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Shoper 9

Shoper 9

Technology has visibly evolved in the last few decades. With increasing competition and sky rocketing operational costs, delivering a great experience to the customers becomes imperative for every retailer. Surmounting these challenges is where Shoper 9 comes into play.

Shoper 9 PoS along with Shoper 9 HO and Shoper 9 distributor, is up to task to meet the unique challenges of every retail business. Shoper 9 addresses all point of sale requirements such as billing, discounts and schemes, price management, MIS reporting and also common issues such as data exchange between head office, warehouses and stores.

Unequalled retail experience

The requirements of a retail business vary. Shoper 9 supports an out-of-the box capability for you to configure and run it as per your business requirements. Configure Shoper 9 to effectively reduce errors and increases customer satisfaction.

Retail businesses of all sizes, dealing with different products are benefited by Shoper 9’s ease of deployment, flexible architecture, and intuitive interface.

Features

You can configure alerts to communicate messages for specific events. You can choose from different modes to send alerts to each showroom in a chain of stores to ensure that distance doesn’t break the chain of communication in your retail chain of showrooms.

Use the Alerts Management feature of Shoper 9 to provide critical information the right time, i.e., notify price revision or sales promotion at the same time to all the show rooms. Choose a convenient mode of communication from e-mails, SMS, balloon tips, and message boxes. You can also select the type of alert that would call an appropriate user action based on the severity – categorise alerts into fatal alerts, warnings, and information.

Designed to improve the efficiency of supply chains, the GS1 standards 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. Introduction of GTIN system is of great advantage especially in the case of businesses dealing with international brands or having outlets across the globe.

You can define a pattern or multiple patterns for stock numbering using pre-defined parameters in adherence to GTIN standards. Adopt GTIN which is the standardized methodology for numbering of items, enabling global trade compatibility and effective stock management.

Tills or POS counters are used to handle sales related operations like billing, return of goods, cancellation, cash receipts, cash payouts, and so on, in a retail outlet. The functionality is quick to enable and easy to use in Shoper 9.

With Till Management, you can set the status of each till to open, lock, unlock, and close, as required, and enjoy complete control over till operations based on the status set. Also, define cash limits for each till, reaching which an alert will be displayed to initiate cash lift.

Shoper 9 is designed to handle a high volume of SKUs (items) and transactions. Effective and flexible inventory options make inventory management seamless with Shoper 9.

With Inventory Management, you can,

  • Generate purchase orders at HO, distributor, and POS, based on business requirements. Import a purchase order or an indent by a POS location using the .xml file sent by another POS location or a Distributor.
  • Capture details related to PO/Indent, supplier, delivery as well as configure its format and define the tax rate to be applied.
  • Consolidate the POs/Indents sent by all your POS locations to place a combined order with your suppliers using the distributor or HO components. In the Shoper 9 POS application, you can ascertain the status of various PO/Indents raised by your POS locations on your HO/ Distributor.
  • Automatically create masters from flat files (Purchase Transaction (PT), Transfer Transaction (TT), Delivery Challan (DC), and so on.)
  • Account for inward stock movements from the vendor/distributor to the stores on the basis of SKU or size.
  • Use the physical stock take option to compare the physical quantity of stock items against the values in the books periodically, adjust discrepancies, and clear negative stock values.
  • Barcode stock items in-house: define key attributes of a stock item for quick recording of details by just scanning the bar code.
  • Design and print barcode labels.

Manage large volumes of your retail business data using catalogues and appropriate business regulations. Catalogues hold business data like products, supply chain network, stores, configurations, and data communication schedules.

Use the centralized sales person management to boost the efficiency of HO and have better insights into the performance of sales personnel across showrooms. Clear out non-moving stock by increasing footfalls, sales, and stock turn out. With Catalogue Management, you can pre-define conditions for schemes and discounts in catalogues and automatically or manually apply these in the bills. Also, apply the ‘and’ clause to build exciting promos even with multiple, non-related items.

Using Print Engine, the printing related logic and business logic are separated and generate outputs based on configuration. Print engine gives the flexibility to customise business logic according to business needs, and also enables configuring printing instructions for all transactions or nodes through the engine.

With Shoper 9’s Print Engine, you can,

  • Enable transaction-wise and/or document wise configuration settings.
  • The flexibility to override default settings.
  • Select printer on-the-fly.
  • Customise printing using TDL.
  • Use different print modes like USB Port.
  • Use multiple printing type options like winspool, DOS printing, convert DOS/Text printing to GUI printing and so on.

The number of prices you can create for a stock item is unlimited with the comprehensive multi-price capability of Shoper 9. There is complete flexibility to activate or deactivate prices as required. Define multiple prices and select the most appropriate price when recording the transaction.

Managing advance slips, and sales and service orders, are an inbuilt capability of Shoper 9. Link an expected transaction with your billing module to make your billing process faster, hence saving time.

The Predictive Bill Value feature in Shoper 9 enables you to cancel or modify an expected transaction within seconds, generate item level sale promos at the click of a button, reduce billing errors, quickening your billing process, and strengthening customer buying decisions.

Shoper 9 allows you to co-function with Tally.ERP 9. Meet the financial, accounting, and statutory needs of your company while ensuring inventory management independently.

Enjoy automated data synchronisation by simply scheduling a routine data transfer. Master records created in Shoper 9, are duplicated in Tally.ERP 9 for your ease. Make changes in these masters in Tally.ERP 9, without it affecting your Shoper 9 data.

Benefit from the flexibility of our interface – map one Shoper 9 company to many Tally.ERP 9 companies or many Shoper 9 companies to one Tally.ERP 9 company. Fulfil all your statutory needs in Tally.ERP 9 including the transfer of your purchase vouchers with tax break-up details.

Shoper 9 ensures security of all sensitive data. From a single POS store, to chain businesses, Shoper 9 boosts security management with enhanced security controls.

A simple, user-friendly data extraction application, SIS helps you extract data without the hassles of understanding the database structure or writing time-consuming extracting programs.

Automatically download the latest patch of Shoper 9 with the Live Update feature. Receive new patch arrival alerts and update your system at your convenience. You can also specify individual POS locations for Custom Patch downloads.

Connect to the internet to receive product updates as and when it launches. Eliminate all possible compatibility issues across locations with auto update features. Also, control all patch updates and custom patch updates from your Head Office.

Use the extensive reporting capabilities provided by Shoper 9 to analyse business operations and processes. Based on your analysis, make enhanced business related decisions in order to increase productivity.

Customise and generate reports based on your requirements and on different attributes. Shoper 9 allows you to save report configuration details and apply the same to similar reports. Also, generate and view consolidated reports consisting macro information of all branches or stores under a single company.

Also use Shoper 9’s interface capabilities with Tally.ERP 9 to benefit from the reporting capabilities of Tally.ERP 9 as well.

Sales and Stock Report

The Sales and Stock report gives you the quantity present for each available item size, and the total items sold. Achieve a successful sales pattern using the Sales and Stock report provided by Shoper 9. The report supports you in maximising profit by optimising self-utilization and helping you re-order intelligently.

Reports in Tally.ERP 9

You can now view Shoper reports in Tally.ERP 9 and customise the look of your reports based on your convenience using TDL. Bring your retail business the advantage of Tally reports!

Shoper 9 is built with a flexible framework that manages all exchange of information and materials across your supply chain network. Define business rules at the highest level and extend the same across your network to ensure visibility and control of business operations.

Further more, use Shoper 9 to categorize your business entities geographically. Categorize in order of country, zone, state, city, and finally to the store levels as well. Define statutory and business operation processes for each category or entity. You can also determine and delimit data communication modes and interfaces for data exchanges.

Adopt the Dashboard Report – your one-stop report – for improved visibility on all data synchronisation processes. With Shoper’s comprehensive data synchronisation, you now have access to simplified, consolidated data and store-wise data management. Identify pending POS information and display day status’ after your last synchronisation.

Hardware

Hardware required for successful installation of Shoper 9 depends on various factors that include inventory size and volume of transactions recorded. Refer the following table for more.

Server (HO)

Particulars Recommended Configuration
Processor Intel Xeon 3 GHz or greater
RAM 2 GB (4 GB for more than 50 Stores)
Hard Disk space 160 GB
Backup device DAT Drive
Network 100 Mbps, Switched

Server (POS)

Particulars Recommended Configuration
Processor Pentium D, 2.4 GHz
RAM 512 MB (Server with MSDE) 1GB (Server with SQL Server) 2GB (Server with SQL 2005 Std/Enterprise/Express Editions)
Hard Disk space 160 GB
Backup device DVD-Writer
Network 100 Mbps, Switched
Printer TVS MSP 240/250 or Epson LX 300+ (Parallel Port, DMP)

Client (HO & POS)

Particulars Recommended Configuration
Processor P-IV 1.8 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Hard Disk space 40 GB
Network 100 Mbps, Switched
Printer TVS MSP 240/250 or Epson LX 300+ (Parallel Port, DMP)

Devices Supported

Dedicated to enhance your billing experience, Shoper 9 is compatible with and supports various input/output devices, and POS machines. It can also be customized to support new devices and models. Be it dynamic customer display units, electronic cash drawers, magnetic card readers, and even barcode scanners, Shoper 9 supports it all, reducing your retail office space. You can also use portable data terminal devices, to enter stock data wirelessly. Print receipts, slips, and barcodes.

Architecture

Shoper 9 encompasses Shoper 9 HO and Shoper 9 POS to meet all your requirements from a single retail store to an extensive retail network. Install Shoper 9 HO at your head office or primary control center to monitor all Shoper 9 POS installed at each retail and distribution center.

With Shoper 9 architectural flexibility you can,

  • Command over complete business management and performance analysis.
  • Generate reports without connectivity necessities.
  • Continue data communication using FTP, e-mail, HTTP, or manual copy.

Customisation

Shoper 9 Retail Solutions can be customised by Tally Integrators to meet specific requirements. Catering to the constantly evolving business needs, Shoper 9 is packaged with a customisation framework designed to ensure easy handling of database connection and common features.

  • You can develop new reports with standard Shoper report headers, and Enhance your interface at the line level through customizable buttons.

Interfaces

Eliminate the need to recreate data for external applications. With Shoper 9’s flexible and configurable interface frameworks, share and receive data from applications like SAP, Tally.ERP 9, and other custom/legacy softwares, in the required format. (.txt, .csv files, HTML, XML and spreadsheet formats).

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