Mobile Inventory Management for Today’s Warehouse
Data is the BIG player in any business today…
Having as much information you can in as many places as possible is the name of the game and it is no different with managing inventory. Mobility is the wave of the future. Being able to manage your inventory from a variety of locations is power over your warehouse. The buzz word of recent years is “cloud based”. Everywhere you look, businesses are going to cloud based software.
What is Cloud Based?
It is often used as a synonym for the internet. A cloud based system means that the application or data is maintained externally and available from anywhere. The days of “on premises” servers and applications is over. No more having to maintain an IT staff to make sure that your servers are up and running or the application is not creation or your data is overloading the system. You can access your data and applications from anywhere that has an internet connection.
If you still have to install inventory management software on each user’s computer, then you are missing out on the many benefits that come from using an inventory management system that is 100% mobile.
All of your users can access their data and application from anywhere. This is especially important if you are managing multiple locations across distance. To be able to see what inventory is in which location. What user picked packed and shipped each order and all in real time is a boon to the industry. Being on a cross country flight and being able to check in on your warehouse and orders lets you stay on top of your business and maintain your goals.
Access your data and system any time of day. You receive an email in the middle of the night from a customer wanting to know where there order went? With a cloud based inventory management system, this is not a problem. The computer is never off. The data is always available. You won’t need to go in to the office, leave the house, or even get out of your pajamas.
No More Backing Up Data
When your inventory data is on the cloud, there is no need to back it up. Your data is protected and if the servers and computers fail on your end, the data is alive and when and accessible from other devices. The data doesn’t live on any one device, it exists on all of them!
As your business grows, new challenges arise; more people need to be hired, new space needs to be expanded and new users in the system. The old days of hassling to install all the necessary software on more computers or add on premises applications and hardware are over. Having an inventory management system that can scale on the cloud can make these growing pains seamless, and scale with your business as it grows.
Integration With Other Applications
As the cloud permeates into all areas of business, finding a mobile inventory management solution that can connect and interface with other cloud based applications can streamline your business and help to conglomerate all of your data into a usable, report friendly and portable form. An Inventory management system that can seamlessly connect to you accounting, CRM, selling Channel, and ERP systems make it much easier for the back office to provide detailed analytics and projections based on a broader base of data than just what is in your warehouse. All of this aids in choosing the right stock levels, re-order points, warehouse transfers, and inventory counts.
Data is King in the Modern Mobile Age
The right mobile inventory management system can be accessed from anywhere, anytime, with less maintenance that is scalable and integrated with all of your systems, greatly increases your chance of success in the modern digital marketplace.
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