End the stocktaking nightmare
Many merchants and wholesalers have now returned from the traditional break, ready to start the new year with new plans. But what should have been a relaxing break has been ruined for some by the spectre of The Annual Stocktake.
But what should have been a relaxing break has been ruined for some by the spectre of The Annual Stocktake. This essential task has become a severe business headache for many companies, taking days to complete and concluding with only broadly accurate stock figures that don’t inspire confidence.
Mobile takes it all in hand
Diligent work and good intentions are no substitute for the deadly accuracy of a well run IT system and sound procedures. Mobile stock counting can give a step change in the quality of results you can expect. The speed and simplicity of mobile stock taking, can spell the end of tatty sheets of paper and scribbled tally counts and remove much of the scope for human error. And with good stock information you can make better business decisions, knowing that your information is reliable and accurate.
Our customers say...
Here’s what Nigel Williams Premier Forest Product said: “We saw benefits straight away, particularly with the time we saved on monthly stock takes and sourcing information for management reports.” Premier have grown from strength since installing bisTrack in 2002 Mr Williams added: “If we hadn't changed to bisTrack we simply couldn't have grown like this.”
Good stock information, means a clearer management picture and better decisions over the future of the business: “Once we started building up information we could trust, we started seeing real benefits. If stock accuracy was the main benefit, then quality of management information was next.” Peter Kerr, FD, Palmer Timber
Rather than a yearly stock take, bisTrack allows Alsford Timber to move to rolling perpetual inventory counts with programmed audit checks which, according to MD Neil Fuller, the external auditors are entirely happy with.
Our MD says...
Progressive's MD, Arthur Duffy, says: “Many timber companies have told us that trying to accurately stock control timber on a system is just not worthwhile because the effort is too great, but part of the problem is they haven't had the right software to do it. Using bisTrack lets smaller companies have better consistency of pricing and an absolutely reliable record of what stock is held, while larger companies trading on a national level can guarantee next day deliveries to site and meet strict OTIF (On Target In Full) targets.
bisTrack's functionality supports an increasing number of our customers who want to track stock on order and sell from shipping documents before the stock has physically arrived.”
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Progressive Solutions International provides information technology solutions to help our merchant and wholesale customers become more efficient, more productive and more profitable.