How IPro Compares to the Competition
What makes IPro different makes IPro better. When we designed IPro, we carefully
reviewed our own old software and our competitions' to make sure we had all
the best features-- ours and theirs. We also added new features that made
a big difference:
One IPro Module Does It All: Over many years we've learned that
what customers really want is . . . anything and everything-- but all in
one package. (When in doubt-- get everything!) So that's what
IPro offers-- single-module software with all the important extras built-in.
Expect our competitors to offer many separate modules that all together
cost far more and do far less.
Total Recall: IPro stores all original details so you can report,
compare, reconstruct and re-analyze any prior time period with total accuracy.
You can see an entire year's figures or compare this New Year's to the last.
Other software throws away detail (your work!) and limit you to the current
and prior period. This is one way that IPro gives you more results for the
work you put in.
List Processing: This is important because inventory control
is almost nothing but working with lists for gathering data. IPro gives you
complete control over worklists: their contents (which items), use (counting
stock, sales, etc.) and order (alphabetical, numerical, etc.). You can copy,
add and merge lists. You can fill them automatically with build-to-par
quantities, on-hand counts from bar code readers and sales from cash registers.
You can work on lists, put them away, get them out again, correct errors,
update costs, post and unpost them. Our competitors' software have nothing
Custom Reports: Everyone wants their own reports. IPro lets
you customize and keep the settings for any number of new reports on file.
You can retrieve reports by name. With others' software, you're stuck with
the reports they made for you whether they make sense for you or not.
Choice of Cost Systems: Use either "Last Cost" for simplicity
or "True Weighted Average Costs" for accuracy. IPro always uses correct values
that reflect the mix of stock purchased at different costs. If your stock
is from three shipments of different costs and quantities, that's fine. Other
software can't do it right because they only use the last cost paid and can't
be as accurate.
Custom Measures: IPro lets you define any and every measure:
how you buy, count, use, make and sell items. Use pinches, slices, teaspoons,
cups, globs and wedges. Give them weight, volume or unit values. Define one
measure in terms of another (let 24 slices equal a loaf). Use natural language
when you write recipes: "1 pound 6 ounces" or "3 tablespoons". Other software
don't give you this ease, power or flexibility.
Inventory and Recipes in One File: IPro combines inventory and
recipes into one file because that's the only way to effectively handle "batch
recipes" such as sauces, dressings and soups. Batch recipes need to be recipe
files and inventory files at the same time because making batches makes shelf
stock that should be tracked. Competitors' software separates stock and recipes
files, which require awkward "fake" transfers to keep track.