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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Top Six Equipment Inventory Apps

Keeping track of constantly changing inventory is tough, especially when you’re a growing small business that’s frequently adding new equipment inventory. Expensive, sophisticated inventory management software may not be a priority for smaller operations, and handy apps like these can do the job just as well.

Goods Order Inventory

According to the company website, Goods Order Inventory System (GOIS) is designed “specifically to address the inventory management needs of SME moving up on the growth curve.” Mobile syncing allows data to stay current on all devices and manage multiple users and locations. This web and mobile application has a wide variety of features including:

  • Managing sales orders
  • Purchasing orders
  • Tracking and transferring stock
  • Viewing current sales, financial and business reports


Price: Packages depend on the amount of users accessing the app, and ranges in price from $0 to $170+ per month.
Available On: Apple iPhones/iPads, Android smartphones/tablets

On Shelf
Perfect for smaller businesses, On Shelf optimizes inventory levels by generating a sales analysis report and inventory report, which suggest recommendations. The app is centered on ease-of-use and has simple displays and reporting features.

Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases
Available On: Apple iPad with iOS 8.0 or later

Stockpile
Created by Canvus, this app uses a tiered-access model to manage users and has no limits on inventory levels, locations or users. Some useful features include:

  • Adding and removing inventory
  • Accepting returns
  • Recording sales
  • Recording damaged goods
  • Administering locations, manufacturers, preferences and physical areas/shelves

Price: Free
Available On: Desktop

Inventory Now

Listed on Camcode as one of the Top 30 Inventory Manage, Control and Tracking Apps, Inventory Now by iParty!Mobile enables retailers to track inventory through the product life cycle with the accuracy of a high-end POS system. This app is best for companies who are looking for a simple inventory management overview without extra fluff, or a supplemental app.

Price: $1.99 with in-app purchases
Available On: Apple iPhone/iPad

Stock Control

Created by KiWi Objects, Stock Control gives users several options for categorizing and viewing inventory and storage solutions. The app has the following features:

  • Listing inventory items
  • Sorting inventory items by category
  • Associating inventory items with storage locations
  • Managing inventory levels and values
  • Conceptualizing categories and storage locations
  • Hierarchizing categories and storage locations


Price: Free with in-app purchases
Available On: Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

JumpStock

With a special focus on healthcare providers, JumpStock is a cloud-based inventory management platform that helps prevent stock-outs, overstocking, overspending and unnecessary waste.

Price: Varies depending on the package
Available On: Desktop

What’s your go-to inventory management method? Applications can help your business run smoother and smarter. If new equipment or an inventory management software upgrade is in your company’s future, financing can be an affordable option. Tiger Leasing offers customized leasing programs for businesses big and small, with special programs for start-ups. Contact a representative today to learn more.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Setting New Business Goals for the New Year

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, goals are “powerful contributors to successful business growth” and force you "to think through what you want from your business and how growth may – or may not – provide that."

For a small business owner, setting goals is crucial for success and doesn’t stop after the business meets preliminary checkpoints. As 2016 kicks off to a great start, use the New Year as a motivating factor for setting new, effective business goals.

What should my new business goals look like?

Countless businesses and individuals find that the SMART acronym for goal-setting is highly effective. Yale University defines SMART as:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-framed


Are your goals reflecting these characteristics? Regardless of whether you’re working towards drastic change or small improvements, these elements are necessary for progress.

What factors should I consider?

Take a look at the specific details of your business and the goals you’ve set. Are they aligning? Are there external or internal factors to consider? Asking yourself these questions will help with brainstorming potential challenges or areas of improvement:

  • What changes (if any) will be needed financially in order to meet these goals?
  • Will the company require an investment in new equipment?
  • Are there unexpected circumstances that could disrupt achievement?
  • Do our goals inspire positivity or negativity?


Brainstorming different factors of goal-setting is a powerful way to anticipate roadblocks ahead of time, before they interrupt your game plan.

How can I make sure my goals are met?

  • Hold people accountable – Delegate tasks well and hold both employees and management accountable for their actions and inactions.
  • Be flexible – Sometimes things don’t go as planned, so be open to adjusting goals and tasks to fit the needs of your changing business.
  • Display reminders – Have your goals prominently displayed in your office or workplace environment. When people are reminded of goals on a daily basis, it makes it harder to put them on the backburner.


How is your business heading into the New Year? If your 2016 roadmap includes an equipment upgrade, Tiger Leasing is happy to help meet and exceed expectations. Learn more about our flexible, affordable leasing programs and get to know why the Tiger is the best choice.

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