Complete inventory counts faster and manage inventory with greater accuracy with simPRO’s latest update. Plus, the Labor Productivity Report has been improved to avoid confusion on the totals shown.
Find out more about the new features which start rolling out on November 3rd.
Enhancements to simPRO inventory import and management tools
Inventory management can be time-consuming and frustrating, but it is a necessity in a field service or project environment. Strong inventory control systems prevent unexpected inventory shortages, losses, and oversupply issues that impact customer satisfaction and profitability.
With simPRO you can track, manage and monitor your materials with ease. And, customer feedback in the Ideas Portal has again guided the ongoing development of simPRO’s inventory management feature for efficient operations management.
Extra help to find the catalog inventory you need
Have you ever found yourself repeatedly searching a shelving rack for a part, only to realize you’ve been staring straight at it for the last five minutes? Frustrating!
A new “Inventory” tab for catalog items gives in-depth information on storage devices as well as a new Unique Storage Location field. The storage location will show on picking slips and inventory count forms to provide clear guidance to staff on the exact spot a part can be found inside the storage device.
The tab also shows minimum and restock levels, plus how much of an item is in inventory and on order.
Faster, stress-free inventory counts
In addition to the storage location being shown on inventory count forms to direct staff to the right spot, users can quickly update inventory counts by uploading a file to simPRO. The import option is based on an Ideas Portal suggestion that included several inventory count ideas that have been covered by previous updates.
At the start of an inventory count, your staff will be able to export a list of items in inventory from the Inventory Count page of a storage device*.
As staff work through their inventory count, they can update this csv file, or create their own csv, text or zip file with columns set up for
- Part Number
- Item ID
- Counted Inventory
Once complete, simply import back into simPRO to update inventory levels without any extra manual entry required.
*simPRO Glossary: a storage device is a physical location where you store inventory such as a vehicle, warehouse or shed.
Making it easier to understand the Labor Productivity Report
Productivity is an important factor in profitability. simPRO’s Labor Productivity Report can help you see how productive employee and contractor hours have been for the various areas in your business. It can also help service managers and human resources staff reconcile hours on quotes, jobs and leads.
And now, totals in the report are more clear so users can easily identify what is a sum total and which is an average total.
What else is new in simPRO?
With every release, there are slight improvements in addition to the main features we’ve included above. You can read the outline of all the enhancements made in the dedicated release notes for 19.4.3 in our Help Guide.