This MacNews Category Review is the second of our multi-part look at retail management software for the Mac. Products covered include Gesta Complet, Grocery Website Modules, Gym Organizer, HansaWorld Enterprise, iAuthorize, InfoBusiness, IntelliScanner Wine Collector, Inventory Tracker Plus, Joyaux, KiBizSystem, Kinhelios TPV, Kita-Livres, Legato CRM, Logicmac Sesam Vitale, MacBusiness POS, MacPOSX, MacroPrint, McKassa, NetSuite CRM, Octopus Enterprise Resource Planning, Office Assistant, Optimal ERP, Partenaire Pro, PayGo RoadTrip, PlatipusPRO Advanced POS, POS/OE4, PressGenie, ProBe, ProHandwerk, ProScope,
Gesta complet (http://www.sysfak.com) is a billing program for clothing stores. It lets you keep track of stock-taking, billing, customer services, POS management, receivables, and more. Gesta Complet supports optical barcode readers, inkjet and laser printers and/or receipt printers. The same company makes Gesta Forme, a management program for physical training centers.
Grocery Website Modules
Grocery Website Modules (http://www.webstop.com/) are sets of grocery specific web pages. Current modules include Recipes (thousands, with new recipes each week), Weekly Ad (ad zone versions easily supported), personalized Shopping Lists, and online login via retailer Shopper Card, and others. Modules can be added to any web site, or used to build a complete web site.
Gym Organizer (http://www.sysfak.com/) is point-of-sale and management software for fitness centers. It manages inventory, invoicing, daily cash reconciliation, membership, account receivables and more.
HansaWorld Enterprise offers logistics and stock, mobile and WAN access, plus a large selection of vertical solutions, in addition to Enterprise Resourse Planning (ERP) & Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Supports MS SQL, IBM's DB2 or Oracle databases. It includes web shop and corporate portal. Internet Services. There's also an Express version.
iAuthorize (http://www.itsapparent.com/) is a credit card processing utility that supports three-digit CVV2 codes and address validation, as well as authorization and capture via Authorize.net. It has a transactions database.
InfoBusiness (http://store.innomatix.com/) is an applications package for managing contacts, clients and business. It contains software management of contacts for SMEs and key accounts.
IntelliScanner Wine Collector
IntelliScanner Wine Collector (http://www.intelliscanner.com/)is a portable barcode scanner built for automatic wine collection management. You scan the retail barcode on the label for automatic identification of the bottle with details like the name, varietal, winery, country, type, color, and region.
Inventory Tracker Plus
Inventory Tracker Plus (http://productivity-software.com/) is software for managing products and supplies; includes invoice creation and tracking as well as contact, scheduling, task and calculator facilities.
Joyaux (http://www.joyaux.net/) is software designed for the jewelry and watchmaking manufacturer. It performs functions from order entry all the way through manufacturing and up to invoicing.
The KiBizSystem (http://www.kibizsystems.com/) contains 10 modules designed to help a small business to become more efficient, productive, and profitable. The integrated cross platform software based in FileMaker Pro can be adapted to fit retailers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, service providers, and event managers.
Kinhelios TPV (http://www.kinhelios.com/) is point-of-sale software featuring articles and stock management, supply back orders, tickets printing and customer management.
Kita-Lives (http://store.innomatix.com/) is software for bookshops specializing in old books. It automatically generates index and catalogs.
Legato CRM (http://www.wbpsystems.com/) is a management system for a wireless (cellular) retailer. Features include accounting, inventory management, customer Management, POS (point of sale), and employee management.
LogicMax Sesam Vitale
LogicMac Sesam Vitale (http://www.logicmax.com/) is a POS software solution for health care professionals that enables data transmission from France’s smart health cards and facilitates the electronic management of claims forms.
MacBusiness Point of Sale (http://www.macbusiness.co.nz/) allows sales entry via a keyboard (mouse optional) or barcode scanner. With it you can print to a receipt printer and open a cash drawer.
MacPOS (http://macposx.com/home.html) is point-of-sale, inventory control software for Mac OS X. Features include hardware support for touch screen enhanced Macs, USB receipt printers, cash drawers, customer display poles, bar code scanners and credit card readers. With Mac POSX, you can create bar code labels for your products.
Based on FileMaker, MacroPrint (http://www.macropolis.ch/) is a project management tool for print shops that facilitates cost of print estimates and tendering. It also contains modules for contact management, calendar, accounting, and payroll management. Owing to its modular structure it can be expanded.
McKassa (http://www.putz-edv.at/) is German cash registry software.
NetSuite CRM (http://www.netsuite.com/portal/home.shtml) is customer relationship management software.
Octopus Enterprise Resource Planning
Octopus ERP (http://octopus.eleos.com/) is a scalable and customizable product for chain retail stores. Based on WebObjects technology, it allows retail business owners to manage their business on a single platform. Features range from system access controls to merchandizing to warehousing to retailing and point-of-sale.
OfficeAssistant (http://www.hgisystems.com/) is an office management system for the craft and small trading business. The package contains modules for contact management, correspondence, accounting, and stock control.
Optimal ERP (http://www.optimalsoft.ch/) is a POS (point of sale) solution, allowing one or more point of sales to be connected to an online shop.
Partenaire Pro (http://www.m3soft.com/site/accueil.php) is French software designed to cover the needs of the professional jeweler. It offers multishop management features.
PayGo RoadTrip (http://www.paygopos.com/) is software for taking your shop on the road to trade shows, events and more. It can even be used at kiosks in malls and other busy places. PayGo RoadTrip lets you track sales while you're at a show, and when you get back, you can load up all your transactions into PayGo SP with the click of a button.
PlatipusPRO Advanced POS
The PlatipusPRO Advanced POS system (http://www.platipuspro.com/) offers tools for running your business, including; real time inventory control, point of sale, contact management, sales/invoicing, multi-site operation, credit card processing, multi user, bar coding, cross platform operation, faxing, emailing, auto drop ship processing, FedExX/UPS shipping module, vendor purchasing, ecommerce solution, purchase orders, accounting, telemarketing, bulk emailing and faxing, and more.
POS/OE4 (http://www.posim.com/) is a point-of-sale and inventory management software. The same company also makes POSIM Controller, which links point-of-sale terminals at retail stores with different locations, and POSIM Diamond, which turns your computer into a cash register.
PressGenie (http://www.devalipi.com/) is designed for the advertising and printing industries. This multi-user software manages estimates, job tickets and tracking, and more, and features a wizard-style costing module.
ProBe (http://www.probesoft.com/) is POS software for the retail and wholesale industry. Features include: Cash, Account and Lay-away modules; integrated debtors and inventory control; and handling of sales c including or excluding sales tax. Inventory control incorporates purchase orders, stock receipting, a Bin system and full barcode reading and printing facilities. It's touchscreen compatible.
ProHandwerk (http://www.interiorcad.org/) is an integrated office, contact management and accounting software solution for handicraft or craft shops and associated producing industries. It's based on a relational database with client/server architecture and offers various modules, including offer management, invoicing and parts inventory.
ProScope (http://www.upside.fr/international.htm) is a software package for sales follow-up and production organization. It works on one or several work stations connected to a server in either Mac or PC compatible environments. It can manage a schedule comprised of several rooms and material together with technicians and client representatives or freelancers. From existing task sheets, it enables you at any time to know costs paid by a client by making an intermediate rental order. ProScope also includes statistical functions allowing you to verify turnover status during a given period, turnover by type of service, cost of wages per job, practical discount rates, etc. A management module of audio, video and computer tapes has been integrated. This module allows you to manage all types of audiovisual stocks and supplies.
Next week: part three.