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A Free Inventory Management Tool??? Where Do I Sign Up?

Count-n-Control is the brainchild of long-time industry pro Paul Clarke, and it’s a tool that is going to revolutionize how you track inventory in your restaurant.  No, Count-n-Control doesn’t have some crazy new way to track your stock so that shrink is 100% eliminated, and no, it’s not going to help you find the cure for cancer.

But everything you need and expect from an inventory management system is here at your fingertips, including:

  • Stock and supplier tracking
  • Transaction and sales tracking
  • Quick-view graphing of stock
  • Roll period feature
  • CSV file data importing
  • Multiple users and access from any internet-enabled device

These are the things you would expect from a good stock control tool, and it’s all here in a simple and easy-to-use interface.  You can track and import stock data easily from anywhere, have employees update stock, and view reports on your current stock all in one place.

Great, you say, so where’s the revolution you were talking about earlier?  Okay… drumroll please… Count-n-Control is free to use.

That’s what makes this tool revolutionary.  I’ve talked a lot here on The Back Burner about how you can add to your bottom line by controlling inventory effectively.  If you’re a successful restaurateur, you probably already knew that.  The beauty of Count-n-Control is that you can control your restaurant’s stock (which saves you money) completely free.billy mays

That’s what I would call a double-whammy of green for your bottom line.  If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know that I don’t usually sound like Billy Mays (R.I.P), the late great salesman, but seriously, here’s my best impression:

You can get this great inventory tracking tool for your restaurant… absolutely free!

Try it out and let me know how Count-n-Control works out for you.  Leave a comment below with your own review!

About Greg McGuire

Greg has blogged about the food service industry for years and has been published in industry magazines, like Independent Restaurateur and industry blogs like Restaurant SmartBrief. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons and enjoys reading, live music, and the great outdoors.

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  1. Thanks for the great feedback Greg. I’ve used the Count-n-Control solution in over 50 sites and found it to be a simple method of controlling stock and producing performance metrics. I hope others find it useful to.

  2. Nice article Greg! I’ve found Count N Control software to be fairly adequate as well but recently came across another free web-based tool, called SalesBinder that I’ve recently switched over to.

    Great review!


  3. Thanks for your review. We’re currently looking at solutions for a client, and can across your blog post. Unfortunately, it seems that Count-n-Control is a part of the “Run-a-Restaurant” company portfolio, and is no longer offered for free. Do you know if there are other solutions that are similar (& similarly priced?).

    Thank you

    • Unfortunately, I am not aware of another free inventory systems for restaurants. However, it looks like Count-n-Control is still very reasonably priced. I recommend the 30-day free trial to see if it is something you would like to invest in. In the long run, it could save you 1,000’s of dollars!

  4. Very useful, easy to understand and valuable info. Thank you

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