Inventory is both a huge cost for a veterinary practice and a huge opportunity to make that practice profitable. That doesn't mean gouging your clients and charging exorbitant fees—lots of times, it just means analyzing how and when your practice uses the products you stock.
The best way to do that? You guessed it: inventory reports.
Inside Shepherd’s inventory management system, there are two reports you can run:
*Note: this is different from the product sales report found in the reporting section/
All reports can be generated in Shepherd or downloaded as a CSV for manipulation in programs like Excel and Google Sheets.
To get to the reporting section of the inventory management system: select Inventory > Reports.
Product Sales/Usage Report
If you’re looking to gather a holistic view of how your practice uses products, then this is what you need. We worked with our favorite inventory management consultant Nicole Clausen to create this, all for the sake of showing everything from costs and markups to quantities in one place.
To get to this report: Inventory > Reporting > Product Sales/Usage.
Once the report's open, input the date range and select which kind of report you want to generate (in-app or as a .csv).
If you want some insights as to how to use this report, set up some time with Nicole for a personal consultation.
Single Product Report
If you’re looking to do a deep dive into a single product, this is for you.
To get to this report: Inventory > Reporting > Single Product Report.
Once the report's open:
Input the date range
Input the product name
Choose the product category
Select which kind of report you want to generate (in-app or as a .csv).
Among other things, this report allows you to see:
Each time a specific product was administered
Who administered it
To whom it was administered
What kind of transaction it was
The invoice/SOAP associated with each administration