Inventory Principle: Inventory vs. Product

In ERPLY, we consider your items in two ways.

Product: The idea of what you’re selling and all of the information about it. Each line in your Product Catalog is an Inventory Item. Each inventory item has its own product card and can be set to 4 different statuses. Products are universal across all locations in your account, and can have stock associated with them in Inventory.

Inventory: the actual items you have in each location to order, sell, or transfer. Inventory can be registered into ERPLY, sold out of ERPLY, and transferred from one location to another. It is attached to a location within ERPLY. Inventory items all carry a product cost to you and a price to your customer once they’ve been sold, which we use to calculate your warehouse price, and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS).