7.07.2011

Five Software Suggestions for Retailers

Todays' post is courtesy of Michael Koploy from SoftwareAdvice.com.
I found his suggestions and recommendations for retailer resources very informative, and thought you would as well!
Many retailers are looking to upgrade their retail software from old-fashioned QuickBooks and cash register systems and make the plunge into a point-of-sale (POS) software investment. For small retailers that only manage one or two stores, there are a limited number of choices that won't break the budget.
Here are a list of 5 choices that are deployable for under $2000 for software. The original guide can be seen here: Point of Sale (POS) Systems for Small Business | 5 Affordable Solutions

CAM Commerce Retail STAR: This system includes the following applications: POS, CRM, merchandising, inventory management, e-commerce, and WMS. Includes both touch-screen and single-key input support. Retail STAR is a good choice for numerous specialties, including auto parts dealers, furniture stores, and pawn shops. CAM Commerce offers data conversion, retail consulting, up-front pricing, and a subscription program. Retail STAR much be deployed on-premise on a Windows-based system.

Comcash POS - This system includes the following applications: POS, customer relationship management (CRM), e-commerce, and inventory management. The touch screen integration make it a good choice for food service and convenience stores. Software can be deployed on-premise or hosted by the software vendor. Comcash POS can integrate with QuickBooks.

GoldTech Retail Manager - This system includes the following applications: inventory management, CRM, merchandising, warehouse management software (WMS), and POS. The inventory system can be organized with the included SKU database for apparel retailers that need customer color/size differentiation. Software can be deployed on-premise or hosted by GoldTech. Retail Manager can be purchased with up-front payment or by installments.

Microsoft Dynamics RMS - This system includes the following applications: inventory management, CRM, POS, accounting, and e-commerce. It's a great system for book stores, electronics stores, industrial supply stores, and firearm dealers. Offers both an individual store version and main office version, making it a good choice for retailers with growth in mind. This software system must be deployed on-premise.

POS Prophet Systems - This system includes the following applications: inventory management, retail accounting, POS, CRM, and e-commerce. Ideal for both start-ups and medium-sized retailers. Well-suited for many specialities, including (but not limited to): gift shops, food service, and furniture stores. Must be deployed on-premise on a Windows-based system. POS Prophet Systems can be paid for in monthly installments or in one up-front payment. The system also includes QuickBooks and Peachtree integration.

For more information, contact Michael Koploy at Software Advice
(512) 364-0129 . michael@softwareadvice.com

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