Acctivate Inventory Management Software


 

An ERP system created for small to midsized organizations, Acctivate is suitable for growing businesses looking to improve productivity and profitability.

Acctivate integrates with QuickBooks, extending its capabilities and offering robust inventory control, business management and customer satisfaction tools.

A scalable system, Acctivate's functionality includes purchasing, warehousing, sales, marketing, shipping and customer service. It also includes tailored solutions for several industries: automotive parts, food and beverage, apparel, medical equipment, industrial supplies and more.

Acctivate's inventory control helps companies manage acquisition, warehousing and distribution. Key features include matrix inventory, picking, packing and shipment tracking, kitting, assemblies, barcoding and serial number management.

Acctivate's CRM allows organizations to view the status of current customers, while also capturing and acting on new opportunities.

Acctivate offers over 100 standard reports and custom reporting through the use of Crystal Reports, helping organizations gain visibility across the business to make faster, more accurate descriptions.

 

Acctivate Inventory Management - Customer information window
 
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Customer information window
    Customer information window
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Product information
    Product information
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Product specifications
    Product specifications
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Purchase order window
    Purchase order window
  • Acctivate Inventory Management - Sales order window
    Sales order window
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Joel from Rapidtek LLC
Specialty: Other goods
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Not for my shop

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This product has a low learning curve and easy to set up and use. It may be good for some businesses but it is not worth the money for ours. It works great for tracking inventory and bringing completed goods into our system and tracking them through to a sale. This is where it breaks down. We are a small business and do a lot of custom goods and small run manufacturing. There's not a lot to offer for the manufacturing side of our business. For a small shop, most of the functionality of this software can be done in Quickbooks. This product still requires quickbooks for accounting as well. The yearly maintenance fee, hard to swallow for what it does for our buisness.

Pros

Easy to use and update

Cons

Many glitches and bugs
Little help with manufacturing

Advice to Others

Only purchase this software if the only thing your buisness does is distribute products as a warehouse or "middle man".

 
 

Jaspal from Commercial Syndicate
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Acctivate Inventory Management

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It is a smart quickbook for our inventory operations and management.

Pros

The ease of use.
it is flexible and highly scalable

Cons

More features could be added to it
It requires skilled training to operate

 
 

David from B2B CFO, LLC
Specialty: Professional Services

May 2016

May 2016

A product you can rely on from a consultant's perspective

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Likes Best

Acctivate Inventory is a full featured inventory management system that can be added onto QuickBooks easily and cost effectively. By doing so, a QuickBooks user can extend the useful life of QuickBooks without needing to upgrade that accounting program. And it provides the same or better functionality than many inventory modules of many ERPs. This is an excellent product that is from an equally excellent vendor whose attention to customer service and details are superb.

Likes Least

I like the functionality of the product first and foremost and its ease of use. The vendor's training program is excellent and as I mentioned above their customer service is very very good as well. I am a business consultant to many companies and have never hesitated to recommend Acctivate,

Recommendations

Take a very close look at Acctivate Inventory. In my opinion and experience you can't go wrong with this program. It will accommodate all your inventory management needs today and will help your company grow as well by allowing for more inventory locations and complex tracking requirements like tracking lots, manufacture dates, and much more.

 
 

Pete from BizPro Consulting Services
Specialty: Professional Services

May 2016

May 2016

Acctivate vs. QuickBooks Enterprise (with AI) - easy decision

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Likes Best

Acctivate goes far beyond QuickBooks Enterprise, even with Advanced Inventory. It brings preferences down to the customer and item level that are only available in QBES at a global level. It has CRM, customer service, bar coding, multiple warehouses, serial and lot number tracking, location and bin tracking, cost methods (LIFO, FIFO or Average Cost) at the item level, multiple units of measure at the item level and much, much more. For manufacturers and distributors with complex inventory management or compliance requirements, Acctivate can relieve all the pain points that you currently encounter with QuickBooks.

Likes Least

Can't think of anything. Terrific sales and support teams.

Recommendations

I typically do a discovery session where I learn about my clients' requirements and then I produce a comparative decision table that compares solutions feature by feature. Let your client make the decision after reviewing this comparison.

 
 

Michelle from Firefly Business Group
Specialty: Other

May 2016

May 2016

Acctivate review from a consultants view.

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Likes Best

The software flexibility is the best thing about this product. If you work with someone who really knows this product then they can can help you with a solution that will help your business achieve the best results. The software is the best on the market that will allow you to remain in QuickBooks. Additionally, the fact that it leverages SQL and Crystal Reports makes it a truly good value.

Likes Least

I would like the ability to customize screens and I wish that it had API's for other connections.

Recommendations

Use a consulting firm for implementation to give your company the full benefit of setting up the system the best way the first time.

 
 

Kelly from Bills Volume Sales Inc
Specialty: Agriculture

April 2016

April 2016

Overall good software

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Likes Best

Reports are optimized to run quickly with large database.

Likes Least

Limited ability to add detailed cost information to a product. Would like to have better CRM functions. Very poor support communications.

Recommendations

Hire external tech support to assist with implementation and support.

 
 

Tim from Business Solution Providers, Inc.
Specialty: Other

April 2016

April 2016

Why do I love Acctivate? Let me count the ways....

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Likes Best

Top-notch functionality and support. It uses SQL for the database and Crystal Reports for reporting which are expected these days for products of this type. The amount of detail and functionality is amazing. The programmers are awesome in some of the functionality they have come with. As an accountant, I can fully recommend the product to prospects without fear of a core functionality or need missing.

Likes Least

No online product, unless you use a hosting company.

Recommendations

Drill down into the Configuration Manager to really see the options and capabilities of the product. Also, sit in on the monthly webinars which explain a lot of the processes and best practices.

 
 

Stacey from Acumen Virtual Accounting
Specialty: Professional Services

April 2016

April 2016

Inventory Management Software that Does It All

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Likes Best

This software is very thorough. What do I mean by that? It can do almost anything you need it to do when it comes to managing your inventory. What I like best about the Activate Inventory software is it's integration to QuickBooks. Because it integrates so well there doesn't have to be a lot of double data entry. Data flows transparently in both directions. Also, their staff are really wonderful at helping you - they're easy to talk over challenges with, and always ready to help.

Likes Least

I can't think of anything that I disliked about the product.

Recommendations

My focus is from the QuickBooks side. When my client asked me for a recommendation for inventory tracking I wanted to be very sure that any software I recommended would meet all their needs, both those they have thought of, and some they haven't. I went into Business Analyst mode and I suggest you do too. Quiz vendors, get demos, and ask a lot of questions. Activate's sales team really knew their product inside and out. They were willing to demo their system multiple times and answer any and all questions. They were willing to consider the 'fit' or 'appropriateness' of the software to the unique needs of my client, and were not just looking to 'make a sale'. I really enjoyed the partnership forged on behalf of my client. It was a very positive experience and I'd recommend considering them in an instant.

 
 

James from Net Result
Specialty: Professional Services

April 2016

April 2016

Acctivate - Inventory Solution for the Growing SMB

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Likes Best

Love the fact that it is scalable, modules can be added one at a time, as the company grows.
I also love the customer center as it incorporates great CRM functionality, many sales analysis at the users' fingertips, rather than having to run so many reports.

Likes Least

Wish it would integrate with QBO. I also wish it would have more integration with payroll.

Recommendations

If you are running out of work arounds and spending time in excel, then stop what you are doing. Forget the band-aid approach and get ahead with ACCtivate.

 
 

Vic from ACS
Specialty: Other

April 2016

April 2016

Acctivate is the best inventory add on for QuickBooks.

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Likes Best

Implementation of acctivate is a smooth and painless process. Learning a new software can sometimes be stressful but acctivate is intuitive and easy to use.

Likes Least

Would love it if acctivate had more manufacturing features.

Recommendations

Ask as many tough questions as you can think of. Prepare all your questions prior to your demo.

 
 

Andrew from MBSG (and my clients)
Specialty: Professional Services

April 2016

April 2016

I have implemented 3 successful Acctivate implementations.

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Likes Best

The product integrates with Quickbooks better than competing products (i.e., Fishbowl). The product is stable, in SQL, and the database is well organized, normalized, which lends itself to reporting. I like the posting process overall (much easier than a batch system - i.e., Sage 100). The vendor provides excellent support and has outstanding, knowledgeable, helpful support staff.

Likes Least

I compare the product to other mid-market software that I implement (i.e., Sage 100, Great Plains, NetSuite). The product has limited functionality in some key areas: user-defined fields are limited, importing data into data entry processes such as purchase order, the data entry flow leaves much to be desired - having to click on fields, tab sequence, limited ability to default values in sales order entry to make the data entry process go faster, smoother. This can lead to errors in data entry.

Recommendations

Make sure it does what you want out of the box and it will work great. If you have a need to customize the data entry, integrate with other applications, or add new fields it might not be the right product for you.

 
 

Lynn from Excel Software Services, Inc.
Specialty: Other

April 2016

April 2016

a great software package! And the team behind it is top notch!

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Likes Best

Support is awesome for partners, and I like that the data is easy to work with.

Likes Least

There are a few limitations with the integration between MAgento using the webstore module. They are workable . . . but cause confusion with customers at times. I've actually been wanting to write a custom magento extension that would 'overcome' some of these issues for magento sites.

Recommendations

I definitely recommend it but would recommend hiring a consultant to help with implementation unless your needs are very basic or you have a great in house team that is technical.

 
 

Tong from SuperNova International, Inc.
Specialty: Distribution

April 2016

April 2016

Great product

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Likes Best

Easy to use, great help from activate for setup, all customer records are transparent, well organized, so does the inventory.

Likes Least

reports are always a struggle, using crystal report need some training. We have hard time to get the reports we need.

Activate people are great, very helpful and personal.

Recommendations

As business owner, we buy products a lone with the supports, i.e. People behind the products. The supports are the most important. We had bad experience with big accounting software, such as netsuit and quickbook, but never had problem with activate.

 
 

Ken from Holiday Products
Specialty: Distribution

April 2016

April 2016

ACCTivate! Easy, Powerful, Very Reasonably Priced

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Likes Best

The system is robust and always improving. The value for the price is unmatched

Likes Least

There is really nothing that I don't like about ACCTivate!

Recommendations

Just check it out. We had a very difficult set up with Discounts and Pricing Codes and managed to make it work beautifully.

 
 

FAITH from Cornerstone Supply Inc
Specialty: Distribution

April 2016

April 2016

Acctivate User for Five Years - Love it

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Likes Best

I love the drill-down capabilities, the search options, copy functions, the wizards, reports, etc. So much that I enjoy. Great system!!

Likes Least

There is no vendor box in Acctivate, like how there is a customer box. We are limited to the vendor info we can pull up unless we have Quickbooks on our computer, and not everyone has QB in our dept. Really wish they would incorporate that into the Acctivate program.

Recommendations

Make sure you test it to see how it would fit for your company. We tried quite a few other programs as well before taking a plunge with Acctivate. It was worth it.

 
 

Tim from Murphy Industrial Products,Inc.
Specialty: Distribution

February 2016

February 2016

Very Reliable and Easy To Use

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Acctivate is perfect for QuickBooks users that need a better inventory and sales order process. It is a bolt on product. You just "sync" it whenever you want to have QB and Acctivate talk to each other. It makes managing inventory really easy- and gives you a ton of room and vendor history so you can manage your costs. It also makes price updates really easy. Initial integration is easy- all of the details are handled by Acctivate thru remote sign in on your first day. I suggest to have an IT person in house just to handle the small details- so you can concentrate on your business.
I decided to go with Acctivate 5 years ago and have been Extremely Happy with this product. It is easy to use and is based on Crystal Reports - which means that you can get just about any report made - so you can get the specific dash boards you want or reports you want. Your employees will like using this product as well. My employees were using this by 10AM the morning we installed it.
Once you have this product 90% of the time you will be operating out of Acctivate. You only use QB for the Book Keeping for the most part. Inventory control and unique inventory situations are easily handled by Acctivate. Overseas shipments or Lead Time Inventory is not a problem- Acctivate has a solution for this. Your Pack Slip, Sales Orders and Invoices will look a lot better with this product. If this product doesn't pay for itself in 1 year or less- I would be very surprised. Excellent Product.

Likes Least

I dont have any complaints. After an initial set up- i do suggest using a 3rd party for special reports. But you dont have to do this. Activate can help you if you want work with them. I just like having a 3rd party vendor - but i make a ton of reports. Acctivate comes with enough reports to run your business.

Recommendations

I recommend that you look for something that is fast and gives your sales people and purchasing people a product that they will be happy with. Get them involved in this process. Don't just make a decision and stick them with the end result. The people that use the product should get to decide. Not the guy who wont be using it day in and day out. Whatever software you get- tell your employees that they should give something new a chance to make things better. There are always one or 2 people that like to nay say any product. So cut them off at the pass- before this happens.

 
 

Alpi from nusign
Specialty: Distribution

July 2014

July 2014

Not so good software. We try to get by because we already purchased it.

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Likes Best

This software has the ability to sync with QuickBooks.

Likes Least

The software coding is awful. There are many bugs. Most of the support techs I have spoken with have bad attitudes.

Recommendations

Compare with QuickBooks and see if it's what you need.

 
 

Amber from Equator Cofeee Roasters
Specialty: Manufacturing

November 2013

November 2013

Great software with tons of options, capacity and adaptability

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Likes Best

It is appropriately scaled for a small/medium business, both in complexity and price. It allows for the challenges of both manufacturing and selling of non-manufactured products and purchasing/warehousing and selling in different related units.

Likes Least

I wish it had one extra field for an option on products so that color variations or grind type (we're a coffee business), didn't have to be a separate product code. Using custom fields for this works until trying to link to a website for import, and then those fields are inaccessible.

Recommendations

I spent a lot of time looking into different options including trying custom solutions. This product definitely fit the bill in all areas. Going with a custom solution may work for a while but can become tricky and expensive when it comes to longer term updates and service.

 
 
 
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Shawn from Eclipse Aesthetics

June 2017

June 2017

Acctivate works relatively well

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Pros

Acctivate is relatively easy to use. Tracking activities, customers, and orders is straight forward and easy to follow.

Cons

The biggest challenge with Acctivate is that it seems to crash for no obvious reason and sometimes with no warning. When this happens, whatever is being worked on is lost.

Source: Capterra
 

frank from arabel
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

excellent company toi work with, great support, quick to response to any issue.

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Excellent experience they are sharp Very experience and always helpful. They have excellent knowledge and there knowledge base is great for help.

Pros

easy to use.

Cons

none

Advice to Others

I would recommend it to anyone

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Rapidtek LLC

January 2017

January 2017

Overall great software

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In a nutshell Acctivate is a good extension of QB. Great inventory control and great reporting. The reason not 5 out of 5 stars cannot add vendors in or modify in Acctivate.

Source: Capterra
 

Shannon from EveryThing QuickBooks

December 2016

December 2016

Acctivate picks up where QB leaves off

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Acctivate is a great inventory management software that integrates with QuickBooks. Their setup/onboarding process is great to assist with ensuring the file is setup for your business. The support team is great to work with. Acctivate picks up where QB leaves off offering a rounded solution for business owners.

Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from CDIA

October 2016

October 2016

Inventory software -ACCTivate

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It was user friendly inventory software when I search for one in 2008, so far I still think it was a good investment.

Source: Capterra
 

Amber from Critical Link LLC

April 2016

April 2016

Overall great investment

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Overall this has been a great investment. We are a medium sized company who sells multi-level assemblies as well as services, and have all of our accounting in Quickbooks. The integration between Acctivate and QB has proven quite valuable. We initially intended on putting products and services sales through Acctivate, but have since decided to keep services transactions solely in QB.

The platform gives us real-time visibility into key data that we were previously tracking across multiple spreadsheets which required ongoing effort to keep updated, and yet the data was still never as fresh as you'd want. It has taken some time to settle in, but across our company folks now have their dashboards and other features customized to display meaningful info and metrics for each individuals' area of responsibility. We have already been able to change the way we make decisions, doing things more efficiently today and with a higher degree of certainty than we had in the past.

The two primary cons I run into are : 1) not being able to customize the reports and templates (my organization does not have Crystal Reports), and 2) I wish we are able to select which fields display in certain activities. Both of these would make the system more user friendly, however there are certainly ways to work around each issue.

Source: Capterra
 

Laura from Harmco Fastener Co

April 2016

April 2016

Acctivate

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would like the dashboard back

Source: Capterra
 

Christy from Scottco Distributors, Inc.

April 2016

April 2016

Good inventory software

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For the most part we like it. Making custom reports through Crystal Reports is nearly impossible.

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Rapidtek LLC

April 2016

April 2016

Overall, we have seen the benefits of inventory counts and integration with Quickbooks

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Pros: Ease of use and training for other employees. Overall this is a good product and I would recommend for inventory management.

Cons: Real time quantity available while making assemblies to know if you have enough product to build your assemblies.
Ability to add vendors in acctivate would be helpful. To have the
ability to see workflow on assemblies in progress on alert screen.
I would like to see adds to control shop floor movement of materials related to manufacturing, via being able to team members sign in and out of jobs.

Source: Capterra
 

Teresa from american equipment service inc

April 2016

April 2016

Great inventory system, difficult to understand the concepts of use.

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-Pro-Great inventory system. Great reports. Has been an added bonus to our organization for the last 7 years, I believe.
-Cons-There are some changes I would like, and have requested concerning how inventory is tracked. Returned items awaiting credits.
Customer service is slow to respond when there are issues. It usually takes 2 requests and a phone call.
I feel the new version is very bulky. We have had to retrain employees :(
I am however, very pleased overall.

Source: Capterra
 

Stu from ---Alco Company

April 2016

April 2016

Easy to enter orders and run reports

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Great for reports.
Not easy to use with IPad

Source: Capterra
 

Tammy from Blossman Gas

April 2016

April 2016

Acctivate has worked very well for us.

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Acctivate is fairly easy to use and allows a great deal of flexibility in inventory management. Our main issues seem to be surrounding the syncing with Quick Books, but those seem to be resolved as of now.

Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Phoenix Chemical Co., Inc.

April 2016

April 2016

mostly good

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overall we have been very pleased. Acctivate is a great value and the support has been good.

Source: Capterra
 

Lisa from Crossroads Roofing Supply

April 2016

April 2016

Inventory and POS software

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Pros are it does well with POS and Inventory data
Cons the reports are difficult to change to get the data we need specifically. I like speaking to a person to communicate an issue/problem to get it solved immediately. (Acctivate sends emails or auto responses) Time is money to us. You cannot split payments at POS, (If someone pays with cash and Credit Card)

Source: Capterra
 

Matthew from LifeSpan

April 2016

April 2016

Good product for the right price

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Overall a a good product to use. There are the normal set up struggles as with any system to make it work exactly the way you want to use it, but the customer service is very helpful in setting things up to take care of your individual company needs.

Source: Capterra
 

Eric from Socksmith Design Inc

April 2016

April 2016

Good for Us

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The fact that we can do so much of the business via our Magento e-commerce site that connects us to our inventory, customers and orders is the a competitive advantage.

Acctivate is responsive to our general needs and can be depended on the help problem solve some of the day to day items that do come up.

Source: Capterra
 

Donald from H.T. Barnes Co., Inc.

April 2016

April 2016

Been using for 4 years. It works for us.

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updating is one problem....we lose our custom forms each time. Seems to be some type of problem in cost computation and journal well not post until someone fixes this issues every few months.

Source: Capterra
 

Sally from The Brand Passport, Inc.

April 2016

April 2016

Amazing

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Very helpful, I have all my reports at my fingertips, inventory is always accurate. I appreciate the fact that inventory can be tracked from purchase order to sale

Source: Capterra
 

sarah from berner natural cheese

April 2016

April 2016

A+ Easy to Use & Service is Outstanding

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The software is easy to use. It's also very easy to teach yourself and learn new ways to use the system as well. All the self help forums are very helpful and informative. Also the remote support team is absolutely amazing. They are quick to respond and make things better if you are stuck or having an issue you can not fix.
One con I have is that you can not attached a file to an email being sent from ACCtivate. Other than that not too many cons. When I do I learn from them and then i know the system that much better.

Source: Capterra
 

sarah from weiners ltd

April 2016

April 2016

Very easy to use

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overall good experience

Source: Capterra
 
 
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