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Aptean Ross ERP Review

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Aptean Ross ERP can be delivered on-premise or in the Cloud, giving businesses the option to choose the deployment model that best suits the way they run their business.

Customer Focus

Aptean Ross ERP is designed to serve the needs of small, midsized, and large process manufacturers.

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Berner Food & Beverage Inc., BioConvergence LLC, Dicar, Freeport LNG, Hammond Group, Litehouse Foods, Mission Pharmacal, Novel Laboratories Inc., SI Group, Triangle Brick, Wise Foods

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About Aptean Ross ERP

Aptean Ross ERPAptean Ross ERP is a scalable ERP solution built on a modular system that integrates manufacturing, distribution and finance functionality to enable process manufacturers to achieve their business goals. Aptean Ross ERP helps process manufacturers to keep pace with changes in regulations and compliance, to grow as market leaders, and to quickly adapt to changes in their industry and marketplace. Aptean Ross ERP can also be quickly implemented and scaled to fit evolving business needs.

About Aptean Software
Aptean, a global leader in enterprise application software (EAS), gives businesses of all sizes a competitive edge. They empower people and businesses with end-to-end, industry-specific solutions to address complex business challenges more effectively. Their software applications and professional business services enable more than 9,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, to more successfully manage their business. Software built specifically for our target markets, aligned with deep knowledge across vertical industries, allow businesses to satisfy their customers, operate most efficiently, and stay at the forefront of their industry.

Aptean Ross ERP Key Features


  • Manage chart of accounts, currencies, fiscal calendars, balance types, and accounting periods
  • Use vendor and customer diaries for more efficient business management
  • Leverage multicurrency capabilities
  • Automatically create sales or purchase invoices
  • Create detailed financial reports and organize them by job/activity or product
  • Manage costs by allocating overhead costs to a specific product


  • Manage purchase orders and requisitions, MRP purchases, maintenance, receiving and invoice vouchering, and more
  • Maintain accurate inventory balances
  • Define and track products and locations
  • Manage special promotions
  • Leverage smart functionality for shipping, invoicing, order entry, sales analysis, and credit memos
  • Gain deeper visibility into shipping and distribution fleets


  • Use flexible measurement units, batch scaling, input/output process specifications, product and job costing, individual location specifications, and material inputs
  • Record machine and labor times, job status, performance and product outputs, and process variables
  • Access critical information, such as yield reports, when needed


  • Accurately report lot trace information
  • Improve visibility into product lot activity and quality history
  • Easily access information to improve reporting and compliance with industry and government regulations
  • Leverage functionality in forward and backward tracking, defective lot tracking, and mid-production tracing

Contracts & Chargebacks

  • Leverage contract management, automatic chargeback validation, automated updates to AR and GL, automatic fee and rebate accruals, and up-to-date memberships and pricing
  • Use standard EDI transactions (844, 845, 849)
  • Leverage comprehensive reporting and analysis, including Medicare and Medicaid reporting
  • Use fee and rebate payment validations

Customer Portal

  • Easily post new content, such as product specifications and graphics, to your website without needing IT
  • Run targeted marketing promotions
  • Provide immediate order/shipping status reports to customers
  • Answer availability questions
  • Allow customers to place orders online
  • Provide order histories
  • Control access with role-based administration and security

Data Collection

  • Use Radio Frequency (RF) data collection to receive bin transfers, raw materials, material picking, and shipment confirmation
  • Provide real-time interaction to ensure configured business rules are not bypassed
  • Capture purchase order number, part numbers, and quantities by scanning bar-coded vendor shipments
  • Automatically generate product detail labels
  • Scan parts and locations to perform one- and two-stage transfers, update inventories, and eliminate manual data entry
  • Use barcodes to enter labor and stage count data


  • Improve sales by providing on-the-spot pricing quotes
  • View customers’ financial and sales order history records
  • Leverage the RIM BlackBerry platform and intuitive user interface
  • Get customer account updates instantly

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What Others Say about Aptean Ross ERP

  • The Ross ERP product is extremely strong in Process Manufacturing industries!  What’s incredible is how the user interface presentation layer of the software has utilized the newest software technologies and how the Ross development team has designed the interface which now offers users an incredibly fast, feature rich and easy to use experience. Of course new interfaces such as that deployed with Trace Express is very graphical making hard to understand yet critical data extremely easy to see.  

    One last comment, let me add that the business logic layer of the Ross ERP application has grown significantly in stability and functionality over the years and offers most everything imaginable to companies!

    As a Ross ERP Application Reseller I look forward to adding new customers to the Ross ERP community and assisting all Ross ERP customers in need.  

    Steve Heimburger
    Software Works, Inc.