November 18, 2019      < 1 min read

For any business, they must have a method to address the challenges of inventory. This is especially the case for growing businesses. With so many inventory management solutions out there in the market, how do you prioritise the features? Here are a few essential things to look out for in cloud-based inventory management software.

Consistent updates

Before committing to a solution, make sure that the inventory management software provider doesn’t neglect the software after you’ve purchased it. Your business might be at a loss if you’re using outdated features.

Look out for a feature timeline to see how frequently the software provider releases updates and new features. Alternatively, reach out to them and ask how often they fix and update their software.

Intuitive user interface

When you’re already faced with the challenge of managing your inventory, you don’t want to also be dealing with software is difficult to use and counter-intuitive. Granted, there will always be a learning curve when you adopt new software, but the software should not cause you headaches.

One of our Development Team Leads, Garrick Simpson, sheds some light on a developer’s perspective on creating easy to use software.

Integrations

When looking for your inventory software, it’s important to keep an eye out for their available integrations. Most cloud-based inventory management software will integrate with other cloud-based apps for accounting, eCommerce, pay roll, and more.

Even though you might only need an inventory software now, you can future-proof your business by keeping your options open! Check out which apps Unleashed can integrate with.

Credible

You’ll be using your chosen inventory management software on a day-to-day basis so it pays to use a credible, tried and tested software.

Before you take the leap, make sure other businesses are successfully using the system by reading testimonials and reviews; talk to other business owners in your industry to find out their opinion.

A step in the right direction

Implementing a new inventory management software can be daunting but taking your time to select one that suits your unique business needs will pay off in the long run!

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