Bulk-import inventory data directly into AQ
Quote your own inventory – efficiently
AQ SKU is an integration tool for dealers, distributors and reps whose companies sell inventory. With AQ SKU, your company can bulk-upload your inventory information from your ERP or inventory system directly into the AQ Catalogue. With your information uploaded, you can search, filter and choose your inventory alongside other products in the AQ Catalogue and create all your quotes using AQ.
Bring your brand forward
With AQ SKU, you can upload rebranded, white-labeled or customized products and accessories into the AQ Catalogue. Use your stock numbers instead of being tied to the manufacturer’s numbers. Upload your own product information including images, customized pricing levels and warehouse locations so that you can brand your quotes the way you want. And all of this happens inside of one easy-to-use tool – AQ.
Update when you want
With the push of a button you can upload inventory files through AQ SKU to AQ as often as you want. Updated product data will reflect in the AQ Catalogue within minutes after upload, so you know you’re always quoting the latest information. You’ll gain keen insight into your stock and how to move it – helping to increase inventory turns and shorten delivery times.
Tier 1 Service License
- AQ license required.
- Up to 5,000 SKUs per year.
Tier 2 Service License
- AQ license required.
- 5,001 to 10,000 SKUs per year.
Tier 3 Service License
- AQ license required.
- 10,001 to 20,000 SKUs per year.
Increase efficiency by reducing manual steps
With AQ SKU, your company can bulk-upload your inventory information directly into the AQ Catalogue. Search, filter and choose your inventory alongside other products in the AQ Catalogue and create all your quotes using AQ.
Put your brand out front
With AQ SKU, you can use your stock numbers, product information and images – complementing and reinforcing your company’s branding efforts.
Gain confidence in up-to-date information
Your company can upload inventory files through AQ SKU as often as you want. Information updates in minutes, with a simple push of a button.
Is AQ SKU an inventory tracking / management system?
No. AQ SKU is an application that integrates the AQ Catalogue with your company’s existing ERP or inventory management system, such as SAGE or QuickBooks.
What pricing control do I have over uploaded items?
You set your own prices and can customize pricing levels for your items. When an item is quoted, the appropriate pricing level will automatically be applied.
How does AQ SKU work?
Information is exported directly from your inventory information system as a CSV (comma separated value) spreadsheet file. The CSV file is transferred into the AQ SKU application. All product information included in the CSV file, such as customized pricing, inventory levels and warehouse locations, will appear in the Details panel of the catalogue listing for your individual products in AQ.
How do I get a CSV file?
Your inventory management system provider should have instructions for exporting a CSV data file. As every system is slightly different, we cannot include this information here. However, our customer support team can assist you during AQ SKU set-up.
How do I update the information in AQ SKU?
A CSV file can be imported into AQ SKU by opening the file in AQ SKU and pressing the upload button. This information can also be uploaded through an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client, such as FileZilla, which can be further automated by your company’s IT team.
Is the integration of AQ SKU with my inventory management system bi-directional?
No. AQ SKU does not change the inventory information in AQ or your inventory management system if a piece of equipment is quoted or sold. Information only flows one way, from your inventory management system to the AQ Catalogue.
How do I set up AQ SKU?
Set-up involves your administrator accessing the AQ SKU browser-based mapping tool, to define how your inventory information is laid out in your files. Once set-up is complete, your administrator can upload inventory easily from their ERP or inventory management systems at any time, with just a push of a button.
Can I specify inventory levels for multiple warehouse locations in AQ SKU?
Yes. During the initial set-up you can specify how AQ SKU interprets your inventory information. Once this set-up is complete, AQ SKU will know what each field in your CSV file contains and how to present it within the AQ Catalogue. Your set-up remains consistent for each subsequent upload, unless changed by you.
How do I know my inventory is up to date?
Your administrator can adjust your inventory information any time by simply uploading a new CSV file. After upload, AQ SKU updates the AQ Catalogue in minutes – keeping your stock data accurate so you can always quote with confidence. Your company’s IT team can automate the upload step by requesting an information file directly from your inventory management system through your FTP client, as frequently as you like, throughout the day.
What customer support is available?
You can contact our Customer Support department at +44 (0) 1564 820 190 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. After-hours emergency support is available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.