The biggest drawback we found with ABC Inventory is its interface. The software was clearly designed to match other programs in the Windows XP operating system. Unfortunately, Windows XP became obsolete years ago, and ABC Inventory hasn’t kept up with the times.
Another issue? ABC Inventory software supports only a single user on a single PC. Large enterprises with multiple inventory managers will find this particularly challenging, as you’ll have to relay all stock information through a single point of contact who can enter that data into your system. And if your business runs on iOS or mobile devices . . . well, ABC Inventory’s probably not for you.
ABC inventory also doesn’t offer much in the way of customer support. It’s basically just a free software you can download from an outdated-looking website. There are a couple of user manuals, a forum, and some basic contact info you can try. But you won’t find any high-tech customer support chat features with this option.
And other inventory options (even free ones) allow you to connect your inventory software with your accounting and point-of-sale systems. This makes essential business tasks (like calculating your cost of goods sold or your gross margin) a lot easier. But ABC Inventory definitely doesn’t play nice with others. In fact, the service offers absolutely no integrations whatsoever.