FloristWare

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FloristWare
Floristware wordmark.png
Developer(s) FloristWare Inc.
Initial release January 2006; 10 years ago (2006-01)
Stable release 4.0.7157 / 16 January 2016; 6 months ago (2016-01-16)
Development status Active
Written in FileMaker
Operating system OS X, Windows
Size 21.00 MB
Type Business software
License Proprietary commercial software
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Website www.floristware.com

FloristWare is an order-taking and Point of Sale (POS)/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for retail florists.

Systems of this type are intended to aid retail florists with all aspects of their business. Features designed to speed order-taking and help with accounting, performance reporting, marketing, etc. are standard in products of this nature.

History[edit]

The FloristWare icon.

FloristWare was developed over a four-year period starting in 2001. Development included ongoing focus groups with florists across North America. The intention was to have the people that would use the software play a pivotal role in shaping how it looked, worked and performed.

FloristWare was released to beta testers in September 2005 and went into wide release in January 2006. The current version of FloristWare is 4.0.716, which was released in January 2016. Version 5.0 is currently being tested for release in March 2016.

Other information[edit]

FloristWare is considered an "independent" POS system in that is independent of wire services such as FTD or Teleflora. These companies and others like them offer their own proprietary POS systems for florists. It also uses a "Question & Answer" interface. Each step asks the user one question, which in turn determines the next step until the desired task has been completed.

Educational Version[edit]

A free version of the software is available to schools and training programs that offer courses and programs related to floral design and the retail flower business. Most programs focus on design and the goal of the educational version is to help schools provide students with additional skills that will make them more employable as they enter the workforce.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • FloristWare [1]
  • FloristWare on Google+ [2]