Your Journey

Whether you come from running your business in a
spreadsheet or using an older type ERP (that has grown a
bit long in the tooth), or just the market forcing you to
adapt ie e-commerce, B2B, or EDI requirements. It could
be just as simple as outgrowing your current accounting
platform (Xero/QBO), and you need a dedicated inventory
management platform.
We want to help you find the right solution that best fits
your requirements.

Cin7 has been a trusted software solution for WhichAddOn since 2015. This NZ born solution has been the right fit for our clients
involved in many industries across the world. Of course with all systems, there are benefits and drawbacks. The reality is, NO system
will give you 100% of what you want. It’s our job at WhichAddOn to bring 1000’s of hours of experience in scoping, implementation
and training on this product, to help determine if it is right for you.

We don’t believe in one solution fitting all, and that’s why we implement all the top leading cloud-based inventory solutions in the
world. As each solution has its unique strengths and weaknesses. It’s this hands-on understanding that enables us to prove that a
system is right for you.

What Industries does Cin7 work best in?

In our experience, Cin7 works particularly well for quite a few different industries. These include the following:

Wholesale

 

 

Wholesale customers are Cin7s bread and butter, and it
does an amazing job of solving the many complications of
large inventory-based businesses, from automated 3PL
connections to EDI with large retail customers, unlimited
locations, B2B interface, Landed costs, Batch/Serial tracking,
FIFO, Size Colour Matrix, bin locations, inward consignment
and much more.

Smaller Retail

 

 

I would not suggest rolling it out over 10+ stores, but if you
have 4-8 stores, this is Cin7s safe spot, it isn’t designed
primarily for point of sale. However, it is particularly robust at
accommodating modern retail, where you have an
e-commerce site, plus bricks and mortar stores.
Cin7 connects to Shopify, Magento, eBay, Amazon, NuOrder
and many more. If you are looking for a solution that
connects your current POS with a superb inventory system,
then we at WhichAddon do build custom connections to
your current system.

Contract Manufacturers

 

 

On top of all the above, Cin7 does cater for manufacturing,
but more contract manufacturing than a detailed
manufacturing process (if that is what you are interested
in, we also implement and can demonstrate detailed
manufacturing systems that might be more of what you’re
looking for). Cin7 is quite capable of handling a multi-stage
manufacturing process but has a few limitations. One is very
large volumes of 500 production lines per manufacturing
batch, and another is a very detailed internal manufacturing
process, that requires exact timings (costings) as you
progress through your manufacturing process.

Hybrid Business Model

 

 

This is actually where Cin7 shines, where it can do a lot of
everything, and do it well, it is where it comes into its own,
bordering on a true ERP style solution. Where it can cater to
those organizations that have multiple wholesale branches,
a retail shop, an online shop, and even some manufacturing.
This is where often other systems force you to compromise
on different areas (so you end up with multiple solutions)
instead, with Cin7 you can do it all in the one place.

At a Glance –
Pros and Cons

Whether you come from running your business in a
spreadsheet or using an older type ERP (that has grown a
bit long in the tooth), or just the market forcing you to
adapt ie e-commerce, B2B, or EDI requirements. It could
be just as simple as outgrowing your current accounting
platform (Xero/QBO), and you need a dedicated inventory
management platform.
We want to help you find the right solution that best fits
your requirements.

  • Hundreds of solid integrations across e-commerce, marketplaces, shipping software and more
  • Inbuilt EDI and 3PL connections around the world
  • Powerful functionality across many industries from years of customizing unique solutions which all customers can benefit from
  • Ability to handle complex food manufacturing and medical industry requirements with batch tracking and expiry date functionality
  • Can handle Inward Consignment with ease
  • Flexibility to add custom fields if you have unique business needs and reporting requirements
  • Powerful Bulk Update Tools
  • $299 is just a starting point typically for one user and one connection. Cin7 offers customized pricing, so if you aren’t prepared to spend more than $500 + Cin7 is not right for you.
  • Multi-Outlet Store requirements with 15-20 stores would tend to overload the system
  • Cin7 has not shown that it can handle very large e-commerce order volumes of more than 1000 orders per day where production is involved.
  • Only integrates with Xero and QBO (available in AU/NZ and the US/CA only) QBE only in the US. If you are too big for Xero or QBO, chances are you will be too big for Cin7, even if Cin7 itself can handle your business requirements.
  • Accounting (COGS) can be complex for companies that do not have bookkeepers/accountants.
  • If you don’t have HTML experience it an be difficult to modify default templates such as Invoices/Packing Slips, Purchase Orders.
  • Poor Stock Forecasting and no low stock alerts

 

Book a Free Scope with Us

 

Researching solutions might have you either pulling your hair out or at the other extreme, if you’re feeling really confident that you have the right solution, then without sounding cocky, I would kindly ask you to re-consider.

If I had a dollar for every person that has come to us and they were 100% convinced they had the right solution. Only for our team to go through their processes step by step with them and show them how the “ideal” solution is completely wrong for them. We are not in the business of recommending solutions just because we partner with a particular solution.

What we are all about is solving your problems and ensuring that you have the right solution. 

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