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Top 12 ERP Software Systems for Wholesale Distribution

Scroll down to compare all ERP system specifications, including costs per user, implementation costs, customer retention rates, and other key features and capabilities. Or, click to expand and learn about the basics of ERP software for wholesale distribution businesses. These systems are specific to wholesale distribution within the main distribution ERP category.

What Is Wholesale Distribution ERP Software?

In the age of eCommerce and Industry 4.0, it’s more important than ever that distribution businesses give themselves the tools to strive for excellence. To streamline performance and increase profitability, most wholesale distributors now use enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

ERP software consolidates numerous business management functions into a single unified platform. From supply chain management to forecasting to CRM, the ERP solutions listed here offer the functionality to handle the most important business processes for any wholesale distributor.

Some of the most important benefits of using an ERP software platform for distribution management include:

  • Ability to gather and analyze data from numerous sources via a single platform

  • Customization options for modules and dashboards, or even the option to custom build new ones to suit any business’s workflows

  • Optimizing efficiency of key functions such as sales order processing between multiple sales channels

  • Ability to track and organize every element of a supply chain, from procurement to purchase orders to customer experience and relationships

Comparing ERP Distribution Software Options

With so many ERP software solutions on the market, it can be challenging for distributors to decide which options meet their business needs most closely. Top10ERP.org offers a wide range of resources to help every distributor choose the software with the best features, functionality and pricing for their needs.

The choice between cloud and on-premises ERP software is one especially important decision point. Many distributors now opt for cloud ERP solutions due to their low upfront cost, real time data synchronization and mobile app capabilities. Others choose on premises ERP due to the extensive opportunities for customization and optimization that it offers.

Features and modules can also vary widely between the different ERP software packages. For most distribution companies, the following features will be among the most important:

  • Inventory management, including replenishment and forecasting

  • Order management and invoicing

  • Warehouse management and warehouse operations

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)

  • Logistics, routing and order fulfillment

  • Lot traceability and quality assurance

Businesses also need to consider how a distribution ERP system will work alongside any existing software tools that they use. Many of today’s best ERP solutions include APIs that allow businesses to connect ERP software with other software systems that may already be in use, such as EDI or accounting software.

Top10ERP.org offers comprehensive resources for any distribution industry business seeking the right price and the right fit for ERP software. Get a free demo or pricing quote on any wholesale distribution software below.

12 ERP Systems Found

Netsuite logo

NetSuite ERP

Cetec erp logo

Cetec ERP

Datacor logo

Datacor ERP

Aptean logo

Distribution ERP

Tgi logo

Enterprise 21 ERP

Aptean logo

Food & Beverage ERP

Ddi system logo

Inform Software

Oracle logo

Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

Sage Software Logo

Sage 300 Cloud

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$10K - $100K

Price Range

$15K - $500K

Price Range

$3K - $40,000K

Price Range

$30K - $1,000K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$30K - $75K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25K - $500K

Price Range

N/A

Price Range

$25,000K - $500,000K

Price Range

$5K - $50K

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$125/mo

Cost Per User

$150/mo

Cost Per User

$40/mo

Cost Per User

$250/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$5,000/mo

Cost Per User

N/A

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$175/mo

Cost Per User

$500/mo

Cost Per User

$69/mo

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
No Icon On-Premise

Deployments

Yes Icon Cloud
Yes Icon On-Premise

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

95%

Retention Rate

96%

Retention Rate

94%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

98%

Retention Rate

N/A

Retention Rate

91%

Retention Rate

85%

Retention Rate

92%

Version

-

Version

Release 2024.1

Version

12.x

Version

Always Current

Version

2021

Version

8.2

Version

8.1

Version

Always Current

Version

20.0.63

Version

2021

Version

2023

Version

Continuous Deployment

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

-

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Subscription

Financing Options

Lease, Subscription

User Range

1 — 1000

User Range

10 — unlimited

User Range

10 — 1000

User Range

5 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

10 — 250+

User Range

5 — 1000

User Range

1 — Unlimited

User Range

5 — 200

User Range

10 — Unlimited

User Range

25 — unlimited

User Range

1 — 1000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$2,400

Minimum Fee to Implement

$15,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$40,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

N/A

Minimum Fee to Implement

$35,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$200,000

Minimum Fee to Implement

$10,000

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

-

Awards

4

Awards

-

Installs

2500

Installs

24,000+

Installs

800+

Installs

250+

Installs

>1000

Installs

-

Installs

500+

Installs

300+

Installs

550+

Installs

2000+

Installs

1000+

Installs

40,000+

Architecture

-

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SaaS

Architecture

SOA, .NET

Architecture

-

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

SOA

Architecture

.NET

Architecture

SOA, .NET, Native Cloud

Architecture

Hosted Cloud

Architecture

SOA, SaaS

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • No Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • No Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • No Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • No Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • No Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Core Features

  • Yes Icon Multi-Site
  • Yes Icon Multi-National
  • Yes Icon Financial Management
  • Yes Icon Production Management
  • Yes Icon Materials Management (MRP/BOM)
  • Yes Icon Sales Order Management (SOM)
  • Yes Icon Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Yes Icon Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Unique Features

Epicor for distribution ERP software was built in partnership with thousands of successful distributors—and the deep expertise that comes from understanding their unique challenges.

  • End-to-end distribution software with industry-specific functionality
  • Comprehensive eCommerce that promotes online business growth
  • Modernize your sales approach and customer relationships

Unique Features

As a suite of cloud-based applications, NetSuite brings together all the systems that businesses need to grow, scale and adapt to change.

Unique Features

This system is designed specifically for Distribution Enterprises

Unique Features

Cetec ERP is a single, unified business platform that delivers “tier 1” enterprise-level feature breadth at extraordinarily lower costs than traditional systems, owing to a long history combined with completely modernized cloud/SaaS technology. Their approach is direct, friendly, and transparent: they own the technology (i.e. no “bolt-ons”), and offer the software directly with no markup (i.e. not through incompetent third-party VARs), and offer close, attentive in-house support.

Unique Features

“Datacor ERP has tied all of the information we need into one centralized system. When we move an item in the wireless system, the information is immediately reflected across the platform. Our distribution and manufacturing operations are far more agile because we now know precisely what products we have or need, in what quantities and exactly where they are located.”

- Randy Byle | Haviland Enterprises, Inc.

Unique Features

Aptean Distribution ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is an all-in-one system designed to handle everything consumer goods importers and distributors need to run and grow their business. By creating efficiencies across the enterprise, distributors will see increased profits and ensure that the entire business uses the same real-time data.

Unique Features

Unique Features

Built on Microsoft Dynamics, Aptean Food & Beverage is a Microsoft certified, food and beverage-specific ERP. Aptean Food & Beverage is designed to reduce implementation risk and cost by being a 90% fit-out-of-the-box. Being focused on the food and beverage industry has allowed Aptean Food & Beverage to invest in functionality that is most important to the industry.

Unique Features

Unique Features

Unique Features

This is Oracle's newest Cloud ERP System for companies over 200M in revenue.

Unique Features

Limitations

This solution is not optimized for non-durable goods distributors.

Limitations

Limitations

Not suitable for manufacturing.

Limitations

Not ideal for service-based or retail businesses. No “HR” or “Payroll” inside the platform; requires integrating to a third-party payroll system.

Limitations

This product is not intended for discrete manufacturing or heavy distribution.

Limitations

Limited to Distribution Enterprises, not suitable for complex manufacturing.

Limitations

Limitations

Can’t be: Multi-national and multi-plant operation (more than MexCanUSA), $1 Billion plus, 500+ users, Multi-location broad line distributors (these groups should look at our F&O system).

Limitations

Limitations

Limitations

Not for smaller companies with under $150 Million in Revenue

Limitations

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