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Why use inFlow?

Key differentiators & advantages of inFlow

  • Leverage the Cloud: inFlow provides both on-premise and cloud-based deployment strategies. By adopting the cloud, users can expect constant upgrades that do not interrupt service, secure access and storage for important documents and a collaborative work environment. 
  • Mobile Accessibility: This software solution provides mobile access via iOS, Android and web companion apps. Phones can also be used as mobile barcode scanners. 
  • Reduce Errors: inFlow’s built-in organizational features allow users to track, transfer, assign barcodes and serial numbers and create helpful product lists. Fewer errors mean more satisfied customers and less time spent on rectifying problems. 
  • Detailed Inventory: Always stay on top of stock as it travels in, around, and out of inventory. Designate specific locations for certain products to maintain a properly organized inventory management operation. 
  • Increase Profits: Create the perfect balance of available stock held in inventory. Running out of stock can lead to lost revenue; the same can be said for having too much laying around. inFlow’s platform helps get inventory levels to an optimized level. 
  • Stay Organized: An organized inventory is critical to a successful flow of products. inFlow leverages full product lists, product photos, serial numbers and units of measure to keep products organized and in the right place. 
  • Restock On-Time: Users can create custom reorder points and leverage automatic emails to send out low-stock alerts. Included vendor management features make submitting purchase orders hassle-free.  
  • Free Version: InFlow offers a free version of its on-premise solution that works well with smaller businesses. The free version supports up to 100 products and customers with 15 available reports. It does not provide technical support, however. 
  • Offline Support: InFlow On-Premise hosts locally on Windows based PCs from within the office. This platform syncs client information over the local network, without internet. 

Industry Expertise

Nearly a million businesses use inFlow’s inventory management platform from across the globe. Some of their customers include Jollibee Foods Corporation, RT Manufacturing and Rodgers Technology.

Key Features

  • Structured Workflows: inFlow’s customizable workflows allows users to track important data across the entire sales process. Cost data can be stored for use in tax forms, minimizing or eliminating tedious spreadsheet management. 
  • Customizable Dashboards: Set up an informative dashboard that meets operational requirements to foster a collaborative, visibility enabled enterprise. Valuable data regarding sales, costs and profits can be brought to the forefront and made easily viewable. 
  • Barcoding: inFlow leverages barcode scanners to generate printable labels that make finding the right item easy.  
  • Detailed Reporting: With over 30 out-of-the-box reports, inFlow’s management platform makes reporting on sales, inventory and purchasing more efficient. Create detailed and organized reports for customers and vendors alike. 
  • Manufacturing Support: inFlow keeps manufacturing simple with item kitting, assembly cost tracking and accessible bills of materials that keep track of critical inventory information. 
  • Customer Management: Users can set customer-specific defaults, store contact information and keep detailed order histories for clients.  
  • Purchase and Receive Stock: Process returns, create and manage purchase orders and leverage dropshipping to make purchasing and receiving simple. 
  • Kitting and Assembly: Users can pick raw materials, build based on product availability, customize their builds and bundle products together for shipping. 
  • Re-Ordering: One-click reordering features leverage lead and sales data to display low stock items and create purchase orders. 
  • Dropshipping: InFlow provides dropshipping support that allows vendors to ship their products directly to clients when stock isn’t available to fulfill the requirements of a shipment. 
  • B2B Portals: Clients can access a portal that contains pricing, pictures and descriptions of products. Showrooms are also available where users can showcase discounted products. 

Limitations

Some of the product limitations include:
  •  Shopify integration is available, but users need to export inventory data to a spreadsheet and port it to their systems to utilize stock data if using the on-premise version 
  •  Does not support inventory auditing or counting 
  •  Users cannot leverage automation to create bulk PO’s 
  •  Data is not synced in real-time with accounting or e-commerce platforms
  •  This product can be more expensive as the cost is on a per license basis  

inFlow Suite Support

mail_outlineEmail: There is a support email for inFlow available in the support section of their website. Emails will be answered as quickly as possible.
phonePhone: Clients can request a callback from inFlow experts from their support website. Hours for this type of service are generally from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. EST.
schoolTraining: InFlow provides a few different options for clients that wish to expand their knowledge base. A free collection of videos and webinars are available to view at any time, along with a searchable community knowledge base.

Cost of Ownership for inFlow

License/Subscription Cost
  • On-premise: There is a one-time upfront licensing fee for Regular and Premium editions. Extra licenses must be purchased for as many users as the client needs
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: Costs are based on the type of user
Maintenance Cost
  • On-premise: Maintenance and support fees are charged monthly, the first year of support is included
  • Cloud-based/Saas: No maintenance costs. This includes ongoing support
Installation/Implementation Cost
  • On-premise: There is only an upfront license fee
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: None
Customization Cost This cost varies depending on the functional requirements being added
Data Migration Cost/Change Management/Upfront Switching Cost This cost is dependent on current software, the amount of data being moved and the complexity of the data fields
Recurring/Renewal Costs
  • On-premise: A renewal costs only needs to be paid if upgrading from Regular to Premium
  • Cloud-based/SaaS: This cost is included in the subscription fee