IGM™ IGManager is a complete suite of functions any Independent Grocer needs to run their stores.
Independents today must deal with more diverse product mixes, increased "special deal pricing" from their DSD vendors, more layering of sale and TPR prices, more requirements for store account reporting. All of these on diminishing Gross Margins and predatory national chains.
IGManager has been developed "IN-THE-STORE" which means the operators had a say as to what they needed. More importantly, the operators told us what they DID NOT need. The result of this, is a suite of programs that provide just what you, the independent operator, require to control your storeFeatures include
Cost, Pricing, Sales, Sign info can all be accessed from one screen for each item. The user is kept away from the idiosyncrasies of the POS system requirements to set up special items or other features of the POS system.
Item Sales, Ad-Markdown, Margin, Sale/TPR status, and more can be reported from the daily item movement obtained from the POS.
Unlike other packages, the DSD module is included in the IGManager Suite. With dsd, incoming product can be checked and the cost can be checked. Also, with receiving, the movement of any item can be viewed. This can greatly affect the $ return from any DSD category.
By setting flags in the main item database, these items are exported to an industry standard data format. This data can be read by off-the-shelf label packages to create shelf tags, sales signs and others. The exported data can also include "Savings" and "Compare To" information to be used on the signs.
The Radio-Frequency Handheld Terminal allows the store to check pricing out in the aisles. Besides price checking, price maintenance, sales and TPR setting, and DSD receiving can all be done outside of the office. Since IGManager is a true 32-bit application, the FM operations do not interrupt item maintenance or other functions on the backroom computer.
By interfacing with the POS in either an offline or online method, store charge information and accounting can now be pulled directly from the POS into a basic accounting package providing Monthly Statement printing, aging reports and on-demand financial charges.
BRdata Store™ is a graphical application built on Microsoft Windows technology.
Maintenance batches can be created at store or imported from the wholesaler via seamless import programs or by using the BRdata SIL Interface. Batches can be scheduled to apply automatically to the POS system. Support for unlimited prices, costs, or allowances exists. TPRs can be date-driven or quantity-driven. For example, users can schedule a TPR to go back to regular retail when it reaches a certain inventory level.
To ensure that the BRdata database matches the POS system, BRdata to POS compares can be scheduled to run automatically.
Allows store personnel to easily and efficiently update prices in the aisles. Item information can be secured and customized by user. As well as showing the items regular retail and sale information, the user can also see what the item is scanning for on the POS system. TPR, Ads, or Frequent Shopper prices by date can be entered on the handheld.
Store receivers can quickly and easily check-in vendor's products as a receipt by vendor or by receiving off of previously entered purchase order. Discrepancies can be easily identified and vendors can be payed using the store's cost, vendor's cost, or lowest cost. The system can also pay the lowest cost by item. Receipts can be automatically printed to one or more remote network printers.
Date-driven daily sales movement database can generate many different gross profit reports to be used to evaluate categories, quickly identify sales trends, plan buying requirements, evaluate ad performance and measure alternate vendor performance. Exception reports allow you to eliminate weak items in the store for higher sales per square foot an improved margins.