Challenges in Order Management Software

  Maulik Pandya    March 9, 2022    1558


One of the essential capabilities of eCommerce, supply chain, and logistics organizations' success is order management and fulfillment.

However, with so much emphasis on omnichannel selling, managing and fulfilling purchase requests from numerous channels has grown more challenging.

As a result, businesses are turning to order management software to help them streamline, automate, and improve the efficiency of their order fulfillment processes.

The software has a slew of advantages for both the company and its clients, including:

  • human operations are becoming automated

  • enhancing client happiness, giving the company more control over data, making data analysis easier, and accelerating order processing while eliminating costly errors

  • lowering expenses, and facilitating access to information

1. Incomplete or Missing Integrations

The fundamental power of OMS lies in its ability to integrate data from a variety of sources.

Some order management software lacks critical connections or connectors, such as CRM and PIM, ERP, and e-commerce platforms.

As a result, organizations are driven to seek out workarounds for transferring data to other systems, leaving space for errors.

2. Missing Bidirectional Sync

When an OMS fails to sync in both directions, users are unable to send data from specific systems, such as inventory, price, and photos.

This makes a true record-keeping system unfeasible.

3. Erratic or Slow Syncs

Some order management software syncs slowly and contains mistakes, resulting in inaccurate shipping and inventory data.

4. Weak Documentation

Users are required to work out solutions to the majority of the system's issues on their own. However, if there is a lack of or inadequate paperwork, this will be impossible.

5. Unresponsive Customer Service

Customers turn to customer assistance when documentation fails. As a customer, you want your specific problems resolved as fast as feasible.

A rude, sluggish, and slow-to-respond customer service personnel could be a major issue for your company.

6. Complicated Onboarding Process

The switching process in a good order management system is simple. While there may be a lot of steps in this process, they should all be put out clearly so that expectations and timetables are apparent.

7. Insufficient Features

While a tool may match the majority of your requirements, if it lacks a critical function, you may have trouble transitioning to a new system in the future.

Surprisingly, if an OMS has too many functions, it might be cumbersome to use and redundant.


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