Platinum Enterprise now has 2 new features that should be a great help for those of you using inventory in a big way – mobile barcode scanning and a greatly improved sales order workflow with real-time updates!
Both features need to be activated in the new Site Operations found in the Company Preferences (Edit>Preferences>Items and Inventory>Advanced Inventory Settings>Site Operations)
The new sales order fulfillment worksheet, found ONLY in the Platinum version of Enterprise’s Advanced Inventory, is easier to understand and more functional. Note there is now a tab for Picklist instead of just printing out a sheet.
And here’s where it gets really good. Before you had to be physically connected to a computer to enter the picking, but now you can now use a WIRELESS device!
You’ll need to download the free QuickBooks Desktop Warehouse app (for Androids only)
You can use an Android phone or the Zebra MC 40. The advantage of the Android phone is it’s inexpensive and easily obtained but the advantage of the MC 40 is the ability to scan. You can count wirelessly on the phone but not scan.
And you have real-time status on your sales orders!
This is an area that Intuit plans to continue to develop and I would expect to see additional wireless devices and making adjustments based on feedback.
For those with large warehouses or garden centers with products out in the field, this definitely has potential. If you would like to download a 30-day trial version of QuickBooks Enterprise, click here. Let me know if you want more information or what you think of these new features!