Implementing new software in your agricultural machinery business doesn’t have to be a headache!

22 Oct 2022

There’s no denying that software makes our working lives easier, when it’s the right software and when you feel supported in using it in a way that supports your business processes. Mass digitisation in the workplace has enabled us to automate the boring minutia of our jobs and focus on what really matters. This is especially true when it comes to inventory management in the agricultural machinery sector, where technology has allowed us to ditch many manual practices — just think of how much easier stock-taking is today compared to 20 years ago!

Unfortunately we know that switching to a new system can be intimidating and frustrating for many small agricultural machinery dealerships for a multitude of reasons; you may not be able to afford a dedicated IT team or simply may not have the technical know-how to make the process simple.

This is why we at Workhorse make it simple for businesses like yours to switch to new solutions. Here’s how.

The benefits of implementing new order and inventory management software

Before we look at how to switch, it’s worth considering why you should try out a new order and inventory management system. Workhorse offers the best of the best when it comes to inventory management software, but why use inventory management software in the first place?

Save your business money

Inventory management software helps reduce costs in multiple ways. Automated re-ordering can be made more effective by setting minimum stock levels. Let Workhorse monitor stock levels and tell you when to reorder. This ensures you never over or understocked.

Real-time forecasting also helps guide your purchasing. Customer demand fluctuates almost constantly, and real-time forecasting can help you capitalise on the latest trends before your competition realises what’s happening.

Help make the most of your workshop or warehouse space

Real estate costs are some of the highest outgoings you’ll have. This means you need to be smart about using your warehouse space. Inventory management software will help you optimise your storage space, ensuring you’re not throwing away money on wasted real estate.

Make your business more eco-friendly

It can be tough for a business that offers physical products to stay green, especially with unpredictable supply chains. Thankfully, automating your inventory management systems can help you be more eco-friendly.

By maintaining carefully planned stock limits, businesses can cut down on waste. The less over-ordering a business does, the more environmentally-friendly they can become.

Helps you stay resilient

Even with highly accurate data-driven forecasting models, we can never really predict the future. Customer demand is often unpredictable, but inventory management software can help you prepare for whatever may come.

One of the biggest benefits of inventory management software is that it enables you to switch between just-in-time and just-in-case inventory management models at a moment’s notice. This helps businesses manage their inventory in the best possible way to meet current demand.

Helps you track your orders, inventory, and raw materials more accurately

The supply chain isn’t the only part of our ecosystem causing problems. Mail carriers are also suffering widespread issues thanks in large part to the current labour crisis. This means accurate order tracking is more crucial than ever.

Issues with incoming or outgoing goods can mean a big headache for any business. Thankfully, inventory management software helps increase the visibility of all incoming and outgoing shipments by condensing all tracking information into one, easy-to-read platform with search and filtering functions.

How Workhorse makes the transition to new software easy

Change is often tricky. No matter what industry you work in, making big changes to how you manage your business is intimidating.

To help put people at ease, we at Workhorse like to remind people that we’re not trying to replace their roles with technology. Workhorse is about empowering workers with technology to help them achieve more. We want to take the tedious day-to-day tasks off your hands so you can focus on the more important aspects of your business. Here’s how we do it:

We don’t just onboard you — we turn you into a super user!

We understand that there’s little value in adopting software if you don’t know how to get the best out of it.

Not everyone is a tech whiz, and that’s absolutely fine. Workhorse ensures you’ll get the best out of our software by offering you enhanced onboarding, instead of leaving you to figure out our software on your own. In the process, we’ll teach you how best to use Workhorse and how to help everyone else on your team learn it too!

We offer newcomers a single point of contact for all their needs, so you’re never passed around a call centre to talk with a bunch of different agents. We even ditch the jargon and techno-babble to make sure you understand everything your dedicated Workhorse expert says.

The features you want, when you want them

Unlike some other inventory management systems, we offer a flexible service that scales as you do. Say goodbye to paying for features you will never need, simply configure Workhorse to your needs and leave the rest!

Need extra features? Or are you not using a feature as much as you thought you would? You can add or drop whatever you need, whenever you need.

Real people on the other end of the phone

We’re aware that some software companies will help get you started, but will quickly leave you on your own. That’s not how we do things at Workhorse.

Whenever you need our help, you can be sure you’ve got a real life human, like Dan, on the other end of the phone. No awkward AI bots, no automated lines, just helpful people like Dan and the rest of the Workhorse team.

We’re a small business too

Most enterprise-level inventory management systems are made by companies that have long forgotten what it means to be a small business. Workhorse has been designed for fellow SMB’s, we’re in the same boat. We understand how important every decision can be for a small business and we understand the importance of value. That’s why we have such a comprehensive, yet flexible platform.

Ready to make the switch? Get in touch today to start our journey together.

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