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Version 2.1.50 will probably be the last update to Version 2.1 of Retail Man POS. Version 2.5 is due for release on 12th August. Retail Man includes Accounting and Inventory Control as well as Point of Sale.

Retail Man Version 2.1.50 is available for download. Upgrades are free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x of Retail Man. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be bought by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

Version 2.1.50 of Retail Man POS is a Signed Download, which will make installation easier as there will be less issues with Windows Security and Anti-virus software.

The update includes several fixes that have added in the past 10 weeks.

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The world of accounting and POS software is changing rapidly. There are many packages, some are locally installed, others are Cloud based (Software As A Service). A monthly, quarterly or annual subscription can be the only way of using many packages, especially those that are Cloud based. How should customers decide which solution is best for them?

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Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud Based software can work well when there is a reliable Internet connection. There is flexibility of access, so the business and the Book Keeper or Accountant can access the same system. Leading suppliers should provide a reliable, resilient and secure system, but can you be sure that this is the case? Saas will usually be fully supported, so there is less for the customer to support.

Security and privacy may be an issue. Passwords for access to Cloud based software should be changed regularly, with the details stored securely. Passwords should be changed when a person leaves the company. How can you be sure who is accessing your customer and financial data?

Backups are the responsibility of the Saas provider. A regular export of SaaS data to local disk is recommended. The data in the export should be verified to ensure that it is possible to import into Excel or a different accounting package.

At the end of a SaaS subscription the data and reports will disappear unless they are saved in advance! In the UK there is a requirement to keep financial records of companies for at least 7 years.

 

Locally Installed
Ezi Accounting, Retail Man POS and many other software packages are installed on a local computer or server. There is no need for an Internet connection apart from downloading updates and sending invoices or statements by E-Mail.

Security and privacy are the responsibility of the business owner, IT support or book keeper. Windows security is important, with the latest Windows updates applied, an active Firewall and Anti-virus protection with the latest updates.

Regular backups of the data are vital, with the data being stored away from the computer running the POS or Accounting Software. A backup at the end of every business day is recommended. Consider using Cloud based storage for backups.

A reliable connection is needed between POS hardware and the computer running the POS system. For this reason, use of Cloud based systems for POS is not normally practical or desirable. Within a store, use of Wi-fi for networking will be less reliable than cabling between POS stations and the server.

Physical security should also be considered. A server should be located in a locked room or in a locked cabinet.

 

Rent or Buy?
Ezi Solution Systems recently gave customer the choice to rent or buy software. Rental is proving popular, with options for 6 or 12 months. What is the best choice for your business? The difference in cost will depend on the pricing for the package. Please see the comparison below.

  • Ezi Accounting 1-user costs USD179 to buy, USD49 per year
  • Retail Man POS 1-user costs USD299 to buy, USD99 per year
  • Ezi Solution POS 1-user costs USD1499 to buy, USD299 per year

Rental has a low-cost up front and is flexible. The number of POS stations or workstations can increase or reduce as the business changes. The company name can be changed at the end of each rental period. Version upgrades are given at no cost at the start of each rental period. Reports will stop working at the end of the rental period.

Buying a permanent licence key will probably be cheaper in the long term, but this is for one company name. If your business changes name you will need to buy a new licence key. There will be a cost each time you decide to upgrade to the latest version of software.

 

 

Version 2.1.47 of Retail Man POS is released for download. Upgrades are free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x of Retail Man. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be bought by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

 

Version 2.1.47 of Retail Man POS is a Signed Download, which should make installation easier than before as there will be less issues with Windows Security and Anti-virus software. The update includes several updates and fixes that have added in the past 8 weeks.

 

Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man POS before downloading and installing the new software. All POS stations must be shutdown during the upgrade. Only restore from backup if there are major issues!

 

Please see the link below for more information about Retail Man POS with Inventory Control and support for e-Commerce integration. Also for the link for the new download.

 

www.ezisolution.co.uk/retail.htm

 

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Version 2.1.43 of Retail Man has recently been released for download for new and existing customers. The update is free to customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be purchased by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70 for a 1-user system.

 

Retail Man POS

Version 2.1.43 Retail Man includes several updates and fixes that have added in the past 2 months. Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man before downloading and installing the new software. All POS stations must be shutdown during the upgrade. Only restore from backup if there are major issues!

Please see the link below for more information about Retail Man POS and the link for the new download.

www.ezisolution.co.uk/retail.htm

Version 2.1.38 of Retail Man

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Version 2.1.38 of Retail Man has been released. This update is free to all customers who have purchased Version 2.1.x. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be purchased by customers using Version 2.0 or older, prices start at USD70.

Version 2.1.38 Retail Man includes several updates and fixes that have added in the past 3 months. Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man before downloading and installing the new software, and only restore from backup if there are major issues!

Please see the link below for more information on Retail Man POS and the link for the new download.

 

www.ezisolution.co.uk/retail.htm

 

 

Version 2.1.32 of Retail Man

Version 2.1.32 of Retail Man has been released. This update is free to all customers who have purchased Version 2.1. An upgrade to Version 2.1 will need to be purchased by customers using Version 2.0 or older.

Customers are recommended to backup Retail Man before downloading and installing Version 2.1.32.

Version 2.1.32 Retail Man includes several updates and fixes that have been included in Ezi Solution POS. Some of the changes are listed below.

  • Modified Stock inquiry Screen
  • Removed Stock Qty total field in Stock History Screen when user has no stock quantity access rights
  • Fixed bug with stock qty  when re-saving consignment-in and re-indexing with the stock reposting flag
  • Fixed bug in Daily cash reconciliation
  • Expanded multi currency digits to 7
  • Modified stock search screen

Please see the link below for more information on Retail Man POS and the link for the new download.

Retail Man POS

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Some customers are reporting network issues when making payments by 2CheckOut from EziSales.com or @ccounting.com, they cannot connect to 2CheckOut.com to make a payment.

If you experience issues connecting to 2CheckOut, please try using a different Web Browser on your computer, for example use Firefox or Internet Explorer instead of Chrome. We have seen reports of poor performance using Chrome on Windows 10 for some web sites. Alternatively, please try using a different computer to place the order. We hope that these suggestions help.

Ezi Solution POS

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Ezi Solution Systems is pleased to announce the launch of Ezi Solution POS.

Ezi Solution POS is powerful and scalable Point of Sale software for larger stores and for stores with high volumes of transactions. For maximum performance and reliability each POS station has a local database that can run standalone, with the ability to synchronise with the database on the server.

Ezi Solution POS is recommended for stores with more than 500 transactions per day or where a high availability solution is needed.  Larger tables are partitioned so that transactions are stored by month, allowing more transactions to be stored, and making queries faster. Prices start at USD1499.

Upgrades are available from Retail Man POS to Ezi Solution POS. Please contact us if your are interested in a demo of Ezi Solution POS or if you have any queries. A temporary licence key is required for a full demo of the software.

 

Prices in GBP on EziSales.com

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The list price of Software and Support from Ezi Solution Systems is in US dollars. Base prices on EziSales.com are GB Pounds. Some customers prefer to buy in GB Pounds or a currency that is converted to GB Pounds. We review the pricing in GB Pounds from time to time, the pricing may then be updated. As a result of the vote in the UK referendum on membership of the European Union, the value of the GB Pound has fallen significantly. It will take several days to stabilise.

Prices on EziSales.com will be updated on 1st July. It is not yet clear what the new exchange rate will be, but prices may increase by as much as 8%. Customers  may like to take advantage of the current pricing.

Much needed updates have been made to the Installation and Upgrade Manual for Retail Man. The manual should help new customers install and set up Retail Man POS, and existing customers to upgrade Retail Man. The manual can be viewed on the link below.

RMAN Installation and Upgrade Manual

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