Inventory master list is now shared by sales, purchasing and warehouse personnel. If there is kitting or manufacturing it also becomes shared by production.
The purchasing team can now use sales order information for calculating how much inventory needs to be purchased. This means the sales team must keep their orders up to date, have the system or manually cancel orders past allowable delivery date and maintain whether partial orders can be shipped and if back orders are allowed for a particular customer
The warehouse needs to receive goods in the system in a timely manner so the goods show up in available to promise or can be picked packed and shipped in the system.
- No more waiting on the phone for answers while you "check on that"
- Better fill rates with accurate inventory counts.
- Ability to offer alternative products when you know that one item is not available.
- Know when the stock is going to be deivered
This real time is multiplied with "in-memory" computing powered by SAP HANA. Not only are your balances and transactions real time, but so are your reports and analytics as calculations are made on the fly as data is entered.
QuickBooks is an easy and awesome system for simple businesses, and its usefull life often gets extended with third party add-ons and external integrations, but at some point your business may outgrow its capabilities or benefit from a more advanced system. If you are not certain whether your business has reached that point, take our self assessment on our Outgrowing QuickBooks page or contact Jan Lawrence at email@example.com or call 678-401-6244