Stock Control Software
E-commerce companies using ShipStation to manage the processing of orders from multiple marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, or their own websites. Orders come in from the marketplaces, and go out as they are shipped. At no place in the ShipStation process, however, is a record kept of stock on hand. Companies using this type of process can add Finale to the backend of the process to keep track of stock on hand. Finale's ShipStation integration communicates with ShipStation behind the scenes through a software API to watch the orders as they are marked complete, and to copy the orders into Finale automatically to record the changes to stock levels.
Using Finale in combination with shipping software allows e-commerce companies to avoid stock outs, and to implement a more systematic stock replenishment process based on reorder thresholds. For further explanation of the ShipStation integration please see: ShipStation integration.
Stock control software
All these details notwithstanding, it remains the case that many small businesses in wholesale and distribution have needs that are closer to the simplified drawing at the top of this section. If your business just keeps track of quantities of product in one or more locations, the task of inventory management software is conceptually straight forward and your inventory management software shouldn't burden you with details that you don't care about.
Examples from Finale Inventory
Here are a few example videos of using Finale Inventory.
Shipments and pull sheets
Keeping track of lots/batches of a particular product