The new ROBOTILL Branch Module allows you to manage multiple branches over the Internet, anywhere in the world, from a central location. You can update branches with products and prices and also transfer stock between branches.
ROBOTILL always supported any number of tills (POS Computers) and back office computers on a local network using a powerful and robust database (Microsoft SQL Server). You also had the option of using a cloud server for your Point of Sale System if a local network was not an option for you. It was however limited to one 'shop'. Now, you can manage multiple shops (branches) over the Internet. Each branch will still have its own database with a local network (or cloud server) to connect the various tills and back office computers at the branch.
The Branch Module license, like our Point of Sale licenses, cost less than what most other POS companies charge for support! (ROBOTILL support is free).
You can view prices here.
Updating Branches Remotely
The ROBOTILL Branch Module can remotely update branches so that all your branches will have the same products, till slip design and more. The Branch Module has the flexibility to allow each branch to still have products, categories, departments, etc. that is unique to that branch.
At your head office, you simply do the till slip design and setup your products using ROBOTILL Manager as you would usually do. You can then 'roll out' these changes to all or selected branches using the Branch Module.
An internet connection is required, but the system is designed to work even if the internet connection goes down. The update will simply resume when the connection is back up.
Transfer Stock Between Branches
You can also remotely transfer stock between branches.
In the Branch Module you simply select the 'Dispatch' branch and the 'Receiving' branch. You select the products and quantities you want to transfer. From the Branch Module you will be able to see the details of the transfer as well as the progress.
Each branch will receive a 'Dispatch' or 'Receive' instruction that they can process once the stock is actually dispatched or received. This is done with the ROBOTILL Manager application at each branch.
Once they process the instruction they will be able to enter the actual amount of stock dispatched or received (to cater for the stock that 'fell of the truck').
A confirmation will automatically be sent to the head office. At the head office (in the Branch Module) the dates and times as well as actual quantities dispatched or received will be updated.
The Branch Module will remotely and automatically receive branch reports. At this stage it is only the 'Stock on Hand' and 'Sales Per Day' reports that are received remotely. More reports will be added during the next couple of weeks.
The daily sales per branch are also displayed in a chart in the main screen of the Branch Module.
Unfortunately the Branch Module is not available in the Free Point of Sale System of ROBOTILL.
For more information you can have a look at the Branch Module help section in our online help:
You can also contact us if you have any questions.