Online marketplace Care Home Shopping has launched a free web app to track inventory for care homes, and providers of home care and supported living.
Care Inventory Manager (CIM) has been created by care home and technology experts Issac Theophilos and Alex Robinson.
The free to use service is designed to help care organisations keep track of PPE stock and other consumables, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The web app helps track common problems, including running out of stock; being unable to track usage; being unable to track expenses; not monitoring expiry dates; missing items; new staff not knowing where products are stored; and no control of consumables in different locations from a central administrative office.
Benefits of the app include: making the weekly order easy; systemising the process of inventory management; keeping track of the orders made; making better decisions on collective purchase; accessing your stock levels from anywhere; getting alerts for a stock check, expiry and low stock; and tracking the usage of each item and expense.
The system has been well received by care providers with one user commenting: “This is amazing, a job that will take ages to complete now only takes minutes!”
You can sign up for your free account here.