Brightpearl

The retail operations platform for brands and retailers

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Brightpearl Overview

What is Brightpearl?

Brightpearl is a Retail Operations Platform. Tightly integrated to all of your sales channels, Brightpearl connects your sales orders, fulfillment, inventory management, accounting, reporting and planning, warehouse management, replenishment and more. Designed specifically for retail business models, Brightpearl is built to reliably handle peak trading, integrates with the full retail tech ecosystem, is omnichannel-native, is the system of record for key trading data, provides real-time trading insights and is automated so you can stay in control and manage by exception.

What makes Brightpearl different:

Software and Service. Service is an integral part of our offer. Our retail consultants get you live in three times faster than traditional ERP, always for a fixed cost. And the in-house team stays with you throughout, from tech support to ongoing business consulting.

Built for Retail. Brightpearl is built only for the retail sector. This means: configuration not coding, designed for use by merchants not IT staff, every new feature is relevant, and our integrations and ecosystem are 100% retail.

Designed to Scale With You. Whether it’s seasonal peaks, promotions or sustained growth, merchants need an ops platform that can handle the volume. We stand by our numbers: orders, SKUs, channels, reporting and financials fit for multi-million dollar merchants.

Brightpearl Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Our pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants so contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and we’ll provide a solution that meets your needs.


Brightpearl Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

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Brightpearl Reviews

Brightpearl Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
68

Very good
48

Average
5

Poor
2

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.4
92% recommended this app
Peter K.

Why oh why is it so hard to find an awesome ERP in this space? Hold up! Brightpearl? Yes!

In the jungle of ERP for DTC brands, Brightpearl is the Jaguar, lurking in the shadows. Deadly (aka effective) but with less fanfare than the lions and the tigers. If you're doing multi-channel and need an ERP/WMS/OMS, get a demo!


Kristoffer J.

Great tool for a small-mid sized fast growing omni-channel consumer goods business.

We really enjoyed working with everyone involved in the project of setting up Tekla at Brightpearl. All the way from the sales to the final handover - and now ongoing customer success.

The team at BP immediately captured the essence of the challenge we presented to them with our previous ERP-stack, and they managed to set up all the right questions needed to be tackled.

Besides the on-point grasping of the challenges to be solved, we felt that the process throughout the implementation was smooth, and with constant dialogue with Anthony, our point of contact, we were in good hands.

The main issues we faced with our old stack was weak inventory, order and supply chain management. All of that are now elevated to a whole new level, and we feel that we have a robust ERP engine that we can grow with for many years to come.

Overall, we are super happy to have implemented Brightpearl, and can only recommend others to do the same.


Frankie O.

Frustrated

Do not jump from QuickBooks to this until you have truly run a lot of tests.


Stuart K.

Manages the core of our business, finances and products.

We have been using brightpearl for several years now and the core function of the system has been to centralise around the accounts and stock management for our business. This means it's super easy to keep control of the business critical systems. The system has grown and expanded and as a small business I don't need a lot of this but it's there incase.

The most important thing we have found is the super easy simple Brightpearl POS solution that is sharing the same core data for products/customers/payments as our website and accounts in real time so if the last item sells online then we don't over sell this in store at the weekend. We have two small showrooms and can have two separate pos channels that make it easy to deal with customers in store and telephone orders in the main program. Push sales from POS to backend and vice versa. It makes us more efficient and look more professional in store and on the phone.

Even as a small business we have constantly changing stock and a large number of products (over 11,000) so need control of those as simply as possible. Brightpearl has done that for us along with accounts functionality.

I hope as brightpearl expands it can keep true to it's roots of supporting small businesses with a system that would normally only be available to big business with big budgets. The core simple EPOS is just perfect for us with multichannel order routes to the dispatch desk.


Bryan B.

All in One Ecommerce Software

All in one eCommerce solution, helped us consolidate 4 software programs into 1 integrated app. Great for small to medium size ecom companies and those wishing to grow rapidly by automating routine processes and tasks. Saves us hours each day with automation and syncing of orders and inventory to multiple channels.


Peter K.
Industry: Sporting Goods
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Why oh why is it so hard to find an awesome ERP in this space? Hold up! Brightpearl? Yes!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 21/10/2020
Review Source: Capterra

In the jungle of ERP for DTC brands, Brightpearl is the Jaguar, lurking in the shadows. Deadly (aka effective) but with less fanfare than the lions and the tigers. If you're doing multi-channel and need an ERP/WMS/OMS, get a demo!

Pros

Seamless integration for our multiple channels of commerce. Cloud-based, no need for IT staff to maintain. Infrequently goes down. Never gone down at a critical time aka BFCM. Plays nice with Shopify, Amazon, retail, in-house orders.

Cons

Training could be better for rank-and-file staff. Handling of sales tax (in multiple jurisdictions aka Wayfair ruling) could be better.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kristoffer J.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great tool for a small-mid sized fast growing omni-channel consumer goods business.

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 25/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We really enjoyed working with everyone involved in the project of setting up Tekla at Brightpearl. All the way from the sales to the final handover - and now ongoing customer success.

The team at BP immediately captured the essence of the challenge we presented to them with our previous ERP-stack, and they managed to set up all the right questions needed to be tackled.

Besides the on-point grasping of the challenges to be solved, we felt that the process throughout the implementation was smooth, and with constant dialogue with Anthony, our point of contact, we were in good hands.

The main issues we faced with our old stack was weak inventory, order and supply chain management. All of that are now elevated to a whole new level, and we feel that we have a robust ERP engine that we can grow with for many years to come.

Overall, we are super happy to have implemented Brightpearl, and can only recommend others to do the same.

Pros

We now have a product that solves our needs.
It is simple to use, yet complex, so that we can grow a lot within it.

It was quick to implement, allowing us to benefit from the elevated toolbox immediately.

Cons

Some elements of the UX/UI and functionality are clearly outdated and needs a revision. Also, it feels that they are stuck within old workflows that should be optimised.

I think this is a common issue in enterprise ERP and something that will improve over time.

Response from Brightpearl

Hi Kristoffer,

Thank you for sparing the time to review us - we really appreciate it.

We're really pleased that we meet your needs so square-on and that you've had such a great experience at all the stages along your journey so far.

We're super-happy that you're a customer too and we really appreciate your recommendation.

Tom (Brightpearl)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Frankie O.
Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Frustrated

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 8/08/2017
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Do not jump from QuickBooks to this until you have truly run a lot of tests.

Pros

I love how this system allows me to have access anywhere and allows many reps to access the accounts.

Cons

I am beyond frustrated with the lack of support and weak reporting from this system. It often has slow days as well.

Response from Tom

Hi Frankie,

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

I'm glad to see that you're enjoying Brightpearl's cloud-based benefits. A lot of our customers love the integrated 'all under one roof' aspect of our software and I'm glad this is echoed with you. I'd like to respond to a couple of the other points you raised too:

Quickbooks. We have a number of customers who have moved away from Quickbooks to Brightpearl and have found it a great fit so I was surprised to read your comment. Customers like Growers House (https://www.brightpearl.com/expertise/customer-stories/growers-house) and The New Clothesline Company (https://www.brightpearl.com/expertise/customer-stories/new-clothesline-company). I hope the issues you had experienced are now behind you.

Support. We acknowledged that we needed to improve our Support response times, so we've grown our global Support team headcount by 40%. This has resulted in increasing the number of tickets with defects being solved by 62%. I hope you're seeing the impact of these changes directly yourself.

Reporting. We're continually improving our reporting as we know how much our customers use and rely on it. Over the last couple of months, we've made significant reporting improvements which you can read about in our feature notes (https://help.brightpearl.com/hc/en-us/sections/115000342626-Feature-launches). In a nutshell, many of the reports now download in the background so don't need to waste any time waiting for them. Again, I hope you're finding them useful.

Speed. I'm sorry to hear that you've experienced slowness whilst using Brightpearl. The improvements mentioned earlier will help, but generally speaking there are a number of factors that could account for speed issues. I've had a word with our Support team who have advised that you've not raised any speed issues with them to date. Speaking to them would be a great first step. When you do, it would really help them if you could indicate instances where speed was reduced and what you were doing at that time. You can contact them here: https://www.brightpearl.com/contact-support.

Thank you again, your feedback is important to us.

Best wishes,
Tom

Brightpearl

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Stuart K.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Manages the core of our business, finances and products.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/02/2017
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using brightpearl for several years now and the core function of the system has been to centralise around the accounts and stock management for our business. This means it's super easy to keep control of the business critical systems. The system has grown and expanded and as a small business I don't need a lot of this but it's there incase.

The most important thing we have found is the super easy simple Brightpearl POS solution that is sharing the same core data for products/customers/payments as our website and accounts in real time so if the last item sells online then we don't over sell this in store at the weekend. We have two small showrooms and can have two separate pos channels that make it easy to deal with customers in store and telephone orders in the main program. Push sales from POS to backend and vice versa. It makes us more efficient and look more professional in store and on the phone.

Even as a small business we have constantly changing stock and a large number of products (over 11,000) so need control of those as simply as possible. Brightpearl has done that for us along with accounts functionality.

I hope as brightpearl expands it can keep true to it's roots of supporting small businesses with a system that would normally only be available to big business with big budgets. The core simple EPOS is just perfect for us with multichannel order routes to the dispatch desk.

Pros

the simple EPOS systems linked into the core of the system in real time. You have to do things by the book and can't cut corners in processes.

Cons

Sometimes you have to do things by the book and can't cut corners in processes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Bryan B.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness

All in One Ecommerce Software

Reviewed on 18/08/2015
Review Source: GetApp

All in one eCommerce solution, helped us consolidate 4 software programs into 1 integrated app. Great for small to medium size ecom companies and those wishing to grow rapidly by automating routine processes and tasks. Saves us hours each day with automation and syncing of orders and inventory to multiple channels.

Pros

Multi-Channel inventory sync, accounting is integrated with the order fulfillment, CRM, and most of the functions you need to run a growing eCommerce business. They issue updates, bug fixes, and new features every few weeks. The software has come leaps and bounds forward in the past 2 years to become more stable, less buggy, with better automation and features. Nice to have all business functions located in 1 software rather than 5 different systems that constantly need synced and updated. Cloud based so you can work anywhere.

Cons

As a US retailer there are a few UK oddities in the software but these are quickly being updated and changed to fit the US market. Customer support has also been improving since we started, but could be quicker to fix problems/ issue updates at times. They don't seem to understand at times that when something is broken, we can not run our business at all till it gets fixed. Some additional features and add-ons are not included in the base price of the software. They would be nice to have available but the price could get very expensive quickly and be out of budget for a small business. Would also like to see a quick way to back-up 'all' the data from the cloud locally in case of emergency or we needed it for another process. You can export data files and reports currently, but not the entire database at once.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Customer Support

User recommendation
8.6/10
Based on 126 user ratings
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Brightpearl Pricing

Brightpearl Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Our pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants so contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and we’ll provide a solution that meets your needs.

Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Our pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants so contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and we’ll provide a solution that meets your needs.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 126 user ratings
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Brightpearl Features

Brightpearl Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.2/5
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Additional information for Brightpearl

Additional information for Brightpearl

Key features of Brightpearl

  • 360 degree visibility of your supply chain
  • Automated real-time accounting
  • CRM
  • Developer API for third-party integration
  • Drop shipping
  • Efficient pick, pack, ship process
  • Full audit trail on contact records
  • Inventory management
  • Low stock alerts
  • Multi-Channel Inventory Management
  • Multiple warehouses / multiple locations
  • Order management
  • POS
  • Paypal, Sage Pay and online payments integration
  • Quoting and invoicing
  • Real-time reports
  • Shipping management
  • Supply Management
  • availability

Benefits

Great retail operations is repeatable activity, done well. With Brightpearl you automate the ordinary, essential processes for efficiency, and you capture and act on the exceptions that really impact your business, whether problems to fix or opportunities for growth.

Grow efficiently: Automate operations to reduce costs in the back office, and spend the time and money on areas that drive growth - new customers, channels, products, partners and markets.

Delight customers: Operations dictates the customer experience - perfect orders, deliveries, customer service and returns drastically increase the chances of repeat purchases, leading to profitable customers and higher customer lifetime value.

Brightpearl FAQs

Brightpearl FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Brightpearl.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Brightpearl offer?

Brightpearl offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Brightpearl is for merchants trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months. Our pricing is designed to suit the needs of fast-growth and larger merchants so contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and we’ll provide a solution that meets your needs.

Q. What are the main features of Brightpearl?

Brightpearl offers the following features:

  • 360 degree visibility of your supply chain
  • Automated real-time accounting
  • CRM
  • Developer API for third-party integration
  • Drop shipping
  • Efficient pick, pack, ship process
  • Full audit trail on contact records
  • Inventory management
  • Low stock alerts
  • Multi-Channel Inventory Management
  • Multiple warehouses / multiple locations
  • Order management
  • POS
  • Paypal, Sage Pay and online payments integration
  • Quoting and invoicing
  • Real-time reports
  • Shipping management
  • Supply Management
  • availability

Q. Who are the typical users of Brightpearl?

Brightpearl has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Brightpearl support?

Brightpearl supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Brightpearl offer?

Brightpearl has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Brightpearl support mobile devices?

Brightpearl supports the following devices:

iPad

Q. What other apps does Brightpearl integrate with?

Brightpearl integrates with the following applications:

3PL Warehouse Manager, Bitium, Clear Spider, EKM, Mailchimp, Panoply, Parcelhub Shipping, ShipStation, Shipwire, SkuBrain

Q. What level of support does Brightpearl offer?

Brightpearl offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials