ERP Incorporates Shipping Software
Before implementing an ERP software package, a manufacturing enterprise must make sure it smoothly and relatively seamlessly integrates with the systems used by their shippers. Most of the “heavy hitters” in the shipping business, such as UPS, FedEx and DHL, use their own applications to manage and track all shipping-related activities.
Therefore, ERP vendors such as Shoptech Software Corporation, headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., have developed robust software solutions that work in harmony with just about any shipping program. The union between a manufacturing outfit’s ERP or shop software and a shipping company’s application can create a powerful and precise system that provides real-time tracking of shipped items from origin to destination.
These systems often feature shipping label and packing slip generation, costing, carrier rate quoting and scheduling of pickup times among numerous other capabilities. All processes are automated and all information is centralized, allowing for easy access to repeat customer data and histories. This also gives interested parties the ability to quickly produce a variety of reports. Additionally, up-to-the-minute shipping status can be dialed up on a PC or — depending on the system — a mobile device.
Mistakes in the shipping process can have a negative impact on how a company’s competence is perceived, not to mention its bottom line. The successful shipping of products and parts requires an accurate system where all activities are well-coordinated and errors are kept to a bare minimum. When ERP solutions and shipping software work together effectively, this is the rule rather than the exception.
The E2 Shop System is designed with one thing in mind - to give you optimal control of your shop. We help shops of all kinds and sizes work smarter for improved efficiencies, greater flexibility and, of course, bigger profits. E2 delivers what you need to improve how, when and where you use critical business information.