Written by Matt Warren
25th February 2015 • 4 min read
A lot of business management software like inventory management are moving towards the cloud – and that’s totally understandable because having a web based inventory management system has major benefits.
Your inventory data is synced across all devices. Because you’re not relying one hard drive, you can access your inventory on any computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Haven’t checked your stock today? Don’t worry, you can quickly do it from your smartphone while you’re cooking dinner.
This means you can check your stock literally (well, almost literally) anywhere – say you’re stuck on the train on your morning commute. As long as you have access to the internet (e.g from your smartphone), you can log into your web based inventory management system and check your stock right then and there, which is incredibly convenient.
Having a web based inventory management system is also great because you don’t need to worry about its compatibility with your existing equipment. No more stressing over software that’s compatible with your Mac but not your PC.
Because of the online nature of a web based inventory management system, you don’t need to worry about expensive maintenance of equipment, or manually updating software. All updates are automatic and taken care of, so you don’t have to lift a finger, and you’ll be saving money too.
In addition to that, because it’s an online system, you can have peace of mind that all your information is backed up “in the cloud”. This eliminates the worry of losing all your valuable information should any of your devices fail you. A huge amount of time and effort goes into managing your inventory, so imagine how frustrating it would be to lose all of your hard work? Having a web based inventory management system almost completely gets rid of that worry.
Another advantage is that cloud computing services are usually pay-as-you-go, so there’s no need to spend a large amount of money in one payment on really expensive software that you might end up having no use for. Many web based inventory management systems offer free trial periods so you can take it for a test run and see if you like it first.
Written by Matt Warren
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