Article: Ideal vs. Your Current ERP Software Solution
Is your current ERP software solution well-suited for managing the outdoor power equipment (OPE) division of your hardware business?
See how it may compare to a more OPE-dedicated solution, such as Ideal, that you can use in addition to your current solution.
|OPE Businesses & Divisions||Target Customers|| Hardware Stores|
Automatic Parts Entry & Updates
|Preloads and updates OPE manufacturers’ price files, providing details like:|
Does NOT preload or update OPE manufacturers’ price files, leaving it up to the user to manually enter or account for any details.
OPE Manufacturer Integrations
|Streamlines the intensive ordering process by seamlessly integrating with OPE suppliers like:||Does NOT integrate with any of the OPE suppliers, leaving everything up to manual entry by the user.|
Purchase Order Creation
|Automatically generates and/or fills:||Does NOT streamline purchase order creation, resulting in manual entry, errors and lost time.|
Cross-Selling, Upselling & Kits
|Allows OPE businesses to easily:|
Does NOT provide an easy way to boost part sales, leading to lower profits.
Shop Management & Service Scheduling
Provides full control of the Service Department, including the ability to:
|Does NOT provide full control of the Service Department, leading to chaos and inefficiencies.|
Tech Efficiency Tracking
Helps improve tech labor efficiency by tracking:
|Does NOT allow to monitor labor efficiency in any way, resulting in lower profitability.|
Report Generation & Customization
Allows to pull up and customize a variety of OPE-specific reports on:
|Does NOT allow to pull up or customize any OPE-specific reports, leaving users with no specific data or key industry metrics to effectively manage their business.|
OPE-Oriented Mobile App
|Provides the ability to perform most parts- and service-related tasks on a tablet, including work order creation.||Does NOT allow to perform any parts- or service-related tasks on a tablet.|
Updates Based on OPE Feedback
|Gives OPE businesses the opportunity to voice their feedback and then have it implemented through future updates.||Does NOT provide updates based on the feedback of OPE businesses.|
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