I understand that the following is a broad question; I have never developed/administered SharePoint before.
I have six clients across the United States that have excess/surplus/unwanted inventory. The clients have participated in a program managed by company. Our ONLY obligation is to maintain the inventory data; we do NOT purchase, sell, ship, or provide confirmation of any the aforementioned.
Currently, I am circulating a spreadsheet with the inventory data. When a client would like inventory offered by another, Client A will contact Client B and purchase the inventory; a message detailing the transaction is given to me, and I update the spreadsheet.
What would be the best away to accomplish the following on SharePoint:
1.) Show a list of the available inventory?
2.) Allow users to enter new inventory via a form or other such simple method?
3.) Allow users to select inventory desired and then have that inventory removed from the spreadsheet?
4.) Have an e-Mail outling what was done in Step 3 sent to me, and the client that performed the action.
Additional, but not required:
5.) There is a column that indicates what client has the inventory. Could step 4 also send an e-Mail to the client whose inventory is being edited?
Theorectically, a user from Client A would visit the website, review the inventory, decide that they would like to purchase Product A and Product C from Client B, select the items for removal from the list, and then receive an e-Mail addressed to Client A, Client B, and me detailing that Product A and C were removed from the shared inventory list (thus indicating they intend to purchase)?
I apologize for the broad spectrum -- I have no idea where to start.