Acctivate Inventory Management

Inventory management add-on for businesses using QuickBooks.

About Acctivate Inventory Management

Acctivate is an inventory management system that offers small and mid-sized inventory-focused businesses using QuickBooks a centralized platform to manage inventory operations, order processing and customer service.

This powerful (yet easy to use) suite of tools that brings together inventory management, purchasing, barcoding, serial number traceability as well as eCommerce and EDI provider integration.

With Acctivate’s inventory product screen, distributors have quick and easy access to real-time information on inventory quantities, orders, costing and product specifications. Since users can monitor and manage purchasing, warehouse, sales and fulfillment activities in real-time, Acctivate’s inventory system equips management staff with complete control and full company visibility. To enhance inventory operations further, Acctivate enables users to handle multiple units of measure, manage products made on demand (kitting) or made to stock (assembly) as well as organize products with different descriptions to accommodate different user groups and needs. Users can also manage transfers, physical counts, fulfillment, deliveries, breakage and customer returns simply and efficiently.

Acctivate includes purchasing management technology allowing distributors to control daily procurement activities. With Acctivate’s advanced purchasing tools, users can simplify the creation of requisitions, handle requests for quotes and purchase orders and automate routing and approvals. Users can also analyze spend data, identify obsolete products, receive low stock alerts and maintain policy compliance. As well as centralizing inventory and purchasing data, Acctivate also manages customer contact, sales and order information all in one place.

Acctivate integrates with major web store software platforms (Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce, Amazon) to allow users to secure one click-orders, tracking information, product availability and automatically synchronize customer information.

Pricing starting from:

USD 7,995.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Acctivate Inventory Management

  • Acctivate supports seamless, bi-directional integration with QuickBooks, offering users advanced inventory management capabilities.

  • Users can monitor all inventory data in real time, affording users full control and visibility over company operations and performance.

  • Acctivate users have access to advanced purchasing management technology, allowing them to understand true product costs, apply inventory forecasting and measure purchasing performance.

  • Acctivate integrates with Crystal Reports, providing users with robust reporting technology to help measure business performance, anticipate trends and identify opportunities.

  • Acctivate extends a fully-compliant electronic data interchange (EDI) solution, enabling users to process orders and transactions faster, increase data accuracy, automate routine tasks and improve relationships with trading partners.

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    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 7,995.00/one-time

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to Acctivate Inventory Management

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    Features

    Total features of Acctivate Inventory Management: 89

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Backorder Management
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Cataloguing/Categorisation
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Compliance Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customer History
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronization
    • Data Visualization
    • Demand Forecasting
    • Distribution Management
    • Document Management
    • EDI
    • Expiration Date Management
    • Forecasting
    • Import/Export Management
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Item Management
    • Kitting
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Channel Communication
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Order Entry
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Product Catalog
    • Product Identification
    • Product Lifecycle Management
    • Production Management
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recall Management
    • Receipt Management
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Recipe Management
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Returns Management
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Sales & Operations Planning
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Search/Filter
    • Serial Number Tracking
    • Shipping Management
    • Special Order Management
    • Spend Analysis
    • Spend Control
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Supply Management
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Traceability
    • Traceback & Traceforward
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • Vendor Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1 /5
    (108)
    Value for Money
    3.9/5
    Features
    3.9/5
    Ease of Use
    4.1/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

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    Ruth E. Ruth E.
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    • Industry: Wholesale
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent Software for a small company

    Reviewed on 19/04/2019

    We started using ACCTivate in 2010 as an inventory add-on to Quickbooks. We have very much...

    We started using ACCTivate in 2010 as an inventory add-on to Quickbooks. We have very much appreciated all the software had to offer. We have modified the system somewhat over time to fit our needs. We also had some custom reports created for us that have worked very well. Very pleased with the software and the support team.

    Pros

    -Very intuitive product
    -Easy to learn
    -Highly functional
    -Crystal report software for reporting is easy to learn and use to customize your reports
    -Very flexible system

    Cons

    -Original Reporting is lacking. Custom reports are available or can be made by a third party
    -Very occasional issues syncing with Quickbooks

    Response from Acctivate

    Hi Ruth,

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is great to hear all you have gained and the growth in your nine years of using Acctivate.

    Kind Regards, Erica Avila

    Paul D. Paul D.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Acctivate Review

    Reviewed on 03/08/2021

    We have been using it for 6 years now. There was a bit of a learning curve. Once sorted out, we can...

    We have been using it for 6 years now. There was a bit of a learning curve. Once sorted out, we can order receive, pick and sell our product with ease. Database size has been a bit of an issue and Intuit file size management grows quickly. Great product for a mid size business.

    Pros

    Acctivate brought us up to todays technology in product Inventory and sales control, at a reasonable price.

    Cons

    The lack of Vendor control, and Vendor Options make things hard.
    Doing a Daily Sync with Quickbooks does not come with out issues, and tax rounding is Canada is a large issue.
    We do have SOP's in place to administrate these short falls.

    Alternatives Considered

    Sage Intacct and NetSuite

    Reasons for Choosing Acctivate Inventory Management

    It was a slow custom developed product with no support.

    Reasons for Switching to Acctivate Inventory Management

    Price, not needing to upgrade our server, ease of use.
    Sepp S. Sepp S.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

    Can't function with Acctivate

    Reviewed on 24/08/2018

    We bought Fishbowl inventory in 2017 and returned it within a month. And then spent considerable...

    We bought Fishbowl inventory in 2017 and returned it within a month. And then spent considerable time looking at options and reviewing them. We spend days and days with Acctivate before buying. And then we bought it. It took three or four months to get us to an 'active state'. At which point we discovered that the entire way we setup our product structure would not work. So we started over and now, 12 months after purchasing, we have finally invoiced the projects from November of 2017.

    We have posted over 100 requests in the online help system and with a few exceptions been told that our ideas are not applicable to their users.
    We have made the decision to not to renew our maintenance plan.
    And Acctivate was not interested in extending our plan for a few more months give the total disaster we have had implementing it.
    We did consider it affordable and the yearly maintenance costs reasonable given the platform.
    However, we have spent lot of money on labor to get the system implemented AND still had to hire an outside consultant to build custom routines to be able to get reports that answer basic stocking questions.

    We continue to find the interface prevents you from being able to make smart decisions at the moment you have to (when you can see the data) and is wholly lacking for a system with as much data as it has.

    We can not say strongly enough that you should really consider your options before moving forward with Acctivate.

    Pros

    Lot's of handholding during setup.
    Possibly considered affordable - unless you count your time.
    At this point - not much - We have fought for a year to get the system online.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for the ideas and needs of customers
    It hides important information needed to make decisions in the windows where you need to make decisions.
    It doesn't auto update backorders
    A huge list of other items.

    Bruce W. Bruce W.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Biotechnology
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Acctivate Inventory Management works well suits our needs

    Reviewed on 13/04/2021

    Very please with our choice

    Very please with our choice

    Pros

    The setup and learning curve were very reasonable, daily use and upkeep is easy

    Cons

    The dashboard needs to be more user friendly to setup and use (sizing and placing the report boxes is awkward) Some dropdown menus are not intuitive, but once learned easy to navigate

    Alternatives Considered

    NetSuite and Fishbowl

    Reasons for Switching to Acctivate Inventory Management

    the setup and prep where much easier compared to the other two products
    Gabriel P. Gabriel P.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent for the Price!

    Reviewed on 18/07/2017

    We were able to greatly improve visibility of our performance allowing us to focus resources in the...

    We were able to greatly improve visibility of our performance allowing us to focus resources in the areas that needed help. The quality and consistency of our output also improve dramatically. Probably the one area that had the most drastic improvement has been our warehouse. The ACCTivate our inventory is the most accurate it has ever been and order processing accuracy has also improve dramatically with the use of the mobile scanners.

    Pros

    Software is filled with many intuitive features that cover a wide variety of of business uses in everything from order processing to inventory management.

    Inventory management includes ability to manage using bins and multiple physical or virtual warehouses. This is a strong feature for an application in this price range.

    The ability to create custom fields in virtually every section of the software helps resolve many challenges, and the fields are, in most cases, can be made to appear in reports.

    Has a great order management module that can be customized for specific views and allow for both visibility and batch management of open sales order.

    Mobile/handheld support allowed our warehouse to switch from manual to scanned picking, which greatly improved accuracy and accountability.

    Software supports ODBC connectivity which provide a solid work around for the software's lack of strong out-of-the-box reports (see below)

    In conclusion, if you are a small to mid-size business that has outgrown Quickbooks, you really cant go wrong with ACCTivate. So long as your Quickbooks data is clean and organized, migration is quick and painless.

    Cons

    Out of the box reporting is a bit limited depending on your needs. Very basic reports are fine and they are accurate, but if your business has complex or custom logics by which you evaluate performance, you will need to hire a report writer (Crystal Reports) to build your report templates.

    No real audit trail tracking/reporting so seeing who did what can be a challenge.

    Lacks ability to restrict certain permissions that can lead to accidental or deliberate manipulation of data resulting in order processing errors.

    Response from Acctivate

    Gabriel, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are happy to hear about the improvements across your business after implementing Acctivate, especially the visibility & productivity gains that have allowed you all to focus on the work at hand. We also continually strive to learn what businesses need and how we can enhance our software, so it is also good to know about reporting and permission based needs. - Dakota

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    Acctivate Inventory Management offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 7,995.00/one-time
    • Free Trial: Available

    Pricing varies based on number of features and users. For additional pricing information, please visit https://acctivate.com/pricing/.

    Acctivate Inventory Management has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    Acctivate Inventory Management supports the following languages:

    English

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    Acctivate Inventory Management integrates with the following applications:

    Amazon EC2, Avalara, BigCommerce, ChannelAdvisor, CoreCommerce, Magento Commerce, QuickBooks, Quickbooks Pro, Shift4Shop, Shopify, Volusion, WooCommerce

    Acctivate Inventory Management offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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