An inventory management software for QuickBooks.
Acctivate is an inventory management software integrated with QuickBooks, designed to address the challenges of inventory control and order processing for growing businesses. It offers real-time inventory management, multi-channel sales handling, business insights, and an ERP alternative. Acctivate is ideal for businesses outgrowing QuickBooks’ capabilities, providing features like traceability, purchasing, warehousing, and reporting, ensuring scalability and efficiency. It’s a cost-effective solution for businesses seeking to enhance their inventory and order management without leaving the QuickBooks environment.
Acctivate was recently acquired by CAI Software, LLC which will expand the integration opportunities to CAI’s industry-specific ERP and MES systems.
The cost of Acctivate starts at $10,995/one-time for a lifetime license (includes one user). Pricing is lifetime and the first year includes support. Additional users are a one-time cost of $750/user. Software maintenance and support (SMS) annual renewal rates will be based on the full retail price. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.
This system had some great functionalities for inventory and order management. If you are on QuickBooks Online you can see a tremendous improvement from the base Quick Books system. Their system is intutive and easy to use so we were impressed with the demo.
However, we are already on QuickBooks Enterprise and their inventory capabilities are very similar to what Acctivate had to offer. So we ended up just sticking with our current systems for now.
Great program for QuickBooks Online users
Not the best fit for QB Enterprise users
We are still in the implementation phase, just having launched the software, and as expected are having to work through some issues. However the support team at Acctivate has been very responsive in helping us through the learnign curve. We also found their ability to work with Quickbooks Enterprise, Desktop version, a primary selling point. All the other systems we spoke wth pushed us to the Online version which we were not willing to compromise on.
Integration with Quickbooks Desktp
The greatest way Acctivate provides me visibility into the business is through its integration with QuickBooks because I use QuickBooks for financial reporting. Knowing that I have an inventory software package that’s accurate and gives me the information I need in QuickBooks is very assuring.
I think that QuickBooks and Acctivate work very well together. For what we do, we could not have just one, we had to have both.
Our efficiency, process, transparency, and communication with our warehouse improved dramatically. Now, I can literally see what my warehouse is doing based on the workflow status. I can observe the process of the pick and respond to customers in a timely fashion with needed packaging information. I go into my reports, I pull my invoices for the day, I can see what was shipped, when it was shipped, it seamlessly puts it in tracking and the tracking syncs to our web store. That process has been awesome.
The biggest thing in Acctivate is the immediacy — the ability on the phone to tell people whether it’s in stock or not, what the price is, what the price breaks are, and to take the order interactively with the person on the phone.
By the time they hang up the phone, we’ve already emailed them a confirmation of their order. That process with our old system would be at least a day.
If we had to manually type everything, it’d take an additional couple of minutes for each order. You’re talking 400 minutes, which is an extra 6.6 hours. That’s almost one day’s worth of labor saved with Acctivate’s shipping workstation integration per week.
ACCTivate! is easy to use and has lots of features in addition to inventory management. The CRM tools are great and the reporting is very flexible. I like the dashboards too.
ACCTivate! is realtime so we always know what is where. Our sales team used to sell things that were out of stock and now they know when they are placing the order if it is available. It also tells us when we need to reorder & we can do it very easily & quickly. I used to have to rekey our eCommerce orders and now they just come in and we process them from the main system. It’s much quicker and when a customer calls we can see the history and help them easier. We really like ACCTivate! and have found them very helpful whenever we needed anything.