Nowadays small businesses have a plethora of choices when it comes to picking an inventory management solution. These systems can span all across the spectrum – from the proprietary robust enterprise resource planning systems costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, to bare-bones applications costing peanuts or even being offered for free. It is important to do your due diligence and find the right solution. This is a balancing act between feature sets and costs. You need to make sure the inventory software solution can do everything you need it to do while also fitting within your budget. Anything too expensive or not robust enough would be a hindrance, rather than a boon, to your business.
Most small businesses want something in the middle – an affordable solution that is robust enough to meet their inventory management demands of today. Boxstorm® is that perfect middle ground: a robust and yet simple inventory software system that is user friendly, practical, robust, integrates with other business systems, and is accessible from virtually any device that is connected to the Internet. In addition, Boxstorm Forever Free is one version of the solution that costs absolutely nothing to use in perpetuity!
User friendly and practical
Most business owners start by wearing many hats and running several parts of their business. They have be the accountant, warehouse manager, marketing manager, and so on. But this can lead to problems because few people are able to be experts at all of these areas. They can get confused or frustrated when they try to switch gears and get into different mindsets to accomplish disparate tasks. The easier things are, the better. Technology can be intimidating, especially software with all of its nuances and intricacies. A business owner doesn’t need the hassle of having to learn how to use another complex system. It is nice to keep things as simple as possible.
Boxstorm® has a clean interface design for simple and practical use by pretty much anyone, even those who are not as tech savvy as others. The solution’s navigation and button layout are practical and organized in a logical way so that Boxstorm is both intuitive and easy to move around in. Whenever there is a software update or a new feature added, it is easy to find. In fact, you can sign up for updates to the software so that whenever a change is made to the solution, you will receive an email about it. That way, you will not miss anything. Also, you do not have to download any updated versions of the software. Since it is housed in the cloud, the changes will be updated automatically the next time you log in. If you have an inventory or warehouse manager, they will find Boxstorm® to be a simple system for them to pick up quickly, with only minimal training required to get the hang of it.
Simple yet robust
Don’t be fooled by the simple, easy-to-use interface, Boxstorm® packs a lot of power. By power, we mean that it automates many processes and solves problems that would otherwise be complex and difficult to manage. Automating all of the monotonous tasks involved with inventory management, order management, and supply chain management allows you to focus on managing your business and making the smartest decisions possible. Don’t get caught up in tasks that are worth $15 an hour of your time when you could instead focus your attention primarily on sales, partnerships, and growing your business in new ways.
Boxstorm® makes the following processes easier:
Managing inventory in multiple locations to spot regional trends and transfer inventory when it gets low at one location.
Generating and tracking sales orders to quickly fulfill incoming orders.
Calculating reorder points for every item in your inventory to avoid overstocks and shortages.
Item cost tracking to make sure you know the total cost of each item, which helps with setting prices.
Inventory control in the cloud, giving you a bird’s eye view of your inventory on whatever device you prefer to use.
Full activity auditing to ensure accountability by being able to see which users made which changes to the system.
Calculating multiple units of measure and converting them into each other at will.
Integrates with QuickBooks Online
There is a huge variety of business software for just about anything these days, as everyone is trying to automate as much of their businesses as possible. The QuickBooks desktop accounting solutions are still the leading accounting solutions for small businesses across North America, but QuickBooks Online is quickly gaining in popularity. In fact, now Intuit even admits QuickBooks Online is getting better and is encouraging its customers to make the switch. Boxstorm® integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks Online, keeping your inventory and accounting data in sync with each other. Your bookkeeper/accountant will love you as this integration makes life so much easier, especially come tax season. Having a centralized view of all of your finances and inventory quantities allows you to make more educated decisions on setting reorder points and know your current cash-flow situation.
Accessible from anywhere
Boxstorm® can be accessed from any device, allowing you to check in on your inventory inflow and outflow anytime you wish. Boxstorm® is a cloud-based inventory management solution that is opened via Web browser, so there is nothing (neither a server nor a client) to download or maintain on a desktop computer. You can simply open a Web browser on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other device and log into your Boxstorm account. This is a huge advantage if you are on the go, at the airport, or wherever you are unable to access a desktop computer. Since the system is entirely cloud based, all of your data is always available and secure.
Try Boxstorm® for free
You have heard us talk about Boxstorm®’s simple inventory software; now it is time to take it on a test drive for yourself with a free account. Boxstorm® Forever Free is a cloud-based inventory management solution that is ideal for small businesses just getting into the world of inventory management software. It costs nothing to use, and it offers plenty of inventory management features that you are looking for. Simple yet robust – that is what Boxstorm® is known for!