Marketing-leading Inventory Planning Solution For Ongoing WMS
Simplify and connect logistics with Ongoing WMS and Inventory Planner, together.
How it works
Connect Ongoing WMS and Inventory Planner
Connect your Ongoing WMS to Inventory Planner
Create an account in Inventory Planner and your API Key and API Secret in your Inventory Planner System, at Account -> Settings -> API.
In Ongoing WMS, go to Administration -> Integration -> Integration and Emails->New Integration or e-mail and choose Inventory Planner from the list. Select which Goods Owner to use Inventory Planner for and enter the API key and account ID where prompted.
Ongoing WMS will connect to Inventory Planner to start fetching your purchase orders.
Check out the replenishment report
To start generating inventory predictions Inventory Planner will need information about your sales and products. This information can currently be provided either through an integration to one of the web shops mutually supported by Inventory Planner and Ongoing WMS or by CSV/Excel file exports and imports.
Create your first replenishment report, which shows you what and how many products need to be purchased to smartly restock your inventory. Each product displays forecasted profit and other key metrics, so you’ll know which key items to reorder to avoid losing revenue.
Create purchase orders in Inventory Planner
Purchase orders are read automatically from Inventory Planner to Ongoing WMS after creation in Inventory Planner. Ongoing WMS will try to match the Vendor field of an Inventory Planner purchase order with an already existing vendor. Purchase orders are continuously synced every 15 minutes from Inventory Planner to Ongoing WMS.
Purchase orders are automatically updated from Ongoing WMS to Inventory Planner when they have been received using Ongoing WMS scanning application.
If you need more information about the integration, see Ongoing Warehouse landing page.
Faster, smarter inventory planning, higher profits
Reliable, data-led customer demand forecasting
Inventory Planner offers different forecasting models for products that sell differently, such as seasonal, non-seasonal, retail and wholesale products. It also factors in holiday seasons, YoY sales fluctuations, unusual spikes, promotions and most recent sales trends for ultimate forecasting accuracy.
Informed, SKU-level purchasing recommendations
Inventory Planner tells you exactly how much inventory you need and when to order it by analyzing your forecasted demand, supply patterns and optimal purchasing frequency. Get recommendations at the level you want such as SKU, assemblies, bundles, product categories, supplier and warehouse as well as new products – saving you hours on tedious, error-prone calculations.
Release cash from your most costly excess inventory
Inventory Planner flags up all items that aren’t selling in line with forecasted demand and offers key insights like overstocked costs, last sold date and overstocked units, so you can liquidate the most costly items first before they completely lose appeal and drain cash flow.
Multi-warehouse inventory planning made simple
Inventory Planner automatically forecasts demand for each of your inventory locations including your own warehouse, brick and mortar stores, Amazon FBA, and 3PLs, so you can easily know what to buy and when to order for each location. Plus, it offers warehouse transfer suggestions to perfectly balance items from one location to another.
Plan your purchasing budgets
Inventory Planner’s Open-to-Buy (OTB) lets you plan your buying budgets by month or retail week. Plan at the level that works for you and include metrics like your previous years’ revenue, expected margins and even the exact number of units you need to order based on retail price.
Powerful yet intuitive reporting
Inventory Planner automatically turns your inventory and sales date into 200+ meaningful metrics with the level of detail you prefer (from warehouse highlights to granular SKU-by-SKU analysis). Easily see the forecasted lost revenue or profit if you delay purchasing, your most expensive overstocked items, as well as your Google Analytics metrics.