Finding software can be overwhelming. We've helped hundreds of pharmacies choose the right pharmacy software so they can automate daily tasks and speed up the check out process.

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Liberty

Liberty Software is a pharmacy management solution that offers an integrated workflow, inventory management, task management and document management within a suite. Liberty Software is primarily designed for independent, small chain,... Read more

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PioneerRx

PioneerRx is a pharmacy management solution that helps independent pharmacies manage their business by supporting their day-to-day activities. It can be deployed either on-premise or in the cloud. The primary features of PioneerRx... Read more

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Winpharm

Winpharm from Datascan is a pharmacy management solution for independent retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, outpatient pharmacies, doctors, dispensaries and long-term care management businesses. It helps users manage the needs... Read more

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PrimeRx

PrimeRx by Micro Merchant Systems is a hybrid pharmacy management solution designed for independent retail pharmacies, drug store chains, long-term care facilities, physician offices and more. The solution can either be deployed on-premise... Read more

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PrimeCare

PrimeCare is specifically developed to cater to the needs of long-term care pharmacies serving skilled mental health or assisted-living facilities. The software has the capacity to handle high volume transactions from health facilities... Read more

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WinRx

WinRx is an on-premise pharmacy management solution designed for the independent pharmacy environment. Features include adherence monitoring, medication therapy management, inventory management, claim reconciliation and more. WinRx... Read more

Platforms: Win
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WinScan

WinScan is an on-premise point of sale solution designed for the independent pharmacy environment. Key features include prescription tracking, payment processing and sales and profit reporting. WinScan helps users manage over-the-counter... Read more

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Rx30 Pharmacy System

Rx30 Pharmacy System is a cloud-based pharmacy management platform. It allows users to manage and process medical prescriptions Rx30 Pharmacy System’s key features include prescription filling, consulting, accounts receivable, workflow... Read more

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Pharmacy Management Systems

QS/1 Pharmacy Management Systems is a suite of apps that includes NRx, SharpRx and ShipRx. It is designed to handle the pharmacy operations of retail chains and independent stores. The software includes prescription processing workflows,... Read more

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HBS Pharmacy

HBS is a complete pharmacy management solution that is designed to encompass all channels and types of pharmacies, ranging from conventional retail, mail orders and institutions such as nursing homes. The software’s feature set... Read more

Platforms: WinLinux
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NetSuite

NetSuite for Retail is a cloud-based multi-channel retail management solution for retailers that combines e-commerce, POS, and order management functionalities. The software provides a unified retail system with back office management... Read more

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Fattmerchant

Fattmerchant is a cloud-based retail solution suitable for businesses of all sizes across industries such as e-commerce, healthcare and retail. Key features of the solution include point of sale integration, mobile processing, online... Read more

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Square for Retail

Square for Retail is a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and retail solution for all retailers. Key features include inventory management, customer relationship management, reporting and employee management. The solution comes with built-in... Read more

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Cashier Live

Cashier Live is a cloud-based point of sale program that helps store owners and managers run their businesses on multiple devices. The solution provides automatic backup, accounting tools and reporting features. Retailers are able... Read more

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LS Retail

LS Retail is a retail management system consisting of point of sale (POS) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Key features include inventory management, customer management, retail accounting, e-commerce, warehouse management and... Read more

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HighJump Warehouse Advantage

HighJump Warehouse Advantage is a hybrid warehouse management system (WMS) that caters to businesses across various industry verticals such as retail, food and beverage, CPG, manufacturing and third-party logistics and helps them to... Read more

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PayPal Here

PayPal Here is a mobile application that allows retailers and merchants to process transactions. The application uses a card reader device attached to a smartphone. This solution helps retailers and field sales staff to process transactions... Read more

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Stripe

Stripe is a cloud-based solution that offers a varied set of unified APIs and tools that enable businesses to manage and accept payments online. Stripe handles key payment functions, such as subscriptions, storing cards and direct... Read more

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Fishbowl Inventory

Fishbowl is a hybrid manufacturing and warehouse management solution designed for small and midsize companies. Key features include inventory control, material requirements planning (MRP), job shop floor control, work order management,... Read more

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Square Point of Sale

Square Point of Sale is a mobile phone app available on Google Play and the App Store. The system is designed to run on a tablet or smartphone. Key capabilities include online payment processing, sales reports, inventory and digital... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 16, 2019

As the health care industry continues to grow in size and complexity, running a pharmacy business has become increasingly difficult and competitive. Despite shrinking profit margins, pharmacists are expected to be able to offer knowledge and advice to customers and ensure excellent customer service while also adhering to complex regulations and continuing to drive profitability.

The challenges are often even greater for multi-store pharmacy owners, as they have a number of responsibilities, including:

  • Managing multiple teams
  • Ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed
  • Streamlining workflows
  • Managing inventory levels

As such, many seek out a dedicated pharmacy management solution to help run their daily operations.

With its host of features, pharmacy management software, which falls under the larger category of retail software, can enable drug store businesses to simplify and automate workflows to improve efficiency and help keep pace with the competition. To that end, we’ve created this guide in order to help pharmacists better understand the pharmacy software market, so they can make an informed decision about what solution is right for their business.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Common Features of Pharmacy Software
Benefits of Pharmacy Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand

Common Features of Pharmacy Software

Most pharmacy management solutions offer much of the same features and functionality as a retail point of sale (POS) solution. They also include features that are specialized to the pharmacy business.

Automatic refills This feature enables pharmacy stores to automatically refill clients’ prescribed medicines during a specified period, before they run out.
Bar code scanning This feature enables the ability to scan barcodes to ensure accurate pricing and label tracking while preventing human errors associated with medication handling.
Barcode generation This feature creates printable barcodes to fulfill prescription labelling requirements.
E-prescribing This feature enables pharmacy owners to receive electronic prescriptions directly from patients’ medical practitioners, thus avoiding the need for handwritten prescriptions and helping to speed the process of filling prescriptions.
Inventory management This feature enables users to optimize and manage inventory levels to ensure they remain at capacity while minimizing inventory costs by making sure only those medications that are necessary are in stock.
Point of sale (POS) This feature helps sales clerks ring-up customers and process payments. Ensures cashiers charge the correct amount, adjusts inventory and prints receipts.
Prescription processing This feature enables pharmacists to process single or multiple prescriptions simultaneously. It can also help reduce manual overhead activities while tracking inventory levels.
Rx image scanning This feature enables pharmacies to scan, read and store hard copies of prescriptions. In addition, it reduces the need for filing manual prescriptions and retrieving paper prescriptions.
Reporting Reporting tools can identify slow to sell products and send automatic notifications if inventory levels drop to a certain level. This feature also analyzes business performance by monitoring specific metrics such as inventory levels, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction levels.

Benefits of Pharmacy Software

Pharmacists and drug store owners can realize numerous benefits by adopting a pharmacy management solution, including:

More streamlined, automated workflows. Pharmacy software systems can eliminate potential processing errors, automates purchasing and reduces the amount of time spent on manual tasks. Features, such as POS, image scanning and e-prescribing, automate the tasks of payment processing, data entry and prescription processing—all of which can improve an organization’s operational efficiency. In addition, pharmacy management software enables pharmacists to plan and distribute staff rosters and assign and monitor working hours to ensure the business is adequately staffed at all times.

Providing better customer service. Pharmacy management software systems help druggists provide more comprehensive knowledge and advice to customers by suggesting appropriate generic substitutes for prescriptions. These generics have the same anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code, yet are fare less costly for patients. Pharmacy solutions also enable pharmacists to run marketing campaigns and loyalty programs as well as send automatic notifications for refilling medications, so customers can stay on top of their prescriptions.

Ensure complete coverage of business operations. Pharmacy software systems are designed to manage every part of a pharmacist’s business, from inventory management to maintaining regulatory compliance. Moreover, these tools provide helpful features that are essential for running a retail business, including advance expiry alerts, automated sales operations and purchase tracking.

Analyze business performance. Detailed reports provide pharmacy owners with performance insights, so they have access to both real-time and historical tracking in key performance areas. Many pharmacy solutions also enable customized reports and data visualizations using integrated business intelligence tools.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Single-store retail pharmacy owner. These are independent medicine stores where owners typically have complete control over all managerial and operational decisions. Such independent stores often seek solutions that will enable them to adopt new regulations, reduce paperwork, increase operational efficiency and gain ground on their competitors.

Multi-store/multi-location pharmacy owner. The requirements and challenges of multi-store retailers are considerably greater than those of single-store retailers. Their primary requirement is to manage teams and operations from a central location, which means that features such as inventory management and real-time information sharing become pivotal in monitoring operational efficiency and consistency from one location to the next.

Specialty pharmacy owner. A specialty pharmacy operates differently than a traditional pharmacy retailer. The supply chain and logistics required for the handling and processing of specialty drugs also typically comes with increased compliance and regulatory measures that one must follow. Such buyers often seek out solutions that have a greater degree of customization in order to allow for these nuances.

Market Trends to Understand

Mobile applications. Mobile applications enhance customer accessibility and enable pharmacists to receive orders and accept payments from clients’ mobile devices. Such applications also enhance customer convenience by enabling pharmacists to process orders or refill inventory on-the-go. Clients can also opt for automatic refills and share e-prescriptions through these applications.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Cloud computing has impacted numerous industries, including health care, and cloud adoption rates are higher among small and midsize businesses (SMBs). According to Forbes, 78 percent of U.S. SMBs will adopt cloud computing by 2020. Cloud-based pharmacy solutions can not only reduce capital investment and provide agility when it comes to digital infrastructure, but also make it easier for pharmacy owners to launch and manage multiple locations.