How Acumatica ERP Users Can Automate Order Fulfillment

AcumaticaCloud ERP has the potential to save companies massive amounts on operating costs while increasing their flexibility and mobility. Powerhouse cloud options like Acumatica connect warehouses all over for seamless logistics planning. For distributors, this sounds like just the breath of fresh air we’ve all been waiting for—but how can distributors take advantage of highly efficient, easy-to-use cloud ERP while maintaining the speed and efficiency they need to ensure on-time, 100% accurate order fulfillment? Easy: They automate their warehouses.

Learn about the benefits of integrating Scanco, StarShip, and American Payment Solutions for an automated order fulfillment process that can’t be beat and—when you’re ready—contact Scanco for a free consultation for your warehouse.

Why Automate Your Pick and Pack in Acumatica?

Flexible, easy-to-use warehouse management systems aren’t just a time saver; they’re a necessity in today’s world of ever-shorter fulfillment time frames. Gone are the days when customers would order in advance, and gone are the days when they “understood” about shipping delays. Also gone are the days in which a five-day shipping speed was acceptable.

These days, far more companies seem to be operating on the just-in-time (JIT) model of inventory stocking, intentionally keeping their retail locations or manufacturing operations barely filled so they can stay agile. Their lack of inventory levels puts the pressure on you to maintain stock for them and, if they can’t replenish their levels from you in record time, they’ll find another supplier.

In addition, the rise of e-commerce and the increase in the e-fulfillment model mean that now you’re responsible for coordinating small, one-off orders drop shipped directly to consumers which can kill your margins if you’re relying on fast employees with small carts to run through your warehouse for single, low-price items.

Clearly, with the speed and agility your warehouse needs to meet these many demands, it’s time to start considering warehouse automation—but if you only automate one part of your process, you’re missing out on significant time savings.

Why Automate Your Payment Solution in Acumatica?

We don’t have to tell you that getting paid faster is a good thing. However, we may have to remind you that Acumatica’s flexible system offers plug-ins for a whole ecosystem of vendors, which means you have the power to work with the same vendors you know and love, or to choose great new vendors to meet your pressing needs.

American Payment Solutions can be just the new vendor you’re looking for, with:

  • Some of the lowest American Express fees in the entire industry
  • PCI-DSS compliance assistance at no additional cost
  • Access to the Level III Gateway for lower interchange rates
  • Next-day funding available (American Express included)

With low rates and great customer service, American Payment Solutions offers your distribution operation the freedom to accept payment immediately for online orders (and more), so that you can process payments before you start picking a single thing.

Why Automate Your Shipping in Acumatica?

Though shipping isn’t as time consuming as sending your team marching through your warehouse again and again each day, the shipping process is the last key stage in your fulfillment process and it can be fraught with errors resulting from duplicate data entry. StarShip will help you get orders out the door quicker while delivering the level of customer service your D2C customers expect.

Here’s how:

  • Eliminate error-prone manual re-keying of data into carrier systems
  • Rate shop and ship small parcel and LTL carriers from a single application
  • Streamline international shipments and automatically generate associated documents
  • Create custom emails and labels that strengthen your brand and drive repeat business

Learn More about Your Automation Options

If you’re ready to learn more about how your distribution operations can succeed with automation, we’re here to help. We offer a free consultation to companies that are curious about how automation can help and we can help you get your system set up, too. Contact Scanco online to schedule your consultation, or call us directly at 1-877-SCANCO-1.