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.

ARMS iQ Online Reporting
ARMS iQ Online Reporting

ARMS iQ Online Reporting

Point of Sale Running in OSX

Point of Sale Running in OSX

Integrated Financials or Quickbooks Integration

Integrated Financials or Quickbooks Integration

Customer Sizes

Customer Sizes

Repair Job Screen

Repair Job Screen

Supplier Screen

Supplier Screen

Supported Operating System(s):

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



14 Reviews of ARMS Signature Series Software

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Amenda from author at amazon

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Paulino from Armario Joyería

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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

Review Source: Capterra

Constance from Cjs Hobby

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Chase from Firewalls.com Inc.

Type of Store:  Jewelry

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

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.

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Christopher from CMJ

Type of Store:  Jewelry

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

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.

David from Aspen National Collections

Type of Store:  Other specialty retailer

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

December 2014

ARM's Guard

Pros

Easy to use application and follow through, also retrieval ability.

Cons

There is not much that I dont like about this product.

Eric from Eric J. Loch Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

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.

Vicki from earthborn harbourtown

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Olga Cecilia from Ama Group

Ease-of-use

Customer support

July 2010

The Best

Money well expend

Pros

Ease to use, versatil, constantly changing to meet our needs, great customer support

Cons

Didn't find any as yet

Review Source: Capterra

Willilam from Sites Jewelers, Inc.

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Steve from Brown Goldsmiths

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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.

Review Source: Capterra

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

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Heather from James Free

Ease-of-use

Customer support

June 2010

Overall Review

3 out of 5

Pros

Great inventory entry features and re-order options

Cons

Features avaialble that we do not know about. Customer service not always consistent or quick in repsonse.

Review Source: Capterra

Lee from Krombholz Jewelers

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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!

Review Source: Capterra