Celerant - Celerant Command Retail
From the August 2011 Review of Retail Point-of-Sale Systems
Best Fit: Both brick-and-mortar and online stores will appreciate Command Retail’s extensive options, all designed to make retail management more efficient. While retailers of all sizes can utilize Command Retail, its long list of features and multi-location capability make it a great fit for larger retail businesses with multiple locations.
Celerant Command Retail is a real-time software product designed for retail businesses of all sizes. Completely integrated, Command Retail provides retailers with a full POS solution that includes inventory management, warehouse management and E-Commerce functionality. Both brick-and-mortar and online stores will appreciate Command Retail’s extensive options, all designed to make retail management more efficient. While retailers of all sizes can utilize Command Retail, its long list of features and multi-location capability make it a great fit for larger retail businesses with multiple locations.
BASIC SYSTEM FUNCTIONS:
Command Retail’s main user interface contains a list of available program options. Users can arrow over each tab to view a list of functions found within each program option. The POS interface allows users to enter a customer number, quickly scan bar-coded items or lookup a salesperson. Users can also quickly lookup inventory items, view a detailed customer history or lookup a customer. A series of tabs to the right of the screen is fully customizable and provide quick access to vital functions such as instant check verification, quick item selector screens, price check and discounts. A running total of all items scanned or entered can be found at the bottom of the POS screen, and clicking on Pay will take users to the payment screen, where various accepted tenders are displayed. Users can also process customer receipts, layaways and gift certificates from the same screen. All data-entry screens are intuitive making it easy for new users to navigate throughout Command Retail.
Command Retail is built on a Java platform, and can be utilized on a wide variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, UNIX and Mac. Aside from the robust POS module, Command Retail also handles Inventory, Physical Inventory, Sales Back Office, Fulfillment, Warehouse, Pricing, Contacts, Data mining, CRM, Analysis, and the new GL module, along with both AR and AP.
The enhanced Purchase Order module now features more detailed setup options, with additional tabs added for greater detail. The enhanced PO capability makes Command Retail well suited for both standard retailers such as clothing stores, as well as retailers of hard goods such as hardware stores. Command Retail also easily exports GL information to a variety of third-party accounting applications, including QuickBooks, Peachtree, Microsoft Great Plains, and MAS 90 and MAS 200. Each user is assigned specific rights within the system, so they will only be able to access specified screens. Security is excellent, with typical problem areas such as refund and void theft, fraudulent credit card activity, and employee discount abuse tracked, and management alerted when a suspicious transaction has been entered. Employee login/logout time is tracked, as is all drawer activity for each user.