Top Microsoft Excel Alternatives for Managing Deliveries

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article date Sep 03, 2020

Looking to gain better mastery of your inventory and deliveries? Software can help. The challenge is deciding which software to use. To make your decision easier, we polled a panel of experts. Read on to learn more.


Iulia Karlsson

Iulia Karlsson, Marketing and Sales Manager at TdB Labs. Iulia Karlsson is an entrepreneur with PhD in medical biosciences and over 5 years of Life Science industry experience in sales and up-scaling.

SmartSheet and Google Sheets

SmartSheet is a relatively cheap and easy-to-use tool that we have used for two years to keep track of our production, deliveries, and inventories. It is web-based so you don’t need a server, and everyone from your team can reach the tool from any computer in the world. You can create categories and get updated when someone makes changes.

Another tool is Google Sheets, which is completely free and web-based as well. If you have a limited number of items it is a good tool to use. We have quite a lot of orders and products, which makes SmartSheet a better choice.

Azza Shahid

Azza Shahid

Azza Shahid, Outreach Consultant at Smith Thompson.

Zoho Inventory

Aside from Excel, I like to use Zoho Inventory. Here are three reasons why:

  1. It is easy to use. It has an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. You can easily and quickly manage your podcasts, invoices and sales with a few clicks. It has a clean and neat dashboard which makes it easy to use.
  2. It is a cloud-based inventory management system, meaning you aren’t limited to on-premise software. You can also install it for android and ios.
  3. It allows you to create in-house shipping labels, easily manage orders, and transfer products between multiple warehouses.
Sandra Hurley

Sandra Hurley

Sandra Hurley, Operations Manager at Hayden Girls.

Google software

We use a lot of Google software at our company. We use Google Sheets as our default replacement for any processes and operations that would normally be tracked via Excel.

It’s basically the same as Excel, with all its capabilities, but it’s superior because it’s online. It allows shared viewing and editing, so it’s much easier to use in a team setting, especially remotely. It’s a valuable asset to have. We find that it fulfills our needs perfectly, as it’s a pretty robust piece of software, and it enables us to perform all the actions we need.

Sameed Ajax

Sameed Ajax

Sameed Ajax, Content Strategist at PureVPN.

Stockpile or Square

Use Stockpile or Square to maintain inventory management and handle multiple items all at once. These online tools are easy-to-use and update data on all devices. The best part is you can enter unlimited items in this free software and don’t have to upgrade your monthly plans.

David Rothman

David Rothman

David Rothman at UJA.

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a great tool to run an inventory system on. Cin7, NetSuite, and Fishbowl are also very good, but Access would be my choice for ease of use.

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