Warehouse Management Software
Cloud-based warehouse management software for small businesses can make the difference in inventory accuracy and for manufacturers, production efficiency. If you make, buy, or sell inventory, your warehouse management systems need to be up to date with real-time data that reflects the physical inventory. If you have multiple systems or spreadsheets supporting different departments, it is difficult to create one version of the truth, so hampering decision making.
If you have a warehouse inventory management software, that is an integral part of the broader system that supports your business, then you can be sure that the inventory data is accurate and shared by all.
For SMEs however, to date such systems have been expensive and complex.
Software for Warehouse Management
SOS Inventory provides full visibility, traceability, and precise numbers across all sales channels, warehouse locations and departments.
What Sets SOS Inventory apart from Commercial ERP software?
For starters, it is designed for SMEs who make, buy or sell stuff. It is thus inherently (by design) easy-to-use, easy to implement and affordable with a starting price as low as $39.99/month.
Warehouse Inventory Management Features
A good Warehouse Management System must:
Optimize warehouse functionality and distribution center management
Organize staffing, directing, and controlling the utilization of available resources
Move and store materials into, within, and out of a warehouse, while supporting staff in the performance of material movement and storage in and around a warehouse
Exist and operate as an integral part of the company’s overall information management system
Generate pick tickets, scan the items requested and immediately update the inventory across the entire system.
Use a barcode scanner to update counts from any location, inventory counts will update centrally – and import directly into your synced QuickBooks Online account. Scan UPC, SKU or serial number with any mobile device. Assign lot numbers to any group of products.
Create assemblies from raw materials and simultaneously update corresponding raw material counts.
Quickly import inventory, sales orders, invoices and more into your existing QuickBooks Online account.
Generate reports instantly for an immediate perspective of sales, profitability, inventory count, orders outstanding, etc.
Fulfill orders in full or in part while submitting an invoice for billing to the accounting department.
Integrate with Shopify, Big Commerce, ShipStation, QuickBooks Online and UPS quickly with an API.
SOS Inventory will save you money by speeding up operations, avoiding ‘dead’ inventory, and making every item easily traceable (should that be the requirement).
Some staff work behind a desk, others man the warehouse. They all need instant access to your business’s warehouse inventory management system, so your warehouse management software should be mobile, too. It should run seamlessly on a variety of mobile devices from phones, androids and rugged hand held devices.
Ideally your software should run in the cloud. It can go anywhere you, your staff or your managers do.
SOS Inventory tick all the boxes and is perfect for SMEs.
How do I use WMS software?
WMS software from SOS Inventory is designed to handle many different functions as they pertain to warehousing and fulfillment. Once raw materials or products arrive from a supply chain, physical inventory counts can be conducted with any mobile device by scanning product barcodes directly into the software system. Each barcode holds information about raw materials or products which can include the name, description, expiration, size, color, etc. You can add custom fields as needed. Each time those raw materials or produced are moved to a new workstation, the action is logged in the system. Every touchpoint is recorded until finished product is delivered to the customer.
Types of warehouse management systems:
Standalone WMS only handles warehouse operations. If a business uses a standalone system, it is likely running additional business functions on separate software programs. Integrating the information may require someone to export data from one system and enter it into the other.
Supply chain execution software focuses on vendor management, automated tasks to handle production, purchase orders, packing slips, etc. Most supply chain software today combines with additional features.
Integrated ERP systems join up the operations from many different departments to provide one version of the data to everyone in the company to process how he or she needs for that department. It synchronizes the warehouse with fulfillment, accounting, and sales. SOS Inventory also connects to ShipStation, UPS, Big Commerce and Shopify to harmonize every responsibility a manufacturer, warehouse or distributor might need.
WMS Systems are ideal for any type of business that stores and ships physical goods.