Introduction to Inventory

MSS Software has developed very simple ways to do inventories using barcoding. Once you rent or buy barcode readers from us to do your inventories, we have the inventory software to make your job easy. Our inventory programs can reside on your PC or in the cloud so that you can download your data into them. Or if you prefer, the data can be downloaded into a readable format for you to use with other programs of your choice. There are several types of inventory that you may consider.

Periodic Inventory
Periodic inventory is a system of inventory in which updates are made on a periodic basis. Many businesses perform an annual inventory at the end of the fiscal year, however each company has their own schedule. If you need to do periodic inventory, our Basic Inventory Kit and ScanCountPro, allow you to perform a variety of functions:

1. Collect a Simple Inventory
  • Scan barcode
  • Enter quantity

2. Collect Additional Fields

  • Location
  • Bin
  • Room
  • Etc.

3. Use a Database to lookup* info on an Item such as:

  • Description
  • Price
  • Size
  • Color

*The barcode reader is pre-loaded with files that contain the barcode number and related fields, such as product description. When the part number is scanned, the description and any other fields that are pre-loaded appear on the barcode reader.

Perpetual or On-Going Inventory
If you need to do a perpetual inventory (on-going) MSS Software offers the Inventory Tracker that will allow you to track your inventory continually. You can make real time adjustments to your inventory as items are received and shipped. You can also conduct an audit to verify that quantities you are showing on hand are really in stock. The software allows you keep track of several pieces of information on each item, including following:

  • Item Code
  • SKU
  • Quantity on Hand
  • Description
  • Min. Quantity Allowed
  • Max. Quantity Allowed
  • Other Customizeable Fields