Aralco has been in operation in Canada since 1982 and the company’s main activities are focused on inventory management, retail management and point of sale software systems, data processing, consulting, database design, POS software system development, custom POS programming, installation, training, and support.
Aralco's advanced Retail Management and Point of Sales (pos) Systems have been developed using the latest technologies in software, hardware and communications systems available today.
The core software platform based on the Microsoft® SQL Server relational database engine is one of the most powerful systems in existence today.
With a built-in robust Communication Server, Aralco Back Office Systems (BOS) communicate real-time with Aralco POS and BOS workstations to update transactions and information automatically in the centralized Microsoft® SQL database server.
The main applications are written with Microsoft® Visual Studio, which is an extremely powerful application development tool with a large support network worldwide.
The Aralco Retail System is designed to work in a large multi-store network or in a simple single store operation. Aralco is capable of multiple registers within one location using local area networking (ideal for department stores or multi-lane grocery operations), or single POS registers in each location, communicating via the high-speed Internet to the main server anywhere in the world.
In the case of a single store, the entire program can be set up on one machine or separated into a server (holding the main back-office functions) and POS terminals on independent computers connected together via local area networking.
Back-office functions can be accessed from POS or individual back office workstations from within the local area network or via the Internet. All “sensitive” areas of the program are access controlled as well as password-protected for each level of back-office and POS user groups.
The entire system is robust and fully scalable without limits on the number of:
- POS or Back office stations
- Store locations
There is also no limit to the size of the central Microsoft SQL database - you can have as many years of historical records without the need for purging, and it is useful for quick retrieval of old records and year-on-year analytics.
WHY ARALCO RETAIL SYSTEMS?
- The company’s sole objective is the design, development, and implementation of computer systems for the retail and distribution trades.
- Aralco Retail Systems has been dedicated to retail customers for three decades. This longevity is a key issue that should not be overlooked when retailers are choosing a company to serve their needs.
- Aralco's investment in software research and development over the last thirty years has been substantial. Retailers can rest assured that they will stand by their clients and continue to support their product.
- Aralco program has been designed and developed using the valuable input received from customers. This is the most important strength of the product, as there is a vast overlap in the requirements of one retailer to another, regardless of their vertical market.
- Aralco software contains many automatic routines neglected in most other software packages. Inventory processes, housekeeping routines, etc. that involve hours or days of manual input are replaced with a simple selection of the relevant Aralco automatic procedures.
- With Aralco systems, retailers will immediately notice streamlined processes, improved control over administration activities, and increased time to focus on customers. A large concern for retailers from every industry is inventory control. The Aralco team provides the expertise and instruction to guarantee efficient inventory controls.
- As they listen to their clients, Aralco’s functionality continues to get richer. They share that knowledge with our clients through our product upgrades, which are designed to make every element of retail operations easier. All software upgrades are included in their support program and delivered to you via the Internet. This means that their clients never miss having the latest features, freeing up valuable time to spend where you need it most - with your customers!
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