ERP (enterprise resource planning) can seem somewhat mysterious, but few software solutions exist that are as effective at streamlining operations and reducing costs. For that reason, digital brands are opening up to the possibilities of implementing ERP offerings and some powerful solutions are available - particularly for retailers.
HotWax Systems, for example, recently announced that its ERP extension for Magento is now available on Magento Connect. The plugin empowers Magento users with several important ERP management features including order and inventory management, fulfillment capabilities, return processing and business intelligence.
There are, of course, several ERP plugins available in Magento Connect including the OpenERP Inteface from SnelDev and BoostMyShop's Embedded ERP.