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Acctivate Inventory Management

Acctivate Inventory Management

What Is Acctivate Inventory Management?

Built for growing product-selling businesses using QuickBooks (Online or Desktop), Acctivate is a premium inventory management & multi-channel order fulfillment add-on that helps you focus on growth without operational limitations.

Solve for QuickBooks limitations, including real-time inventory visibility, multi-warehousing, multi-channel orders, ecommerce fulfillment, EDI transaction support, barcoding, landed cost, lot and serial number traceability and more.

Who Uses Acctivate Inventory Management?

Small to medium size, product-selling businesses looking to get more out of QuickBooks by adding growth-focused inventory management and high-volume order fulfillment capabilities.

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Reviews of Acctivate Inventory Management

Average score

Overall
4.1
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.2
Features
3.9
Value for Money
3.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Rafi
Rafi
Affiliate marketing in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Apparel & Fashion, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Acctivate Inventory Management

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: well

Pros:

Comprehensive Inventory Management: Acctivate offers a wide range of features and functionalities to efficiently manage inventory, including stock control, order management, purchasing, and tracking.Integration with QuickBooks: Acctivate seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks, providing a synchronized and streamlined solution for inventory management and financial operations.Customization Options: Users appreciate the ability to customize Acctivate to fit their specific business needs. It allows for flexible configuration of fields, reports, and workflows to adapt to different industries and workflows.

Cons:

Complexity: Some users have found Acctivate to have a steeper learning curve, especially for those who are new to inventory management software. The extensive features and functionalities may require some time and training to fully grasp and utilize effectively.Limited Mobile Access: Acctivate's mobile app or mobile access options may be limited compared to some other inventory management solutions. This can be a drawback for businesses that require remote access or mobile functionality for inventory management tasks.Integration Challenges: While Acctivate integrates well with QuickBooks, some users have reported challenges or difficulties in integrating with other software systems or third-party applications they use, which may require additional customization or development work.

Paul
Purchasing Manager in Canada
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Acctivate Review

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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.

Mike
Director, Sales and Marketing in US
Wholesale, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Seriously do your due diligence on this software before considering.

2.0 last month New

Comments: Works good until you start learning how things actually work in Acctivate. Customer service is terrible. They will not help you past the onboarding process, unless you pay rather large service contracts each year. Videos and help site are too generic to even help you understand how to do something. Unwilling to take feedback. Just an inferior product that will keep taking your money. We are cutting our losses and moving on.

Pros:

Ability to set tiered pricing for each customer and have it "pop up" on quotes or orders. Landed cost by weight was nice as well.

Cons:

Inventory management, especially inventory counts did not work. Basic principles of accounting did not work and/or sync correctly with QuickBooks. Their so-called "CRM" was nothing more than note taking. Inconsistencies in verbiage used across quotes, sales orders, Invoices and reports. Very few reports that actually provide good info to run a business, so we ended up running reports through QuickBooks. Or, we'd need to purchase Crystal reports and hire an experience CR programmer. Only runs in 32-bit data while most every other software runs on 64-bit data so integrations don't work well. Their "customer/invoice history" was difficult at best to determine AR issues. Customer service told us that even if Microsoft or QuickBooks were to change their coding, Acctivate would NOT fix their code so customers could continue using Acctivate. You would need to purchase a service contract and only after shelling out thousands of dollars, would they fix the software (you already purchased in full) so that it would work again. Felt like we were being held hostage on an inferior product. They make their money on service on over-priced contracts. Their arrogance was amazing!

Bruce
COO in US
Biotechnology, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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Acctivate Inventory Management works well suits our needs

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: 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

Gabriel
Sr. Director of Operations in US
Apparel & Fashion, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Excellent for the Price!

4.0 7 years ago

Comments: 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.

Acctivate Response

7 years ago

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