Data Systems, Inc. is offering Retail ICE, which stands for "Inventory Control Expert," a new Windows-based software product for helping small, single store retailers manage their inventory and point of sale (POS) functions. The software is being offered free of charge - users pay only for the costs of duplication, materials, shipping and handling, which totals $30 plus tax.
Retail ICE is very full-featured and has been designed specifically for a single store, single user system. "It is the one which we believe most small retailers would buy if they could afford it and knew about it," states CAM Data Systems.
ICE comes with a powerful SQL (structured query language) database from Centura Software, called SQLBase, that powers an array of features. Extensive functions in inventory management, purchasing and receiving, and sales reporting allow retailers to track and pinpoint information in multiple formats.
The ICE software is a true 32-bit system, featuring an easy-to-use Windows graphical user interface throughout. It offers the latest in technology. The software has also been made as easy to use with a keyboard as it is with a mouse and supports a variety of hardware such as bar code scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, computers or customer display poles, also available from company.
Sophisticated upgrades to CAM’s Retail STAR system are available for purchase for larger single-store and multi-store retailers, as are planned e-commerce offerings for setting up Internet stores that link directly back to ICE or Retail STAR programs.
Full documentation is available, as well as one-day classes in Las Vegas for $295. A web site provides extensive self-help resources for the software, including forums, discussion groups, chats, and paid service options.
CAM Data Systems, Inc., 17520 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Tel: (800) 726-3282, (714) 241-9241, www.camdata.com.