I also thought it was pretty expensive, being in the middle between SOS Inventory (for Basic Inventory) and Exact Online in terms of cost, but not providing as many features as either of them. When I was in the trial, there was a "ghost" link to features that weren't even in the version I was using, such as circled on the right. I think all that will change now that Intuit has taken the reigns. I just HOPE that they do it right: it should be simple to use yet provide the most important functions of inventory:
- Purchase Orders (already in QBO)
- Bills, Checks, Credit Cards, etc. (to add inventory without having to do any of the steps above)
- SALES ORDERS!: this one is currently missing in QBO and it is much needed.
- Converting Sales Orders to Purchase Orders
- Groups (and maybe Assemblies)
- Inventory Adjustments (as a separate transaction so that any COGS account can be chosen and a value changed)
- Packing Slips and Pick Lists
- Custom fields or tracking for Serial Numbers, Multi-Warehouse, Bin Locations, Barcodes
- Inventory Transfers (between locations)
- Unit of Measure
And this list could go on. But I would imagine they would leave out manufacturing and the complex nature of Bill of Materials, work orders, and perhaps even assemblies since these are more "Enterprise-Level" functions.
I am very excited about what may come of this news and would be happy to provide any input or feedback as to the course of its development. Now, if Intuit would just acquire Avalara, then we would be all set.