1place.cloud is the go-to choice for growing warehouses entering the eCommerce realm. With inventory and order tracking services combined with light ERP benefits, it’s a perfect fit. Specifically designed for businesses already using QuickBooks for accounting, it seamlessly expands into inventory management.
However, medium to large businesses seeking a full ERP or standalone inventory system might want to explore other options. While offering some 3PL capabilities, dedicated software would be a better choice.
1place.cloud is a cloud-based ERP designed to simplify small business warehouse management processes. This solution provides companies using QuickBooks Online with additional features for inventory and order management. The main three features are based on the daily tasks of most users:
|Usability - 8.7||Workflow was intuitive; default setting opens new tabs when selecting certain functions, which can clutter up your browser unless disabled; some UI elements were quirky.|
|Support - 9.4||Includes personalized support by email or phone; has a Knowledge Base with help documentation; has a YouTube channel with training videos.|
|Features - 10||Includes basic inventory management; tracking tools for sales and purchase orders; inventory management features are locked behind higher priced plans.|
|Security - 9.6||Offers multi-factor authentication for users; can import data from other apps; has storage space for 1 million records and up to 10 million records (Enterprise only).|
|Value - 9.5||Plans start at $195 per month for 3 users; importing extra data from programs other than QuickBooks costs a flat fee of $120 per hour.|
|Performance - 8||Software is responsive but occasionally slow to open new tabs or run certain tasks - this may be dependent on the user's web browser and internet connection.|
|Scalability - 8.5||Adding new items, customers, vendors, and related records was straightforward; generating invoices was trickier without having a third-party accounting app integrated.|
During this evaluation of 1place.cloud, we focused mostly on inventory management tasks:
Adding a new item to track was very easy. Simply select the “Add New” button at the top left of the page. The other option is to go to the “Items” tab from the side menu, then the “New” button at the bottom left of the screen to get started. While making the new item, 1place can track information on:
The available types are based on what QuickBooks has: Inventory, Service, Non-Inventory, and Bundle (Assembly). A nice detail was how the “Save” button would change from blue to red whenever there was new information waiting to be saved. If you’re the sort of person to forget to lock in changes, this is incredibly useful.
To make changes after adding an Item, you need to select the correct tab first. This can add a little extra time, such as going into Stock to manually adjust quantities rather than making the change directly on the item’s record.
Wholesalers dealing with thousands of items can add items in batches by using the import wizard. Other mass imports can be done for businesses working with catalogs, such as auto body suppliers.
Retrieving all this data is simple, as keyboard shortcuts let you jump right to what you need.
1place software had a few features which were missing or could have been improved for better performance:
|1place Pro||$195 per month (3 users)||For businesses looking for a light ERP with inventory management. Includes all 1place features, plus:
|1place Enterprise||$240 per month (3 users)||For businesses operating multiple warehouses or storage facilities. Includes everything in 1place Pro plus:
Both 1place Pro and 1place Enterprise include optional integration with:
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about 1place software by Onesource:
1place by Onesource is an ERP software, though with a particular focus on inventory and order tracking. The base plan can be used as a light ERP. Integration with programs like QuickBooks adds accounting functionality.
A GoLive Specialist is available to help users get started. However, there are extra costs. Unlimited 1-on-1 admin training is $4,800-$9,600, depending on your plan. It is then $120 per hour for additional user training.
1place is cloud-based and accessible from any PC or Mac with an internet connection. The Chrome browser is recommended.
Private SQL server hosting is available for users of the 1place Enterprise version of the software.
1place offers an optional inventory scanning app for $395 per month. The app is only available to businesses using the Pro and Enterprise plans. It is not a mobile version of the software, it is only for inventory scanning.
Based on our experience, we would suggest using 1place.cloud if you operate a small business and want the benefits of a light ERP in addition to inventory and order tracking services. The software takes a bit of practice to get used to, but offers a lot of in-depth functionality to experienced users.
We wouldn’t recommend 1place.cloud to medium to large businesses looking for a full ERP or standalone inventory management system. While 1place has 3 pricing plans, only the two more expensive ones include inventory management functionality. As such, this can limit functionality for users with smaller budgets. However, this software is still significantly cheaper than competitors like NetSuite or Fishbowl.
Training is available, though for additional fees. Unfortunately, it might be necessary to get the most value out of this software.
1place cloud is a great inventory option for companies on QuickBooks online. They are very similar to the QuickBooks Enterprise program so we ended up keeping what we currently have.
But if you are a company that runs QBO and need more advanced inventory or order management needs; you would find this program very helpful. They have a great platform and product but just not the right fit for our company.
Great platform and system
Not a good fit if you already have QuickBooks Enterprise
After exploring several well known, marketed ERP’s, I found all the features the same across the platforms but many with exuberant costs. 1place offered the same capabilites but at a cost more affordable for a small but growing business. You also are able to work directly with the developer, an additional selling point.
We entered the inventory once into the system and the guy I had do it kind of screwed it up. OneSource fixed it for us so it would do what we needed it to do. We’re waiting until the 1st of the year to start fresh.
OneSource also adjusted some manufacturing stuff for us where the system would take items out of the raw material we were using. They just added that for us last month.
Support has been good. We think 1place.cloud will do a bunch of stuff for us.
Fast, detailed, intuitive, and easy to use. Friendly support staff that understands what I need as a business owner.
This product made our old software look…OLD! We used to memorize what items fit what applications. Now we simply enter the application specifications and BAM there’s a list of items. We were able to ditch Quickbooks and consolidate all our data into 1 solution.
Sometimes there are things I wish it could do that it cant. Such as email calendar notifications when bills or invoices are due automatically.