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8 Best Order Management Software for Small Businesses

8 Best Order Management Software for Small Businesses

Even in a perfect world, you’re bound to have some order management headaches. Running a successful business requires a lot more than just moving inventory. More often than not, you’re managing a complex collection of clients and suppliers. You may also be using multiple shipping networks.

The fact is, today’s production and delivery environment is based on technology. Without software to help you manage your orders, you won’t operate at peak efficiency. Good order management software is a Tylenol to the headache of logistics.

Here are eight of the most powerful inventory management software tools available on today’s market.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

1. Monday.com

2. Cin7

3. Orderhive

4. Shippo

5. Now Commerce

6. Syncrofy

7. EDI HQ

8. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

Key Takeaways

1. Monday.com

Monday.com is a powerful CRM suite that provides real-time visibility into the status of all your orders. From the time they’re placed until they’re received, you’ll be able to see what’s going on. The interface is easy to understand, with plenty of detailed information.

Monday.com is a great all-in-one tool if you want all your customer management assets on a single platform. That said, it doesn’t have as many inventory management systems as some of the other software we’re looking at.

2. Cin7

Cin7 is an order management tool for mid-sized businesses with revenue of more than $1 million. The purpose of the software is to monitor stock levels and order new supplies as needed. This automated inventory management platform that combines stock with sales.

Cin7 also orders across multiple sales channels and shipping carriers. This includes online and wholesale suppliers. That said, it's primarily designed for retailers and ecommerce businesses. It's not built for industrial asset management.

3. Orderhive

Orderhive works with any ecommerce platform or online sales channel. The single interface is user-friendly, and provides real-time visibility into all your orders.

The key to the Orderhive customer experience is the use of a single dashboard. Simple automation rules ensure your orders are filled on time. Automation also eliminates manual errors.

4. Shippo

As you might have guessed, Shippo is primarily a shipping platform. It’s designed for online retailers who need to manage multiple sales platforms and service providers. It also helps keep shipping costs low. You get discounts on USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and over 50 other shipping companies.

In addition, Shippo provides automated workflows for better project planning. You can also manage returns, and even deal with international customs. Finally, Shippo offers their own API. This makes it easy to integrate with other inventory management software.

5. Now Commerce

Now Commerce includes several warehouse management tools, along with easy QuickBooks integrations. This makes order costing a breeze, since ordering and fulfillment systems are connected.

Other key features include the ability to generate invoices, receipts, and sales orders. You can even use Now Commerce to connect QuickBooks to third-party shipping software. It will then export tracking numbers back to QuickBooks for recordkeeping.

6. Syncrofy

Syncrofy is a supplier management tool that's designed to detect problems before they arise. The interface is easy to understand, and draws data from all parts of your supply chain. The cloud-based order management platform provides real-time visibility into your whole business. It allows you to visualize your supply chain, and pinpoint potential choke points and other weaknesses.

7. EDI HQ

EDI is one of the most long standing inventory management systems on the market. With over 30 years' experience, they're known for their high customer satisfaction ratings. Their HQ order management software provides enterprise-grade quality even for smaller-scale business operations.

HQ is short for "HQXchange," and it's actually a software bundle. Other parts of the package include EDI Order Management Software and AS2 Complete encryption. You access all this through the IntelligentXchange visibility portal.

8. QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise

QuickBooks Enterprise is a complete accounting software package, and includes inventory management capability. It allows you to monitor inventory levels, track sales, and create invoices.

Along with inventory visibility, you also get a number of other management functions. You can use the same software to run payroll, generate sales receipts, and even do your taxes.

If you don't need the enterprise level package, there are more narrowly-tailored options. These include QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Commerce.

Key Takeaways

The modern business owner has a number of order management systems at their fingertips. Some are designed primarily for shippers, while others are better for retailers. Some are known for their slick interfaces, and others for their customer service. The important thing is to find the one that’s right for your company.

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