erplain is inventory management software that automates the creation of estimates, sales orders, invoices and purchase orders while updating your stock in real time. We asked them 8 questions, as a part of our “What Is” blog series, to learn more about their app and their company.
What is your App’s name, what do you do, & when did you get published on Intuit’s Apps.com?
erplain is an inventory and order management app for QuickBooks Online and was built specifically for small businesses. Our online application was designed to work smoothly across laptops, smartphones and tablets enabling you to create sales orders or access your stock levels from anywhere.
More info: https://www.erplain.com/en/features/integrations/quickbooks
After several months of hard work and feedback from users, bookkeepers and accountants, erplain was released in Intuit’s Apps.com in March 2017.
What was the main problem you were trying to solve when you first developed your App?
We help small businesses say goodbye to the time-consuming processes and spreadsheets that make inventory management painful and riddled with mistakes.
We decided to build an integration with QuickBooks Online to add robust inventory management features that are essential to businesses carrying inventory or selling products. erplain’s integration with QuickBooks Online enables small businesses to move to the cloud and gain flexibility, security, and collaboration.
What companies (or users) are the best fit for erplain?
erplain for QuickBooks Online is made for small businesses (typically less than 10 employees) who needs more advanced inventory features to run their wholesale or distribution business effectively.
erplain is best for companies looking for a smooth and deep integration with QuickBooks Online. In addition to creating invoices and purchase orders on QuickBooks, erplain syncs products, inventory, and contacts in real time.
Thanks to all these features and the flexibility of erplain, we have customers in all industries: sports equipment, medical supplies, fashion, vape products, cosmetic, industrial parts, home & garden, contractors…
Tell us about your users’ top 3 favorite features or benefits of erplain.
Our QuickBooks Online users’ favorite features are:
- Managing multiple locations: you can get as many locations as you want with erplain and easily transfer inventory between each location.
- Creating sales orders reserve inventory: get a report of your on-hand, available, reserved and incoming inventory.
- Managing multiple price levels and price rules: set your wholesale price and recommended retail price, and create price rules based on dates, customers, tags, attributes and more.
Barcode scanning, user permissions or bundles/assemblies are also much-loved features by QBO users. Check out our website for an overview of our features: https://www.erplain.com
Tell us about your company’s culture and leadership.
erplain was founded by 2 brothers. Both with their own strengths, experience and personality, they complement each other greatly and have created an inspirational place to work.
At erplain, we are highly encouraged:
- Learning and self-development
People are our biggest assets and we encourage them to gain new skills and develop their problem-solving mindset. Growth and personal self-development is a priority at erplain.
- Being customer centric
Customers are at the heart of our business. We are committed to be accessible, to keep customers informed in a promptly manner, to keep our promises and we highly value their feedback. The importance of listening and communication is mirrored in the relationship with the leadership team.
- Sharing and collaborating
Co-founders are very transparent internally. Trust is a key value at erplain and it encourages recognition, collaboration and teamwork.
How is erplain different from your competitors?
Get the best of accounting and inventory management with QuickBooks Online and erplain.
In addition to robust inventory and order management features and exceptional customer service, some of our main differentiators are:
1. erplain has a deep and real-time integration with QuickBooks Online.
Creating an invoice or a purchase order on erplain will create the same transaction on QuickBooks, not a journal entry. And all this in real time!
2. Variants & bundles
Organize your product catalog properly. One product can have multiple variants (color, size, …) on erplain. A bundle is composed of multiple components and both the bundles and the components are considered separate products with their own price, SKU, and inventory.
3. Very clean and intuitive user interface
We know small business owners have a lot on their plate and have limited time to learn new technologies. It should just work. That’s why we built erplain to be as intuitive as possible, so you can get your team up and running in no time. Customers are telling us every day how much they love our user interface.
Important to note: erplain is available in English and French. Support and training can be provided in both languages.
What is the pricing for erplain?
erplain offers 3 affordable plans for small businesses depending on the needs and the number of users:
- Business – $29/month: For QuickBooks Online users who require tracking inventory in multiple locations.
- First – $49/month: For businesses looking to add ordering features such as Sales Orders, Shipping Orders, and Purchase Orders.
- Premium – $99/month: For QBO users looking for advanced orders & inventory features: multiple warehouses, user permissions, price levels and more.
All our plans come with free support. Additional users can be added to any subscription plan for a small fee.
*Pricing is in USD. Save 20% on any plan when you pay annually. QuickBooks Online Plus is required.
We also offer a risk-free 14-day free trial to anyone (Credit card is not required. No hidden setup fees.)
More details at: https://www.erplain.com/en/inventory-management-software-pricing
Does erplain have any programs for Quickbooks ProAdvisors?
Yes, we love working with ProAdvisors!
We offer a 20% discount on the monthly subscription and free training to accountants and bookkeepers.
ProAdvisors can also become erplain certified. They must receive a training and pass a short knowledge test to receive the badge.
Please reach out to us at email@example.com to get started.
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