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Published 05/24/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Mike Foster
What can you use the app for?

Brightpearl is an online business management software solution that is intended to help businesses centralize their vital tasks including orders, inventory, CRM and accounting. Through Brightpearl, companies can stop using multiple websites and resources. Instead, they can manage many of their most important tasks through the application. Brightpearl covers a diverse selection of necessities. Users can record lead information and manage contacts as well as set up bulk emails and SMS alerts. Quotes and invoices can be created and sent as PDFs. Users can also accept credit card payments online through Brightpearl. Point of sale capabilities are included as well as secure accounting features. Companies can also manage their purchase orders and clear audit trails through Brightpearl’s multi-user history logging. Inventory can be managed online, making the company’s stock levels accessible through Brightpearl from any computer with internet access. Users can also implement Brightpearl’s integrated shopping cart software and customer service desk. There is little that Brightpearl cannot do for small businesses.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Brightpearl was created by founders Andrew Mulvenna and Chris Tanner to provide a web based accounting solution for businesses. The company is based out of Bristol in the United Kingdom with a second office in Dublin, Ireland. The current Brightpearl team includes CEO Salman Malik, CTO Ben Halstead and Board Directors Chris Chapman and Doug Richard.

What are the differences to other apps?

The completeness of Brightpearl is what makes it so appealing to some businesses. Rather than pick and choose a few functionalities, the application decided to offer up them all. Companies can manage inventory, contacts, invoices, accounting tasks and much more through Brightpearl.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Brightpearl website welcomes users with an orange color scheme and circular logo. The elegant text adds personality while a majority of the site focuses on organization and user friendly layout. Users can easily navigate Brightpearl and learn the system relatively quickly. The application incorporates color line graphs and helpful design elements to assist users in getting the most out of the application.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Brightpearl account by clicking the green “Try It For Free” button near the center of the homepage. Doing so takes the user to the 30 day free trial sign up form. The form asks the user for a company name, desired Brightpearl URL, first and last name of the company’s contact person, email address, password, telephone number, number of staff members, time zone, country location and promotion code if the user has one.

What does it cost to use the application?

Brightpearl provides users with a number of options when setting up their payment plan. The base plan begins at around $30 per month. Three optional modules are offered. The stock control module adds about $15 on for basic capabilities, around $30 for mid-range and around $43 for premium access. The purchasing module and the service desk module costs around $15 extra each. Brightpearl charges around $30 per month per concurrent user. For approximately $30 more per month, the user can add either a website or ecommerce capabilities (or both for around $60).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Brightpearl is a helpful tool for companies that want to centralize many of their tasks. The web based access makes Brightpearl very convenience. The application can handle a wide range of tasks so the user can handle many vital aspects of their daily operations.

  • Choose to add modules to your plan
  • Create invoices and quotes
  • Maintain contact details online
  • Add a shopping cart to your website
  • Monitor stock levels and purchase orders

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Brightpearl pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $59.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $129.00
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