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inFlow Introduces Improved PO Software System

Posted by ThomasLast Updated July 30th, 2021
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inFlow has always been an inventory, sales, and purchase order (PO) software system, but our latest update has made it even better.

We’ve made a video that shows how some core features have changed as a result, and we’ll dig into more of the details and advantages in the rest of this article.

New Feature: Improved Reordering

Reordering is now available in Web and Windows

Reordering was previously a Windows-only feature, and this meant that non-PC users were missing out on this core functionality.

So this update brings all of our reordering features—reorder points, reorder quantities, default vendors and sublocations—to Mac and Linux users as well. And as a bonus: if you set up low stock emails in inFlow and click on the link in the email, you’ll jump straight to the reorder screen in our web app. It’s a great little shortcut that should save you some time.

Separate reorder settings for each location at your business

When we first launched inFlow over 12 years ago, it was an on-premise solution designed to support one building at a time. But when we launched inFlow Cloud in 2017, customers could suddenly use inFlow across multiple locations. However, reordering for more than one location wasn’t easy because the underlying system was still designed with just one location in mind.

This could present issues if you ran out of Archon sunglasses at Warehouse A, but still had some 10 pairs left at Warehouse B. If you hadn’t hit your reorder point at both locations, then inFlow wouldn’t suggest that you needed to reorder any Archon sunglasses yet.

With Improved Reordering, you can still manage inventory and orders for a single location, but we’ve expanded our PO software to support multiple locations, too. Specifically, you can now keep separate reorder settings for each location at your business. So Warehouse A can have a reorder point of 5 for Archon sunglasses, and Warehouse B could have a reorder point of 10.

And when the team at Warehouse A needs to reorder more stock, they’ll be presented with low-stock products for their location. You’ll still be able to track your inventory company-wide, but individual locations will have more autonomy and won’t get in each other’s way while reordering.

Reorder by PO, stock transfer, or work order

Customer feedback has also taught us that purchase orders aren’t the only way to restock products. For example, one common setup is to have a main warehouse and multiple satellite locations.

The main warehouse stores most of your stock and handles the big purchase orders, and the satellites will restock from the main warehouse. If this scenario matches yours, then Improved Reordering could help your business by expanding the available reordering methods.

There are now three reordering methods in inFlow Cloud:

  • purchase orders (this was previously the only option)
  • stock transfers
  • work orders

These three options cover the most common ways that inFlow customers restock product. You can purchase more stock from vendors, transfer stock from major locations, or create work orders to assemble product as needed.

View our free webinar on reordering

If you’d like to go in-depth with our changes, we’ve also recorded a special webinar episode to walk you through them. Tameem from our CS team and Yun from our product team run through different scenarios and show you exactly what the reorder system looks like and how it functions.

Webinar: Reordering by Location

More than just a PO software system

And if you’re not using inFlow for inventory management and reordering yet, there’s no better time to start. Start your free trial today!

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