Unique POS software meets complex needs of direct marketing & selling

Wednesday 24 November 2004 09:43 CET | News

National direct marketing and sales organisations serving consumers predominantly living in rural areas face unique problems in keeping track of thousands of sales orders every month, as well as debtors, credit terms, clearances and conditions, deliveries and correct allocation of payments received, among others.

Point-of-sale (POS) software developer isoPOS of Johannesburg has implemented its isoPOS/Order Entry solution for Capri Linen, founded in 1966 and today one of the largest direct sales organisations in South Africa, selling a wide range of quality imported household products, including cookware, dinnerware and kitchenware. The isoPOS solution integrates with the ACCPAC Advantage Series 5.2 financial package. Although Capri Linen uses Microsoft Windows desktops, all servers use the Linux operating system. Both isoPOS and ACCPAC support various database management systems, including Pervasive.SQL. Using Pervasive.SQL allowed both the isoPOS and ACCPAC solutions to leverage off a Linux-based database management system without the need for modification of the software or databases. Pervasive.SQL is also supported on Microsoft and Novell Netware platforms allowing Capri Linen the freedom to change server platforms without the need for costly database conversion. Capri Linen general manager Pierre Oosthuizen said isoPOS modified the point-of-sale and order entry software taking into account the specific needs of the organisation and its direct selling methods and systems. A new development now being implemented into the Capri Linen isoPOS package is the ability to automatically execute credit bureau checks with ITC and achieve a fast report-back on a single or batch request. Converting to ACCPAC was a good move for Capri Linen and Oosthuizen said it had helped to improve business operations and systems. But it was a major learning curve for us and since then the introduction of isoPOS has made the overall system much more user-friendly. The order entry system was designed by isoPOS to work with our existing order forms. The data from the order forms is processed in isoPOS and seamlessly integrated into ACCPAC. Stock monitoring is critical for Capri Linen. One of the major benefits of the isoPOS system is its ability to accurately monitor daily sales and detect early warnings from a set of key indicators, allowing management to make informed stock purchasing decisions. The streamlining of order processing has also resulted in improved efficiencies in the sorting, packing and door-to-door delivery of purchased goods countrywide. The isoPOS, package is suitable for centralised and decentralised environments and effectively integrates all POS requirements from both front and back office into ACCPACs Advantage series accounting software.

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