Apparel ERP Software

Apparel manufacturing ERP software is a set of features designed to manage the ordering, inventory, and assembly of clothing and other items. Create a variety of products using a matrix for colors, size, artwork, and patterns, then set up seasons and apparel lines. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for manufacturing integrates related systems—such as accounting, marketing, and sales—for a comprehensive view of the production and supply chain. These suites also include tools to manage licenses, track compliance for safety, and shipping regulations.

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S2K Enterprise

VAI’s is an independent software developer and the author of S2K Enterprise, an award winning cloud-based ERP solution utilized by customers operating across the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail, and service sectors, ...Read more

4.25 (8 reviews)

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Infor LN

From large, global, multi-site manufacturing enterprises to smaller, single-site organizations, Infor LN has capabilities designed to meet discrete manufacturers' needs. Infor LN is available on premise or in the cloud as CloudSui...Read more

3.91 (22 reviews)

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NetSuite

With an integrated system that includes ERP, financials, commerce, inventory management, HR, PSA, supply chain management, CRM and more – NetSuite enables fast-growing businesses across all industries to work more effectively by a...Read more

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103 recommendations

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ERP123

ERP123 offers small and midsize manufacturers and distributors an ERP solution that automates and integrates business operations. This software allows the user to the organize their MRP, inventory management, picking and shipping,...Read more

4.50 (6 reviews)

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PBS Accounting

PBS Accounting is robust professional level accounting software that fits a wide range of businesses and grows with your company. The CashPoint version acts as back end accounting for multiple industry specific applications, inclu...Read more

4.52 (31 reviews)

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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an enterprise resource planning software with primary features such as real estate management, human capital management, environmental health and safety and commodity trading. What is JD...Read more

4.13 (136 reviews)

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Fishbowl

Fishbowl is a hybrid manufacturing and warehouse management solution designed for small and midsize companies. Key features include inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP), job shop floor control, work order manage...Read more

4.14 (661 reviews)

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AIMS360

AIMS360 is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the fashion industry, offering a fully integrated business management suite for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and importers. It offers features fo...Read more

3.98 (59 reviews)

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R4 Enterprise

Royal 4 Enterprise is an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with built-in modules for distribution, manufacturing, planning, inventory management, reporting and company financials. It serves midsize to large en...Read more

4.50 (4 reviews)

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Kenandy Cloud ERP

Built on Force.com, the enterprise cloud computing platform created by salesforce.com, Kenandy Manufacturing Cloud offers a robust suite of manufacturing management features in a fast, global, mobile environment....Read more

5.00 (1 reviews)

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Nulogy

The Nulogy Shop Floor Solution, as part of the Nulogy Multi-Enterprise Supply Chain Business Network Platform, digitizes the production floors of co-packers, contract manufacturers, value-adding 3PL operators, and raw and packagin...Read more

0.00 (1 reviews)

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PolyPM

PolyPM was created by Polygon Software, a provider of technology solutions for apparel manufacturers and textile mills since 2001. PolyPM is a 2-in-1 enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM) solut...Read more

4.58 (37 reviews)

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A2000

A2000 by GCS Software offers apparel, footwear and accessories wholesalers and distributors an end-to-end solution that designed for their unique needs, with features to support every facet of the business....Read more

4.57 (7 reviews)

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AMT ERP

With an exceptionally user-friendly interface and design, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is an easily customizable software. This system is ideal for growing apparel manufacturers of all sizes....Read more

0.00 (1 reviews)

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OfficeBooks

OfficeBooks is an affordable and powerful manufacturing management solution that has been optimized for small manufacturing operations. Created in 2010, OfficeBooks is used by over 2000 businesses worldwide. Although it is an inve...Read more

4.34 (28 reviews)

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FashionFlow Apparel ERP

FashionFlow Apparel is an on-premise enterprise planning software for the apparel and footwear industry. The solution is built on the Microsoft SQL Server and offers accounting modules. This module eliminates the need for double e...Read more

0.00 (7 reviews)

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Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides integrated solutions that allow businesses to track leads, automate field service, drive sales and improve operations using mobile, enterprise-ready business apps from the cloud. What is Mi...Read more

3.78 (65 reviews)

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Webtech

For mid-size to enterprise-level companies seeking a project management system, Webtech provides a solution to oversee the beginning, middle, and end of each project, including document management, budgeting, and more....Read more

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BusinessMan CRM/ERP

BusinessMan is a cloud-based and on-premise business management solution with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) as primary modules. Key features include accounting, purchasing, quote man...Read more

0.00 (2 reviews)

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TrueERP

True ERP is a fully integrated enterprise resource planning solution that helps users access modules to efficiently run all aspects of their business. The system is deployed on the cloud or on a local server....Read more

3.97 (49 reviews)

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Last Updated: March 10, 2022

What is apparel manufacturing ERP software?

Apparel manufacturing ERP software is a set of features designed to manage the ordering, inventory, and assembly of clothing and other items. Create a variety of products using a matrix for colors, size, artwork, and patterns, then set up seasons and apparel lines.

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for manufacturing integrates related systems—such as accounting, marketing, and sales—for a comprehensive view of the production and supply chain. These suites also include tools to manage licenses, track compliance for safety, and shipping regulations.

 

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Common features of apparel manufacturing ERP software

In addition to the core accounting functions, apparel manufacturers should evaluate the following functions to meet their sector's unique requirements:

License and royalty management Apparel manufactures that use trademarks must hold current licensing agreements and pay royalties to the trademark owner. The system needs to track the licenses and calculate payments due to trademark owners. The amounts should transfer to accounts payable.
Size and color matrix A successful apparel inventory system uses a matrix of modifiers. The general description is entered once, and the sizes and colors are listed as modifiers to the basic description. The inventory must track each item as a separate SKU, and maintain separate reorder or production points.
Season and line planning Apparel lines change season to season and year to year. The inventory should make recommendations for production. In addition, it should track existing inventory and make sales-versus-storage recommendations.
Artwork and pattern management The system should store artwork and patterns for products. It should also track which components are copyrightable and which are not. Advanced systems will provide the ability to electronically file with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Component management The components for each item need to be tracked, including sizes and colors if appropriate. Component management also includes make-versus-buy decision making, which might change from run to run. Whether made or bought, the production system must allow for time and cost of a acquiring components for each run.
UPC assignment The system needs to catalog UPC codes for existing products and assign UPC codes to new products. Advanced systems can also use International Article Number (EAN) codes as well as UPC.
Cutting ticket management The production management system needs to draw information from pattern and component management and inventory to produce cutting tickets.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) compliance documentation More and more apparel manufacturers are seeking WRAP certification. Maintaining certification requires periodic compliance reports, which means it's important that your system track compliance information, identify issues and prepare the compliance reports.
Product label management Apparel manufacturers must label products to comply with regulations, including required information such as country of origin, materials, washing instructions, and California Proposition 65 warnings.
Compliance reporting The system should prepare all required compliance reports. It should also be customizable to produce other reports as required.
Material safety data sheet (MSDS) repository OSHA requires that data sheets be on hand for hazardous materials that workers are likely to encounter on a daily basis. Dyes and cleaning agents are examples. The system should have a repository for MSDS information to supplement the required paper copies.
Size definition and conversion American garment sizes are loosely defined. The system should have predefined sizes that can be customized if necessary. It should also provide conversion to European sizing (EN 13402), U.K. sizing (BSI 3666 and BS EN 13402), and Army Combat Uniform (ACU) standard sizes.
Currency exchange values The system should track the exchange values for all currencies used by foreign suppliers. It should download values from a reputable site daily to accurately calculate inventory costs and accounts payable balances. The system should store the current value for currency exchange with every transaction.

What type of buyer are you?

Apparel manufacturing ERP software is actually used by a range of different types of business within the apparel industry. While some apparel manufacturing ERP systems would be appropriate to most businesses within the apparel industry, others serves specialized needs. Understanding how your company fits into the larger apparel industry will help ensure you purchase software that fits.

  • OEM manufacturer: Original equipment manufacturers produce items that are used to complete other company's end products. OEM apparel companies need ERP software that can assist with inventory management, forecasting, and make-to-stock and purchase-to-stock workflow management and planning.
  • Apparel buying house: Buying houses serve as intermediaries between apparel manufacturers and retailers and can have special ERP requirements. They often have lengthy lists of clients with varying contracts and agreements and sometimes require ERP systems with an emphasis on customer relationship management or CRM.
  • Apparel retailer: While retailers don't typically need very advanced ERP functionality, they do have unique inventory management challenges. Their size and color matrices are often relatively complex and their stock and purchase orders need to be managed with a larger degree of flexibility. They will also seek systems they can easily integrate with POSs and web-portals, helping provide up-to-date stock information to both brick-and-mortar customers and employees, customers using their branded mobile app and customers making purchases online.