Finale Inventory Features

Finale Inventory

Cloud-based inventory management for growing businesses

4.71/5 (154 reviews)

Finale Inventory Feature Summary

  • Integrate with ShipStation
  • Ecommerce inventory management
  • Packing slips and bill of ladens
  • Product kitting
  • Lot / batch tracking
  • Multiple pricing tiers
  • Lookup / record inventory by scanning by UPC barcode
  • Amazon FBA support
  • Bulk import
  • Fexible picking & packing options
  • Dynamic reorder calculations
  • Automatic updates
  • Reordering functionality
  • Builds for light assembly or manufacturing
  • Accounting integration
  • Application integration
  • Assignment management
  • Auditing
  • Barcode scanning
  • BOM (bill of materials) for manufacturers
  • Data syncrhonization
  • eCommerce integration
  • History tracking
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Barcode label printing
  • Logistics management
  • Multi-channel management
  • Multi-location
  • Order management
  • Permission management
  • POS
  • Square POS Integration
  • Purchase order management
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Quote management
  • Real time data
  • Receiving
  • Returns management
  • Sales reporting
  • Search functionality
  • Shipping management
  • Summary reports
  • Supplier management
  • Third party integration
  • Traceability
  • Transaction history
  • Purchasing management
  • Data import/export
  • Serial number tracking
  • Barcode support
  • Custom fields
  • Inventory replenishment
  • Sales order
  • Stock management
  • Restock forecasting
  • Filtered views
  • Replenishment orders
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Monitoring
  • Document management
  • Multi-warehouse management
  • Inventory management
  • Data migration
  • Customer management

Finale Inventory Features In Depth

Order Management

Order management software typically encompasses all of a business’s dealings with its suppliers and clients or customers. Whether a business focuses on the purchasing side of the interaction, the sales side of the interaction, or both, Finale Inventory has the tools available to create sales orders and POs, generate invoices, create quotes, track records, send shipment, and receive shipments from purchase orders.

The reorder functionality allows you to set reordering thresholds for each product to avoid stock-outs, and quickly calculates what needs to be ordered for any given supplier to save you valuable time creating the purchase orders.

Wireless Mobile Barcode Systems

Finale’s custom scanner software works with any Windows mobile barcode scanner to allow warehouse workers to perform operations quickly with fewer errors. Functions such as receiving, picking, conducting stock takes and stock transfers are quick and easy. After they’re finished, simply sync from the scanner to Finale making the changes available to everyone.

You can leverage existing UPC codes to simplify the set-up. If the products do not have barcodes, Finale can generate custom ones that meets your needs.

Stock Auditing Capabilities

You can quickly audit and understand any stock discrepancies with the new stock history reports, which is helpful because it can be arduous to understand who did what when many users make stock changes (such as purchase order shipments, stock transfer, stock changes, stock takes, and sales orders shipments).

All stock history is tracked by user and timestamp, which allows you to easily investigate any order or warehouse worker issues that might arise. Finale makes it easy to get you the data you need to take the appropriate action.

Lot and Serial Number Tracking

Finale Inventory allows you to create and track your products via batches, lots, or serial number. It ensures clear traceability of your products and makes it easy to track per-product information from receiving to shipping.

Manufacturing Builds

Finale makes it quick and simple to create finished products. Its Build module extends the end-to-end processes with specialized capabilities for manufacturers, wholesale distributors and others that need to assemble products or perform basic manufacturing activities to fulfill orders.

As finished goods are built, Finale automatically deducts component items from your inventory and alerts you when it’s time to re-order, or when there aren’t enough components to finish an assembly.

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Assignment Management
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Barcode Support
Bills of Material
Client Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Filtered Views
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Label Printing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Location
Order Entry
Order Management
Order Tracking
POS
POS Integration
Permission Management
Price Management
Production Control
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Search Functionality
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Management
Stock Management
Summary Reports
Supplier Management
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Transaction History
Warehouse Management
eCommerce Integration
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API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Assignment Management
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Barcode Support
Bills of Material
Client Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Filtered Views
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Label Printing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Location
Order Entry
Order Management
Order Tracking
POS
POS Integration
Permission Management
Price Management
Production Control
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Search Functionality
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Management
Stock Management
Summary Reports
Supplier Management
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Transaction History
Warehouse Management
eCommerce Integration
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Application Integration
Assignment Management
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Barcode Scanning
Barcode Support
Bills of Material
Client Management
Custom Fields
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Filtered Views
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Inventory Replenishment
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Label Printing
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Location
Order Entry
Order Management
Order Tracking
POS
POS Integration
Permission Management
Price Management
Production Control
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing Management
QuickBooks Integration
Quote Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Receiving
Reporting & Statistics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
Sales Orders
Sales Reporting
Search Functionality
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Management
Stock Management
Summary Reports
Supplier Management
Third Party Integration
Traceability
Transaction History
Warehouse Management
eCommerce Integration
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Finale Inventory Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Finale Inventory's features:

Paul Tam

Excellent User Friendly System!

2016-12-13

A system that's flexible and customizable to user's business needs.

Pros

Inventory Management.

Cons

The flexibility of Reports is slightly limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Thileepan Kumarasamy

easy to maintenance our Inventory

2018-05-31

we manage Inventory with low cost and tension free management.

Pros

Need hard work and paper work for mange Inventory, but "Finale Inventory" is do easy. and cost less maintenance, you can get any time Inventory management and get Inventory report.

Cons

Finale Inventory easy to use & price is reasonable for store owners, we start using Finale Inventory we save maintenance cost & easy to manage. another good one is Finale Inventory providing Video tour for entry level users, so you can understand Finale Inventory tools & user interface with Video tour.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 11-50 employees)

Powerful functionality , Subpar UX

2018-07-17

Overall I feel like Finale Inventory offers the most robust, powerful inventory management platform out there.

Pros

Overall, the functionality Finale Inventory offers is better than all the other software platforms I have tested and used over the years.

Cons

Essentially, you set up a virtual type of warehouse, call it AMAZON-FBA, set inventory levels, and then map those sales to that warehouse.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Walter Zahn

Really good and fun to use inventory management system

2017-06-28

Full process covered from purchasing via inventory management to sales and invoicing.

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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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel Nicoll

Verified Reviewer

Finale Inventory: Take the pain out of managing your Inventory

2014-08-14

Importing our data and training our staff was far easier than we imagined.

Pros

Finale Inventory means we can work on other areas of the business assured that our inventory is well managed.

Cons

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

Source: GetApp
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Roman Iomdin

Verified Reviewer

Finale Inventory Review

2015-09-11

My experience with Finale Inventory has been a pleasant one.

Pros

Good customer service, easy to use interface, easy to import and export inventory/products, Finale generates a wide variety of reports if needed, easy to map listings/online sales to products, kits (bundles) which many other inventory companies do not have that feature

Cons

Can be difficult to locate a specific sale or item sold because name of customer isn't listed. 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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 1001-5000 employees)

Review of Finale Inventory

2018-07-20

Pros

While most Inventory Management systems are all or nothing, Finale allows us the versatility that we need to only run certain features with certain products.

Cons

(For example, we do a lot of items as pre-orders, and our accounting department tracks sales based of when the order actually ships to customers.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Chen

Best for e-Commerce Sellers

2016-04-07

Pros: - Fast search at search bar - User friendly layout and easy understanding - Copy and past to update or add product information by using excel - Custom fields can be added to as many as you like - Unlimited categories - Compatible with ShipStation - Easy to create barcodes - Each product is able to have multiple lookups - Import and export are easy - Customizable reports - Low stock notification - FBA inventory management Cons: - Does not support live inventory.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Response from Finale Inventory


Hi Brian -
Based on customer demand, WiFi syncing for the barcode scanners is now available. More information can be found here: http://www.finaleinventory.com/blog/product-news/wifi-syncing-available-for-mobile-barcode-scanners

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Rob Scott

Very intuitive inventory software and easy to setup and use!

2018-04-30

Finale does everything an inventory software should do for your business.

Pros

Everything is mostly self-explanatory and there is no need to spend a week training on the system because it is so easy to use.

Cons

Some of the report customizations can be daunting because is requires coding some spots, but other than that it is still easy to use.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff Sposito

Finale has been a perfect solution for our growing business.

2017-12-05

Inventory management.

Pros

As well, the ability to synchronize inventory and transactions through our multiple sales channels allows us to rely on Finale as our single inventory management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Hisle

game changer

2018-07-17

Invoicing and keeping track of inventory...and running quick reports with pricing and stock levels to send to customers.

Pros

Extremely simple to use. If you are coming from an excel spreadsheet...this is a game changer.

Cons

You rarely can pick up a phone and speak to someone immediately, however, usually when I would write the email...proof read the email...I would be able to answer my own question. Learning how the system thinks is the key. If you know excel a little, this will be a breeze.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ZAk Youngquist

Review

2019-02-07

Pros

Extremely cost effective Great integration with shipstation/shopify Ease of use and customization for reports and documents

Cons

Faster options for bulk shipping with barcoding, (i.e. if I am shipping the same product from the same sublocation 500 times, I would like to not have to scan in each of those 500 orders) Integration with Microsoft GP better or more clear ways to back date reports and stock takes so that shipping can resume after a physical inventory while data is still being input.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brittany Crespo

Verified Reviewer

Finale Inventory Software

2014-09-30

Finale Inventory Software has made inventory control in our warehouses very efficient.

Pros

This inventory system is very customizable.The representatives are very helpful at customizing reports and screens to match our needs.

Cons

The only piece that is missing is that we could use the ability to have product kits which I believe they are working on.

Source: GetApp
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Response from Finale Inventory


Finale does have the ability to create kits or product bundles. More information can be found here:
http://www.finaleinventory.com/wfi/cp/kitting

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Anonymous
(Retail company, 1-10 employees)

Powerful, fast, and customizable.

2019-02-16

Finale Inventory's flexible UI and custom fields is allowing us to migrate from our old, archaic inventory system while we create new work-flows and simplify processes.

Pros

Blazing fast real-time search.

Cons

I wouldn't really say it is a "con" but rather a by-product of the awesome customization potential - The custom reports have a bit of a learning curve when doing it yourself the first couple of times, but the support is AMAZING and I've gotten quick assistance and was given the exact report I needed.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andres Orjuela

Finale is an clean, stable and powerful tool for inventory management.

2016-04-13

Pros

It is extensive with great APIs and Reports.

Cons

Sometimes I feel the documentation is not as clear or complete in some areas as it could be. But I send an email and get a quick response with the information I am seeking.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Finale Inventory

Though our business is retail, we really identify ourselves as a technology company. We had to integrate Finale into our already existing tools for accounting, invoicing, e-commerce, shipping, etc, and the team at Finale made sure our transition was smooth and stress free. Many tools promise you everything and the kitchen sink. I like to work with software that is excellent at the thing they do best. Finale is certainly one of those for Inventory Management.

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Socrates Moutsakis

great inventory tracking software

2019-01-15

Pros

synced with all of our vendors in practically real-time, saving us a ton of headaches we had prior with selling out of inventory stock

Cons

a bit of a learning curve. the reports were a bit cluttered but overall this is a great program and the customer service team was always readily available to help with any issues

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
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Verified Reviewer

Good Inventory System

2015-09-14

Finale Inventory is a good platform for inventory purposes.

Pros

It is easy to receive product and manage inventory levels.

Cons

Also, it has the ability to interface with QuickBooks but it is not as easy to make the connections required.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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James Lai

Verified Reviewer

Finally, An Inventory Management Solution That Does Just That, Really Well

2015-09-25

Finale has the best import tool we have ever seen.

Pros

Cloud based, unlimited users, copy and paste import and edit features, easy stock take, integration with ShipStation with regular attention and upgrades.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Marshall Getto

Finale Inventory - Distributor's Perspective

2019-02-05

The team at Finale Inventory has been amazing!

Pros

When we were looking for a new inventory solution we had one major issue: How can we manage inventory across over a dozen websites, (and through our wholesales program) with some degree of accuracy, while allowing our in-house account managers and order processing personnel ease of use?

Cons

. * Needs a better way of tracking cancelled orders and how they affect inventory.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Raisa Fradman

Great Software

2019-02-11

Finale was the best solutions for our inventory needs.

Pros

Its extremely easy to use and set up.

Cons

Some reports are difficult to customize.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Krishna dauliya

easy to use and easy to customize... the customer Support is excellent ......

2016-12-13

Easily customizable purchases /sale/customer/Inventory reports helped me to get what I need.

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Source: Capterra
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Brett Haney

Finale Inventory Has Transformed Our Company

2019-08-15

We had purchased another inventory management system (Fishbowl) prior to Finale and we struggled to get it implemented for an embarrassingly long time.

Pros

Cycle counts with handhelds have eliminated the need to close down to take inventory, we're going to be off on December 31st for the first time ever!

Cons

We had a little bit of trouble with how Finale tracks BOM of an assembly sold on a marketplace, but worked with their support to find a workaround that has been satisfactory.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohammad Salamah

Great Inventory Management for the Right Price

2016-12-01

Finale offers inventory management for your online selling channels as well as warehouse.

Pros

Easy to use. Mobile device solution for picking, receiving...etc.

Cons

This should be automatic.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Finale Inventory


Based on customer demand, WiFi syncing for the barcode scanners is now available. More information can be found here: http://www.finaleinventory.com/blog/product-news/wifi-syncing-available-for-mobile-barcode-scanners

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camille gonzales

Easy to use, customer support is extremely helpful, and I appreciate the many functions.

2018-04-11

Pros

I appreciate that the software is easy to integrate with other 3rd party software.

Cons

Most reports have limited fields to choose from.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Katrina Eppley

Comprehensive Product, Great Customer Service

2018-05-17

Pros

Everything you want to do for your warehouse inventory tracking, Finale can do it.

Cons

The browser needed to access Finale is very particular, though I was able to use Chrome with no issues. The program seems a bit daunting at first, but the company is ready and willing to provide you with a little guidance to help you get started!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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