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Business Inventory Software: Why Is It Needed?

Business inventory software goes hand-in-hand with a good inventory management system. But for many smaller businesses, such a system can be perceived as pointless and only something that should be used by larger organisations. However, that would be incorrect. In fact, smaller businesses can benefit dramatically from such management.

Before the computer revolution really took hold of businesses, inventory control was, of course, purely manual. However, humans inevitably make mistakes. That can leave us with a lot of explaining to do to customers who were erroneously told that an item was in stock. Manual stock checks are either done periodically (counting stock at intervals) or perpetually (performed daily). However, a computerised system with automated features negates the need for such stringent and time-consuming checks on stock. With the right stock control software in place, you can even have a record of stock to hand at the point of sale (POS). This is incredibly useful in giving a customer at the store front the right information; and thereby drive sales. Effective inventory management software can also be configured to ensure the stock is automatically replenished. Alternatively, alerts can be set up to inform employees that certain stock is running low – ensuring that control can still remain in the hands of a human. The data that can be supplied from such systems is incredibly useful. It can allow you to spot trends in sales and know when to order more of a particular item. This not only drives efficiency, but drives profit too.

When it comes to business inventory software , you won't find better solutions than with es Consulting. We have been developing software applications and additions for Sage 50 and Sage 200 for over 20 years now. Our inventory management system, the Barcoder 250, is the only solution that small businesses need. To find out more, visit http://www.warehouse-management.co.uk , call us on 0845 8672032 or email sales@esconsulting.co.

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For existing customers we provide a number of resources to assist with learning how to get the best from the Barcoder250 system.  We also use a ticketing system that allows us to track support requests. To raise a support request please email support@esconsulting.co and we will be pleased to help..

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The highly successful Barcoder 250 system goes mobile!

Now you can take that all-important order anytime and anywhere, thanks to an innovative new mobile module that takes the Barcoder 250 stock control and warehouse management system to a whole new level.

Designed for ease of use and rapid order entry while at your customer’s location, this new addition to the Barcoder 250 system has been developed specifically to help boost your sales teams’ productivity and performance.

The new mobile module uses WiFi or GPRS, so it will work anywhere there is mobile phone coverage or a wireless access point.

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At ES Consulting we are working with all our customers to improve their business efficiencies through the introduction of Barcoder 250 and GS1 UK Barcodes.  This allows for the standardisation of processes and procedures. As an independent Sage Developer we work with GS1 UK to help our customers achieve their business goals, through standardisation, traceability in their operation and a level of automation in their ecommerce platform through EBay, Amazon, Magento or EDI. These improvements can only be achieved with investment in Barcoder 250 and GS1 UK Barcodes and it’s an important purchase as Barcoding allows for 100% traceability throughout the supply chain. We have worked closely with GS1 UK over the past ten years and customers using GS1 UK Barcodes get the full benefit of standardisation to stream line their business and become ‘retail ready’. With Barcoder 250 and GS1 UK Barcodes installed our customers can really manage their inventory tracking and tracing, monitoring stock and deliveries locally, nationally and globally. It also provides ES Consulting with a level of credibility and trust due to the level of support given by GS1 UK across the globe.


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