As we mentioned in a previous post, it is important to ensure you are seeking out a system that is well-suited to the industry and space you operate in. For example, we recently covered what to look for in
    ERP software for food distribution or food wholesale. Now we’ll take a macro-level view and evaluate important ERP software modules for wholesale and distribution.

    1. Financial Modules

       Basic   Important
    • AR/AP
    • General Ledger
    • Bank Management
    • Contract Pricing (Price-lists)
    • Landed cost tracking
    • Multi-currency
    • Inter-company accounting
    Click here for more Advanced Accounting Modules

    2. Inventory Modules

       Basic   Important
    • Order Entry & Invoicing
    • Purchase Order
    • Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
    Click here for more Advanced Inventory Modules

    3. General Modules

       Basic   Important
    • Contact management (CRM)
    • Commission Processing
    • Backorder management
    Click here for more Modules/Components

    This list should serve as a good starting point for identifying functionality relevant for most wholesale and distribution operations. Proper ERP software should have the majority of this functionality or more to be a true fit for distributors or wholesalers.