Adventures in Inventory: Choosing the Right Solution
Whether your clients are in online sales, retail, wholesale, distribution or manufacturing, they need a solid inventory solution. In this session, we’ll identify basic inventory functionality and how software applications address things like multiple warehouses, row-shelf-bin location, barcoding, serial and lot number tracking, costing and substitutions; then we’ll move on to more complex inventory tasks like accumulated costs, WIP, scheduling and forecasting, shop floor control and EDI. We’ll review QuickBooks and its versions, and look at other solution providers in this space, including the new SMB offering from Microsoft Dynamics; and you’ll discover how to know when it’s time to move to a more specialized inventory solution. Finally, you’ll come away with information about how to select the right software provider and add-ons based on business need, budget, and vendor reputation and history.