Retail

Industry : Retail

Since the last few decades, the retail industry has witnessed a massive increase in competition. New technologies have disrupted the market and erected new challenges for the industry.

Focus Softnet offers solutions that not only help in overcoming business challenges but also streamlines operations. You have a wide range of solutions to choose from, designed for specific as well as overall usage.

Focus 8

Focus 8 is flagship solution of Focus Softnet, an accredited ERP software vendor in the GCC region with over 30,000 customers in the Middle East and over 1 million users around the globe.

A cloud based VAT compliant ERP solution, Focus 8 is equipped with a robust Business Intelligence tool that employs ‘slice and dice’ methodology for analyzing data, defines KPIs and presents timely reports with accurate data. The reports present actionable information to the users, eliminating presumptions and empowering them to monitor key metrics with ease.

Unlike on-premise ERP solutions that involve huge costs on infrastructure, Focus 8 is a cloud enabled solution which provides optimum mobility. It combines all the traits and SOPs of well-defined workflows, authorizations, escalations and reporting in a way that their execution is not just visualized on the screen but also adhered to in operations. With its modular structure, business owners can devise their own ERP roll-out strategy and create workflows to define and evolve their company’s SOPs.

Financial Management

This ERP software is an ideal solution for finance management. Apart from its ability to automate the filing of VAT returns, the module has comprehensive features for core financial management, expenses and analytics, and works as a user-driven finance software.

Sales Management

With unmatched capabilities as sales ERP software, Focus 8 is a revolutionary solution for sales management. Apart from delivering powerfully integrated sales features, the module also helps users in putting all resources to work while synchronizing the sales operations with the supply. Users can manage and track credit sales, cash or retail sales and monitor vertical specific sales processes along with promotions and schemes.

An ultimate ERP solution for Manufacturing, Warehousing and supply chain establishments

The Middle Eastern region since long has established itself as an ideal location for international warehousing companies and storage facilities. With its comprehensive modules for Manufacturing, Warehousing and Supply Chain establishments, Focus 8 has garnered much attention from major organizations operating in the GCC region.

The Manufacturing module enables users to make detailed batch wise analysis, standard cost versus actual consumption analysis, man, machine & material analysis, production planning and scheduling (based on orders or forecast) among many other capabilities. Similarly, the warehouse management module covers all major aspects of managing storage facilities and logistical operations.

The solution also features a robust module for procurement which assists users in automating the procurement processes and saving costs. With Focus 8’s procurement module, users can streamline sourcing and contract management and can proactively ensure compliance. Invoices can be fine-tuned and data can be extracted automatically, eliminating the possibility of duplications and data entry errors. Users can also manage consignment purchases, material returns & rejections, pricing and master data. The solution also enables users to make supplier quotation comparative analysis, track shipment notifications and a procurement flow which users themselves can define.

This ERP solution has also emerged as effective ERP software for supply chain management, assisting manufacturing units through its proficient module for purchase and inventory management. It also aids users in managing standard vertical specific processes, inventory utilities and bin management.

With Focus 8’s Inventory Management module, businesses can ensure that their inventory investment is based on customer service goals rather than mere estimations. The solution helps users in improving their demand-planning to ensure that they don’t have to face out-of-stock situations.

The module includes tools to manage inventory reservations, tracking & transfers, batches, expiry dates and product profiling through serialized inventory controls.

Focus 8’s Quality Control module equips manufacturers and business owners to convert product designs into production realities. It is armed with critical functions such as rule definition for testing, quantity breakups for sampling, test approvals and test definitions which can be defined by users. The solution also has dedicated modules for fixed assets management and retail management.

Human Capital Management

The Human Capital Management module of Focus 8 is a powerful tool that can transform the human resource of any organization into a strategic force. The module allows business owners to align the human resource processes to their business goals. With comprehensive features to streamline recruitment management and automate payroll, Focus 8 enables organizations to centralize employee data at a single platform, track all activities and provide them with a HR-free ESS.

Although Focus 8 has been known for its comprehensive modules since its launch, it has emerged as the answer for all VAT related concerns from a business management perspective right since the VAT got implemented in the GCC countries from January 2018. With Focus 8, users can automate tax-code in documents based on jurisdiction, place of supply and goods or service category. They can also generate FTA approved VAT files to upload and file audit reports, print or mail custom-based tax Invoice with all the basic requirements and group companies with a single TRN.

The robust nature of Focus 8 allows it to adapt to any organization’s size and depth while blending in with its hierarchy and structure.

To discuss your business challenges, opt for a free consultation from our product expert by sharing your details here.

 

 
Focus MRP

Focus MRP is a VAT ready Material Requirement Planning software introduced by Focus Softnet, one of the best manufacturing ERP providers in the GCC region. This is an ideal solution for manufacturing units/plants and supply-chain establishments, as it combines efficiency and compliance to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Since the last several decades, countries in the Middle East have witnessed a rise in manufacturing establishments. Manufacturing businesses need software that are not only effective in material requirement planning, but are also easy to operate and integrate with existing workflows.

As the provider of some of the best software for manufacturing and logistic establishments, Focus Softnet’s solutions are known for their integration capabilities and quick deployment. Focus MRP is a VAT enabled software. With comprehensive modules that include Production Master Data, Shop Floor management and Material Requirement Planning (MRP) the solution integrates all aspects of manufacturing, making it a crucial need for manufacturing units.

Focus MRP effectively minimizes bottlenecks and achieves greater transparency and operational control. By increasing resource utilization, it reduces costs and wastage of resources. Focus MRP’s integration capabilities are robust enough to be used for multi-location plants. It can schedule output based on plant-wise capacity, achieve standard output with predefined routes in production lines, generate forecasts, completion and process based reports and send out on-time procurement reminders.

Financial Management

This ERP software is an ideal solution for finance management. Apart from its ability to automate the filing of VAT returns, the module has comprehensive features for core financial management, expenses and analytics, and works as a user-driven finance software.

Types of modules

The Focus MRP solution has three types of modules.

  • Finite capacity planning
  • Infinite capacity planning
  • Delivery date estimation

Modules for finite capacity planning are essential for developing manufacturing plans that are accurate, feasible and efficient. On the other hand, Infinite capacity planning can be utilized to determine bottlenecks. The delivery date estimation module provides a quick and powerful means of arriving at realistic delivery dates for new orders, taking into account the current workload and material availability.

Production and material requirement planning

The production module is a vital part of any inventory and material requirement planning software. The extensive production module of Focus MRP makes it stand out as top manufacturing software with wide-ranging tools and features.

The Production Master Data module of Focus MRP has multiple features that are designed to support various stages of manufacturing operations. Its production planning feature helps an organization plan production with the optimum utilization of all available resources while material requirement planning can be carried out based on the production advice generated by the sales department. The feasibility of production is evaluated using details like raw material availability, procurement time, machine availability and capacity. The module also enables users to generate a production schedule for all machines. The scheduling is done in an optimized fashion based on production priorities. Features such as material billing and GUI routing are also covered under this module.

Specific features for material requirement planning help users in analysing lead time, quotation, management of supplier contracts and planning for dependent and independent requirements.

Shop floor and shift management

Focus MRP has dedicated modules for shop floor management and shift management. Users can integrate the shop floor with production by connecting issues of material and their transfer to production, analyze variance and generate replenishment reports.

The shift management module enables users to integrate finance with inventory and enables optimum utilization of IT resources. The module also helps in updating production costs (including overhead) and integration of the plant/unit with the warehouse management for improved inventory control.

Quality control, maintenance and fixed assets management

Focus MRP’s quality control module combines features that make the solution stand out as the best manufacturing software. Users can designate test definitions, define rules for testing, manage sample and total tests, QC requisition, test approvals and quantity breakups.

The maintenance module brings complete control of the plant/s to the user’s fingertips. Through the maintenance module, users can define jobs for individual machines and assets, schedule them and maintain specific job cards. Users can also use break-down scheduling to time tasks as per their requirements.

With a module specific for fixed assets, users can track and manage the plant’s assets, add or remove value of components, manage asset capitalization, transfers, conversions, depreciation and retirement. All this can be tracked through customizable reports.

These comprehensive modules allow business owners and managers to ensure that their plant increases its production quality while still retaining tight control over inventory and avoiding wastage in resources.

Focus Softnet was one of the first providers of VAT manufacturing software since rollout of VAT in GCC countries. As an experienced provider of business solutions that are compliant with local tax regulations, Focus Softnet has earned unwavering trust when it comes to providing and deploying tax complying business software.

All solutions of Focus Softnet are known to comply with the tax regulations in the countries they are used. In the GCC countries, Focus Softnet was one of the first ERP providers to put its users live with VAT compliant features. In India, it is a prominent GST Suvidha Provider (an officially accredited vendor of GST compliant business solutions.

The robust nature of Focus MRP allows it to adapt to any manufacturing plant’s size and depth while blending-in with its hierarchy and structure. Its capabilities to assist manufacturing processes and achieve greater degree of compliance and customer satisfaction can redefine your establishment’s operations.

To discuss your business challenges, opt for a free consultation from our product expert by sharing your details here.

 

 
Focus POS

Focus POS is a highly capable VAT ready POS software from Focus Softnet, an renowned provider of retail solutions in the GCC region. It is cloud enabled and has multiple features to manage and operate single and multi-location retail stores.

Whether it is a Super market, Multi brand outlet, life style stores, Hyper market, Fast food or Boutique store; Focus POS is the ultimate solution for any retail business, ensuring minimum operational expenses and maximum profitability.

Retail establishments often face multiple challenges in store optimization and integration due to the lack of efficient solutions that are scalable, easy to use and quick to deploy. Using different software for various divisions usually results in decreased productivity and loss of resources. As a one-stop scalable retail business software, Focus POS helps retailers in analyzing point of sale, managing inventory, purchases and accounting and other aspects of business. It substantially reduces costs and time-consuming chores which tend to weigh down operations. Its effectiveness as a robust point of sale software can be gauged by the swiftness and ease with which it enables quick, accurate and secure transactions.

Focus POS supports quick synchronization which allows users to manage remote stores from one central location, transfer stock between stores, share pricing, share customers, schemes, gift cards, receivables etc. Other important features include its support for multiple languages and multiple currencies for all stores it’s used in.

Modules

Focus POS has 9 comprehensive modules that can be customized to suit a retail store’s needs and requirements. All the modules can be accessed through a powerful dashboard which is a set of customizable information panels for masters and transactions. Users can define what type of notifications they want to receive and share the dashboard with other users/employees as and when required.

The modules cover all the major aspects of retail such as sales, pre-orders, home deliveries, purchase orders, inventory transfers, customer tracking, discount management, schemes, promos and loyalty program management, data synchronization and security.

Key features

Focus POS is equipped with numerous capabilities which make it stand out as the best POS software for retail stores. Its user friendly interface can be used by both touch screen and keypad. It has enhanced data synchronization capabilities that are further strengthened with its ERP integration. Users can enable flexible payment and tendering options and also activate support for multiple currencies and languages.

Focus POS empowers retail store owners by giving them total control over their inventories. Users can manage inventory transfers and stock reconciliation and enable reorder based auto indenting while getting notified on stock below the reorder level. They can also process orders by linking various documents, issue and redeem credit notes and use functions such as branch requisition of items and dynamic rounding off.

With Focus POS, store owners can obtain feedback from customers after home deliveries, introduce gift vouchers, both in-house and external; and obtain powerful reports through the in-built advanced report designer.

Security is of paramount importance for every retail establishment. The security features of Focus POS are not only strong and effective but are also smooth and operation-friendly, ensuring that despite capable security, no operations are hindered or hit roadblocks. With Focus POS, store owners can enable multiple security features such as database and windows authentication, role-based security, user definable password policies, enhanced network access facility, domain user login, location level security, robust data security, configurable manager approval system and user verification system to track daily operations.

Focus POS also covers the pricing aspect for all products in a retail store. It supports multiple price book definitions and is equipped with several pricing options such as time duration pricing, location based pricing, promotional offer pricing, currency specific price definitions, unit wise pricing, customer/ Vendor specific pricing and different seller and buyer price books. As a capable cashier system software, it integrates all the afore-mentioned features with its billing features which are compliant with VAT regulations.

With the roll-out of VAT in GCC countries, Focus Softent emerged as one of the top VAT ready POS software providers in the region. Its expertise in providing comprehensive business solutions across various industries has earned it trust and admiration from major business establishments. Since its inception, it has prepared multiple business solutions that complied with different tax regulations across several countries, making it an experienced and trusted provider of tax complying business software. All solutions of Focus Softnet are known to comply with the tax regulations in the countries they are used. In the GCC countries, Focus Softnet was one of the first ERP providers to put its users live with VAT compliant features. In India, it is a prominent GST Suvidha Provider (an officially accredited vendor of GST compliant business solutions.

Focus POS fully complies with VAT regulations. It makes VAT return filing easy with its integrated modules and its ability to manage multiple outlets by assimilating and synchronizing sales data. It can also speed up transactions at your retail store with quick configuration and options such as specifying various modes of order placements.

To discuss the challenges for your retail business, opt for a free consultation from our product expert by sharing your details here.

 

 
Centra CRM

Centra CRM is a robust Cloud CRM software provided by Centra Hub, a sister concern of Focus Softnet and one of the top CRM software companies in GCC countries, India and the Asia Pacific region. The solution is compliant with VAT regulations in GCC countries and is enabled with GST features in India and Singapore.

Centra CRM enables users to effectively convert leads and opportunities into revenue-paying customers with its powerful tools. It helps organizations to boost operations with features such as sales lifecycle stages (including estimation), quotation management, authorizations, calendars & activity trackers and many more power-packed options through its robust, easy-to-use and comprehensive platform that is agile enough to suit the size and scale requirements of any business.

Users can gain insights for their sales operations to maximize every customer interaction. It provides a platform enabling business owners to analyze, plan, develop and deploy marketing, sales and service activities. With tools like sales analytics, role Permissions, sales team hierarchy & territory management, Centra CRM is an effective solution for campaign management, market segmentation, landing page integration among others.

With Centra CRM, owners can also manage planned-preventive-maintenance (PPM) and reactive or breakdown maintenance with tools to create and manage contracts, schedules, requests, services and assets under strict Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Centra CRM’s comprehensive features encompass every business aspect and have the potential to give you ROI in a very short period of time. To discuss your business challenges, opt for a free consultation by filling the form.

 
Centra HCM

A highly efficient and customizable solution for Human Capital Management, Centra HCM not only helps in automating processes but also enables users in tracking operations. It’s provided by Centra Hub, a sister concern of Focus Softnet and complies with the GST regulations in India as well as Singapore, and the VAT laws in GCC countries.

Users can revamp their organization’s structure by auto-populating their establishment and viewing respective departments in a multi-level format. They can also define job grades, roles and responsibilities on various parameters including its effect on the CTC.

The automating process of Centra HCM is revolutionary as it enables users to steer the whole recruitment process including aspects such as manpower planning, requisitions, candidate screening, filtering, sorting, ranking and selection. Users can onboard the new recruits with a user-definable process definition. Users can also get detailed information of the employees and manage it with efficiency. Multi-level approval process can be defined with rules on hierarchies, companies, locations, document expiry alerts etc. on the ESS portal. Employees can be grouped into pay batches and groups given access to their pay slips. Payroll can be computed through attendance, shift management and integrated biometric devices.

The solution has a total of 42 comprehensive features such as organization tree, job grade, roles, responsibility & description, workflows, manpower budget & planning, job postings, shortlisting & scheduling, scheduling, evaluation, onboarding, communications-engine, payroll components, pay tag, pay group & pay batch, pay frequency, ctc matrix, and a database of general, personal and professional details of employees.

The solution has garnered huge praises from major business organizations who continue to use it for its efficiency and ease of use.

You can request a free demonstration of the solution to see its capabilities first-hand and understand the potential of its features.

 
 

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