Aptean Distribution ERP

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An all-inclusive ERP solution, built specifically to meet the needs of consumer goods importers and distributors.

About Aptean Distribution ERP

Aptean Distribution ERP is an all-in-one system designed to handle everything consumer goods 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.

Understanding your business is what sets Aptean apart. Our ERP specialists are experienced in consumer goods importing and distribution and provide analysis to ensure your business processes are aligned with industry best practices. And whether you are looking for an on-premise or cloud solution, Aptean Distribution ERP was built to fulfill your core functions right out of the box, to help you streamline and optimize your entire supply chain.

Aptean Distribution ERP’s industry-specific functionality includes:

  • Automated distribution resource planning (DRP) and collaborative forecasting
  • Retailer compliance management, including EDI, managed EDI and chargeback management
  • Direct-to-consumer shipping functionality
  • Purchasing and import management
  • Warehousing, transportation and logistics management
  • Sales, customer service and CRM (customer relationship management)
  • Financials, accounting and profitability scorecards

Aptean Distribution ERP Features

Aptean Distribution ERP software features include:

Warehouse Management

Our distribution ERP includes built-in warehouse management tools allowing for improved management of inventory, including receiving, picking and putaway of goods.

Demand Planning

Aptean Distribution ERP DRP tools integrate point-of-sale data, customer forecasts, historical sales trends, seasonality, supplier lead times and more to help you optimize purchasing decisions.

Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Shipping

Aptean Distribution ERP Shipment Manager supports seamless integrations with all the major carriers (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.) and offers integrated shipping rate shopping as well as street address verification.

Import Management

Import Management features help you achieve perfect order fulfillment to get your customers the right products at the right time. Shipment, vessel and container tracking, and management tools provide visibility of incoming inventory and the system automatically tracks and calculates your landed costs — so you understand your true profitability.

Chargeback Management

Aptean Distribution ERP helps enterprises manage chargebacks — the fees that retailers charge to suppliers, often due to errors. Through improved tracking and better maintaining related records, you can reduce the number of chargebacks you incur and recover erroneous charges.


With shipping tools — including route management, dynamic routing, BOLS (bill of lading) and packing slips — Aptean Distribution ERP allows consumer goods importers and distributors like you to bring a new level of organization and oversight to your operations.

Financials and Accounting

The Aptean Distribution ERP system brings simplicity to the bottom line when used as the primary general ledger and accounting tool for accounts payable and receivable.

Cloud or On-Premise

For greater flexibility, Aptean Distribution ERP can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise. Both options are made easy with an experienced team on hand to help streamline implementation.

Analytics and Reporting

Aptean Distribution ERP provides relevant and valuable business intelligence, powered by Microsoft Power BI, on profitability, financial data, sales figures, operational reports and compliance reporting.

Customer and Supplier Portals

Customer Portal offers a sleek, web-based means for customers to access product details, view customer-specific pricing and terms, and input their own orders. Not only does this save time for customer service representatives, but it also minimizes errors because data flows directly into the system. The Supplier Portal offers a streamlined, web-based means for customer suppliers to directly add production, shipping and PO updates. This way, customers don’t need to waste time repeatedly checking on these issues.

EDI Transaction Manager and Managed EDI Services

EDI typically provides automatic data transfers for more efficient communication with trading partners. With EDI Transaction Manager, this capability is fully integrated into the Aptean Distribution ERP system, providing drag-and-drop EDI map creation tools for self-service EDI management. This solution eliminates the need for third-party EDI software and provides EDI transaction archiving for data storage, retrieval and inquiry. With EDI Managed Services fully integrated into the Aptean Distribution ERP system, the EDI team monitors and manages day-to-day EDI processes and transactions (including mapping) to ensure everything is running smoothly. This allows you to stop worrying and instead focus on running your business.

Supplier Production Monitoring

Aptean Distribution ERP Supplier Production Monitoring enables you to monitor, manage and track the production activities of all your overseas suppliers. Uniquely integrated within Aptean Distribution ERP, monitoring tools enable you to gain deeper visibility into the tasks, compliance mandates and informational requirements of all your supply-side activities.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

The Aptean Distribution ERP Product Lifecycle Management solution enables organizations to manage their workflow process from concept to product within a fully integrated enterprise resource management system. This solution takes the complex process of creating a product and gives you the tools to coordinate the work of multiple teams to ensure that each task is done on time, and, most importantly, well.

Looking for Apprise? Aptean Distribution ERP is the new Apprise and offers all the same great benefits.

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User Reviews of Aptean Distribution ERP

Submitted on February 18th, 2021 by Anonymous

Apprise is a user-friendly ERP system with a personal touch for support that actually knows us and understands our business needs and offers solutions to meet those needs.

Submitted on August 4th, 2019 by Janna Looney

With Apprise® ERP [now Aptean Distribution ERP] we’re able to produce inventory and production reports to understand our sales at the style, color and size level. Our customers love our Customer Portal site. And we’re very pleased, too.

Submitted on August 4th, 2019 by Scott Moore

From accounts payable to receivables we now have more information at hand. It’s easier to apply payments, and easier to correct them since we can see calculations on screen. In the past, this was a struggle — now we see more detailed information.

Submitted on August 4th, 2019 by Anonymous

The Apprise® ERP system [now Aptean Distribution ERP] is truly integrated. It enables us to manage all aspects of our operations more efficiently - from purchasing, importing, warehouse management and accounting to EDI and customer service.