After doing a lot of research, a little over a year ago I bought THE
EDGE, by Abbott Jewelry Systems ajsllc.com (866) 580-3343 I doubt
there is a POS / Inventory program anywhere that would be 100%
perfect for me & my purposes, and THE EDGE is no exception. That
said, overall I am quite happy with the product.
IMHO, one of the most important things one should take into
consideration when choosing a POS / inventory program is the cost &
accessibility of tech support. When you have a problem (and you WILL)
you want help NOW, not later. The EDGE has very knowledgeable,
patient, & RESPONSIVE tech support & training. They know their
product & how to teach you to use it, plus they understand the
$150 for a reliable & useful POS inventory program that you don't
have to program & support yourself? In a pigs eye! If jewelry is a
hobby maybe that is OK option, but even then I doubt it.
Make no mistake--it's a TON of work & extremely time-consuming to
get the system personalized for your specific purposes & to keep it
up-to-date. I value my time more than my money, so the initial cost
of the system was not my primary consideration. Good thing, too,
because at $3,500 per location THE EDGE wasn't cheap. However, a
program that helps you keep proper inventory levels & buy the correct
type of merchandise over time wil make you money, so as such a POS
inventory management system should not be viewed so much as a cost
but rather as an investment. As a result of the many reports that the
EDGE generates, my sales are down but my profits are up!! Why? 'Cause
I stopped buying entire lines & categories that we sold a lot of, but
whose margins were such that at the end of the year they didn't make
me any money!
Although I realize that the above reads like a sales pitch, I am in
no way related to Abbott Jewelry Systems except as a satisfied user.
Doug @ White Buffalo
PS: for you David Geller devotees, his manual / repair prices can be
added to the EDGE (for an additional cost). THE EDGE integrates with