Inventory · Software

Recommendations for the best PO generating / inventory management software?

Daylin Mantyka Corporate Marketing & Operations @ ZENMED | Freelance Writer

July 9th, 2014

I'm looking for a PO generating / inventory mgmt software system that isn't too complex - just user friendly. What have people had good or bad experiences with?

Kate Hiscox

July 9th, 2014

Netsuite is pricey for what you need. Why not Quickbooks? With that said, most ecommerce platforms handle zero cost products so you could track it that way. Spree Commerce is an option too but that works more as a conduit for plugging in other solutions. Stitch might be an option for you too - http://www.stitchlabs.com/features-inventory

Melissa Barton Owner at Simplebooks|Quickbooks Proadvisor Services and Small Biz Mentoring

July 13th, 2014

Daylin, from an accounting perspective, the PO/inventory side of your business is one part of an integrated accounting system. It's not a stand alone solution. Quickbooks is a program with different price points for tiny to mid size companies retailing, wholesaling and/or manufacturing goods.

QB does support creating "assemblies" of products and also "groups".

I'd be glad to chat with you about this further.

Ben Sharir Sr. eCommerce Consultant

July 9th, 2014

Netsuite will do the trick but since you said you only need the very basic functionalities it might not be the cheapest solution. I recommend looking into it and agree that it could be a long term solution when you're looking to scale. -Ben

Alasdair Clements Co-Founder, GoCAR GPS-Guided Tours

July 9th, 2014

Quickbooks Enterprise edition Ver 14 now has advanced inventory module as add-on

I am thinking of jumping to it having used AllOrders for quite while which is a synced database to QBooks

cloud-based look at http://www.stitchlabs.com/

Kate Hiscox

July 9th, 2014

What do you need this to work with? An ecommerce store?

Moshe Stern Supply Chain Consultant and Co Founder at MJ Star Consulting

July 14th, 2014

Daylin, 
What is your budge?
How many users do you need to support? (now and in the foreseeable future)?
Is it a single geographic location?
Can you provide a list of the most important transactions you need to process?
How integrated do you need it to be with your sales and financial systems?
 

Vladimir Charlemagne

July 14th, 2014

I noticed that Spree was mentioned earlier...


I'm currently exploring Spree as an online solution. Its powerful, its free, its widely used and very flexible. Even though Spree's code is open-source and free, you may need to find a Ruby-on-Rails developer to deploy and customize the software for your purposes.

Ben Rosenthal Mac + Sustainability Coach | Communication Strategist

July 9th, 2014

Hi Daylin - I have extensive experience with LightSpeed. Sounds like it might be over the top for you but it's a great system. What are you looking to do? - Ben

Daylin Mantyka Corporate Marketing & Operations @ ZENMED | Freelance Writer

July 9th, 2014

Hello Kate, It's an e-commerce store selling physical goods. We are, however, looking to use this software for production of said goods rather than the finished products. ie) tubes, bottles, labels, etc. Does this help?

Anonymous

July 9th, 2014

QuickBooks, if you're just starting out.