InFlow Inventory Free Edition

InFlow Inventory Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 80 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    314,804
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    764.15KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    944
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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InFlow Inventory Free Edition provides the perfect, no-cost solution for a business that needs help managing inventory on a limited budget.

Pros

Welcome videos: Two excellent tutorial videos greet you while the software installs.

Adding products: Adding products to InFlow is very intuitive, and the option to import an existing product list is very welcome.

Reporting features: The advanced reporting features are very powerful for a free program.

Cons

Slow installation: The installation was extremely slow, taking more than a half hour to complete. A warning would have been welcome.

Bottom Line

Long installation aside, InFlow Inventory Free Edition is a great free business software. If you haven't used similar software before, the ease of adding products and the great tutorials make it a good first-time choice.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fantastic & Straightforward Software for Small Business"

March 03, 2015  |  By appleunderpants

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.1.1

Pros

Very easy to install (literally one click) and use. The interface is clean and the software supports everything you would need in a basic inventory management program. The killer feature for us was the ability to use decimals in the quantity field!

Cons

Reporting features could be more robust.

Summary

We ended up purchasing the Premium version of this software and have been really happy with it. There are no monthly fees and the support has been fantastic. You have nothing to lose with trying out the free version!

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5 stars

"Excellent Inventory and Order Management Software"

February 07, 2015  |  By fiszmark

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

A feature-rich software which is easy-to-use and priced reasonably, requiring a one-time license payment. After searching and testing a number of software in the marketplace, inflow inventory was the best match for most of my needs.

Cons

None that need serious attention. However, some few enhancements can surely make the software better. There is always room for improvement.

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5 stars

"great product and excellent customer support"

January 28, 2015  |  By tamarindoniceguy

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

very easy, user friendly and in house customer support. if you need help, you can talk to a canadian, not an indian eh?!?

Cons

i cannot change the auto backup destination folder. i would like to save to a cloud server like dropbox.

Summary

i tried several other programs over a 6 month period and inflow was by far the best. they even called me on the phone and emailed me several times to make sure i liked their product.

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5 stars

"Great solution for Manufacturer"

November 28, 2014  |  By alice.msb

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

) it provide the maximum flexibility for users to customize the 'tabs' to include in the UI, templates and report. This is important because different industry have different ways of naming things or need the extra tabs there to include extra info which is important for everyday business transaction.

2)Bill of materials: without this function we cannot use inFlow, because of our business nature we need a program that will allow us to 'assemble' parts and sell it as one unit and able to recognize / deduct all the assemble parts from the stock when we sold 1 complete unit of the product.

3) The UI is very nicely presented than all other ones I've found available on the internet.

4) The recent new updates that include the report to print out all the Item, QTY and price bought for each invoices per month per customer is particularly useful for accounting purpose. This make it a buy buy point as it solve the time to prepare for the payment statement each month.

Cons

1) Customizing the template is not very straight forward if I want to start from scratch. Involves many trial and error to see how it will look like after importing the doc. file to Inflow and execute it out to see the layout etc..

2) After several times of "REIMPORTING" the customized Word template, inFlow will send pop-up message which will not let me save the new changes. Way out of this is to delete the previous imported template and import it again as a new template or re-install the program.
I've also found out that if I save the Word in doc form , it will not crash so often as docx will.

Summary

Cost effective solution for business that just want to focus on product, selling and purchases. Easy to operate.

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5 stars

"Perfect for small business inventory"

November 24, 2014  |  By sophiewdc

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

Easy to use, reports including tax and profits!

Cons

No option for monthly installment... Although, It has served all the purposes I need it for at this time. I may discover more later.

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5 stars

"Very Beautiful and easy to use, has everything i need"

November 05, 2014

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

I like the simplicity of inflow and that fact that nearly everything I want is covered in it. I love the analytics you give and I would recommend you concentrate on that as well. The future is now moving towards big data so if you could introduce some analytics with big data then that would be very useful for small to medium size firms. However I have a few other things I would like you to introduce

Cons

There are no cons, just some general additional features I would love them to add for example more on concentration on expenses and different work orders for unique jobs.

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1 stars

"Couldn't work it out. Wasn't intuitive"

October 29, 2014

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

Didn't have any.

Cons

It took ages to install. Takes ages to start.

I tried to create an inventory for a shoe business by trying to create models with different colours and sizes, but creating products was not straight forward, not flexible. I've just removed the application.

good luck!

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5 stars

"Awesome software and even better customer service!"

October 29, 2014  |  By phreaker808

 |  Version: InFlow Inventory Free Edition 3.0.8

Pros

Visually appealing
Simple interface
Almost everything can be customized
Great customer service

Cons

Initial implementation and setup takes time

Summary

The software does a superb job at inventory control, invoicing, and reporting any needed information. If there are any issues or questions, a representative is always available!

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3 stars

"GRAB THE FREEWARE BUT TAKE NOTE"

February 25, 2014  |  By kaycey

 |  Version: inFlow Inventory Free Edition 2.5.1

Pros

Going through this software just show how complex inventory management software development can be. The developer is apparently a team work and has put in much work. Offering a free version is most commendable.

Cons

I tried adding 2 products and creating 1 sale order but why does it takes seconds just to generate a report on that?

How will it perform when you have hundred not to mention thousands of items plus numerous sales on a daily basis - which is quite common among businesses?

At first glance I like the tabbed interface and the forward and backward arrows - all operating like a web browser. But I am not sure if in actual usage when records grow having different modules like sale order, purchase order, inventory etc all appearing in those tabs can be quite disorientating.

The Inventory is sub-classed into Product Category, Products, Product Pricing, Current Stock and more. Sale Order, Purchase Order and Work Order are also accessible under Inventory module.

This again is disorientating.

Summary

It is hard to judge such a complex software adequately because of complexity and also different developers might design it differently.

However it looks like this software is okay for businesses that do not require fast processing and simple interface - simplicity being the ultimate sophistication according to Steve Jobs - in inventory control.

If a user is looking far ahead to use an inventory software for an expanding business, it is better to study how other systems work.

Users of inventory software should consider trying out some POS systems with rich reporting because a good POS system should already have such inventory management and reporting built in.

The speed of performance is very important because the user (of inventory software) is essentially wanting to know how his goods are performing. And this means resource-hungry report generation.

Based on my experience it takes a well-designed system 10 minutes or more just to generate a complex report, if there are thousands of items in the inventory and hundred of sales per day.

A slow system just cannot make it.

Updated on Feb 25, 2014

As one reviewer has already pointed I want to emphasize that the freeware version allows you save 100 products and customers only. This limitation is hidden in the Publisher's extended description so users might miss this.

I am hoping that the publisher will state this limitation very clearly in the main window of the software otherwise some users might be happily using it only to find that they have max out on the number of products and customers.

I would think most businesses would easily have more than 100 products and customers over time, so this freeware is effectively not only useless but may cause users to waste a lot of time and effort learning, entering data and using it. Please be more upfront about this limitation.

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5 stars

"Excellent software!"

September 04, 2013  |  By aleex_cnet

 |  Version: inFlow Inventory Free Edition 2.5.1

Pros

So far its easy to use software but it would make much improvement if rates gets updated every second just like this trusted currency conversion site http://currencyconvert.co

Love the part where you generate reports with orders, sales, etc...

Cons

So far did not find any cons!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.1
Version 3.1.1:
  • Speed and performance enhancements
  • Email Integration - You can now email invoices and other documents directly from inFlow
  • Customer and Vendor Statements - You can now view the payment history for a customer or vendor and print statements.
  • For document types that have numerous sub-documents (e.g. box labels), you can now print or export an individual subdocument
  • Over 60 other fixes and improvements
General
Publisher Archon Systems
Publisher web site http://www.archonsystems.com
Release Date February 09, 2015
Date Added February 10, 2015
Version 3.1.1
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Inventory Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 764.15KB
File Name inFlowInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 314,804
Downloads Last Week 944
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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