Moving your inventory management and asset tracking software to the cloud is no easy decision. However, after making the move, manufacturing companies quickly realize the cost savings and increased efficiency.
Cloud-based inventory management and asset tracking software applications are able to be quickly deployed and often require less of an IT infrastructure budget. In addition, updates to cloud-based inventory management and asset tracking software are made automatically, saving time on individual updates.
Perhaps most importantly, when combined with barcode or RFID hardware, cloud-based inventory management and asset tracking software allows for real-time data throughout the enterprise.
Access to real-time data is priceless—it allows for accurate inventory levels at all times and enables management to more accurately forecast future needs.
It’s predicted that cloud-based software will take up approximately 60 percent of all server workloads by 2014, so why wait?
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We recently made some predictions regarding RFID adoption in the warehouse in 2013. But what about warehouse inventory management software? Will cloud-based inventory software prevail in 2013?
Cloud-based software has gained popularity with an ever-increasing amount of businesses. According to Gartner, cloud-based computing will take up approximately 60 percent of all server workloads by 2014. And its expected that nearly 50% of all enterprise businesses in North America and Europe will budget for cloud computing investments in 2013.
Cloud-based inventory software allows for tracking inventory in real-time, something of instrumental importance in today’s fast-paced marketplace. Real-time inventory tracking means real-time data collection, increasing efficiency throughout the supply chain.
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Inventory software from Intellitrack provides an SaaS solution for everyone’s benefits. A successful example of the application of StratusStockroom involves a document management company which contracted services to a national aerospace company. The initiative included managing all the printing services at many locations across the country, and ensuring the operation of the thousands of printers, copiers, and fax machines used by the client. The document company also maintains many warehouses which would supply equipment parts to the client. It needed to integrate information about the client’s equipment and supplies with its own parts inventory. This kind of asset tracking is essential in providing timely responses to the client’s needs, ensuring client satisfaction, and maintaining an acceptable bottom line. Defining the RequirementIn developing a solution for the client, the document management company had to prepare for the following:
- Inventory the client’s equipment at each location across the country
- Inventory the parts and hardware at their own distribution points across the country
- Coordinate both sets of information to ensure the minimum inventory of parts required at each of the warehouse locations
- Ensure efficient ordering and shipping of parts from closest locations
- Ensure availability of accurate, real time information
It was important to provide a centralized data base in order to analyze the effectiveness of the operation and to provide consolidate reports on inventory and activity. StratusStockroom Provides the SolutionIt did not take long for the document management firm to realize that using IntelliTrack’s StratusStockroom software was the route to efficiently managing the client’s printing services. This enterprise solution from IntelliTrack meets a growing demand for user friendly, web-based software to track kinds and levels of inventory. A bonus is the ability to collect, track and manage inventory in either batch or real-time modes. Data collection is done with a mobile computer which scans all the physical components. The information is stored off-site, in a secure, accessible cloud. There is no requirement for customer owned server hardware, and the system is secure, state of the art, globally accessible, and can be quickly implemented. Using StratusStockroom means that specific, accurate, and up to date information about all inventory is available anytime, anywhere there is internet access. There are no delays while someone actually goes into a stockroom or warehouse to count items. There is no need to check with other locations to see what is available. Easy access to all data means no more guessing about stock levels, and setting and changing reorder points is readily accomplished. The range of data which can be collected and managed is impressive:
- Lots, serial numbers, different units of measure and expiration dates
- Stock location information can include container locations, and the exact locations and sublocations of specific lots and products
- Vendor receipt transaction information
- Return transactions
- Reporting of outgoing orders
- Reorder levels
These data can be customized and changed as often as necessary as client needs change. Benefits of Using StratusStockroomThe benefits of installing IntelliTrack’s StratusStockroom were immediately evident to the document management company:
- Reduced shipping costs
- Accurate inventory details and asset location
- Faster shipping times
- Reduced down time for your clients
- Improved efficiency
- Improved bottom line
StratusStockroom is the solution for all companies requiring centralized data collection, tracking history and reporting, and management of services.