What is LOCATE Inventory?
About LOCATE Inventory
LOCATE is a scalable, cloud-based inventory management solution designed to help growing businesses succeed in the QuickBooks ecosystem. LOCATE’s ERP-level features and dynamic workflows bring efficiency and productivity to larger companies, while summarized accounting keeps QuickBooks running lean and clean! We asked them 8 questions, as a part of our “What Is” blog series, to learn more about their app and their company.
What is your App’s name, what do you do, & when did you get published on Intuit’s Apps.com?
We are LOCATE Inventory: a best-of-breed inventory and workflow management solution for QBO and QBD. We have been in the Intuit App store since July 2017.
What was the main problem you were trying to solve when you first developed LOCATE Inventory?
Our company served the QuickBooks industry as consultants for several years before writing LOCATE. Throughout these years, we saw firsthand the problems that plagued inventory-based businesses, from the frustrations in their daily operations to the resulting effects in their accounting. Primarily, companies were outgrowing their inventory management platforms, but didn’t want to sacrifice the familiarity of QuickBooks accounting for a costly and complex ERP system. In response to these needs, we created LOCATE. Our background in the industry gave us insight into the complexities of inventory-based companies, and our extensive accounting experience gave LOCATE a foundation of accurate accounting and best practices. This allowed us to achieve our goal of bringing ERP-level inventory management into the QuickBooks ecosystem.
What companies (or users) are the best fit for LOCATE Inventory?
LOCATE’s customers span a diverse range of industries: agriculture equipment, specialty foods, fitness products, and more. Whether a company has a straightforward operational process, or needs powerful features like outsourcing, tracking, and manufacturing, almost any inventory-based business with at least 5 users can benefit from LOCATE’s innovative and intuitive approach to inventory management.
Tell us about your users’ top 3 favorite features or benefits of LOCATE Inventory.
- First and foremost, our customer service is one of the first things users notice when they switch to LOCATE – our company values revolve around providing excellent support for our customers and we refuse to settle for anything less! Check out any of our apps.om reviews and you’ll surely read about our unparallelled support!
- Secondly, many of our customers utilize eCommerce platforms like Shopify and Magento, and they love how LOCATE’s included integrations help them manage their multiple sales channels efficiently and accurately.
- Finally, our continuously summarized transactions and internal inventory ledger are game-changers, especially for accountants. These features streamline the accounting process by eliminating the transmission of unnecessary data to QuickBooks, while retaining comprehensive audit trails throughout LOCATE, keeping the QB file running lean and clean.
Tell us about your company’s culture and leadership.
With a dozen talented employees and several adorable dogs, LOCATE is like one big family! We tend to keep things pretty casual around the office; you’ll rarely see our CEO wearing shoes, and you might find our dev team in the midst of a lively game of Settlers of Catan. That being said, our work ethic is anything but relaxed. Everyone here at LOCATE is driven, passionate, and self-motivated, so we have high expectations for ourselves and each other. Luckily, the empowering and supportive environment of LOCATE makes it easy to succeed!
How is LOCATE Inventory different from your competitors?
To put it into one word: “scalability.” When companies grow, they need software that is going to scale with them. That’s why LOCATE has no data caps, entry limits, or tiered pricing. Our summarized accounting unlocks the power to process more data without overloading your QuickBooks file, while our cloud-based infrastructure keeps your warehouse running smooth day in and day out. Whether you process 10 or 1,000 orders a day, LOCATE is designed to handle all your inventory needs – not just in size, but in features as well. Companies can start with a simple workflow, then take advantage of advanced features like wave picking, barcoding, and multi-site fulfillment as their business evolves.
These factors mean companies of all sizes can stay on QuickBooks longer than ever. Furthermore, larger companies who want to take advantage of cloud-based accounting can easily migrate from QBD to QBO while on LOCATE, even if their size previously confined them to desktop-based software.
What is the pricing for LOCATE Inventory?
LOCATE is $100 per user per month with a 5-user minimum and a one-time implementation fee that varies per company. Everything else is included with your subscription to LOCATE: 24/7 support, mobile application, real-time tax calculations, plus integrations to major eCommerce platforms, shipping softwares, and more. No hidden fees or tiered pricing!
Does LOCATE Inventory have any programs for Quickbooks ProAdvisors?
Absolutely! We currently offer several programs for partners who want to recommend us to clients, or even implement LOCATE themselves. Just by referring a qualified candidate to LOCATE, you’ll receive 10% of their user license fee for a whole year! We would also love to refer our current customers to Preferred Accounting Partners when they’re ready to learn more about best accounting practices for their business. Visit LOCATEinv.com/partners to learn more!
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