Inventory Ally uses order history in order to analyze your hospital's consumption of all products. We prioritize items in cycle counts to ensure high value items are engaged frequently and therefore managed well. This also allows us to manage all inventory in the hospital, including white goods which PIMS can't do.
PIMS data is based only on the Point of Sale (POS) information when items are invoiced. In most hospitals it is inaccurate for many reasons and difficult to manage so we opted to leverage far more reliable data, your ordering history.
We have begun to incorporate some PIMS data to augment the order history data and enhance reporting. This will allow us to identify and improve the responsiveness of the program to changes in demand.