Most distributors and manufacturers find that accurate inventory management is their most difficult ongoing task, regardless of the business software that they use. In fact, a surprising number of firms are still employing the time-honored “Go Back” inventory control method today.

What is “Go Back” inventory control? It is the system employed by customer service and inside sales representatives with their customers: “Let me go back to the warehouse and check to see how many we have.” Needless to say, employment of the “Go Back” system presents an unprofessional image to customers and is inefficient for day-to-day operations. The good news is that with the current level of sophistication of mid-range accounting packages, it is completely unnecessary.

There simply is no good reason, in terms of business software, why your inventory control cannot be 99%+ accurate.