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a. Starting Wizards
The BzComposer wizard automates the creation of company accounting systems in just a few minutes with minimum system requirements. The wizard setup is easy to update with more than 12 sections (Company Name & Info, Chart of Accounts, Preference, Customer & Vendor Input, Inventory, and more). BzComposer automates product uploading using batch methods with a built-in Data Import and Export feature. Merchants are able to upload their products manually or import records using spreadsheets or text files. Included are five sample companies (retail, wholesale, eSales, contractors, and accounting) to jumpstart your use of the application easily.
b. Easy Configuration
The BzComposer configuration covers with sub categories of Accounting & payment, Networking & Security, Billing, Customer & Invoice, Inventory Setting, Form Customization, Purchase Order, Employee, Tax, Reminders, eMail Setup, Performance, Shipping, RMA, eSales, Payment Options, Device manager, Payment gateways and Printer Setup.
c. Easy Navigation
The Navigation menu (left-hand side) of BzComposer shows all detailed usages of the features easily. It covers Starting, Configuration, Customer, Vendor, Sales, Purchase, Items, RMA, Accounting, Billing, Employee, eSales, and Reports. Each navigational menu shows all related features with all possible related pages.
2. Enhanced Features
a. Performance enhancement
The software speed is dependent on the existing database sizes. As the sizes of customers, inventory, or orders are increased, the software is affected. BzComposer users can enhance the program's speed by selecting a low, medium, high, or user-defined database size.
BzComposer's accounting system provides a networking feature with a common database server with MS SQL, Oracle, My SQL database, or optional MS Access. It supports unlimited workstations with SQL database. The back office workstation houses the backup of all transactions from up front and allows the administrator to manage the inventory and sales database and run analysis and reports.
c. Easy Data management
Nextbits Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is a data transfer utility tool that uses .txt, .csv, MS Excel, MS Access, MS SQL, My SQL and Oracle databases with a few simple steps. With the options to create, select, or match database table to get the best results, users are able to easily import and export files regardless of the data structure, and match and map fields between the imported and destination files. It allows you to handle databases regardless of structure by mapping database fields. The export process is similar to the import process, but with the ability to choose a different database to export into. It gives users the power of speed, flexibility, knowledge, and reliability in data manipulation, reducing the cost of data integration.
d. Backup & Restore
Whether you're a small business or an individual, backing up your files is an important exercise. The smallest thing could bring everything crashing to the ground, so you have to be prepared in case something happens. If your system stays safe, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you would be prepared in the event of a collapse. Your backup should be simple to set up and easy to restore. Accessing restored data should be automatic, and the backup should preserve original data files and paths. You can configure the backup time and place to fit your needs.
e. Multi-company and Multi-currency support
BzComposer supports multi-company, allowing the creation of an unlimited number of companies. Users are able to select the local currency in the configuration. The enterprise version of BzComposer will support multi-company with extra documents and management features for related activities.
f. Calendar, Calculator, & Reminder
BzComposer includes Calendar, Calculator & Reminders features.
g. Industry Specific system
Retailers and wholesalers are generally concerned with order and inventory management. Some service industries such as accounting firms, however, might need more billing oriented features, while service contractor companies in the construction industry might need both service and order features. BzComposer offers a template dependent on the industry. It offers five templates in Retail, Manufacture & Wholesale, Professional Service, Service Contractor, and eSales.
4. Complete Order management
a. Invoice, Estimation, and PO
The invoice has the capability to add a logo. You are able to print out invoices of industry standard size and change the order status manually to Shipped, Card Declined, Cancelled, or Returned. You are able to choose from several different invoice forms to suit your need: Product Invoice, Manufacturer Invoice, Finance Invoice, Professional Invoice, Service Invoice, and P.O.S. Invoice. Also, you are able to customize your invoice form as well as the purchase order form as needed. The created estimation, memorized orders and pending orders can be easily transformed to sales orders. Back orders are also easily transformed to purchase orders.
b. Discount & Price management
BzComposer has a feature that allows for multiple prices in the invoice. The customer based pricing is available so that each customer could have different discount rates. Special customers can receive special discounts without an operator having to complete any additional manual steps. The rate will be configured by percentage method from the configuration.
c. Back Order
BzComposer keeps track of your back-ordered, and a purchase order could then be created from the sales order with back-ordered items. An open purchase order by item report would tell you, at any time, which items are on back-order. When the items are received against the open purchase orders, these purchase orders are no longer showing as open.
When you use personal money, from either your or your employees, to buy something for the company you work for, the company pays you back reimbursement. Common examples are firms compensating individuals who buy supplies for their company/firm and compensating employees on field or out-of-town assignments who pay for their own stay and transportation.
e. Upfront Deposit, Layaways, Consignment, and Gift Certificate
Some retailers and wholesalers may need up-front deposits, layaways, consignments or a gift certificate. These features are not required by many users but there is an option to include this feature in the configuration if needed.
5. Inventory & Warehouse Management
a. Inventory Management
The task of managing real-time inventory is simplified with our Inventory Manager. You are able to easily search through inventory and change the unit price of stock status for either a single or multiple items in one click. It shows the details and statistics of sold-out items and items lacking descriptions or images. Bzcomposer provides integration with the supplier, order management, and store inventory system. It offers a solution that allows our customers to fulfill more orders, across the channel, regardless of the specific inventory position. The inventory lists are importable and exportable in .csv, MS Excel, and .txt file formats.
b. Warehouse Management
BzComposer provides real-time inventory integration between your sales system and your warehouse. If a customer purchases your product in the store or in the Internet shopping mall, the system can automatically remove it from your inventory and Internet sales channels and vice versa. The ERP system can be upgraded with a new barcode tracking system for the warehouse and an improved inventory counting process. Real-time inventory lookup at the store level allows for a quick view of the inventory by branch location, including the distribution center.
c. Wholesaler support with a Drop-shipping & Order Import
One fulfillment trend that eases the strain on a wholesaler's pocketbook is drop shipping, a process in which a third party, often the manufacturer of a product, ships them to the customer on behalf of the retailer. This supports both wholesaler and retailer, offering separate or combined sites. Drop-shipping is an important element that all wholesalers should support retailers with. Drop-shippers are able to send order confirmations and shipment status reports via email or .txt file transfers into the order management system.
d. RMA & Tracking a Returned Package
Every company needs to process customer returns with Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) handling. As customers demand becomes more sophisticated, tracking and resolving these returns can be an increasing challenge. Tracking a returned package is not an easy process because there is no visibility at all into the progress of a returned item. Your customer might ask for credit back in forms of a replacement, refund, or repair. Combining the RMA module with the required Sales Order and Inventory modules lets you offer customer satisfaction service. BzComposer provides more information about the status of a customer's returns.
e. POS and RFID
BzComposer is able to scan each product barcode using a popular scanner and read orders through POS.
6. Shipping & Payment Integration
a. Payment Integration
One of the most powerful Nextbits features is the integrated payment and shipping methods. Most online shoppers still pay with credit cards or money order, but payment alternatives are slowly gaining transaction with Paypal or Google Checkout. We support 20 major payment gateways like Authorize.net, Verisign, Paypal, and Google Checkout, to name a few. Nextbits leaves it up to you to choose the payment methods.
b. Shipping Integration & Shipping Status*
Shipping has always been a critical service for online retailers who rely on fast, reliable, and efficient deliveries to compete against the immediate satisfaction and personal touch that consumers receive in physical stores. Having the shipping information completely accessible and in real-time gives online retailers more control over their business and allows them to generate sales today instead of tomorrow. We support USPS, UPS, FeDEX, and customized shipping rate. Also, it shows shipping status for USPS, UPS, and FeDEX through online.
7. Full-featured Accounting System
a. Complete Accounting
BzComposer has full features for banking, accounting receivable, and accounting payable. In banking, multiple checking and saving accounts, credit card accounts, and cash are managed. It allows for multiple payment options in account payable along with the option to map transactions to various general ledger accounts. It provides the ability to generate complete balance sheets, profits, lost statements and other standard financial reports. It is guaranteed accurate and timely collaboration on forecasts.
b. Line of Credit, Discount, and Credit
BzComposer handles the line of credit to each customer. The store credits, refunds, discounts, and gift certificates can be maintained more efficiently in the newer system. All activities will be recorded on the daily log file.
c. Budget & Planning
Budget & Planning calculates your average spending in any category and can turn it into a budget with one click. Compare your spending year-to-year or month-to-month. BzComposer makes it easier to create a budget that works for you. You are able to select a plan for each category of insurance, auto expense and purchase along with one-time only expenses. It allows the tracking of your progress toward profits and loss improvement.
8. Payroll & Tax
BzComposer has a payroll feature available through the website.
b. Sales Tax
BzComposer handles sales tax with its detailed information monthly, quarterly, and yearly.
9. Complete Real-time Reports
BzComposer provides a complete and real-time report with a daily sales report. The reports include credit/refunds, account receivable/payable, profit/loss, sales reports by customer/items/sales person, and various charts. The order history can be viewed daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly and item statistics show the number of sold items and analyzes expected profit of each product.
10. e-Commerce Integration
Retail trends are evolving every day and if you want to stay competitive, it is necessary to keep up with these trends. Retailers and wholesalers are continuously searching for the most cost-effective way to expand their businesses and to do so, they need to compete with larger retailers and maintain presence in the industry. The current focus for these small to midsize retailers is integrated ecommerce, which produces an expanded client base and increased sales, all the while keeping costs down and working within the limited resources of the smaller retailer. BzComposer is integrated with Amazon and eBay. Through any type of stores, merchants are able to post products from their online store directly onto Amazon and eBay.