Cloud Computing For Inventory Management Growing In Popularity With Small and Midsized Businesses

In the not too distant past, it was clearly understood that a company’s inventory was built and maintained by people who were directly involved in building and maintaining the tracking of items. So, inventory management systems were built and maintained accordingly.  However, in today’s environment, up-to-date, accurate inventory data must often be more quickly available to a broader group than ever before.

Accordingly, as time goes by, it is more and more imperative that your inventory tracking, control and management software is designed not only for the benefit of those who are in charge of inventory management, but also for the benefit of other people in your company and/or retained by your company, who, one way or another, deal with the company’s inventory.  Those folks, too, can benefit from your “cloud” inventory management system with limited access specifically imposed by your company in order to accommodate their disparate needs at the same time that your enterprise upholds its level of security.

Further, individuals dealing with your inventory will typically have a different job to do, and will need access that is appropriate for their specific purposes while your system maintains the security safeguards you expect.  Professionals in the field tend to agree that adapting conventional spreadsheets for inventory tracking and control purposes is not as wise as employing software specifically designed for that purpose.

Remember that in this environment the inventory information you have stored must be available to many individuals including authorized third parties.

Generally speaking, the inventory software market has been divided into two categories.  The first category is “enterprise” programs which are very expensive, equipped with an abundance of standard features and remarkably customizable, feature laden, “enterprise” type programs.  As you might well expect, they could cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, large enterprises could pay more than spend over one million dollars, or more, on such systems.  Typically, such enterprises obtain the results they intended, primarily because they retained qualified, expert consultants to render advice during the planning, creation and implementation processes.

The second category is the “off the shelf” inventory management software products which the user must install on a computer. Even in this era these products (1) are perceived to be quite difficult to adapt or “fine tune” and (2) have to be must be installed on each computer involved. They’re hard to share with people outside of your corporate network, and they’re often very hard to use because they’re designed for “everyone”.

However, a new day is dawning.  Cloud computing will change the way inventory control will be managed.

Small and Midsized Manufacturing and Distribution Businesses Rely On Cornerstone and SAP For Better Inventory Tracking, Control and Warehouse Management

Why do so many owners of small and midsized manufacturing and distribution businesses rely on Cornerstone to help their organizations simplify and streamline inventory tracking, control and management? Simply stated, our level of experience is superior. Our skills are advanced and we are definitely not “the new kids on the IT block.” Since 1983 Cornerstone Consulting has been providing state-of-the-art business software systems, as well as related technical support, to small and midsized manufacturing and wholesale distribution enterprises. With SAP’s ERP system for small businesses and midsized companies, SAP Business One deployed as an On-Premise or On-Demand solution, you can supercharge the performance of your entire enterprise. Let us show you how your business can run better than ever before.

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If you’re looking for a business consulting and IT firm specializing in any of the categories listed above, you’ve found the right company. We can show you how your small or medium enterprise (SME) can not only run better but also out-maneuver, and out-perform your competitors with ease. For your SAP Business One Review, please contact Cornerstone Consulting at 813-321-1300.

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