We deal with many eCommerce companies and invariably this question arises:
When Should You Integrate Your ERP with Magento?
Of course the answer is now? Can you imagine running your business where the left hand does not know what the right hand is up to? Good news your Magento eCommerce site is very compelling. Your customers love placing orders with you, and demand is skyrocketing. Now comes the heavy lifting; you have to fulfill these orders.
But Magento is not integrated with ERP. You end up relying on manual entries. Manual entries are inherently error prone. Throwing people at the situation, is a losing proposition.
Why is that so?
Your goal is to keep track of on hand inventory from both offline and online sales. You have two platforms; Magento and e.g. Cloud Based ERP like Acumatica to work with. Both platforms need to be synchronized. How do you achieve that? The answer is to deploy a Connector configured to unify data among these disparate platforms. Kensium has the Connector.
What factors make managing inventory a challenge? It’s a balancing with two moving parts; Supply & Demand.
- Do you use a CRM (customer relationship management)?
- Do you have a warehouse (or multiple warehouses)?
- Do you drop ship your products?
- Do you have a need for “pick lists”?