It’s not surprising that inventory SaaS has quickly become not only a thing, but a pretty popular one. Given that inventories almost always need to be visible over a network to begin with, and data exchange between offices, facilities and in many cases multiple locations is a serious system to implement, and doing so proprietarily has been the trick for years. But, it’s a nightmare, and proprietary systems mean having to train employees, even experienced workers, on your unique system.
So, of course inventory SaaS solutions quickly prove valuable and rather eagerly accepted. Standardization and a global network able to piggyback directly off of TCP/IP internet means that inventory systems are easy to implement and train workers around. Not only that, the system can grow and expand in functionality in most cases, as a company needs.
So, you may wonder what some of the better inventory suites are. Well, there are a ton of them, but we’ll look at the three best, at least in my opinion, at the moment.
#1 – NetSuite Inventory Management
NetSuite is of course a shoe in just about any time they provide a service that’s topical. As with their CRM, marketing and customer assistance solutions, their inventory system is top notch.
It works with several of the main database platforms, and is fully scalable for various sizes of companies. While it’s designed to integrate with their CRM system, it is also capable of full integration with SalesForce and other popular CRM suites.
NetSuite is a big name in SaaS for a reason, so if money is no issue, then I wouldn’t hesitate to stop your search right here and go with them. Actually, they’re not even that expensive, but the others on this list are cheaper.
#2 – Stitch Labs
If you’re looking for simplicity and power, Stitch is the first choice for you. While it offers compatibility with many databases and is fully mobile ready, it’s not quite as feature rich as other services. As a result, it’s very affordable, at the cost of almost no real boxed integration with anything they themselves haven’t developed.
If you only need a small system that’s self-sufficient for inventory, and your menagerie of other SaaS commodities is small, then this is probably the best solution for you. Small businesses or simple, small organizations, or the self-employed online merchant etc. would excel with this system, no doubt.
But, this isn’t for a big company, who’d best be served by NetSuite.
#3 – TradeGecko
TradeGecko is a power suite that integrates more functionality than just basic inventory tasks. It also provides some CRM functionality as well as order management. Therefore, it’s less integral to other SaaS platforms, as most of its functionality is self-contained.
This is intended not so much for retailers as for wholesalers and bulk sales organizations who handle large orders at fixed rates where more sophisticated CRM and other logistics are less present.
If you’re a big business and you do retail or direct services, then you’re best off with NetSuite. If you’re a small organization or something thereof, then go with Stitch. But, if you’re wholesale, then TradeGecko’s probably your best choice for inventory SaaS.