It was indeed an honour to be interviewed by the Tidy Stock team on clients' reaction after completion of implementation. They have now retired Excel to track their inventory.
"It's really a no-brainer," is how Gillian from Jill of All Trades sums up the decision to use TidyStock. Gillian is a cloud integrator and Xero consultant on Australia's Gold Coast who was looking for an inventory management system for her clients. She explains it as a Goldilocks situation, "You don't want it to be too complicated or too simple for your needs." She found TidyStock is the complete package, "TidyStock is fabulous to use and so simple to set up. It's neat and easy."
TidyStock improves owners' lifestyles
Many of Gillian's clients want to be able to travel or operate from a home office and be able to keep their finger on the pulse of the business. She says they can tap into Xero and they need to be able to manage their stock as well. They tend to run pretty lean businesses and buy just in time. "TidyStock enables them to do that and get away from the business."
Gillian recently did an integration for a client who "was blown away with TidyStock, they said it's so cool and easy to use." This was a client who had a very complicated system using Excel and Xero. They particularly liked how TidyStock could be massaged to their own requirements and gave them everything they could possibly need.
Chris Carroll, Manager of Rack'n Stack, was trialling another system and told Gillian he really needed to get inventory sorted. She told him he was wasting his time with anything other than TidyStock and helped get him set up. His staff learnt the system in a few hours and Chris says "It is working great".
TidyStock has helped Gillian's clients by giving them a lot more clarity. It has shown them the true costs of landing stock and helps to identify wastage. They now know what they really have on hand and when they should order. They also like having staff access TidyStock without the security risk of having direct access to Xero.
While Gillian raves about the user friendliness of TidyStock, she also points out how much a consultant can ease the transition. Gillian uses her experience to get clients up and running in two hours. She does the heavy lifting and uses her knowledge of software and accounting to hand over an optimised system.
Many clients have been stuck using an old legacy system and get bogged down with the job of switching over to a modern system. Once the switch is made, they realise how important it is to have features like multi-currency and multi-users where they don’t have to wait for someone else to finish before they use the system.
In the end Gillian is very clear on why she recommends TidyStock, "It works fabulously, does everything it says it does and is very pretty to work with."