“Having spent 25 years of my career in software and technology, I feel uniquely qualified to write this recommendation. During that time, I was always on the vendor side of the equation until this past year. I made the decision to implement a new inventory and order entry system and knew my standards for how and who did the implementation were going to be very high. I know all too well how hard the job of running an implementation is and how skilled a person needs to be to be successful. Stan was the local consultant who not only helped me evaluate the system but was also who I hired to run point on the implementation. From the moment the process began, I was impressed with Stan. On a personal level he is great to deal with and brings a perfect balance of friendliness and assertiveness you want in a consultant. He is impeccably organized, extremely knowledgeable, and not just skilled at the DEAR system but also about the business of managing inventory. I felt as if I had a business consultant as much as I had a DEAR consultant. He worked very well with our accounting team, IT lead, head of operations and sales staff by building relationships with every participant. I would highly recommend Stan to anyone considering a DEAR implementation or needing help understanding the world of inventory management.”


—  Curt Alpeter, Partner, Runamok Maple



Do it right the first time!

Inventory Technology Partners helps organizations successfully implement integrated inventory management solutions using DEAR Inventory.


Our Goal: Your success through self-sufficiency

Our goal is to have your business become self-sufficient and master your use of DEAR Inventory.  Using a learning-by-doing approach, you become empowered with best practices for setting up and getting operational with  DEAR to manage your business.


Technology Focus: DEAR Inventory
We specialize in using DEAR Inventory, one of the leading cloud-based inventory management solutions.  Implementations often include integration with eCommerce, accounting, and fulfillment systems.

Proven Process
We have developed a solid process that consistently enables businesses to be successful implementing DEAR Inventory.  It is a process of training, mentoring, and sequencing that is built upon years of implementing DEAR and decades of implementing software systems through professional services.



We work with a diverse range of inventory-based businesses. 



We have been helping companies implement DEAR Inventory since early 2014.

Implementations often include the integration of DEAR Inventory with eCommerce, point of sale, accounting, and fulfillment systems.  We have experience integrating all of the following technologies with DEAR.

eCommerce Marketplaces

  • Amazon

  • Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon)

  • eBay


eCommerce Websites

  • Shopify

  • WooCommerce

  • Magento


Cloud Accounting Systems

  • Quickbooks Online (QBO)

  • Xero


  • DEAR B2B Portal


Point of Sale

  • Square

  • DEAR POS (Point of Sale)



  • ShipStation


Payment Processors

  • PayPal

  • Stripe


EDI Integration

  • SPS Commerce

Learn more about DEAR Inventory and all of its offerings at



Inventory Technology Partners has decades of experience building software solutions for businesses.  We combine hands-on business experience - with industry knowledge - and technology know-how.  And we understand that, in the end, it is the people that matter most for a solution to be successful.


With the advent of cloud-based solutions, advanced systems are now affordable for small and medium-sized businesses.  DEAR Inventory is just such a system, with features and capabilities once reserved for only the largest industry players.


We have the professional experience gained from working on big-budget, Fortune 500-scale projects.  We have taken the lessons learned and best practices of those implementations and apply it to the smaller businesses now adopting affordable cloud-based systems such as DEAR.


Our selection of DEAR Inventory as a superior inventory management system resulted from a 2013-2014 project called the Vermont Lot Tracking Project, a 15-month project of thorough industry research and pilot testing of inventory management and traceability solutions.  










Stan Ward, Principal Consultant

Stan has more than 25 years of professional consulting experience in software, systems integration, management, and training as well as being the founder/co-founder of multiple software and online businesses.  Stan has a BSc in Computer Science from Tufts University and has wide and deep business experience and knowledge gained from working in many different industries for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and many businesses in between.  Outside of software, Stan has founded a farm and herbal supplements business, as well as having hands-on experience with specialty food businesses.

linkedin logo-tm.png


Copyright © Inventory Technology Partners 2018  |  |  +1-802-595-3232