In order to efficiently manage warehouse processes, your company needs software that understands the speed and efficiency of these processes. Most companies do realize they need a warehouse management system (WMS) to streamline business and manage inventory. But the longstanding question remains which WMS is best: Best-in-Breed or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modules?
Taking into consideration the varying systems, the graph below visualizes the advantages and disadvantages of each WMS module: Best-in-Breed vs. ERP. While ERP offers lower costs, Best-in-Breed WMS offers superior functionality and more flexibility over time. Below is an easy reference table to see how each system measures up:
|Lower upfront integration costs & lower costs over time
||Comparable integration costs to ERP
|Functionality for simpler operations
|Less vendor risk for larger companies
||More advanced total logistics results
|Lower total cost of ownership
||Flexibility over time
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