

  • Increase business efficiency: Whether it’s hiring new staff, or moving staff around, you can learn what processes you can streamline to scale your small business effectively. 
  • Track information: ERPs give you valuable data to make important decisions, so you can run a cost effective business model.
  • Accounting: No matter how small or big your business is, monitoring cash flow is crucial. ERPs allow you to integrate accounting processes with other business operations to better understand how much your business is thriving at any given point.

How Much Do ERPs Cost?

ERPs can be quite expensive and some small business owners may not have the budget to afford one.

What if you could pay for what you need?

Blastramp had a flexible pricing structure to provide adaptable and cost-effective options to suit your budget.

As a growing business, we understand that more of your time and money should go into the actual work of serving your customers.

With Blastramp, everyone starts with an essential plan. And then, based on your business needs, you can configure your boosters to help your business succeed.

Customize Your Plan

We take great pride in offering customizable plans and solutions for the brands that use our order and inventory management software.

The cost structure for our order and inventory management software is straightforward based on a pay-as-you-go model. Our essential plan starts at $295/month*, providing you with tools to take your order management to the next level.

* Excludes one-time set up fee of $495

Now we’ll explore the features that are included in our plan and the boosters you can add based on your specific business needs.

What's in your plan?


  • Multi channel order management including Shopify integration, B2B integration options, Order Uploads and Manual Entry
  • View all your Pre-sold(B2C) and Pre-Booking (B2B) orders in one dashboard.
  • Time stamped tracking of orders from creation to shipping
  • Easily export your orders into excel
  • Branded picking slips, packing lists and invoices
  • Utilities to ship orders manually or by integration
  • Track order cancellations and reinstate orders


  • Integrated inventory solution for all your business channels
  • Use our inventory uploader - No more loading inventory SKU by SKU
  • Organize your products by line sheet, catalogue and/or category for easy reporting


  • Lite CRM - keep track of custom requirements and order notes every step of the way
  • Track your customer buying history (B2B)
  • Easily export your customer list to Excel


  • Basic B2C - Shopify: Orders and Inventory integration to you Shopify Account
  • Basic ShipStation integration: Integrate directly to ShipStation, 2Ship and ship orders for all of your selling channels from one place.

Everything listed above is included in our Essential Plan, but what if your business needs more?

For the businesses that need more than what's in the essential plan, we offer individual boosters which can be purchased separately to customize Blastramp to fit your needs. These boosters are always here for you to choose from, while you’re focusing on your core business needs.

To see our full list of boosters and how much they cost, click here.

Learn More About Blastramp

If you’re interested in learning more about our cloud-based ERP software, you can take advantage of our Blast Academy, a set of training modules and step-by-step tutorials that guide you to get the most out of our cloud-based ERP software. Whether you’re looking for an answer to a specific question or want to build your Blastramp skills, our Blast Academy is the perfect one-stop-shop for your training needs. With Blast Academy by your side, you’ll be an expert in no time!

If you have any other questions that need to be answered, feel free to email us at

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