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TimeClick is consistently reviewed as one of the best time clock programs available today.  With a very comprehensive set of features and settings, it will make controlling and tracking the time of your employees a simple task.

With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, reporting and paperwork requirements for your business have increased regardless of the number of employees.  This means your business must be capable of generating and supplying accurate reports of the time each employee works each calendar month.  Most payroll programs aren't designed to do this, but only generate reports based on the pay period which will usually cross the calendar borders of weeks and months.

TimeClick can help you accomplish this goal.

TimeClick runs under Microsoft Windows, on one computer or many, with a host that can be as modest as a single Windows 7 PC.  The application runs very quickly, and has a SQL database for easy reporting functions.

 

 

 

CounterPoint Version 7

The original version of CounterPoint is known as Version 7 and, while many businesses still use this software and we still support it, the software is no longer produced and there will be no further enhancements. Official support for CounterPoint V7 will officially cease at the end of 2015.  This software is character-based, in other words it doesn't have a graphical screen. There is a touch-screen Point of Sale functionality available.

CounterPoint V7 is an industrial strength Point of Sale system which was made by Synchronics, Inc. It has been revised, enhanced and strengthened for nearly twenty years, CounterPoint is a full-featured system that will make your store run better.

Several years ago, Synchronics began developing a graphical version of CounterPoint, which is known as CPSQL.  Synchronics was bought out by a company called Radiant, which was then bought out by NCR.  The graphical CPSQL program is now known as NCR CounterPoint, and while there are some exceptional features in CPSQL and it's the way of the future, there are still some great features in Version 7.

Designed to be a consolidated system of applications that synchronize with each other seamlessly, CounterPoint has a one-screen POS that makes quick transaction entry a priority, yet puts a wide range of options at the fingertips of the user.

The basic CounterPoint program includes inventory control, purchase orders, barcoding, scanning and sales history. It tracks apparel sizes and grids, supports credit card swiping, label printing, gift registries and frequent shopper rewards, as well as employee timecards, customers names and addresses and vendor information.

There is a full range of reports in the program, and customized programs are at your fingertips by adding modules so you can design your own reports with Crystal Report Writer, Microsoft Excel or Access.

CounterPoint supports the ability to consolidate inventory from multiple stores, and to support from one to five hundred users. However, if you have multiple stores you are strongly encouraged to upgrade to NCR CounterPoint which offers a much more resilient multi-store capability.  Adding multiple stores to a CounterPoint 7 installation isn't recommended.

After October 1, 2015 CounterPoint Version 7 will no longer be able to securely accept, authorize or settle credit cards. 

CounterPoint interfaces with several other accounting packages, such as Passport Software.

If you are currently using CounterPoint Version 7 and want to obtain support, please call so we can discuss your situation.

 

 

CounterPoint POS software comes in two flavors.  This page is strictly about the NCR CounterPoint SQL product which runs on the Microsoft SQL Server database.

If you're interested in the CounterPoint Version 7 program, which is the original version of the program, click here to go to a CounterPoint Version 7 page.

 

NCR CounterPoint POS Software

 

CounterPoint is a product of NCR.  Through our association with Southwest Data Systems, we sell and support the programs, and we have all resources necessary to ensure that your system has the right features and runs at peak performance.

NCR CounterPoint is designed to be a consolidated system of applications that synchronize with each other seamlessly.  CounterPoint has a one-screen POS that makes quick transaction entry a priority, yet puts a wide range of options at the fingertips of the user.

The basic NCR CounterPoint program includes point of sale, inventory control, purchase orders, barcoding, scanning and sales history. It tracks apparel sizes and grids, supports credit card swiping, label printing, gift registries and frequent shopper rewards, customers names and addresses and vendor information.

NCR CounterPoint will remain current with the latest credit card security standards as they evolve.

There is a full range of reports in the program, and customized programs are at your fingertips by adding modules so you can design your own reports with Crystal Report Writer, Microsoft Excel or Access.

NCR CounterPoint supports multiple stores, from one to five hundred users. NCR offers an affordable annual software update program, so you always stay current.

NCR CounterPoint interfaces with several accounting packages, including the Passport Software CashPoint program, which is designed exclusively to integrate tightly to CounterPoint.

Here is the NCR CounterPoint short introduction in an Adobe Acrobat PDF. 

Here is the link to the NCR CounterPoint web site.

 

 

Read this for an update on the status of SCO Unix

 

SCO was the company that owned the Unix operating system, a server based system that was unparalleled in speed, flexibility and reliability. Many SCO OpenServer systems will run for months without rebooting or even a serious error. SCO made a commercial quality operating system with a business that made reliability a priority, just what you deserve in your business.  SCO Unix was designed from the ground up to support multiple users in a high performance environment, and to be economical on a per-user basis as well. 

However, to put it charitably, the company was mismanaged into the ground.  There were lawsuits, which were lost at nearly every stage by SCO, and at the end of several years SCO was without much of a clientele.  If an operating system isn't enhanced and secured on a consistent basis, then application developers will go to more lucrative platforms.  We now sell only a single application that will run on the latest version of SCO OpenServer 6.

The assets of SCO were bought by a company named Xinuous and they are still trying to bring the product forward, but that is probably doomed to fail.

SCO OpenServer is practically immune from the scourge of viruses at large in the world today, but the regularity of security patch releases has slowed to a crawl. Therefore we can no longer recommend that you purchase or install a new version of SCO OpenServer.  Xinuous has announced a new operating system release called OpenServer X. OpenServer X will be based on 64-bit FreeBSD. While we have used FreeBSD in the past, and have found it to be very reliable and secure, you should approach this from the standpoint of the software applications you use, and whether they will run successfully on this operating system. FreeBSD is certainly not 100% compatible with any variety of the Linux operating system, and it wouldn't be prudent to assume that every application will work on OpenServer X.

All of that said, we still support a few SCO OpenServer systems that run just fine.  We are still officially Authorized Partners, and we will support your system.

Our blanket recommendation is that you pursue one of these paths:

  • Virtualize your OpenServer system to help make you immune to hardware failures
  • Transition to one of the Linux operating systems
  • Transition to a Microsoft Windows™ platform
  • If you stay on OpenServer, use Microlite BackupEdge to make daily backups

We can help you with any decisions in this arena.  Don't wait until your system crashes to make this decision, take action immediately.

 

 

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