Inventory audits: set up Google Docs on your iPad
Google Docs allows you to scan barcodes and record the counts on your iPad when conducting an inventory audit.
The document is then be exported as a .txt file and uploaded into the Greenbits audit tool.
Note: We strongly recommend using a text document instead of a spreadsheet for unit-based audits. Spreadsheet programs tend to apply auto-formatting that could render your audit document unreadable.
If you do use a spreadsheet, be sure to format the cells in your document as Plain Text, and try scanning several example barcodes to verify that the Barcode (SKU) populating in the document matches the Barcode (SKU) in Back Office exactly.
- Go to the App Store on your iPad.
- Search for and download Google Docs.
- Open Google Docs and sign in.
- You will need a Google account for this process. If you use Gmail, use the same user name and password to log in here.
- If you don't already have a Google account, we recommend creating one (free of charge), though you may alternatively use the iPad's Notes app or a standard word processing application on your computer.
- Create a blank text document.
- Scan your items.
If you haven't already done so, be sure to pair your scanner in HID mode first. Then, follow the steps for auditing unit-based inventory.