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Need inventory software/database - Suggestions??

by hemiboy426 / July 9, 2014 2:06 AM PDT

Hi all,
I'm looking for help finding some software to meet my needs. Please let me know any suggestions that you have!!

THE SEUTP:
My old school family food packaging business is looking to get out of the dark ages and create a digital system. They currently track everything on paper and its obviously time consuming and error prone. I have a software engineering background and can design a custom database but not with all the FrontEnd friendly features for the below-average computer skilled employees to use.

ISSUES:
Since this is a food processing plant there are lots of unique logs/tables that are needed. Off the shelf applications for a small business "store" would not support all of the unique logs needed

EXAMPLE LOGS/TABLES:
Receiving Log, Inventory, Ingredient Mix Log, Food Temp Log, Machines Used Log, Delivery Log, Inspection Log etc

REQUIREMENTS:
A user at the shop must be able to enter any ingredient (lets say ground pork) and have the system display where that ingredient came from and where it ended up (pulling data from all the example tables above)

Is there any software available that can be easily customizable to link these tables AND provide a very easy to use interface? (aside from building it all in MS Access!)

Thanks in advance!

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 13, 2014 5:20 PM PDT

"I would also suggest having a look at the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit software as it has really good integration for lots of old work to be logged etc.... You can have a look at what it might offer you at; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/solutionaccelerators/dd537566.aspx"

I left out the non-relevant link to his IT-support company.

Kee

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