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SEP 2018

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SEPTEMBER 2018 ■ 17 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT: REVIEW functionality and printing capability, labeling features, kitting capability for those assembling products, the ability to assign multiple pricing levels and the ability to offer volume pricing and discounts to particular customers. We’ve also included a chart that highlights the availability of these and other features in each of the products reviewed. For today’s successful business owner, inventory management is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. Luckily, there are a variety of products to choose from, so why not start your search today? ■ Acctivate QuickBooks Inventory Acctivate is an inventory management module designed specifically for QuickBooks users. Acctivate offers easy integration with QuickBooks applications, and is available on the cloud or as an on-premise application. Built for both distributors and online retailers, Acctivate also offers order management and purchasing functionality along with customer and sales management capability. Acctivate includes barcode software designed specifically for mobile devices that allows users to scan products in and out of inventory, and even complete a sale. This technology can also be useful for those delivering products, always ensuring accurate inventory counts. Acctivate’s base system includes complete inventory management, order management, purchasing, and a customer CRM, with various add on applications available as well. Acctivate offers a 14-day trial for those interested in trying the product out. Acctivate pricing is available upon request directly from the vendor. Read the full review for this product online at: 12426095 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING AdvancePro Supply Chain Management AdvancePro Supply Chain Management is optimally designed for wholesale, distribution, manufacturing or retail businesses of any size. The product contains a comprehensive list of features that are designed to manage inventory and warehouses, while offering order management, pricing management, and vendor management capability. AdvancePro offers multiple deployment options, including both on-premise and cloud-hosted capability. AdvancePro mobile also provides mobile inventory management and sales capability and can be used with both iOS and Android smart phones and tablets. AdvancePro Supply Chain core product provides complete sales, order entry, and inventory management capability, while add-on modules offer e-commerce and various web services. AdvancePro offers three versions of its product: Essentials, which is billed at $110 per user, per month; Professional, which runs $150 per user, per month; and an unlimited Enterprise level version. Read the full review for this product online at: 12426079 5 2018 OVERALL RATING Asset Panda Asset Panda is a flexible online asset management tracking program. Well suited to service businesses that maintain multiple assets, Asset Panda does not offer typical inventory management capability, though basic inventory tracking is available in the application. Asset Panda offers mobile capability and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Android smart phones and tablets. The mobile app also offers convenient inventory/asset check in and check out from any location and completely integrates with the online application. Subscription pricing for Asset Panda starts at $1,400 per year, with pricing based on the number of assets that need to be tracked, not the number of system users. Complete pricing details are available directly from Asset Panda, and those interested can register for a free-14-day trial that can be downloaded from the Asset Panda website. Read the full review for this product online at: 12426096 4.5 2018 OVERALL RATING EZOfficeInventory EZOfficeInventory is an online asset tracking and inventory management application that is best suited for businesses that need to manage a large amount of business related tools, machinery, or other assets or internal inventory. Not suitable for retailers or online merchants, EZ Office Inventory offers six different plans that are suitable for small businesses, large, enterprise operations, and everything in-between. The product also offers a mobile app that works with iOS, Android, and Windows smart phones and tablets to easily scan asset barcode labels for quick check in and check out. EZOfficeInventory offers a variety of plans including Silver and Gold plans which are considered starter plans. The Silver Plan supports up to 50 users and 200 items, while the Gold Plan starts at $49 per month, and supports up to 100 users and up to 500 items. Diamond, Platinum, Corporate, and Unlimited plans are also offered, with all plans offering a free 15-day trial. All plans offer mobile apps, QR code scanning, GPS location, and reporting capabilities. Read the full review for this product online at: 12426094 4.75 2018 OVERALL RATING Read all reviews for INVENTORY MANAGEMENT online at:

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