Inventory Management165Inventory management systems are built to handle every stage of the inventory process lifecycle. There are several essential components to most inventory management solutions, starting with order entry capabilities to handle purchase automation. Another standard feature: inventory control and warehouse management to track products and manage workflows through warehouse management. Inventory management systems also typically include distribution capabilities for supply chain management. Fully-featured inventory management systems may also include integrations with customer lifecycle service management, enterprise resource planning software, and robust financial analysis and insights.QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise1https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/lm/8u/1SCUH2WHQXSH-180x180.JPEGWebgility2https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/jw/0p/W1X84JLTWRQT-180x180.PNGOdoo3https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/0f/Ug/0GXBPDRR15IE-180x180.PNGFourth Procurement and Inventory4https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/3q/cH/KLZ1SV33V8XN-180x180.PNGecomdash5https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/m4/OC/M6JG4HB9EV35-180x180.JPEGSkuVault6https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/LQ/0Z/PNC19AHK0X6C-180x180.JPEGStitch Labs7https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/FA/hx/8AAXTKTVGIZB-180x180.PNGTradeGecko8https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Sb/vm/F8AO87D6TFER-180x180.PNGSolid Commerce9https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/JY/pV/5SNXH693THFU.jpegValogix Inventory Planner10https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/L1/jN/3F3EXUZASSQF.jpegAralco Inventory Management11https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/4N/TJ/C0UBXBHM8KEL.jpegThrive12https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/lZ/aQ/JFAQ6C9BBESA.pngDEAR Inventory13https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/7E/n0/DCE29EQVXDH7.pngRelex Solutions14https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/8I/Iz/1EAAHTUJO34O-180x180.PNGCommerceHub15https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/I6/n9/FFTFQ01R8ULX-180x180.PNGOrderwave16https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/rL/v9/SJO7GL4WNSEO-180x180.JPEGinFlow Inventory17https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/ca/fk/GEW808I3S6AQ-180x180.PNGLinnworks18https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/dg/PG/MTTLCS83IU3M-180x180.JPEGFishbowl Manufacturing (FBM)19https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/6s/pe/NNZ5NMM0P6OT-180x180.JPEGCin720https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/tL/d2/9WV6RT2SFI8F-180x180.PNGOMS Office Master System21https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/Vp/uI/QIH6KP35IBU8.pngSalesBinder22https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/lG/U0/SCELOLQF4P82-180x180.PNGRF Pathways23https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/IH/ND/C3912TJQG57R.jpegStock Tracker24https://media.trustradius.com/vendor-logos/8o/kf/25XO54I5NNII-180x180.PNGStratusStockroom25https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/1N/ta/WRN5MZ4VSGGM.jpeg

Inventory Management Systems

Inventory Management Software Overview

What is Inventory Management Software?

Inventory Management Software provides a central hub for retailers, primarily ecommerce or multichannel selling operations, to manage the flow of goods and eliminate inefficiencies in the movement of inventory between locations. Products in this category generally include modules for order fulfillment, procurement, and shipping in addition to inventory control and management.


Implementing inventory management software allows companies to better manage their inventory levels, which becomes convoluted when there are multiple locations or bundled/kitted products. The software manages and tracks inventory and can predict demand, which helps prevent overstock or out of stock situations. It can help automate purchasing and shipping. Finally, inventory management software helps with the management of vendors, orders, suppliers, fulfillment, and warehouse locations.

Inventory Management vs. Order Management, Supply Chain Management, and Warehouse Management Systems

Generally, inventory management software is more affordable than omnichannel order management and retail suites, which also encompass marketing, payment processing, and customer management. Supply chain management (SCM) suites include logistics, product lifecycle management, and enterprise asset management in addition to inventory control and ordering systems.


Software billed as inventory management is a wiser choice for smaller businesses, compared to SCM suites which are designed to manage supply across many warehouses or a complex logistics network. Capabilities of inventory management systems are very similar to warehouse management systems (WMS), though WMS’ are often targeted at distributors while inventory management software is most often targeted at retailers; however, this is not an absolute distinction.

Inventory Management Software Features & Capabilities

Basic Inventory Management Software should include:
  • Inventory control - including inventory location tracking, inventory levels and low stock alerts, reordering rules and automatic reordering

  • Bill of materials (BOM) creation and management

  • Barcode scanning capabilities or integrations

  • Tools to optimize inventory stocking levels based on historical sales data

  • Purchase/Sales order management

  • Fulfillment tools and optimization

  • Order and stock history

  • Backorder management

  • Reporting and analytics - including product/channel performance and sales forecasting

Some products may include the following modules or integrate with third party vendors that provide:

  • Shipping and tracking

  • Supplier relationship and supplier performance management

  • Accounting or bookkeeping

  • Customer relationship management (CRM)

  • Enterprise asset tracking

Pricing Information

Most inventory management products follow a pricing scheme based on the number of shipping orders processed per month. These range from $40 to $80 on the low end to $300+ for the highest shipping volume. There are at least two open source solutions for personal or small business use. Enterprise level users are always advised to work with the vendor for a custom quote.

Inventory Management Products

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

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QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is a widely-used accounting package designed for smaller organizations. It is the top of the QuickBooks line. Pricing starts at $3,000 for five users, and goes up depending on the number of additional users. They also offer an Advanced Inventory module for $999 / year.

11 Ratings

Webgility is a multichannel eCommerce software which provides automated accounting and inventory management. It is optimized for QuickBooks Desktop and NetSuite users who sell on multiple channels.

22 Ratings

Odoo, from the Belgium-headquartered multinational company of the same name, is a suite of business applications for managing the sales pipeline. It also comprises a PoS and inventory management modules, scaling to a warehouse or retail management solution.

3 Ratings

ecomdash is a cloud-based inventory management solution that aims help online retailers save time and money, improve profit margins and optimize inventory control. This solution includes several web-based tools that are designed to make managing an e-commerce business simple and efficient.

2 Ratings

SkuVault is a cloud-based inventory and warehouse management system offering unlimited SKUs, orders and warehouses. According to the vendor, this solution’s real-time quantity syncs prevent out of stocks, barcoding and QC reduce picking and shipping errors, and the smart re-order reports ensure t...

7 Ratings

Stitch Labs is an inventory management software offering from Stitch Labs. It includes features such as multichannel selling and inventory control, with order and fulfillment management optimal for retail.

5 Ratings

Thrive is an inventory management software offering from Thrive Technologies. It is built to help distribution and retail companies needing to improve demand forecasting, and it helps inventory replenishment functionality in ERP systems.

1 Ratings

CommerceHub is an omnichannel retail platform for suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers. It has three pieces: ProductStream, DemandStream, and OrderStream. ProductStream connects retailers with suppliers and product data, allowing users to manage their online product catalog. DemandStream conne...

1 Ratings

Orderwave is a web-based hosted application that is designed to automate and streamline operations for e-commerce, catalog, and direct marketing sales channels. Key features include: Subscription and Continuity ManagementInventory and Warehouse ManagementPayment ProcessingShopping CartRobust Repo...

2 Ratings

SalesBinder is an online inventory management system which also combines an organization’s customers, sales leads, purchase orders, estimates, and invoices into one globally accessible place. This enables users to have real-time access to their inventory and all other business activities. Advance...

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RF Pathways is an inventory management software offering from Automation Associates.

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Stock Tracker is an online ordering and stocking software offering from UK company Defy Logic. It includes features such as stock control and order management and social media set-up.

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StratusStockroom is an inventory management software offering from Intellitrack. It includes features such as the ability to get notifications when stock levels reach critical lows and set up an automated system to track input and outtake of items.