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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. 

Round Out Your Product Mix With Minimal Risk by Introducing Consignment

Selling goods on consignment is a low-risk way to get more variety into your store while keeping your working capital.  With the right software by your side, you can easily manage consignment stock and enter into supplier-managed inventory agreements.

How to Navigate Return Merchandise Authorizations & Win at Reverse Logistics

Sometimes your customer's journey requires them to return a product due to failure.  As a retailer you have your customers' loyalty top of mind, but also have to balance the potential loss in profit that comes along with such a transaction.  On top of that, your suppliers are protective of their own bottom line. So, how can you win the RMA game?

How to Take Advantage of Early Payment Discounts and Remain Cashflow Positive

Regardless of what industry you are in, early payment discounts are a proactive way to reduce your costs on the Accounts Payable side. Many businesses are faced with the preservation of cash dilemma. What if you had a strategy to take advantage of the power of early payment discounts while remaining cashflow positive?

Sell Through Allowances Ignite Sales and Improve Your Bottom Line

Proper use of Sell Through Allowances enables retailers to pass on rebates to their customers, promote on price discounts, or hang onto the funds to improve their bottom line, but they can be a nightmare to manage without the proper tools in place.  Business Management Software like Windward System Five on Cloud can help you manage this process, so you can bolster sales...

Best-in-Class Retail Floor Planning Begins Right Here

Floor planning is a special type of financing offered by lenders.  Retail floor planning allows dealers the flexibility to offer the right product mix for customers to choose from.  For example, dealerships for automobiles, recreational vehicles, and boats, as well as home goods retailers will turn to floor plan loans to purchase inventory.

Grow Your Garden Center Business with Point of Sale Software

Manage your garden center from the front counter checkout to the back office with point of sale software.

Let's be honest, beautiful plants practically sell themselves. But the buying process is not always an easy one for your customers, or your back office staff. Why not make managing your garden center easier with point of sale software?

Windward Software Named Amongst Best Point of Sale Systems of 2021

Windward Software is pleased to announce that Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has named Windward System Five on Cloud  as best point of sale (POS) system of 2021. The top solutions were evaluated based on several core features and customer feedback. 

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...

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.

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