Manage your Implants, Medications & more with Sowingo

Revolutionizing the way private practices manage their supplies!  Sowingo allows you to maintain your entire inventory in one central place and customize it to suit your practice’s needs. Set minimum threshold levels for each unique product to receive alerts when supplies are running low and when expiration dates are approaching. Track your medications as well as implants, closure caps, bone grafts, and more. The mobile app integrates with the web platform and allows your staff to monitor supplies accurately in real-time, simply by scanning items in and out of inventory.

Key features:

  • Implants: Track your implants, closure caps, healing abutments, bone grafts and membrane
  • Medications: Manage your medication levels, expiration dates and minimum levels
  • Certifications: Receive alerts for certification renewals for your licenses, permits & equipment
  • Reports: View detailed reports on where and how your money is being spent

To learn more check out our features page

Getting started in just a few clicks. Click Sign-up to register an account. Best of all our Marketplace account are free!

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

Upcoming event: Infection Control with Dr. Kevin Katz

Infection Control is a hot topic right now in dentistry. Learn how to stay on top of all the new changes in guidelines & regulations at our next event, in partnership with our friends at Practice Health Check and BravoEd DDS.

Register at https://iceventfeb22.eventbrite.ca/

And remember Sowingo include a Sterilization feature. Throw away your paper logbooks and move that critical data online. In a few clicks, you can record every detail needed to securely store your data for both biological and chemical sterilization tests.

To learn more check out our features page

Getting started in just a few clicks No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Best of all our Marketplace account are free!

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

Profitable-practice - Feature Interview

At Sowingo our goal is the help your dental practice increase its profitability through inventory management. Our founder  Dr. Paul Bhatti was recently featured in an interview in Profitable-practice. Take a look and learn more about what motivated Paul to start Sowingo, the impact it has had on dental community and what is on the horizon for Sowingo. Click here to review.

If you are about to embark on your inventory and want to learn more about Sowingo check out our features page or click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo.

Getting started in just a few clicks No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Best of all our Marketplace account are free!

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

3 Benefits of Cloud Base Inventory Management

In healthcare, when it comes to technology we are slow to change. How many of us still use packaged software? You know the type that requires a CD or a download in order to be installed. Imagine the nightmare when it comes to buying a new computer for the office. How much time and effort will be needed install all the packages you need to run your dental practice? Never fun!

But why are you still using package software?  The internet has brought us many joys. Just think about Netflix. From your coach (really anywhere you please) you can watch what you want when you want. No longer do you need to run down Blockbuster to pick a movie or worry about late returns.

That is the beauty of cloud computing! Here as Sowingo we developed our inventory management system as a cloud-based solution. Here are 3 advantages:  

  1. Work from anywhere: Check the status of your dental supplies from your phone. From the comfort of your home know when you need to re-order. Know the value of goods on hand, and understand what you need to spend to replenish your medical supplies.

  2. Disaster recovery: No need for CD backups. Sowingo’s remote servers ensure your data is backed-up and accessible when you need it. Best of all it is secured.

  3. Automatic software updates: This is the key advantage of cloud computing. When there is a new release you have it! No need to worry about a new install, or system compatibility (MacOS or Windows). All you need to do is log on and enjoy.

Our cloud-based inventory management system puts your office in control.  

If you are not already a user try us today. No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Note, our Marketplace account is free, this is just an added bonus.

Want to learn more: View our features page or Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

 


 



 

3 Methods for Inventory Control

As business owners, we all understand the challenge of managing one of our largest assets - inventory.  As stated in an earlier blog post, the average dental office spends approximately $ 85,000 in dental supplies a year. This number only grows for larger offices.  What oversight is in place to help manage this asset?

Here are 3 methods for inventory control that can help your dental practice be more efficient and profitable.

Method 1- Minimum stock levels:  With this control in place your practice will never fall short of essential dental supplies.  By setting this rule in place, your staff will know when to order and how much to replenish supplies by, thus avoiding over and understocking.

Method 2- Taking Stock: Understanding what you have and where is essential in making good purchasing decisions.  Have a designated areas for storage and implementing a system within your office that will help keep track of these items is essential for good inventory control.

Method 3 - Inventory Cost: When it comes to managing inventory it is important to know, how much you spent, frequency and your key suppliers. This knowledge will help you plan your purchasing times and negotiate better pricing.

These simple methods can help increase the effectiveness of the operation of your clinic.  Sowingo’s inventory management system has these features and more.  Our cloud-based inventory management system puts your office in control.  

If you are not already a user try us today. No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Note, our Marketplace accounts are free, this is just an added bonus.

Want to learn more: View our features page or Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

Sowingo - 5 key Features

Managing the operations of a dental practice is challenging. For any business, the key to delivering excellent customer service is having strong operations in place. Inventory pillar of operations and most practices spend countless hour both in human capital and investment to manage this.

That is where  Sowingo can help. We develop a cloud base solution that will help your dental practice manage its inventory, allowing you to focus on patients.  We do this by focusing  on the following in 5 areas:

  1. Inventory Management: All of your office inventory online, in one place. Keep track of everything including how many products you have on hand, and individual expiration dates. Know exactly where all of your supplies are kept, and be alerted when you are running low.

  2. Marketplace: Order your favorite brands from our easy to use online marketplace. Receive updates and tracking information as your order moves through the shipping process so you never miss a package.

  3. Reports & Analytics: Data is powerful. Equip yourself with detailed reports based on your supplies consumption and spending. Know where your money is going now to better predict when and where you’ll spend it in the future. Receive insightful analytics directly to your inbox to help your team prepare for the upcoming weeks and months in your practice.

  4. Purchase Orders: We know you’ll also shop elsewhere, and that’s okay with us. You can still track all of those shipments and have an easy way to update your inventory as the products arrive at your door. Keep tabs on all of your orders in one place to make sure you’re getting what you paid for.

  5. Offices & Users: Own multiple practices? No problem - you can keep track of each individual practice with one Sowingo account. Easily toggle between your offices to manage your inventory separately. You’re in this together. Working as a team will help lighten everyone’s workload and keep your practice organized. Invite each member of your staff to use Sowingo - they’ll just need an email address to get started

Our cloud-based inventory management system puts your office in control.  If you are not already a user try us today. No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Note, our Marketplace account is free, this is just an added bonus.

What to learn more: View our features page or Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

How to Control Inventory in 3 easy steps

This weeks blog reviews a wikiHow on inventory control. The wiki breaks Inventory Control into  3 steps. Each step includes an action item list. There is the added bonus of some the excellent illustrations! Below is a quick summary of the steps and the action list.

Step 1: Assessing Your Inventory

  • Understand the goals of any inventory control system
  • Invest in inventory management software.
  • Create clear labels
  • Perform an initial count of your inventory stock.

Step 2:  Updating Your Inventory

  • Manually update your inventory.
  • Store the updated documents in an organized manner.
  • Advance to a point-of-sale (POS) inventory management method once your business size grows big enough to need a more sophisticated form of inventory control.

Step 3: Maintaining the Right Level of Inventory

  • Analyze sales data
  • Decide how much stock to order and keep
  • Consider order and delivery times
  • Choose a re-order point
  • Consider using an outside inventory management agency

What the above demonstrates is that inventory control is no easy task for any business.  Sowingo can help with many aspects, from creating labels to real-time tracking, and data analysis to help your dental office understand its inventory cycle.

Our cloud-based inventory management system puts your office in control.  If you are not already a user try us today. No credit card information needed, no commitment. Click Sign-up to register an account. Note, our Marketplace account is free, this is just an added bonus.

What to learn more: View our features page or Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

Why Is Inventory Control Important?

In this week’s blog, we feature an article from the small business section of the Houston Chronicle: Why Is Inventory Control Important?

The article focus on the following four points:

  1. Avoiding Stockouts - Running out of an items, not only cost you money from missed sales, they can also make you lose customers for good

  2. Overstock Hazard  - too much of certain items

  3. Working Capital Issues - too much precious cash tied up in operations.

  4. Manufacturer's Angle - run out of an essential ingredient or component, production will halt, which can be extremely costly.

This article highlights an important point. Inventory management is essential to running a profitable clinic.  Why should your dental practice be any different?  We are Sowingo can help! Our cloud-based inventory management system can help combat all these issues are more. If you want to help grow and maintain the dental practice you have created, consider having Sowingo help you with your inventory needs.  

Remember:

  • Free trial: No credit card information needed, no commitment. Sign-up today
  • View our features page to learn more
  • Marketplace account are free
  • Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.

 

Clinic Inventory Analytics

Data and analytics are common terms in today’s business environment. More and more companies are basing their actions on quantitative analysis. Instead of making decisions quickly, based on instinct (which can be costly), they are using data to understand their environment and their best course of actions.  When it comes to inventory, why should your business be any different?

Currently, most dental and medical office manage their inventory ordering process on ad-hoc bases. Often supplies need to run low before someone in the office takes notice. When they do, there is a wave of chaotic activity to get the supplies that are needed. This cost your office (business) in two main ways:

  1. Monetarily - last minute orders can be costly and put your business in the position of missing opportunities on better prices and sales

  2. Productivity - Although your team is busy filling that order, they will not be focused on helping patients. This time spent sourcing supplies could have been spent helping patients and other areas of the practice.

At Sowingo our cloud based inventory management system has built into it analytics to help you:

  • Understand when supplies are running low
  • Which vendor you last ordered from and how much you paid
  • Other items ordered from the vendor, and how much business you do with them - important negotiating information.

Dentist and medical doctors spend a lot to run and maintain their practice. Inventory is one of the most costly and essential items in their office. How it is managed is a key success factor to the overall business.  Take a step back and ask yourself are you managing your inventory to its full potential? If not let us help.  Try Sowingo today and start transforming your business.

Remember:

  • Free trial: No credit card information needed, no commitment. Sign-up today
  • View our features page to learn more
  • Marketplace account are free
  • Click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo

If you have any questions or suggestions contact us at support@sowingo.com or 1 (888) 997-3133. We are always here to help with your office's inventory management needs.


 

Taking Control of your inventory

A core element of running any business is inventory. It is the materials, tools, and supplies used in the day to day operations of running a dental practice. Given the amount of money a practice will spend on dental supplies per year, it is important to understand:

  1. What you have?

  2. How many supplies are in stock?

  3. How much you paid (cost)?

  4. Who did you last buy it from?

  5. Where is it located?

Understanding these five simple dimensions to inventory management can help you run your practice more efficiently by giving you control of when you buy items and who you buy them from. No longer will there be any last minute rush orders, ensuring your practice never runs low on supplies. Putting your practice in control of its inventory is a key step to cost saving.

Our goal at Sowingo is the help with this process. Our cloud base inventory management system allows you and your team to manage your inventory in real time. Add/remove supplies at the swipe of a button, or simply by scanning the barcode. Look at your stats to understand when you are going to run low on supplies, and who you last ordered from. Use this information to select the best time to restock. An added benefit is that you will never over stock and will know at a glance what you have and where you have it.

Check out our features page to learn more or click here to view a video that provides a quick overview of Sowingo. Or sign-up for a free trial. No credit card information needed, no commitment.  

Empower your practice today with Sowingo, we will help manage your inventory over its life cycle, making your dental practice more profitable.