ExeControl Software for Retailers
I believe ExeControl is a versatile system which can meet the most demanding requirements and in fact, this is probably where they excel. Through their control file with roughly 1,000 settings, they can customize to the customer's requirements in most cases and their structure allows for enhancements to be written in a minumum of time and at a minimum of cost. Software and software requirements are not static. They are a moving target and ExeControl has done an excellant job of fulfilling new requests.
McBain Camera Ltd. searched for Retail/POS software which would satisfy many out of the ordinary requirements for a period of about 5 years. One of the requirements was that it be an integrated system from front end to back end, not a retail/pos system that fed data to someone elses GL,AP, & AR.
Included in the features we were looking for in our RFP were integrated debit/credit card processing; serial# tracking, trade-ins, automatically reconciling bank to downloaded bank transactions, Club Card handling, multi-store real-time tracking, holds, loans, special orders, and the ability to track by customer, item, serial#. These are just a few of the many requirements we listed. During this 5 years we reviewed close to 100 different systems. ExeControl was the only system we found that not only met all our requirements but had many features we have found to be invaluable that we had not even considered. I believe ExeControl to be a very organized company with excellant support.
The only cons I would point out would be the difficulty in making some corrections when we first went live on the system. While most of the functions were easy to correct through the ability to void or reverse tranactions, there were a couple of functions that required back office intervention to do the corrections. These have been modified now and are no longer a problem.