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12 May 2023

4 Ways to find the perfect warehouse automation software

If you’ve come to the realisation that your existing warehouse management software is no longer up to the job, then you’ve got some important decisions ahead.

Here are our top four ways to help you find the perfect warehouse management software that ticks all of your boxes:

1. Forget the now

You’ll have challenges around managing your inventory if you are even considering a new system. You’ll obviously need a tool that will address these issues immediately. However, this shouldn’t be your only consideration.

When selecting a new warehouse management system (WMS), you need to consider the bigger picture. As your business grows in the future and your requirements evolve, you’ll want a solution that can keep up.

You’ll want to work with a solution like SAP Business One that scales alongside your business. If you select a solution that restricts growth, innovation or industry trends or requirements, you’ll quickly be back to square one.

2. Define your requirements

It probably won’t be difficult to identity the biggest issues that are the main drivers behind replacing existing software. However, there will probably be other factors that you’ll want to consider when you’re setting the requirements of your next system.

There are various things you’ll want to take into consideration, but these should be the main factors to consider:

  • The size and complexity of your warehouse
  • How you intend to manage your inventory – storage/goods in-out
  • The number of orders you typically process
  • Outlining company growth plans

When you are outlining your requirements, it’s always advisable to speak with other key stakeholders – even though you are looking to implement a solution specifically for your warehouse.

3. Big isn’t always best

You don’t always have to have the most expensive automated warehouse system in place to get the best results or system. Entry-level tools will have restrictions and your business could ultimately out-grow these quickly.

But solutions such as SAP Business One provide an affordable option with a powerful range of WMS tools to effectively manage key operations

When you are considering your options, take into account what’s affordable for your business. Pushing your budget to get the right solution will not only deliver long-term benefits and value – but a faster ROI as well.

4. Get the low-down

Your main competitors probably won’t offer too much insight into their processes or solutions. But you should always seek to speak with organisations that are similar to yours or are used as a reference site by a vendor to understand how systems work in a real-world environment.

More importantly – if you can – go and see the software in action. See in person the pros and cons of the solution from the people who use it on a daily basis.

Reading online reviews or case studies will help you get an idea about the functionality and the possible benefits, but you won’t be able to get a ‘feel’ for how it works for users and a company in general without seeing it in action.

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Want to see how you can transform the way your warehouse works? Arrange a demo today and see how SAP Business One can powerfully manage your inventory - alongside the rest of your business. Give one of our team a call today on 01932 212 777.

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