When making a decision on the best inventory management software for your business, there are a number of things to keep in mind. You’ll want to be thinking about what specific needs your business has and what performance features you need out of your inventory tracking software to meet those needs. While needs vary greatly from business to business, we at HandiFox have found that there are a few common features you won’t want your inventory software to be without. For today’s blog, we’ll take a look at some of those key capabilities.
Mobility: In the modern workplace, this is huge. Modern businesses, existing in the fast-paced, dynamic competitive environment that we live in today, cannot afford to have their field workers and operators tied to some dingy office PC to perform inventory management. You’ll want your inventory control software to have mobile operation capability, preferably able to integrate onto smart phones or other common hand-held devices.
Multi-Site Capability: While for some businesses this isn't necessary, most companies will have multiple sites for which they need to manage inventory - not just multiple warehouses, but also trucks and other platforms. If this is the case for you, it is critical that you're comfortable with the multi-site management capabilities and interfaces of your inventory tracking software. Be sure to dig deep here - you don't just want the software to have multi-site capability, but you want to know exactly what that looks like in action and if the interface is intuitive enough to fit your needs.
QuickBooks Integration: For many companies, the thought of overhauling their inventory management system is daunting at best. Years of records and history can make implementation costs scary at least, and sometimes even prohibitive. If this is the case for you, see if you can find software that can integrate with your current inventory tracking system - if you use QuickBooks, for example, having inventory control software that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks data can be a saving grace.
While there are other things to think about, including barcode capabilities, ease of use with P.O.s and invoices, and others, those three are things we think are often critical for inventory control software.
We've created HandiFox with all of these capabilities - and many more - in mind. If you'd like to learn more about all that HandiFox is capable of, take a look at our solutions page to see everything it can do. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us on our contact page, and don’t forget to keep checking this blog for more useful tips on inventory and sales management.