Who is this service for?

Small-mid sized manufacturing, distributing, wholesale businesses, and multi-channel etailers needing an adaptable inventory management system with powerful features such as barcoding and forecasting

About Finale Inventory

Finale Inventory is the most adaptable and flexible inventory management system to support your workflows of your growing business. Integrates seamlessly to many eCommerce selling platforms to prevent overselling. Take the guesswork with POs by leveraging Finale to dynamically calculate reorder points based on sale velocity and supplier lead times. Bundle our software with barcode scanning hardware for a comprehensive warehouse management solution. Complimentary training / consulting.

Average rating 4.6/5

Total score
4.6
“Ease of use
4.5
User support
4.8
Features
3.9

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free version:

Yes

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Mac

Windows

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Finale Inventory
http://www.finaleinventory.com
Set up in 2009
United States

Features

3PL Management
Alerts/Notifications
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcoding/RFID
Cataloging/Categorization
Channel Management
Customization
Data Synchronization
Email Marketing
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Inventory Optimization
Kitting
Label Templates
Manufacturing Inventory Management

Marketplace Integration
Mobile Access
Mobile Commerce
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Location
Order Management
Product Identification
Promotions Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Quality Management
Real Time Synchronization
Receiving Labels
Receiving/Putaway Management
Reorder Management
Reporting/Analytics
Retail Inventory Management
Returns Management
SEO Management
Serial Number Tracking
Shipping Labels
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Social Commerce
Supplier Management
Warehouse Management

Alternatives Finale Inventory


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Rod S.

«Excellent Cloud Based Inventory Solution For E-Commerce/3rd Party Website Sales »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

What isn't there to love about Finale Inventory! We have been a using Finale Inventory since August 2014 and absolutely love it. We are an online retailer selling primarily on eBay and Amazon including Amazon FBA. Some of the features we love: -Highly Customizable, nearly everything within the software can be customized to the way you want to view it on screen, printed as a report, for search, etc. - Shipstation Integration (Complete integration including even quick view of stock levels from multiple sources within individual Shipstation Orders). - Push Stock Levels (Automatically pushes stock levels to all marketplaces, which for us is Amazon, EBay and Shopify). -Push Lead Days (Automatically sends lead time to marketplaces as stock levels change from different suppliers). -Easy Copy Paste spreadsheet type updates - If you are fine with Excel, they have made the system easy with a simple copy paste to add new items, update stock levels, change prices etc. -Multiple product lookups - ability to link multiple SKUs to one master SKU -Kits and Bundles support - Easy to build kits with bill of materials and push stock levels to market places. -Multiple Locations/Warehouses -Multiple custom item attributes -Quickbooks accounting integration. -Quick view item sales history -FAST customer support. -Developers seem to be open to adding new features based on customer input.

Drawbacks:

Coming from a different software previously (Inflow Inventory), there was a steep learning curve as you would expect. Figuring out how you want to customize your screen takes some time as there are just so many features.

September 30, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
C
Christopher S.

«Wish I'd found Finale years ago»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

I've evaluated a few other solutions and for the money, Finale is great. There is a learning curve and it certainly helps if you're good with excel. But once you get things set up it's phenomenal. No more worrying about overselling - it syncs up with all our venues almost in real time. Also - and this can't be stressed enough - no more UNDERselling. We used to leave stock aside as a buffer to prevent overselling. Now we're confident keeping all that we have listed as stock changes (for breakage/miscount/etc) take seconds and are uploaded to all venues within minutes. I wish I'd have found this years ago!

Drawbacks:

The documentation can be a little confusing/incomplete in places but customer service is very responsive. Also, getting it to integrate with OpenCart was a bit of a chore but OpenCart almost always requires a little finagling to get things to work so I'm used to it. The only other thing that I'd like to see is a mobile app for quick inventory changes when we're away from a desktop/laptop. I tried bringing the desktop site up on my android phone and it doesn't work very well.

In sum:

Syncs inventory across all selling channels to prevent overselling and underselling. Handles kits/bundles with no problem.

September 24, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Steve L.

«Chocoley Loves Finale»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

In sum:

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how pleased Chocoley is with using Finale as our inventory management system. Having been on the Finale system for the past year, we have been able to easily integrate our website, Chocoley.com, Shipstation, QuickBooks and Amazon.com for a seamless and accurate management of our inventory across all marketing & sales channels. Prior to using Finale, we were completely in the weeds and had nothing but problems managing our inventory. The idea of selling in different channels was a pipedream and thanks to Finale, it's not just a desire, but reality. If anyone is thinking about utilizing Finale, they should move forward, as it is the right decision. No costly software to buy and the customer support has truly been unbelievable... I am always amazed at how much time and energy you guys have provided in answering questions or helping new employees get indoctrinated into using the system... always with a great attitude and willingness to help and never making us feel like we're taking too much time...and not charging a dime for that added benefit is HUGE!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing a great product and awesome service at such a reasonable price. I can't imagine using anyone other than Finale for our inventory management system.

September 18, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Mike S.

«Wouldn't be here without it»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

We purchased Finale Inventory within the first few weeks of starting our business in 2016, back when $149 was an insane amount of money to be spending on software each month and we could barely afford it. It was one of the best decisions we made. Not only do we have historic data going back to the beginning of our business, Finale has allowed us to grow and scale in a way we never could have without it. Our catalog started with a few component entries and has grown to hundreds of SKUs in a short couple of years. We never could have managed this growth in a sustainable manner without the important inventory tracking capabilities that Finale provides.

Drawbacks:

Velocity tracking of build orders and material usage similar to how components are tracked from sales orders.

September 13, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
Jolynn M.

«Great Plug and Play Tool»

Usability

Support

Features

1

Overall rating

Benefits:

I highly recommend the team at Finale and their inventory tool. They are fantastic to work with. They are solution driven, they listen, they inform when scope creep arises, and they are mindful of budgets, time and deliverables. A winning team.

Drawbacks:

None that I have come across in our go live phase.

In sum:

We needed a solution for a complicated international, multi-location barcoded inventory management system that was easy to understand, quick to implement and that could manage the complexity of our business model. The team at Finale was quick to understand our needs and worked hard to create solutions, within their framework in an extremely timely manner, that worked. Start easy: We went live in less than 3 months of our first engagement. It was a team effort that included a specific and doable work plan from the leadership at Finale. Any glitch or issue that came up they were quick to respond and trouble shoot. As the project sponsor, I felt well informed, abreast of the issues and included on solutions. Reduce Human Error: The Finale team has the depth and breadth to listen and respond to the complexities of the business model by asking pointed questions to increase their knowledge of business processes. We started to capture our inventory as we were still working out the nuances of our model, and although I know it was stressful for them, as the client they were nothing but professional and timely in there solutions. Peace of Mind: Having no inventory system at all, to having the Finale Inventory System is allowing us to take our business to the next level. We are able to see at a glance, globally, what we have in inventory and shift product around to speed our time to market. What use to take weeks/months to resolve, now can be achieved in hours. Work anywhere: We have inventory in multiple countries around the globe. As the Director of the division, I can see at a glance from wherever I am not only the inventory levels, but I can run reports and give directives that will save us considerable resources, both monetary and human.

September 5, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
A
Andrew M.

«Finale Inventory Software»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Using Finale has saved us an incredible amount of time. The orders off our e-commerce websites are created automatically in Finale and inventory is adjusted and tracked automatically, requiring little to no work on our end for this. It really does so many things well, its hard to say one thing we like the most. We just take it for granted. Easily the best software company we have dealt with. They willingly and quickly answer our questions.

Drawbacks:

I think getting used to using it. Learning any new system takes time.

In sum:

Finale's customer service is exceptional. Can't express that enough.

September 4, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Annmarie M.

«Great System and Improving All the Time»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Efficient Entry Customization both in entry fields and reporting Great Customer Service! Company always seems to be working on system improvements

Drawbacks:

All systems lack something but there are no real standouts to me right now. Having done so many system ups, I have had to find less manual or other workarounds to run this system.

In sum:

Unfortunately I get the honor of saying that I have been involved in many system purchases, conversions and implementations throughout the years. This applies to many different system types (i.e. accounting, 3rd party bolt ons, inhouse builds, payroll, inventory, analytics, etc.). Finale may forgo at this point some of the 'prettiness' for full throttled efficiency, company specific customization and outstanding customer service. Which is the right direction for me and the companies that I represent. Pretty doesn't get the job done. Not that it can't but too many software companies sell you a system that looks pretty but is limited. Or requires you to continue to purchase additional features...Finale has it built in. While I know Finale has been working on 'pretty' I would still recommend to them to focus on the things that have brought some world class professionals in the area of inventory to their doorstep. I'm a tough customer but this company has partnered with us - I give them a high recommend and look forward to their continued growth.

August 13, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
James L.

«Finally, An Inventory Management Solution That Does Just That, Really Well»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Cloud based, unlimited users, copy and paste import and edit features, easy stock take, integration with ShipStation with regular attention and upgrades. Strongest search feature we've seen. Slick interface and automatic purchase order generation.

In sum:

After months of testing and trialing every inventory management software and system on the market, Finale has been such a blessing! From the very first day of signing up, the Finale owner and team have been extremely helpful and responsive to any and every one of our questions or concerns. The interface, layout and organization of the Finale app is extremely user-friendly and does not distract the user with unnecessary formats, colors, layouts and displays. We love the minimalist approach. Everything you need and nothing you don't. The search feature is so optimal and incomparably easy to use within every view option. Your search results are instant and appear immediately as you start typing. Finale has the best import tool we have ever seen. You simply copy cells from excel and paste them into the web browser. Finale takes care of the rest. This truly intuitive copy/paste import feature makes saving, importing and editing your catalog via excel spreadsheets a thing of the past. Generating purchase and sales orders were a real pain-point with previous trial services. PO generating in Finale is intuitive and automatic enough so that anyone on our team could go in and place orders with the suppliers stored in the system. You can also create custom fields, which we use for internal communication to streamline our operations. If you use Ship Station (in our opinion the best shipping management software), this is where Finale's strength is. It flawlessly sync's with Ship Station ensuring that you only ship products that are in stock and order out-of-stock items. Finale gives you the things you want in an inventory management software without all the fluff. We tried other solutions that tried to be an all-in-one solution, but they all end up being mediocre services. Finale does one thing really well and that's inventory management. Regular updates of the software leave our team comfortable knowing that as a system, Finale is always pushing for optimal streamlined cutting edge performance and integrations. We are elated to be using Finale and already have accounts for both of our companies.

August 11, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Verified Reviewer

«Finale Completely Changed Our Business»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Honestly, I love everything about Finale. Before we started using the software, we were using Google sheets to keep track of all of our inventory. To say that getting Finale was life changing is an understatement. It made sending POs and keeping track of inventory so much easier and faster and was pivotal in helping us grow our business. Not only that, the customer support is out of this world. Anytime I have a question (which is pretty often), the team responds extremely quickly and is always willing to hop on a call to help me with whatever I need. I couldn't recommend this software more.

Drawbacks:

There are a few features and reports that we looked for that Finale didn't have, but nothing that has really made that much of an impact.

August 9, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Caleb L.

«The best recommendation for a warehouse management system we've ever gotten!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I have been using Finale for over Six months now and it really has been one of the better decisions that we have made moving forward with a warehouse management system. It was recommended to us by mutual friends. We came from using Skubana and there were so many things that just didn't work nor met our expectations about a WMS. We had to change a lot of our natural workflow to adapt to Skubana limitations and even then, it was a struggle. When we first considered changing our system to Finale we were very sceptical since we had already committed so much to Skubana. We thought we would need to start back at square one and the entire gruesome process would start again. That wasn't the case at all, the switch over to Finale was not even a days' worth of work. It was so easy to set everything up that we were operating at 80% in the first 3 hours. One of the most notable things about Finale is that we were able to address every single problem that our previous WMS could not. Some examples were Dynamic Purchase Order Integration, Location Auditing, System Search functions (Searched the entire database for items rather than just what is categorized under a supplier), and the ability to push fake qty and live qty for the same item for different listings on the same store. Finale works on having the system work, while some other WMS (Skubana) work on making their systems look good. I look forward to seeing Finale grow more and more!

Drawbacks:

Nothing really, so far Finale has been really great. I have already been recommending Finale to a lot my other eCommerce friends that work in similar workflows that we do.

August 6, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet