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Windward System Five

Cloud-based business management solution | ERP for your SMB

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Windward System Five Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Windward System Five product overview

Price starts from

129

/user

Per month

What is Windward System Five?

Windward System Five is a cloud-based business management solution designed to help small to midsize organizations streamline the processes related to point of sale (POS), inventory control, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), payments, rentals, and more. The platform allows users to create a customer database that improves their sales and marketing capabilities.

Key benefits of using Windward System Five

Buy better, market smarter and work more efficiently in your business. Windward System Five provides you with the knowledge and control to drive profits.
Control your inventory, track inventory movement, optimize stock levels and improve your cost control measures through reports.
Create a database with your customer information to provide a smoother, more personal shopping experience, and increase your selling and marketing opportunities.
Windward Software's integrated accounting software allows you to view, print, enter and report data quickly and conveniently, providing and simple, error-free way of managing your books.
Empower your employees with the access and information they need to perform their jobs properly, without compromising security or confidential data.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Documentation
In Person
Webinars

Windward System Five pricing information

Value for money

3.6

/5

171

Starting from

129

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Windward System Five features

Functionality

3.8

/5

171

Total features

61

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Alerts/Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
API
Third Party Integrations
Customizable Reports
Document Management
Data Import/Export

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Windward System Five users reviews

Overall Rating

3.8

/5

171

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.61/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

63

58

20

12

18

Pros
I like how it is inventory control and accounting integrated into one system. The system has great abilities.

SW

Shantel W.

It truly has the ability to accommodate anything I want to do to operation my business more efficiently. System Five is a very user friendly product that is easy to learn and understand.

JS

Jason S.

Great customer service and great software. Can do pretty much everything you need for you business.

CB

Curt B.

Cons
Once live, it just got worse and worse. In hindsight, I should have listened to my gut in implementation, written the money invested off as a bad business decision and aborted.

ZW

Zoe W.

So much stress that my whole team went through only to end up worse off. Before we went live, in my gut I had doubts due to my experience with Windward staff in the lead up transition period.

ZW

Zoe W.

When we have to call for tech support we have to talk to someone over seas and most of the time our connections are terrible. Hard to hear or understand and calls are dropped.

PC

Pat C.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A powerful POS with unlimited flexibility, reliable stability, and great support staff.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Saved our company time and money in the ling run. Being able to customize the look, feel, and functions of the application let us implement EXACTLY what our company needed. We evaluated MANY other products before choosing Windward, and nothing comes close. It was one of the better decisions made in our organization, and is a big personal red-feather in my hat.

Pros

- Extremely customizable. Allows you to customize anything from report, to custom price-labels, to customized POS screen (even changing the size/color/look of virtually every button). If you are a little more adventurous, you can even write code that allows you make your own functions. - Easy to learn. For as advanced as this is, most people can pick up on the majority what thy need in a day. ...

Cons

- Price tag will be your biggest hurdle. And some features will cost you extra. Having to pay extra to have the software integrate with our merchant account is probably the biggest complaint I have with the company. But even this is vastly outweighed by the Pros. If you want the best, it probably isn't going to be the cheapest. - There are occasional errors that pop up and random issues. But 90% of these are self-resolving (very intuitive software). For the other 10%, support is right there to remote in and stay with you until it's resolve.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Windward Software is an amazing program to help you run your business in every aspect.

Reviewed 11 days ago

Inventory was a huge issue for us before we started using System Five. We absolutely cannot imagine running our business without Windward System Five at this point.

Pros

The Support is A1 and the features of everything from Inventory to Sales Invoices, everything is connected and very user friendly. Reports are easy to run, reconciliations, sales and purchase invoicing, ageing, financials are easy to read and all other functions are again, user friendly.

Cons

No cons at this time. We didn't like that it didn't have a payroll feature when we started with it but now it does.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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System Five

Reviewed 10 days ago

Service and online capability was not good. While we paid for 24/7 service, we had to setup tickets and would get a call back within 24hrs.

Pros

The built in reports allowed for easily customizing reports. With their "lookup words" it was easy to tag, customers, products and vendors to particular categories for additional reporting

Cons

The online capability. There was no good capability for online. Sales would take a long time to integrate back into the software and there was no direct connection between Windward S5 to the online platform such as WooCommerce. Which meant an additional cost for another API connection. Windward API was very limited to what info could be pushed and pulled from the website.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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From your friends at Bob's

Reviewed 2 months ago

Windward 5 does so much above and beyond the POS/accounting systems I have used in the past, and I know I haven’t made it through all it has to offer. The integrated CRM is very useful for keeping track of appointments and follow ups. I’m able to see that staff has made these appointments and keep them accountable for follow ups. There is so much that can be done to organize and track inventory. Set...

Pros

Windward 5 does so much above and beyond the POS/accounting systems I have used in the past, and I know I haven’t made it through all it has to offer. The integrated CRM is very useful for keeping track of appointments and follow ups. I’m able to see that staff has made these appointments and keep them accountable for follow ups. There is so much that can be done to organize and track inventory. Set...

Cons

It does take some time to set up, but you do get some great help. There is allot to learn. Be prepared to give this some attention, it will be worth it.

Vendor response

Thanks for the Feedback Justin!

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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windward system 5

Reviewed 11 days ago

Overall system 5 is an end to end solution which we count on to mange our business. We would like to see regular scheduled maintaince as part of our annual subscription plan. We have invested heavily in to the software on the years and would.lien to feel we can get value added serviced included.

Pros

The software is an end to end solution for our business - we like this alot. This last year the software has slowed down which has created inefficiencies.

Cons

The software performance has dropped as we add more users and increase the date base. The length of time it takes to book appointments has been increasing over the last two years

Windward System Five FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Windward System Five offer?

Windward System Five has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $129.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of Windward System Five?

Windward System Five has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Windward System Five support?

Windward System Five supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Windward System Five support mobile devices?

Windward System Five supports the following devices:
Android


Q. Does Windward System Five offer an API?

Yes, Windward System Five has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Windward System Five integrate with?

Windward System Five integrates with the following applications:
Worldpay, ShipRush


Q. What level of support does Windward System Five offer?

Windward System Five offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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