Compare Apprise® ERP and Blue Link Elite - Mar 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Mar 22, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Apprise® ERP or Blue Link Elite?

Apprise® ERP is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Blue Link Elite, Blue Link Elite is rated higher (90/100) than Apprise® ERP (78/100). Blue Link Elite offers more features (35) to their users than Apprise® ERP (9). There is a clear winner in this case and it is Blue Link Elite!

Looking for the right Distribution solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Apprise Software compares with Blue Link Associates ?

Apprise Software: Apprise Software knows consumer goods. As the leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions for the consumer goods industry, Apprise Software helps bring thousands of brands to market every day, all around the world. Consumer goods manufacturers and distributors have been counting on Apprise Software si...

Blue Link Associates : Blue Link Elite is an integrated inventory management and accounting system that accommodates a variety of industries and unique business needs. Elite is an extremely robust piece of software with a variety of features and components to accomplish a wide range of business-specific tasks and automate business processes. Our software was purpose-buil...

Who's more expensive? Apprise® ERP or Blue Link Elite?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Distribution software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Apprise® ERP and Blue Link Elite.

Apprise® ERP accurate pricing info is available upon request (they don't share it publicly), however , on a scale between 1 to 10 Apprise® ERP is rated 8, which is higher than the average cost of Distribution software. Blue Link Elite price starts at $500 per license , when comparing Blue Link Elite to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Distribution software cost.

Bottom line: Apprise® ERP is more expensive than Blue Link Elite.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Apprise® ERP Vs. Blue Link Elite based on some of the most important and required Distribution features. Apprise® ERP: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting Module, Business Intelligence Module, Inventory Management Module, Manufacturing Module, Procurement Module, Project Management Module. Blue Link Elite: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing & Invoicing, Credit Card Processing, General-Ledger.

Target customer size

Apprise ERP is perfect for companies of all sizes: small, mid-size business and large enterprises. Blue Link Elite is perfect for small and medium size distributors and wholesalers.

Apprise® ERP

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

Designed for consumer goods distribution, Apprise ERP is fully-integrated with the features needed to improve efficiency and gain real-time business insights. Retailer compliance, EDI, forecasting, importing, l...

Categories: Accounting & Finance, Core Accounting, Data Analysis Tools, Business Intelligence.

Blue Link Elite

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

starts at $500 per license

Blue Link ERP is an inventory and distribution management software for small companies. It offers business solutions including but not limited to real-time inventory and accounting, order entry, B2B and B2C eCo...

Categories: Distribution Accounting, Distribution Order Management, Distribution Purchasing & Procurement, Distribution Transportation Management, Distribution Warehouse Management.

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Apprise® ERP: 9 Features

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Accounting Module
Business Intelligence Module
Inventory Management Module
Manufacturing Module
Procurement Module
Project Management Module
Supply Chain Management Module

Blue Link Elite: 35 Features

Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Billing & Invoicing
Credit Card Processing
General-Ledger
Purchase Orders
Tax compliance
Accounting Module
Business Intelligence Module
CRM Module
Human Resources Module
Inventory Management Module
Manufacturing Module
Procurement Module
Project Management Module
Supply Chain Management Module
Accounting Integration
Barcode Integration
CRM Integration
Custom Pricing Options
Customizable Functionality
Customizable Reporting
ERP Integration
Inventory Optimization
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Order Entry
Product Substitutions
Purchasing
Replenishment Order Alerts
RFID Integration
Stock Inquiries
Supplier Management
Transfer Management
Warehouse Management
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.