Distributor & manufacturer of dock products and marine accessories
Operations at a Glance
Managing inventory with QuickBooks and spreadsheets lacked the ability to see inventory in real-time causing errors in orders.
An inventory management software with bi-directional integration to QuickBooks that displays accurate inventory in real-time.
Significant savings in time gained by eliminating the need to double check if there is enough inventory to fill orders.
Everything you need for a floating boat dock is just a phone call away,
thanks to Scottco Marine.
Scottco Marine has been one of the main distributors of dock building supplies and components, since they were established in 1989 by Gary Scott.
Gary Scott worked out of his home, took orders, brought a little bit of product in and rented a small storage area where he could sell orders. The business expanded.
They brought in a secretary, a person for shipping, and a salesman. Now there are several people who work here on a three-acre parcel,” said Customer Service Manager Christy Hunt.
Scottco Marine carries a large inventory on-site of dock building materials, as well as products that they make in-house.
Scottco Marine distributes their products to dock builders, wholesalers, and end-users.
“We try to ship same day or the second day, we always have someone available, and we’re not afraid of sharing information about how to float your dock or what parts you need.
We’ll sell and work with a person who wants to build their own little dock – we don’t make them go somewhere else and have it installed if they are a DIY kind of person. If they’re a dock builder and they have huge marinas and contracts, we work with them as well.”
Everything needed to have a complete docking system can be found at Scottco.
“We also have a fabrication shop so we fabricate all our metal components, dock hardware, steel frames, and any custom parts that are needed.”
Finding the right anchor for business operations
When Scottco Marine began searching for an improved inventory management system to keep track of their inventory in real-time, they found that Acctivate provided them the additional functionality they required.
Hunt said of Acctivate’s bidirectional integration with QuickBooks…
And when the phone rings, Scottco Marine goes to Acctivate to make the sale
Real-time inventory management
Just as the company grew from one person to many, Scottco Marine has seen its inventory of high-quality products flourish.
In addition to providing product history, Acctivate provides real-time inventory levels to help keep operations current.
Hunt said of Acctivate’s real-time data…
Real-time information in Acctivate also benefits their purchasing operations.
Business alerts can be set up in Acctivate to indicate when products need to be reordered.
Hunt explained how Acctivate helps Scottco Marine with purchasing as a manufacturer and distributor…
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