Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems Software


 

Since 1982, Canada-based Aralco has developed and offered customizable ecommerce, Point of Sale and Retail Inventory Management systems that help retailers of all sizes gain complete control over their sales operations and inventory, while also empowering staff on the front end with an easy-to-use POS solution. Aralco Inventory Management and POS Systems were designed to support a variety of verticals, and the robust and user-friendly technology fully integrates store front and back-office operations. 

Aralco's Point of Sale solution combines the features and functionality of a reliable retail solution with cutting-edge, seamlessly integrated e-commerce technologies, giving retailers the ability to link their web stores, in-store terminals, and back-office accounting to gain real-time insights into their inventory and other critical information.

Aralco recognizes that retailers in today's competitive market need to thrive online as well as in store, so they set themselves apart by offering a powerful e-commerce and website management module built right into the software. These features allow retailers to create, expand, and optimize their online presence, which is critical for business growth.

Aralco POS can track, store, and analyze a multitude of different data types - products, inventory, sales analyses, multiple store locations, inventory, staff performance - and present this information in real-time to management, so it's a great option for owners with more than one location looking to grow. The software can flex to meet the needs of dozens of retail verticals, including apparel, furniture, health and personal care, hospitality, grocery, optical, jewelry, and more. Aralco supports clients at every stage, from hardware and software purchase to implementation, staff training, and support.

 

Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - Point of sale main screen
 
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - Point of sale main screen
    Point of sale main screen
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - POS general transaction screen
    POS general transaction screen
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - POS payment screen
    POS payment screen
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - POS touch screen options
    POS touch screen options
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - Back office system main screen
    Back office system main screen
  • Aralco Inventory Management & POS Systems - Web orders report
    Web orders report
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 8

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Maalik from Crystal-Clear E-commerce
Specialty: e-Commerce
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Pretty Good

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Pros

It is a easy and very simple to use! The system is good it has some kinks but overall everything is good!

 
 

Rick from Wood Floors by JBW
Specialty: Other specialty retailer

September 2014

September 2014

We implemented the Aralco system and were up and running in 4 weeks.

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Likes Best

We have stores in both the United States and Canada, and all 5 stores use the system, as well as our head office, warehouse, and manufacturing facility. The Aralco POS and BOS modules have provided us with a needed tool to control inventory, manage customer demand and get control of our costs and profitability.

Likes Least

I like the Aralco software, and I have recommended this system.

Recommendations

I would recommend Aralco to any small-to-medium-sized retailer who is looking for a solution that will meet and deliver immediate results.

 
 

Jennifer from JM Project Management
Specialty: Gifts

April 2014

April 2014

I have used Aralco Inventory Management and POS systems since 1993.

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Likes Best

The POS is very easy to learn, especially for first time users. I like the fact that it is a Canadian company based in BC. I also like that you can get through to a real person on the help line quite quickly. Also, most of the Aralco staff have been there for quite a few years so they are very familiar with all aspects of the software and can help very quickly.

Likes Least

Sometimes updates have a few minor bugs but they are generally fixed right away.

Recommendations

I have been using Aralco retail software since 1993 and have recommended it to many others. I have seen many retail software companies come and go, and Aralco is still here for the long term.

The software is user-friendly and reasonably priced. It has all the features needed to run a single store or a multi-store chain. I am excited about their new e-commerce integration with the Back Office software. I plan to implement this in 2014.

 
 

Gary from Toy Jungle
Specialty: Toys / hobby shop

March 2014

March 2014

Finally, a system that does what it says it is going to do

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Likes Best

The reporting. Many systems have ease of use on the front end, but few can really deliver on the back end. The owner of this product is very passionate about making his customers happy and constantly adapts the program offerings to suit current retail conditions.

Likes Least

It would be nice if the support was less expensive. Having said that, I have learned that you get what you pay for. I had several systems before this one, and without the proper support, you pay in labour costs and the inability to make timely decisions.

Recommendations

Know what information you need in order to make your business the best it can be. Look for the types of reports that you need or the customer segmentation or the help in purchasing. The right system will save you time and money in all of these areas. Make sure that the proper support is there

 
 
 
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Sarah from Audain Art Museum
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2016

July 2016

Audain Art Museum Aralco Assessment

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The experience has been outstanding starting from first contact with the sales department through to the responsive customer service.

Pros

The experience has been fantastic. Very easy to implement, use, and maintain.

Cons

It can be challenging for staff to use some of the advanced features - e.g. create reports.

Source: Capterra
 

Susan from Fashion Addition

August 2014

August 2014

Aralco Point of Sale

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#1) Overall
Our team members enjoy using the Aralco POS.

#2) Ease of Use
A data base and point of sale should be user friendly and the team at Fashion Addition find it easy to work with and to train new employees on.

#3)Customer Service
We have not had any support issues for a while, generally any problems are fixed quickly.

#4)Favorite Features
Personally I love reports, who bought what, when and where. For my team they appreciate the ease of inventory and client lookups. Our POS is easy to use and train on.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarit from Glam and Fame

August 2014

August 2014

Aralco: Best POS Solution

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Ease-of-use and functionality: Most of the buttons/features do exactly what they say. People with limited computer skills can also be trained on this software.

Product Quality: It's very stable software for all the functionality it offers. We have not encountered any major glitches or crashes, as the software has redundancies built in.

Customer Support: Excellent. Whether it is a minor, obvious roadblock or a major issue, the support team is very helpful and knowledgable. This is where Aralco stands apart from other vendors. It is the after-sales support where they excel. I am a very happy customer indeed.

Likes Best: Best POS solution available on the market. It has both real-time communication and redundancy built in, in case the internet is down. The software has all the intuitive features in one package. The new reporting engine is a powerful tool to have insight into the numbers. Aralco has an excellent support team in a mission critical environment like retail, where downtime means lost sales.

Likes Least: There are a few features where more functionality would be helpful. For example, in the dimensions menu, the field length could be longer.

Recommendations: I would recommend this product to other business owners as there is no software on the market which can provide the unique features of Aralco at an affordable price.

Source: Capterra
 

Krystyna from Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd.

August 2014

August 2014

Aralco has been our software provider since 1992.

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We offer a very wide selection of products from all over the world. Our customers' projects can stretch over a long period of time. This means complicated sales orders. Aralco covers all that. The support team is very helpful, friendly, and quick to respond. Point of Sale day-to-day procedures are very easy to learn.

Aralco has been our software provider since 1992. We have forged a really close relationship over the years. We have gone through many changes and upgrades together. Some of those were brought by outside forces (read: government), some were requested by Cantu to help with inventory control and customer service. I really like this company¿s straightforward philosophy: everything is possible; all it takes is time and money. Since they write programs themselves, they can customize it to suit your particular needs and requirements. I would recommend Aralco to any retail business, whether they are new or just looking for a change.

Recommendations
Understand your particular business needs. Ask yourself very detailed questions about every aspect of your operation and procedures. Then ask your potential software provider if they can fulfill your requirements.

Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd. | 21 to 50 users

Source: Capterra
 

Michelle from Britannia Mine Museum

August 2014

August 2014

Museum / park / zoo

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The Point of Sale meets all the needs of our retail department. It is easy to use and manipulate.

The Support Team has always been quick to respond, answer questions, or offer advice.

This is a great system for Point of Sale purchases. Products can be put through the system with ease.

Size of portfolio: 6 to 10 users

Retail Sales, Database Information, Inventory Control

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from JM Project Management

August 2014

August 2014

I have used Aralco Inventory Management and POS systems since 1993. (Retail Management Consultant)

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I have used Aralco Inventory Management and POS systems since 1993. (Retail Management Consultant)

Ease-of-use: The Point of Sale is easy to follow for a novice or an experienced retail person. It can handle split currency, and opening and closing is very straightforward. The Back Office is straightforward. Reports are easy to produce, giving you lots of variations to specially customize them to meet your needs.

Functionality: It gives me all the reports I need to do analysis on the retail business.

Customer Support: There is usually someone there right away to help. And if the initial person can't answer your question, they will ask for help from a more senior person.

Likes Best: The POS is very easy to learn, especially for first time users. I like the fact that it is a Canadian company based in BC. I also like that you can get through to a real person on the help line quite quickly. Also, most of the Aralco staff have been there for quite a few years so they are very familiar with all aspects of the software and can help very quickly.

Recommendations: I have been using Aralco retail software since 1993 and have recommended it to many others. I have seen many retail software companies come and go, and Aralco is still here for the long term.

The software is user-friendly and reasonably priced. It has all the features needed to run a single store or a multi-store chain. I am excited about their new e-commerce integration with the Back Office software. I plan to implement this in 2014.

Source: Capterra
 

Dharma from MJM Furniture

July 2014

July 2014

Furniture Retailer

Ease-of-use

Product Quality

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We have used Aralco since 1999 so we have had many years of great experience with this company and their staff.

The lookup options are very easy to follow. The options are the same, whether we look up inventory, customers, suppliers etc. The same goes for reporting.

We are very happy with this product because it meets all of our needs. The best thing is that we can instantly help our customers on the status of their orders, their delivery dates, and the outstanding balance on their orders.

Customer support is perfect 99% of the time. Sometimes we have issues, where things may not be done in the timeframe that we prefer, but it always gets done.

The product meets all our requirements to keep track of inventory, sales, and reporting on a day-to-day basis. Real-time inventory is priceless for all of our stores and helps our sales staff makes sales and give definite delivery dates to our customers. There are many reports that keep us on top of daily sales, sales staff commissions, and open orders that make customer service easy. The system is very user-friendly; therefore, it is easy for our sales staff to follow and help customers.

We use all the features that are available, so there is nothing that I dislike about the product.

This is a great software for the furniture industry. Since we have a large amount of inventory, it's a great software to keep track.

Source: Capterra
 

Sara from Moe's Home Collection

July 2014

July 2014

We have used Aralco since 2005 in our stores in Canada/USA

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Ease of Use: It was very easy to train our POS staff on the system. The reports are very flexible and user-definable, so we hardly need support or programming to get what we need. The inventory is always accurate, and all functions are very reliable.

Functionality: Aralco meets all our needs. We have a Canadian and a US division. Aralco manages both for us. Aralco also helped us with integrating to another system we have in our US division.

Product Quality: The product has been very dependable. You need to get the right server and hardware so the software can perform as it was designed.

Customer Support: Aralco offers customer service after business hours. This is very important for us as a retailer. They have friendly and experienced staff who always respond quickly to any issues we report.

Likes Best: We are delighted with Aralco. Their support and training has been exceptional. They are prompt and professional, and we love the fact that they can log onto our systems to fix problems when necessary. Training staff on the new system was virtually pain-free. Aralco offers video training, which we found very helpful. We asked our staff to watch the videos and organized one on-site staff training day. After that, we were off to the races. Sure, there are the odd questions, but I can usually answer them myself. The reporting capabilities, hands down, are the best feature of Aralco in my mind. They have lots of standard reports, but it¿s the ability to create custom reports quickly and easily that really impresses me.

Likes Least: Aralco is not the cheapest product out there, but we realized after bad experiences with our previous systems that you need to spend the money to receive good and continuous service after-hours and on weekends.

Recommendations: When we were searching for retail software, we asked around from our colleagues in the retail sector and came to the conclusion that the most important things to look for in a vendor are the length of service in their industry, reliability of their product, speed and effectiveness of their support response, commitment to their customers, and their desire to continuously develop their product to adjust to frequent changes in the retail business.

Source: Capterra