Limitations of Xero’s Inventory System

https://whichaddon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Article-Pic-1.jpg

Software Review

Limitations of Xero’s Inventory System

Yellow Line 01

https://whichaddon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Article-Pic-1.jpg

Why will you eventually need an add-on?

When you are growing your business, it would involve a lot of processes like managing your inventory. Managing your inventory can be made easier with software that gives you more control and can make your business more efficient and effective by making the processes simpler like your cash flow, invoice, payments, and payroll. What better way to migrate your system to a cloud-based inventory management software like Xero.

Xero gives you real-time information about your business wherever you may be. Xero will help your business grow and become profitable as it makes processes more efficient because of the better cost insights and stock control. It gives detailed reports of the quantity and on-hand stock availability accurately.

Xero is an amazing tool and can work wonders on your inventory management, however, like all great superheroes, Xero has a limitation. Xero only works with a simple inventory to deliver service or project.

As you expand your business and it becomes bigger, there would be instances that you might need to add other locations of your business to address the growing needs of your clients and even suppliers.

If the nature of your business is import, export, retail, or wholesale, it will mean that you will be having more complex inventory to track which might give you issues if you are managing your inventory in Xero only without any add-ons.

Here are some of the limitations you might encounter due to some restrictions on Xero:

  1. If you have several users attending to the business and they simultaneously enter an invoice, they will all get the same invoice number wherein Xero overwrites invoices made at the same time. Xero only reserves an invoice number once it is saved or saved as a draft.
  2. Another limitation in managing your inventory in Xero is it encounter performance issues due to its soft limits for a transaction volume of 1000 Sales Invoices (based on 10 line items per Invoice), 2000 Account Transactions, 1000 Purchase Bills (based on 10 line items per Bill) and 2,000 bank lines per month.
  3. You can buy and sell finished goods only. Xero cannot track raw materials or work-in-progress.
  4. You cannot operate with a negative inventory balance or record the sale of an item if you haven’t recorded its purchase.

When you start to encounter all of these, this is the time where you might want to consider an inventory specific app that connects and easily sync with Xero to efficiently manage your inventory.

Choosing an app is not an easy task since there are a lot of add-ons that can give you more flexibility and will give you a better experience in managing your inventory in Xero. It is up to you and your business needs to choose which among these add-ons will help your business to become more successful and profitable.

What are the Category leaders amongst the cloud-based Inventory Management Solutions?

Dear Inventory, Cin7, Tradegecko and Unleashed are some in the handful selection of software that will allow you to better manage your inventory in Xero. Each of this app has almost the same functionality with all the same objective of simply managing your inventory in Xero and it’s the little differences in software that makes a huge difference to businesses.

Dear Inventory – is a cloud-based, inventory, and order management for small and mid-sized businesses that offer a complete back end management solution with purchasing, sales, warehouse management, and light manufacturing features as well as shipping, e-commerce, and payment gateway integrations.
https://whichaddon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Tradegecko-logo.jpg

Tradegecko logo

Tradegecko – an inventory and order management software for multichannel brands,
high growth eCommerce, and wholesale. It enables automation for omnichannel operations,
improving efficiency, and increasing profitability. Includes integration with Shopify, Xero,
Quickbooks, and more.
https://whichaddon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Cin7-Logo.jpg

Cin7 Logo

Cin7- makes complex retail and wholesale simple, with all-in-one inventory management POS,
Direct EDI Integration, and 3PL integration.
https://whichaddon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Unleashed-logo.jpg

Unleashed logo

Unleashed – a web-based system designed for businesses to manage their stock
levels and inventory.

Comparisons Table

Features Dear Systems Cin7 Tradegecko Unleashed
Web-based
iPhone App
Android App
Support for Xero Tracking Categories Have some support Have some
Two-Way Xero Payment Sync
Purchase Order Sync
Supplier Invoice Sync
Deposit Paid to Supplier
Customer Credit Hold
Consolidation Options for
High Transaction Volumes
Document Links
Mapping to Xero Tracking Categories

These details are a brief overview of the add-ons you can use to help manage your inventory in Xero. To know more on which add-on is more suitable for you. You can contact us, and we will be glad to assist you on your concerns.

Let’s get Social

Niño Angelo Tubola

Australia Office

Australia Office

Level 5, Nexus Building, 4 Columbia
Court, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Send Us an Email

Send Us an Email

Give Us a Call

Give Us a Call

Phone • +61 2 8860 9525

Newsletter

WhichAddOn Social links

Our Vision

© WhichAddOn.com, All rights reserved.

© WhichAddOn.com, All rights reserved.