Zoho Inventory Q & A

Zoho Inventory Q & A

Audience Question

Q: Is there a bundling / kitting capability for the variants?

A: Yes Kitting and bundling is available. It will be in exactly three weeks from now. It is under development.

 

Audience Question

Q: can you have a product that is a repeating invoice? i..e they order the same product and quantity every month, year...

A: currently the recurring invoice is not available. But we have a work around where they can be generated in books and it would be seamlessly available in Zoho Inventory

 

Audience Question

Q: shipping and other shipping expenses ?add to cost price

A: We have provisions to capture the shipping and shipping expenses. But they are not automatically added to the cost price now. Manual intervention required.

 

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Q: Back on the reorder qty, does the system have a method to calculate the reorder point and qty (something like an MRP capability)?

A: We would be integrating with www.lokad.com shortly. We have already shared the API doc and are working with them. The system has the basic reorder system

Audience Question

Q: Is multicurrency supported ?

A: Yes multi currency is supported.

A: We would be integrating with open exchange for automatic updation of the exchange rates

 

Q: how is it linke to the CRM ?

A: CRM – we would econcili be provided with contacts sync. Shortly we would be rendering from inside CRM. The integration would get seamless.

 

Audience Question

Q: could you manage inventory address of the goods in the warehouse (dedicated field?)

A: Multi Warehouse would be available from December this year.

 

Audience Question

Q: is it possible to import items out of a TXT-file, coming from an electronic delivery note?

A: Yes items can be imported from .txt or .csv file. Also exports are possible.

 

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Q: Do you expect CRM quotation to be synced with Inventory Orders ?

A: We would be taking up complete rendering in CRM. Quotes, SO, PO, invoice, Bills in CRM would be rendered by Books/Inventory platform.

 

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Q: kit set ?

A: Kitting will be made available shortly in a month after release. It is under development.

 

Audience Question

Q: Are the New item input fields customzable as to size and field type – eg numberic only... many accounting platofmrs like QB require the dtata set conforms to their parameters.

A: You would be able to QB as well. We are working on the integration with it.

 

Audience Question

Q: How many items pictures can I upload pr. Item?

A: Per Item we can now have only one picture. We have in our roadmap to have more high resolution images added.

Audience Question

Q: Are the Price Lists ( customer type discounts, volume discounts) are going to be econcili ?

A: Yes. We can have the price list workaround for all sort of price adjustments

Audience Question

Q: with unit of measure, is there a way to convert from econcil to sales?  If we purchases in pallets, but sell in boxes, for instance?

A: Currently UOM conversion is not supported. Have this in the roadmap. June 2016 is the time frame we see it.

 

Audience Question

Q: How about article numbers, customers use them as leading product identity, how is this within Invntory?

A: Yes we can have the SKU assigned. Also UPC, EAN, ISBN , part numbers can also be captured.

 

Audience Question

Q: buy 10 cars for $10 and 20 more cars for $20

A: Yes price list can be used to work around. Manual intervention required for line adjustment via pricelist selection.

 

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Audience Question

Q: how about iDEAl as payment system

A: we would be enabling webhooks . Creator can be engaged to add payment system.

Audience Question

Q: Do you support various eBay’s uk, de, global ?

A: currently ebay.com is enabled. Once that is stable. We will have it scale for different dot extensions of ebay

 

Audience Question

Q: which other market places are on the roadmap?

A: magento, volusion, ecommerce, woocommerce, raunkten , etc.. anything specific site you are looking for please let us know.

 

Audience Question

Q: google marketplace, how about integration with them?

A: surely we will have the assessment done on this.

 

Audience Question

Q: warehouse  two loction ?

A: Will be available by December. Mutiple warehouse is not currently supported.

 

Audience Question

Q: Can we do quotes in Inventory and then have them link back to CRM potentials?

A: currently quotes are not in inventory. Shortly we would have to work on it on books which is seamlessly integrated with inventory

 

Audience Question

Q: doyou integrate to RF Readers?

A: We are assessing the same with Zebra technologies. We are likely to integrate with them.

 

Audience Question

Q: Do you envision integrations with Open Source e-shop’s i.e. osCommerce, magento etc ?

A: We have in the roadmap integration with Magento. We are open to integrate with open source e-shops. Kindly post the suggestions in user voice page of inventory available at www.zoho.com/inventory

A: ebay is there for release.

Audience Question

Q: Will this integrate with Zoho Reports?

A: Yes. we would be integrating with www.lokad.com and Zoho Reports.

 

Audience Question

Q: please show link to CRM !

A: It is available in the integration menu in the LHS. We are yet to render it. Would be available from release. It is similar as the books integration interface with CRM.

 

Audience Question

Q: When stock is moved from a warehouse to a truck (as supplies for repair) does it create the assocated inventory register postings?

A: no repairs are not enabled or tracked currently. Would be available with the manufacturing edition coming up.

 

Audience Question

Q: Are shipping notes supported without the product price on?

A: It depends on the shipping integrator.

 

Audience Question

Q: Could we integrate via API some local shipment companies ?

A: yes we would have the webhooks shortly. We should be able to enable via creator.

 

Audience Question

Q: zoho invoice ?

A: Yes invoicing is available from the zoho inventory product.

 

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Q: When the solution is set up, can you set a notification to go out to the customer with tracking information?

A: Yes. It would be done by the shipper. To avoid double messaging we are not doing it currently.

 

Audience Question

Q: You have to increase the number of contacts to 100/organisation. 20 is nowhere near enough

A: point taken. We would consider increasing this.

 

Audience Question

Q: 2015 , no kit set , no warehouse no linke to CRM and job costing ?

A: Kitting and warehouse would be finalized by 2015. CRM we would be phasing out current modules and would be rendering up directly from CRM from next week. We have the fifo report to see the costing. Integrations with lokad will give businesses more power.

Audience Question

Q: Do you have auto address lookup from a postcode/zipcode?

A: no auto address lookup is not there. But we have the address verification econcili. Only US addresses

 

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Q: Integration to Z Subscriptions in the future?

A: Yes ofcourse. We are currently working on it. We would cater for the shipment and do  end to end.

 

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Q: are pricebooks available?

A: Yes price list is available.

 

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Q: Can we have multiple invoice templates in different currencies and tax for different countries?

A: We have catered for US/UK and econc taxes. More powerful tempates as in ZOHO invoice would also be made available.

 

Audience Question

Q: Can you assign a sku to a product group (the top level of a group of variants)?  This is needed to help connect it to product configurator in Magento, for example.

A: Group  is currently not having a SKU. SKU is maintained at the item level. With Magento integration in the offing we will have the changes done as necessary

 

Audience Question

Q: you could just made this changes to the CRM

A: We would be rendering inside from the CRM.

 

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Q: Which language versions Zoho Inventory will come with ?

A: English Intially. Once we get stabilised we would go multi lingual

 

Audience Question

Q: it’s perfect to have photo of items in invoices. Do you have photo in the print ?

A: Yes it is available.

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Q: Are product type field supported at all levels?

A: Yes. It is supported.

 

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Q: Problem with econciliat between books and CRM is whenever you update the stage in crm, the first line item on the quote is changed from whatever was listed to the potential name – this would not work for someone selling inventory

A: we would be phasing out the CRM quote with the books / invnentory quote. This week partners would be provided with the access for that.

 

Audience Question

Q: does this app allow you to have multiple shipping addresses for one account? Potentially several, depending on how many branches the account may have...?

A: yes we can have flexible shipping addresses for a SO. But currently only storing one. We would surely I this point.

Audience Question

Q: Can we work with more than 1 inventory (stock)?

A: Yes. You can have multiple orgs.

 

Audience Question

Q: Let’s say we have few source for purchases. It is up to a sales person to decide witch vendor will be used for this Sales Order. Vendors do provide online services with different prices and delivery times. How could we integrate to vendor to choose who is best today and select him for this vendor.

A: Currently we are not having the bidding system in .

 

Audience Question

Q: do you have a ballpark eta for manufacturing edition?

A: Jun 2016 is the time frame for manufacturing edition

 

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Q: Could we integrate with SMS’ing ? I.e. info abt shipment to be send via sms

A: any specific product to be integrated for this.?

 

Audience Question

Q: Is fifo, lifo and average costing supported on purchasing and receipt into inventory. At what stage is cost adjusted?

A: FIFO is only catered for. It is done at realtime and FIFO available.

 

Audience Question

Q: How can you manually import sales orders and related inventory adjustments etc? e.g. if you are using a non-integrated sales marketplace..e.g. wix or even a local retail store solution

A: Yes SO, invoice, PO and bills can be imported. Also payment receipts can be imported.

 

Audience Question

Q: Address lookup is a very important feature and one which is supported in many other systems. Can you explain why this isn’t supported please?

A: We have given the address verification now. We would surely take it up . Kindly post in uservoice.

 

Audience Question

Q: is there a mobile edition available?

A: Yes. It is a lighter one. We are already developing all into mobile app.

 

Audience Question

Q: 25 Sep – This solution will be Live?

A: Yup.

 

Audience Question

Q: can you  load pitneys for lettermail which would then remove inventory for letterhead and envelops?

A: please load the idea in our user voice. Link available from www.zoho.com/inventory

 

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Q: Will there be a POS solution linked to this?

A: we are working to integrate with Square and also planning to have our own POS by next may

 

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Q: Is multiple warehouses available now ? in the future ?

A: Yes by Dec 2015 it would be available.

 

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Q: Is it possible to get a recorded video from this webminar?

A: U can see this in periscope for next 24 hour -. Hastag #zohoinventory

 

Audience Question

Q: Do you have pricing for Zoho Inventory?

A: Yes. We would have four plans – Basic, standard, professional, elite.

A: We would have a trial for 14 days . Basic would be $29, Standard would be $79. We have professional and elite plans too.

 

Audience Question

Q: what happens in Zoho Books when something is partially received, but invoiced in full?

A: We have connected all the three connected now. We would have the econciliation interface coming up.

 

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Q: Will there be an API available that supports all functions?

A: Yes API is available and would be published on release.

 

Audience Question

Q: What if a Item is returned?

A: RMA of the item is not supported. Workaround to apply adjustments.

Audience Question

Q: Addresses outside of the US almost always have more than one street address. How does it cope with this?

A: We are looking for systems which would have the capability to verify other than US addresses. We are open to integrate them. If you have any suggestions. Kindly post in our uservoice.

 

Audience Question

Q: What about the Language options?

A: Currently Only English. We would have other languages in once this stabilise.

 

Audience Question

Q: Do you have a location system for warehouses to use in variable location systems?

A: We are in the process of building it. WIP. Dec 2015 is the available date.

 

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Q: Is Zoho Books a prerequisite or can we operate strictly with Zoho Inventory?

A: Not a prerequisite. You can work with ZOho Inventory alone too.

 

Audience Question

Q: What is uservoice?

A: User Voice is our forum, where the customers and others can post their ideas and request features that will aid their business

 

Q: What about product bundling ?

Q: Can you build workflows from inventory to CRM? Would you be able to use Creator for this?

A: We would be having workflows from Jan.

 

Audience Question

Q: Will all reports be available to filter by warehouse (when multiple warehouses are supported)?  We have a case of a company with a franchise type setup and they different companies run independent accounts but need too coordinate inventory.

A: We are integrating with Lokad to power reports. Also zoho reports would be integrated.

 

Audience Question

Q: any plans to integrate this toa front end e-commerce site showing the products and a shopping cart, possibly with zoho sites, so people can have e-commerce sites?

A: Products sync once achieved through CRM can be rendered in ZOHO sites. We are targeting shopify for now.


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