With Mobile Counting, everything in the process – item counting, data review, inventory adjustments, approvals, and more – all happen in the same system at the same time. This decreases the risk of inaccuracies significantly.
There are two counting categories within Mobile Counting:
A Manual Count is often completed with pen and paper and/or in an Excel spreadsheet then the data is keyed into a computer. Inventory adjustments are made after the count is completed. There is the potential for mistakes due to miscounting the number of items in an area, recording the data in a confusing way, or inputting the data incorrectly. This could also lead to the need for extra inventory auditing to resolve discrepancies created in the inventory management system after an inaccurate count.
Different businesses might want to count in different ways, so depending on how you want to count, divide inventory, and divide physical spaces, RF-SMART enables you to save counting configurations for repeated use - no more creating counts on the fly.
Designed to assist with inventory cycle counting (continuous and ongoing), Stock Count Planning allows you to create a comprehensive inventory counting program, and then configure and save individual stock count plans as needed. Count plans can then be set to run automatically or run ad hoc by users to keep cycle counts on time and accurate, whether you’re in the warehouse, the office, or even on vacation. Each count plan represents a portion of inventory, which needs counting on a regular basis (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc.).
While you can configure the count sheets or count forms with basic and custom filters, for even more flexibility and control, you can filter your cycle counts by Item Counting Groups or Bin Counting Groups.