Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2021 Point of Sale Resolutions

 A list of 2021 Resolutions for Retailers:

  • I will make a definitive plan to replace Microsoft RMS
  • I will ensure that my data is secure and being backed up daily
  • I will compare my rates for credit card processing/merchant services at least every 6 months
  • I will learn one new thing about my point of sale software program at least every 3 months
What else would you include on this list? Send suggestions to me at or by calling 208-340-5632.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You Safe in 2021!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas Blessings Everyone!

 As you take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus - whether that be in person and/or virtually - please take a moment to pray for the Persecuted Church that they be kept safe from harm from those doing the persecuting (and that the Gospel Message be placed on the heart of those doing the persecuting). Amen!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Get Google Pointy for Free!

If you happen to be using the Retail Management Hero (RMH) point of sale software, then the folks at New West Technology are offering Google Pointy for free! 

While Pointy is not a e-commerce or shopping cart site, Pointy does allow you to showcase your inventory online by syncing your RMH inventory with Pointy.  This is a great way to allow customers to browse your store online before coming to the store to make an actual purchase.  Pointy sounds like a nice solution for retailers who have products that cant be sold online.

Pointy is completely new to me so I don't have a lot of additional information at thus time. I'd suggest heading over the New West Technology for more information which can be found here:

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Point of Sale Software Options for Liquor Stores in Oregon

I've spent several weeks in Oregon over the last few months helping retailers find the best point of sale system for their store and found there to be some confusion about which POS software programs are available to liquor store retailers in Oregon.

After meeting with several liquor retailers as well as multiple calls and emails with the OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission), I was given the impression that KMDS (Kelly Myers Data Systems)  POS was the only approved option for liquor store retailers in Oregon.

This is not true as the Cloud Retailer POS software is also available in Oregon. Here are some comparisons between KMDS and Cloud Retailer:


  • Both are designed for liquor retailers
  • Both are approved by the OLCC
  • Both are in use by multiple liquor stores in Oregon
  • Both provide OLCC specific reporting

Pro Cloud Retailer

  • Integrated processing (no errors due to manual double entry on payment terminals)


  • Based in Oregon and well established user base
Note about Point of Sale Software Programs:

I did not include Retail Management Hero or NCR CounterPoint in the comparisons as I was focused on just liquor store specific POS software programs that included OLCC reporting integration. I have not come across any liquor stores in Oregon that use RMS, NCR Counterpoint, Vend, Bindo, Clover, etc.

If you are a liquor store retailer in the state of Oregon, I would encourage you to look at both Cloud Retailer and KMDS.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Retail Management Hero or Cloud Retailer: Which is a better replacement for Microsoft RMS?

Designed to help you decide whether Retail Management Hero (RMH) or Cloud Retailer is a better replacement option for the Microsoft Dynamics RMS point of sale software.

One Update: RMH is available globally while Cloud Retailer is designed only for retailers in the United States.

For questions or suggestions, please contact me at or 208-340-5632.