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Connected ERP: the advantages of integration

Do you need a jack of all trades?

If you’re building a house, do you employ one person to design it, dig the foundations, build the walls, fit the wiring, plumbing and heating, plaster it, decorate it and furnish it?

Or, do you select a specialist provider with the more suitable skillset for each job that is needed?

When you buy a new phone, do you use just the capabilities the phone comes with, or do you add and customise the apps that give you the best experience?

It’s possible you’ll find one supplier who can provide total expertise in every area. But it’s more likely that you’ll need a range of suppliers working together to give you the best results. More likely that you'll install a range of apps that do the things YOU need them to do.

That’s how we think of business software solutions.

You want the best for your merchant business

So do we.

You want the best stock management and trading system? That’s what we do, and brilliantly (if we do say so ourselves.)

You want the best financial platforms? The best eCommerce solutions? Well, that’s what THEY do, and brilliantly. (And we’re pretty sure they’d agree.) We're not too proud to say that yes, sector-specific platforms often provide the best solution.

You see, modern ERP doesn’t have to do it all. It’s not a lone wolf. Because one thing it does (brilliantly) is allow you to connect best-in-class solutions across every area of your business. Teamwork. Collaboration. Communication. But with software, not just people.

End to end, comprehensive, self-contained systems are great. But that notion is becoming outdated, a legacy hangover from when systems were housed in clunky on-site servers and couldn’t exchange information with other systems easily. Merchants had to make do with whatever accounts programme came with the system, or use a totally separate one.

Modern software system architecture is built on new principles and agile foundations that connect best-in-class solutions to give the best overall result. It enables specialist providers to supply specialist solutions, meaning that the end user (i.e. you) gets the most advanced and capable systems in existence.

It also means it’s simple to add extras, depending on your specific business needs. You can customise elements where that will really add value for your staff, suppliers or customers, but you can also opt for the more “off-the-shelf” solutions when budgets are stretched or time is of the essence.

Evolution every day

We have been providing trading and stock management software to merchants for 40 years, and we’ve learned a lot in that time. We continue to learn every day, and when we learn something new that will benefit our customers, we add it to our systems.

That’s why we now offer a wider range of connectivity services to third party platforms than ever before.

Because, as the old Abbey National advert used to say, life’s complicated enough.

Connected Finance

If you’re using Merchanter or UniTrade360, you can now connect with the following financial platforms:

Merchanter ERP integrates with leading financial and eCommerce solutions

Xero; QuickBooks; Sage 50, Sage BCA, Sage X3, Sage200, Sage300, Sage500, Sage1000.

If you are using a different cloud accounting platform and we haven’t listed it, just let us know – chances are we can link to that too.

Connected eCommerce

Choosing the right eCommerce platform that’s right for your product range and customers is vital. We work with a wide range of eCommerce solutions to ensure that whichever platform you choose, you can easily sync information with your ERP system.

We are also talking to a range of PIM providers to ensure optimum compatibility in terms of product data transfer. As product data is a fast-evolving area, this will continue to change as time goes on, so again, please talk to us about integrating your PIM with your ERP system.

Merchanter ERP integrates with leading financial and eCommerce solutions

Currently we have integrations with the following eCommerce providers, and are always looking to widen that proposition. If you are working with a different eCommerce provider and we haven’t listed it, please let us know, and we’ll see what we can do!

eCommonSense; Shopify; WooCommerce; Amazon; eBay; Magento (Adobe Commerce)

Connected Business

Just as our software aims to connect all the parts of your business together, our integration strategy aims to complement that capability. Connected businesses offer better communication, better efficiency and ultimately, better service.

What other platforms do you work with which would be helpful to integrate with your ERP? If you work with specific CRM, HR or any other platforms which you see potential in for integration, please let us know.


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