(PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Business owners in the dental industry are struggling to leave behind the traditional pen and paper approach that they have used for years for inventory purchasing. Servers are expensive and dental labs don't have the resources to invest in a new server in the current economic climate, internal networks rarely add as much value as it does to maintain them, nightly backups are challenging if the dental lab or practice are interested in backing up at all, support is never as affective as having support staff look at exactly what the user can see, periodic upgrades are frustrating, risky and are outdated in a couple of months. The challenge is to find a system that doesn’t involve these drawbacks of current desktop systems and provide the ability to have all inventory management information available when it is required.
Cloud-based software, Software as a Service (SaaS), as it is commonly referred to, is the answer to many of the issues mentioned above. With SaaS software, subscribers sign up on a monthly base, there are no upfront software expenses, no server to purchase, no network to maintain, no backups to worry about, and no updates to be concerned with. Subscribers can access their data securely from anywhere, anytime through Internet access. Subscribers spend their time and effort focusing on their business and Saas take care of the software requirements behind the scenes.
Clixon does not restrict the number of inventory suppliers, the dental practice or lab can purchase from any supplier. Maintain all inventory items and all vendors in one convenient place, establish preferred vendors status with vendors of that supply the dental products, and monitor the dental practice or laboratory budget details prior to purchasing.
Knowing that setting up inventory items is an ongoing task Clixon offer a "Master Product Listing" which offers products used every day in the dental industry as a way to quickly find and create items for the dental product database. Tracking lot, serial, and case numbers are easy to record while receiving items on a purchase order, prompts guide you through the process in seconds. With the Clixon distribution module the dental lab or practice can record employee and cost center usage, record lot, serial, and case numbers as items are being used, establish min/max levels, manage consignment inventory, and a variety of other features make for a robust application.
Corporate organizations using Clixon can maintain an organization list of inventory items, manage what items are visible to each company, establish and maintain accounting information, monitor vendors by company, establish budgets by company and there is a permissions setting to authorize approved personnel to purchase orders being submitted.
“After using Clixon for several months, I find that there are several features that are a vast improvement to the program that I had been using. The first is the Requisition feature. The fact that I can run one requisition for many days is very helpful. I usually place my orders once a week. My desk use to be full of post-it notes and supply sheets. Now each day when I need to order something I just add it to this week’s requisition & forget about it. On Wednesday when I am ready to place orders, all I need to do is open that requisition, click on create Purchase orders, and I am done. Multiple Vendors, multiple items, how easy is that! I appreciate, that when the system issues a P.O. it contains both the vendor’s telephone number, and my account number, as well as the items I am ordering. One stop shopping. Another feature I really like is the ability to find items in several different ways. If I am unsure of a product name, I can find it under category or vendor. My favorite, is to be able to type in part of a name and the system finds all things with that in it. This is great for someone who is not as familiar with the program, but just wants to find a certain item. Very user friendly.” – Marty Hof, Moskey Dental Lab.
In many businesses inventory is the largest expense after wages. Often, business owners and accountants raise concerns regarding "expenses". As financial situations improve, spending again gets ignored until expenses are again a concern. This perpetual issue can easily be resolved with the right technology and a systematic approach that is easy to follow.
Founded by Mike Heath and Pat Goodfellow, Clixongroup.com has been the answer to many issues and concerns they had seen for years working with dental professionals. While working with traditional desktop software that was typically locally installed Pat and Mike were always disturbed by how much "non-software related" support was continually needed. This is an added expense that consumers of desktop software have to pay dearly for. Clixon has been operating for (response here) and is available for (insert customer base). If your dental practice or dental laboratory wants to streamline inventory purchasing call (insert number) or find Clixon at http://www.clixongroup.com.