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Inventory Management

Acumatica's Inventory Software helps you simplify inventory processes with flexible item management, quality traceability, and robust replenishment to balance supply and demand.
  • Robust kitting and disassembly
  • Streamlined item management with matrix items using attributes
  • Powerful replenishment for automated orders
  • Quality traceability with lot and serial control
  • Flexible locations by warehouse, aisle, rack, shelf, and bin

360-degree visibility and the flexibility to work your way

Our cloud-based inventory management software helps growing businesses run at the speed of today’s market. The powerful features and born-in-the-cloud architecture empower companies to control system-wide inventory across geographically dispersed locations and drive inventory efficiency without losing sight of costs.

Inventory Management Features

Replenishment

Define min and max order quantities, reorder points, seasonality, lead times, safety stock, and forecast models to calculate replenishment.

Location Management

Setup and manage multiple warehouse locations with stocking locations for aisle, row, rack, slot, and bin. Define location defaults for receiving, returns, shipping, and other transactions. Prioritize pick locations by item and by the warehouse.

Matrix Items

Manage matrix item attributes for variables such as size, color, and other attributes. Matrix items streamline item management, purchasing, and sales processes. Use matrix views to update prices and descriptions for matrix item product families.

Physical Inventory

Create movement classes and ABC rank codes to determine physical inventory frequency with flexible cycle counting.

Pricing, Discounts, and Promotions

Manage complex pricing and discount policies, including volume discounts and multiple discounts per item. Maintain policies for price overrides, customer pricing, and commissions.

Customer and Vendor Items

Define unlimited vendors by item with a preferred default vendor. Set a minimum frequency for deliveries and minimum or maximum order quantities by item for each vendor. Define cross-references between internal, vendor, and customer items.

Packaging and UOM

Define variable packaging for inventory items with standard and configurable unit measure conversions for weight and volume.

Shipments

Manage shipments with small parcel carriers such as FedEx, UPS, Stamps.com (for United States Postal Service shipments), and LTL carriers with EasyPost.

Inventory Valuation

Value inventory using standard, average, specific (actual), or first-in-first-out (FIFO) costing methods. Manage current and pending standard costs with workflows to update costs and revalue inventory. View historical costs over time.

 

Kitting and Disassembly

Build kits to stock or to order. Disassemble kits into components.

Perishable Inventory and Lot/Serial Traceability

Use shelf life and expiration dates to manage perishable inventory with first-expired-first-out (FEFO) picking. Capture and create lot and serial numbers for traceable inventory.

Non-Stock Items

Manage non-stock items for product warranties, services, or labor. Non-stock item quantities are not tracked and may be received and returned without the Inventory Management app.

Dead Stock Detection

Maximize warehouse space and reduce carrying costs with the Dead Stock Detection Inquiry.

Stock Conversions

Improve operations by converting non-stock items to stocked items and vice-versa.

Turnover Inquiry

Optimize warehouse and retail operations with real-time inventory turnover insights for strategic replenishment, warehouse configuration, and improved inventory management.

Role-Based Dashboards

Manage your business with role-based dashboards for warehouse, purchasing, shipping, and receiving managers.

Side Panels

Side panels provide direct access to vendors, items, and order details for sales orders, shipments, purchase orders, receipts, stock and non-stock item maintenance, kit assembly, and more.

Barcodes and Labels

Connected apps automate data capture with native barcoding and flexible label printing for reports, business forms, and item or location labels.

Warehouse Transfers

Manually transfer product between warehouse locations or setup replenishment warehouses to automate transactions.

Optional Quality Management

Ensure product quality with the optional Quality Management Suite (QMS) for Acumatica. Define and perform quality tests during inventory receipt, shipping, kitting, production, or returns with certificates of analysis (COA), non-conformance (NC) tracking, and corrective and preventative action (CAPA) plans.

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Delight Customers

Boost customer satisfaction

Honor contracts and fulfill orders as promised with real-time access to inventory levels across locations with stock reservations and tools to manage back orders, returns, credits, and exchanges.

Improve Fulfillment

Manage inventory effectively to avoid stock-outs with safety stock, min/max order quantities, and configurable demand forecast formulas for improved fill rates.

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Contain Costs

Track accurately

Inventory Management Software helps you avoid surprises with precise, real-time tracking for costs of goods sold and inventory carrying costs. Use lot and serial tracking for specific (actual) inventory costs or use average, standard, or first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory valuation methods for improved accounting.

Optimize delivery

Reduce rush orders, identify low-cost vendors, minimize freight charges, and reduce write-offs for expired or obsolete inventory with robust inventory replenishment, expiration dates for stock rotation and picking, and ABC codes to identify fast and slow-moving stock.

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Optimize inventory

Use replenishment and automation to increase inventory turns with safety stock, min/max order quantities, and warehouse transfers. Improve inventory accuracy with barcoding and physical inventory cycle counts.

Manage complex items

Leverage matrix items to create product families based on item attribute variations, and easily manage lot and serial tracked items. Define custom units of measure and conversions on the fly.

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Acumatica Inventory Management System – FAQ

What is Inventory Management?

Inventory management refers to how businesses manage their inventory, from the ordering and warehousing processes to the selling of their finished products. Businesses use differing inventory management methods, but the goal of each one is to efficiently manage their raw materials, labor, and costs; to maintain optimal levels of inventory; to know where their inventory is located; and to turn a profit.

What are the benefits of using Inventory Management Software?

Historically, inventory management has been managed through paper-based spreadsheets. Many smaller businesses still use them, but internal and external challenges (e.g., business growth, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages) have them turning to inventory management software as a way to automate and simplify their inventory management processes.

The benefits of utilizing inventory management software include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Increased inventory accuracy.
  • Simplified, real-time tracking and traceability.
  • Enhanced data visibility.
  • Reduced costs.
  • Decreased stock overages and shortages.
  • Improved decision making.
  • Enhanced customer service.
What are Inventory Management types?

There are various inventory management types. The most popular types are just-in-time (JIT) management; materials requirement planning (MRP); economic order quantity (EOQ); days of sales of inventory (DSI); work in progress (WIP); and first in first out (FIFO) and last in, first out (LIFO). The ability to choose between various inventory management types allows businesses to manage their inventory based on their unique needs.

For example, JIT is a form of lean manufacturing where businesses stock only the inventory they need rather than stocking for potential orders. MRP, on the other hand, is the process of forecasting demand based on historical data. While this likely ensures that businesses have inventory in stock at all times, they may overstock if the forecast is inaccurate.

What is the difference between Inventory Management and Order Management?

Order management is the process of managing orders from when they’re received to when the orders are fulfilled. Like inventory management software, order management software can be utilized by businesses of all sizes. Unlike inventory management software, order management software is for businesses that carry inventory and for those that do not.

Order management software provides users with Sales Order, Purchase Order, and Requisition Management capabilities, automated requisitioning, integrated workflows, and more. A business can utilize order management software alone or in conjunction with inventory management software.

“Acumatica handles inventory so much better than our old system. This is a big-time saving for us to see live inventory availability across our three different locations and not have to resort to various spreadsheets or wander through our yards of products like we did before.” – Steve Slaughter, President/CEO, Frederick Block, Brick & Stone

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From Our Customers

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