LS NAV = No More Retail Headaches

POS systems today are a long way from the original cash register retailers used initially. Advanced POS systems can now manage everything from tracking your inventory to tracking your customers and therefore, your business. Whether you’re a mom-and-pop shop or an established chain, your choice in a point-of-sale software is one of the most important considerations for your business. LS NAV has been a strong candidate in every retail implementation thus far, and we’ve listed some benefits of why we think it could be right for you as well:

  • Everything’s right here! (Including your financials):

With LS NAV – you are getting a complete solution that combines your point-of-sale and your ERP out of the box. This virtually eliminates manual data entry and human error, not to mention it saves you some valuable time for you and your staff. Free time? Yes, please! With your new combo system, you can do things like look into based on the purchase data recorded by your POS and adjust prices during a slower day of the week or perhaps establish a recurring sale during that period. From there, you can review the accounting information (all using the same system) afterward to see how these variables affect your financials as a whole.

  • Inventory Management:

As retailers know, inventory management can sometimes be a nightmare due to the variations a product can have, i.e. sizes, colors, etc. An advanced POS system like LS NAV can provide the ultimate control when it comes to sales and purchase orders. You will always know how much you have in stock of each product and you can have them categorized in whichever way desired – name, brand, supplier code, SKU, and a multitude of other categorizations. With a user-friendly interface designed for modern inventory control, you are able to track every single stock move from purchase to warehouse to sales order. LS NAV also allows easily looking up past transactions and discovering which product is stuck on the shelf for weeks as well as which products are selling the most. Thus, making inventory management that more easy.

  • No more headaches:

Some POS systems already have you pulling your hair out before they’re even up and running. With hours of trial and error during the setup, and even more hours with phone calls to customer support – naturally, one might at this point debate just giving customers the product for free instead of dealing with their POS system. With LS NAV, you will have a partner handling the implementation allowing for a smooth transition. Omni Logic provides you with a point of contact that will be with you and your team every step of the way while implementing your shiny new software.

  • Stay in the know:

Keep track of things even when you aren’t on site. Obtain real-time reports of anything to do with your business – from profit after markup to the sales attributed to each employee. This clear reporting allows you to make smarter decisions today. LS NAV even provides the ability to customize these reports so you can see exactly what you need – from wherever you are, even when you are in the comfort of your own home or preferably, a beach in Maui.

 

If you’re interested in taking a look at LS NAV for your business – contact us for a free demo today.

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Technical Support vs. Consulting

At Omni Logic, it is important to us that we assist our clients with technical concerns that may arise. Therefore, we try our best to provide top notch support to our clients in an effective and timely manner. In order for us to achieve this, we require a thorough description of the issue the client is experiencing and a screen shot of any errors.

Technical Support vs Consultation?

There is a fine line between what is a support question versus what is a consulting question and whether the requests are billable.

What is considered technical support?

Some topics that are considered to be a technical support issues are:

  • Questions regarding software compatibility and hardware requirements
  • Issues regarding NAV installation and configuration
  • NAV or associated add-ons error messages.

OLS will exercise discretion when a request is received and notify the client if their request is a billable service and await client approval before resolving the issue.

What is considered a consultation?

 Questions regarding NAV data or design generally require more time and resources to resolve and are typically considered a billable consultation. These are outside the scope of technical support as they are not related to the technical software issues but rather related to training and consulting.

Examples of Billable Consultations are:

  • Questions on how to modify the application and add-ons to meet specific business needs
  • Questions about where to find data
  • Requests to build reports or dashboards
  • Performance tuning of execution packages
  • Training or instructing end users

If you are unsure if your inquiry is a technical issue or a consultation and whether it is billable or not, we still encourage you to submit a support ticket or send off an email to Ajla who will be able to address whether this is required to be billed.

Top 10 Reasons We Love LS Retail

Training new employees while running a retail business and managing several applications – Yikes!

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Being a retailer while trying to meet the demands of today’s consumer can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be. LS NAV is a fully integrated solution delivering the functionality needed by all retailers. How integrated are we talking? Your entire operationFrom the store to headquarters; the Point of Sale (POS) terminals, in-store systems, inventory, merchandising and all the back office functions – we mean everything.

It was hard to choose, but we listed 10 of our favourite features from LS NAV below.  Take a look at why companies like IKEA and Nike have chosen LS Retail as their retail solution.

 

Why We Love LS Retail

  1. Tracking is fool-proof. You can track single transactions from the Point-of-Sale straight to the General Ledger.
  2. LS Retail is built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Your staff only needs to become familiar with one interface and it applies to usage at all levels.
  3. Managing your sales has never been easier. Your items can offer prices that are valid on different dates at varying store locations. The options are wide-open.
  4. Were you interested in offering a loyalty program or coupons for your customers? From advanced promotional pricing to redeeming points from gifts – LS NAV makes it easy. Take a look at the benefits of integrating a loyalty program with LS here. Coupons and discounts? Profit and sales statistics are traceable to each offer triggered, even with multiple offers. Yes, we said triggered!
  5. Getting a headache from calculating sales commissions? We can put down the Aspirin. The software can trigger commission, set quotas, and apply the commission accordingly.
  6. The system provides back office functionality both in the store and at the head office. This allows your store manager to have total control over business operations. Whether it be within the store, the POS terminals, or the back office.
  7. Manage and plan your inventory without committing valuable cash space and logistics resources. LS provides the robust inventory management features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  8. Be ready with the data you need for entering vendor negotiations. LS provides a full overview of how your vendor is performing. This includes monitoring profitability, purchase order fulfillment, discrepancy in receiving quantity, and invoicing discrepancy.
  9. LS includes merchandising and replenishment functionality. You can create stock profiles based on size, color, and style data. Not only on individual items, but even product groups or item categories. The stock profiles allow you to calculate the ideal stock replenishment.
  10. You can have a web shop application that is fast, accurate, reliable, and even personal. With your integrated loyalty information, the online store can take into account all promotions. Your retail system can now become a virtual sales rep to your customers shopping online.

We’ve only scratched the surface on the features LS NAV has to offer. We’d love to show you a demo on just how much of a game-changer this retail solution is. Contact us today!

Subscription Licensing

A business can be ready for an ERP solution, but sometimes the wallet isn’t. Today, we are going to break down the difference between Perpetual and Subscription Licensing. Learn how you can decrease the cost while still having Microsoft Dynamics NAV today.

Perpetual Licensing

You are licensing the software with permanent usage rights. This means you can use the software for as long as you would like. Perpetual Licensing is ideal if you prefer an upfront investment for your business. If will run the software on your premises and manage the solution in-house – this is also the route to go.

Subscription Licensing

You license non-perpetual rights. You can use the software only during the term of the agreement secured by periodic payments. To put it another way, this is like renting month-to-month or a pay-as-you-go service.

Is Subscription Licensing a good fit for my business?

If you are wary of an ERP solution due to the price tag that comes with it, then it definitely could be. It might be particularly beneficial for businesses that have variable staff or start-ups. After all, spending thousands on a hardware solution can be a huge commitment. Particularly if you aren’t sure where you want to take your business yet, or who will be clocking in next week.

With Subscription licensing, you can buy the exact number of licenses you need month-to-month. NAV has never been more more accessible to SMB’s that want an economical option than it is today. You can have an ERP without breaking the budget.

IfIf you would like to find out what a monthly subscription cost would be for your business, contact us.

For more information on a Cloud-Based solution – 5 Perks of a Cloud-Based Solution

LS Retail – A New Partnership

We’re eager to announce some exciting news!

OLS has recently partnered with LS Retail, a leader in the Retail management systems. Used by over 3,000 companies and 50,000 stores worldwide in diverse industries such as fashion, electronics, furniture, restaurants, coffee shops, and many more; LS’ “Easier, Simpler, and Faster” solutions have helped businesses around the world increase revenue, build loyalty, reach new customers, and lower costs. The system has the ability to track sales, stock levels, and productivity live on all your sales channels – physical locations, e-commerce or mobile. The capability to react quickly when circumstances change ultimately minimizes your risks while maximizing your profits. This is why LS Retail software systems help enable over a hundred million pleasurable shopping and dining experiences every day.

To be successful in today’s competitive economy, retail businesses need to look for every advantage to assist them in exceeding customer’s expectations and helping them stay ahead of their competitors. Having real-time insight into the business’s operations at your fingertips is essential to maintaining this advantage. The market-leading LS Retail solution is currently used by retailers and restauranteurs across 120 countries, such as Nike and Ikea to name a couple.

To learn more about LS NAV or see a demo, click here or contact us directly at sales@omnilogicsolutions.com.

5 Perks of a Cloud-Based Solution

A question we get asked often is whether or not a cloud-based solution is right for a customers business. The pro’s and con’s are easy enough to think on without a fancy degree in computer technology. Let’s take a look at the key reasons we think you should consider the cloud:

Up and running in no time with money to save

If your company is looking to switch to an ERP, but are deterred by the cost – saving time on hardware installation can be the deal-breaker. Deploying a new solution on-premise can take a while because of procuring and installing the IT infrastructure. Implementing a cloud ERP can easily cut your deployment time in half.

 “We already have hardware though!”

That’s okay. If your company has an ERP solution, but outdated hardware – again, this might be the deal-breaker. We won’t lie, a hardware refresh can be expensive. A transition to the cloud could cut your cost exponentially by placing the hardware ownership on your cloud-based provider’s shoulders instead of on yours.

Hardware, installation, and maintenance costs going to your cloud-based provider frees up your finances for taking your business to new heights.

Pay As You Go

Some companies are just starting up and some have variable staff based on the jobs and projects lined up at the time. Spending thousands on a hardware solution is a huge commitment if you aren’t sure where you want to take your business yet or who’s clocking in next week. A cloud-based solution allows you to purchase the exact number of licenses you need each month on a month-to-month basis. No muss, no fuss!

Accessible From Everywhere

A huge perk of a cloud-based solution is having the ability to access your data everywhere. Working from home, the office, or even on the road – just got easier.

Better security

Cloud-based providers are often held to a higher standard by many organizations. This pressure means your cloud-based provider will ensure their systems have industry-standard data security certifications, disaster recovery, and back up procedures in place.

Find out more about implementing NAV in the cloud! Contact us today.