Creating a Contingency Plan for Business Emergencies

Are you prepared for an emergency? Do you have a backup plan in place just in case some vital system fails? It is important to prepare ahead of time for disasters because you won’t have time to do it in the middle of a crisis.

Businessman with an umbrella, Fishbowl Inventory BlogIt wouldn’t necessarily take a natural disaster to leave your business in ruins. Supply disruptions, IT problems, and many other issues can pop up unexpectedly and leave devastation in their wake. You need to have a plan of action for how to deal with these things.

Thankfully, Fishbowl Inventory offers solutions for many problems your business may face. Let’s look at a few of these solutions:

Vendor Options

How are your vendors doing at getting supplies to you in a timely manner and at a fair price? Is there room for improvement? The answers to these and other questions could lead you to strengthen your ties with your current ones or to seek out new vendors. It’s good to have a few vendor options in case one ever falters in their performance.

Inventory Tracking

If a shipment fails to reach its destination for any reason, you need to know about it quickly so you can correct the problem. Fishbowl Inventory allows you to track products and note when they reach certain points across their journey to their final destination. If one is late, you will be alerted immediately.

Server Hosting

Computer crashes happen from time to time. But you don’t have to be worried about losing your data at any given second if you have a server-hosting solution. You can use Fishbowl Hosted Services to back up your information throughout each day and house it in a secure, offsite facility. If you run into any problems, they can get you back up and running usually within 30 minutes.

Multiple Locations

If you’re facing a serious shortage of materials or products in one location, but you have an abundance in another, you can quickly transfer them over and then work to permanently correct the imbalance with Fishbowl’s help. Fishbowl Inventory offers a variety of reports to show you what’s going on in each of your warehouses, including product sales, stock levels, and more.

Fishbowl has a solution to help your company overcome these and many other challenges. Sign up for an inventory software demo right now to learn more.

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About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.
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