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Inventory Control Case Study: Premier LED Lighting Company Sheds Light on Inventory Ease with Sortly Pro

LED Advantage Florida is a premier provider of commercial LED lighting solutions. As a provider of Net Zero USA products, they’ve made a name for themselves through a dedication to superior craftsmanship and a commitment customer service. LED Advantage’s products have a ten year unconditional warranty and a higher life expectancy than competitors offer. Over the years, they have worked hard to build a reputation as a top-tier provider, providing great service to customers over and over again.

However, along with the growth and success, LED Advantage faced inventory challenges and found themselves spending valuable time and resources keeping track of sku’s and locating items in remote offices. They found themselves wasting time – even that of top level executives – hunting down samples and tracking old part numbers when it was time to replace them.

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From Excel Woes to Actual Inventory Control

In the past, LED Advantage used Excel for their inventory tracking needs. Managing up to 90 skus across several remote offices at one time became difficult in a cumbersome spreadsheet. When their leadership looked into solutions to address these challenges, they found several complex systems designed to integrate with accounting platforms. They offered complicated interfaces that were not easy to use and didn’t have features that were easily accessible on a mobile device. A common occurrence was needing four of a particular sku and only being able to find one – then reaching out to each remote office to track down others.

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A 25% Reduction in Carrying Costs

After moving to Sortly for inventory management, LED Advantage leadership says that they have found tremendous time savings and are saving in other ways too. In the example of looking for sku’s, now employees can just perform a query and see where each item is located. Their Commercial Sales leader says he alone saves over an hour per week that he considered wasted before on inventory management.

“It has reduced over-ordering due to “guesstimating” inventory and it has knocked 25% off of our carrying costs.”


Set-up in a Snap

Jerry Connet, Commercial Sales, recommends any company considering Sortly “just go for it.” He says the set-up process was a snap, and any questions he may have had early on were answered easily because the app is so intuitive. Additionally, he loves that the application can handle everything that might be done on a desktop. He says that with other systems he’s looked at, the application offers basic functionality but isn’t completely useful.

“You could use this program without ever getting on the computer and have just as much functionality and ease of use.”

Sortly allows you to leverage the mobile app for full inventory management, from photographing, to tagging, to queries. Calling the app a “tremendous value”, LED Advantage is excited about the new features that Sortly will be rolling out soon.

Sortly Pro is a super simple inventory and asset tracking system that enables you to visually track all your items and any of their details including quantity, price, condition, notes etc —for a more intuitive (and less maddening) way for your team to track your inventory across multiple locations.

Unlike other inventory tracking systems, you won’t need any lengthy sales visits or a 100-page guide to figure out Sortly Pro. It’s built so you can have up and running in minutes, all on your own.

It’s time to say goodbye to lost assets, complicated spreadsheets and time-consuming “solutions” so you can spend less time inventorying and more time businessing.

Check out this short video of Sortly Pro inventory control features.

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