Stock control

The number one reason for not making a retail sale is not having the item in stock – if customer can’t see what they want then they simply don’t give you a second chance.

Yet, one of the main reasons for going bust is tying up too much money in the wrong stock – it seems so obvious … in hindsight.

Clear visibility of stock levels at all your branches, flexible stock creation templates, a range of optional modules specific to your operation, excellent stock taking procedures makes Sparkstone the obvious choice for you to easily control your business.

“It’s so easy to use – all our staff love it…”

“…and a great investment for our business – in today’s market I wouldn’t want to go back to the dark old days…”

  • Warranty tracking
  • Stock matrix (fashion items)
  • Serial number tracking
  • Replenishment
  • Hand held user

Standard features

  • Clear user interfaces for easy stock maintenance
  • Short descriptions for receipts and long notes for reports
  • Ultra fast stock search
  • Stock group/category/department management
  • Sales price history – track performance over time
  • Multi-location, multi-site, multi-bin
  • Warehouse route picking and separate bins/location
  • Stock pictures and product technical information
  • Seasonal analysis
  • Complete import facilities for bulk imports/updates
  • Alphanumeric stock codes
  • Multiple stock categories/hierarchical stock grouping
  • Rapid goods in process
  • Branch transfers and goods in from point of sale
  • Complete audit trail of all stock movements
  • Variable value items/tailorable descriptions
  • Multiple purchase outers/pack sizes per product
  • Location transfer history (goods in transit)
  • Full FIFO/Average cost stock valuations>
  • Store up to 200 user definable fields
  • Stock taking tools including reconciliation
  • Clear end of lines easily
  • Identify slow and fast moving lines
  • Multiple bar codes per product
  • Multiple suppliers per product
  • Label printing
  • Hand-helds (scanners) for busy stores/warehouses
  • Multiple sales prices per product
  • Stock revaluation per item/shrinkage analysis
  • Alternate items
  • Superseded items
  • Archive products and retain full history
  • User definable stock alerts/messages at po


  • Extensive stock reporting
  • Cross analyse any way you wish
  • By department/category/store/user/till/channel
  • Sell through reporting
  • Dynamic links with Excel and other analytical tools
  • Design your own reports with Crystal and other reporting tools with built in data “views”
  • Fast, immediate reports
  • Identify winners and losers
  • Quick decisions to improve profits
  • Easy to use and manage stock control
  • Dynamic links to Microsoft Office
  • Configurable stock templates
  • Flexible replenishment rules
  • Improve stock turnover
  • Avoid stock outs
  • Increase margins

A leading retailer recently said:

“How much stock do we really need to own? When I visited America they run on 12-week stock. I want to run my business on six or seven-week stock.”

He added that in the downturn, more than ever, customers need to be excited and want freshness and newness in their stores. “It is about speed to market, speed is more important than price,” said Green.

Sparkstone enables even the smallest retailer to level the playing field and react fast – don’t hang about. Call us on 01489 795000.