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SOS Inventory + QuickBooks Online = a Powerful Inventory/Manufacturing System

Built from the ground up for QuickBooks Online, SOS Inventory gives you sophisticated – yet affordable — inventory, manufacturing and order management tools.

QuickBooks Online was designed to be used by a wide variety of small business types. You can customize it internally in many ways so that it better represents your company’s needs.

But at some point, it hits its limitations. This point comes earlier in inventory management and manufacturing than some other elements of the site. So you have options, third-party apps that can be easily integrated with QuickBooks Online.

SOS Inventory is a good example. It offers sophisticated inventory, order and manufacturing management, tools that you normally find only in high-end accounting, but which are available for QuickBooks Online for far less.

Certainly, if you’re just getting started with an inventory-heavy and/or manufacturing company, you’re going to need a related QuickBooks course, even though SOS Inventory is designed with ease-of-use and trouble-free QuickBooks Online integration in mind.

From Simple to Sophisticated

Let’s take a look at a screen from QuickBooks Online that shows an item record:

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QuickBooks Online provides item record templates that you can use to track inventory data.

QuickBooks Online’s item record forms are sufficient for many small businesses. You can track quantities, accounts, price and cost information, descriptions, etc.

But what about more sophisticated inventory management information? This might include:

  • Serial or lot numbers
  • Barcodes
  • Locations and item movement
  • Cost history, allowing you to see profit and loss for each item
  • Sales orders
  • Multi-item assemblies and Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking, and
  • Integrated picking, packing and shipping processes.

SOS Inventory supports all of these features, and more. Here is a screen from this cloud-based solution:

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The Item List in SOS Inventory, displaying the level of inventory management detail

Multiple Benefits

If you’ve ever tried to set up an integration between two applications – even if they’re meant to be used together – you know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be.

SOS has clearly solved the problems sometimes associated with connecting cloud-based solutions. The integration occurs automatically and takes only about 30 seconds.

The company offers a free 30-day trial period, during which time it would be good to invest in QuickBooks training, so you can fully evaluate its usefulness and usability for your company.

At that time, you’ll learn about the benefits that the combination of QuickBooks Online combined with SOS Inventory offer, including:

  • Time and money savings
  • Reduced data entry errors
  • Anytime, anywhere access to data
  • Real-time updates on your inventory and manufacturing processes via email alerts, and
  • Powerful business automation.


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Hector Garcia

Accountant and Enrolled Agent

Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Member of Intuit Trainer/Writer Network & Accountant-VIP

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2 Responses

  1. Hector,

    This is a very informative article. I find that most of the issues I have had in regards to the set up and integration; is the fact clients don’t turn off the inventory in QBO before starting SOS.
    I love the product.


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