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Process EMV Transactions In Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations (Dynamics AX)

System Solutions has developed a new integration for Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations, previously called Microsoft Dynamics AX, which allows users to process EMV chip and pin transactions. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations (Dynamics AX) EMV Integration allows retailers, wholesalers, and distributors to process various types of EMV transactions, including sales, returns, voids, and more.

Since 2015, retailers have been changing their method of credit card processing to EMV to comply with regulations. This integration makes it easy for Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations users to do the same. More capabilities include:

EMV processing for Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations is supported by the following processors: Mercury, first Data, TSYS, Sterling, Worldpay, Heartland, Chase Paymentech, Global Payments, Vantiv, and more.

If you would like to learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Operations (Dynamics AX) integration from System Solutions, please read the brochure, watch it in action, or talk to a sales representative by emailing us or calling 860-781-6470.

The Secret To Easy Job Tracking In Microsoft Dynamics AX

System Solutions has developed a new add on for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which allows companies to easily track orders for multiple jobs on customer statements. The Microsoft Dynamics AX Job Tracking By Ship To Address On Statements Add On enhances job tracking on every statement by making the Ship To Address visible in its own column.

Adding a column to show the Ship To Address for every item on a statement makes job tracking easier. Instead of seeing a list of items, and needing to go back into other documents to find out which items are for which job, the information is readily available next to each item. This enables employees to track job materials at a glance, and to ensure all materials are being shipped to the correct location.

Additionally, let’s say one job is remodeling a home, and the homeowner wants to replace all of the windows. A bulk discount can now be applied to a model of windows for this job. Using The Microsoft Dynamics AX Job Tracking By Ship To Address On Statements Add On, this specific price change is saved and will be automatically applied if more windows need to be ordered to that location. If the contractor then wishes to order the same window for a different job, then the discount will not apply even though the contractor is ordering the same product under the same account, because the jobs have different Ship To Addresses. The price change will only save for the specific job that qualified for the discount, eliminating errors when ordering because no price changes need to be manually inputted.

If you would like to learn more about the Microsoft Dynamics AX Job Tracking By Ship To Address On Statements Add On from System Solutions, please read the brochure, watch it in action, or talk to a sales representative by emailing us or calling 860-781-6470.

Fertilizer Blender

We have a new add-on available, called the Microsoft RMS Fertilizer Blender. This tool allows retailers to offer the option to create fertilizer blends to Agricultural customers using pre-set blends or custom blends. It automatically builds the kit items in RMS and tracks the remaining quantities of ingredients, saves formulas to specific customers for later use, and allows for any number of pre-set formulas to be made.

 

The Fertilizer Blender

The Fertilizer Blender.

Options Tab in the Fertilizer Blender. Allows you to set your specific items and create custom pre-made formulas.

Options Tab in the Fertilizer Blender. Allows you to set your specific items and create custom pre-made formulas.

Pre-made formulas screen where you can find, create, and edit pre-made and customer formulas.

Pre-made formulas screen where you can find, create, and edit pre-made and customer formulas.

To see how this solution works, click here to watch our demo, or visit our Fertilizer Blender webpage here to learn more.

To discuss this solution, please feel free to reach out to our Farm and Agriculture Specialist, Dan O’Flaherty at (800) 632-9902 or email him at dano@syssolutionsllc.com.

How to Boost Your Retail Sales After the New Year

This article provides great ideas to boost sales in a typically slow time for retailers.

Are you doing anything to boost your sales this January?

“Plenty of people will be heading into stores in January to exchange unwanted items, cash in gift cards or spend gifted money. With the right approach and some advance planning, you can continue to capture their attention, and their dollars, well into the new year.”

To read more click on the link below.

How to Boost Your Retail Sales After the New Year.

Don’t Forget To Run Your Year-End Reports!

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Don’t forget to run your A/R Balance Report and Inventory Value Reports for year-end before the first of January.

Running your A/R Balance report:
Manager>Reports>Customer>Accounts Receivable Summary, then run without filters, click OK, and print.

Running your Inventory Value Report:
Manager>Reports>Items>Value List, then run without any filters, click OK, and print.

Tip:
You can memorize the report by clicking the disk (save) button and give your report a name. This way next year you can choose the memorized report and easily run it.

If you would like more information like this or are considering a support plan, contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs with you, sales@syssolutionsllc.com.

Our Most Popular Add-On

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Our most popular add-on by far is RMS Data Import Tool. This add-on is used to import items and purchase orders, allowing you to import lists of items to create RMS purchase orders for subsequent receiving. Items are updated based on item lookup codes, UPCs, or supplier numbers. Items are duplicate checked based on item lookup codes and alias (with optional actions to take) and new items are created when they do not already exist in the database. Even more, you can link the same items with multiple suppliers using the item’s supplier tab, and update any specific RMS fields for the same item with the same supplier.

It’s no wonder why this add-on is our most popular, with such attractive features allowing retailers to import valuable data, keep up with suppliers, and make data transitions easy. Using our uncomplicated Microsoft RMS software with our easy-to-use add-ons is a surefire way to have your store running smoothly and successfully.

In addition to our uncomplicated software and easy-to-use add-ons, we also offer support. It has been said that our support is unparalleled. We believe the entire process from initial contact to future meetings, that our team offers a truly unique and positive customer service experience. Not only can our knowledgeable sales team answer your questions, provide informative live demos, and work with your budget, but our support team is there when you need them to make sure your store is functioning as it should. Our intelligent, experienced support team delivers solutions and applies their expertise to those hard to solve issues at your store, allowing retailers to worry about other important aspects of running a store(s).

If you would like to learn more about RMS Data Import Tool, click here or email us at sales@syssolutionsllc.com.

We’ve Got A New Add-on

Our new Microsoft RMS Add-on, the layaway updater, allows one to view and edit all layaways in one spot. It displays all current layaways,  layaway numbers, expiration dates and lists all items under it, including ILC, alias, quantity on layaway, RTD quantity, and price. Not only is all of this information available in one spot, but one has the ability to edit price, quantity on layaway, and expiration date, updating layaway in the database.

Interested? Follow this link for more info, or email us with your questions at sales@syssolutionsllc.com

 

Layaway Updater being edited

A snapshot of the Add-on

11 WAYS TO ATTRACT SHOOTERS IN THE SLOW MONTHS | The Range Report

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We think this NSSF article is quite helpful for the Firearms industry, providing tips to generate additional traffic flow throughout the year.

Here’s a tidbit from the article:

Every business experiences slumps and slow times related to the calendar, season and weather, as well as the busy lifestyles of today’s consumers.

Your shooting range is no exception.

If you have an outdoor range, you know the challenge. Cold weather often keeps shooters indoors or at home, waiting for spring to get outside for some target practice or recreational shooting. Likewise, summer heat can scare shooters indoors or persuade them to wait for cooler autumn days.

Indoor ranges experience parallel problems. When beautiful weather beckons in spring and fall, it’s very inviting for shooters to do their thing outdoors. If you are located in a northern state with long or bad winters, summer shooting traffic can be an issue too. People prefer to be outdoors because they’re cooped up for so much of the year.

Bottom line: No matter the time of year, what you are (indoor, outdoor or both), or where your range is located geographically, you can always use more customers filling lanes, buying products and providing revenue. The path to that result involves developing promotions that create excitement and value, and give shooters good reasons to come to your range.

Here are 11 promotional concepts to attract more shooters to your range at traditionally slow times and to leverage holidays and life events to generate additional traffic flow.

To read the full article and see the promotional concepts, click this link:  11 WAYS TO ATTRACT SHOOTERS IN THE SLOW MONTHS | The Range Report.

How Big Is Christmas For Retail? – Forbes

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Do you agree with the findings in this article? How is your retail business affected by the season?

Christmas is big, no doubt about it. How big depends on what type of retail. Highest honors for big holiday volume goes to sporting goods, electronics, and clothing, but general merchandise and non-store retailers (like Amazon) are close behind. Lower holiday season sales occur at car dealers, building materials stores and gas stations…

How Big Is Christmas For Retail? – Forbes.

The Shopping Decision Tree

The Shopping Decision Tree

The Shopping Decision Tree | MIT Technology Review.

In Lieu of the upcoming holiday shopping season, we found this infographic from MIT Tech. showing their findings on how shopping decisions are made. An interesting look into how technology plays a role into how shoppers are making their purchases. Brick and mortar stores are still the preferred choice.