Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Monthly New Customer Welcome!

A heartfelt welcome to the following retailers who have selected myself, and RITE to provide retail point of sale consulting, software, hardware or support:

  • Super Lucky Wine and Spirits - Washington State - Card Defender for Microsoft RMS
  • Pet Adventure - Washington State - Card Defender for Microsoft RMS
  • Trinity River Kayak - Texas - Renewal of Maintenance / Business Re-Opening
Want to schedule time to discuss retail point of sale systems over the phone? You can schedule time with me via this link: https://calendly.com/kevina-2 . You can also call me at 208-340-5632 or email me at kevinantosh@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New Pricing Options for the Retail Management Hero (RMH) and RMH Central POS Software

***Information on new pricing for RMH as well as the phasing out of RMS user discounts can be found here: http://www.pospondering.com/2019/07/news-flash-important-retail-management.html***


Very important information related to the pricing scheme for Retail Management Hero (RMH) and RMH Central as well as the iPad version of RMH. be sure to note the effective dates as this may effect your decision related to upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics RMS to RMH. Please note that this is subject to change. Also note that subscription based pricing is listed below the pricing matrix as well (based on 12 month minimum commitment)

RMH, RMH Central & iPOS Pricing Scheme – New User
LicenseBefore Oct 1st 2017Oct 1st 2017 – March 31st 2018Starting April 1st 2018Notes
Base License: 1 POS + 2 Manager$1190 + $215$1250 + $225$1250 + $225“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
POS 2 & Above$1190 + $215$900 + $162$900 + $162“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
Manager 3 & Above$400 + $72SameSame“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
iPOS for iPad$650 + $117SameSame“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
RMH Central – User$72/yearSameSameExpected release Q1 2019
RMH Central – Store Connection$360/yearSameSameExpected release Q1 2019


RMH Pricing Scheme – Lapsed RMS Users
LicenseBefore Oct 1st 2017Oct 1st 2017 – March 31st, 2018Starting April 1st, 2018Notes
Base License: 1 POS + 2 Manager$250 + $215$500 + $225$875 + $225“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
POS 2 & Above$250 + $215$360 + $162$630 + $162“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
Manager 3 & Above$0 + $72$160+ $72$280 + $72“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance


RMH Pricing Scheme – Non Lapsed RMS Users
LicenseBefore Oct 1st 2017Oct 1st 2017 – March 31st, 2018Starting April 1st, 2018Notes
Base License: 1 POS + 2 Manager$0 + $215$0 + $225$0 + $225“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
POS 2 & Above$0 + $215$0 + $162$0 + $162“+ $XXX” is required first year software maintenance
Manager 3 +$0.00SameSameUp to 10 manager licenses total

RMH Subscription (based on 12 month commitment)

$59/month per POS station which is $708/per 12 month period. The software will check to ensure that the subscription is paid.


Questions or need help? You can reach me at 208-340-5632 or kevinantosh@gmail.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

Calls and Emails from Retail Management Hero

Based on conversations with several retailers in the US, it appears that the folks at Retail Management Hero have been calling and emailing users about upgrading from the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software to the Retail Management Hero point of sale software. I appreciate that many of you have contacted me directly to confirm what options are available to you.

While I can not speak on behalf of Retail Management Hero, I am more than happy to assist you with validating whether upgrading to Retail Management Hero is a viable option for you. Over the last several months I have been onsite helping retailers upgrade to Retail Management Hero from RMS or have met onsite with retailers who recently installed Retail Management Hero.

The best way to reach me is at 208-340-5632 or kevinantosh@gmail.com.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Are you a retailer in the path of Hurricane Florence? What you need to do with your pos system

No matter what point of sale system you have, some general advice regarding what you should be doing with your point of sale system. All of you are in my prayers for safety and guidance over the coming days. Aside from the items listed below, please take steps to protect yourself and family first.

  1. Make sure that all of your data has been backed up online or to a device that you can take with you (like a flash drive or removable drive). Back up the data multiple ways if possible
  2. Batch and close out the pos system
  3. Close out of all your software
  4. Power down all hardware
  5. Power down all related equipment like surge/power strips, routers, payment terminals, etc
  6. Ensure that you have documentation (like receipts and invoices) and pictures of all your technology equipment for insurance purposes
  7. Ensure that you have any cd’s or dvd’s that came with the hardware and software
  8. As time permits, and as needed, document how all the cables are connected via pictures or even different colored twist ties attached to each of the cables
  9. Disconnect all technology equipment and related documentation, and move above the water line or to a secure offsite location (be sure to move carefully and store in a way not to cause damage)
Be sure to contact your point of sale partner/dealer/reseller for assistance as needed with any of the above items

Hopefully Florence will turn north and move away from land. Taking the above steps will help protect your point of sale system and related data.

If any of us at RITE can be of assistance, please call us at 888-267-7483. You can also reach me directly at 208-340-5632.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

What Came Out of the 2018 Retail Realm Conference

Some news, thoughts, and observations from the recent 2018 Retail Realm Partner and User Conference:
  1. The folks at Retail Management Hero (RMH) are making strides to ensure that RMH is a stable and competitive product.
  2. Look for RMS Central to be released in early 2019 (but allow time for the program to stabilize)
  3. Look for some improvements in how reports are generated in RMH over the coming year
For additional information, please contact me at 208-340-5632 or kevinantosh@gmail.com