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Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Cetec ERP

    91%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Single sign-on capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Cetec ERP

    86%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    2 Ratings

    General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Cetec ERP

    88%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Accounts payable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Accounts receivable

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Journals and Reconciliations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    2 Ratings

    Standardized Processes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Inventory Management

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Cetec ERP

    91%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Inventory tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Manufacturing module

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Order Management

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Cetec ERP

    89%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pricing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Order entry

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Credit card processing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Cost of goods sold

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings

    Order Orchestration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    End-to-end order visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    2 Ratings

    Subledger and Financial Process

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.1

    Cetec ERP

    91%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Shared Services Payments

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Billings Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Transactions Tax

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Project Financial Management

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Cetec ERP

    86%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customer Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Real-time Financial Reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Manufacturing

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Cetec ERP

    89%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Supply Chain Business Flows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Production Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Configuration Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Work Definition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Work Execution

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Advanced Fulfillment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Supply Chain

    Brightpearl

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Cetec ERP

    89%
    Cetec ERP ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Inventory Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cetec ERP is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    1.7

    Brightpearl

    17%
    156 Ratings
    8.7

    Cetec ERP

    87%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Brightpearl

    82%
    12 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.4

    Brightpearl

    44%
    8 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    10.0

    Brightpearl

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Brightpearl

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Brightpearl

    79%
    268 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    1.0

    Brightpearl

    10%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.0

    Brightpearl

    70%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    6.5

    Brightpearl

    65%
    208 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    8.0

    Brightpearl

    80%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    7.0

    Brightpearl

    70%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    6.9

    Brightpearl

    69%
    5 Ratings

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.0

    Brightpearl

    80%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    9.0

    Brightpearl

    90%
    1 Rating

    Cetec ERP

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Brightpearl

    Brightpearl is very well suited for small-medium companies that are growing quickly and need a way to improve their operational systems and functionality to handle increasing volume of orders. Particularly if you use multiple SKUs, sales channels, and/or warehouses, the features offered by Brightpearl are excellently well suited to handle these types of needs. I don't believe Brightpearl would be very applicable for very small companies with a small number of SKUs, as many of the features offered would be unnecessary and underutilized.
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    Cetec ERP

    For our business, Cetec ERP works very well because of all the capabilities it has with traceability, restrictions, and access, and having the data live for any user to see at the same time. The way the system is set up for order processing is more strict which is better for us since it helps with accuracy and traceability. For the production side, since our company is not a manufacturing site, it can be a little overwhelming since there are a lot of fields/data that we do not use, simply because it does not apply to us. Other than that module being a little too advanced for our company, all of the features included "out of the box" are well worth the affordable price that they have for this ERP system.
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    Pros

    Brightpearl

    • Brightpearl tracks order changes and communications very well. It documents all activity in a feed that anyone can see, including status changes, notes made, emails sent, etc.
    • Brightpearl makes it incredibly easy to find orders fitting certain criteria through the use of statuses that you can customize. For example, as a multichannel seller, we can easily create statuses for each channel that we sell from, where our orders will (oftentimes automatically) land in. We also deal often with things like back ordered items; we can also create statuses for certain brands, so that when we expect a shipment in from that company, our back order specialist can easily sort through her orders that are waiting on that shipment.
    • Brightpearl makes it easy to take orders over the phone. Everything I need is right there on one screen; not often do I find myself needing to deviate to other tabs. The steps I take (from "new order" to finish) are straightforward and understandable, and go in steps that make sense.
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    Cetec ERP

    • Training and Implementation.
    • Support is great.
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    Cons

    Brightpearl

    • Supports only a small number of marketplaces and in a limited way only. When I signed up with Brightpearl they claimed that you could list directly onto eBay from within Brightpearl but this turned out to be untrue as Brightpearl did not support eBay postage policies (eBay's semi literate way of saying shipping tables).
    • Not only can you not list directly onto eBay, you cannot list directly from within Brightpearl to any marketplaces whatsoever. With other software you can list directly to all the marketplaces they integrate with.
    • Brightpearl is abysmal at VAT. Brightpearl calculates VAT on Channel Islands and Canary Islands orders even though there is no Vat in either of them. So when you pay HMRC you will be paying them a bit extra unless you check all your orders which makes the software somewhat redundant.
    • When I signed up they advertised Brightpearl as the software to automate your online selling. But it didn't really do that. A couple of years later at considerable extra cost they released an add-on app called Brightpearl Automation that does seem to deliver on automation. However other software offers that at no extra cost.
    • Brightpearl claims that it integrates with Amazon, but this is only partially true as they have completely ignored the new marketplaces that Amazon have opened. If you list on those marketplaces you have to input the orders manually and Brightpearl will not update the stock, putting you at risk of negative feedback. Other software integrates fully with all Amazon marketplaces.
    • Now that I am leaving it was suggested that I might benefit from read-only access so that we could easily double check things like warranty claims. They offered me a year's read-only access for £10,080 which is more than double my yearly contract for full use of the software. Now, if that isn't taking the mickey, I don't know what is!!!
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    Cetec ERP

    • Role Descriptions: There are default roles that Cetec ERP has already created for you. However, these roles are not detailed as to what access each role has and it makes it difficult to assign these default roles.
    • Reporting: While Cetec ERP's default reports are detailed, there is only minimal customization of reports allowed out of the box. They do have an add-on available for purchase where you can freely customize reports, but our company isn't at that point to purchase this add-on as we only need a small bit of customization beyond what comes out of the box.
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    Pricing Details

    Brightpearl

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Brightpearl editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants.

      Cetec ERP

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Cetec ERP editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl has proved to work out for our company and we have no need or intention to let it go. Rather we intend to build on what we've accomplished and it will no doubt help us scale our business and meet our ambitions.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl can be a little confusing to begin with, there are a lot of options to look through and working out the intricacies takes some time depending on what you would like to be able to do on it and what your account is set up to do. It is however very thorough and once you can work your way around it most of the functions are fairly simple to use and very detailed.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Reliability and Availability

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl is always easily accessibly anywhere that you can find an internet source. I have checked our stock levels when we have been off site at Ham Rally's at home and on my way home or to work if needs be. That is probably one of the best features of this system.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl performs very well and integrates very well with our Metapak packing and despatch system. IT also intergrates very well with Amazon and we have used Ebay although there have been complications with Ebay and stock levels. We use Ebay mostly for second hand items of which we only have one so have skipped using Brighpearl for these products.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl was ALWAYS great at responding to us. Their customer service was quick and responsive. Unfortunately, the responses were often that "engineers were working on it" but nothing seemed to ever come of that. I realize that Brightpearl is a large company that a lot of businesses rely on. But when you can't hit "enter" when trying to search in the front-end POS, that type of behavior should be changed very quickly and it never was. Admittedly, small things, but those annoyances tend to ultimately affect the overall experience.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        In-Person Training

        Brightpearl

        No in house training was given.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Online Training

        Brightpearl

        The online training was very helpful in the areas we were shown and was implemented very well via a Skype call and an presentation done via the internet. However it was not thorough enough for all of our needs in certain areas. More training in person on site would have been very helpful.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        Brightpearl

        Implementation was generally perfect, but if you are coming across from Sage I personally would recommend doing this as baby steps.
        We tried to import our entire Sage history in one batch and that was a bad idea hence the 9/10. That was mainly our fault and nothing on Brightpearl.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Brightpearl

        Initially we went with Brightpearl because it was an all in one solution. Salesforce CRM capabilities right out of the box far surpass Brightpearl's, but there's no inventory or accounting system pre-built in. We are currently moving away from Brightpearl for both CRM and accounting functions however.
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        Cetec ERP

        We had been a customer of Cetec on their Legacy system for 20+ years and were always satisfied with their product and support.
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        Scalability

        Brightpearl

        Brightpearl's ability to increase or expand its capacity and retain its performance levels to accommodate growth were acceptable but not fantastic. The program was constantly making changes which can be useful, but was also confusing & hard to keep up with since we were never updated that changes were about to be made or had been made.
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        Cetec ERP

        No answers on this topic

        Return on Investment

        Brightpearl

        • It's really difficult to say. While everything is now in one place, we've spent a ton of time with support and figuring things out on our own.
        • We've also had to spend a ton of money with our CPAs fixing our financials every month.
        • However, the sales piece has streamlined our process for shipping orders out in a timely basis.
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        Cetec ERP

        • Accuracy: Now that we can restrict access to approved users, our accuracy of inventory has improved.
        • Financial Cleanup: Importing financials that were not yet balanced from previous system caused a ripple and we now have to clean up in this new system.
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