What is erplain?

About erplain

erplain is an innovative and user-friendly solution for inventory and order management. Streamline your order management and automate the creation of estimates, sales orders, invoices and purchase orders. Your Inventory is updated 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.

And Inventory and Order Management Becomes Child’s Play!

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 designed for small businesses. Our online solution 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.

Thanks to our strong relationship with Intuit, bookkeepers and accountants and with our valued customers we continue to improve our integration with QuickBooks Online.

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 helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses and this across various industries. They are distributors, wholesalers, merchants or e-commerce sellers in the B2B or B2C sectors: sports equipment, medical supplies, fashion, vape products, cosmetic, industrial parts, home & garden, contractors…

Finally, erplain is best for companies that manage products and inventory and that are looking for a smooth and deep integration with QuickBooks Online.

Tell us about your users’ top 3 favorite features or benefits of erplain.

Our QuickBooks Online users’ favorite features are:

  1. Managing multiple locations: you can get as many locations as you want with erplain and easily transfer inventory between each location.
  2. Creating sales orders reserve inventory: get a report of your on-hand, available, reserved and incoming inventory.
  3. Managing multiple price levels and price rules: set your wholesale price or recommended retail price, and create price rules based on dates, tags, attributes and more.

POS app, barcode scanning, batch tracking, 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/features

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 that encourages:

  • Learning and personal 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.

With erplain, users will benefit from a deep and real-time integration with QuickBooks Online, as well as robust inventory and order management features.

erplain key’s strengths:

  • Online software / SaaS: no set up fees, no maintenance costs, no commitment, 24/7 access, multi-device.
  • Intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • Solution and pricing designed for SMBs
  • Order management workflow automation: from estimates to sales orders, to shipping orders and invoices.
  • Multi-channel management with real-time inventory update for B2B activities, retailers, e-commerce, events…
  • Decision-making support with instant visibility on key data: costs of goods sold, margins, sales…
  • Full-feature inventory management software: variants, bundle, assembly, batch tracking, POS app…
  • Integration with QuickBooks and Shopify simultaneously

Important to note: erplain is available in English and French with support and training available in both languages. Sales and purchase documents can be saved in any languages.

What is the pricing for erplain?

erplain offers 3 affordable plans for small businesses depending on their needs and number of users:

  • Business Plan

$29/month: For QuickBooks Online users who require tracking inventory in multiple locations.

  • First Plan

$59/month: For businesses looking to add ordering features such as Sales Orders, Shipping Orders, and Purchase Orders.

  • Premium Plan

$99/month: For QBO users looking for advanced orders & inventory features: multiple warehouses, user permissions, price levels, batch / lot tracking and more.

All our plans come with free support. Additional users can be added to any subscription plan for a small fee.

Save 20% on any plan when you pay annually. 

*Pricing is in USD. Users can also be billed in Euros. 

**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. Cancel at anytime.)

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! 

Our partner program will give them access to many exclusive benefits:

  • Free training
  • Free demo account to present erplain
  • Technical support for them and their clients
  • 20% discount on our monthly subscriptions

CPA, accountants, bookkeepers and software integrators can have access to our partner program. 

“Including erplain in the portfolio of software solutions to offer clients is essential.” – Rickyel Solutions

Please reach out to us at contact@erplain.com to get started.


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