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B2B Inventory Management Integration with Business Systems
Why your B2B inventory management software needs to be integrated
Inventory. If your business’s main goal is to sell tangible products, inventory is the lifeblood of your business. Without it, your business would have no way of making money or even functioning. But your inventory can suddenly become more of a hindrance than a help if you have no way of managing it. Employing an inventory management systems and integrating it with your other systems has now become a necessity, especially for B2B business.
Inventory Management Solutions
Some inventory management systems can be set up to warn you when items are low and need to be restocked.
Inventory management solutions are available as standalone software or can be included modules in ERP systems. The main purpose of an inventory management solution is to keep count of your inventory and its location(s). Most software or modules include features like search tools and import and export data capabilities. Some also warn you when your items are low and need to be restocked and can generate multiple types of reports to help you examine your inventory data.
The Need to Integrate Inventory Management with Business Systems
While inventory management software can be quite helpful on its own, it is even more useful and efficient when integrated with your eCommerce and business systems. Integration enables you to always provide your staff and customers with a real-time, accurate inventory count, allowing them to better do their jobs and make more informed decisions. It also provides accurate inventory information across all of your business systems and platforms. A real-time, flexible, scalable inventory management integration supplies you with correct information about the current state of your inventory while ensuring that the integration will be capable of growing with your business and adjusting to its future needs.
Special Concerns for B2B
Integration between your systems and your inventory management software or modules is especially needed if you run a B2B business. B2B customers expect for inventory levels to be listed on product pages, take that information as fact, and base their orders off of that information. Since orders tend to happen in large quantities, you need to be able to ensure that your business has that inventory, and you aren’t actually selling product that you don’t have in stock. That is an easy way to lose a customer, and customers in B2B are usually more valuable that B2C customers.
Clarity Can Help
For nearly a decade Clarity Ventures has been providing customer eCommerce and business solutions for B2B businesses. We get to know our clients and learn about their specific needs before beginning each project to ensure we provide them with a solution that will help their business succeed. Our team of experts has implemented and integrated inventory management systems for our clients, both B2B and B2C, enabling them to better handle their sales and inventory. To find out more about integrating your inventory management with your other business systems, call or click to contact us today!