Stocktaking can be a time-consuming and mundane chore, with staff employing several processes to prepare, count, note and transfer data into a master list for management reconciliation.
Bransom has streamlined this process, making it faster and effectively transparent to stocktaking staff using its bsmart2 stock and business management system. Web-based stocktaking saves time Connecting directly to cloud servers, stock counts are entered or scanned live via a range of platform-independent devices including tills, smartphones, or tablets.
This means that staff can be far more mobile in the shop, with even window counts being much less stressful and investment in expensive specialist stocktaking hardware reduced. Data can be entered using the shop's own stock number, alternate stock number, supplier's stock code and barcode, with automatic cross-referencing.
Bransom has also developed printable barcode display tray sheets to make identification and data entry far quicker, including sheets for Pandora collections. The system is able to handle multiple stocktake sessions simultaneously, and even allows multiple zones or areas to be checked at the same time. Every individual count is instantly entered to the server, where reports can also be generated both during and after the stocktaking session.
Management can then select and review all current and completed sessions, and so query or deal with unexpected variations immediately.
Stocktakes now become more efficient and faster, and reduce the time and cost on the business.