About DEAR Systems

DEAR Inventory is a cloud-based, inventory and order management application for SMBs which offers a complete back end management solution with purchasing, sales, warehouse management, light manufacturing features as well as shipping, ecommerce and payment gateway integrations.

DEAR Inventory aims to help small to medium business owners take control over inventory and order management while streamlining, automating and simplifying all daily operations.

DEAR has wide applications in various industries by businesses of various sizes. Retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and ecommerce operators are the broad categories of DEAR Inventory users. Some businesses utilise DEAR for simple inventory management needs while others rely on DEAR to meet compliance requirements imposed by their industry, for example food manufacturers need DEAR for lot traceability and expiry date capabilities.

Pricing starting from:

US$325.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of DEAR Systems

  • Powerful order management:
    DEAR acts as a central order management system and lets users achieve complete visibility of sales across all channels (retail, wholesale and ecommerce) and track customer orders from quote to fulfilment (pick, pack, shipment) and invoicing.

  • Inventory management:
    With inventory being the main asset it is important to know what is in stock, on order, allocated to a customer or running low. In DEAR users can conveniently set automatic stock reorder points, perform stock adjustments and stay on top of all stock movements in their business.

  • DEAR uses actual accounting costing methods FIFO and FEFO for true cost calculations when users buy, sell or manufacture. Variations of the costing methods cater for inventory with serial/batch numbers as well as expiry dates allowing users to store unique items and giving the ability to subsequently track the sale of inventory to specific end customers.

  • eCommerce Integrations:
    DEAR supports all major ecommerce sale channels, shipment services and POS e.g. Square, Amazon, Fulfilment by Amazon, Shopify, WooCommerce, Shipstation, Vend, Floship and more.
    Our integrations with online stores and shipping platforms help users reach their customers and increase exposure and sales. Users can easily add new platforms to their sales strategy and use DEAR Inventory as a central point for managing all orders, payments and shipment information for multiple sales channels.

  • Manufacturing:
    Accurately tracking the costs of raw materials, labour and overheads through the production process will help users formulate the right pricing strategy for their products and ensure they are never operating at a loss. In DEAR this can be managed via the Bill of Materials functionality.
    Users can easily estimate the cost of manufacturing and availability of raw materials within the Production module. Check the maximum quantity users are able to manufacture along with the relevant costs and automatically order missing components. Auto-assemblies and kits are also available for the management of bundles.
    Our Disassembly module lets users break down items into smaller components and takes the pain out of unit conversions.
  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, St. Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, St. Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé & Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks & Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, English, Traditional Chinese

    Pricing starting from:

    US$325.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of DEAR Systems: 150

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting
    • Accounting Integration
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Audit Trail
    • Automatic Billing
    • Backorder Management
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
    • Barcode Printing
    • Barcode Recognition
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • CRM
    • Cataloguing/Categorisation
    • Channel Management
    • Commission Management
    • Contact Database
    • Core Accounting
    • Cost Tracking
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Accounts
    • Customer Database
    • Customer History
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customisable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Discount Management
    • Distribution Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • ERP
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Marketing
    • Estimating
    • Expense Claims
    • Expense Tracking
    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Management
    • Financial Reporting
    • Fixed Asset Management
    • For Retail
    • Forecasting
    • General Ledger
    • Gift Card Management
    • Income & Balance Sheet
    • Integrated Business Operations
    • Inventory Auditing
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Optimisation
    • Inventory Replenishment
    • Inventory Tracking
    • Invoice Management
    • Invoice Processing
    • Item Management
    • Job Costing
    • Kitting
    • Labeling
    • Loyalty Program
    • MES
    • Manufacturing Inventory Management
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Merchandise Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Commerce
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Channel Marketing
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Multi-Store
    • Offline Access
    • Order Entry
    • Order Fulfillment
    • Order Management
    • Order Processing
    • Order Tracking
    • Payment Processing
    • Planning Tools
    • Point of Sale (POS)
    • Product Catalogue
    • Product Configurator
    • Product Data Management
    • Product Identification
    • Product Lifecycle Management
    • Production Management
    • Production Scheduling
    • Production Tracking
    • Projections
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Control
    • Quality Management
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Order Entry
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real Time Synchronisation
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recall Management
    • Receipt Management
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Recipe Management
    • Recurring Orders
    • Reorder Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requisition Management
    • Restaurant POS
    • Retail Inventory Management
    • Retail POS
    • Returns Management
    • SKU/UPC Codes
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Tax Management
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Search/Filter
    • Serial Number Tracking
    • Shipping Labels
    • Spend Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Stock Management
    • Supplier Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Tax Management
    • Template Management
    • Templates
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Traceability
    • Traceback & Traceforward
    • Transaction History
    • Vendor Managed Inventory
    • Warehouse Management
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (283)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Robert K.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    IntegrationKings review of Dear Systems

    Reviewed on 2/4/2021

    A great overall platform for anyone selling products in the market that wants to control their...

    A great overall platform for anyone selling products in the market that wants to control their Inventory correctly and the workflows in relation to an Inventory business. Also from an accounting background it is a full end-to-end solution in relation to ensuring the accounting is 100% correct in the business.

    Pros

    The features we like most about Dear Systems and so do the clients we work with are:
    - Integrations around stock control and sales workflows with Woo Commerce and Shopify.
    - Complete bi-directional integration with Xero and QBooks Online.
    - Love the fact that we can do Supplier Deposits and Customer Deposits, tracking them correctly within the accounting system.
    - Also the fact that we can do multi-level Build of Materials for manufacturing clients and then sell via multiple of sales channel.

    Cons

    The features we least like most about Dear Systems:
    - Reporting in the platform takes abit to set-up and ensure you are getting the reporting you want out of the system.
    - Would like to see more integrations over time into the core platform overall as well.

    Alternatives Considered

    Cin7 and Unleashed

    Reasons for Choosing DEAR Systems

    Wanted better integration overall with the accounting within the business and in some cases wanted to move away from their old clunky ERP platform that was running their business still from a server.

    Reasons for Switching to DEAR Systems

    Better integration overall in relation to the accounting workflows with Xero, plus a very good Partner network and team to work with internally.
    Anton B.
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    • Industry: Cosmetics
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    DEAR Systems step to the future!

    Reviewed on 6/6/2022

    Still getting used to the DEAR system, however, if compare with other inventory systems we used...

    Still getting used to the DEAR system, however, if compare with other inventory systems we used before, I must say DEAR is the answer, so far very happy! It’s all there, just need a bit of time to learn how to navigate around. Selling on Amazon & eBay? No problem..... (once everything is set up correctly) DEAR will do all your daily routine for you. Using an eCommerce website (in our case it's WooCommerce), it’s all there! We are still in process of integration/switching from Quickbooks desktop however, after only 1 month of using DEAR (plenty of step by step, how to use information online and very straightforward YouTube videos, which will answer most of your questions (how to?) on daily routine of most of the businesses. Special thank you to the support team, for being very helpful, straight to the point answers with plenty of information provided to understand and learn ….. bravo!

    Pros

    Xero & Dear system user (new user experience).
    Everything you need to manage warehouse inventory!
    Detailed Inventory information, Order process flow, purchasing order management, stock control, eCommerce website eBay/Amazon integration, - easy to use once you get used to it.
    Helpful support team, and plenty of information provided to understand and learn DEAR systems.

    Cons

    Takes some time to know the DEAR systems (navigate) due to many features.
    I guess we need to use DEAR systems for some time to get a better understanding and therefore, give a revised review of experience and possible Cons we might have.

    Reasons for Choosing DEAR Systems

    Quickbooks Desktop service termination in the UK from 2023

    Reasons for Switching to DEAR Systems

    Inventory management - stock control - plenty of features to use now or in the future. Amazon-ebay-ecommerce integration. Daily order routine progress, overall DAER systems feels pleasant to use
    Xy L.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Alright but we don't love it

    Reviewed on 16/2/2022

    Have been using Dear for about 6 weeks after onboarding and it's taking some time for my colleagues...

    Have been using Dear for about 6 weeks after onboarding and it's taking some time for my colleagues and myself to get used to the system, but I received 5 emails in the first 12 days after onboarding, and another 3 in the past 7 days to give them a review so here it is.

    TLDR not as user-friendly as the system we were using before but no choice as QBC will no longer be offered and Dear might be the next best alternative

    Pros

    - Comprehensive and even has manufacturing components (unfortunately we don't require this)
    - Comparable pricing to TG/QBC
    - Some onboarding agents are very knowledgeable about the system
    - Support staff are very responsive and queries get answered pretty quickly

    Cons

    - Not as user-friendly compared to the system we used before. Even things like stock availability isn't readily shown on the product page - you either need to go into a tab within the product page, or a separate 'Availability' to check the stock
    - Slightly confusing configuration where you can't easily change the purchase prices as they are grouped together on a 'suppliers' tab within the product listing
    - Product family is quite confusing and a little tedious to create. During the import of our products, there were a large number of single-variant products created as product families with 1 product, and there doesn't seem to be a easy way to stop classifying it as a product family
    - Automation module (for things like out of stock notifications) are not provided FOC; you have to add on $50/month
    - Purchase orders only show product name and not variant/option names so if you are trying to order 3 colours of the same product, the PO will show 3 line items of the same product.
    - We sell on different e-commerce channels but there's no easy way to reflect that. We were informed that the only way we can only create the e-commerce channels as 'Sales Representatives' so that we can track them. Our sales from Shopify aren't differentiated between POS and online
    - The sync with Shopify seems a little glitchy and sometimes after receiving stock in Dear, all our products descriptions in Shopify get erased. This is less than ideal because our product listing on our website becomes blank

    Alternatives Considered

    Cin7, Vend and Unleashed

    Reasons for Choosing DEAR Systems

    QBC will no longer be offered to customers outside of the US soon

    Switched From

    QuickBooks Commerce

    Reasons for Switching to DEAR Systems

    Robust enough, had the integrations we required, better priced than some
    Timo R.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Still new to dear but it's looking promising

    Reviewed on 18/5/2022

    Pros

    - Powerful software, which can be overwhelming for beginners due to its many settings.
    - We're still new to the system but everything's looking familiar coming from another inventory management software.
    - Onboarding process was very professional.

    Cons

    - Wish more links could be opened in new tabs, e.g. on the sales orders or purchase orders list.
    - Option to see BOM on iOS app if auto-assembly is enabled.

    Alternatives Considered

    Cin7 and Katana Manufacturing ERP

    Reasons for Choosing DEAR Systems

    Previous software provider is shutting down.

    Switched From

    QuickBooks Commerce

    Reasons for Switching to DEAR Systems

    - Zapier integration - Maturity of the product
    Tess C.
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    • Industry: Food Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Uncle Charlie's Tastes of Country Review

    Reviewed on 12/5/2022

    We are a new business that started with excel spreadsheets however it was quite difficult to track...

    We are a new business that started with excel spreadsheets however it was quite difficult to track everything across the two warehouses we have. Dear has helped us by giving us live data of where all our products are. I would also like to add that [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been so lovely and patient with us during the onboarding and has really solidified that I made the right choice of going with Dear Systems.

    Pros

    I like the right out of the box use of Dear Systems. Many other systems require a full set up before being able to be used, but with Dear as long as the basics are set up, you can begin using it and expand from there.

    Cons

    At this point in time I haven't identified any cons.

    Alternatives Considered

    Oracle Cloud HCM and Sage Inventory Advisor

    Reasons for Switching to DEAR Systems

    First and foremost price was a big factor for us as a new small business. Dear gave us the opportunity to have a system that we could comfortably budget with but also grow with us as we grow.
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    DEAR Systems FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for DEAR Systems.

    DEAR Systems offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$325.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    $325/month - Standard Plan $445/month - Retailing Plan $525/month - Manufacturing Plan 14-day free trial

    DEAR Systems has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    DEAR Systems supports the following languages:

    Chinese, English, Traditional Chinese

    DEAR Systems supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    DEAR Systems integrates with the following applications:

    Authorize.Net, Avalara, BigCommerce, CROSSFIRE, Capsule, Crossfire, Easy Insight, EzzyBills, Handshake, Handshake, HubSpot CRM, Inventory Planner, Lokad, LoyaltyLion, Magento Marketplace, PayPal, PencilPay, Pepperi, Pinch, Prospect CRM, Quickbooks Online, Salpo CRM, ShipStation, Shippit, Shiptheory, Shopify, Square Point of Sale, Starshipit, StockTrim, Stripe, Vend, WooCommerce, Xero, Zapier

    DEAR Systems offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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