If you’re shopping for a warehouse management software system, you’ve got a checklist of things you want in your new software. Among these, cost-effectiveness is probably at the top of the list. Cloud-based warehouse systems offer the best ROI and provide an excellent method of managing your inventory.
Get More for Your Money: Cloud Warehouse Management Software System
Cloud systems utilize the internet to connect any internet-enabled device with the software itself. Data can be transmitted if you have an internet signal and can log into the system. This makes cloud systems flexible, portable, and highly cost effective.
No Special Hardware Needed
When warehouse management software systems were originally released, many relied upon stand-alone terminals and networking systems within companies. Data was transmitted from computers within the warehouse; barcode scanners had to be “parked” in special docks to transmit information, or other methods had to be used to scan data into the computer itself.
Today, thanks to the internet and cloud solutions, any handheld device can be transformed into a barcode scanner. Those heavy, cumbersome scanning “guns,” as we used to call them, are mostly a thing of the past. Now, any tablet or mobile phone can be used as a scanner. This saves more money since you don’t need to invest in specialized equipment to add warehouse management software systems to your company. It’s also helpful if one breaks. In the past, you’d have to replace it with a specific make or model of scanner. Today, any phone or mobile device can be converted into a scanner, so you can shop around for the best price on replacements.
Subscription Licenses and Money-Saving Solutions
Another great benefit of cloud-based solutions is their license. Cloud software is often licensed monthly or annually, with flexible logins. Most allow you to upgrade at any time, so you can easily add seats to the license or remove them as needed. Older site-based software was fixed; you bought it and it allowed only so many licenses or computer users, and that was that. If you needed more, you had to pay a lot more to add them.
Scanco Warehouse offers an exceptional cloud-based warehouse management software solution that packs plenty of features into one package. For more information, contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.