February 3, 2023

Top 20 Easiest-to-Use ERP Systems

Choosing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is no small task. We have compiled a list of 20 easiest-to-use ERP software from the most popular ones available in the market.

ERP systems are designed to help businesses to manage their processes. These systems can be used by small companies as well as large organizations. ERP tools help in organising and automating business processes, which helps in improving efficiency, increasing productivity, and reducing costs.

Choosing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is no small task. There are literally thousands of ERPs available, many incompatible with other software and hardware. It’s difficult to know where to start with this huge market. This list is an attempt at simplifying the process.

We have compiled a list of 20 easiest-to-use ERP software from the most popular ones available in the market. The order or ranking of these top-rated 20 ERP tools is based on a number of factors which include ease of deployment, flexibility for a wide range of uses, integration, as well as training and support resources.

1. SAP Business One 

SAP Business One was initially launched in Israel in 1996 and is referred to as the father of ERPs. 

It is a single solution to manage entire business operations from financials, purchasing, inventory, sales, and customer relationships to project management, operations, and HR. Rated high for its user-friendliness.  The SAP ERP is built primarily for large companies and serves a variety of industries.

Pricing: Custom Quote

2. Acumatica 

Acumatica’s use cases range from basic online accounting to full ERP functionality, designed for a growing business.  It can be used as a full SaaS, hosted private cloud, or on-premises system. Acumatica is said to be highly customisable. Its cloud-based system also makes it ideal for remote teams.

Pricing: Custom Quote

3. Sage Intacct 

Sage Intacct is cloud-based accounting software. It helps businesses increase operational efficiency, manage IT costs, and gain valuable real-time insight into their financials to improve productivity and profitability.

Industries that use Sage include general business, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, professional services, construction, non-profits, chemicals, and food & beverage.

Pricing: Custom Quote

4. SAP S/4HANA Cloud 

SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a SaaS version of SAP S/4HANA ERP, a suite of integrated business applications. According to SAP, the intent was to provide a “next-generation intelligent ERP” system that enables companies to achieve digital transformation.

Supports multiple deployment platforms such as on-premise, public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud. It can be integrated with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and embedded analytics. It is widely used in the oil & gas industry.

Pricing: Custom Quote

5. QuickBooks Desktop 

QuickBooks Desktop is best for businesses that are comfortable with accounting and don’t need real-time collaboration. Even though it is primarily for accounting, it can also be used for inventory management, reporting, pricing rules, job costing, integrated payroll, and time tracking.

QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is user-friendly and is ideal for small & mid customers, especially in construction, Non-profit, retail and consumer goods.

Pricing: Starting at $1,340.00/1 user Per Year

6. TallyPrime

TallyPrime is a complete business management software that helps businesses manage invoicing, accounting, inventory, banking, cash and credit management taxation, payroll, cost management, and much more using a single software. 

TallyPrime is said to be very user-friendly, intuitive, easy to customise, and with good support services. Robust reporting is also another key feature of TallyPrime ERP.

Pricing: One-time cost of ₹18,000 ($220) + GST 18% for a Single user and ₹54,000 ($640) + GST 18% for a Multi-User License. From the second year onwards, you need to renew TSS to avail a host of value-added services.

7. Brightpearl

Brightpearl is a Sage-owned, multichannel retail ERP software. It integrates into all sales channels connecting sales orders, fulfillment, inventory management, accounting, reporting and planning, warehouse management, replenishment, etc. Designed specifically for retail business models, Brightpearl is built to reliably handle peak periods and record key transaction data.

Brightpearl is used by retailers and wholesalers and is scalable especially in e-commerce.

Pricing: Custom Quote

8. NetSuite

Oracle’s Netsuite is one of the most popular cloud-based ERP solutions in the world.

It was initially focused on financials and ERP; it now provides an integrated system that also includes inventory management, HR, professional services automation, and omnichannel commerce.

Netsuite’s core features include flexibility and customisation, as well as its ability to consolidate and report on multiple entities across different countries. It is tailored for small and medium-sized businesses including accounting and financial management.

Pricing: Custom Quote

9. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the most used ERP in Nigeria. It is a comprehensive business management solution that helps small and mid-sized companies connect their finance, sales, service, and operations teams within a single easy-to-use application. 

MS D365 is top-rated for the scalability and flexibility it offers. The standard modules cover all the needs of an enterprise like Finance, Supply Chain, Production, Human resources, and Taxation. It is easy to use and easy to automate complicated functionality by the use of workflows and business rules.

Pricing: From $50.00/User/Month

10. SAP ERP

People often ask about the difference between SAP Business One (B1) and SAP ERP

SAP B1 is designed for small and midsize business (SMB) enterprises, while SAP ERP is designed for companies of all sizes, including large multinational organizations.

One major feature of SAP is that it is closely coupled and integrated. SAP is an essential tool for account maintenance as well.

SAP ERP is versatile and integrates easily with third-party systems. . Since it has been in the market for a long time, it makes sense that it covers almost all the business scenarios that might be encountered. Support is also highly-rated.

Pricing: Custom Quote

11. Multiview ERP

Multiview ERP provides powerful, easy-to-use financial applications to enterprises of any size for accounting and financial planning. Clients vary in size from small businesses to enterprise users.

Multiview’s platform is user-friendly and was designed with the end user in mind and offers support long after activation. Its reporting feature is a favourite among users. 

Pricing: Custom Quote

12. Odoo ERP

Odoo is an all-in-one, customizable, open-source software solution designed to meet the needs of companies, regardless of their size (or budget). Its modules are interconnected to provide a fully-integrated experience.

Odoo offers security features to business technology and software development communities all around the world. It is helpful for payments to vendors, payroll, daily sales, accounting, inventory management, bank collection, fund transfer, etc. If you’re on the lookout for a cheap ERP system, Odoo might be a good choice.

Pricing: From $7.25/user/month (Free version available)

13. Orion ERP

ORION ERP is an integrated, cost-effective, and cloud-enabled industry solution for growing and mid-sized enterprises.

It offers a 360-degree view, workflows, authorization matrix, and reporting Dashboards with a support team that’s available to solve issues as they occur.

Pricing: Custom Quote

14. Total ETO

Total ETO  (formerly called Questica), is an ERP solution for Engineer To Order (ETO) manufacturers and custom design machine builders in automation, material handling, and original equipment industries. It can be integrated with popular CAD applications.

Total ETO offers Expediting information so buyers can stay on top of vendors for late deliveries and monitor supplier performance.

Accounts payable and receivable invoices can be integrated with accounting systems such as QuickBooks and Sage. 

Pricing: Custom Quote

15. Striven

Striven is an ERP solution with combined features needed for accounting, sales, projects, management, and reporting.

Striven allows customisation of workflows and widgets, and it is easy to calculate velocity and track tasks. The support staff is highly-rated as well.

Pricing: From $10/month/user + $499/month for hosting. (30-day free trial)

16. FinancialForce PSA

FinancialForce PSA is a user-friendly tool to help connect staff members and projects. It is easy-to-use that makes doing business across a project, team, or company much more straightforward and efficient. It offers easy-to-understand training tools to help beginners and experienced users.

Pricing: Custom Quote

17. SYSPRO

SYSPRO’s strength lies in its specialist experience and industry-built approach to technology, which can be deployed as on-premise solutions, cloud SaaS or hybrid, and accessed anywhere, anytime from mobile devices. 

Key features include Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Inventory Optimization & Management, Distribution and Procurement, self-service portals and supply chain extensibility, customization tailoring, and low-code extensibility tools. 

Pricing: Custom Quote

18. Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

Plex, by Rockwell Automation, is a cloud-based solution to trace each and every step in a production line. The platform processes more than a billion data from machines, sensors, and user inputs every day to provide a deep tracing.

One notable feature is that it is versatile, the platform can be customised to support multiple domains. It is used mostly in the automobile, food, and beverage industries. 

Pricing: Custom Quote

19. Unanet GovCon

Unanet is an ERP solution built for Government Contractors, A/E, and Professional Services. It integrates Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software with Financials.

It is customizable. Customer support responds quickly and is unusually helpful.

Pricing: Custom Quote

20. OpenPro ERP

OpenPro is a scalable, open-source solution to run all key back-office operations and financial business processes. It is designed for the Small to Medium size business. It offers the option to deploy both on the cloud or on-premise with comprehensive APPS that includes core business functions. 

OpenPro has mobile applications for accessibility. It also has features like Electronic Data Interface (EDI) to interface with all your customers.  

Pricing: Custom Quote

In closing…

Regardless of any ERP software’s design and modules, ease of use is one of the most important factors to consider. 

We believe that the best ERP systems aren’t the ones with the most options, but those with broad functionality, easy-to-use interfaces, and intuitive processes that can be easily tailored to fit any business. 

Learn how Duplo integrates with Microsoft Dynamics.

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