CribMaster Inventory Management System


All of our inventory management solutions have the CribMaster Inventory Management System software as their foundation. Whether your implementation involves stocking a few vending machines on the floor or automating every tool crib across your enterprise, the same powerful platform provides support to handle your workload. Software in each device connects to a single database, providing you with a comprehensive view of your indirect material flow, even throughout different cribs and sites.

We built the market’s most powerful software by designing it to be highly flexible. With customizable database fields, 27 unique transaction types, and almost 200 reports, you can configure the entire system according to your business rules.

Many current software features resulted from our team working closely with customers to incorporate their required capabilities. Our experienced software engineers release regular enhancements to help customers capture new business intelligence and improve more of their processes.

Invest in one platform; license only the devices you need

The one requirement for running CribMaster Inventory Management System is a database. You then select the rest of the applications to fit your current manufacturing needs. As you find more uses for CribMaster inventory and asset management solutions in your environment, simply add incremental licenses for other applications and devices.

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Here are the general specifications necessary to install a CribMaster environment:
Operating system:

  • Windows 7 (Ultimate, Enterprise, or Professional)
  • Windows 8 (Basic, Pro, Enterprise)
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012

Note: CribMaster requires the .net framework, minimum version 3.5 SP1. CribMaster will also run inside a virtual machine.

  • Database:
  • Oracle 9, 10, 11
  • SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012 (including MSDE and Express editions)
  • Hardware:
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz (dual core) or better recommended
  • Memory: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
  • Drive space, server: 32 GB minimum
  • Drive space, workstation: 1 GB minimum (more if the machine also houses the database)

Software needs vary depending on the implementation, but an instance of CM Agent is required. Crystal Reports Runtime, included in CM Client installation, is also necessary to render CribMaster reports.

For a full list of software, hardware, and network requirements, including vending machine specifications, download the CribSheet.

Run reports to track costs and usage in a wide range of categories, including:

  • Inventory (levels, transfers, turns)
  • Employees & users
  • Events
  • Ordering & purchasing
  • Suppliers
  • Work orders

For more details, see the full list of reports. You can also configure your own custom reports, and create graphs from Analyzer reports.