Avoid Data Loss with Web-Based Inventory Tracking Software

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You know you need inventory tracking software to make your business operations more efficient. In fact, you probably already have an inventory tracking solution in place to help you manage the thousands of items you have in stock.

But if your solution is stored locally on a single machine, it’s costing your business time and money you can't afford to waste. There's also a wide range of risks you take on by not keeping your inventory management in a web-based solution.

Can’t Scale with Your Business

Your ultimate goal is growing and becoming more successful. But when you keep all of your data on one machine, your inventory management can’t grow with you. A single machine can only be in one place at a time. When you grow and expand as a business, you need solutions that can be wherever you are.

Data Gets Lost When the Machine Breaks

If anything happens to the machine where your inventory data is stored, you risk losing your entire history of inventory management data. You can create a backup of your data but trying to do this every time something changes on the floor is a huge hassle.

Time is Wasted Accessing a Single Machine

Even if your machine is in the same place as the rest of your inventory, your employees still have to spend time walking over to the machine. While it may not be a big deal when it’s done once or twice, if you multiply this by the number of times your employees access your inventory, it translates to days of lost time every year.

Not All Data Reaches the Machine

When you only have one machine with access to your inventory records, you will never have a completely accurate picture of what you have on hand. By the time your employees come to the computer to input information, something will have changed and your records will no longer be accurate. Plus, human memory is much more subject to lose information than technological storage. While your workers may have the best intentions, trying to remember what information changed on the floor can stress them out. If anything interrupts them on the way, they’re likely to forget and you’ll have lost the data.

Switch to Using Web-based Inventory Tracking Software and Avoid These Issues

You don’t have to put up with any of these issues. Using web-based inventory tracking software means you can access your inventory database in the warehouse, office, or anywhere else you work. You won’t have to worry about losing data if something should happen to your hardware because it’ll be stored in the cloud. And because your inventory database can go wherever you are, you can save time by having your employees access and change your records as things happen on the floor or during sales.

Avoiding these issues will help create an accurate record of your inventory status in real time. And when you know your records are sound, you can be confident in the business decisions you make based on that information.

Things can change in an instant, and you need to keep up with these changes to provide your customers with the best service possible.

By:

Bree Brouwer

Bree has held plenty of media- and marketing-related jobs over the years now, like working as a PR and marketing assistant to a Hollywood screenwriting coach, and writing content for three different digital marketing agencies.

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