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Why You Should Consider a Lease to Finance Your Software Investment

Every business owner knows that in order to stay competitive, they need to have great business management software. But, with the ever-changing landscape of technology, it can be hard to keep up. Not to mention, purchasing new software can be a significant investment. That's why more and more businesses are considering leasing as a way to finance their software needs.

Benefits of Using Windward Software to Manage Your Service Department

If you're in charge of managing a service department, you know that it can be a tricky business. There are a lot of moving parts, and it's easy for things to fall through the cracks. But there's no need to worry! Windward System Five can help you manage your service department with ease. From scheduling jobs to tracking technicians to managing parts inventory, Windward...

How a Connected Point-of-Sale System Improves the Customer Experience

A point-of-sale system, or POS, is a key part of any retail operation. It's the store system through which customers make their purchases and clerks ring up sales. In recent years, there's been a shift towards POS systems that are connected, meaning they connect your online, in-store, and backroom functions. 

Why Having Enough System Five Licenses is a Must for Store Success

Having a license for each employee is important so they can do their best work. The proper number of Windward licenses can eliminate staff from fighting over licenses, enable other roles to take advantage of System Five features, and you can offer better overall customer service with speedy responses to phone & email inquiries. Many businesses are able to offer more...

Why ERP Software Helps Enable Growth for Your Small Business

Small businesses are using ERP software to streamline their processes and gain a competitive advantage.

Many small business owners are confident in their ability to operate without the use of ERP software. They feel they have a pretty good handle on their processes and are able to get by using a basic accounting software package. But what happens when your business grows?

Ways A Retail POS System Can Make Your Appliance Store Run Smoothly

A retail POS system helps ensure your customers have access to the products they want, while receiving the customer service they deserve.

Like any retail operation, an appliance store relies on effective sales procedures in order to be successful. These are big-ticket items and consumers can deliberate endlessly before pulling the trigger on a deal.

Give Furniture Store Efficiency A Boost With Business Management Software

Furniture and other Home Goods stores that use Business Management Software benefit from increased operational efficiency and sales.

What Is Credit Card Tokenization & Why Does My Business Need It?

You may not realize this, but as a small business, you and your staff are an easy target for cybercriminals. You may be asking, 'What could your shop possibly have that these criminals want?' The answer to that is your customers' payment information. The best way to protect that information is to make it useless to them.  Tokenization is the key to making that happen.

How to Know When It's Time To Implement an ERP

Constant business meetings are a sign your company might be ready to upgrade to business management software.

Do you ever catch yourself wondering whether it’s time to start using business management software? After all, how do you know you need something if you’ve never tried it before? Don’t worry, you’re not the first owner or manager to ponder this.

How to Avoid Margin Erosion or Even Worse, Selling Below Cost

In working with customers across the verticals we support, we're seeing the impact of supply chain disruption and inflation. These topics are everywhere; dominating your news feeds and turning up in your supplier discussions. The reality hits when your Purchase Orders start getting shorted, and your AP Bills for inventory start creeping up. Finding stock at the right time...

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