Mobile Inventory Management is the process of monitoring and managing your inventory via mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Inventory management has changed a lot over the years. It was traditionally conducted manually with a pen and paper, but over time tools evolved to allow companies to manage their inventory in spreadsheets and, ultimately, by software. Tracking your products manually is practically an impossible task if you have more than 100 SKUs. Spreadsheets, whether they are on paper or in Excel, are a step up, but they don’t have real-time updates or additional capabilities of an inventory management system. These systems have traditionally been run via desktop, but now their capabilities can be utilized via smartphone or tablet.
The most robust inventory management systems will have mobile capabilities built in so that warehouse managers and business owners can monitor their businesses on the go. They can take a snapshot of their inflows and outflows at any time and at any location, as long as their mobile devices are connected to some kind of network. It’s fair to ask: is it worth it to always be plugged in and have mobile access to your inventory management system? That kind of connectivity offers a big competitive advantage. This is what Fishbowl Anywhere does. It lets you access and manage your warehouse from any device that has an Internet connection. Anything that can be done in Fishbowl Warehouse, the robust desktop application, can be done on a mobile device.
Let’s explore the features of Fishbowl Anywhere and see how valuable they can be to your business.