Pursuit Software has added new payment options to help jewellers changing IT providers.
The smart software systems provider said the automated transfer of sales, stock and customer records in the space of a day is benefitting jewellers switching to Pursuit from a previous IT system provider.
It added the data transfer process aims to eliminate the time-consuming tasks of re-entering records manually. As well as removing the inevitable risk of errors in manually re-entering price, stock description and customer details, Pursuit’s data transfer process has the capacity to quickly upload records from shops at multiple locations.
Mike Burns, managing director, Pursuit Software, said: “The moving picture across the business provided by our unique real-time sharing of multiple-shop, online sales and stock databases is one of many reasons jewellers decide to switch to Pursuit from another system provider.
“Of particular interest to jewellers reviewing their existing arrangements and contractual commitments is that Pursuit offers flexibility from the financial perspective.”
He added: “For example, where an annual contract with an existing supplier still has time to run, we can structure an agreement that avoids double payments – we can provide full technical and training support free of charge until the contract with an existing supplier expires.”
The Pursuit system – which includes industry-leading options such as mobile personal till technology – is used by a significant number of the most respected multi-branch jewellery retailers and old-established High Street independents. The fast-track records transfer facility is recognised as a vital advantage by businesses that have changed to Pursuit in the recent past.
Burns continued: “The question of transferring data from a legacy system has been an inhibiting factor for jewellery retailers looking to change from less efficient and more restrictive software. This also applies to online sales technology.
“The good news is, Pursuit is compatible with most proprietary e-commerce platforms – as well as offering genuinely state-of-the art alternatives.
“To a varying extent, IT solutions from some providers depend on bought-in software elements. Connections between individual packages is notorious for suffering disruptive glitches. Here, Pursuit also has a significant edge.
“Together with a highly talented in-house team of systems analysts, software developers and programmers, our core technology has been designed with an exceptional level of built-in flexibility. This means that, where required, our standard, off-the-shelf software modules can be customised to accommodate the particular needs of individual businesses.
“Rather than an straightjacket, the Pursuit system offers virtually unlimited flexibility and capacity to accommodate present needs and future change as new ones emerge. For our user community, this is an addition and well-recognised comfort factor.”