Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Power of Social Media

Wow - I know that I have traveled and met with a lot of retailers over the last couple of years - this is quite the list of new clients!  I'm also including those of you who just needed some basic advice or support that did not require a site visit.

New Clients by State (western states):
AK: 2
HI: 1
WA: 7
OR: 5
CA: 5
AZ: 2
NV: 2
NM: 1
UT: 3
ID: 9
MT: 1
WY: 0
CO: 6
OK: 2
TX: 7
AR: 2
LA: 2

Interested in joining the list? Have general retail point of sale questions? Please contact me at 208-340-5632 or kevinantosh@gmail.com

As for how well social media works:

Since 2013, this blog site and YouTube Channel have had 406,768 unique visitors of which 1064 (2.6%) of you have contacted me. Estimated spend by blog site and YouTube Channel visitors is $6,384,000 since 2013 - not a bad ROI considering that social media is a time investment and actual monetary cost is around $10/year.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Android Stock Take App for the Retail Management Hero POS Software

Many retailers like that the Retail Management Hero (RMH) point of sale software includes a module called "Stock Take" for performing partial or full physical counts. Presently the Stock Take module can only be used on Windows based devices which can be a bit cumbersome when it comes to physical inventory counts.

Well, that will change a bit later on 2019 when an Android version of Stock take will become available. This should open up the door to use hand held devices that are more are rugged and designed for counting inventory.

Release is expected in late 2019. I will be sure to pass along details on pricing and compatible devices as soon as they become available.

In the meantime, if you have questions about RMH or point of sale software, please contact me at kevinantosh@gmail.com or 208-340-5632.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Updates on Retail Management Hero Central (RMH Central)

A quick update from the folks at Retail Management Hero regarding RMH Central for retailers who currently use the Microsoft Dynamics RMS HQ software and/or retailers who have multiple store locations and are searching for point of sale software:

"As it stands today RMH Central is in the Early Adopter stage of release."

I'm not sure what this means time wise but it sounds like the release of RMH Central is getting close but it not quite ready for a general release. The biggest concern for Microsoft Dynamics RMS HQ users is whether RMH Central will be in general release before the RMS discounts for RMS users end. The first phase of RMS to RMH discounts ending is coming up Oct 1st, 2019 with all discounts ending April 1st, 2020. This has prompted RMS HQ users to communicate 3 things to me:

  1. We are going to move from RMS HQ to RMH Central so we are buying the RMH licenses now to take advantage of the larger discount and will plan on actually deploying RMH  and RMH Central in 2020 or 2021.
  2. We can't wait and have eliminated RMH as a potential RMS replacement.
  3. We are going to gamble and wait another 12 to 18 months before deciding on a replacement for RMS HQ.
For response # 2, the replacement programs these retailers have decided on include the following point of sale software programs for retailers with multiple store locations (in no particular order):
  1. Cloud Retailer
  2. Epicore
  3. LightSpeed
  4. NCR CounterPoint
  5. Catipault
Are you a retailer using Microsoft Dynamics RMS HQ? A retailer who has multiple store locations and searching for point of sale software? Please contact me at kevinantosh@gmail.com or 208-340-5632 for general advice as well as more in depth on site consulting as needed.