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Inventory management software, ACCTivate! to be exhibited at Sleeter Group Accounting Solutions Conference

Sleeter Group Solutions 14Alterity, Inc. will help business accounting consultants at Solutions14 – The Sleeter Group Accounting Solutions Conference, discover their inventory management software for QuickBooks® and how it can build their businesses and help extend their client relationships.

Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2014

ACCTivate! Inventory & Distribution Management Software for QuickBooks will be able to be seen in action during The Sleeter Group Accounting Solutions Conference at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on November 9-12, 2014.

ACCTivate! inventory experts will be onsite to deliver an in-depth look at ACCTivate!’s robust functionality, which is tailored to help businesses in the wholesale distribution and manufacturing markets; as well as introduce the benefits of ACCTivate! Partners, a simple program to help consultants meet the needs of their clients requiring improvements in their inventory management and business management.

“The Sleeter Group conference website states that with the knowledge gained from the Accounting Solutions Conference you can ‘become the advisor your clients can’t live without’,” Jeff Edmonds, ACCTivate! Consulting Channel Manager said. “We deliver that kind of knowledge, as well, through our partner program. Our program allows consultants to meet their needs and their clients’ needs for growth that QuickBooks alone cannot accommodate.”

This marks the tenth consecutive year for Alterity to exhibit at The Sleeter Group’s conference. In 2007 and 2008, The Sleeter Group recognized ACCTivate! Inventory Management Software as an “Awesome QuickBooks Add-on”. This year, ACCTivate! is a nominee in The Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application contest, in which the winners will be announced at the conference.
Learn more or register for this conference at The Sleeter Group Accounting Solutions Conference website.
About Alterity:
Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools.

ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.
ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

QuickBooks Inventory Management customer, Safety Connection

Fall protection, rescue company recognizes ACCTivate! inventory software as the core of their business

Safety Connection, Inc. adopts ACCTivate! Inventory Management Software to handle the exponential growth they had foreseen and since then ACCTivate! has proven to be a significant asset to their business operations.

Vice President of Safety Connection, Janice Honeycutt said, “ACCTivate! is the core of our business. It is our business it’s our quotes, it’s our orders, it’s our invoicing.”

With ACCTivate!’s help to handle operations via robust inventory and business management features, Safety Connection is able to concentrate on their specialty of bringing superior fall protection and rescue products and services to companies like Exxon Mobil, Chevron Corporation, Shell Oil Company and more.

Safety Connection experienced significant growth each year since they began and the owner, Clint Honeycutt, Sr. said at one point they were “on track to have 48% growth” just partially into the year. ACCTivate! Inventory Software has met their high demand and the challenges that came along with it.

Previous business challenges faced by Safety Connection:

  • Lacked efficient inventory tracking
  • Needed a solution that could handle potential growth
  • Needed a method to combine different products from different manufacturers to sell them as one product
  • Needed a costing method to manage the cost of the combined products
  • Needed a simplified way to manage drop shipped purchase orders

Results with ACCTivate! Inventory Management Software:

  • Real-time inventory management and analysis
  • The Kitting feature to sell and manage their ‘rescue kits’ as a single product comprised of multiple items
  • The ability to maintain a budgeted cost for their kits that includes their vendor cost with a markup to generate the retail price
  • The Drop Ship feature that automates their drop-shipping process

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

Alterity is headquartered in Arlington, Texas.

About Safety Connection: Safety Connection specializes in fall protection and rescue for companies whose employees work at heights through services and equipment sales. They put together comprehensive fall protection programs that help prevent on-the-job accidents and ensure everything is in place including inspections, training and proper equipment. Safety Connection has two locations: a corporate office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and another office with a training center in Houston, Texas.

 

Contacts:

Erica Avila
Alterity, Inc.
(866) 877-1311
Janice Honeycutt
Safety Connection, Inc.
(800) 480-3521

 

Inventory Management Software in Awesome Application Contest

Inventory Management Software is a Nominee in The Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application Contest

Alterity, Inc., the creators of ACCTivate! Quickbooks Inventory Management Software, is happy to announce the entry of their software in The Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application Awards Program, which recognizes the highest quality software solutions available in the SMB accounting software marketplace.

Sleeter Group’s Awesome Application ContestEach year, The Sleeter Group holds the Awesome Application Contest to recognize the companies and products who deliver “awesome” value to their customers based on public evaluation; how the product/service integrates with other parts of the accounting and business process systems; market reputation of the product; and how the product implements “best practices” for integration with QuickBooks® and other solutions. ACCTivate! Inventory Software is among the nominees for this award.

“We are dedicated to delivering best-in-class capabilities to our customers that will help them grow their businesses,” Brian Sweat, President and Chief Operating Officer said. “The significant value and gains businesses have achieved with the help of ACCTivate! to manage inventory, operations, and customers demonstrate that our product is an ‘awesome’ application.”

Public voting for awesome application nominees will remain open until October 2, 2014. Votes for ACCTivate! Inventory Software can be placed daily on the Sleeter Group’s website.

Vote now »

Awards for the Awesome Application Program will be presented at the Sleeter Group’s Annual Solutions Conference, November 9-12, 2014 in Las Vegas. Alterity is exhibiting ACCTivate! at the conference.

About Alterity:
Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!

Inventory management software customer

Inventory Management Software Delivers Real-time Inventory, Business Visibility to Agricultural Packaging Company

Arlington, TX and Richgrove, CA (August 7, 2014) – Inventory control capabilities, comprehensive reporting and business intelligence across all areas of the company have had a significant impact on MR BOX, INC. since implementing
ACCTivate! Inventory & Distribution Management Software.

MR BOX, INC., a company that has transformed from a one-man operation to a small, family owned business adopts ACCTivate! Inventory Management Software to support their rapid growth and manage operations efficiently without sacrificing their mission to always provide exceptional customer service.

Previous business challenges faced by MR BOX:

  • Needed an inventory and business management solution that would work with QuickBooks® while accurately managing inventory
  • Needed a more accurate and faster method to input inventory
  • Needed to eliminate manual inventory tracking errors
  • Needed a way to speed up the purchasing process

Results with ACCTivate! Inventory Management Software:

  • Seamless integration with QuickBooks
  • Flexibility and customization to fit their specific business needs
  • Up-to-date, real-time visibility into their inventory and business operations for significant time savings
  • Mobile barcoding features for order picking to accelerate processes and reduce shipping errors
  • Accurate calculation of all actual costs associated with freight shipments with the ACCTivate! Landed Cost module
  • Streamlined purchasing process with the ability to create drop ship purchase orders within ACCTivate!

“ACCTivate! has been vital in knowing exactly what is in our warehouses without having to spend hours counting everything by hand,” Sean Rundle, Vice President of Operations said.

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

About MR BOX: MR BOX is a leader in the agricultural packaging industry, providing comprehensive packaging solutions to meet the evolving needs of their customers. They have two locations on each end of the Central Valley in California to ensure timely deliveries and 24-7 support and service. Both locations are fully function and provide box make-up, logistics and shipping.

Contact Information
Erica Avila
Alterity, Inc.

http://www.acctivate.com

(866) 877-1311

ACCTivate! and QuickBooks Pro – a winning formula

Johannesburg, South Africa and Arlington, TX (03 August, 2014) – ACCTivate! and QuickBooks Pro have come together to bundle two award-winning software packages into one total business solution, allowing users to control inventory, manage business operations, satisfy customers and equip for the future.

ACCTivate and Easy Biz

ACCTivate! is the most feature-rich business and inventory management software designed for QuickBooks® and offers tailored solutions that are designed to tackle the unique needs of wholesale, importing, eCommerce, manufacturing and distribution businesses. With ACCTivate!, just some of the solutions include inventory control, warehousing, barcoding & mobile, purchasing, multi-currency, CRM, sales order management, eCommerce, service management, picking & shipping, decision support tools and a dashboard.

Everyone knows about QuickBooks Accounting Software, the software with the pay off line – Accounting Made Easy, the preferred accounting software choice of over 70,000 users in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 63 million users worldwide. QuickBooks Pro is the most flexible edition of small business accounting software on offer. It works seamlessly with other small business products such as ACCTivate! in order to help you run your business more efficiently.

Some of the highlights of QuickBooks Pro include: Lead Centre which allows users to enter follow-up notes for sales leads and contacts that can be converted to customers; QuickBooks Calendar which allows users to view daily, weekly and monthly reminders, to do notes and transactions that are due. A further benefit of the software is that one can customise their dashboard to view important customer information such as overdue payments and general company performance. With Report Centre, users can ‘tag’ their favourite reports for future use and run them at ease wtith the option to export them to exel or PDF format. The Customer & Supplier Centre gives a view of customer balances and (or) transactions at a glance for all customers or suppliers. Any reconciliation, whether it be VAT or bank and balancing of books is simple with QuickBooks Pro. Combine all of this with advanced custom reporting tools and improved multi-user functionality and you have a winning formula.

Additional benefits of this combination of software include control and productivity gains. From inventory management to warehousing solutions, ACCTivate! allows companies to take control of inventory and distribution activities, realise significant productivity improvements and to transform operational processes. ACCTivate! also provides the right tools and access to relevant, real-time information for increased effectiveness in managing purchasing, customer relationships, and sales activities.

Built on a solid foundation of industry-standard components, boasting direct integration with QuickBooks, offering comprehensive system-wide functionality, and robust, flexible reporting, ACCTivate!, in conjunction with QuickBooks Pro is the business management software that enables companies to navigate today’s demands, adapt for tomorrow’s changes and scale for future growth and success.


About EasyBiz QuickBooks

EasyBiz (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive distributor of QuickBooks Accounting and Business Software solutions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa. We cater to small, medium and established enterprises, with more than 50,000 customers trusting our applications to manage their companies’ finances on a daily basis.

With our head office based in Johannesburg, South Africa, we offer a comprehensive product, service and support infrastructure.

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

ACCTivate! appoints New President & Chief Operating Officer

Alterity, Inc., the creator of ACCTivate! Inventory & Distribution Management Software names Brian Sweat, long-time, dedicated employee and former vice president of product management, as president and chief operating officer.

Brain Sweat named new president and chief operating officer of inventory software company

QuickBooks Inventory SoftwareBrian has achieved great results for Alterity over the years, in which many have been milestones for our company, so I am confident with his experience, enthusiasm and vision he will bring great operational improvements and growth to Alterity…QuickBooks Inventory Software

Brian-Sweat-PortraitArlington, TX (July 1, 2014) – Brian Sweat has served in several key positions at Alterity since 2001. The expertise he has gained in the product, customer service, business and management as lead support representative, support team manager, software developer and product manager has prepared him to lead Alterity.

“As I remain with Alterity, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, I’m proud to pass the responsibilities of President and Chief Operating Officer over to Brian Sweat,” Ron Souder, former Alterity president said. “Brian has achieved great results for Alterity over the years, in which many have been milestones for our company, so I am confident with his experience, enthusiasm and vision he will bring great operational improvements and growth to Alterity and our software product.”

Under Brian’s direction many milestones for Alterity and ACCTivate! software, have been accomplished, including the launch of ACCTivate! for Intacct®, an edition that integrates with Intacct cloud-based accounting software; the introduction of ACCTivate! for QuickBooks® cloud hosted solutions; the release of ACCTivate! international editions for Canada, South Africa, UK and Australia; the creation of ACCTivate!’s documentation website and the inception of monthly webinars for prospects, customers and partners.

“Alterity has experienced extraordinary growth since I first joined the company. I started out providing the initial quality assurance and support for ACCTivate! software,” Sweat said. “We have delivered tons of improvements to our inventory software through the years. I am excited to lead the Alterity team to accomplish even more to help businesses successfully manage operations, inventory and customers.”

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

ACCTivate! 9.0 Inventory Software Integrates with Popular Cloud Software Services

cloud-solutions-integrate-with-inventory-softwareInventory and distribution software creator, Alterity, Inc., releases ACCTivate! 9.0, the latest version of its most feature-rich inventory and distribution management software designed for QuickBooks®.

Intacct, SmartVault and AvaTax cloud solutions integrate with new release of ACCTivate! Inventory Software

QuickBooks Inventory SoftwareAs a software company, we continually enhance ACCTivate! with the latest technology as relevant to our customers’ needs and ACCTivate! 9.0 does just that by providing integrations to best-in-breed cloud software services.QuickBooks Inventory Software

Arlington, TX (June 4, 2014) – ACCTivate! 9.0 introduces new integrations with well-known cloud software services. The integrations include Intacct®, the only AICPA-preferred cloud-based financial software; SmartVault®, a leading cloud-based provider of document storage and file sharing solutions; and AvaTax by Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud.
“As a software company, we continually enhance ACCTivate! with the latest technology as relevant to our customers’ needs and ACCTivate! 9.0 does just that by providing integrations to best-in-breed cloud software services,” Brian Sweat, Alterity President and Chief Operations Officer said. “We are pleased to be able to partner with these market leading providers who aim to satisfy their customers through high-quality, innovative solutions.”

ACCTivate!’s integration to Intacct’s cloud financial management and accounting, applications delivers features for inventory management, warehousing, EDI, purchasing, multi-currency, CRM, sales order management, service management, picking and shipping, and decision support to mid-range wholesale distribution and manufacturing businesses using Intacct.

SmartVault integration enables direct access to SmartVault from within ACCTivate! to easily and securely attach and view documents and files, such as receipts, images, invoices and vendor agreements. As a cloud-based solution, access to the documents and files stored is available at any time from any web browser or mobile device via SmartVault.

Avalara’s AvaTax integrates directly into ACCTivate! to quickly and accurately calculate, collect, report on and remit taxes across multiple jurisdictions for every sales transaction. In addition, AvaTax provides address validation and tax exemption certificate management.

ACCTivate! 9.0 also delivers several other enhancements, including improved usability on sales orders and purchase orders, streamlined sales order scheduling, enhanced lot number and serial number functionality, configurable email settings per user and improved Microsoft Office 365 and Gmail support.

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

Avalara and Alterity Partner on Sales Tax Integration

Alterity adds AvaTax to ACCTivate! Inventory & Business Management Software

QuickBooks Inventory SoftwareThe Avalara integration enables ACCTivate! users to easily keep up-to-date on handling today’s highly complicated and rapidly changing tax regulations.QuickBooks Inventory Software

Bainbridge Island, WA, and Arlington, TX (September 27, 2013) –
Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax automation services in the cloud, and Alterity (http://www.ACCTivate.com), the makers of ACCTivate! inventory and business management software, announced today that Alterity has joined Avalara’s growing list of certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications.

As a result of this partnership, customers can now use AvaTax within ACCTivate! to quickly and accurately calculate the correct sales tax amount on every sales transaction. Other benefits include address validation and tax exemption certificate management. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.

“We’re always focused on helping ACCTivate! users manage their businesses more efficiently,” said Ron Souder, President & CEO of Alterity. “The Avalara integration enables ACCTivate! users to easily keep up-to-date on handling today’s highly complicated and rapidly changing tax regulations.”

Pascal Van Dooren, EVP of sales and marketing at Avalara agrees. “This strategic partnership allows Avalara to provide its industry leading compliance solutions to ACCTivate customers in a fast, easy and affordable way. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax. We’re pleased to welcome Alterity into our ever-expanding community.”

About Alterity
Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others. Learn more at acctivate.com or call 866-877-1311.

ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

About Avalara
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.

Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.

On the international front, the company supports nearly 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of business globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. Avalara employs nearly 500 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Raleigh, NC; and Pune, India.

Contact:
Ken Parker
Senior Vice President
Alterity, Inc.
866.877.1311

Alterity has partnered with SmartVault to bring document management capabilities to ACCTivate!

QuickBooks Inventory SoftwareWe continually strive to deliver productivity enhancements for ACCTivate! users and SmartVault provides an innovative approach to document management.QuickBooks Inventory Software

Arlington, TX and Houston, TX (June 20, 2013) – Alterity, Inc., the makers of ACCTivate!, the fastest growing inventory & business management solution available in the marketplace, today announced a partnership with SmartVault, a leading cloud-based provider of document storage and file sharing solutions.

ACCTivate!-SmartVaultThe Alterity – SmartVault partnership will enable ACCTivate! users to access SmartVault from within ACCTivate! to easily and securely attach and view documents & files.

For ACCTivate! customers syncing data to QuickBooks, those same files will be available from the QuickBooks application via the integrated SmartVault Toolbar. This capability gives the customer intuitive, built-in document management capabilities and the ability to access a file stored in SmartVault from multiple applications.

“We continually strive to deliver productivity enhancements for ACCTivate! users and SmartVault provides an innovative approach to document management,” said Ron Souder, President & CEO of Alterity. “With SmartVault, ACCTivate! users will be able to attach documents, such as receipts, images, invoices or vendor agreements, directly within ACCTivate! and then access the document either from ACCTivate! or from any web browser or mobile device via SmartVault.”

ACCTivate! integrates with numerous market-leading applications and continually advances ACCTivate’s capabilities to provide the highest level of value, convenience, and access available in an inventory & business management solution. The SmartVault partnership announced today continues the path to expanded innovation from a partner who has a proven ability to execute.

“Our vision for SmartVault has always been to integrate document management inside workflows and applications a customer is already using,” said Eric Pulaski, SmartVault founder and CEO. “A customer shouldn’t have to think about how to manage their documents, they should have a secure, easy to use path to access and share files, from inside the apps they are using, or from a web browser or mobile device. We are thrilled to welcome Alterity to our growing ecosystem of applications that now have SmartVault capabilities built inside their applications.”

This new capability will be available to all customers in the ACCTivate! 9.0 release. Alterity and SmartVault will be exhibiting at the Scaling New Heights conference in Orlando, June 23 -26, 2013, where attendees are invited to stop by the ACCTivate! booth to learn more about the Alterity – SmartVault integration.

About Alterity: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate!, is the fastest-growing provider of inventory and business management solutions with customers worldwide using ACCTivate! to gain control and visibility across their business and supply chain, while equipping the entire company with advanced CRM tools. ACCTivate! has been endorsed by QuickBooks, The Sleeter Group, B2B CFO® and others. Learn more at acctivate.com or call 866-877-1311. ACCTivate! is available in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.

About SmartVault: SmartVault, a leading provider of Software as a Service online document storage and secure file sharing solutions, provides accounting professionals and businesses with an easy and affordable solution for users to store, view, and share files securely any time and from anywhere. SmartVault’s unique integration with popular small- and medium-sized business applications such as QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, creates a seamless user experience for scanning, attaching, and finding documents within a familiar application. With SmartVault’s web portal, users can securely view and share files. SmartVault has earned top honors from Intuit as a QuickBooks Gold Certified Developer, has won both a Readers’ Choice Award and multiple Technology Innovation Awards from CPA Practice Advisor, and has earned both Awesome App and Awesome QuickBooks Add-On awards from The Sleeter Group.

Contacts:

Dania Buchanan
VP, Sales & Marketing
SmartVault Corporation
713.479.5423
Kristy Short
Public Relations
rwc360, LLC
734.481.0186
Ken Parker
Senior Vice President
Alterity, Inc.
866.877.1311

ACCTivate! 8.1 Inventory Software releases with Landed Cost and more

Inventory software with landed costInventory and distribution software creator, Alterity, Inc., releases ACCTivate! 8.1, the latest version of its most feature-rich distribution and supply chain management software designed for QuickBooks® and Intacct®.

ACCTivate! 8.1 Distribution and Supply Chain Management Software introduces landed cost and custom kitting features, along with several other improvements.

 QuickBooks Inventory SoftwareThe new Landed Cost feature gives businesses more control when determining the real Cost of Goods Sold.QuickBooks Inventory Software

Arlington, TX, January 30, 2013 – Adding to an already existing robust set of features, ACCTivate! 8.1 introduces landed cost and custom kitting as addon modules. The new release also provides other improvements, such as support for Windows 8, Microsoft® SQL Server 2012, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 13.0, QuickBooks Premier 2013 and QuickBooks Pro 2013.

“The new Landed Cost feature gives businesses more control when determining the real Cost of Goods Sold,” Brian Sweat, ACCTivate! Product Manager said. “Now, additional charges beyond the purchase price of a product, like customs, duties, insurance, freight, shipping and other charges can be manually and automatically allocated across one or more inventory transactions based on quantity, value or weight.”

ACCTivate! 8.1 provides several benefits to businesses when handling additional costs from vendors and total landed cost:

  • Manage Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) more accurately based on the total cost, which helps calculate profit margins
  • Automatic update of COGS by linking additional costs back to the original received product
  • Link back to a single receipt one at a time or link to all receipts for a purchase order
  • Track additional costs for inter-warehouse transfers, such as transportation fees
  • Automatic creation of vendor bill, so you do not have to perform one transaction in ACCTivate! for inventory and COGS, then enter a separate bill in Accounts Payable
  • Maintain a separate General Ledger account to accrue landed cost, cleared by Vendor Bill
  • Properly accounts for multiple FIFO/ LIFO cost layers, if applicable, by linking proper layer of original receipt
  • Update inventory at multiple transaction dates for multiple receipts, which allows the freight for receipts to be pushed into inventory every day of the month in one single transaction

Kitting in ACCTivate! has always given businesses the ability to sell products as single units that are composed of multiple components by collecting or kitting them when shipped. Now, with the new Custom Kitting feature companies can have more flexibility with the option to make one-off changes to the quantity of kit components and to add or remove components from a kit on a sales order.

For example, with manufacturing there may be paint, some liquid or chemical component that goes into a kit and the production staff may want to record the usage rather than the standard nominal quantity, so custom kitting makes this possible by having the ability to mark components as variable, meaning they can be changed.

About Alterity, Inc.: Alterity, the creators of ACCTivate! Distribution and Supply Chain Management Software for QuickBooks and Intacct, helps companies solve their inventory, warehousing and distribution needs, while also delivering a complete business management system. Alterity is an Intuit QuickBooks Gold Developer and ACCTivate! has received the designation of “Awesome QuickBooks Add-on” by the largest community of QuickBooks professionals in the United States, The Sleeter Group.

ACCTivate! is a feature-rich distribution and supply chain management solution designed for QuickBooks and Intacct that enables companies to gain control of their business and manage everything from inventory to customer service management – all delivered in an interactive interface complete with robust reporting and a dashboard for turning data into information. ACCTivate! is distributed in the United States and internationally, including in the Caribbean, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Try the free trial today to experience the power of ACCTivate!.