AIMsi is a mature, end-to-end software solution that can be used in any retail environment. Offering more than just "off-the-shelf" functionality, AIMsi is a complete business management solution that provides Point of Sale, accounting, inventory tracking and customer management, as well as a suite of add-on modules that can support the needs of a variety of specialty retailers.
AIMsi was designed to be extremely user-friendly; the company has been developing tools for the industry for almost thirty years and utilized this extensive experience to design a system that is simple to learn and operate. The add-on modules make this software a great fit for retailers frustrated with other more generic systems on the market because AIMsi allows them to build their own custom solution by adding just the features they need.
Custom add-on modules include some really great tools for retailers that have a repair or service department, like bicycle or sewing machine retailers. It also offers a Lesson Scheduling module, which is great for hobby shops or musical instrument stores that teach classes. There's also a really useful add-on for rental management, which helps retailers that manage short-term rentals and rent to own, as well as support contracts or extended warranty contracts. Retailers seeking a web presence can utilize Active-e, the software's e-commerce solution. Recent updates to the software have also made AIMsi a great fit for consignment retailers.
The software includes full financials, including AP/AR and General Ledger and is also PCI and PA-DSS certified, for those that want to integrate credit card processing. The support team resides in-house, and encourages a consultative, relationship-building approach to customer service.
We recommend AIMsi to any specialty retailer seeking a fully integrated business management system that's tailored to their unique needs.
We first began using AIMsi in 2001. The staff was helpful in setting us up, and the software was great to work with. We use most every module available, and have been able to grow our busines, and our profits steadily each year. Because we sell bicycles, fitness equipment and shoes, our operation has to run as two seperate stores, yet combine the P&L and such reports for actual trackings. AIMsi does this very well, and with minimal efforts on our part.
My previous POS was DOS based, and thus needed to be updated to a Windows environment. AIMsi was the best package I could find, and it still apperas to me to be the best, most complete package available today.
Ease of use is important, since we employee several students as part timers, and they move on when school is over. AIMsi is easy to use, to learn and to work with. Our most impressive things are the accounting, inventory management, time clock feature, and the contact management module.
We are very happy with the system, the support and the entire staff from Tri-tech!
AIMSi has been an integral part of our business since we converted to their software in 1995. As a multi store school music dealer that relies heavily on rentals and repairs, the school service modules of the software have been extremely flexible and accomodating and have served our needs well. We've used the Point of Sale and Purchase Order modules since the transition as well, and they've both offered efficiencies in our sales and ordering. The dynamic Inventory Management Min Max system has allowed us to cut between 30-55% from our inventory levels in our different product categories, creating cash that we've redeployed for business growth. All in all, a great business tool that we've been delighted with since our transition.