Windward Five Review - why 3.8 stars?

Windward System Five Review
ITQlick Score: 76/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.8/5)
Pricing: 5.2/10 - average cost
Category: Retail Management POS -> Windward Five
Ranking:Ranked 15 out of 27 Retail Management POS systems
Company: Windward Software
Pricing: starts at $92 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop
Links: Windward Five pricing, Windward Five alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jan 02, 2021

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What is Windward Five?

Windward System Five is a point of sale and rental management solution for small and medium businesses. Its capabilities include contract management, customer database, inventory management, and others. The software was designed and launched by Windward Software headquartered in British Columbia Canada.

What is Windward Five rating? ()

The rating of Windward Five is 3.8 stars out of 5 and the total score is 76 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Windward Five's typical customers?

The software is a most viable solution for small and medium businesses. Major industries where it can be used include automotive, retail and wholesale, medical and healthcare, food services, and others. Some notable clients of the software include Westside Rentals & Westminster Equipment, Cleveland Lighting, Fair Deal Furniture and others.

Is Windward Five the best Retail Management POS?

Windward Five is ranked 15 out of 27 software in their category (Retail Management POS systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Core POS capabilities offered by the software include barcode scanning, consignment and cancellation, customer history, discounts and gift cards, layaway and quotes, receipt printing, and others. It also offers a variety of inventory management features such as back orders, barcode generation, customizable data fields, inventory forecasting, inventory matrix, purchase orders, inventory tracking, and support for multiple locations.

Windward System Five features customer management capabilities of email marketing, label printing, customer information database, loyalty rewards program, payment and purchase history, standard discounts, and targeted mailing lists. Other capabilities include accounts payable and receivable management, general ledger, product catalog management, online shipment, and others.

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Windward Five: Rent it Biz software, NOVA Point of Sale, Profit Premier by Edge Technologies, COMCASH Retail ERP, LimeLight, WinRetail, iVend Retail, CORESense, Tylernet, Omni Retailer. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Windward Five?

The cost of license starts at $92 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 5.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Windward Five

What should you ask Windward Software during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Windward Five and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Windward Five in action.

List of categories

Billing & Invoicing
CRM
Equipment Rental POS
Furniture Store POS
Gun Shop POS
Hardware Store POS
Point of sale
Retail
Retail Analytics POS
Retail Inventory POS
Retail Management POS

List of features

Billing & Invoicing
Customer Relationship Management
eCommerce
Employee Management
Inventory Management
Point of sale
Barcode Scanning

Windward Five Vs. Alternatives

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NOVA
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85/100
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Profit
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85/100
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COMCASH
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4.5/5
Score
84/100
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4.4/10
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$125 per month
Functionality
50
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.