BUSINESS CLOUD ESSENTIALS

Inventory Management Software

ICAEW accredited – our Inventory Management Software unifies all elements of your business, allowing for complete control over operations and finances. By using Business Cloud Essentials, wholesalers are able to increase their profits, whilst easily managing stock, production and overall performance. So, what are you waiting for?

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For a limited time only, we are offering free implementation of our Inventory Management Software for UK businesses.

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Understanding your key issues and solving them

With Business Cloud Essentials (BCE), you can fall in love with your business again, by taking away the hassle of repetitive tasks.

Managing inventory effectively

Having effective stock control / inventory management processes in place is a core element of being a successful wholesaler. Not doing this efficiently will likely mean you spend a lot of time firefighting, and you’ll ultimately struggle to grow or thrive.

Keeping up with customer expectations

Keeping up with customer demand is harder than ever before. Not having a suitable system in place to deal with these expectations means that growth may threaten to tear your business apart, before it’s had a chance to reach its potential.

Maximising online sales

Successfully connecting online sales activity to other business operations is a key hurdle that must be overcome for wholesalers looking to ensure future success.

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Business Cloud Essentials: Overview

Business Cloud Essentials – More than just Inventory Management Software

Find out more about the powerful features that sit within Business Cloud Essentials

Accounting

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Business Cloud Essentials (BCE) helps you to worry less about your finances. Spend less time crunching numbers, and more time maximising profits.

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Operations

Ditch the spreadsheets, whiteboards and paper production schedules. Business Cloud Essentials is designed to take care of your production process in the simplest way possible, meaning you have complete control over business operations.

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Contact Management (CRM)

Maintain strong relationships with customers, and build a sales pipeline, with our built-in contact management module. Business Cloud Essentials lets you provide outstanding customer service.


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eCommerce

Maximising online sales is critical for businesses today. Put your online sales into autopilot. Business Cloud Essentials links seamlessly with your e-commerce platform, meaning that your sales, pricing and inventory are always synchronised.

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Stock Control

Have you ever ordered more stock than you actually need? Or had to keep a customer waiting, because you didn’t have enough stock? Understand your warehouse and manage stock easily, by using the production planning, batch traceability and stock control features.

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“We feel our needs are really understood. Advanced’s business management solution offers us a great deal of flexibility, with complete visibility of our stock and inventory, both in the UK and overseas.”

Phil Vaughan, Systems Manager, Just Rollers

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to use software to succeed as a wholesaler?

    There are likely some wholesalers that still do things the old-fashioned way. These companies may see no obvious reason to change their approach. But with more of the world digitising all the time, it’s sensible to embrace technology. Not only does this future-proof your business, but it also helps to keep you ahead of the competition. 

  • What is Inventory Management Software?

    Inventory Management Software is an all-encompassing solution that ties a wholesaler’s separate functions together, in one, easy-to-use system. Many wholesalers are constantly fighting fires and worrying about their finances. Inventory Management Software eradicates these burdens, allowing businesses to focus on more positive aspects. Business Cloud Essentials is an example of such a system.

  • What makes Inventory Management Software suitable for wholesalers?

    Inventory Management Software has functionality around stock control, e-commerce, accounting and supply chain processes. This makes it the perfect tool for wholesalers that are looking to grow and prosper. Business Cloud Essentials is specifically tailored for small to medium-sized wholesalers.

  • What are the benefits of Inventory Management Software?

    Business Cloud Essentials has a multitude of benefits for wholesalers. It allows for full visibility of your inventory. Financial reporting and forecasting become possible through the use of accurate data. Online sales are essentially put into autopilot. Wholesalers are brought closer to their customers too. Overall efficiency is increased, and sustained growth becomes a real possibility.   

  • Does Inventory Management Software unify all my business functions?

    Yes. The software brings all operations together seamlessly, including accounting, CRM, e-commerce, payroll and stock control. This connectedness between departments allows for consistent data and powerful reporting. It also makes it possible to automate many processes.

  • Does Inventory Management Software allow for reporting?

    Business Cloud Essentials is equipped with powerful reporting capabilities. With all business functions being unified, the data in these reports is highly accurate and up to date. This means that you can make bold predictions and constantly monitor financial health.

  • Will Inventory Management Software automate my supply chain?

    Many processes in the supply chain can effectively be put into autopilot with Business Cloud Essentials. Online sales made on your e-commerce platform are fed back into Business Cloud Essentials, updating the inventory data, so that orders can then be made (if materials fall below a certain threshold). This clarity around stock control and sales makes it easier to stay on top of logistical processes too.  

  • Does Inventory Management Software help businesses to grow?

    Business Cloud Essentials is designed to facilitate growth for wholesalers. By making many tasks easier, and by automating many processes (as well as providing invaluable insight), the system is truly transformational for smaller companies. It provides scaled growth too, so even if you grow quickly, it doesn’t coincide with the usual discomfort.

  • Is Inventory Management Software easy to use?

    Business Cloud Essentials is intentionally simple to use. For every new customer, we assign a Customer Success Manager, who becomes your point of contact throughout implementation (and during your whole time as a customer). Their role is to ensure you get the absolute maximum value from the solution, and they’re always on hand to support with any requirements or queries.

  • What are the benefits of using a Cloud-based system?

    Cloud-based systems allow you to access your data online at any time (and from any place). This is particularly important now that more people are working from home.

  • Are Cloud-based systems secure?

    Cloud-based systems are actually known for being safer than other software.  This is because your sensitive data is stored online, rather than in a physical location (which might be vulnerable). Online access makes it easier for security protocols to be updated as and when it’s necessary to do so.

  • What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)?

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a model by which software is hosted centrally by a provider, making life easier for users. Customers pay a monthly fee for this service, which includes use of the system itself. This system is accessed online, rather than being installed on premise.

  • What are the benefits of paying via a subscription model?

    This method of payment helps with cashflow. It allows you to pay a monthly fee, with no hidden surprises. This fee includes any support you may need, and any updates that are applied to the system going forward. 

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