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software to track gemach inventory
« on: June 25, 2013, 04:51:49 PM »
A friend of mine has a large glassware gemach and is looking for a program to keep track of what people take and return. Until now they check off the items borrowed on a master list of every items and make a copy for the borrower. obviously there has to be a better system where they can assign every item an item number and just print a list of which items are being borrowed.
If anyone has experience with a program that could work please post.
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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 04:56:58 PM »
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A scanner bar-code program would be great but they cant place bar-code stickers on clear glass its too ugly. They would need a bar-code sticker without the barcode

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
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A scanner bar-code program would be great but they cant place bar-code stickers on clear glass its too ugly. They would need a bar-code sticker without the barcode
Won't any sticker on glassware come off during cleaning?
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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 05:08:11 PM »
also true - they used to have clear stickers with the name of the gemach on it and they all came off.

It would have to be a number assigned to each item that can be typed into the program. for instance the people running the gemch would know that tall candlesticks are item #345. ect

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 05:12:42 PM »
also true - they used to have clear stickers with the name of the gemach on it and they all came off.

It would have to be a number assigned to each item that can be typed into the program. for instance the people running the gemch would know that tall candlesticks are item #345. ect
If items are kept in boxes, you can code the boxes that way.
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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 05:30:31 PM »
each items has a sample on display and maybe that can be coded
the real issue here is not coding the actual items, its the software needed to keep track of the items.

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 05:34:34 PM »
Maybe I'm misunderstanding. Can't you just do this with excel?

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 05:39:41 PM »
Maybe I'm misunderstanding. Can't you just do this with excel?
excel could keep track of what they have but how would excel be practical for this? they need some type of simple retail software

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 05:40:17 PM »
excel could keep track of what they have but how would excel be practical for this? they need some type of simple retail software

Howard different types of items do they have?

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 05:45:23 PM »
I would say 100 + different types of items
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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 06:23:46 PM »
excel could keep track of what they have but how would excel be practical for this? they need some type of simple retail software

I'm apparently not following what you're looking for then. You said all you need is something to keep track of inventory, and it's fine to enter it in by hand. What do you want the software to do then?

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 06:27:51 PM »
keep track of things individual items people took and then hopefully returned.

If each person can be given a receipt that says exactly what they took, when they return it will be very easy to check that everything came back.

Right now they are given a list of close to a hundred items with a check box next to what they took - which is not very practical and leads to mistakes

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2013, 06:32:02 PM »
So i am also looking for an inventory system for a company. We want to be able to scan in items when they come in and out. We just need a simple system.

Anyone have any recommendations??

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 12:02:32 AM »
dont see my post anymore???
either way.. rfid tags / barcodes the way to go
either on the box/shelf their on or on the bottom of bottle
do you have many of the same item of ex. many vases different styles each?
you can only make a first impression ONCE

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 01:57:06 AM »
dont see my post anymore???
either way.. rfid tags / barcodes the way to go
either on the box/shelf their on or on the bottom of bottle
do you have many of the same item of ex. many vases different styles each?
About 100 different styles and many of each style

For example they have 6 types of candlesticks and each type they have 15

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2013, 02:51:54 AM »
After reading the reviews, I think I must give a try to this new application, the advent of new technologies has really simplified the complex task.

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 07:11:34 AM »
After reading the reviews, I think I must give a try to this new application, the advent of new technologies has really simplified the complex task.
Thanks for your poetry but what on earth are you talking about

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2013, 07:46:47 AM »
quickbooks can do it. (not scanning, i think)

There are probably simpler programs for this though.

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Re: software to track gemach inventory
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2013, 07:54:15 AM »
Excel and quickbooks are not easy and quick enough to use in this setting. they just need a simple program

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