Spruce simplifies purchasing so you can order the right items without stocking too much inventory that ties up cash. Streamline your processes with automated ordering, easy special ordering with integrated vendor catalogs, and purchasing stock based on past POs. Plus, if you have multiple locations, consolidated purchasing allows you to assess the needs of the entire enterprise, improving efficiency and maximizing volume discounts.
Your software can streamline processes adding hours back to your day
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) securely and reliably transmits orders to wholesalers and co-ops.
Automated ordering uses your historical data to save time and improve inventory turns.
Easily order, track, and invoice special items without frantic phone calls or piles of paperwork.
Automatically reconcile received items with POs, saving time and reducing A/P questions.
Buy based on the needs of the entire business, improving efficiency and maximizing volume discounts.
Use historical data to understand seasonality and stock the right products, at the right quantities.
Spruce helps you confidently place stock orders for the right products, at the right quantities. You can enter items manually, reorder based on past POs, or use suggested orders based on your criteria. Save time by ordering with mobile units on the sales floor or import information from outside vendors. Regardless of how you create the PO, you can instantly check history and purchasing trends, without ever leaving the order.
Having a smooth special-order process is essential for sales growth and customer loyalty. You can easily create a special-order PO during a point of sale transaction or copy quoted items into a PO. Special items are pulled in from a vendor catalog or created via a system-generated temporary SKU number. All documents related to the customer order, from the PO to the inventory receipt and AP invoice, are all connected and available in the software. No more frantic phone calls or searching through paper files to find information on special orders!
Receiving inventory and reconciling items doesn’t have to be a painful or tedious process. With Spruce, you can simply scan items off the truck and automatically reconcile with the PO. If there are any charges (freight adders, tarp charges, fuel surcharges, etc.) not included on the original PO, you can easily enter them while finalizing the receipt. Spruce helps reduce accounts payable questions, as all the receiving information is connected and automatically documented in the system.
Historical data combined with intelligent automation improves the return on your inventory investment. Spruce can help accurately calculate lead time and determine min/max quantities, which saves time, reduces shelf space and back stock, and improves inventory turns. Plus, you can override volatile commodities based on the market, your expertise, and the historical data in the system.
Spruce Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) will securely and reliably place orders with most major industry wholesalers and co-ops, which saves time and reduces costly errors. In many cases, it also lets you receive remittance advice, invoices, price updates, catalog updates, item images, and more .
Spruce includes consolidated purchasing capabilities, so you can buy based on the needs of the entire business, improving efficiency and maximizing volume discounts. You can build one PO that is received at a warehouse with allocations for branch transfers, or have Spruce create a separate PO for each branch. Your stores have unique needs, and Spruce helps you to only order what is needed for each location.
What are our customers saying
Spruce allows us to identify new opportunities in our business to improve inventory management, boost overall gross margin, and control our expenses more effectively.
Spruce is a cloud-based system, and that means I can now share inventory data between the two locations. I also have a central office now, where all my accounting takes place instead of having to split it between the two locations.
FALVEY LUMBER & HARDWARE
With Spruce, I can click on any invoice and see the entire paper and activity trail before and after—the purchase orders and vendor invoices for the products on that invoice, who did the quote, who received the inventory and so on—it’s easily accessible any time I want to see it.
Before we brought Spruce in, we were drowning in paper. There were just so many documents that we had to keep on file and if you ever needed to find an old invoice or purchase order, it could take forever to track it down.
MIDWEST LUMBER AND SUPPLY
If you’re in the building supply business, Spruce makes it easy to take care of ordering, receiving, and getting customers through the checkout smoothly.
ALBERTSONS HOME CENTER
We have 100% better insight on our inventory and margins thanks to Spruce. It has dramatically improved our receiving. Quarterly and year-end reports for our CPA that used to take weeks to prepare now get done in a day.
With Spruce, I have so many more reports that I didn’t have before. Keeping track of inventory is far easier and the program does a great job of managing our custom millwork shop.
JM BUILDING SUPPLY