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What To Look For When Choosing Your ERP For Apparel Industry Software Provider

Implementing an ERP solution is an important step that can streamline your operations, improve productivity and reduce costly delays in the supply chain. However, with dozens of ERP options on the market, it can be challenging selecting the right option for your business.

Many ERP providers make bold and persuasive claims about their software, but failing to choose the most suitable product can lead to increased frustration and more expense. How should you sort through the crowd to find the best system for your business?

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Compile A List Of Your Business Requirements

Too often, apparel businesses choose their ERP system or apparel production planning software based on price, reputation or platform style. While these are factors that shouldn’t be overlooked, the starting point should be the system requirements of your business.

Compile a list of your business’s requirements and find an ERP solution that is apparel industry-specific and offers the tools which will directly address your needs.

Most ERP software boasts a variety of components, functions and deployment methods, but providers will usually allow apparel businesses to select their chosen modules. A core suite with optional add-ons is a common model for ERP solutions; what is most important is that you can obtain the functionality that your business requires when you want it, without having to buy further add-on modules.

Critical Functions To Consider

ERP solutions for the apparel industry usually include the following functions:

  • Integration
  • Automation
  • Data Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Accounting
  • Stock Tracking
ERP software will be used across different departments, so it’s important to consult everyone in your business to find out what their priorities are, before narrowing your search. Issues with workflow, methods for improving efficiency and ways to offer improved customer service are all important aspects to consider.


Choosing An ERP Solution In The Post-Lockdown Retail World

Purchasing an ERP solution for apparel now may involve different considerations to the pre-Covid-19 world, such as the need to facilitate remote working in place of face-to-face sales meetings. STYLEman ERP provides open, real-time access to stock levels, order placing, tracking and account management, and may play an increasingly important role in the ‘new normal’, so it’s worth factoring this into your planning so that your business can rapidly adapt to the changing face of the marketplace in months to come.

Arrange Your Free Demonstration Of STYLEman ERP

Of course, ‘try before you buy’ applies as much to ERP solutions as the garments hanging from the rails of your customer’s retail outlets.

A free demonstration of STYLEman ERP will enable you to understand how our software will meet your business requirements, offering more efficiency, improved security, better interdepartmental collaboration and more incisive analytics.

Simply get in touch with us to arrange your free demo and we’ll be delighted to help.

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