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
, 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
, call us on 0845 8672032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.