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Windward System Five Software applications for the specific needs of businesses in Hawaii
Designed for the needs of independent retailers, Windward Software's point of sale solutions have been refined to be fast, easy to learn, with unique functionality in numerous industries. Windward Software offers a fully integrated one-stop retail software package to help your business start, grow and succeed! Contact Akamai POS Hawaii to schedule a consultation and to learn more about how Windward System Five software can improve your business!
Windward System Five Software applications for the specific needs of businesses in Hawaii
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Windward System Five Software applications for the specific needs of businesses in Hawaii
Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii is proud to present Windward System Five POS. Founded in 1984, Windward Software specializes in real time inventory management and point-of-sale software solutions for retail businesses and the customer service sector. With more than 25 years of development and installations in 31 plus countries, Windward System Five POS Hawaii is a proven Point of Sale and inventory control system optimized for the retail and wholesale industries. Utilized in a variety of retail and wholesale businesses throughout Hawaii, Windward System Five POS will amaze you with an array of powerful Point of Sale and inventory control tools intertwined with a super easy to use interface. To get you up and running right away, Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii offers top notch Hawaii based installation, customization, programming, training and 24 X 7 onsite support, Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii is here to support your POS system when you need it most.

Windward System Five POS Software

Point of Sale solutions to help improve your business and increase your profits!
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Windward System Five Software

Designed for the specific needs of businesses in Hawaii, Windward System Five Point of Sale solutions have been refined to be fast, easy to learn, with unique functionality in numerous industries. Windward Software offers a fully integrated one-stop retail software package to help your business start, grow and succeed!

Windward Software's advanced system solutions can solve your unique Point of Sale, Inventory Control, Accounting and Customer Management needs. Windward System Five is easy to install and easy to learn. To ensure that you and your staff hit the ground running, our knowledgeable trainers and technical support staff will help you to take full advantage of the many features that the software has to offer. Windward System Five is a complete business management system that will help you gain control of your business from front counter sales, to the storeroom, to your back office accounting, and all the spaces in between.

Windward Software's core product, Windward System Five, is a retail system that offers features such as Point of Sale, inventory control, customer relationship management and backend accounting. Get in touch with us today and start working smarter and more efficiently, because Windward Software helps you run your business, instead of just reporting on it.

Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii provides Windward System Five point of sale solutions for businesses located on Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Guam. Contact Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii to schedule a consultation and to learn more about what we can do for you!

When the point of sale transaction is completed - Windward in real time

  • Records the Transaction
  • Adjusts the Inventory Balance
  • Checks the Inventory Levels for Purchase Order Recommendations
  • Records Information to the Customer Account
  • Records Information to the A/R System

Your greatest asset (and sometimes liability!) is your inventory, so why not manage it with the care and attention you bring to the rest of your business? Track and analyze inventory properly to eliminate avoidable expenses like overstocking, over billing, and shrinkage, not to mention the less tangible cost of stock shortages: frustrated customers and lost sales.

Based on historical sales levels, you can set minimum and maximum stock-on-hand levels. Windward System Five will then prompt you with Purchase Order suggestions. This will prevent overstocks and will ensure that orders are placed with the retailer's vendors in time to prevent out-of-stock situations. What was an all-day struggle is now a simple 10-minute task - you can even fax or e-mail your suppliers directly from System Five!

Windward System Five helps you provide superior customer service by better understanding your customers and their buying habits, by reducing checkout errors, and by streamlining the checkout process. Make every customer feel they're "special", with their complete sales history and preferences at your fingertips. Add new customers on the fly. When creating an invoice for a new customer, you can click on the new customer button to create the customer right then and there. This is great for warranty purposes or just to increase your mailing list.

Honestly, does it help you to get key financial information a month or two after year-end? Windward System Five's comprehensive reporting functions give you real-time access to all the sales and financial data you need to make those critical decisions that help keep you one step ahead of the competition. And because Windward System Five Accounting functions are totally integrated with both Point of Sale and Inventory, you know it's both accurate and up-to-date.


Point of Sale Software for Hawaii

Windward System Five Point of Sale Software for Hawaii is a powerful business management system offering detailed control in the areas of Point of Sale, Inventory Control, Purchase Orders, Receiving, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Reporting. Windward Software helps businesses in Hawaii succeed by providing the tools needed to be more efficient, streamline processes, and earn bigger profit margins.

Are you currently using an off-the-shelf Point of Sale system that just isn't meeting your business needs? Need a better retail software solution? Are you looking for a Point of Sale software system designed for your unique needs, something that can help you run your retail business, save you time and earn you money? How about a system that is easy to learn, easy to work with, and easy to transition over to?

Windward System Five is a fully integrated Point of Sale solution that helps you manage your entire business – from Point of Sale to Accounting, Inventory to Purchasing Management, Financial Reporting to Customer Marketing and Management – what’s great about Windward System Five is it does all these things well!

A Powerful and Easy to Use TouchScreen empowers your cashiers to quickly help customers.

Windward System Five supports the authorization and processing of credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.

Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Gift Cards are scanned at the POS Terminal.

The authorization information prints on the customer receipt, as does the signature line.

An optional Customer Signature Pad eliminates the need to store signatures.

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Customer name and address information can readily be accepted and entered at POS or in the back office. Windward System Five for Hawaii maintains a customer buying history which can be viewed at POS with details of every transaction and a dollar total of purchases to date. When a customer returns to a store, verifying customer satisfaction on former purchases or intelligently suggesting new purchases has great impact. A detailed purchase history is also invaluable for controlling merchandise returns or monitoring discounts.

When creating an invoice for a new customer, you can click on the new customer button to create the customer right then and there. This is great for warranty purposes or just to increase your mailing list.

Normally, you'll be searching for an existing customer. To do this, just start typing the customer name and it should appear. If you have several customers starting with the same letters, you can click on the find customer button to search for a customer using the customer search screen as used in all other areas of the program.

In addition, you can edit the existing customer if you need to update the address or phone number, etc., or be able to view their purchase history to help with the current sale. For example, if they want to buy a vacuum cleaner bag and you need to know which model they purchased, you can easily access this history.

Why should a store lose customers and sales because clerks can't find an item or price? Windward System Five·allows an instant view of whether an item is in stock at this store or any other location. It allows immediate lookup of the correct price of an item which may have lost its tag. The system can be used to identify and find items similar to what the customer is looking for, whether by vendor, price range, color, etc.

Windward System Five·allows you to enter estimates using the customer and inventory items on file. Estimates will have no effect on the inventory on-hand, customer balances or the profit and loss statement. However, when the customer decides to make the purchase, you can convert the estimate into an invoice or work order without having to re-enter all the data.

The daily X/Z Out Report provides a summary of all the day's activity at a POS station, or for a particular clerk, or for the whole store. It totals up sales, returns, tax, shipping, and sums paid in and paid out for each tender and each credit card. It lists and totals all sums in or out for special transactions, such as Gift Certificates. It totals all line item discounts by the reasons they were given. This report reconciles the drawer easily and swiftly, and its exact breakdowns can help isolate procedural errors for correction.

Point of Sale Inventory Control

Windward System Five gives you real-time inventory management through integration of all aspects of your business - Point of Sale, Accounting, and Inventory Control.


 List price and ninety-eight price levels of different prices for different customers

 Supports bar codes at point-of-sale, receiving and when counting-you can even print your own bar codes.

 Alternate suppliers complete with part number and their price – you can find a part by supplier’s part number

 Alternate parts (superseded parts)

 Add extra comments, warning comments, and up-selling tips

 Store a photo of the item for easy identification and for exporting to an e-commerce site

 Backorders and special orders are well supported

 Serial number and lot number tracking included

 Manage RMA's easily and efficiently

 Customer contract pricing for special instances

Our System will quickly pay for itself through reduced Inventory Shrinkage, cash flow optimization, and improved customer satisfaction by minimizing lost sales from running out of stock.

Windward System Five's Inventory Control Software makes it easy for you to track, print out reports and always be aware of your stock levels.

Windward System Five’s Inventory Control software lets you see what you sold, what you need to order and what should be left in stock.

Find inventory By part number, description, supplier, main and sub category lookup and numerous other search options

Easily see quantities in stock, committed-to work orders, layaways and quantities available to sell

First in, First Out Costing or Average Costingwith inventory reports showing a weighted average of the remaining stock.


Accounts Receivable

When accounts receivable invoices are entered, they are immediately posted to the customer account and to the aged accounts receivable list. The Aged Accounts Receivable report shows you who owes you money, how much, and how long it has been outstanding in the current, 30 day, 60 day and 90 day columns.

As an option, you can reprint this report for any time back in history. This is very important as you might start invoicing in the current month, before being finished with the system in the previous month and printing that previous months report. Many of our competitors cannot print the reports for previous months even if they let you enter data for the previous months.

Once you are finished the entry for a month, you can print or email statements to the customer.

Maintain your company's identity by creating your own statements. You can add your logo and specify exactly where you want the fields printed. We recommend using a laser printer because of the speed and quality of the print, but if you are using an old dot matrix printer, Windward has a special setup section so that the statements can be optimized for different printers.

When payments are received, you can specify how much was paid against each invoice. This allows for better control of the system and easier reconciliation with your customers. Of course, Windward offers several shortcut keys to simply pay all the invoices in one fell swoop or to pay invoices up to a given amount.

You can enter invoices into any month in the current year or previous year, and reprint most reports for any given period. This allows you to continue invoicing first thing in the morning of a new month, even if the back office is not finished charging interest, adjusting accounts and printing statements. Many other systems require that you completely finish a month before being able to start a new month or year.

On the customer account, you can specify the credit limit for the customer, in addition to the price schedule to use, charge type, and comments. If you try to create an invoice that will put the customer over their credit limit, the system will warn you. If you do not have the security clearance to override, the invoice can not be completed until the account is paid.

Collections on outstanding debts are never fun, but Windward can make them easier. You can print an aged A/R report, complete with customer name, phone number and a list of all the outstanding invoices. Optionally, this report can be configured to only include customers with balances older than a certain number of days, such as over 60 days or 90 days so that you don't have to manually skip over the current customers.

As you call each customer, you can enter your comments into the appointment scheduler and set a date to review their file and ensure they have paid, and if not, to call them back. By keeping track of all you customer contacts, it's easier to control when to call and remind them of their past promises.


Accounts Payable

Posting vendor bills is easy. For example, when you receive inventory, the total amount of the purchase is posted to just one ledger number. The inventory being received is listed and detailed in the purchase order module, so there is no need to duplicate this information.

If you negotiate payments in installments such as 3 equal payments, Windward System Five will track those distributed due dates, remind you when you need to pay the bill, and how much to pay.

While entering accounts payable bills, the prices on the original purchase order can easily be cross-referenced to ensure they are correct and that you have received the goods.

If you are entering information from a previously handwritten check, you can do that without having to print them. Incredibly, many other systems force you to print the checks, regardless. After creating a check, you can choose to post-and-pay it, or simply batch for later payment. This lets you spend some time setting up the checks. Once you are ready, you can load the checks into the printer and then print and post the batch at one time.

In some cases, you may get a large shipment of goods from a supplier and be allowed to pay in thirds, one month at a time. Windward System Five will allow you to enter·a time payment plan, with distributed payments. This information is used with the cash requirement report to determine which bills have to be paid.

If you deal with buying groups, then you'll buy the inventory and goods from a supplier but pay the buying group. This is because to get great discounts, the buying groups often pay the bills very quickly or at least guarantee payment. When you use buying groups in Windward, you'll be able to report on all the purchases from a given supplier, even if you don't owe them any money, and be able to look at the buying group from a financial point of view to see what you owe.

You can even use this technology if you purchase goods with your credit card. There, you buy from a supplier but pay Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Windward General Ledger

General Ledger

Windward System Five Business Accounting Software is fully integrated. That is, when you create an invoice, the general ledger is updated immediately instead of having to run a batch process at some later time.

Batch processing was the old way of handling the ledger transactions and it had many problems. Most notably is the fact that a separate procedure is done to post the invoices, payments, bills and checks into the general ledger with lots of chances for something to go wrong. More importantly, a batch total is posted, making it very difficult to reconcile the accounts at a later date. We have seen many examples of tax auditors having to spend days or weeks looking through the paper batch reports, and nobody wants the tax police hanging around.

With Windward accounting software, each line you see on an invoice is stored as its own record in the database. When viewing the general ledger, the system views the same lines, but from a different point of view and on a different index. The result is simplicity and therefore little chance of problems. If you edit and fix an invoice, the ledger is fixed at the same time because it's the same record. This also saves a huge amount of hard drive space and backup storage requirements. And then, when the Sales Tax Police do arrive, they can view the ledger details and for each line, they will see the date, invoice number, customer name, and amount of sales tax collected. Fast, simple and error free.

Contact Akamai Point of Sale Hawaii today to learn more!

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