FRSProductMgr

Purpose

FRSProductMgr is a product inventory application, that can also be used as a web site content management tool.

Why Did We Create FRSProductMgr?

FRSProductMgr was designed for the small business person who wants to manage his or her inventory, track customer sales, and, optionally, manage the company's products on its web site. However, due to its flexibility, FRSProductMgr can be used to track almost any manner of data, whether for commercial or private purposes.

Key Features

  • Track any kind of data you want.
  • You can easily re-arrange, modify, add, or remove data columns, to fit your specific needs (see "Column" menu).
  • Keep any number of photos for products.
  • View your data via different reports.
  • By using HTML template files you or your webmaster create, easily generates web pages for your web site or Intranet.
  • Manage your store's orders and employee data.
  • Any number of "stores" can be maintained. FRSProductMgr uses the concept of a "store" (i.e. a brick-n-mortar or online retail store) and "products" carried by the store in its user interface. However, the power of the application allows it to be used for a wide variety of purposes, even if it has nothing to do with retail stores!
  • Can validate local file paths and/or external links, used in your data.
  • If you have a web hosting server for your web site, you can, at your discretion, upload your data file to your server.

FRSProductMgr In Action

The classic Windows desktop look of the application makes it immediately intuitive to use. The four tabs, Products, Customers, Orders, and Reports allow you to, optionally, keep track of your product inventory, your customers, your customers' orders, and reports you may have set up. If you have ever used a spreadsheet before, the main window of the Products tab should be easy to use. For context-sensitive documentation, press the F1 key, or click the Info button on pop-up windows, for more detailed information. There are a lot of things that you can change about the application, such as which tabs to show, font to used for the different parts, etc.


(screen capture taken on Windows 10)

The ability to maintain data is something a software application such as a spreadsheet or a database can do. What FRSProductMgr excels at is the ability to provide a very flexible display of that data, to view that data via one or more filtered reports, and to offer the option of creating web pages from that data. So, if you are used to using one of the popular office suite spreadsheet or database applications, you will marvel at the way you can easily customize FRSProductMgr.

FRSProductMgr Trial Period

FRSProductMgr comes with a one-time, 21-day trial period during which you can use the full functionality of the application for free. There are no artificial limitations imposed within the application during that time period. When the free trial period is over, you must purchase a license for FRSProductMgr to continue to use it. All of the data you entered during the free trial period will still be there after you have paid for your license. There is no separate download required after you have purchased your license. The status bar indicates how many days you have remaining in your free trial period.

FRSProductMgr Privacy Policy

It's Your Data!

FRSProductMgr data and settings are stored in binary files on your computer. Our products never upload your data to our server nor any third-party server. Our products do not report your interaction with our products to our server nor any third-party server. An Internet connection is not required to use our products. Please note that individuals who have access to your physical computer could potentially have access to your copy of FRSProductMgr and the data you store in it. Always protect your computer from outside access by setting a strong password on it.

FRSProductMgr offers the feature of uploading web page files that you have generated via FRSProductMgr to your web server, only. This ability is completely under your control. FRSProductMgr will need access to your web site's FTP server to be able to perform this functionality. This information will be treated with the utmost respect, and will not be used for any purpose other than to upload the files you had FRSProductMgr generate, to the server directory of your choosing.

Uploads

FRSProductMgr does not upload any information to the Fourth Ray Software web site nor to any third-party server. We do reserve the right to communicate your FRSProductMgr license number during a product upgrade check in a future version, so that we may verify your paid-for version. However, this is currently not being done.

Automatic Upgrades

When automatic upgrading is enabled (under your control), FRSProductMgr connects to the Fourth Ray Software server, if your computer has an Internet connection active, to determine if a new version of FRSProductMgr has been released by Fourth Ray Software. It compares the latest version number listed on the server against the version you have installed. If a new version has been released, the new software installation program will be downloaded to your computer, and FRSProductMgr will automatically run that upgrade when you close the application (you will see a notification window). See the application's documentation center for how to disable automatic upgrades, if so desired.