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2015 is the year for smart retailing
Ireland and also many European countries have had a tough time in recessionary conditions. “Enough of the gloom” those times are thankfully over. Christmas 2014 was OK sales wise but new year sales 2015 have proven extremely strong and retailers are fighting back and winning. “It was likely that the post-Christmas sales period would be one of the best on record” REI deputy chief Sean Murphy 2014. Your customers have more money in their pockets and the economy is creating jobs and unemployment is reducing at a rapid pace, with this pace is your retail business smartly capitalizing on this trend?
Retail technology has improved dramatically throughout the global economic slow down of 2007 – 2013. Integration, social interaction / social media, big data, cloud computing, retail business analysis and the multi channel environment are the buzz words in retail technology for that six year period. Had you heard of big data analysis in 2006 or integrated Amazon online stores linked to your ecommerce site and POS system? Indeed no, I think not.
What is out there now for retailers to exploit is very exciting and now is the time to invest in retail technology. We are on the upward curve in economic terms for consumers and businesses alike to start spending again. You as a smart business need to be at the forefront of feeding what you held close and protected for the last six years, YOUR BUSINESS!
Everything starts with your POS (Point of Sale) (Computerised Till System) system and an epos (electronic Point of Sale) system that can be not only integrate with multi channel technology but that can drive your business. Speaking from the perspective of a business analyst with a speciality in retail, I get excited speaking to businesses about what technology can do but also the processes it can put in place in your business to make you.
- More efficient
- More process driven
- More analytical
- More customer focused
- More inclusive
- More integrated
- More advantaged
- More aligned and adaptable to change
- More money
- Far less of all the other distractions that hinder your business
The obvious advantages of stock inventory management, customer management and employee management should be in your mind and built into your POS system or your technology partner should be advising you promptly and insightfully on how to get this from your POS system through integration with apps that can bridge the gap. If they are not or are making a meal out of this maybe you should be looking at a new partner.
Your EPOS system should be integrated to your ecommerce platform. This in turn should be linked to all your social media activity and any external sales channels like Amazon and EBay that you trade on, your website should be mobile and tablet friendly, it should be integrated with your accounts package and it should be easy to pull reports from and give you meaningful insight on all the above at the click of a few buttons. You should have some form of cloud solution linked in terms of reporting so that you are always in the know about what is going on with alerts set up when things important to your business are triggered (example – too many “no sales” or returns for a register or store) (your daily revenue target has been met)(a promotion you set has reached a milestone).
All of this is ready for you to exploit and I’ve not even got started on what you can actually do with the data once collected, some hints are e-mail targeted marketing, market basket analysis, customer segmentation and stock forecasting coupled with analysis to name a few. A technology partner that is excited, knowledgeable and capable of helping you achieve this is who your business needs to be aligned with, You will however have to work hard in implementing these systems but the smart business owner knows that working smarter as well as harder guarantees success.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have on anything I have discussed above or about how to get your business utilizing technology smarter in 2015.
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QuicksBooks rates as one of the best accounting solutions on the market today. That is why when Texaco from Emyvale, Co. Monaghan got in touch with us seeking out a robust system to manage the accounting aspect of their business QuickBooks was our first choice solution for them.
The Texaco in Emyvale is well established in the area but like all businesses these days they now, more than ever, have to keep ultra accurate and exact accounts. Given the business they are in if their reporting is off by a fraction of a percentage it could have a major negative impact on the business. With QuickBooks you get top class monitoring and sales reporting in a fully integrated accounting solution.
QuickBooks has lots of features that make it one of the industry leaders for accounting solutions. Some of the QuickBooks features that Texaco in Emyvale are utilising are:
- Stock Management system with automated stock reporting
- Full Integration into accounting system
- Ability to effectively Monitor Margin
- Built in Invoice Verification
- Centralised tax reporting for easier tax preparations
- QuickBooks does not require any special accounting experience
QuickBooks – The Accounting Solution for Texaco in Emyvale
To get the QuickBooks solution in place for Texaco, and given the complexity of the task at hand, our consultant accountant was called in to fine tune QuickBooks and to ensure that it was generating accurate reports. This is a special feature of our QuickBooks installations as not all businesses have in house accounting expertise at their disposal. The beauty of QuickBooks is that once it’s fully in place it becomes your accountant and no special accounting experience is required to use the system.
We are one of the best providers of QuickBooks accounting solutions in Ireland and have done installations all over the country. Read more about the QuickBooks accounting solution for Texaco in Emyvale and if you have any questions about how your business can benefit from QuickBooks please get in touch!
Positive Support EPOS equipment , QuickBooks and Microsoft’s retail management system
Positive Systems Solutions offer and provide full training and support on Microsoft Dynamics RMS and Intuit QuickBooks ( QuickBooks Pro, Premium and Enterprise) from basic use to advanced features, we can customize our training and support to suit your requirements. Support for your I.T system should not be taken lightly just in the same way you would service and look after other precious and needed equipment in your life your Information technology is as important for your business.
Positive support all the hardware that you need for you POS so you need not worry about that crucial piece of equipment failing at the wrong time. Having Support from Positive will give you peace of mind that you have the support, Knowledge and know how to fall back on. We cover all of the below plus more and now we also can complete ad-hoc support starting at €40 (First 30 minutes) for those who do not have a support contract.
- Pay as you go ad-hoc support
- Servers, P.C’s, Screens, Receipt Printers, Touch-screen units, Pole Displays, Scanners, Label Printers, Loyalty systems
- General Software Support
- SQL Database Support
- System Set-up
- Chart of Accounts set up (QuickBooks)
- Integration Microsoft RMS & QuickBooks
- Hardware Support
- Microsoft RMS add-on modules
- QuickBooks App’s
You can always visit our RMS Training & support page see below for more information.
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To find out more please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
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QuickBooks Enterprise ERP for SME’s
Positive are always looking for ingenious ways of utilizing technology, We only partner with the best Businesses in the world to offer you solutions that make your business better. We as a QuickBooks Partner can offer you ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software specifically for Small to medium businesses. If you already have QuickBooks Pro or Premier upgrading to Enterprise is simple, If your business has out grown QuickBooks Pro or Sage for your business requirements look at QuickBooks Enterprise it really makes sense to move or upgrade to this solution.
We have on-hand expert trainers (Fully Qualified Industry Experienced) accountant technology experts to guide and set you on the right path with QuickBooks.
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