Archon Systems

inFlow Inventory

4.5 / 5 373 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

inFlow has been designed to run and manage any item based business. Suited for wholesalers, distributors, retailers, manufacturers and online sellers. Customers are located in over 121 countries.


Average Ratings

373 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $35.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    inFlow Cloud Essentials is $69 / month.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Archon Systems
  • www.archonsystems.com
  • Founded 2005
  • Canada

About inFlow Inventory

inFlow Inventory software is the easiest way to run and manage your item based business. Its the secret behind 940 000+ small businesses in wholesale, distribution, retail, manufacturing, and ecommerce worldwide. Chances are, it'll work for your business too! inFlow helps you easily track stock, manage orders, invoice, ship, get reports and more. World-class support available via live chat, email, and phone. Click Visit Website to get your 14 day free trial now


inFlow Inventory Features

  • Barcode Generation
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Custom Labels
  • Inventory Management
  • Label Templates
  • Receiving Labels
  • RFID
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • Shipping Labels
  • Allocation
  • Barcoding
  • Cost Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Item Management
  • Order Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Serial Number Tracking
  • SKU / UPC Codes
  • Supplier Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Kitting
  • Manufacturing Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Warehouse Inventory Management

inFlow Inventory Reviews Recently Reviewed!


It's the most comprehensive small business software I've come across with excellent customer service

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it has all the features from purchase to sales and the inventory functionalities are comprehensive. It captures almost all of our business scenarios. It is really comprehensive vs all other software that we evaluated. I would say that this is the top inventory software in its class, before the big ERPs. Also, their recent strategy to move to cloud with integration to popular platforms has made the software more relevant, and made our business easier to operate. Finally, the customer service is really great. They do interact with all users closely and they listen to product improvement suggestions.

Cons: 1) it would really really be a big productivity boost to be able to create sales order, review customer receivables/orders, and stock transfers in the mobile app or at least in the web app

Overall: Better tracking if purchases, inventory and sales, pretty much important in running a business.

Very accurate and easy to use.

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This program is so very easy to use. However, the price doesn¿t include some features that we really wish that it would. The fact that you can either have cloud-based or device-based is not a good thing, especially when it¿s something so important. If we had an internet outage, we couldn¿t use it. If we wanted to be able to use it without internet, we lose the app compatibility. We shouldn¿t have to decide between the two; there should be an option that includes both, and many people would pay to have that.

Pros: I love that I can use images and add barcodes all in the same place. It is so easy to use and even easier to teach others how to use it. I also like that I can get reports on how many items we¿ve sold and to whom. The apps have come in handy so often, because when we did an inventory check, we were able to go around using the mobile app rather than having to go back and forth between the computer and the shelves. This app made life a lot easier, and support was so helpful during the few times we had issues.

Cons: It¿s a tad pricey. In order to get the mobile app, you have to pay. This includes permission for two people to use the program. However, this includes support, which is definitely worth it. We would prefer to also have the option to have the inventory stored on our devices rather than just in the cloud, but if we changed to the inFlow On-Premise, we would lose our mobile device compatibility. We would be willing to pay a little more over the already-pricey cost to have the option to have it cloud-based and on our devices.

It was a shot-in-the-dark to find, and try out this software. It handles everything you'll need! :)

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you get to find your way around some, you come to see that it's going to save lots of time, and redundancies, with regard to invoices, packing slips, inventory control. But what is wonderful is it gives you a trajectory of inventory, so you never have to worry about having enough stock, or the dreaded "too-much-stock" on hand. The tech support has been friendly, and precise, even waiting on the phone as I worked through the things that I needed help with. I used to be asked by my boss, at the worst times I might add, "How much stock do we have right now?" And I'd give a guesstimate, sometimes close, some times I was way off, as I had to answer right away. Those days are gone thankfully, as now at any given moment I can not only give an exact stock count, but I can tell if more is needed to order and how much. The neat part too, is you can put in your own trigger amounts when stock count sinks to a certain it tells you to reorder, and you decide how much. No more guess work!!

Cons: I wish the invoice templates were a little more striking in appearance. Just a little drab. Yes you can make your own but, a few more invoice template choices with invoicing would be nice with more life. That goes for the stock inventory as well. It tells the information, but looks boring. Just a little more lively looking reports would be nice especially when presenting these in company meetings.
Example: "It's like 2 Ferrari's, one with the body just primed, the other with a sleek polished competition race paint job. Both perform the same, but one looks like it means business."

Overall: Made my job as sales representative, and inventory control, much easier and more accurate.

Robust and Affordable Inventory Management

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: InFlow worked really well as an affordable inventory control solution with their one-time fee for a desktop version. Our client was a new industrial supply company with around 1000 items but very limited staffing. InFlow offered an unlimited number of inventory and sub-categories. We needed a program that was easy to learn with the ability to have real-time inventory counts, profit and cost of goods sold, along with sales quotes that could be moved into sales orders and invoices along with vendor ordering capability. Inflow provided what we were looking for in a desktop solution.

Pros: The inFlow Inventory program was quite easy to learn and compared to other inventory management software, really affordable. It also had the ability to integrate with Magento or Shopify for when our business client was ready to move into online sales and the ability to use barcoding. There were a number shortcuts in the program which was quite useful for a small business with inventory but with limited operations staff. For example, through the Vendor list, low stock can be identified with the Suggest Reordering feature. We found it was a fairly robust program for our small business client, but also easily installed, customized and managed with a fairly flat learning curve to run it with success.

Cons: The only major downside to the desktop version of inFlow was its inability to integrate with an accounting program. Although the reporting capacity gave all the information that was needed for management and financial meetings, the information had to be exported out of Inflow and imported into the accounting program manually. The cloud version of inFlow has this ability, but the desktop version did not. There was also no Mac version available.

Very intuitive, and such an easy entry into the world of bar-coding.

Nov 12, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I went to the internet with a need, and that was to get our small business bar-coded, since the old words-only tags were taking so long to process at the point of sale, ie. hand written receipts and all, causing lineups that were too long at times and likely costing us business. I found your book offer "Bar-code Your Business" and ordered a copy. It was well written, very concise, and of course, led me to purchase Inflow.

What I REALLY like about Inflow is how intuitive it is. I didn't need to take a course to figure it out, as it feels very Windows-like. I purchased a no-name bar code gun online, devised a model code scheme for our products, and was up and running in no time. Thanks.

On the "not so shiny" comments side, I can't say I liked the upgrade from v2 to v3. The original v2 did everything I needed, and required less explanation to my helpers as to it's function. Suddenly with v3, we now had to hit Save, Fulfill and Mark Paid, all of which ended up with me having to fix this by cheating the date on my computer and closing orders after the fact, when the helpers didn't do it the first time. I was also broadsided one day when on the job, Inflow v3 just froze up on me and I didn't know what to do, exactly when I needed it the most. Well, it turns out that I had to be connected to the internet to use it, obviously so Inflow could monitor licensing/usage status. This was not good, although your customer service was quick to help me with this. If you could find another way to police the licensing, that would be nice. And finally, the one thing that drives me nuts (did again yesterday) is the fact that if I fill in the "customer name" field AFTER having filled in the sales order details, any discounts applied off original price get erased. This has on a number of occasions caused me to inadvertently overcharge customers, and is extremely embarrassing when it's they who notice it first and think I'm trying to "pull a fast one" on them. PLEASE fix this! (although I'm outside of my customer support time window, you can spare others the same issue).

Once again, I must compliment your customer service (hen it still applied to me) for their very prompt responses to any query I ever had.

Peter

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Sales & Purchase made simple

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great for small companies who need sales and purchasing. Sales has records of customer quoted sales and purchases can see what to order.
Great way for a company to keep track of purchases and data can be exported to third part software. Purchasing software even has serial column for warranty verification of products. Was great for HVAC and appliance repair company.
Great software for company with no purchase order system. Can make everything paperless and user's can view inventory, content and prices with no license. User license is portable.

Cons: Software lacks year end inventory count reset. Reports could be better to show year to date expenses. I had a tough time getting year to date reports.

Overall: Software is one of my favorites for companies with no purchase order system.

REALLY LIKING THE SOFTWARE, EASY TO USE AND HAS SIMPLE USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: PERSONALLY LIKE THE LOCATIONS FEATURES AND SUB-LOCATIONS, EASY TO ASSIGN ASSETS TO THEIR APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENTS AND USERS. I ALSO LIKE THE FEATURE TO ADD IN YOUR OWN TABS AND FIELDS.

Cons: I WOULD LIKE FOR THE SHOWROOM TO BE ABLE TO BE SPLIT INTO SEVERAL OR VARIOUS SECTIONS....SUCH AS BEING ABLE TO FILTER ONE DIVISION FROM THE OTHER, POSSIBLY HAVING INDIVIDUAL SHOWROOMS FOR EACH DEPARTMENT SO THAT WE CAN MAKE IT EASIER TO FILTER EACH DEPARTMENT'S ASSETS AND HAVE THEM BE SHOWN ONLY FOR THEIR ASSIGNED USERS WE INVITE.

WE ARE NOT USING THIS SOFTWARE OR THE SHOWROOM FOR CUSTOMERS, WE ARE ONLY USING IT FOR THE STAFF AND HAVING 1-2 EMPLOYEES (MYSELF AND ONE OTHER) POPULATE AND USE THIS SOFTWARE ON A DAILY BASIS. WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE EACH DIVISION/DEPARTMENT'S MANAGER(S) BE ABLE TO VIEW THEIR OWN STOCK VIA THE SHOWROOM AND BE ABLE TO POSSIBLY EASILY PRINT OR UPDATE THEIR AREA/DEPT BY PRINTING OUT A PAGE VIA THE SHOWROOM AND HANDING ME AND THE OTHER INFLOW USER SO WE CAN UPDATE THEIR STOCK ON A WEEKLY OR BI-WEEKLY BASIS. SOME AREAS NEED TO BE UPDATED MORE FREQUENTLY THAN OTHERS.

Overall: UNTIL MORE EMPLOYEES ARE FURTHER EDUCATED ON OUR PROCESS AND PLANS THE SOFTWARE WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO POPULATE AND GET US INTO GOOD HABITS AND ROUTINES, OTHER THAN THAT THE SOFTWARE WAS INCREDIBLY EASY TO SETUP.

I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO EASILY POPULATE THE SOFTWARE FOR SEVERAL OF OUR AREAS AND DEPARTMENTS AND AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH VARIOUS MANAGERS.

Amazing product, they are on the right track

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, customer support

Cons: Changing the invoice look and feel, the online system

Overall: For what I pay for this I am very happy. The saying you get what you pay for, well it does not apply here. The makers of inFlow have amazing support and are working hard to make this a great product for the little guy as well as the large company.

I know that all of the bugs will never be gone 100% and to think that they will by anyone is foolish. That is the only reason I gave 2 of the 4 items the 4 stars. There are a few issues that need attention and they are working hard on them.

Recommendations to other buyers: Keep up the hard work and this will be better than quickbooks and much more affordable. Give us more freedom to customize the look and feel of the emails, such as our out signiture lines

roughly 3 years experience using inFlow

Apr 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A one time purchase, no recurring expenses unless additional support is required.

Cons: Slight limitations here and there based on personal needs, but I found ways to overcome those

Overall: Quality is tops - innovative.
Took me some time to adapt to the program in general - probably because accounting is not my field of expertise.
Found some limitations to the program e.g. limited usable space inside the remarks box of SQ to keep SQ a one pager.
Customer support superb: always helpful, friendly and gets the job done.
Currently I do not use all the features of the program hence program bit expensive for my needs - however i am excited with the scope the program offers!

Recommendations to other buyers: well thought out software - none at this point thanks

Head of Warehouses with more than 4 years of experience

Aug 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The flexibility that gives the user, if I need a report that does not have inFlow I can export / create it to Excel.
I can also simply copy and paste data.
I currently handle 6000+ SKUs in more than 5 stores, more than 100,000+ Sales without slowing down problems, or headaches.
Thanks to this program you move from ordered storage to chaotic storage without problems

Cons: I do not have a clear disadvantage ... mmm ... I see that you can not handle products with expiration date, but that is not my item

Overall: Pass all Excel inventories very quickly and manage the products in more than 5+ stores

Great program but could use some added feature to help make business run more efficient.

Aug 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and not hard to learn out to navigate your way around.

Cons: Can only axcess yo it to the desktop or lab top computer you have it installed to.

Overall: So far I have no complaints. Except for one. Wish it has easy axcess to a tablet or mobile device for example. So when you away from the computer and want to do like a quick inventory count or something. Even look up something up for a customer to see if we have it in stock/more detail info without running back to a desktop everytime. You can just axcess right from the handheld device to make any changes right there as your in the stock room doing some work. Instead of have to print out like a count sheet every time and then go back and make adjustments. Which takes more time and waste paper in the long run. Even if it's just app to the program so can least make adjustments on frieght or look up info for a customer from a a tablet/mobile device.

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I have used Inflow for almost 4 years and have not found a reason to change inventory systems yet.

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Inflow has a lot of characteristics and functionality that other inventory systems do not. With the easy access to view numerous pages at the same time is one of my favorite features.

Cons: The only thing that we have had trouble with Inflow Inventory is the fact that they do not offer an open API. The company that I work directly through a CRM and it would be wonderful to be able to connect orders directly to a customer. Currently we are having to manually share orders, which adds unneeded time spent.

Overall: The reporting offered by inFlow is very detailed and well laid out.

Great support, great software for our retail store.

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to manage, inflow is now our companies sales and stock management backbone for our 3 branches. We print invoices, monitor and mange stock, etc.. Basically, all the standard actions taken from receiving and selling the item.

Cons: Everything is awesome. There is nothing negative about this product, the company is always stepping forward, from premises to cloud, I see a great future for this awesome company.

Overall: Tracking vendors, stock, sales, and customers is a 1000 times easier and efficient because of inflow.

Great software but needs work in a few key areas

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is great for managing our inventory it has images, adds bar codes, manufacturers SKU and the showroom is a great start.
InFlow has allowed us to become more compliant in managing Hazardous Goods.

Cons: The showroom needs to have more customisation options, the labels only print on Dymo printers however we have a Toshiba Tec industrial label printer a common printer that we use bartender software with.
Why cant Inflow integrate with Bartender to support all label printers?
We are using InFlow to manage a chemical store, this means chemicals and consumables used in a laboratory environment.
Inflow could do with the ability to upload a PDF to an item in the extras field so you can attach a MSDS to the products if they are hazardous materials.

Overall: Simple inventory management.

I implemented for 50-100 employee company

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: good for start-up ERP implementation especially for small to medium companies.

Pros: ease of editing fields by myself without referring to an agent same as most of the others ERP do. The possibility of exporting a report to EXCEL and from there I can get any result I need; of course, you have to be skilled in EXCEL.

Cons: not possible to export invoices to EXCELinstead of WORD. Not possible to have invoicing tab segregated from packing list. I have to do it out the record in WORD.

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InFlow is an easy to use software perfect for our small business!

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We're a small medical distribution company with 2000 and we have been using InFlow for 7 years. Customer service is very helpful and reasonably quick. The software is easy to use. Does what it says on the tin.

Cons: There is a 5 hour time difference from the UK to Toronto and Cust Service opens at 10AM. This can lead to frustrating delays in response times.

Overall: It has helped us work professionally immediately from start-up.

inflow review

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: inexpensive, you keep the data base, no monthly fees. For day to day use it is bug free, does not crash.

Cons: do not like the new pay every year maintenance pay system, some bugs with current things effecting the history of the inventory.

Overall: This software is a great buy for the cost, I have used it for over 8 years. They have added many new features over the years to make even better. Support is Ok but getting better.

Recommendations to other buyers: good starting inventory system, still a good buy price wise.

Great Inventory Software, Timesaver :)

Dec 03, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: InFlow has completely organized our inventory, we can easily see what we need to reorder and when we need to order it. It has saved our bacon so many times! People may forget what's been sold, but the software remembers everything! InFlow has saved us so much time, and has saved us money since now we order only what we need. We love inFlow!

Cons: I do wish for a few more reports, but the inFlow software is so good, that I would highly recommend it regardless. I really don't have any major issues with inFlow. It works really well. A couple of times per year I'm asked to find numbers that I haven't before, and it takes me a little while to figure out what to do, but I could always watch an online tutorial.

Recommendations to other buyers: Best deal for the price. InFlow makes it easy to track inventory, easy to reorder, and easy to evaluate our yearly product flow.

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Inflow is effective, easy to learn and robust. But when it's not, the team at inFlow is phenomenal!

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the team of people that built it. I like that they genuinely care about my issues. And the quality of the software reflects the solid engineering behind it.

Cons: The security options and access control is very limited and not specific enough. I'd like to setup my users to have very specific access.

Overall: Inventory Mastery

Inflow has revolutionised our Inventory management processes.

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We love the showroom and have recently just reached out to customers giving them access.
We also just love the GUI and how intuitive it is. It's very easy to drive and train people in use of different functions.

We are big fans of your product and look forward to a long history with your product.

Cons: Honestly, not much at this point in time. Inflow was chosen after looking at 4 competitors products and I am as are my team that we went with Inflow.

If there are issues, I raise them with CS which has a proven quick turnaround.

Keep up the good work.

Overall: Too many to name at this point.

everyone is so helpful , with any issues

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: its easy to use and works well, i have been using inflow for for a total of 7 years between this company and another one, it is very easy to get familur with and use,

Have our company's entire stock in it and makes my life so easy

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how you can sort the the products in different categories and locations. Printing and inputting is so easy.

Cons: There is not much I do not like about this program. Importing and exporting I would have liked to work better. But all in all I love it.

Overall: Life is easier with it

I am a Proffessional Mechanical Engineer with a company who represent, install and sales water pumps

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The program is easy to use. The reports are clear. The data is easy to edit. I like the use of attachments.

Cons: The integration to make labels is a little complicated for my employees. Sometimes it doesnt log in easily.

I am very much enjoying the program

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like how easy it is to use. I find is very trackable the information I need. I am looking forward to using all the new plugs in with Woo and Amazon.

Cons: I'd like a few more features when it comes to duel warehousing. I like to know how to add more fields. I'd like a undo button or back button without going out of the current workload. I'd like more mini turtorials

Very useful for SMB - small scale stock management (Inflow Standalone Version)

Oct 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, very useful software to have if you need stock management and PO/SO control

Pros: Has all features for a small scale business needs to manage stock and keeping logs of PO's and invoices. It has helped the business grow.

Cons: Data export is in a format that is hard to edit, CSV export files once opened cannot be used straight away as the numbers are all in "TEXT" format.

Best Inventory program out there!

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that I can keep all my inventory up to date as well as do Purchase Orders and Sales Quotes all from the same program!!

Overall: Keeping my inventory up to date and submitting Purchase Orders.

Easy set-up and workability .

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Accuracy and options for inventory information is crucial to what we do. This software does it all. Easy entry and accurate reports keep us well informed.

Cons: Can't enter new inventory items in the purchase order. Have to enter new items in inventory first. It would be much faster if we could enter the items in one module .

A lot of features and excellent customer

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent customer support, they follow up until you resolve your issues. Price is unbeatable and has many features.

Cons: The platform is not open to do some modifications to receipts like adding or deleting info . The payment method is too straight forward, doesn't let you split payment therefore you cant split taxes

Clear and Concise

Feb 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and just enough customization that you can make it your own without hours of setup time.

Cons: When initially setting up inventory I was unable to find a way to import new products from excel and simultaneously include the inventory, I found that it needed to be done in two different steps which wasn't ideal.

Overall: I have used Inflow at a previous job and when I started this job and they asked for my recommendation I suggested it partly because I already knew how to use it but also because I knew that it would be easy to integrate into our already existing business.

Not only is Inflow easy to use, but I find there's just enough customization available that it's essentially plug and play and very little set up involved other than entering basic company information and adding inventory.

Recommendations to other buyers: I used this product for two years at a previous company and recently implemented it at my new position in another existing company.

Caters my needs

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the inventory system im using it in my construction company. You can easily track the items that need to be replenished.

Cons: I have reached a certain version in which i can no longer get an update for free. All the while i thought that the updates are free -lifetime.

Great Product

Jan 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This program has all the tools needed to use for a inventory. I love the fact that you can do quotes, sales orders, and pos and invoices.

Great Option for a Small Business

Jan 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Affordable, stable, reasonably intuitive

Cons: support

Overall: The software is pretty good. I have issues with how it's set up by default, so if you have dodgey internet, right after install you'll have to make the database available off-line. Very intuitive, but the programming is a little tricky and if you ask the support team to help with renaming fields or making adjustments to the software all they'll do is forward documents so you can do it yourself, which I think is pretty piss poor. Otherwise it's fine, stable, and affordable.

Been using InFlow for many years

Jan 09, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using InFlow for many years. Overall InFlow is a good software, but the licensing is much to be desired for small companies. If you have 1-3 people in your business, I would stay away from InFlow as it will cost you a fortune to purchase not to mention maintain. For example, I am a 1 person operation who is selling online. I have a computer in my office and a computer in my shop. I process payments and orders in my office, then I go out to my shop and package and ship orders. Since you are not allowed to run InFlow on 2 computers at the same time, unless of course you pay another $399 per license, I have to remember to shut InFlow off in my office before I go out to my shop otherwise it don't work. I find myself having to write everything down on paper when I forget to shut inflow off, I am a single user so I should not have to shut it down to use it on another computer within my organization, that's not what inventory management is supposed to be about.

If your business has 1-5 people, I would highly recommend that you look at other versions before purchasing InFlow, even the big commercial ERP programs are less expensive overall and have far more features.

Easy to input products and organize into categories. POs are easy to make and aesthetically pleasing

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: How easy it is to make POs and save them as PDFs or Excel documents to provide to vendors. Additionally I like being able to personalize details of the POs and order forms.

Cons: It would be nice if taking stock was a little easier and could therefore be used for inventory counts at the end of a fiscal year by having costs included. This section of the software can be frustrating to use.

Good value

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Not hard to use

Cons: Can only have one store at a time

Overall: Some features you have to look for but it overall is a nice program. Also would be nice to have the option to add more than one store to it. We have a retail and wholesale. We keep them separate.

Great start up. Customer service. easy to learn and use

Jul 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Multiple ways to parse and sort inventory. I also like the feature when transferring stock that it must be received at the new location before the transfer is complete. Great for audits.

Cons: Limited report features. I need to export to excel in order to get the reports that I need. SQL report modification features would be great.

Decent, basic software for small companies

Nov 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Overall quite easy to use, enter parts, create work orders, prepare shipments, etc. We use this on a daily basis and it works very well. Customer service is very good and responsive to suggestions or bug reports.

The one function that I definitely miss is to be able to plan purchases in the future based on future needs, for example on a month-by-month basis. The fact that a planned delivery several months out already shows items as being unavailable now is irritating, and not having visibility over what is to come is a big drawback. Also, it would be nice to be able to plan shipments against a PO in several lots, rather than having to create multiple individual sales orders.

Formatting PDF documents needs to be more flexible and simpler to do. In particular the column widths don't make sense some of the time.

Email integration to Outlook is a must! Right now we have to save the PDF and then go to Outlook to send the email with the attached file.

It should also be possible to delete items that are no longer needed (e.g. that have been deactivated) or that were created in error.

The best management software

Nov 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using InFlow inverntory software since 2007 and it has proven to be the most reliable, user-friendly, and costs saving software tool to manage our inventory, sales and purchase all together.

Tough we are Linux users, we have been working InFlow software on a virtual machine without any problem.

We have been spreading the word about the huge benefits InFlow Inventory software offers to any businness, wether it is a small business or a large one. Even the free version offers a marvelous solution for small or medium sized business.

It's user intuitive, its learning curve is smooth and anyone with a small training can use it properly. Add to the later, that you can find lot of help from training materials provided by "InFlow Team", as well as the helps and tips form the users community.

Simply put: An amazing tool to make purchase orders, quotations, inventory management, business analisys and evaluation, and a lot more!

Thank you very much for give us this outstanding software to improve our business operation and cost saving strategies. Good work team, keep it going!

For a small business, this inventory management software is vital.

Feb 23, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We are a small, rapidly growing business. We needed to do something about our inventory management. But we didn't want too much. We just wanted the necessities. We found that in inFlow. Everything you need--and nothing you don't. It took us weeks of looking to finally come across inFlow. Every other package we downloaded and tried either 1) didn't really do very much or 2) seemed to require a CS degree to use. inFlow is very "user friendly," as they used to say. Intuitive is a good word. Organized well. Makes sense to me as a small business owner. I mean, how hard is it to come up with a software package that lets you keep track of what you have in inventory, the velocity it's going out, and alert you when you need to reorder--without a whole bunch of other "noise"? It doesn't seem like rocket science. But as far as we could find, inFlow is alone in this space. And when we had an issue with restoring a backup, customer service was great! Cassandra helped me. She was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable. She got me back on track within a few minutes. We. Love. inFlow.

UPDATED REVIEW

Nov 13, 2015
1/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: One glaring omission inFlow has is that if the inFlow servers go down, you're down. Regardless of how much you paid for your "Premium License". The software pings the licensing server for inFlow each time you log in to allow you the functinality you've paid for. In the event their server is down, you are SOL. I'm in this position right now. So please rethink your commitment to inFlow based on this scenario. If you're just dabbling in a business then go for it; in the event that you need to access your software and the functionality you paid for - beware.

Vendor Response

by Archon Systems on November 13, 2015

Thanks for the honest feedback, Michael. I'm really sorry for the experience you're having today. The service has just been restored and we'll be following up with anyone who was affected by the outage shortly. The system is designed to keep working even if our servers go down, so now that the immediate issue has been addressed there will be more permanent changes put in place to ensure this doesn't reoccur. Thank you again, and looking forward to speaking with you. Siobhan (Community and Support Manager, inFlow Inventory).

I started with the free version and last month moved up to a paid version. It does everything I need

Jun 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of it is self explanatory so I can figure out most of it on my own. I am not technically minded, so it is important that it is easy to use.
The stock control is excellent. The reports are simple to generate. It is easy to input new sales.

Cons: I am not convinced about how easy it is to change prices of products, and I have not yet figured out how to input freight prices. I had hoped to use the product to keep a check on advertising spend, but this has not been possible.

Overall: It is an easy way to keep track of customers and it is good for giving me monthly sales and profit figures. Once I grow in confidence I am sure it will replace many of my spread sheets.

Very basic Inventory system

Jul 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It keeps our inventory together, with some decent reporting. We have a large database of inventory that we need to keep track of and this takes care of that. It is very basic and has limited capabilities.

Cons: With no API access and limited integrations, it is very limited to grow with our business. If they would open the API and allow for data to flow to and from this would be a great system, but without that, it is limited and not nearly as good as it could be.

Recommended for ease of use and product support

Dec 08, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Extremely easy to use, vendor is very receptive to questions about bug fixes and their beta testing program. We usually have issues fixed within an hour or so.

Cons: Can be cost prohibitive to some organizations depending on your needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure that there is an interface for importing orders from a store-front or POS system OR use the native functionality and take orders directly in the software.

The best user interface and nearly perfect software except for 1 thing.

May 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The user interface lets you get so much more done with less clicks, I've tried out other inventory solutions and can say InFlow is just the best.

Cons: When creating a purchase order, you cannot enter the subtotal of a product and have inflow automatically calculate the cost per item. You have to calculate it yourself, and when you do inflow only stores the last few digits after the decimal point so if you put $0.0003338 inflow will store maybe $0.0003 which makes the calucations off. And after you mark the purchase order as paid and go back to it later, it'll re-calculate automatically and start asking you to "pay the remainder". This is what breaks inflow.

Overall: Ease of use, saved me time, helps me breeze through taxes, calcaultes cost of inventory, this software saved me. Just 2 days before taxes were due. I plugged in all my receipts and calculations from the past 3 years and inflow perfectly gave me back the numbers I needed to finish my taxes. And the calculations even matched the previous years I had filed. So i knew it was perfect.

inFlow Review

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great for keeping track of inventory as you create sales orders and invoices.

Cons: Customer service wasn't always quick to respond.

Overall: inFlow has been a reliable tool in keeping track in our inventory, creating sales orders, invoices. We have decided to go with our own customized data base, but while we were using it, it proved useful.

Oil and Gas drilling industry uses Inflow

Apr 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: pretty much everything

Cons: haven't found anything yet

Overall: As a purchaser and parts manager for over 15 years I've used several different systems. All of which were dealer software or subscription software. Inflow presents an intuitive easy to use product in a great package and with a low one time purchase price! As a drilling company we deal with a wide range of products and parts across our spectrum of equipment. Inflow's modular setup and flexible data entry allows me to easily divide and conquer the inventory control war. Quick online support with answers to even the smallest problems is great. Inflow blows the competition away!

Recommendations to other buyers: it took a little bit of searching to find you guys in a big pile of other lesser products

It has proved an invaluable-indispensable tool in running my business. First class product

Nov 11, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: During my business life I have worker with many so called accountancy, stock reconciliation software so good, some poor and some just plain rubbish all being very expensive and most being less than customer friendly.
When I started my own company some two years ago I wanted a straight forward software programme that would provide me with all the information that I would need to run my business
without costing a arm and a leg and at the same time I did not have to have a degree in software management.
I came across Inflow when searching the web, I tried if, loved it and it have become a trusted tool for running my business.
If there is a problem it is caused by the time difference between here in the UK and Canada. If I need answers to a question I have to wait to Canada wakes up. You can go to their helpful website.
I must say that customer services a very helpful and answered my emails as soon as possible.
My opinion: A great product 9.99 out of 10.
Terry Large
Owner: TFL Supplies

Great Inventory software for small business

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is easy to use and very user friendly. We've tracked as many as 40 items and it was very helpful in ensuring proper management of all items.

Cons: You have to buy multiple licences to use on different computers. You're supposed to be able to login from another computer to the server system if you only have one license but it never worked.

Overall: Kept accurate track of inventory and was very cost effective

It is pretty good other than few things that you cant customize.

May 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The layout is excellent and its really easy to use. The return value is over satisfactory for the amount of money paid

Cons: Custom purchase order or any other custom documents cant be saved directly to different format (eg Pdf) unless opened in word and then saved manually.
The email set up does not really works if the email id is company based and not standard

Presenting information in a meaningful way is the highlight

Aug 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: No need to run excel filters, pivots. Customizable reports.
Well thought out dash board
Well thought out business gauges Re-Order
Business reporting with visuals and various slicers
Data integrity, bulk import and export Very stable and robust application

Cons: Quick search for populating could do with improvement when filling sales orders for stores carrying more than 100 items
Inventory movement could benefit with SO or PO replaced by Customer or vendor ( Yes reports can achieve that

Overall: Real time information
Great drilling features
Useful reports