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Inventory Pro

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Introduction

Inventory Pro is a web-based Inventory System for Inventory Control and Management offered by CISS Ltd.

Our Inventory Solutions are built on a variety of Microsoft technologies including but not limited to Azure, .Net Framework, IIS, SQL Server and Entity Framework. These technologies allow us to offer a real-time inventory system for both Desktop and Mobile devices. The applications can be hosted in a cloud environment by CISS or on servers of a client's choice. It can be configured to be accessible from a local network or from anywhere over the internet.

Introduction

Benefits

Inventory Pro provides your business with an affordable inventory program, allowing your staff, suppliers, and customers to see real-time information. Accounts and user access can be controlled through permissions so that your staff, suppliers, and customers can only see the data that is relevant to them. Inventory Pro Online is designed to assist you in the management of your business logistics, including the movement and exchange of products and or services.

Use Cases

The primary role of Inventory Pro is business-to-business (B2B), however, we also offer third-party logistics (3PL) and business-to-consumer (B2C) configurations for Inventory Management. Our solution has built-in customization features and can be heavily customized for specific use cases or industries by our development team.

Over the years we've made custom systems for tracking Production Efficiency, Safety Equipment RMAs, Document Organization, Music Metadata, Data Warehousing, and much more.

Core Modules

Inventory

Inventory
The Inventory system allows you to track items and stock, with various advanced features such as restocking, cycle counts, expiration, and more. Inventory transactions are logged with fine grain details to allow for reporting, projections and data analysis.

Warehouses

Warehouses
The Warehouse system for multiple warehouses, zones, and locations. Warehouses can be further defined as only a Ship From or Ship To among other metrics to control inventory flow. Restocking levels, Barcodes, and Logos and more can be defined at a Per Warehouse level.

Stock Transactions

Stock Transactions
Inventory Pro allows for a variety of transactions in addition to the standard Receive, Move, Issue, such as Transits, Assembling, Leasing and more. Stock transactions default to FEFO then FIFO and additional picking patterns can be developed as needed.

Purchasing

Purchasing
The Purchasing module allows you to order, track, and receive inventory items. We also allow for supplier catalogs, supplier agreements, order corrections, order approvals, and partial orders. Additionally this module integrates with our inventory restocking system to allow for projections and planning based on lead time and stock usage.

Shipping

Shipping
The Shipping module allows you to easily add, track, and maintain your shipping orders. We have a Quick Order system for customer access, multi step picking and packing, order approvals, and more. Inventory pro also supports live inventory allocation in a FIFO manner to determine exactly which orders can be fulfilled with the currently available stock.

Other Orders

Inventory Pro offers a number of additional modules,

  • Appointments - Allow for tracking inbound shipments (3PL) inventory that do not need a full PO
  • Repair Orders - Damaged goods tracking, can be used either internally or with your suppliers
  • Work Orders - For assembling goods, tracking maintenance, or various services
Barcoding

Barcoding
Inventory Pro offers built in support for a variety of 1D and 2D barcoding formats and barcode printers. The configuration tools allow you to have multiple barcodes for different use cases. We also allow for per warehouse options for barcoding.

Mobile

Mobile
Inventory Pro Mobile allows your warehouse team or delivery teams to make live inventory transactions and keep system accurate and efficient. It is designed around stock operations, with additional modules for picking, packing, cycle counts, deliveries, signatures and more.

Assets

Assets
The Assets module allows you to track and maintain tangible and intangible assets. We support a large variety of customizable attributes, tracking of asset usage by various users / employees, depreciation, and more.

Reporting

Reporting
Inventory Pro offers a comprehensive set of reports for each Module that allow you to query almost every aspect of the system. You can view the report onscreen, print it, or export. All reports allow for client customization of the data set, displayed columns, and filters. We can also build specialized reports to suit your specific needs

Import / Export

Import / Export
The Import / Export framework is a series of tools which allow for data movement of many of the core modules. Every report for example can be exported, and the import utilities allow for Warehouses, Items, Orders, Users, Assets, and more to be imported and initialized in the system. We also create custom import templates regularly for our clients to match their existing excel workflows.

Administration

Administration
The Administration System provides tools to manage Users, Groups, Alerts, and more. As well as configure the system to suit your use cases. If you need any assistance with configuring for a specific use case ( B2B, B2C, 3PL ) we can readily assist.

Security

Internally Inventory Pro, Inventory Pro Mobile, and associated software follows industry standard best practices of handling secure data such as passwords. Our hosting follows a similar pattern following industry standards to ensure secure configuration and hosting of the application. Our backup network uses encryption throughout to secure backups and data transfers.

If hosting is performed by the client they are responsible for all security configuration, backups, and encryption of the application and data on their servers.

For more information check our System Architecture

Installation

If you have purchased a cloud hosted solution through CISS you do not need to install or configure anything, Simply go to the URL Provided by CISS to access your Inventory Pro instance. Generally that will be xyz.cissltd.com or similar.

For self hosted clients you will need to install the application on your servers or hosting enviornment. See our Installation Guide for more information on installation and configuration of Inventory Pro.