Small retailers face many challenges of how to
operate more efficiently to compete with national mega-chains.
Papyrus, a small chain of franchise card and gift shops, came to Bytes
By Design to improve and streamline the inventory management and sales reporting process. They needed a system that would
perform a number of functions. The system needed to track inventory
levels; issue purchase orders; accommodate a variety of bar code
scanners and formats; import various manufacturer bar code files;
generate comparative sales reports; provide capabilities for remote administration;
and all the while minimize the need for support staff.
Our solution called for developing custom Windows-based applications
which are integrated with a Microsoft Access database. Our designs
allow for inventory control, bar code management, electronic order
processing, statistical reporting, as well as dial-up access from
remote sites. In addition, we developed custom bar code reader applications
which accommodate a wide variety of bar codes used by the many manufacturers
with which the chain does business.
Papyrus is benefiting from improved operations, as well as
better relationships with vendors and partner companies.
Inventory control and sales reporting are faster, easier and more reliable.
With easy-to-use screens like the one pictured here, Papyrus staff
can get the most from Bytes By Design's software solutions.