CNET Editors' review
Basic Inventory Control helps populate and track a business' products. With a fundamental set of tools to accomplish this goal, even novices will step right into this useful program.
The program's very plain-looking interface pushed us into experimenting, since its Help file and Tutorial were vaguely worded and directionless. Thankfully, the inventory manager is broken down into a few simple commands for creating and tracking inventory. The success of the program hinged on building up a product database. After we'd given all our stocks a name, product number, and price, we were free to manage our inventory. Ordering, shipping, and allocating these products was its primary function and was done by inputting various ordering information (such as quantity and recipient) or setting up a bar code scanner. Manual input immediately reflected in our inventory, though we didn't have the ability to test a scanner. We were particularly excited about the program's feature that sets up a reorder point on low stock. At first we thought it wasn't working because we didn't receive a notice, but were quickly pleased to discover that the program automatically reorders low stock. Thanks to its simple set of controls and intuitive menus we never felt overwhelmed while managing our inventory.
Basic Inventory Control comes with at 30-day trial. The program installs desktop icons without permission and leaves folders upon uninstall.
Basic Inventory Control (BIC) tracks the orders, receipts, shrinkage, allocation, and shipment of products. BIC displays physical units in stock, allocated units, available units in stock, and units on order. It produces reports such as current inventory, out of stock products, and inventory transactions for the criteria you specify. The look-up lists and column headings in BIC are customizable.
BIC can export data to a Microsoft Excel file. BIC can import product list and beginning inventory from a Micorosoft Excel comma-delimited file. The inventory database is multi-user capable. BIC features extensive online help, tip of the day, a tutorial, and a support Web site. BIC has an easy-to-use interface and requires very little disk space to install. No third-party software or drivers are needed.
What's new in this version: Version 5.0 rev 135 highlights out of stock products in search results.
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"Doesn't tie well into POS system"
Version: Basic Inventory Control 5.0 rev 135
It's simple and straight forward.
It doesn't work very well together with our point of sale solution.
The inventory tracking doesn't bring that much of an advantage if it doesn't integrate with the POS system. I would rather go with a POS solution that comes with inventory control. http://us.combase.net/inventory_tracking/