The integration between xTuple’s top ERP system for small businesses – including manufacturing and inventory management, accounting, and planning platform – and Woo Commerce, ShipStation, and Shopify will deliver a competitive edge to manufacturers and distributors who seek to compete with larger producers in the e-comm space.
“For nearly 20 years our focus has been on helping small to mid-sized companies grow – we are manufacturing and distribution-centric,” said xTuple CEO and founder, Ned Lilly. “Providing manufacturers and distributors with the right tools to help them quickly and efficiently increase sales channels is at the core of our ERP platform and initiatives.”
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Lilly said that smaller manufacturers often need to leverage e-commerce to move everything – finished goods, open box returns, surplus materials, products, and supplies – to make the most of their inventory. “We position ourselves as a reliable, trusted partner, so everything we do is to provide value beyond our ERP solution. In the pandemic climate, every company is challenged with ‘doing more with less’ – and xTuple is committed to helping our customers overcome that challenge.”
ShipStation is a leading platform that automates the shipping of product via leading carriers and e-commerce channels. Shopify and WooCommerce are leading e-commerce platforms that manage the customer-facing sales website. All three solutions benefit from integration to the ERP system that is actually managing the day-to-day operations in manufacturing, inventory management, other sales activity, and accounting.
The integrations are add-ons to the comprehensive xTuple ERP platform, allowing SMEs to list real-time inventory in the e-commerce website and manage every stage of the sale from the shopping cart to delivery. “The entire purpose of ERP is to integrate disparate systems, automate manual processes and provide key insight for improving operations,” added Lilly. “Smaller and growing companies deserve robust operations management systems – they should demand them. As manufacturers and distributors look to grow in 2021 and beyond, the ability to view and manage every aspect of their operation will be crucial.”
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xTuple works primarily with manufacturing and distribution companies. They have taken significant steps to make ERP software more affordable and accessible for small businesses. Lilly explains, “we understand the need for growing companies to preserve capital. xTuple took a bold step to create an all-encompassing pricing model. We are just as averse to the ‘nickel-and-diming’ we face when we add tools to our business, so xTuple is one platform, one price – and we can onboard in 90 days.”
The xTuple platform and services bundle, xTEssentials, includes user license(s), 90-day accelerated onboarding of core essentials – Accounting, CRM/Sales, Inventory Management, and Manufacturing, cloud hosting, basic product training during onboarding and advanced training post-onboarding, ongoing support and maintenance and a dedicated Customer Success Manager.
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