What Is Inventory Planner?

#1 Inventory Forecasting and Planning software for e-commerce businesses.

Inventory Planner tells you exactly which items to purchase - and exactly when to purchase them based on reliable forecasts of future demand, taking seasonality and market shifts into account - so you never overstock unpopular items or run out of stock when orders spike.

With over a decade of experience in forecasting and purchasing, Inventory Planner has helped more than 2,300 merchants accurately plan inventory.

Who Uses Inventory Planner?

E-Commerce merchants, wholesalers trading above $1 million USD, holding physical inventory or using 3PLs.

Where can Inventory Planner be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Sage
  • Founded in 1981

Inventory Planner support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

English

Inventory Planner pricing

Starting Price:

US$249.99/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Inventory Planner does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Inventory Planner paid version starts at US$249.99/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Sage
  • Founded in 1981

Inventory Planner support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

English

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Features of Inventory Planner

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Optimization Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Marketplace Integration
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management Software
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Reports
  • Shopping Cart Software
  • Supplier Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews of Inventory Planner

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
71%
4
20%
3
9%
Christo
Christo
Systems Specialist in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting Software, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great tool to help with forecasting. Great customer support too.

5.0 last year

Pros:

The integrations are great and easy to connect. It is easy to update the forecasting method used. The customer support is very quick and effective.

Cons:

It takes a time to get used to the software. Like any forecasting tool, you need to use your business knowledge alongside the tool. It is not a negative, it is just the reality.

Sage Response

last year

Hi Christo, We are happy to hear that Inventory Planner integrates great with other platforms, it's easy to connect, and that is a great tool to help forecasting for your business. We thank you so much for your review and that you are happy with our Customer Support too. Thank you, The Inventory Planner Team

Andy
Andy
Head of IT in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Excellent service for staying on top of purchasing

5.0 11 months ago

Comments: We needed to identify what was selling, what was dead stock and what we likely to run out of before the next delivery arrived. With long lead times this is tough to manage but IP has really helped us step the business up.

Pros:

* Easy to get started, although takes some work to set it as needed * Excellent API for automating works flows * Pricing and automated price reduction when your stocked items falls * Summary level and detail drill downs allow questions to be answered and reviewed in one place * First rate suppport team

Cons:

* Company has grown quickly and there have been occasional bugs or issues that have impact on availability * reconciling invoices against POs is tricky as there are not enough "extra charges" boxes and no way to reconcile multiple invoices against a single unless you keep a separate record outside of IP

Sage Response

9 months ago

Hi Andy! Thanks for sharing this review with other users, so more customers can discover how IP can be a great asset for their business and how IP has helped your business. Feel free to let us know if you need any help with anything! The inventory Planner Team

Adam
Managing Director in UK
Sporting Goods, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

When it works it's OK... when it doesn't it is a nightmare

3.0 10 months ago

Comments: Disappointing sums it up. They promise a lot but the problems cause huge headaches and loss of money. As I write this we have >30 POs we need to place in order to receive stock before a 4-day holiday weekend... we cannot even add a single item to a purchase order! Purchasing is a business critical function and Inventory Planner simply cannot be relied upon.

Pros:

When it works it makes purchasing straightforward. The forecasting aspect works fine. It's easy to import and export purchase orders.

Cons:

There are frequent periods where Inventory Planner does not sync with Shopify. At these point the system is rendered useless as data is not up to date so purchasing cannot be done without taking a huge gamble. There are periods where there is zero functionality - usually when the sync is not working. Here nothing whatsoever will correctly load. It is as if they don't have enough AWS server capacity to deal with data and it backs up all the requests from their clients, freezing it for everyone. When there are extended periods of downtime there is a risk of data loss through syncs failing. Customer support is barely interested. Brief replies with no real care or concern of the business impact of the problems they are causing. For the high price paid we expect fast responses from people that resolve things. There are other annoyances e.g. it is not possible to merge multiple purchase orders from one supplier.

Sage Response

9 months ago

Hi Adam, I'm really sorry to hear that your experience with us, hasn't been as you expected. In order to address your concerns all together and raise the priority to get everything fixed ASAP. Please send us an email to [email protected], please include your account details and all your issues so we can proceed to support you better and improve your overall experience using our software. Thanks, The Inventory Planner Team

Ben
Ben
Operations Manager in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Very easy to use. Very quick and accurate - has almost eliminated out of stock for us

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Outstanding. For the price, the customer support, the training webinars and youtube videos, detailed documentation - it really is unrivalled and we have tried so many different systems. Thoroughly recommend!

Pros:

It is very fast, never having to wait around for it to load up and recompute constantly. It syncs all the data in the background every few hours which means rapid use. The forecasting is top notch and takes into account so many variables, seasonality, vendor/product growth and much more and then simply advises you the amount to order. Again based on minimum order quanties, carton quantities, pack sizes etc. This makes for easier ordering and our suppliers appreciate our Purchase Orders matching their systems. Inventory Planner also integrates seemlessly to a ton of different systems which we also use and makes it very fast and easy to use for the whole team. You can also export orders and data very fast to excel/csv, we can pull data from tens of thousands of products with all their forecast data from inventory planner to excel in less than ten seconds.

Cons:

Nothing! Genuinely nothing at all, just wish I had found it sooner.

Sage Response

2 years ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We love to hear that Inventory Planner has helped to eliminate stockouts.

Chad
Operations Manager in US
Consumer Electronics, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Forecasting/ Inventory planning tool

5.0 9 months ago

Pros:

Easy to navigate and to integrate with our Omni-channel management software.

Cons:

Some things can be over whelming with all the data provided.

Sage Response

8 months ago

Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the time to review us - we love hearing from our customers! It's fantastic to hear that Inventory Planner integrates so well with your back office software and is so intuitive for your team to use. On your point on the wealth of data, we strive to provide our customers all the information we have to hand, but I can appreciate that all that data could seem a lot. Our KPI reporting segments it nicely though, take a look here: https://help.inventory-planner.com/en/articles/2695321-inventory-kpis-report-video or reach out to our Support team, they have your back 24/7! Thank you again, Tom (Inventory Planner)