When making choices for your small business, do you place a higher priority on form or function? It can be a tough call to make, and your decision may vary depending on the specific circumstance. Most people have a preference for one over the other in many situations though. Today we'll have some tips to help you decide when the choices are both good, and we'll tell you more about Stockpile, the simple inventory solution that gives you both.
Will It Get the Job Done?
Before you choose any solution for your small business you have to be sure that it will meet your needs. If what you need is a new chair even the best coat rack in the world isn't going to do the trick. Don't be swayed by fancy amenities, low prices, or a great deal. Make sure that whatever you choose will actually fulfill the need that you have.
Is It the Best Option?
This can be hard to determine. There are several factors that go into defining the best option in any given situation. Price, value, functionality, appeal, the list goes on and on. You need to determine what is most important to you and then which option checks the most boxes on your list. Making a physical list and actually checking things off is a great way to visually see which option is the best. Remember there is no one best solution for everyone. Someone with different priorities may prefer a different solution than the one that fits you best. You need to make your own decision.
Ease of Use
Never underestimate the importance of having an easy to use solution. Things that are too complicated don't get used as often as they should. If a solution is prone to being used incorrectly you could end up with unpredictable, often negative, results.
Return on Investment
Is it worth what you'll pay for it? There are some great solutions out there but if they cost more than you can afford they're probably not the solution for you. Likewise, if they just cost more than they're worth, they're a waste of money. Don't pay more for something that isn't worth it.
Best of Both Worlds
Who says you can't have it all? Sometimes you don't have to choose. Stockpile simple inventory solution combines form with function to meet all your inventory management needs. Want a powerful solution that's easy to use, provides great benefits, and makes it easy to see your inventory at anytime? You've got it. Creating item records is simple. Stockpile is fully customizable so you choose which fields to include in item records. Why improvise by putting data in fields that were meant for other details? Track what you want and forget about the rest. Stockpile lets you see what you want to see. It also makes it easy to pinpoint where items are located. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific. Plus, it's easy to transfer items as they move around your business. Stockpile can also grow with you. It works when you have one location and it will keep on working as you expand. Need to run reports? Stockpile makes it easy. Just a few clicks and you can access all the data you need. The best part is that Stockpile is available for free so there's no risk involved. Ready to get started? Try Stockpile today!