eTurns is cloud-based software designed to manage remote stockroom inventories with eVMI sensors, iPhones/Androids, scanners or RFID. It aims to help customers optimize inventory at the point-of-use in order to reduce costs and deliver improved service levels. The system specifically targets distributors who want to get real-time visibility into their customers' stockroom inventory and to automate replenishment; health care organizations that need to optimize inventory in remote stockrooms and contractors who need to manage parts and labor on service trucks.
One solution they offer is eVMI—fully automated inventory management using sensors. eTurns places sensors under bins of parts on a mobile cart or stationery rack. eTurns eVMI measures the weight of those bins regularly. When the weight falls below a minimum, a replenishment order is triggered and sent to the distributor’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. eTurns' price includes unlimited users. It can be installed in a few hours, with or without an ERP/WMS system, and requires no upfront IT costs.
Alexander from Pereira Electric
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Great for startups, and for businesses that are stuck doing manual inventory. I can't stress the ease of use.
Web based solution that provides access to everything that we need, when we need it. Multiple users at no cost, and the ability to control what they see or do with the software.
We haven't found any at the moment. Perhaps some minor UI adjustments, but again nothing that would be a deal breaker.
thomas from baynes electric supply co inc
Employees number: 51-200 employees
It's a very easy to use program that makes consignment inventory run seamlessly!
Ease of use
When adding new items there can be glitches that won't you add an item. infrequently but it has happened to me a few times.
Brian from Newman Associates, LLC
Employees number: 11-50 employees
The product is very good. A Little bit cumbersome at the start, but once the kinks were ironed out by the customer service representative works well.
Tracking the consignment inventory is all done electronically, which is a very nice feature.
Setting up new parts after initial set-up is a little confusing at first and you need some kind of a "cheat sheet" every time you want to add an item.
Get the representative involved every step of the way. Could not have done it without him!
Michael from US Tool Group
Specialty: Aerospace & Defense
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
We have been using the PC system for years and recently moved to the internet based system.
It can be accessed directly from the internet which allows quicker updates without having to re-download software.
There is not a manual to download that steps you through all the bells and whistles.
For an economic solution with plenty of power, this is a great option.
Vinny from Interstate Electrical Services Corp.
Specialty: Construction & Engineering
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
Great product, very adaptable, works well with multiple users and locations.
Can adapt to our needs, reports run as we request, multiple projects.
Can not think of any.
Great product, convey how you would like the program to work and engineers will work with you to adapt the program to your needs.
Brittany from Morse Group
Specialty: Industrial Equipment
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
It has been very easy to use! If I ever have any questions customer service is there to help me out right away!
Easy to use!
Goes down on occasion and have to redownload the software.
Great company to use!
Dantes from Above Board Electronics
The concepts are simple and the staff is very helpful to implement.
I would like to have seen more ways to collaborate data, an API, import/exporting methods.
Try it hands on and know what you are wanting to do.
LEE from ARBELL ELECTRONICS
Very user friendly and very easy to download info from the system
All is good. Great support from them. Easy to use product. There is nothing to dislike
Make sure that the information being entered is accurate.... garbage in... garbage out. Customers need to realize this aspect
Ignacio from Anixter Inc.
Anixter is a distributor of advanced cabling and we've used eTurns/3 remote stockroom inventory software for over 15 years to help us manage the consigned inventories at our customer accounts. eTurns provides us with a solution that allows us to invoice on consumption, replenish as necessary and use one set of books to reconcile inventory. We are excited to move to eTurns/4 which is a browser-based solution. it is geared to our needs and that's another plus.
We wish they couldn't sell it to our competitors because it ends up being a good differentiator for us in sales engagements. Due to reasons beyond my control, this used to be the case prior to me joining the team
Don't be confused looking for the wrong category of software to gain visibility into inventories at your end-customer locations. You can't use your ERP or Warehouse Management System to manage your stockroom inventory. You need software that is specifically designed for managing inventory at the point-of-use, whether it is for OEM (direct material building products) or MRO (maintenance of plant and equipment)
Steve from Dig-Key Electronics
Specialty: Electrical supplies
Ease of use! Ease of data setup and comprehensive reporting. Willingness to customize to fit my business.
Product is almost ready to go out of the box. Short learning curve!
We use this software not only to send advice of offsite inventory consumption but also to manage the inventory levels in those sites. I can be more than just a tool for consumption!
Paul from Nedco
Have been using it to create orders at the customer warehouse - saves time as the order is generated electronically - no manual entering once I return to the office!
Autrie from Gexpro Services
Gexpro Services, a world-class distributor, is all about service. Our business model is to provide onsite VMI to our customers. eTurns provides us visibility into our customers' inventories and automates replenishment which reduces our cost-of-sales to a minimum. Because eTurns helps us optimize our customers' inventories and deliver great service levels, our customers reap the benefits of this value-added service. We have used all 4 of their tracking technologies -- iPhone, eVMI sensors, RFID, and scanners and they've all worked well for getting us real-time inventory status and managing that inventory. Their support is definitely a strong point - the team over there is VERY responsive."
Alex from Electrical Wholesale Supply Co., Inc.
The eTurns system is mostly intuitive to use. The amount of time required for training has been minimal for our internal personnel as well as our customers, who are the end users.
The ability to access the system on the web allows us and our customers nearly unlimited options to access the system, provide reports, and to trouble shoot system or user issues.
The support, from the initial start-up and follow up to operational issues has been very good. The staff of eTurns have been very responsive to our needs and support of the site. They have all been engaged in their support of their system which allows us to better support our customers. There is a feeling a TEAM in our relationship.
Ben from TTI
eTurns allows us to invoice on consumption, replenish as necessary and use one set of books to reconcile inventory. eTurns helps maintain control of consigned inventory. eTurns provides a very smooth way to track exactly what the customer used and needs to pay for. Without it, we would have a lot more confusion and negotiations with customers. While eTurns/3 offers diverse functionality it is client based software versus browser based. The new eTurns/4 platform (launched in 2015) is browser-based and offers users the same diversity of scanning options as well as additional functionality.
Jennifer from Power and Signal
Overall the software is great. It is super easy to use and the customer support is fantastic.
Easy to use
Similar to Excel in formatting
Great customer support
Installation can be touchy
Cannot run test and production on one PC at the same time
Steve from Digi-Key Corp.
We have standardized on the ETurns software to manage out consignment inventories in the field. We feel the ease of use and it flexibility provide us with the tools to satisfy our customer needs as well as balancing our internal systems and audit requirements.
The ETurns product is easy to use and adapted well to our system. It allows us to manage inventory in multiple scenarios. This flexibility fits well with the many disparate customer systems we encounter.
Like any new software, it takes a bit to understand the ins and out of using it. It was not a long period before we were up and running