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Tips to Reduce Accounts Receivable Outstanding

Outstanding accounts receivable are among the most significant issues that businesses face, especially when your industry norms are to extend credit to your customers. While some clients may prefer to pay in advance, credit systems are commonly put in place to keep projects moving forward and to smooth out billing across multiple authorized purchasers. Businesses are...

It Takes a Village To Implement Good Software

Everyone has heard the old adage that it "takes a village..."  With all of the people involved in proper software development and implementation, it really does take a village, or perhaps even a valley of people to develop and implement your software.  (Just a small nod to the Okanagan Valley, home of Windward Software) This is especially true when the application is...

Mitigating the Impact of Inventory Adjustments

We've all been through it.  Looking high and low for an item that the computer says is there, but you just can't find it.  There are many reasons that there could be a discrepancy. Properly making adjustments to inventory will not only help you maintain good records and reduce wasted time but also keep your staff's sanity in check.

What's New In Update 6.2.4?

Windward Software created Windward System Five in 1984. Since then we have been committed to continuously improving our product by developing features and functionality for our core industries. Version 6.2.4 has had some Enhancements that have made their way into General Release. So... here's a preview.

How You Can Handle Customer Returns With Ease

We've all seen it, the ridiculous refund request from the person that thought they could "rent your item for free."  Big-Box stores have trained customers into this behavior, by taking ANYTHING back in ANY CONDITION.  Standing your ground to prove a point doesn't win you any Customer Service Points, so here we are.  

Review Your Inventory Management Style: Is Push or Pull Better?

Inventory control software can be configured to work with either push or pull management methods.  But with uncertainty in the supply chain "Why not try a blended approach?"

There is an ongoing debate as to which inventory control method works best: ‘push’ or ‘pull.’ Each approach has its pros and cons that require careful consideration. However, for those who use...

Design Inventory Reports, Get Insights, Make Informed Decisions

Ever run a report that fell short of a piece of information that you needed?  Have you struggled with combining data in a spreadsheet just to get the nugget of info that you seek?

Stop wasting time with reports that don't paint the full picture; Start designing inventory reports that give you the insights you need to make informed decisions.

Integrated Solutions Are the Key to Sustainable Success

Many businesses struggle with decisions around the best business system to manage their expanding operations.

Unfortunately, proper planning of an integrated business management software system often takes a back seat to short-term revenue acceleration goals. As a result, it's often the case that businesses opt to install various independent applications at different...

Popular Month End Routines You Can Start Using Today

Accounting isn't everyone's favorite task, especially around the end of the month.  But the fact remains that end of Month accounting routines help ensure that mistakes are caught and corrected so that you have an accurate picture of your business's finances.

Manage Inventory Quantities and Procurement by Using Existing Data

Sometimes it is necessary to order an item that meets a customer's custom requirements, other times they just grab what's available right off of your shelf.  How do you determine what to order, by what means, and how much?  There are several reporting options to explore, but the first hurdle to overcome is the customer's order being taken.

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