Ideal for wholesale operations

Wholesalers frequently experience demand that fluctuates daily and seasonally, so it can be a challenge to stay on top of production needs with traditional systems.

A modern wholesale ERP needs to handle both process and discrete manufacturing and track materials as they move through any production or assembly process. Good systems should also provide quick information about the chain of activity in the event of a surprise inspection or recall. Wherefour's start-to-finish traceability™ is ideal for keeping damaged or malfunctioning products from reaching the market.

Plan daily production needs from standing customer orders, or use Wherefour's B2B ordering portal to let wholesale customers place and manage their own orders online. Alerts are generated when new orders come in, and your production can adjust accordingly.

Whether you handle wholesale distribution, retail fulfillment or a combination, Wherefour's manufacturing software modules support and maintain your requirements for the R&D, production, inventory control, quality, costing, lot traceability, serialization, planning, scheduling, and warehousing of your products.

Wherefour's flexible inventory functions let you design a custom workflow for shipping or packaging that matches the process you are already doing. Overhead, like labor or unexpected costs for a specific process, can also be added and included in COGS automatically.

Unlike many traditional ERPs, Wherefour's platform lets you create variable results from each process, or even run a disassembly process where something is purchased and broken into new material that is then used in other products.

Everything you need, in one system.

Inventory Control

Custom (and automatic) lot code, barcode or serial number sequences that incorporate batch date, expiration date, julian date, facility, location, etc.

Automatically pull ingredients and supplies via FIFO, FEFO, LIFO or on a per-batch need.

Print GS1, Code 128 or Code 93 barcodes for product, inventory, package or pallet labels.

Automatic alerts for expiring products or ingredients reaching low levels.

Formula & Cost Management

  • Manage and organize your formulas and production instructions, including base products and variants.
  • Add overhead such as labor time or equipment rental costs to specific formulas, or just to specific production batches.
  • Maintain and track standard cost and yield variances.
  • Purchase ingredients and supplies in bulk, in different units of measurement and convert them to your recipe units.

Material Traceability

  • Run instant reports showing the inventory movements or changes made by each user.
  • Automatically show shipped lot code detail on customer orders and invoices.
  • Instant forwards/backwards or bi-directional trace reports.


  • Recall and production trace reports show which customers got which products (with lot codes!) with one-click.
  • Upload and maintain COAs, bills of lading, photos of deliveries, or other compliance paperwork digitally in one system with searchable tags for easy recall when needed.
  • Design custom QA tests and attach results to stock lots or production runs.


  • Directly integrate with QuickBooks® Online, QuickBooks® Desktop, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics or Xero.
  • Sync customer/vendor records with your accounting system.
  • Export invoices and POs to your accounting system.
  • Easily create journal entries for COGS, COGM, or inventory purchasing and usage.

Loved by our customers

“I could not be happier with the Wherefour experience. They are so willing to understand our business needs and they are consistently attempting to work with us in order to be successful. Truly an "Our success is their success" attitude!”

Greg C.

“I can travel and still know what is going on. The system automatically lets me know if I need to place an inventory order, and I don’t have to check it manually. Plus, you have the best customer service!”

Diana C.

“We use Wherefour daily for our manufacturing business and it saves us so much in time in terms of keeping track of inventory and managing our customers.”

Owen W.

“We recently were audited by a customer with very stringent traceability requirements and demonstrated that we knew where all of the product went within five minutes.”

Allison B.

“We chose Wherefour as our ERP because it is elegantly simple and does what we need efficiently. It has really helped with audit traceability exercises. We have what we need in five minutes with a click of a button, and you don’t have to be an IT director to use it.”

Cheriene G.

“I want to say how much we are enjoying the system. It's changing the way we do business.”

Michael C.

Talk to an expert today and learn how Wherefour can simplify your manufacturing business and solve your headaches.

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