ProphetLine, the original retail application for Windows and 4-time winner of Microsoft Retail Developer of the Year, is a great retail management application for small and medium-sized retailers. We currently recommend ProphetLine to small and medium-sized retailers with 2 to 10 stores that specialize in footwear and apparel, electronics and appliances, furniture and home decor, sporting goods, general merchandise, rentals, service, nightclubs, franchise, guns and tactical gear, and other speciality retail operations.
This retail management system includes point of sale, CRM, merchandise planning, accounting, employee management, and inventory management modules. As a point of sale system, ProphetLine includes serial number tracking, warranty tracking, multi-tender acceptance, rentals management, gift card and loyalty program tracking, and touch screen integration.
ProphetLine also includes built in retail analytics and reporting, including open-to-buy planning and a retail stock ledger. It also includes direct customer email marketing and integrated online shopping to assist in marketing and web orders. All online and in-store transactions are instantly updated so that inventory data represents real levels at all times, and integration with other CRM and accounting platforms is support, such as QuickBooks and Microsoft Small Business Manager.
ProphetLine is offered an on-premise system that runs on Windows operating systems and servers. The system can be purchased upfront or paid for on a monthly basis.
Joanna from Pink cottage gifts
The software was easy to use and did not take hours and hours of training. Bob Brown, ProphetLine's president, is the nicest man I have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. The technical staff were always helpful and patient, even we called regarding the same issues over and over.
The initial setup was a bit of a challenge because of all the different vendors, and we rarely had repeat orders due to sell-through, so a lot of setup time was required. I'm not sure it is unavoidable with any other software.
Make sure you like the people you will need to rely on for providing quick and friendly service since POS software is not something you want to have to switch once you've purchased it.