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Ramsys 11 Pre-Released to Beta sites

2019 was a big year for the Ramsys product suite. With a conversion of the Head Office database to MySQL hosted on the cloud we have improved the scalability and security of the system as well as being able to leverage cloud communications to improve the  data flow between POS and Head Office providing a quicker, more seamless result.

Under the hood changes have resulted in a smoother experience while having little effect on the use of Ramsys. Apart from a more extensive search facility the system looks and operates the same. We are now releasing updated and new features made possible by this step in technology.

This new version has been released to several customers and has been running in Beta sites since August 2019.

MySQL is a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. Perfect for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems like Ramsys it is currently used by such household names as Twitter, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest, Amazon, Shopify and many others. As well as a marked increase in scalability (the amount of data the database can hold) this update offers cloud capabilities as well as seamless integrations with other systems. The name is a combination of "My", the name of co-founder Michael Widenius's daughter, and "SQL", the abbreviation for Structured Query Language. MySQL is owned by the Oracle corporation.


Sales Analysis

The Head Office Sales Analysis screen has been tidied up and "normalised". The report may be printed by Detail or Summary.

Detail will provide information for each stock item. Summarisation may be selected by Attributes - 1, 1&2 or 1,2&3 columns are summed by attribute and Location (if not consolidated). Grand Totals are also provided.


Sales Questions

If turned on the system will ask a question from the customer. This question may be set by management, the answer is optional. For example, tracking where your customers come from.

Results of this question are available on the daily rankings screen as well as various reports both in Head Office and POS.


Another view in the POS Dashboard - 7 Days

See each day per week. All relevant stats including the weather for that day (requires proper POS close-down and Vsn 10.8). Sales vs Budget both in tab form and Graphed. Active promotions for the week displayed. Click or tap the left and right arrows to scroll through the weeks.


Price Breaks vs MultiBuys

Both supported by Ramsys, these 2 features are very similar but very different. While both promote the customer buying multiple quantities supporting a healthy IPS (Items per Sale) they have 2 different approaches.

Price Breaks Price breaks are set to discount each individual item as qtys are purchased.

An example of this is: buy 1 for $25 each, buy 3 or more for $22.50 each, buy 5 or more for $22.00 each, buy 10 or more for $20.00 each.

Multibuys Multibuy discounts are more of a reward based for qty. Typically a multibuy would be: buy one get one free or buy 10 get one for half price. Another example is: items are $5 each and we wish to sell 5 for $20, in this case, we can set buy 4 get 1 for $0. 

Both (price breaks and multibuys) can contain multiple items and be pernament or on promotion basis.

Both (price breaks and multibuys) can contain multiple items and be permanent or on a promotion basis.


Direct Connected Cloud Communications

Communications between POS and Head Office has been improved by changing to a direct connect solution. The POS now verifies every packet was received correctly at the time of transmission. The head office will audit the transactions received with the POS regularly throughout the day to ensure no transactions are mislaid.

Please see here for support options.

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