Brightpearl

Who Uses Brightpearl?

Brightpearl is ideal for multichannel retailers of finished goods trading $1M or above, or those that expect to be in the next 12 months

What Is Brightpearl?

Brightpearl is a Digital Operations Platform, designed specifically for retail business models. Tightly integrated to all of your sales channels, Brightpearl provides a robust infrastructure to centralize and automate all your critical post-purchase operations, including inventory, order management, warehousing, fulfillment, shipping, purchasing, accounting, supplier management, POS, CRM, and retail business intelligence.

Brightpearl Details

Brightpearl

http://www.brightpearl.com

Founded 2007

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US$499,00/month
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Brightpearl Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Business Process Automation
  • Business Process Control
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Forms Management
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Monitoring
  • No-Code
  • Process Change Tracking
  • Process Control
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Storage
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Synchronization
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Product Identification
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Contract Pricing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • ERP
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labeling
  • List Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Contact Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Labeling
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Special Order Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Ordering Automation
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Restaurant POS
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • CRM
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • For Retail
  • Forecasting
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mail Order
  • Merchandise Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Offline Access
  • Order Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Document Management
  • EDI
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Procurement Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transportation Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bills of Material
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Cycle Count
  • Data Import/Export
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Kitting
  • Labeling
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • CRM
  • Campaign Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Channel Management
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Brightpearl deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

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Brightpearl Reviews

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Overall rating

4,4/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,3
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,2
Value for Money 4,2

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James J.
Managing Director
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/30

"I cannot recommend Brightpearl enough!"

Pros: I cannot recommend Brightpearl enough! The software has transformed the way we run our organisation. It provides everything we need to operate our eCommerce business effectively and efficiently. Their innovation/product roadmap caters, certainly in our case, to current trends and requirements. We currently use the system to manage our sales channels of 4 separate B2C Bigcommerce websites, 2 eBay stores, 10 Amazon stores (2 subsidiary businesses with 5 EU Amazon stores each) and manual telephone sales. We have 4 channels brands, which is where Brightpearl brands paperwork and emails differently for each company. It all works as one would expect, orders download and are aggregated ready for picking and shipping, inventory is updated across all sales channels, as sales occur and purchase orders are received, and accounting is updated at each point providing a real-time picture in a myriad of dashboards and reports that can be as detailed as needed. Brightpearl support is also excellent with most cases being resolved in less than 4 hours.

Cons: I find very little to dislike about the software. It serves all the needs we currently have and know that there are elements such as automation that will prove to be useful at some point in the future.

Vendor Response

by Brightpearl on 2020/11/06

Hi James,

Thank you for you wonderful feedback. It's great to see the huge impact that we've had on your business over the last eight years. Thank you too for your big praise of our Support team, your experience of them is very much in line with their mantra so I'll certainly be sharing your feedback with them as I know they'll appreciate it hugely!

Thank you again,
Tom (Brightpearl)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/30
Nick E.
owner
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    2 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/27

"A work in progress"

Comments: Finally, we have been assigned our TAM, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]. We had a 30-minute phone call scheduled to go through some issues that end up lasting almost 2 hours. During that call, he brought in other resources to help us understand where our issues are and areas of the software we need to keep an eye on. We have a lot of work ahead of us to get our account back on track, but we finally have someone to guide us on how to fix and prevent the issues.

Pros: Brightpearl is the only software on the market that has truly combined all technology necessities of e-commerce into 1 platform. That includes ERP, CRM, automation, connectors for platforms and other like Shipstation, inventory management like Demand Planner

Cons: The drawback for us and our situation is that when you combine all of the systems into 1 it can be pretty complicated. The reason this is a con is that Brightpearl doesn't have partnerships with 3rd parties that make a living off of implementation and customer success. Instead, Brightpearl manages 100% of the process. Our first 5 months have not been great because we are not proficient at utilizing the software. When we've asked for help they have been simply telling it is a you problem, not the software, but no guidance on what we should be doing. Instead, we just learn to live with the issue because we have nowhere else to go for help since no partners exist. We are supposed to have a TAM, technical account manager, for the first year, but we only had one for the first 3 weeks.

Vendor Response

by Brightpearl on 2020/10/30

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate feedback from our customers.

We acknowledge that keeping our success, support, and implementation teams in house isn't something that is commonplace in the market, but control over the quality of our support services and is very important to us hence we don't out-source them. Similarly the value for money that our customers receive from our fixed-price implementation, and all inclusive online training and support services isn't something that we would wish to limit.

I'm sorry that you don't feel we've supported you sufficiently until recently though. We will look into this internally and see what happened. However in the meantime it's great that you've touched base with your Technical Account Manager. I have no doubt that with him in your corner, your issues will be swiftly behind you.

Tom (Brightpearl)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/10/27
Alex L.
Manager
Food & Beverages, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/07

"Brightpearl made things so much easier to track"

Comments: Before Brightpearl we were using various systems to track stock, fulfill orders, deal with accounts, manage our suppliers — which was all a bit crazy and really time-consuming. This was the first time using software like this, but Brightpearl ran several training sessions and gave an open floor to discuss how to utilize Brightpearl best for us. Their support has been exceptional and they've been on hand to help clarify issues we encountered quickly.

Pros: We’ve used Brightpearl for several years now, and I can confidently say that adopting it has made things way more efficient, saved us a significant amount of time, and helped us understand the business better. We’ve got several departments working together through a unified hub to manage sales, stock, and reporting across all our different sales channels. Brightpearl has allowed us to focus more of our time on growth rather than being swamped under a load of different systems that didn’t give us an up-to-date picture of where we were.

Cons: There is a bit of a learning curve with understanding everything that the software can do.

Vendor Response

by Brightpearl on 2021/07/09

Hi Alex,

Thank you very much for leaving us your review.

It's wonderful to hear about the huge positive impact that switching to Brightpearl has been for you all.

It's also great to hear about the great experience you had with being trained and setup on our platform - and it sounds like that great experience continues to this day.

Thank you again,
Tom (Brightpearl)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/07/07
Frankie O.
Vice President
Logistics & Supply Chain, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    2/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2017/08/08

"Frustrated"

Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by Tom on 2017/09/23

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2017/08/08
James U.
Managing Director
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/24

"Excellent for multichannel businesses"

Pros: Brightpearl is a great tool to sell products via lots of channels. It is easy to use and has powerful APIs which we've used successfully for our own integrations. It has kept up with our rapid growth over the past 5+ years and we'd recommend it to a business in a similar situation.

Cons: The accounting section of Brightpearl meets the minimum requirements but has not really progressed for some time and is behind other tools. It does the job but if you have complex accounting needs you may need a separate accounting tool.

Vendor Response

by Brightpearl on 2021/05/28

Hi James,

Really appreciate you taking the time to review us, thank you.

I'm really pleased to hear that you're growing so well with Brightpearl and it's great to hear that you're making use of our open API with your bespoke requirements.

Just on your feedback on our accounting functionality, our in-built accounting functionality does the essentials, however for our customers who want something extra, or prefer to keep their existing relationships with other accounting specialty services, we offer direct integrations into Quickbooks, Xero, and Avalara, plus more to come! You can see them here: https://www.brightpearl.com/integrations/accounting. Please let us know if you'd like more information on how these are setup.

Thank you again,

Tom (Brightpearl)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/24