ARMS Signature Series Jewelry Software

4.07 / 5 (15)

Our advisors have recommended this product 2 times in the last 30 days

About ARMS Signature Series Software


Advanced Retail Management Systems (ARMS) provides business development and software technology for retail jewelers and wholesalers. ARMS features include repair tracker, a tool that tracks items throughout the repair process and measures the profitability. The layaway system helps users make business profits during peak sales season. The system is installed on-premise and is built on the Microsoft SQL Server database. The software offers point of sale (POS), CRM, inventory management and retail accounting applications on demand. 

Supergem is an ARMS software program that helps users tightly manage stock and sales. The program provides a detailed analysis of stock, sales, supplier, and salesperson performance. ARMS programs that integrate with supergem include the accounts payable, general ledger, assembly/disassembly, and stock take (physical inventory).

The solution has a dedicated team of IT specialists that come directly to a retail store for installation and training help. ARMS signature series comes with a full year of customer support, available either online or by phone.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

15 Reviews of ARMS Signature Series Software

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.07 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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June 2010

Steve from Brown Goldsmiths

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2010

Arms Review

My recommendation to anyone considering jewery software to run their business is to strongly consider the ARMS program. It's not just about the software. Training and philosophy are an integral part of the Arms software approach.

Pros

The Arms software was developed to reflect principles of productivity, specifically for jewelry stores. It was based on years of instore experience by the developers. That is why we originally bought Arms many years ago. We realized that we needed to have good data on the productivity of specific products as well as specific departments. Additionally, we needed to do a better job tracking the purchases of our customers. With the addtion of a POS a few years ago we are now capturing information every day about our customer's buying habits. We that information to send out mailings and make marketing intelligent decisions.

Cons

First it should be noted that, no matter what a software firm might tell you, no software is perfect. It is simply too complex to be perfect. The Arms software covers a lot of bases and like any complex product it is always being improved. Years ago I decided that the most productive relationship with a complex software company was one of being a "partner". So when I identified issues that needed improvement, I would carefully outline the needed changes and forward them to Arms. Over time the changes would be implimented.

In the near future, I am looking forward to being able to export stock entry data into Quickbooks-this will be a great change and is a direct result of such a relationshiip.

The other thing about a completx system is it can take a while to learn. That will always be the case for any good software. Thanks goodness for Arms' great customer service.

December 2018

Burt from NALIS - National Library and Informations Systems Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Effective Retail Management Package

Generally very satisfactory

Pros

This package is very adaptable and modular, from inventory management to warehouse dispatching to point of sale modules. Impressive in the ability to customize each module ensuring that the solution is easily adaptable to the organization. Authentication login and assignment of privilege accesses ensures that the solution remains secured.

Cons

Can be a bit user unfriendly at first to the not so computer savy and will require training.
Cost is based on server and user licenses which can be inhibiting for smaller companies.
Support is excellent, but there is a cost attached and must be budgeted for.

November 2017

Chase from Firewalls.com Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2017

Used ARMS for POS and CRM at previous job

Pros

Once you familiarized yourself with the ins and outs of the software there were a lot of different features that were beneficial

Cons

I have used other POS and CRM tools in the past that the UI was a little more friendly. You have to play around sometimes to figure some things out.

March 2018

Paulino from Armario Joyería

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Good POS tooling but there are already better in the market

Pros

We use Retail Pro for some time in our sales points that we have in Guadalajara, we decided to implement it because we saw that it has very long customers and that gave us the confidence to work hand in hand with them.

Cons

Over time we discovered that there were other tools with which we had better results, this does not mean that Retail Pro is bad, but for our sales objectives and products was not working at 100 percent

March 2018

Amenda from author at amazon

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2018

Changes will make it better

Pros

The software is really easy to use and implement. No doubt customer support is always there to help as well, a reliable software with EMV compatible.

Cons

The system needs updates, and needs to fix the bugs, it works really slow these days. Other than that all good.

September 2013

Eric from Eric J. Loch Diamonds & Fine Jewelry


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2013

One of the smartest business decisions I ever made was to start with ARMS in 1994. I was floundering as highly educated Gemologist-Jeweler. I had started in the industry when I was 13. What I realized though was that I was Gemology and Jewelry smart, but not business smart. ARMS changed all this through excellent software and a proven management philosophy developed by a successful jeweler. There is a reason it's called Advanced Retail Management Systems. What I really liked was the fact that everything is under one roof, software, support, and management. Last year I hired a 30 year veteran of the jewelry industry, and after his first month he had nothing but high praise for the ARMS software. As a result of using ARMS and it's management philosophy, I am able to retire in my 50's if I wish. I currently spend about 8 weeks per year out of my store. If you are looking for the cheapest system, there is plenty of off the shelf software packages out there. If you want the best overall set up then ARMS is your hands down choice.

March 2018

Constance from Cjs Hobby

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Exactly what we needed

Pros

I am so glad we took this direction to getting Retail Pro. It is exactly what our business needed.

August 2012

Vicki from earthborn harbourtown

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

4.0

August 2012

Putting in ARMS was the best decision I have ever made!

Since putting in the ARMS system in early 2010 our business has grown every year. The system has given us the ability to pin point fast selling bread and butter item and made us aware of the importance to always keep these items instock. It also allows us to keep an eye on our slower selling items so we can be more proactive about turning this stock over before it starts costing us money. We now go to trade shows fully prepared with an action plan to buy what we need and not just buying what we like. It also gave us much better control over our suppliers when it comes to see reps. All in all, money well spent.

Pros

*Powerful reporting allows us to fine tune our business
*Simple easy to use screens
*The Customer system allows us to stay intouch with our VIP's to keep them comming back
*Great support, freindly team.

Cons

none to date.

June 2010

Lee from Krombholz Jewelers

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2010

Having a full time business consultant as a partner

I can 't image running a jewelry business without it!

Pros

ARMS jewelry management systems are considered to be "computer software", but calling them that couldn't be further from the truth. We had a jewelry management software in place for 8 years before we purchased the ARMS System, so I do know what software does. The ARMS difference is in the radically different approach to its use, education and support. It is more like hiring a management consultant than a software program.

Cons

Because it is encourages a game changing approach to running a jewelry business, it takes a while to be brave enough to allow it to "do it thing". Once you believe in it, you will never consider anything else!

January 2017

Christopher from CMJ

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

1.0

January 2017

Terrible for your pocket book, training was weak, they changed the software to gouge customers.

ARMS was initially sold to us as making our life easier. The software is over priced, hard to use, complicated, and I have not got to the worst parts yet. We paid a tech to come to our location for a week and train our employees. After training, we found out we had problems on the inventory side of the program. We were then told to do a whole different process after a week of onsite training. Complete change in how we were trained. Waste of time. On top of that they "updated" the system to only accept their proprietary labels which cost four times the market price for labels. You have to buy your supplies from them or they won't work. Absolutely terrible. I wish we would have never bought this system.

June 2010

Willilam from Sites Jewelers, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

June 2010

ARMS is the path to understanding your business

Ten out of ten. We have never worked with a software vendor that was more in-tune with our needs.

Pros

ARMS is a complete system that will enable you to understand and manage all aspects of your business. One of the best parts of the ARMS system is their tech support. The response time is almost immediate and the understanding of your problem, which is essential to being able to solve the problem, is great.

Cons

There is no way for the user to create customized reports.

June 2010

Leo from Lorelle Enterprises Ltd. d/b/a Artina's Jewellery

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

4.0

June 2010

Artina's Review

i would not run the store without it.

Pros

Allows you to identify your fast selling stock quickly. You can monitor your sales and corresponding margins on a dailey basis. An excellent tool to help manage the business.

Cons

There are no cons in our opinion.

December 2014

David from Aspen National Collections


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.0

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