If you’re looking for an inventory management software that plays nicely with QuickBooks accounting solutions, HandiFox is your go-to option. It’s not just good for keeping track of your inventory on the go; it also comes packed with handy features for handling sales and purchase orders.
Now, here’s the thing: HandiFox might not be the best fit if you don’t have QuickBooks for your accounting needs or Shopify for eCommerce fulfillment. It’s not designed to be your one-stop-shop solution for accounting or fulfillment.
HandiFox is a mobile inventory control and sales management solution. This software can help small to midsize businesses with all aspects of inventory management, including:
HandiFox Online works in the cloud with QuickBooks Online allowing for anytime/anywhere inventory management. HandiFox Desktop acts as an extension of QuickBooks Desktop to provide inventory data from multiple locations to QuickBooks Desktop in real time.
|Usability - 9.4
|Has a straightforward interface; moving between different modules is easy.
|Support - 9.6
|Includes chat and email support; online wiki offers support documentation; free eGuide lists compatible barcode scanner models; there are help files and a user manual as well.
|Features - 9.3
|Includes features for tracking inventory, generating sales orders, and fulfilling purchase orders; works on desktop and mobile devices; information can be imported/exported via XLS or CSV.
|Security - 9.5
|Verified and secured by GoDaddy; uses strong SSL encryption to protect sensitive information in transit.
|Value - 8.6
|Plans start at $39 per month when billed annually; sales and manufacturing modules are locked behind the Pro level plan (min. of $109 per month); there is a free 14-day trial.
|Performance - 9
|Functionality was fairly quick; some real-time changes from the app had to be pushed through manually on desktop; no slowness or performance issues.
|Scalability - 9
|Multiple plans to grow with your business; works in a variety of industries; top plan only allows 100 locations/warehouses.
A few missing or changed features could have improved our experience with HandiFox:
|$49 per month ($39/mo billed annually)
|The lowest cost plan offers:
|$89 per month ($79/mo billed annually)
|Includes all features from Start plus:
|$139 per month ($109/mo billed annually)
|Includes everything in Optima plus:
|HandiFox Inventory (Desktop)
|$1,195 per mobile device
|HandiFox Sales (Desktop)
|$1,695 per mobile device
|Includes everything in Inventory plus:
HandiFox Online plans all allow additional devices and users to be added. It’s a flat rate of $40 per additional device per month and it’s $15 per additional user per month.
Here are a few frequently asked questions about HandiFox:
HandiFox does not make or sell their own scanners. However, they have a free eGuide listing some of the most optimal barcode scanner models for use with their inventory control system. Categories include:
Amongst Android devices, HandiFox recommends Bluetooth barcode scanners with Serial Port Profile (SPP) connections.
HandiFox offers a free 14-day trial. After this period, plans begin as low as $39 per month when billed annually.
HandiFox’s Build Assembly module allows for light manufacturing functionality. However, the majority of manufacturing features are locked behind the more expensive payment plans, beginning with Pro.
After our assessment, we’d recommend HandiFox to small businesses currently relying on QuickBooks for their inventory management needs. In particular, this is best suited to those businesses which are starting to outgrow what QuickBooks has to offer but want to keep their current accounting functionality.
HandiFox pricing plans starting as low as $39 per month, making it affordable for new and growing businesses. However, some key features, like sales orders and manufacturing, are only available at higher priced plans, which might make this solution too expensive for some businesses.
We would not recommend this software for businesses which do not have QuickBooks. We would also suggest companies on eCommerce platforms other than Shopify consider other solutions with direct integration. The platform itself looks a little dated, which might be a dealbreaker for some. However, the straightforward design gets the job done.
No reviews have been submitted. Do you use HandiFox? Have you considered it as part of your software evaluation process? Share your perspective by writing a review, and help other organizations like yours make smarter, more informed software selection decisions!