After months of development, we’re glad to announce Glimpse Inventory – a free and simple way to manage inventory in your bar and restaurant. In this article, we’re going to introduce the app, why we built it, and how you can get started for better inventory control.
Let’s get to it.
Do you want to be one of the first people to try out Glimpse Inventory? Request early access now.
Why are we building this app?
There are two main reasons why we invested time and resources to develop this software:
1) It fits with our vision and mission: bringing you business insights is at the core of what we do at Glimpse. Inventory management is a natural extension of our pre-existing functionality.
2) We believe there is a market need for an intuitive solution and we are delighted to be able to offer this to you, free of charge.
What’s wrong with existing solutions?
When talking about inventory, most bars and restaurants fall into one of these categories:
- Not taking inventory regularly: this often leads to operational waste (e.g. spillage or theft) and issues like running out of stock or over-ordering.
- Managing inventory with basic tools like pen, paper, and spreadsheets: this is both time-consuming and prone to mistakes. And, let’s face it, it’s one heck of a boring task to do.
- Using specialized software: most solutions on the market are either expensive or complicated to use – costing you money that you could be spending elsewhere and time that could be invested in your team or on your customers.
- Outsourcing: hiring a consultant or company to manage your inventory is an expensive option and it still requires substantial input on your side.
So how can we fix that?
We created Glimpse Inventory to tackle these issues.
First off, the app is simple enough for anyone to use it without needing hours of training. In a busy restaurant or bar setting, this is a huge advantage.
At the same time, it has all the features you need to take inventory quickly and accurately.
And we made it completely free – because something that can be done using pen and paper shouldn’t cost you money.
What does it include?
Fast and accurate counts
With Glimpse Inventory, you can upload your products and storage locations once to suit your establishment. This makes every future count faster so you can perform the count in a uniform way, step-by-step. We even created a handy ‘slider’ feature so anyone on your team can quickly estimate quantities left in open bottles.
Glimpse Inventory includes automated reporting that provides you with crucial information about your profitability. With data on inventory usage, par levels, most used, and sitting stock, you will be able to accurately control your inventory, boost revenues, and minimize waste.
Create instant purchase orders
We know that creating purchase orders can be a hassle. So we decided to make it as pain-free as possible for you. You can add vendors and build orders while our technology will suggest what you need and how much by analyzing your par levels and forecasted business volume.
Internet issues? No problem. Our app has an offline mode which means that you can take inventory into the cellar without worrying about losing all of the data if the wifi cuts out. Your counts will be saved automatically and synced as soon as you’re back online.
One way to speed up inventory? Get the whole team involved! Share the workload with your employees to save money and time.
Not everyone brings their laptop to work but we are willing to bet they all bring their cell phones. Glimpse Inventory is mobile and tablet friendly – making your inventory count that much easier.
How to get started with Glimpse Inventory
Do you want to simplify your inventory management? Are manual tracking and purchase orders the bane of your existence? Glimpse Inventory can definitely help!
If you want to be one of the first people to try out Glimpse Inventory, you can request early access below: