Build an ERP App in Bubble
This post is part of a series about the types of apps you can build in Bubble.io.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is helpful to any organization needing to run and monitor their daily business operations. ERPs like Oracle and Printavo streamline data into a single platform and allow organizations to get custom insights that will otherwise be impossible with data scattered about.
An ERP software application is the glue that binds the different components that are critical to the smooth running of an organization, including finance, sales, marketing, and purchasing inventory. With Bubble, you can achieve this and more.
ERP App Features
There are three key features of a good ERP include:
- Record management
This is the bread and butter of any ERP system. It defines where your data will live, how it will be identified and how it will relate to other things like data entry, editing and displaying that data back to the users in your team and company.
- User roles and permissions
This means being able to identify people that have access to a company’s data, what permissions they have, what they can read, write and edit, and what you may need to hide from them.
- Data analytics and insights
An ERP should allow a company access to and visualize accurate numbers from multiple sources that can help them make smarter business decisions.
In Bubble, it’s possible to build this and more because the database structure is yours to customize and streamline all data management, as well as server-side workflows that can be scheduled for creating automations, such as sending out a happy birthday message on a customer’s birthday.
Bubble also integrates with many plugins that come with amazing visualization and graphing tools to display your data in an easy-to-understand manner and provide the user with insights to aid smart business decisions.
Other niche ERP features possible on Bubble include:
- Task management
- Order management
- Quotes, invoices, and payments
- Inventory management
- Appointment scheduling
- In-app messaging between team users
- Custom calculations
- Status tracking
- Customer relationship management
- Export data to PDF, CSV
- Workflow automations
- Custom search
Examples of ERP Apps on Bubble
Mexican auto retailer Merkauto has built a custom Enterprise Resource Planning application for their business.
While also a marketplace, the application makes the process of buying or selling a car much faster for clients by unifying the inventory of available cars and making it easier to navigate. Sellers are also able to get automatic custom valuations for their vehicles, and book an in-person vehicle appraisal on the website.
Thanks to easy-to-use, no-code solutions like Bubble, business owners like Merkauto can fulfill new business process quickly, increase productivity, and customize their online presence to suit the needs of their target audience.
With the digital transformation in recent years, business owners who are able to respond to disruptions, adapt and support new business processes, and simplify the way they develop new business applications will remain ahead of the competition.