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SambaPOS has a great and robust inventory system. I have a few questions though:

-In warehouse what us “Inventory Prediction”, what does it mean?
-Is there any way to make a report which lists products which need to be purchased due to low stock at the end of the day?


Inventory Prediction is a “best guess” of the Stock Level of an Inventory Item. This is based on Consumption, which is derived from the Inventory Recipes.

You can report on Consumption with something like this:

[Inventory Consumption:2, 1,1, 1, 1, 1, 1]
{REPORT CONSUMPTION DETAILS:C.Name,C.Consumption,C.Unit,C.Inventory,C.InStock,C.Added,C.Removed:C.Consumption>0}

That will give a Report like this …

Keep in mind: Consumption does not work without Recipes.

This is a good Topic to read regarding Inventory and Recipes …

Brilliant. Is there a way to display products which only have a low value? For example which have let’s say less than 1 as their value instead of displaying the full list.

Of course. You need to study Report Tags. You can do all sorts of things, including constraining your results …

[Inventory Consumption:2, 1,1, 1, 1, 1, 1]
{REPORT CONSUMPTION DETAILS:C.Name,C.Consumption,C.Unit,C.Inventory,C.InStock,C.Added,C.Removed:C.InStock<2}

The very last portion of that Report is constrained to show only items where Stock Level is less than 2…