National Business Data Systems

Mars Inventory Workstation

4.5 / 5 3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Companies that averages between $1M and $1B in inventory in single or multiple locations using multiple vendors and thousands of SKUs. Our customers save between 20% and 40% of their inventory costs.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • National Business Data Systems
  • www.nbds.com/
  • Founded 1972
  • United States

About Mars Inventory Workstation

Mars analyzes purchasing decisions at the vendor, product group, and item levels. So you can keep inventories down, yet take full advantage of all vendor incentives and price breaks. The Mars system builds an optimum purchase order quickly and intelligently. It distills large quantities of inventory, sales and vendor data into informed purchasing recommendations--something a product manager simply doesn't have the time for on a day-to-day basis.


Mars Inventory Workstation Features

  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Cost Tracking
  • Custom Pricing Models
  • Inventory Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Overview
  • Kitting
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Search / Filter
  • Serialized Inventory Tracking
  • Shipping Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Traceability
  • Transfer Management
  • Warehouse Management

Mars Inventory Workstation Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Purchasing and Marketing Software

Feb 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility.

Cons: Anything that hasn't worked for us has been adapted or changed to fit with our market.

Overall: I've been a customer for years. What I love is the way they have tweaked it for our unique needs over the years. We asked for a marketing piece and it was created for us and works very well. Combining marketing forecasting and purchasing has been a winning combination to handle the fluctuations in our business. We were able to reduce days on hand.

Recommendations to other buyers: The key is having a great working relationship with the vendor.

MARS Software Review

Dec 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have used MARS software for over 25 years. We run a multi-million dollar warehouse and have successfully managed tens of thousands of part numbers and millions of dollars in inventory using MARS software. This software manages fill rate, lead time, order frequency with ease. One of our favorite features is the goal seek which allows a specific dollar amount or quantity order. Another feature we use often is the order discount which projects the order based on a certain discount allowed. We continue to be very pleased with our MARS software and would highly recommend.

MARS REVIEW

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 1. I am not sure about the value since I do not pay the bill.
2. I think that the suggested orders are sometimes questionable. This is true with Venus forecasts, trending and standard forecast.
3. Sometimes I wonder if it even takes the Venus' forecasts in its calculations at all.
4. This is all I can think of at this time.