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What is Cin7 Core?

Built for manufacturers, Cin7 Core connects your procurement, inventory, orders, warehouses, and sales channels in one automated inventory management software. With Core, you can manage raw materials, WIP, and finished goods and track batch runs, costs, and revisions all in one place and integrate to all the popular eCommerce platforms, marketplaces, accounting tools to manage your business from an easy to use platform. Its real time data gives you a full picture of your products from procurement to order fulfillment and automated workflows and intelligent reporting help you make the right decisions to enable growth.

Who Uses Cin7 Core?

Retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers with 5 to 100 employees seeking everything in one system at the fraction of the cost of ERPs.

Where can Cin7 Core be deployed?


About the vendor

  • Cin7
  • Located in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Founded in 2011

Cin7 Core support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 223 others


Chinese, English, Traditional Chinese

Cin7 Core pricing

Starting Price:

  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Cin7 Core does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Cin7 Core paid version starts at US$349.00/month.

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About the vendor

  • Cin7
  • Located in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Founded in 2011

Cin7 Core support

  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 223 others


Chinese, English, Traditional Chinese

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Features of Cin7 Core

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Trail
  • Backorder Management
  • Barcode/Label Management
  • Barcode/Ticket Scanning
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bill of Materials
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Import/Export
  • Delivery Management
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Creation
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Lot Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Identification
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quality Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real-Time Data
  • Recall Management
  • Recurring Orders
  • Reorder Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Transaction Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

Alternatives to Cin7 Core

Web-based retail point-of-sale and inventory management software built for iOS. Starts at $99/month.
Unleashed Software provides a powerful platform to accurately manage your inventory in real-time.
Simplify your inventory & manufacturing by make precise pricing decisions based on real-time data using Fishbowl’s software.
MYOB Advanced Business software is tailored to mid-sized businesses & integrates real-time data across your entire business.
Finale keeps your inventory in sync across sales channels and your team. Adaptable to your workflows with 5-star, US-based support.
An open-source suite of integrated apps to manage CRM, PoS, Website, eCommerce, Sales, Accounting, Warehouse, HR, Marketing, and more.
Connecting and Optimizing Commerce for Top Brands and Retailers
Complete, out-of-the-box-desktop accounting software, with secure cloud and mobile access, for small & medium sized businesses.

Reviews of Cin7 Core

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Ease of Use
Customer Service
Value for Money

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Director in Australia
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

IntegrationKings review of Dear Systems

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: A great overall platform for anyone selling products in the market that wants to control their Inventory correctly and the workflows in relation to an Inventory business. Also from an accounting background it is a full end-to-end solution in relation to ensuring the accounting is 100% correct in the business.


The features we like most about Dear Systems and so do the clients we work with are: - Integrations around stock control and sales workflows with Woo Commerce and Shopify. - Complete bi-directional integration with Xero and QBooks Online. - Love the fact that we can do Supplier Deposits and Customer Deposits, tracking them correctly within the accounting system. - Also the fact that we can do multi-level Build of Materials for manufacturing clients and then sell via multiple of sales channel.


The features we least like most about Dear Systems: - Reporting in the platform takes abit to set-up and ensure you are getting the reporting you want out of the system. - Would like to see more integrations over time into the core platform overall as well.

Alternatives Considered: Cin7 Omni and Unleashed

Reasons for Choosing Cin7 Core: Wanted better integration overall with the accounting within the business and in some cases wanted to move away from their old clunky ERP platform that was running their business still from a server.

Switched From: MYOB Advanced Business, Sage 300cloud, Attache and NetSuite

Reasons for Switching to Cin7 Core: Better integration overall in relation to the accounting workflows with Xero, plus a very good Partner network and team to work with internally.

Owner and Designer in US
Consumer Goods, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Using Cin7 Core for Order Management

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: I had one-on-one help onboarding and troubleshooting from Muskan Israni who was very patient, helpful, and knowledgeable about the software.


I like that I can integrate my sales channels (Etsy and Shopify - Amazon is an option too, but I opted not to integrate it to save money) and input manual orders in one place to keep track of orders, inventory, shipments, and payments. I used their previous product OrderHive, so it is all fairly intuitive to use, and they provided great onboarding and setup.


I wish it was more affordable for my small business like OrderHive was

Alternatives Considered: QuickBooks Online

Reasons for Choosing Cin7 Core: Cin7 Core is the new offering from OrderHive, so I didn't have a choice.

Reasons for Switching to Cin7 Core: I tried using Quickbooks Online to integrate my sales channels and manage my inventory, but the system didn't work.

Supply Chain Manager in Uruguay
Consumer Goods, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Has potencial but a very poor customer service and is missing very simple yet important functionalities

2.0 2 months ago New

Comments: We were working with orderhive and had to change to Cin 7.
At first it looked very promising because Cin 7 had some nice new functionalities but but we never imagined we were going to go back on some basic funcionalities we had. We thought the new system would outgrow the one we used, but this didnt happened. The new cin 7 core didnt include very practical and easy funciontalities we used on daily basis.
For example now we are not able to have 2 different stores like we had for our wholesale business and retail .We see the sales alltogether and because of this simple reason there are many things we are not able to do. Then being able to update attributes of products in bulk from the site, having unpickable bins, being able to map shopify to several locations not only one, being able to select what not to push into quikbooks and I could go on.
Some very easy and simple features that made our lifes very easy are not cin 7 core now, so for us it has been a lot of work and hours of implementation and we are not happy with it overall. We will probably change to another system ibn the future, not now because it has been very tiring for the whole team and it has taken a lot of our time.


The best about Cin 7 core is that it is very easy to receive merchandise at the warehouse.


The customer service is really bad. If you dont resend the tickets they might never answer, then, when they do answer, they give you a really bad response to close the ticket and want you to get tired of asking. 95% of the important issues do not get solved they tell you they cant help you, when you know there has to be a simple way to solve certain issues or they just answer what ever they want without considering what you asked for in the first place. You waist lots of time in this. They send you tutorials that dont resolve your issues and so on, I can keep on going.

Logistic coordinator in Canada
Textiles, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Hard to set up

4.0 4 months ago

Comments: I liked the person who helped us to set up, but he's connection was poor so sometimes, it was hard to follow the conversation. The team don't really know how the app (integrations) works together without a inventory system so it's hard to have specifications about it. I liked the little video I had before, but at one point I wasn't able to use it again. Overall, It was a long process that wasn't really easy to follow step by step. We are live but a lot of thing is still unknown of not clear. We had product that was suppose to be "out of stock" because of past orders, that was "back on stock" so this morning we have to deal with customer. An onboarding journal would have been awesome so we can have a step by step guide and a place to write our thoughts a long the way instead of forgetting it between the meeting. For the cost on the onboarding, it didn't worth it at all


Once you understand how it works, it makes everything easier.


The integration is really hard to follow. There's a platform available to follow it, but you don't actually see anything on it or you you do, you don't really understand what you can do or not. I feel like there was no link between each task. I didn't like that the onboarding team do a lot instead of letting you do it so you get more familiar with all the process.

Alternatives Considered: Fishbowl

Reasons for Switching to Cin7 Core: I prefer the interface of Cin7 and I feel like there's less risk of loosing money because it's a monthly cost instead of one purchase.

Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Dear systems deliver what if promises

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: We've been using it live for one month and so far the transition has been relatively smooth.


Comprehensive ERP features that are built with the workflow and accounting in mind. Excellent interface with Xero. Very customizable, but in an easy to understand fashion.


For those switching from other platforms, it could use better historical data import functionality. In particular outstanding orders. We had about 200 open orders when we made the switch, and had to enter them manually as Dear's import features could not handle our workflow.

Alternatives Considered: Cin7 Omni and NetSuite

Reasons for Choosing Cin7 Core: Lightspeed retail has no ability to handle sales tax based on "ship to" address and has not integration with Avalara. In discussing with Lightspeed they seem unaware that this functionality is needed. Also, you can only integrate with one ecom site and inventory management was glitching with the inventory levels frequently wrong.

Reasons for Switching to Cin7 Core: Overall value for money, plus the focus on accounting was a strong selling point.