Sortly vs. Inventory Spreadsheets.

See how Sortly’s inventory management capabilities stack up against spreadsheets.

Our customers love us (and we think you will too).

Why Sortly is better than spreadsheets.

When it comes to comparing Sortly vs. spreadsheets for inventory, it’s no contest. Sortly’s easy, flexible features and mobile interface make it far superior to spreadsheets, which quickly become clunky and inconvenient.

Inventory Spreadsheets
Use From Any Device, Any Location
Track Inventory in Real Time
Easy to Scale as Your Business Grows
Reduce Human Error & Ensure Accuracy
Improve Business Efficiency
Save Your Team Time
Create Inventory Lists
Record Inventory Details
Custom Inventory Fields
Barcode Scanning & Label Generation
QR Code Scanning & Label Generation
Low Stock Alerts
Date-Based Alerts
Custom Inventory Folders
Custom Inventory Tags
Customizable User Access
Smart Inventory Reporting
Purchase Order Creation
Add Attachments
Excellent Customer Support

Based on our findings as of January 2024.

Switching to Sortly is easy.

  • Sign up with Sortly.

    Choose which Sortly plan is right for you—and even get a free 14-day trial.

  • Import existing inventory.

    If you already track inventory on a spreadsheet, you can easily import it to instantly populate your inventory in Sortly.

  • Start tracking inventory.

    Organize, track, and manage your inventory in Sortly. It’s so easy and intuitive, there’s no training required.

Top Sortly features.

Our powerful features help you organize, track, andmanage inventory with ease.

Mobile Access:

Use Sortly on your smartphone or tablet to update your inventory from anywhere.

Inventory Location Tracking:

Set up custom folders and subfolders based on your business's locations and track your items as they move across warehouses, trucks, job sites, and more.

Low Stock Alerts:

Get notified when an item is running low so you always re-order the right amount.

Barcode & QR Scanning:

Scan barcodes from your smartphone to instantly add, update, and manage your items with greater speed and accuracy.

Label Generation:

Create and print custom barcode labels from Sortly—perfect for checking equipment and tools in and out.

Customizable User Access:

Control who from your team can view, edit, and update inventory in Sortly.

Item Photos:

Track the appearance and condition of your items over time by adding photos to item entries.


Monitor inventory history and data, activity history, and user actions with customizable reporting.

Sortly customer reviews and testimonials.

We're proud to be an industry-leading solution trusted by thousands of businesses.

"This has changed my job as manager of Inventory for an office space! It is so much easier to get things sorted when they can be counted in a flash, instead of having to use an excel spreadsheet."

Lisa D.

"I run an insurance restoration company and we keep about $30,000 in supplies on average. This helps us manage, order, and protect our inventory. We use three people to manage this process and it saves me about 20% of the value each year. "

Jay Van Deusen

"With Sortly, we have been able to quickly and efficiently add our inventory. We love that notifications can be sent to individuals when inventory is running low on a particular item."

Robin R.

"We need to maintain about 200 items of inventory which need to get ordered and re-ordered weekly. Sortly cuts out the excuses for items not getting monitored and ordered. Very simple and intuitive to use."


"Very easy to use. Added items is very easy. I like the notification alert for low inventory."

Nancy R.

"It is very easy to use. It is at our fingertips and also available on the computer for my assistant to be able to manage our inventory for our uniforms and equipment. We are able to assign the equipment to each individual and know what is with whom."

Elizabeth S.

"Sortly has added hours and confidence to my life! As a sole proprietor with an overwhelming amount of inventory, that comes and goes in the blink of an eye, I needed a system that could keep up. Sortly excels at keeping it all organized. I am very happy with it!"

Sortly Customer

"This app took our business to a new level. We could never keep all of our inventory straight without it. Extremely easy to use."


"So far, I've really enjoyed sortly, its a good basic inventory management system at a reasonable price for a small buisness."

Crystal D.

"It is really easy to keep track of the items we have in our warehouse. I like how it also keeps track of the history, so it makes it really for us to see a date and time an items level decreased or increased. I also really like how easy it is to use, we were able to easily get multiple people on board to understand how it works."

Celina M.

"Sortly has made managing our inventory fun! There, I said it. All of our items in one place. Categorized in a way that makes sense to us. With photos so there is no confusion by only having product numbers that no one really knows. We see the value, the quantity, the item type, the variants, etc. all in one place. And, it's mobile! Our inventory used to be a guessing game before Sortly. Now, we always have confidence in what products are in stock."

Heather P.

"As a manufacturer, we use Sortly to keep track of all the parts that come and go from our warehouse and back once we receive a completed product. Our team has a really easy time scanning barcodes to help us keep track of all our parts. Sortly has become part of our daily operation."

Michael S.

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