Retail Pro Point of Sale (POS) Software

4.18 / 5 (65)

About Retail Pro


Retail Pro is a specialty retail management software platform featuring POS, replenishment, inventory management, promotions, customer management, back office, performance, and KPI reporting capabilities.

Retailers can use Retail Pro to overcome data fragmentation and can tailor Retail Pro to their exact workflow, branding, and business needs. Retailers can leverage the application program interface (API) in Retail Pro to connect and sync retail data with third-party solutions such as ERP, CRM, HR systems, e-commerce sites, loyalty, RFID, merchandising and others.

Retail Pro's adaptive user interface allows retailers to customize and configure the operational screen to fit their business requirements, define workflows for all set of users and extend business branding to all customer touch points. The solution also provides ad-hoc reporting capabilities with over 150 prebuilt reporting templates.

With built in e-commerce features, businesses can also design their online stores to sell goods and accept online payments, distribute loyalty rewards and track shipments. The solution serves a variety of retail businesses such as franchises, corporate stores, outlets and multi-subsidiary retailers.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

65 Reviews of Retail Pro

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.18 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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(16)

4 stars

(39)

3 stars

(6)

2 stars

(3)

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(1)

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February 2017

Dale from Eclectic Home

Company Size: 2-10 employees


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2017

Retail Pro

We purchased over 15 years ago when we first opened and it was very expensive. We use a very limited amount of what it is capable of doing. POS and limited inventory control. One reason is because the report feature is not very user friendly and every time you pick up the phone with a question you get a bill. For example, why can't I run a report on my inventory balance for a previous day? Overall I am happy with it I just think I bought more than I needed.

Pros

Easy to navigate and does what I need it to do.
Minimal issues with the software.
When we first started using it and issues would arise the support staff was always available.

Cons

Needed more hands on tutorial classes up front. There are a lot of things the software is able to do, I just don't know how to use it.
"Reports" feature is not very user friendly.
Support staff or sales person should follow up each year with updates and latest technology and no one does. They did the first few years but not any more.

March 2014

Brian from Clear Water Outdoor


Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2014

I'm a managing partner and CIO.

Pros

It does 90% of everything we want & need. Frankly, that other 10% is probably unrealistic without custom programming. We get awesome tech support when needed, and I especially love the live chat feature that lets us ask quick questions. The product is very quick and easy to train an employee on and setting up levels of permission is awesome. We're able to delegate job duties easily with the different features. Receiving is a perfect example. That workstation is set up to be used completely differently than our cash registers. For example, we have three cash registers our of eight total machines running Retail Pro. Each has a unique function, and the software works well in supporting those varied functions simultaneously.

Cons

Some of the more intricate details of the software take quite a while to learn. It's easy for an average sales associate to use the main functions, but some of the higher level features get complex. The software can be "quirky" with some old features that were added on to, so there are features that are not intuitive. An example is polling: some things happen automatically and others require initialization. Like every time we add an employee to the system, it's a process to get them into other locations and requires higher-level knowledge.

May 2018

Sharon from Apothecary Gift Shop

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

May 2018

Retail Pro 9

We pay for the software assurance and don't seem to get any benefit from the program. We haven't had our system updated anytime recently, since we have so many features that are custom we always run into issues right after updates and it requires us to have down time and constantly figure out what caused the issues. We also seem to have a problem with the follow through on projects from Granite/Retail pro. Once we contact granite with an issue it seem like it's either pushed to the side or forgotten about. When Granite is reminded of the issue multiple times through emails and phone calls they will fix the issue, it seems like we are constantly reminding them about any issue we are dealing with. We are currently trying to update our system so we are compliant with the tls from Cayan. The process started well over a month ago and the updates still haven't been installed. Yesterday we were affected by the brownout from Cayan for over 45min and lost multiple sales because of the software not being updated even though we are trying to be proactive on our end.

Pros

Customization of inventory screens, printing inventory, jewelry tags customization of checkout screen. Granite Info Sys has done great work for us in the past and continue to always follow through when reminded of issues. A lot of the custom pieces of our system make our store more successful because of the features & functions Granite created.

Cons

When using central gift cards, scanning cards always creates a "?" after the last number. Retail pro has done nothing to fix this issue, we have had the system for almost 4 years now and still deal with this issue daily. Granite Info Sys informed retail pro about this issue days after implementing our new system and still the bug remains. Applying updates to the software isn't easy and requires us to pay our software provider each time an update is available. Reports function, reordering capability, inventory alerts, speed of processing gift cards all lacks. Lack of customization for loyalty programs, we had a lot of custom work done by our service provider, anytime we have an issue it costs money to figure out what's wrong because it's something that wasn't available in retail pro. Lots of bugs still in the software that haven't been addressed.

December 2017

Steve from Wilmington Country Store

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

1.0

December 2017

Retail Pro 9.4 is a very unfortunate product.

V9.4 is very very slow and without features or benefits to offset the moving from V8 to V9.4. If you love lack of features and watching a spinning wheel you will love Rpro 9.4

Pros

ECM polling replace the 32 bit polling in Rpro 8.6. In theory this allows close to real time updates to your main. unfortunately, seeing it failing for various reasons with no logs or error message to help navigate.Therefore, Never know if it works or not. The Retail Pro dealer has been helpful in trying to fix the numerous issues with Rpro.

Cons

Unbelievably slow. We have had replaced all hardware with SSD, tons of ram and fast processors. Views, filters, moving from Sales to Customer management system pauses each step of the way. Even direct connect to server does little to speed up process. Missing most basics elements. Can not view inventory by sold as this element is missing from filter. Likewise, Cannot view on order in inventory as this most basic feature is also missing from filters. We currently 95,000 active SKU very hard to manage as system is so slow. My Rpro dealer blames it on the Oracle data base.
Reporting in 9.4( why we have the system) is basically missing. We have to export all of the 9.4 data into our old 8.6 in order to run even the most basic reports. Therefore we are essentially running two systems. 9.4 heavy data base requires more management and is expensive and time consuming. If an emergency reinstall is needed it might take a while. Rpro 9.4 only allows one EFT interface. End user is stuck in a noncompetitive relationship with POS EFT which has it owns struggles. Have been with Retail Pro Since 1998. Been on V8 since 2004. V8 while not the most advanced product in the market place was a stable

April 2018

Mohamed from CM

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

i'm working with retail pro since 2013, it was wonderful experience.

i got the knowledge that gave me the chance to implement and support our customer in the market, very important thing is that i learned how business operate with one of the biggest retail solution ever

Pros

very powerful inventory management solution, full of function and features. the second thing is the scalability and durability the solution can support large number of stores & POSs in one big database "oracle database".

Cons

it takes much time to recover database especially in the main server, 2nd thing when upgrade from old release to a new one with large number of stores and POSs.

July 2018

Amogh from Deloitte Consulting US-India Pvt. Ltd.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2018

Strong Customization but can still be improved

Pros

* Very strong customization options.
* Its EMV compatible which is a big plus
* Its got strong Employee and customer management modules
* Strong reporting capabilities

Cons

* Not having ability to “edit” the preloaded report formats to suit our needs.
* There are few glitches here and there especially with a preloaded cards but customer service is usually quick to respond

November 2016

craig from Independent Consultant

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2016

Retail Pro review

I have been working with R Pro version 8 from 2003 to 2015 with Valentino and now with version 9 with Philipp Plein, as far as a retail system, from both the POS and the logistic side, its an excellent software. Easy to manage and use. The ONLY downfall is the EFT. At the POS, you really need to have a good, reliable, and when working with luxury retail, a sleek device to expedite EMV transactions. The 2 options offered by Cyan , your ONLY EFT choice, are for mass merchants, not a luxury boutique. As far as support, One Step Retail has been my partner of choice and they are second to none in support and sales. Over the years I had many special requests from upper management, and OSR were very quick on assisting and "making it happen".

Pros

The simple structure of the POS. Very easy to learn.

Cons

The EFT module. Cayan is HORRIBLE!!! Please go back to Shift 4. Better support and nicer devices.

July 2014

Clive from Boutique Wearhouse


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

July 2014

Retail Pro and Big Hairy Dog: a Winning Combination

Pros

The Retail Pro product and Big Hairy Dog are unique in a number of ways:
1) The product has unmatched functionality that allows users to manage just about every conceivable aspect of a retail business (fashion, in our case) in a highly flexible and customized manner.
2) The product is mature and, as a result, is extremely robust.
3) Retail Pro is very active and responsive with their support program. Bugs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner. Extensions to the product occur on an ongoing basis.
4) Big Hairy Dog are an excellent distributor of Retail Pro. They are well established and have a large team of highly skilled professionals providing service and support on the Retail Pro product. Their knowledge and experience in both Retail Pro and POS generally is unmatched.

Cons

The user interface of the product could be more intuitive.

April 2018

Dawne from Knuth's

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

Retail Pro ver. 9.4

Pros

After using Retail Pro ver. 8 for 13 years, version 9.4 does have some extra features that make getting needed information inside the program without running reports. You can customize screens and documents. The software is fairly intuitive. Conversion from version 8 to version 9 went smoothly without loss of data. The check in/out function of the software is improved in 9.4. Maintenance of data is much easier in this version and corrections can be done while users are using the software.

Cons

Retail Pro version 9.4 is VERY, VERY slow. The Purchase Order piece of the software has many bugs and the company is not responsive to fix them. The reports are inadequate and no customization is allowed without purchasing third party software. Even with third party software, the average user would not be able to sit down and customize a report, let alone create a new report. Basic information is unavailable in the reports delivered with the software.

August 2018

abdullah from Home Decor And Beyond

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Love It and want more

For once I can’t say I have complaints, they delivered on everything they promise, I only wish they had a Wholesale Pro in addition to their Retail Pro

Pros

It has nearly everything you would expect it to have for a retail store, whether it’s brick and mortar or an ecommerce, in terms of functionality and features.

Cons

I only wish they had a version for a wholesale store instead of retail but hence the name. Essentially the exact same thing but with features for quantity and bulk.

April 2018

Robert from Golf Town LTD

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money