Updates to inFlow Cloud

We’re constantly improving the inFlow Cloud experience and we generally update the system on Thursday evenings (EST). If we expect any downtime, we’ll update our status page to let you know.

The good news is your subscription includes all of the updates and fixes we release. Here’s how to make sure you’re in the latest and greatest version of inFlow Cloud:

March 20, 2018

Pull sales orders from Shopify: 

This is a feature we’ve been extra excited to release. If you run an e-commerce shop with Shopify, you can now pull new orders straight into inFlow Cloud, automatically. All it takes is a few quick setup steps from the Integrations page of our web app.

But wait, there’s more! In a first for any version of inFlow, you can now pull from multiple Shopify stores to a single inFlow Cloud account. So for the industrious among you with Shopify stores for multiple countries, you can now view all of those sales orders without ever leaving inFlow.

Edit customers in the web app: 

Product edit led the way for our first major feature for the inFlow Cloud web app, and now customer edit is here. If you visit app.inflowinventory.com today you’ll be treated to a new green icon along the left side. Select that and you’ll find a familiar interface for creating new customers or editing existing ones.

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • When exporting CSV files, inFlow will use the date formatting from that particular computer 
  • inFlow will show you a warning if a printed label cannot show all the text you asked for 

March 13, 2018

General Improvements:

  • Pop-up messages about negative inventory now help you check which items are causing the warning 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We’ve patched a rare issue where some users were unable to view their product lists 

March 8, 2018

Label printing with DYMO printers: 

If your shipments don’t come with barcodes, or if you just need labels to stick on products, then this update is for you.

You can now print labels for products on your purchase orders and work orders without ever leaving inFlow Cloud. For the full details, see our label printing blog post.

General Improvements:

  • We’ve designed clearer controls for choosing between fixed price and fixed markup on pricing schemes 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We now show a more specific error message if inFlow fails to update on the first attempt 
  • Units of measure (UoM) can no longer be numbers 
  • Showroom was showing service-type products as ‘available’ twice 
  • Some customers were seeing the custom fields on products disappearing

March 1, 2018

See the bigger picture (of your product):

Due to popular demand, you can now click to enlarge pictures on the product page. This is helpful if you have a lot of similar looking products, or if you just enjoy a larger-than-life view of your inventory.

Here’s how it looks in action:

General improvements:

  • We’ve added a pop-up to let you know if there was an error while generating a report  
  • Invoices for your inFlow Cloud subscription now have invoice numbers 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Sales order syncing could fail if a product name was formatted like a date 
  • We now show the proper currency symbol for the Macedonian Denar 
  • Long descriptions on a sales order could cause two selection arrows to show up in the Item Name column 
  • Units of Measure (UoM) now have to be written out as words 

February 22, 2018

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • If you’re trying to email out of inFlow Cloud, we’ve added new pop-ups to let you know if email address or password is wrong 
  • We’ve changed our payment button for inFlow Cloud checkout so that clicking multiple times won’t inadvertently pay us multiple times 

February 15, 2018

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Users uploading inFlow On-Premise backups on a slower internet connection should be able to do so without issue 
  • Changes to an inFlow Cloud plan (e.g., Essentials to Advanced) could inadvertently change the billing frequency to Monthly 
  • A few customers were not seeing their products appearing in their *Online Showroom*, but they can see them now! 

February 8, 2018

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Our invoices for inFlow Cloud sometimes lacked a company name 
  • Some Cloud users were seeing a blank subscription, even though they were properly subscribed 
  • Product images were not displaying properly on some Android devices 

February 1, 2018

Online Showroom fixes and improvements:

We’ve received great feedback on the new Online Showroom, so thank you to everyone who has written in! We’re listening intently and have made a number of changes to improve the experience, so they’re grouped together below:

  • Online Showroom list view more compact so that you can see more products on a single page 
  • As long as a visitor remains logged into their Special Showroom, they won’t have to re-enter their password to visit the page 
  • Online Showroom now properly displays prices if you have it set up to do so 
  • Showrooms will now resize pictures for easy viewing on mobile devices 
  • Non-stocked products and Services will no longer show as “out of stock” in an Online Showroom 
  • Pressing the ESC key on your keyboard will now exit an image preview in Online Showroom 
  • Special Showroom invite emails will now come from a company team member, instead of an inFlow email address

General Improvements:

  • The Adjust Stock screen has been optimized for scanning products in and out (for more information, see this support article) 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • A taxing scheme with 0% primary and secondary taxes (with special tax rates on) could hide the taxes on an order  
  • Some users were reporting a “data conflict” error while saving products (even if nobody else was using inFlow) 
  • Clicking on a date field (like Pick Date) will now properly display the calendar picker 

January 25, 2018

General improvements:

  • The Ship To addresses now appear in alphabetical order 
  • If an invitee logs into a Special Showroom, their e-mail address will already be pre-filled in the contact form 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We’ve fixed order dates to stay consistent, even across multiple timezones 

January 18, 2018

General improvements:

  • We’ve made the taxing scheme window scrollable for users who have more than 11 taxing schemes 
  • Work orders and Bill of Materials now display products in the same order 
  • If you have a long Count Sheet, re-scanning an item will scroll up to show you which item was updated 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Cost per unit was incorrect on the Inventory Summary Report if a product was using fixed markup for pricing 
  • Some users were having trouble removing products from a Bill of Materials (BOM) 

January 11, 2018

General improvements:

  • If you sync inFlow with with QuickBooks Online, we now provide an option to turn payment sync off. This helps prevent duplicate payments if you manually record them in QBO (or another app that syncs with QBO). 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Inactive products were inadvertently appearing in the showroom; they are now properly hidden 
  • The header for the showroom now displays images without any extra white space 
  • We’ve fixed an issue where the inFlow Cloud web app would not load if the Cloud account was expired 
  • We’ve fixed showroom invitations to properly handle cases where an inFlow Cloud account is created without a company name 
  • A Special Showroom sent to existing customers will now properly display their customer-specific discounts 
  • We’ve fixed an issue where a Special Showroom that mirrored the Default Showroom would show all products instead 

December 29, 2017

Online Showroom:

inFlow Cloud’s showroom is an online catalogue you can share with your customers. It’s an easy way for customers to see what you carry, what your prices are and what you have available.

You can choose to set up a public showroom to share with all your customers, or choose to send invitation-only links to VIP customers so they can see special pricing or extra information.

Your showroom can let customers know you have the item they need by sharing stock levels, or encourage them to order quickly if they see you’re running low.

The showroom can also provide read-only access to product details and stock levels to your staff or sales team.

For full details on how to set up your own showroom and start sharing it, please see our inFlow Cloud showroom support article.

General improvements:

  • If your billing team needs a record of your inFlow Cloud payments, you can now log into inFlow web and select Manage my account, then scroll down to Billing history. You can download or print an invoice for your subscription from there. 

December 14, 2017

General improvements:

  • We’ve added new column options to the Inventory Summary report: Quantity on Hand, Quantity Picked, and Quantity in Transit are now selectable 
  • inFlow Cloud is now compatible with the automatic taxing scheme feature in QuickBooks Online  

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Non-admin users can no longer revert to a previous Version of a closed order 
  • Auto-filling the Pick tab on a work order will now combine like components on a single line  
  • We’ve fixed a migration conflict in instances where an inFlow On-Premise usernames was the same as an inFlow Cloud team member address 

November 23, 2017

Pick Date:


Our latest update adds Pick Date to all new and existing sales orders, to show you exactly when each product was picked (taken off the shelves). This Pick Date is handy if your business doesn’t pick items right after a sales order is created, or if you often handle large sales orders where items are picked on different dates.

If you’ve already got sales in inFlow Cloud, any fulfilled order will have a Pick Date matching the Order Date (the date it was created). But if you’re creating a new sales order, the Pick Date will be added when you place a product in the Pick tab. For full details, please see this support article.

This is a highly useful feature if you need complete tracking of inventory picking, but if you’d rather not use it, just press the Fulfill button on your sales order and inFlow Cloud will fulfill it just like before (but with a Pick Date that matches the current date).

General improvements:

  • We’ve made it even easier to start using inFlow Cloud if you already have an On-Premise database 
  • If you’re uploading an inFlow On-Premise database to inFlow Cloud, we’ll email you once your database has been migrated (how convenient!) 

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We fixed an issue where importing completed sales could show them as unfulfilled within inFlow’s sales order list 
  • Users who use our web app will always be redirected to the more secure https://app.inflowinventory.com 
  • We’ve fixed a bug where a new user could edit company information without being an administrator 

November 9, 2017

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We’ve improved the signup experience to make it even easier to get started with inFlow Cloud! 
  • We fixed an issue where customers using our QBO integration might have seen their ability to sync revoked (sorry about that!) 

October 26, 2017

General improvements:

  • Our Windows app will now always show you the login screen when you load up, unless you specifically ask it to remember your password 
  • Our import screen is now clearer about how much data has been changed, or if there were any errors after an import 

October 12, 2017

QuickBooks Online integration:

inFlow and QuickBooks Online, together at last!

If you prefer to keep your inventory in inFlow and your accounting in QuickBooks Online, then we made this update just for you (and thousands of other inFlow users)!

Once the integration is set up, inFlow Cloud will automatically sync new sales orders to QuickBooks Online account, where they’ll appear as transactions. Having inFlow communicate with QuickBooks helps to eliminate a lot of double entries in the two systems, and it should make your accountant happier — especially if they’re off-site or don’t use inFlow themselves.

If you’re ready to get started, check out our QuickBooks Online support article. We’re excited to see what you think!

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • inFlow no longer freezes due to multiple copies of the program running 
  • We’ve fixed an issue where updates could stall the program 
  • inFlow should no longer stall while exporting lots of records to CSV 
  • We’ve made it clearer which plan is available on the trial (it’s Advanced) 
  • We’ve improved our warning if you start inFlow Cloud while your PC is offline 
  • We’ve fixed a migration issue for new Cloud users with attachments in their On-Premise backup 
  • Our password resets now alert you in red if the email does not exist in our system 
  • We’ve fixed an issue where admins couldn’t make subscription changes to accounts 
  • The Product Price or Inventory Details screen no longer crashes the app on Android 4.4 

September 19, 2017

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We’ve fixed an issue where existing saved reports were not showing up 

September 17, 2017

General improvements:

inFlow Cloud’s performance was not up to our standards and it was causing some slowdowns for users. We want inFlow to feel like a dependable tool that your business can rely on, so we rewrote the underlying code to speed things up.  

September 5, 2017

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • We’ve improved the loading screen to let you know if inFlow is loading up or downloading an update 
  • inFlow now waits a longer period of time for updates to account for slower internet speeds 
  • Scanning barcodes no longer causes the app to freeze 
  • We’ve fixed a rare issue where On-Premise backups with custom documents could fail to migrate if the documents had missing images 
  • If something is wrong with your import file or settings, we’ll tell let you know there is an issue 

August 21, 2017

New stuff we’ve added:

  • You can now choose Contact Name as a column on the Sales Order list 
  • You can now choose Barcode as a column on the Product list 

August 21, 2017

Closing old orders:

Whether it’s the end of your financial year or that you simply prefer to keep the past in the past, our new features to protect historical data should help you out. In previous versions of inFlow Cloud, any team member with the sufficient user rights could reopen orders. This was to help businesses correct mistakes, but we’ve also heard that reopening old orders can be a bad thing.

Our solution to this was to leave all of the default settings the same, but provide you with new options. You can now set inFlow Cloud to automatically close fulfilled orders that are older than X days old, or any orders before a particular date. Closed orders can only be opened by administrators of the inFlow account, so you can still make corrections if you really need to.

For full details on how to handle closed orders, check out our support page!

Issues we’ve fixed:

  • Large imports could slow inFlow, so we’ve improved the import logic to make it several times faster