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What Is Cloud-Based ERP Software System & What Benefits Does It Give Your Business

By
Hamed Amiri

Utilizing a cloud-based ERP software system like Blastramp can be beneficial in many ways for your brand's overall success.

In general, 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.

ERP systems usually feature these following characteristics:

  • An integrated system
  • Operates in (or near) real time
  • A common database that supports all the applications
  • A consistent look and feel across modules
  • Installation of the system with elaborate application/data integration by the Information Technology (IT) department, provided the implementation is not done in small steps
  • Deployment options include: on-premises, cloud hosted, or SaaS

A cloud-based ERP software also deploys automatic updates so you don’t need to worry about falling behind on the latest trends. This is one of the great advantages of using a cloud-based ERP software and lets you build a competitive advantage as your market continues to grow.

With that in mind, we’re going to dive a little deeper into some more key advantages of cloud-based ERP softwares.

Advantages Of Using a Cloud-Based ERP Software

Cloud-Based ERP Software

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.

About Blastramp’s Cloud-Based ERP Software

Cloud-Based ERP Software

Blastramp is an easy-to-use cloud-based ERP software designed to help B2B and B2C brands manage their inventory and sales order. We specialize in our ability to integrate with multiple client systems and seamlessly sync with outside applications. And, our comprehensive cloud-based ERP software platform was designed and developed based on direct feedback from our customers.

Blastramp’s Cloud-Based ERP Software can help your business in the following areas:

Production
  • Create factory purchase orders and monitor available to sell.
  • Know what's being manufactured and what's on the warehouse shelf.
  • Quickly identify style availability and if additional inventory is needed.
Sales
  • Amazing search capabilities to help you quickly identify and review available to sell.
  • Multiple API's that integrate with Shopify and other order collecting sites.
  • Reporting capabilities by customer or territory to help with sales projections.
Management
  • Easy to read dashboards and up-to-date reporting at your fingertips.
  • Identify and track if you're meeting your customers service level agreements.
  • Review staff productivity and identify any corrective action is required.
Accounting
  • Accurately track every chargeable touch point and consolidate by brand.
  • Pull historical billing information, from the last thirty days to six years ago.
  • Easily download data into accounting systems like QuickBooks.
Fulfillment
  • Know what to pick, pack and ship for the day with up-to-date dashboards.
  • Easily monitor every step of every brand's fulfillment touch points.
  • Flags priority orders to help you meet your customer's service level agreements.

With our cloud-based ERP software at your disposal, our team creates custom solutions for your brand. What's great about Blastramp’s cloud-based ERP software is that we're a customizable solution - we don't force you into a "one-size-fits-all" scenario. We begin by learning about your business; your products and your primary focus, the platforms and channels you use, and how you communicate internally within your organization and externally with vendors and suppliers. And from there we create the right solution for you.

Our Software Integrations

Our cloud-based ERP Software helps your brand bridge the gap. Repetitive manual tasks can cause delays in shipments, lose track of inventory, and ultimately overwork employees. Blastramp maximizes your efficiency with easy integrations with other organizations — allowing you to centralize your business with just one cloud-based ERP software system.

Here’s a list of all our integrations:

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 info@blastramp.com.

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