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Overview

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Zoho Inventory streamlines operations for businesses, enabling them to manage their inventory, sales & purchase orders and...

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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

59

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

4.5

347

5

4

3

2

1

200

121

15

8

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

4.7

138

5

4

3

2

1

110

24

1

2

1

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

Pros

Interesting features like package geometry allow you to visualize your package are cool too. Ability to duplicate products was a relief.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Great piece of software at a great price, ideal for businesses that are growing as you can easily upgrade.

JM

Jorge M.

I love Zoho and all its products. When everything works together, it's amazing.

FG

Fabien G.

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.

AR

Atlas R.

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.

BK

Brandon K.

We ran into a few hiccups at the beginning and the support team was very responsive and helpful in helping us remedy our issues.
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Liz S.

Cons

Their support team also violates one of the cardinal rules of customer service and refuses to allow you to speak to a manager which is completely unacceptable.
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Michael A.

It didn't work well for us when we switched shopping platforms from BigCommerce to Shopify. It also does not work with SKUlabs.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

There is no pick list, which makes warehouse picking a real challenge. You can send delivery notification and invoices to separate e mails.

IS

Ian S.

Cons

It's still relatively young product and there are few features missing here and there.

BS

Bartosz S.

A drawback is the inability to track shipping supplies, leaving those to be manually tracked for replenishment.

KS

Keli S.

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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Jared H.

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Key features

  • Total features79
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • 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 Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • 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
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features95
  • 3PL Management
  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Printing
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Capacity Planning
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Check-in/Check-out
  • Contact Database
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • ERP
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Job Costing
  • Kitting
  • 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 Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Receiving Labels
  • Receiving/Putaway Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • 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
  • Special Order Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • Warehouse Management
  • What-if Analysis
  • Work Order Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations43
  • 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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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Review for Zoho Inventory

Reviewed 3 years ago

We love using zoho. It is very user friendly and cost effective.

Pros

Ease of use. This software is very user Friendly. Value for money.

Cons

Few feature doesn't support manufacturing.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zoho Inventory

Replacement Inventory Management + Hook into Shopify

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Hooks into Shopify is great. Building products based on multiple pieces of inventory is awesome!

Cons

I wish there was a Manufacturing inventory management piece to Zoho Inventory.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Inventory

Good tool to manage inventory

Reviewed 3 years ago

helped us to streamline our process and keep updated the goods we sale

Pros

Is easy to set up and maintain updated. Good for companies that resale finished goods

Cons

not so good to manufacturing companies that have a complex mix of raw materials

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Inventory

Excellent application for small scale manufacturing start up

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Graphic user interface Easy to use without any training Self navigation All basic business requirement are available at one place like Purchase order generation , Invoice , Inventory and even single level bill of material

Cons

Cost Few more features can be added to make it more suitable for manufacturing industries

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Inventory

Excellent product for inventory management

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Extremely cost effective and comprehensive product, with excellent integration and order management functionality.

Cons

Bill of materials for manufacturing is a bit of a work around process, but workable.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Inventory

Good for Trading, should improvise for manufacturing companies

Reviewed 3 years ago

I've found a way around to add BOM using composite item feature but Zoho definitely should consider including Bill of materials option in the inventory. it is literally impossible for a manufacturing company to use this software without BOM. otherwise it's really good, nicely integrated with Zoho books

Pros

I loved the Composite item feature but multiple bundling option could be more helpful and less time consuming.

Cons

Lack of Bill of materials. As a manufacturing and trading company it becomes extremely difficult to increase stock without BOM.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Zoho Inventory

Zoho inventory - My saviour

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Cloud Based ERP. SKU serial tracking feature. Awesome UI payment reminders integration with ICICI bank portal feature

Cons

I still feel Customer care could be an area to work out for fast solving queries. Although m very happy with the support , the fast responsive call back for new users who works live on the product and stuck for help , could be an area to focus. Still cheers to whole Zoho Team for an awesome product

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Zoho Inventory

Application is good for generic uses but fails in specifics

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The amount of features is caters is amazing, acting like a full fledged ERP. Itss definitely an excellent tools for most of the business sectors.

Cons

This is not such a con but at least in my case, inventory management seems to be a lacking a little bit with customisation. I run a textile industry and so far Zoho fails to cater my inventory management needs.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Inventory

Great all in one SAAS software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

An affordable SAAS ERP of the world!! Ease of use.Comprehensive.Most of the core business functions are implemented in a contemporary way within the software.

Cons

Should add more market-leading third-party applications for direct integration.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The Affordable Answer!

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's been good so far, I plan on giving it my best try as my company has not had a very solid inventory system up until this point.

Pros

I liked that it is offered at an affordable price and it is very easy to input items. The dashboard is set up in an easy to understand way.

Cons

The limits on when you want to change an item that has a stock number associated with it, any limits on editing in general are a negative for me. I wish it had manufacturing orders so that I could keep better track of my WIP inventory.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Zoho Inventory

Zoho is very easy on eyes

Reviewed 3 years ago

We would like to replace our aging, Java-based accounting software with this ERP, and hoping to integrate other products such as Books and Help Desk as well as Single Sign-on and writing our own apps as extensions to the Inventory.

Pros

It is so good to look at. I reviewed some of the competitors (Unleashed, DEAR and Cin7) and Zoho products provide the best user interface. It's very simple and familiar, menus have just one or two levels, it works very well on a Mac in Safari (which isn't something you could tell about the others). They also have good-looking and working iOS apps with barcode scanning - again, the others are missing out there. As for the integrations, it looks like they have quite extensive API and Single Sign on, but I have to expose that area more.

Cons

As they have their own Books, there's no direct integration with either XERO or Intuit. But we're willing to give Books a go, especially if it really is UK ready.

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Zoho Inventory

Did not work for us

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall it's a very bad experience. Worst part is that the customer support is very bad too at Zoho.

Pros

One of the big reasons we signed up with Zoho One was Zoho Inventory. We thought we'd use it to do our inventory management and order processing, but it failed in both aspects. So nothing to like about it really.

Cons

It is very rigid and old school inventory system. It's more for big manufacturing factories looks like with the traditional inventory processes. We wanted to keep inventory of parts of a product, we wanted inventory to get reduced once we receive new orders, we wanted to integrate with other apps, we wanted it to streamline our order management, but we weren't able to do any of those things with Zoho Inventory. We had to use Zoho CRM for all these things.

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  • Ease of use
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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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