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Overview

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Cloud-based inventory & order management for small to medium-sized businesses. Integrates seamlessly with many Ecommerce...

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Manufacturing ERP that gives you a live look at your business. Real-time master planning allows you to prioritize sales orders...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

75

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

99

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.7

181

5

4

3

2

1

139

33

6

3

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.7

139

5

4

3

2

1

111

24

1

2

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

Their customer service is fantastic, they respond quickly and can get you moving in the right direction right away. You get the feeling that they want to help you be successful.
The software is very easy to learn and use, along with great features and functionality. Has some great workarounds and has been able to do everything we've needed and much more.
I've evaluated a few other solutions and for the money, Finale is great. There is a learning curve and it certainly helps if you're good with excel.

Pros

It is really great at helping us track our costs and meet our delivery standards. It connects natively to Shopify which is a big bonus and helps us pull for our orders more efficiently.
It's great to be able to log in on any computer without having to install software, and it's done an amazing job of keeping our inventory tidy and up-to-date.
We ran into a few hiccups at the beginning and the support team was very responsive and helpful in helping us remedy our issues.

Cons

All systems lack something but there are no real standouts to me right now. Having done so many system ups, I have had to find less manual or other workarounds to run this system.
Sometimes when mapping items, I start to type and a drop down menu of items appears and when I click on the correct one, the wrong one gets inputted.
I dislike that we can't delete Product Lookups from a Product ID once it's been created.

Cons

It's still relatively young product and there are few features missing here and there.
A drawback is the inability to track shipping supplies, leaving those to be manually tracked for replenishment.
I've been working with manufacturing businesses for years, and for years I've lamented Xero's relatively weak inventory management system.
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Key features

  • Total features83
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Carrier Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Cycle Count
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Estimating
  • Financial Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Historical Reporting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features106
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Carrier Management
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Cycle Count
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Estimating
  • Financial Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Historical Reporting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Job Scheduling
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Label Templates
  • Labeling
  • MES
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Order Entry
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Planning Tools
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Prioritization
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SKU/UPC Codes
  • Safety Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Summary Reports
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations33
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations21
  • Adobe Commerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • NetSuite
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Quickbooks Online
  • SAP Business One
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WooCommerce
  • Xero
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Finale Inventory

Really good and fun to use inventory management system

Reviewed 5 years ago

Full process covered from purchasing via inventory management to sales and invoicing. We even included light manufacturing using a workaround. Customer service is scheduled to go live shortly.

Pros

Intuitive UI, slightly different but better than many legacy applications Easy to configure UI, reports, forms and custom fields Reports and forms are very easy to use and output in different ways Data load from Excel via cut & paste is very intuitive and just cool We use it to track mainly individually barcoded items, works really well Customer service is outstanding Training videos are great way to start with the system, short and sweet per topic Where we found a functional deficiency, there has always been a viable workaround

Cons

Sales quote not set up yet for tax handling (I am sure it will happen at some point) Sometimes couldn't make the last detail of a report work, here the outstanding customer service always delivered an answer in no time

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Finale Inventory

Finale Inventory: Take the pain out of managing your Inventory

Reviewed 8 years ago

Importing our data and training our staff was far easier than we imagined. Just cut and paste from Excel. We've used Finale now for two years as our order management system and warehouse management system. Outshines other inventory control systems and asset tracking software for manufacturing hands down.

Pros

Finale Inventory means we can work on other areas of the business assured that our inventory is well managed. Faultless user friendly interface ensures staff don't get caught up in the navaigation or processes.

Cons

We would love to see more of Finale in our business including assett management and intergration with financial packages.

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Finale Inventory

Great product and customer service

Reviewed a year ago

Overall we are very happy with Finale Inventory. The sotware does what it need to and the customer service team is outstanding!

Pros

Coming from an open source erp that was complicated I loke how easy it is to find and do things in Finale. I especially like the cut and paste spreadsheet import system. This makes it much easier to accomplish many tasks. As with wany new software, customer service is really importat and the people at Finale get and A+ in customer service. They offer live training, video tutorials and are always avaailable to answer questions.

Cons

We are new to the software and have found nothing we really would want to change.

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Finale Inventory

Finally, the answer I was looking for!

Reviewed 6 years ago

I've compared MANY different Inventory Platforms before landing on Finale. What ultimately sold me was the incredible value they punched for the price. I had several criteria that I needed to fulfill for our startup company, several of which were matched in other inventory platforms, but NEVER all of them. Once I found Finale and how they fulfilled all of our needs, I thought it was too good to be...

Pros

Their integration with ShipStation, Woo, and Quickbooks desktop. Their INCREDIBLE support and training resources. They've JUST integrated a way to track inventory from within the ShipStation platform so that we don't have to switch back and forth between platforms to be sure our products are ready to be shipped.

Cons

The interface of the platform isn't very "pretty". I also found it a tad hard to navigate, without the training that they offer. There's a WELL of capability within the platform and it takes a while to understand, BUT I actually wanted it that way.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Finale Inventory

Finale can tackle the challenges facing eCommerce Businesses with an ease that I cannot believe.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Honestly, we have seen a 100% or more efficiency increase in daily operations since taking on Finale. Every aspect of our eCommerce business was improved by the implementation of this software. I would recommend it to anyone needing a solution for warehouse management, regardless of their stance in the eCommerce world. The pure inventory capabilities of this software are exemplary. We have been able to improve our receiving, order accounting, inventory maintenance, returns, shipments; literally EVERY aspect of our business was improved by the acquisition of this software.

Pros

Many eCommerce businesses face challenges from many different aspects of the sales/inventory flow; here at Bapmic Auto Parts Inc., we were no exception. As a large company with channels in eBay, Amazon, WalMart, and local sales, we desperately needed a ROBUST and COHERENT warehouse/sales management system. After deciding that a cloud based software was the way to go, I proceeded to test a multitude...

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Finale Inventory

Without good customer service, even the best software is pretty much worthless.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Simple inventory that fits how we work.

Pros

Finale Inventory is very easy to use, not overly-built and accessible to the small-medium sized business who do not need a complicated ERP management type system. Right out of the gate, it is very easy to set up and start using, so that you can be productive in the first day. Simply start where you need, and build outward from there. There is no need to make things complicated. You can start...

Cons

A web interface has it's limitations, but even that is being improved! Being in the cloud make internet connectivity necessary when using. No surprises there.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Katana Manufacturing ERP

Love it!

Reviewed a year ago

We LOVE this app! We had to work out some kinks the in the beginning based on our needs but Katana's representatives were very helpful and we got it all figured out.

Pros

It's helped us streamline inventory management, manufacturing orders and inventory orders. Highly recommend!

Cons

It was a significantly more money than what we were paying with our old system but the extra money has been so worth it for us.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Katana Manufacturing ERP

Transformational for our business!!!

Reviewed a year ago

It has been transformational for our business and looking forward to keep growing powered by Katana!

Pros

Simple to use, comprehensive functionalities and above all highly flexible to fit our DTC and made to order workflow.

Cons

Inventory reporting can be improved with standard analytics

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Katana Manufacturing ERP

Small business production

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very helpful customer service. Could use more features, which I'm told are in development.

Pros

Helps organise inventory, BOM and production.

Cons

Don't not have enough integration options.

Vendor response

Thank you for the support!

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Katana Manufacturing ERP

Perfect for what we needed

Reviewed 2 years ago

This program has helped us in so many ways. It has already saved me money by reminding me of materials Im running low on that come from the same company I might be ordering from. It is tracking all of my different materials, which in itself is a big job. I'm really enjoying being able to see everything layed out as far as materials and time it takes and profit percentage right there so clearly.

Pros

Inventory tracking, maufacturing orders vs sales orders