The Total Guide to Brightpearl ERP

In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Brightpearl ERP integration including market-fit, pricing, features, and comparisons.

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What is Brightpearl ERP? 

Brightpearl ERP is cloud software for omnichannel retailers, wholesalers, and distributors with brick-and-mortar point-of-sale, online eCommerce, and warehouses. Brightpearl software provides automation of various back-office retail and wholesale business processes, including the accounting system, sales management, order processing, order management, supply chain, inventory management, and CRM.  


The Brightpearl retail operations platform and distribution solution also helps customers with their sales channel strategy, customer experience, sales returns management, and managing business performance and profitability in real-time. 

Brightpearl ERP and Order Management Solution software modules include:

  • Sales order management
  • Brightpearl inventory management
  • Inventory & demand planning
  • Shipping management & order fulfillment
  • Warehouse management
  • Retail Brightpearl accounting
  • Reporting & business intelligence
  • Purchasing & supplier management (including purchase orders)
  • Workflow automation
  • Payments
  • Point of sale (POS)
  • Customer relationship management (CRM)

Brightpearl retail management software has integrations with these eCommerce platforms:

  • Shopify
  • Shopify Plus (with multi-currency support)
  • Magento
  • BigCommerce
  • WooCommerce

Brightpearl Marketplaces integrations in the retail management system include:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Walmart
  • Newegg

Brightpearl retailers working in the system use unique SKUs (stock-keeping units) to track each product’s inventory, including each variation. Using unique product SKUs is essential for Brightpearl software integrations with eCommerce platforms and online marketplaces. 

Brightpearl offers optional integration with accounting software from Intuit QuickBooks and Xero, and ShipStation shipping software for eCommerce order fulfillment. Brightpearl integrates with QuickBooks Online and syncs data with QuickBooks Desktop

Which Types of Businesses Use Brightpearl?

Small and mid-market retail businesses with brick-and-mortar stores, eCommerce businesses, wholesalers, and distributors use the Brightpearl retail management software. Brightpearl merchant customers are primarily based in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to data from Enlyft. Brightpearl is multichannel retail ERP software. 

Retail businesses with sales of $1 million or above in the next twelve months use Brightpearl software, which is scalable for business growth. 

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How Much Does Brightpearl Cost?

Brightpearl retail and wholesale software has two pricing plans

1. Brightpearl Order Management Solution (Brightpearl OMS)
— Up to 1,500 orders per month
— 5 sales channels
— 5 users

2. Brightpearl 
— Over 1,500 orders per month
— Unlimited sales channels
— Unlimited users

For the Brightpearl cost of your best-fit software plan, request a quote customised to your retail or wholesale business. The quote should include fixed cost Brightpearl implementation team services and unlimited tech support from the Brightpearl customer support team. The link to Brightpearl pricing lists the features of each plan, including optional upgrades.

How Does AP Automation Software Integration Work With Brightpearl?

AP automation software integration with Brightpearl retail ERP uses API or flat-file connectors. The Tipalti add-on app for payables and global payments automation uses flat-file integration. Access Tipalti through the  Brightpearl login. Tipalti uses AI and RPA technology with 26,000 rules to streamline end-to-end workflows, handle global compliance, and reduce errors and fraud risks. 

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What Are The Primary Features and Advantages of Brightpearl?

 Cloud-based software with real-time capabilities

 Industry-specific to retailer or wholesaler needs

 Wholesale management software

 Offers a Brightpearl CRM product

 Warehouse management system (WMS)

 Order Management System(Brightpearl OMS) 

 Brightpearl demand planner

Multichannel merchants, wholesalers, and distributors like the all-in-one cloud-based, real-time features Brightpearl ERP and CRM offers (including the flexibility to work from anywhere when possible). Brightpearl wholesale management and warehouse management software include inventory management for wholesalers and distributors or retailers. 

The Brightpearl CRM for customer relationship management works well with the Brightpearl ERP system. 

The Brightpearl Order Management System (OMS) handles sales, ordering, and fulfillment to meet retailer, wholesaler, and distributor business needs. 

The Brightpearl demand planner uses demand-driven forecasting and automates inventory planning to optimise cash flow. 

Inventory demand planning with Brightpearl software includes:

 Using seasonality, average sales, trends, out-of-stock levels, and product lead times

• Identify overstocked SKUs to take action

• Inventory dashboards for KPIs, revenue, profit, gross margin, and turnover trends

• Automatic reorders for inventory replenishment

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How to Implement & Use Brightpearl?

Use the Brightpearl service team to implement Brightpearl software for a fixed cost. You’ll get unlimited tech support from Brightpearl customer support.  Get Brightpearl training. Check the online Brightpearl Help Center for resources on Brightpearl ERP and CRM topics, Community, and starting help tickets. 

Which ERP Systems are Comparable to Brightpearl?


Oracle NetSuite

Consider Brightpearl vs NetSuite when considering Brightpearl competitors. Mid-range ERP system, NetSuite (owned by Oracle), offers Retail Management ERP software that includes the same types of multichannel functionality as Brightpearl.


QuickBooks Online

Brightpearl retail ERP system integrates and syncs with QuickBooks Online. With third-party add-on software for near real-time syncing of  QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop to QuickBooks Online (QBO) instead of natively syncing with QuickBooks Desktop, cloud-based QuickBooks Online accounting software combined with QuickBooks POS becomes a Brightpearl alternative. QuickBooks Online has third-party retail, eCommerce, and CRM add-on apps.


QuickBooks Desktop

Brightpearl syncs data with QuickBooks Desktop. But there’s a choice. QuickBooks Point of Sale Desktop syncs to the QuickBooks Desktop accounting system as part of its End of Day procedure. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise offers an industry-specific Retail Edition. With integrated third-party add-on apps, including retail, eCommerce, and CRM, QuickBooks increases its functionality to include more functionality, like an ERP system. QuickBooks Desktop is on-premises software that can be hosted for remote access.