The introduction of Alert management in Shoper 9 ensures an efficient alert system that offers specific message modes appropriate to different events or activities. In a chain store environment, you can configure the alert details at HO specific to each showroom and send them to the respective showrooms.
Configuring alerts for:
Price revision import/Sales promotion import – sends alert when a new price revision / sales promotion details are imported.
Price revision effected date – sends alert when a new price revision is applied (effected)
Login password – sends alert when the user chooses to retrieve password
Choosing the required mode of communication for sending alerts. The available modes of communication are:
SMS (based on http configuration)
Categorizing alerts into any one type of the following, as per requirement:
Fatal Alerts – requires immediate attention by the user
Warning Alerts – warns the user on performing an action
Information Alerts – informs the user about events/activities
Allows reliable tracking of events/activities
Ensures better control over events/activities
Provides timely alerts to inform of high impact system updates
GS1 STANDARD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The GS1 system of standards that is designed to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply chains-are the most widely-used supply chain standards system in the world.
Shoper 9 allows you to generate the GS1 Standard Numbers for the stock items based on the Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTIN) assigned to your business. The introduction of GTIN system is of great advantage especially in the case of businesses dealing with international brands or having outlets across the globe.
BENEFITS OF USING GTIN IN YOUR BUSINESS:
Standardised numbering for items
Unique identification of items
Compatible for global trade
Tracking & tracing of items anywhere in the world
Accurate stock visibility
Accurate reorder system
Better stock management
The introduction of Till management in Shoper 9 for the retail environment guarantees improved cash/ collection handling at Tills/ POS counters in stores.
Till-wise cash details at any point of time
Appropriate alerts to handover the cash, when the cash in a counter exceeds the pre-defined amount
Record any cash transfers/ withdrawals across counters
Range of other useful reports
Provides complete control over cash management at Tills/ counters
Ensures secure and efficient management of cash
Allows reliable tracking of Till activities
Improves productivity at Tills
Ensures easy reconciliation of receipts and payments
Shoper 9 as a product is designed to handle a high volume of SKUs (items) and transactions. You can use Shoper 9’s effective and flexible inventory options to ensure the smooth functioning of your retail business.
Stock ordering and receiving processes are handled effectively by Shoper 9. The options cater to the needs of a retail chain of stores as well as a single store location. Reports can be generated to display the current status of your purchase orders or indents released.
You can efficiently handle stock management operations using Shoper 9. These include inwards/outwards, transfers and even tracking of goods in transit.
You can use Shoper 9 to handle cash and credit sales of goods as well as sales of services. You can also easily define complex sales promotion schemes.
New, user-friendly stock taking in Shoper 9 increases efficiency so managers can quickly find the information they are looking for, and export it in the format they need. Now get to know why a Rejection showed up in Least Saleable Quantity or even set the stock taking period along with a reason. Or, Print directly from the Report without having to copy and paste the data into another document.
Simplified processes include:
The History and Progress Summary forms can be exported to Excel or printed; the code and description of the attributes can also be selected
By default, you can select all the classification as the Recording Scope while recording the stocks
The stock numbers and the difference in stock can now be viewed in the option, Discrepancy Update. The discrepancy details will contain Negative Stocks and Non-Recorded stocks along with the Difference Stock
On importing the stock details, stock quantities which are not as per the Least Saleable Quantity (LSQ) settings can be viewed in a log file
Shoper 9 Retail Solutions is designed to manage large volumes of your retail business data. To achieve this, Shoper 9 uses different types of data which comprise of masters/catalogues and appropriate business regulations. Catalogs are defined to store all your relevant referential data. The catalogues are composed of all types of master information your business handles, which are details of products, supply chain network, stores, configurations, and data communication schedules. For example, in Shoper 9 POS, you can create master information on item discounts/schemes that you offer, tax details applicable in billing, currencies acceptable at your stores, your vendor-related details, your customer details, salespersons working in your stores, etc.
In the case of Shoper 9 HO, you can create and store master information on your retail stores; vendors, showrooms, distributors, etc. and their geographical classifications in the catalogs. As in POS, you can catalog in HO, the various sales promotion schemes, and discounting rules that your stores will apply uniformly across your business. Similarly, you can catalog the tax details to be applied and the currencies/legal tenders that are acceptable in the stores. Your HO can then transfer the cataloged information to be applied across the chain of stores. You can define the nature of transaction that each store should carry out with respect to other units (Vendor/Warehouse/Factory/Distributor) of your business. All configurations that your stores adopt are defined by the HO. Other data that you can catalogue and send to your stores include import of data from other applications, the modes of data communication between HO and stores, defining schedules for data synchronisation, and defining the parameters for mapping, so as to post transactions to Tally.ERP 9.
In Shoper 9, Sales Promotion definition allows you to structure promos or offers based on factors like conditional purchasing of specified set of items, volume, a specific group of items, etc. If you were ever limited by simple offers, here’s your opportunity to stimulate your sales by attaching freebies to a promo. The ‘AND’ clause now available in Shoper 9 lets you build exciting promos even with multiple, non-related items…all definable and controllable from within Shoper 9.
USE CREATIVE PROMOS, BOOST BUSINESS!
Using the Sales Promotions feature effectively, retail stores can increase footfalls and sales. It can also be used to increase the stock turn-outs and clear out non-moving stock. Schemes can be defined to offer free items or discounts based on pre-defined conditions being met in the bill. E.g. buy a pair of trouser and a shirt, get a tie or belt free.
Simply define the promotion under Catalogues and then it’s easy Billing via manual or automatic scheme selection.
The requirements of a retail business vary depending on various factors. Therefore a retail solution suiting your business needs is important. Shoper 9 supports an out-of-the-box capability for you to configure and run it as per your business requirements/needs.
You can configure Shoper 9 and set it up in different ways to support your varying business needs and scenarios. The product is suitable if you operate in different retail verticals like textiles, apparels, accessories, electronic goods, etc. If properly configured, Shoper 9 can ensure that your various workflows are managed in an effective and efficient manner with reduced errors and increased customer satisfaction levels. For example, the workflows to be followed for transactions like Sales Invoicing, Purchase Orders, Goods Inwards/Outwards, etc. can be easily configured using Shoper 9.
Some common capabilities that you can configure in Shoper 9 include defining or setting up:
Barcodes and Labels
Stock number generation methodology
Document prefixes to be used by various transactions
Based on the requirements of your retail business, you can configure the basic data needed for recording of transactions. These configurations enable you to prepare catalog information for components like a customer, item master, etc., quickly and easily. You can set flexible rules for data exchange between different retail constituents which include defining activities and schedules through the use of relevant components.
Shoper 9 supports a high level of flexibility and configurability for you to interface with Tally.ERP 9. It can also be configured to interface with other third-party applications used in your business.
SINGLE REPLICATION DATABASE
In the current scenario, IT managers of retail businesses needed to create one database for every new showroom their business launched. This large number of databases to manage invariably lead to issues like multiple backups to take, data corruption and more.
Presenting an exciting new feature in Shoper 9 which now means that only a limited number of databases have to be created, each of which contains ‘n’ schemas. For businesses with multiple showrooms, and a corresponding number of databases, the new architecture of Shoper 9 delivers:
One database, regardless of the number of showrooms to easily maintain transactions
Multiple categories depending on business structure (Buy & Sell, Company showroom, franchisee, warehouses etc.)
This Single Replication Database in Shoper 9 allows the creation of 1 database for 100 company showrooms, another for 50 franchisee showrooms, and so on, improving the startup time of the server and making database management/housekeeping easy.
ADVANTAGES OF SINGLE REPLICATION DATABASE INCLUDE:
Easy to manage due to the small number of databases
Reduced database corruption
Saving in IT administration time
In the current architecture, the printing related logic is built and executed within the document. Generic changes related to printing logic / printing to output device would get applied for all documents.
INTRODUCING THE SHOPER 9 PRINT ENGINE
Using Print Engine, the printing related logic and business logic are separated and are now based on the configuration and can be used to execute an output. The print engine gives the flexibility to customise business logic according to ones’ need, and also allows users to configure printing instructions through print engines.
Calling multiple printing jobs using different settings
On-the-fly printer selection / print to default printer/print to a specific printer
Customise printing using TDL (Tally Developer Language)
Support different types of printer modes (USB port, parallel, com…)
Multiple printing type options can be configured like wins pool, dos printing, print document, convert DOS/Text Printing to GUI Printing, etc
ADVANTAGES OF TALLY PRINT TECHNOLOGY
Enable partners to customise/create print formats of their own
Customise using VB, TDL
Get precisely what you need customised…and NOT a generalized solution
SALES RETURN IN SHOPER 9
The enhanced Sales Return option in Shoper 9 allows you to return multiple invoices in a single sales return document. Ideal for Distributor/Warehouse environments, the enhanced functionality allows the handling of complete or even partial returns of multiple invoices in a single return document. This enhanced function even serves the needs of Retailers that face large volumes of returns.
When it’s required to accept returns of multiple items from multiple Invoices, it’s only necessary for the staff to scan the stock numbers. In case an item has been billed in more than one selected invoice/bill, the appropriate bill reference can be selected.
Multiple invoices/ bills can be returned in a single return transaction
Individual items from different invoices/ bills can be returned together
Items with or without bill references can be returned in a single return transaction
In addition, there is a provision to load/import item details from an EDT file like a PDT file for returning items, which saves time and effort in keying in data.
Easy, fast, convenient, and user friendly
Reduces labor hence increasing productivity
Reduces documentation and clerical errors
Better visibility on the add-ons/deductions/discounts given on the original bill
PREDICTIVE BILL VALUE WHILE PLACING ORDER OR SELECTING ITEMS
Advice slips/Sales Orders/Service orders are expected transactions. Presently, though the Expected Transaction and Billing module are separate, their business process is still interlinked, making features available in Billing appear on the Expected Transaction module.
Clerks not able to tell customer the final Bill value
No visibility to promotions and discounts
The calculation to be done manually
BENEFITS OF NEW CHANGES IN SLIPS:
All Expected Transactions can be edited or canceled quickly
Item Level Sales Promos can be applied at the time of generating the Expected Transaction at the click of a button
Saves time for counter staff as well as customers
Helps customer’s ‘buy’ decision
Faster Billing due to reduced corrections in Billing
TALLY.ERP 9 INTERFACE
With Shoper 9, you can interface with Tally.ERP 9 to meet the accounting, statutory and financial needs of your business. You can interface your Shoper data with Tally.ERP 9 by mapping, where you specify the rules for data transfer. Using this interface, you can ensure that the inventory and financial aspects are managed separately in the respective applications.
You can configure the entire process and schedule the data transfer as a part of routine data synchronisation. The configuration in Tally.ERP 9 is simple – you need to make minor changes in the “.ini” file and the company features. While you can post data from Shoper 9 to Tally.ERP 9 automatically at scheduled intervals, you can also post it using a manual option. Through the interface, you can automatically create the requisite master records in Tally.ERP 9.
You can create a mapping from one Shoper 9 company to one or more companies in Tally.ERP 9 or map multiple companies in Shoper 9 to a single Tally.ERP 9 company.
Any changes to the master records in your Tally.ERP 9 do not affect the mapping that is already set and the interface continues to work. The interface supports your statutory requirements like transferring purchase data to Tally.ERP 9 with their tax breakup details. You also have the advantage of creating HSN codes for items required for statutory compliance. Utilities are provided in Shoper 9 to modify company and mapping related information.
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