The EDGE by Abbott & Shapiro is a comprehensive software system for independent jewelers with between one to five stores and up to 20 users. It offers industry-specific touches such as drop-down menus for selecting diamond clarity and jewelry chain types.

Inventory management is one of the applications that provide features such as bar code scanning and integration that makes it easy for users to add, manage, and track products in the system and on the shelves.

The EDGE's marketing tools help in building customer relationships. The system can pull up clients' names based on name, location, anniversary date or other search fields. Create anniversary postcards and seasonal mailers customized with your clients' names and special dates.

The EDGE offers an integrated suite that includes point of sale, inventory management, customer management, and e-commerce applications. The system interfaces with quickbooks Pro for intuitive accounting. The software is built on the Microsoft.NET platform and is installed directly on the computer system.

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Alicia from Diamond Couture

Type of Store:  Jewelry

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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July 2018

Edge for jewelry is precise but crashes a lot

Overall Edge is good for jewelers but needs some technical improvements to prevent it from crashing.

Pros

We like that Edge offers jewelry specific features, such as appraisals and has fields related to Jewelery in the inventory section.

Cons

The Edge system seems to crash an awful lot. One day I was trying to put inventory into the system and it crashed every other item.

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Jenny from Gold Lady Jewelers

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June 2018

I don't have any major complaints with the software, but it could be a bit more user-friendly.

Pros

This software has all of the basic capabilities we needed, and it didn't take too long to learn the basics needed to ring up customers, log repairs, etc.

Cons

I used what I think was an older version (I'm sure there's something newer out now, so some things might be addressed), but I found it a little clunky. While it's not overly complicated, there are definitely things that could be streamlined.

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MICAH from LOUISIANA ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Type of Store:  Building & garden materials

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2017

Great Product for Commercial Roofing

The Edge is the first and only estimating software I've used for our roofing company. I went to Florida for the 4-day training and learned the ins and outs, then I worked alongside our senior estimator for extensive practice. It took a couple months for it to become an easier, smoother experience. The databases are very well established with current roofing manufacturers. There are great features that can be utilized for each trade as well as job costing reports. All in all, I'm very pleased with The Edge. Although, I did have a more thorough training due to the fact that our senior estimator has used The Edge since MS DOS!

Pros

The Edge has many features to be utilized for whatever trade you're in. Customer support has always helped us out with any features we may have forgotten how to use. So many features to use.

Cons

The Edge has so many features and so many ways to tweak the software that it can be difficult to learn the program from scratch. That's not necessarily a con, but it makes it a little more intimidating to jump into. There have been very few bugs we've encountered, and those were very minor. The method version 10 used for saving and backing up files is a bit confusing if you ever need to use those files, but customer support can always help.

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Jennifer from Grunwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers

Type of Store:  Jewelry

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February 2015

Once you get it, you've got it!

Pros

I like how it is organized, and the company is very helpful.

Cons

It would be nice to have access to past webinars for reference.

Beth from Scott's Custom Jewelers

Type of Store:  Jewelry

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September 2014

The Edge POS

Pros

I like that it's intuitive; the categories make sense for both reporting and setting up.

Cons

The setup is very labor intensive, but it's worth it because in the end, you'll have your data exactly how you want it. I was unprepared with how many hours it would take to set it up for my stores.


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