Onsite training is a time to rocket your inventory software project forward at breakneck speeds. Do you need inventory software up and running yesterday? Fly an onsite trainer to your warehouse. We’ll help you create the needed synergy that was previously dormant. Many tasks can be accomplished during the onsite visit.

To name a few:

  • Setup
  • Process design
  • Training
  • Live conversation
  • Database rebuild

Whatever step you are on, a inventory software expert consultant will guide you through to the next step. You’ll find the confidence you’ve been searching for.

Is Onsite Training Better Than Remote Training?

Onsite training is always more effective than remote training. The deciding factors are usually time and budget.

If cost is a concern, we can accomplish a lot with a remote training session using online video calls and screenshare meetings. But, if your budget will allow, you’ll have a better experience working with an expert in person. Nothing compares to face-to-face communication!

To get the biggest bang for your buck, carefully plan out an agenda with our software consultant to make the visit effective. A visit from a implementation project guide at your location will provide insights that cannot happen any other way. An expert may notice issues on site that he could not have noticed otherwise.

The more we know about your company the more informed we can be to recommend best practices for your new inventory software setup.

Fly a Fishbowl expert to your facility. When we arrive, introduce us to the team and let us experience your culture. Next, we’ll tour your facility and walk through your processes.

We accomplish more as a group, so your staff members will be involved, individually or in small groups. There is a great benefit to having someone on location anywhere from 1 day to 14 days. Think about scheduling multiple visits for larger projects.

Ask us for a quote! If you already have a quote from another consultant, let us review it. We’ll meet or beat the price and offering!

How much does Fishbowl Onsite Training cost?

Good news! We price match! If you have already been given an estimate from someone else for onsite training, simply email us the bid. We will meet or beat their inventory software onsite training price.

5 for 5

Our best value! You get 5 days of onsite inventory software consulting for $5,000. Our expert will be at your location for 6 hours of consulting time per day for 5 days in a row. Travel expenses are billed after the trip.

1-3 Days

Have an expert onsite for a full 8 hours per day for up to 3 days in a row. Includes remote time for preparation and follow up tasks. We’ll ask you to schedule time with your attendees and help us plan to discuss the correct topics with each group of employees.

Pricing varies based on location and number of days booked. Call us for a quote.

4 for 44

Our 4-day onsite consulting package (our most popular) includes 6 hours per day with the expert, and is $4,400 upfront. Travel expenses are billed after the trip. Many of our clients have found it difficult to sacrifice 8 hours per day to focus on their inventory software implementation. This package finds the perfect balance for working on your business vs working in your business.

What can be accomplished during an Onsite Training?

Onsite training is a time for those in your company to work face-to-face with a inventory software consultant. You’ll be surprised at how much can be accomplished during the visit, even if it’s just a day or two. If you haven’t reviewed the 5 steps for a successful implementation, take a quick peek. Any of the tasks from those 5 steps can be expedited during an onsite visit.

1. I.T. Infrastructure, Installation and Setup

We will assess your hardware and operating system to assure they meet your software’s minimum requirements. We’ll install all of the necessary software and assure it is successfully connected and syncing with integrated software. Assure everyone can log in.

2. Setup Sandbox

We will help you setup a sandbox with all required data for testing and training. A sandbox environemnt consists of your inventory software connected to your QuickBooks accout or QuickBooks file.  We’ll work with you in setting up your data in QuickBooks and your inventory software correctly.

3. Workflow Design

A key person in your company will receive one-on-one guidence from a our expert. Together, we’ll design and document your desired overall workflow in relations to your inventory software and QuickBooks use.

During this phase, we’ll help you test the desired workflow with the data setup in QuickBooks and the inventory software to assure it’s going to work in your day-to-day operations. You’ll walk through each one of your processes with a seasoned consultant, gain valuable insights, and make successful decisions.

Document Your Decisions

Your standard operating procedure (SOP) documents may include the following:

  • Sales order entry
  • Work order entry and scheduling
  • Work order starting and picking
  • Work order fulfillment
  • Sales order fulfillment (includes picking, packing and shipping)
  • Transfer order creation
  • Transfer order fulfillment
  • Purchase order creation
  • Purchase order fulfillment, which includes receiving and reconciling
  • AR and AP management of the bills and invoices your inventory software sends to QuickBooks

These documents can be detailed with screenshots, numbers and arrows or can be simple and short. Once the documents are created, assign roles and responsibilities to each documented procedure. Your SOP documents can be used as training material and reference.

4. Onsite Training

This is the most exciting part of the project! It can also be the most devastating if the previous steps are not complete.Onsire training should be exciting to insure success. We want every inventory software user to have a good experience. Adequate, thoughtful preparation is required for training to be successful.

We receive phone calls from people who tell us a trainer came out for a couple of days, but they still don’t know what to do. Brandow Consulting will assure your onsite training is a success and good investment for your business.

5. Going Live

The last step is to convert the sandbox to a live system. We’ll keep the good data and throw out the bad. The go-live day is exciting but can also be daunting. With proper and adequate preparation, the go-live day will be a welcome event.

Don’t schedule this day until workflow and procedure design is complete! Onsite Fishbowl training duration can be estimated, but steps 1-3 are difficult to determine precisely. Having a inventory software expert at your facility before flipping the switch can be a huge comfort. An experienced consultant can quickly turn a would-be emergency into a small speed bump.