ERP systems serve as a giant repository for all your company data. They create, collate, combine, process, distribute, and use information from every discipline for the benefit of every operation. They’re designed to be as direct as possible because of this broad use. Integration with ERP to WMS typically puts all of your warehousing data into a clean and simple interface, making it easier for all stakeholders to know what’s going on and plan accordingly. ERP integration also tends to reduce redundant data, which means you’re always working on your best set of information. Give yourself an entire picture of your operations.
Generate a clearer picture of your overall operational efficiency by tying your TMS with your warehouse management, especially if you’re in the manufacturing or distribution space. It’s time to bust down those traditional silos so you can look from end to end for planning and forecasting purposes as well as audits of your performance. Linking up with your TMS can help with demand planning and space allocation
The ERP integration takes care of your internal data, and many will integrate with CRM tools as well, but sometimes an ERP can’t hand off all of your warehousing data to the CRM. WMS integration with CRM Software means you’ll be able to track customer activities from opportunity to order capture and through order processing and fulfillment. You can also tie satisfaction and testimonial email campaigns to warehouse efficiency and shipment status. It’s essentially an opportunity to create a real-time load plan for your trailers and shipments on other modes, plus many opportunities to run a more detailed analysis of your entire operation’s performance.
The final software opportunity to consider is anything that your company uses for daily operations or forecasting that you’ve built yourself or had crafted custom. Anything that could use warehouse data or currently requires you to export information to a file and then upload it elsewhere is a prime target. Not only does integration in a general sense reduce the chance of human error, but it also gives you more opportunities to analyze broad company data and more chances to improve your workflows and efficiency.