MSS, the Multiple Store System, is the ERP-system that controls all remote DEWAS installations.

Retailers with multiple stores can control their stores centrally. The stores however still have the possibilities to react to local competitors by adapting prices and assortments as needed. MSS has been developed for this multi-level type organisation. The merchandise processing is extended by functions to administer the stores.
MSS provides essential features for supplying and changing product data, assortments, prices and promotions. MSS could be run by a supplier (e.g. wholesaler, manufacturer).

Control of assortments and prices

For easy handling, stores can be grouped by criteria like identical assortments or prices. MSS offers easy handling of different price levels and assortments. A powerful function is e.g. the automatic re-calculation of selling prices if the purchase prices change or the management of store specific prices and assortments.

Invoice checking and buying discounts

The discount schemes in MSS cover all requirements of retail businesses. Discounts are scheduled for a certain period and can be related to promotions. Other costs like transportation, taxes or customs will be taken into account. This ensures, that invoices from suppliers can be checked electronically with small or no additional intervention. For the handling of differences limits can be defined. Multiple deliveries can be combined into collective invoices. Differences will be reported and made available to the finance department.

Ordering and Goods Receiving

Orders and Goods Receiving can be done by the stores or via MSS by the central site. Retail processes can, depending on the selected type of organisation, be carried out centrally or de-centrally.

Reporting

The information provided by the stores (sales transactions, goods received, accounting data, stock taking results, will be consolidated in MSS and made available in the reporting system for various economic analyses.

Turnover, sales gross profits and other business characteristics provide at the different levels like store, department, sub-departments and products a clear picture of the business results. Besides these considerations also the cost vs. revenue control is part of the reporting system.

The reporting system comes pre-configured with a number standard reports. With some easy mouse clicks user defined queries can be generated. Graphical representations of the results help in understanding the figures.

Customer administration

The central customer administration supports in customer deliveries or orders from internet shops. This module manages the entire administration of customer orders with delivery notes, invoices and uncovered amounts.

Incoming orders can be registered manually or imported from transactions at the POS. Buying totals for a customer are available for analysis.

Integration of the accounting department

Sales data (turnover, VAT, tender types, costs, other receipts) for creditors and debtors can be automatically imported from the merchandise management information for the enterprise account functions.

Central maintenance of scales data

Entering scale data for pre-packed goods is a time consuming task. Changes in the master data are made by central management. These will be transferred to DEWAS and immediately sent to the scales system. Various scales from different manufacturers are already supported by default. The maintenance of assortments is in this way reduced to a minimum.

 

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