POS: Point of Sale Systems
Outdoor Specialty Consulting is a "Value Added Retailer" (VAR) for
Ensign Systems POS·IM™ Point of Sales & Inventory Management
software. POS·IM™ provides outstanding value and functionality,
as well as ease of set up and use for outdoor retailers. Our personal
experiences include managing various outdoor retail store and e-commerce
businesses using several of the most popular POS systems on the
market, and we found POS·IM™ to be the best POS software.
No Point of Sale system is perfect for everyone, but POS·IM™
is the best choice for many outdoor retail stores. We can show you
how to use POS·IM™ effectively for outdoor retail; our goal
is for your new system to justify its expense and pay for itself
POS·IM™ is designed specifically for owner operated retail stores and
has been successfully used by outdoor retail stores for twenty years.
It's known for its intuitive graphic user interface, ease of use,
system stability, and powerful management reports. Outdoor Specialty
Consulting understands the issues confronting outdoor retailers and
can efficiently guide you through the entire cycle from qualifying
and purchasing your POS system through installation, staff training,
and entering your all-important item and customer data or transfering
it from an older POS system. We can help you smoothly transition into
the use of a POS system with immediate positive impact on your business.
Current POS users note this
Inventory Control is the backbone of any good point-of-sale system,
and one of the keys to your business success. POS·IM™ is designed
to help you maintain optimal inventory levels, quickly and accurately,
complete purchase orders, and simplify receiving and barcode labeling.
Item information is kept on a single "card" allowing you to evaluate
each item without time-consuming searches for related item data.
Each inventory item can be classified using user-defined categories
and sub-category fields. New items can be created in mass by importing,
in bunches of similar items using a "grid" approach in
the "Add Item" function, or one at a time. Multiple vendors
can be assigned to each item and a "preferred" vendor identified.
A short list of POS·IM™'s features:
Current POS users
- Available for Windows based PC's or for Apple/MacIntosh computers
- Fast, easy cash register operation:
The program integrates the cash drawer, receipt printer, bar code
scanner, and credit card reader with options for 2 second credit
card processing. Powerful item look up features are available
at the cash register.
- Customer loyalty & history, special orders/layaways,
and accounts receivable:
Instantly access all previous customer purchases; track special
orders and layaways; run reports to determine best customers,
customers purchasing specific products, etc (great direct marketing
potential). Track charge accounts, customer discounts, store credits,
- Integrated Gift Card support:
Replace your gift certificates with gift cards, increase your
sales and customer tracking.
- Reporting & accounting integration:
Manage your inventory with 33 powerful built in reports for
best and worst sellers; run period sales, on-hand, on-order
and others by vendor, dept, season, etc.; low and high margin
items; evaluate salesperson performance, or design your own
custom reports. Direct integration with various accounting software
including QuickBooks, MYOB, and Multi-Ledger.
- Integrated purchasing and receiving:
Purchase orders are easy to create and edit. Auto-order feature
saves time, increases sales, and improves inventory levels.
Order items buy the case and sell them individually or vice
versa. Receive from barcodes and UPC. Easily address mis-shipped
items while receiving with various options.
- Easily create, maintain, and update item & vendor information:
All information for each item or vendor is stored on a single
item "card" which is easily updated. "Import" large numbers
of items from spreadsheets and vendor catalogs at once. Update
large amounts of item information at one time using the same
feature. Easily adjust item quantities during comprehensive
and "spot" physical inventories.
- POS·IM™ uses Sybase SQL database:
A point of sale system can only be as good as the foundation
it's built on: its database. Ensign Systems builds POS·IM™
(for Windows) around the Sybase database. There isn't a more
powerful, stable, scalable database used by any point of sale
Are you currently using Retail Pro, Cam Data/Cam Commerce Retail
Star, or any of the many other POS options, maybe even still running
a DOS program? If you are less than thrilled with your current Point
of Sale system, call us before your next major upgrade with your
current POS. It might surprise you to learn that in many cases its
less expensive AND easier (yes, even moving all of your item information)
to move to POS·IM™ than to do a major upgrade with your current
POS. (Yes, it's really that much easier to maintain your data and
move data into and out of the system with POS·IM™ than with
most of the other POS systems out there).
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