Fourth Procurement and Inventory vs. MicroBiz

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Fourth Procurement and Inventory
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Fourth Procurement and Inventory is software that ties together procurement, 3-way matching, inventory and recipe control. It’s fully integrated, mobile-friendly and can be accessed with a single login. Using predicted sales functionality and analytics, it lets the user forecast demand more accurately.N/A
MicroBiz
Score 8.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
MicroBiz is an eCommerce retail management solution butil around features such as inventory management, payment gateway, and purchase orders / receiving tracking.
$60
per month
Pricing
Fourth Procurement and InventoryMicroBiz
Editions & Modules
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MicroBiz Cloud
$60
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Fourth Procurement and InventoryMicroBiz
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$200 per installation
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Fourth Procurement and InventoryMicroBiz
Likelihood to Recommend
7.4
(4 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Fourth Procurement and InventoryMicroBiz
Likelihood to Recommend
HotSchedules and Fourth
The product is user-friendly in automating the tasks, managing the master data through central purchasing, and creating custom reports. It lacks certain basic functionalities like a record of wastages, sending automated emails confirming if the automatic tasks (scheduled tasks) have been completed or not, and the ability to automate the nutrition information, etc.
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MicroBiz LLC
Suitable for small and mid sized retail businesses. Many features to automate operations (bar code scanning throughout application, auto generate POS based on mix/max, stock look-up). May not be ideal for large retail stores. Lacks integrations with ERP systems such as SAP or Oracle. Missing some specialty features such as serialized inventory.
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Pros
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • The 'stock management' tab on the home screen is of particular use when keeping tabs on incoming deliveries into the restaurant.
  • The option to open and close your stock period is great as you have the chance to edit your stock at a moment's notice.
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MicroBiz LLC
  • Ring up transactions and take payments
  • Manage inventory
  • Management Reporting
  • Discounts and promotions
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Cons
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • It would help massively to see via Enterprise and menu items what ones are no longer active, to keep the data tidy.
  • When you take purchase reports from Enterprise and select to organise them by category, show the name of the category on the actual report download.
  • Quick and easy upload/download of supplier products for correcting prices, descriptions, prices in bulk.
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MicroBiz LLC
  • Missing a couple helpful features (such as a free loyalty program)
  • The formatting on some screens is whacky and the font can be small
  • It could be easier to email receipts (need to set this before the transaction)
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Support Rating
HotSchedules and Fourth
Too long to get an answer.
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MicroBiz LLC
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Alternatives Considered
HotSchedules and Fourth
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MicroBiz LLC
It was close but we just liked some of the features in microbiz better. Plus it was cheaper
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Return on Investment
HotSchedules and Fourth
  • Procurement: Integrating some of the key suppliers with Trade Simple has saved labour hours.
  • Integration: GL Integrations have increased the efficiency and quality of data.
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MicroBiz LLC
  • Really amazing value for the monthly fees. Less expensive than other serious cloud POS applications
  • Synch with QBO allows us to save time manually entering financial data into our accounting system
  • Bar code scanning in both the front end and back end saves time and money
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MicroBiz Screenshots

Screenshot of MicroBiz Cloud runs on iPads, Macs and PCsScreenshot of Register Screen - Ring Up Sales Quickly and Easily.  Quickly scan items into the register using bar codes – or add items with one touch. Discount individual items, groups of items or the entire transaction. You can do price checks and check inventory. It’s so intuitive that employees will be able to use the POS application with almost no training.Screenshot of Register Screen  - Add any items to a transaction with one touch – even non-inventory items such as service and delivery charges. The keys can be set to prompt for the price or the size or color of an item. You can set up an unlimited number of Quick Pick Panels, use colors to highlight keys and arrange them in any order that you choose.Screenshot of Customer Order Dashboard - Manage Layaways, Work Orders, Deliveries and Phone Orders. Use the Orders in Progress capabilities in MicroBiz to manage layaways, phone orders and orders in progress.  You can collect a deposit and set whether the order will be fulfilled via store pick-up, shipment or delivery.Screenshot of Filtered Product Search - Use multiple ways to search for products and add them to a transaction. In addition to the top product search bar, MicroBiz Cloud features a flexible advance search feature.  This feature allows you to search by item name, SKU, style, UPC or Alternate ID.  Search results can be displayed in table format or as product tiles.  Advanced filters allow you to view results by category, vendors, brand, color, size or other attribute.Screenshot of Product Record - Simple and Matrix Products and Flexible Pricing Schemes.  Products records are critical to a retail system – as the sale of products and services drives revenue.  Our product records make your job easier by offering all kinds of flexibility and capabilities around product type (simple products, matrix products, prompt for price, services, etc) and pricing strategies (discounts, promotions, customer-based pricing, quantity-based pricing).