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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...

Focus Your Showroom Strategically At The Dallas International Lighting Show

Most exhibitors at the 2022 Lightovation Show will be there to display the latest industry trends and product innovations. Windward Software is going there to shed a little light on another important subject: business management software and partnerships.

Why Should My E-Commerce Solution Be “Talking To” My ERP?

Shoppers expect the same experience online as they do in-store. Your Point of Sale and Inventory Management system isn’t something that your customers can see, but it can make a world of difference in the level of service you can provide them. Read on to see why your E-commerce solution should be connected to your ERP.

Cloud ERP Systems Provide Enhanced Security For Your Business

Small and medium businesses often trail behind large organizations to protect themselves and their systems against Cyber-Criminal activities.  Most small business owners may not realize their value to attackers.  Cloud computing offers a robust security solution for an SMB budget.

How Lighting Showroom Software Can Illuminate Your Business

Lighting store software helps you keep track of more than just your fixtures and bulbs.

Whether it’s that collection of classic Tiffany table lamps or those sleek, modern "rustic" pendants, your lighting store showroom likely carries enough products that it could be seen from space.... 

Beyond QuickBooks: Is Integrated Accounting Software Right for You?

Integrated accounting software has a number of advantages that make it a solid choice for many business types.

When used correctly, small business management software should make your life easier, not the other way around. 

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