Barcodes are so mysterious, aren’t they? Just one little scan with a red line of the barcode reader, and suddenly you have a bunch of information on a screen. The information includes that product’s price, description, location, and much more. All of this begs the question: how does such a little barcode store so much information? If you have ever been curious about that question, you are about to learn the answer. So exciting!(more…)
Tag: inventory tracking software
With Inventory Management, Time Is of the Essence
Time is of the essence when it comes to managing your inventory. If you have food products or other goods that have a limited freshness period, expiration dates are a must-have tool to track them by. No matter what goods you sell, it’s important to know their lead times and auto reorder points to make sure they don’t run out. And you can enable employees to track their time on the job and schedule tasks to make sure important things are done properly and in a timely fashion.
Let’s talk more about the five time-based inventory management tools we briefly mentioned above to get a feel for why they are so important to your business.(more…)
There’s a Fishbowl Report for That
Did you know that there is a Fishbowl Store where you’ll find more than 30 reports?
These reports address a huge spectrum of needs. They let companies print barcodes, conduct cycle counts, keep track of firearm sales, monitor monthly revenue goals, and much more.
Let’s talk about these reports, listed in alphabetical order:(more…)
“Fishbowl may be a niche-filler, but it’s no weakling stopgap measure,” says Pam Baker in her review of Fishbowl on SmallBusinessComputing.com. “The popular inventory management add-on for QuickBooks does a commendable job keeping inventory assets in full view and on the move for small businesses.”
She does a great job covering Fishbowl’s features and explaining inventory management concepts, so I’ll let her do most of the talking in this blog post and throw in my two cents as needed.
Baker is a much more prolific writer than me. She’s written for newspapers like The New York Times and Knight Ridder, magazines like ComputerWorld and Institutional Investor, and websites like CIO.com. She’s been around the block, digitally speaking. So it’s no surprise that she has a lot of interesting things to say about Fishbowl.(more…)