Garment business is a broad level definition. It could be simple clothing (shirting, suiting, etc.) business, Readymade garment outlet, Under garment outlet, Hosiery outlet, Soft furnishing outlet, Saree shop or combination one or all. Acme’s Insight software can be bought, installed & used for one or for all type of businesses. Sales billing counter and cash collection counter are the most happening areas in garment business. Sales billing counter and cash collection counter could be one or more. It all depends up on number of daily transactions that happens on these counters. Acme’s Insight software can be installed and used on single Windows based PC or on multiple Windows based PC's. Multiple windows based PC’s can be connected to windows server or to linux server.
- Create, save and print 10 sales bills at a time
Generating sales bill is the foundation of every business. Generating sales bill for every sale creates & generates meaningful business data (about product, about producing company, about quantity, about price, about size, about color, about brand, about fashion, etc.) that empowers & educates health of the business or business owner. This system understand this aspect of business since day one and in turn, System provides one of the best sales billing user interface (UI). Current UI (user interface) of Acme’s Insight (BAP means Business Application Processing) software allows business to generate 10 sales bills at a time in one single window. This feature of Acme’s Insight is helping more than 6000 business owners. Acme Infovision appeals every business owner to use sales billing feature every day and for every product being sold. If business owner is having more staff handling multiple activities in business, then Acme’s Insight is the best software product. Business owner can use Acme’s Insight for pre-defined or pre-designated business functions namely one or more users handling billing activity. One user handling purchase bill entry, one or more users generating barcode labels for fresh stock, one user keeping the track (entering data ) of arrived stock (from stockiest or from production firm) in various racks, one or more users handling cash collection, one user handling accounting functions, etc. This is the classic feature that actually does wonder at sales bill and collection counter. Business owner can use thermal printer, dot matrix printer, DeskJet printer or Laser Printer to print sales bill. It all depends upon need, affordability & above all total cost of printing.
- Number of items to be printed on single sales bill
This function is available in the form of settings. This function allows business owner to decide number of items to be printed on single sales bill.
- Number of copies to be printed of sales bill
This function allows business owner to print sales bill more than one copy in case garment owner is using DeskJet printer or laser printer or thermal printer. If garment business owner decides to use dot matrix printer and use carbon inserted paper stationary, then this function should not be used.
- Print bill immediately after entry
This feature in the form of settings allows billing user to print bill instantly.
- Rounding sales bill amount method
This feature allows business owner to decide how rounding to be done for final sales bill and the method to be used for rounding. Formula function is available for this feature. This feature is available in settings.
- Cashier module
This feature is useful where there are more cashiers sitting on counter. This module allows business owner to change the type of sales bill. E.g. sales bill is created for cash but when customer wants to pay the same bill in two different modes like some amount by cash and some amount by credit card. Acme’s Insight software allows business owner or cashier bill authority person to change the type of sales bill from cash to multiple payment modes.
- Use barcode, item code or item name while generating sales bill.
This function can be used while creating sales bill. Billing user can use barcode gun to add the items in sales. If billing user remember the item code or item name. He/she can use item code or item name to create sales bill. Comfort level of billing user is appropriately handled by Acme’s Insight software.
- Enter cash received from customer
This feature allows sales bill user or (cashier user) to enter cash received from customer. Billing software capture the total sales bill amount, cash received from customer and exchange cash returned to the customer
- Automatically select free gift scheme in sales bill
This function allows sales bill user to offer a free gift in case business owner decides to give free gift. Now a day’s buy 2 get 1 free, buy 3 get 1 free, etc. schemes are run by most of the businesses.
- Billing user and cashier user is different and they are sitting in 2 different locations in garment outlet
There are many garment outlets that prefer to have two different counters. One counter for generating sales bill and another counter for collecting cash. Acme’s Insight handles this need. As soon as bill is created, generated, printed & saved & automatically saved bill appears on cashier’s pc as pending bill. The moment cashier collects the amount from customer and enters the amount in cashier module, this sales bill is passed. Until such time bill is treated as pending bill.
- Multiple discounting & multiple taxing in one sales bill
Acme’s Insight software allows business owner to define his/her discounting process. Discount could be given on individual product, discount could be given on total bill and discount could be given on both. Free gift item can be also incorporated in to sales bill generation. Same process can be implemented for tax too. Some items could be taxed for 5% or 5.5% VAT, some could be taxed for 12.00% or 14.% VAT. Some could be 0% VAT as the case may be all these 3 types of items can be incorporated in to one sales bill. Tax can be shown as separate identity or tax can be merged in sales price. Choice is business owners.
- Multiple payment collection
Acme’s Insight allows business owner to collect multiple collection for single sales bill namely cash, credit card, credit and cheque.
- Sales return /exchange in same sales bill
Sales return or exchange is unavoidable attribute of garment business. Acme’s Insight offers sales return in same sales bill or sales return by separate document. Business owner can decide the process and comfort level.
- Multiple firms with single bill or with multiple bills
This feature helps the garment business owner in case garment business owner is running multiple firms from single business premises. This feature allows business owner to print single sales bill from multiple firms or print multiple bills from multiple firms. The best thing about Acme’s Insight is, as well as bill is saved, printed & payment is collected, accounting effects are immediately given to respective firms for respective products, quantity and value.
- Loyalty card module
This system offers loyalty card software module. This module allows garment business owner to run loyalty card scheme to attract more customers. Kindly contact Acme’s office or Acme’s partners to know more about it.
- Allocation of salesman item wise and bill wise
Acme’s Insight software address sales staff working in garment business. It is being observed that some garment owners offers incentive on sales bill and some offer incentives on individual products. In this software allocation of salesman can be linked to item or to bill. Which process is followed by garment business owner, Acme’s Insight can handle that process.
- Facility to print the sales bill without touching keyboard & mouse
When billing user is not keen to touch keyboard and mouse! User can use this function to save the bill and to print the bill. ACME’s Insight offers a unique barcode to garment business. Once the bill is generated by using barcode gun and when customer wants to pay the bill? Billing user can save the bill & print the bill without touching keyboard & mouse. Billing user can scan the barcode that is developed to close the bill, to save the bill and to print the bill.
Stock and Inventory
Maintaining stock, tracking stock, updating stock, etc. are the key needs of garment business. Acme’s Insight offers multiple features in this category that helps business to grow, sustain and scalable.
- Import purchase bill
Entering purchase bill consumes lot of time. Acme’s offers import of purchase bill from supplier. Kindly contact Acme’s office to know how to import computerized printed bill in to the system.
- Enter and maintain stock packet (bale, bundle alias gath) wise
Normally garment products arrive in garment sales outlet in packs or packets. Each pack or packet got unique number and delivery challan. Business owner can enter delivery challan, pack number, date and goods available in each pack so as to keep tight control on each pack and goods available in each pack.
- Inward stock with bill or with delivery challan
This is another valuable function where by business owner can enter garment master records using supplier’s bill or delivery challan.
- Validate purchase price and sale price while entering stock
This system allows garment staff to validate purchase price and sale price while entering product master data. This feature empower & educate bazar staff to validate accuracy of price factor that is utmost important to bazar.
- Multiple stocking locations/racks within garment premises and outside too
Using this feature, business owner can keep the stock at various racks available in business premises. Each rack can be named or given unique number for identification.
- Minimum order level and reordering level
This feature allows garment owner to record minimum level quantity and reordering quantity for each item. This feature alert billing staff as well as stock item reaches to minimum level. This feature allows garment owner to reorder items on respective suppliers immediately.
- Formula function for item master entry
Acme’s Insight software got this important feature to be followed and to adopted about sale price to be defined for each item. Once the formula is set by garment business owner, Sale price of each garment item can be automatically calculated by this system.
- Add multiple attributes or properties to each item
This function allows garment business owner to define various properties or attributes of garment products. e.g. Saree :- color, cloth type, size, price, producer’s name, producers town, etc. Pant :- color, cloth type, size, price, brand name, etc. Shirt :– color, cloth type, size, type, price, brand name, etc.
- Maintaining stock in multiple units and multiple packs
This feature allows garment staff to convert units of purchase items in to saleable items. E.g., cloth is ordered in lumpsum and sold in cut pieces. Shirts are bought in dozens and sold in pieces. Under garments are bought in packs and sold in pieces. Saree’s are bought in packs or in dozens and sold in pieces.
- Add free quantity while purchase bill entered
This feature allows business owner or staff to enter free quantity or free gift or free product scheme.
- Allow multiple challans while entering purchase bill
This feature is useful when suppliers are supplying goods on delivery challan and invoices are raised once in a month , in fifteen days or once in a week.
- Auto calculate rates while entering purchase bill
This feature allows Acme’s Insight to calculate purchase rate, sales rate and MRP rate when stock is entered. This feature allows garment business owner to define the formula for purchase rate, sale price and MRP. This feature is available in the form of settings.
- Define default rates and user definable rates
Both these options are available in the form of settings. Setting default rates for customers can help sales billing user to create quick bill. User definable rates helps sales billing user to type different rates for some unique customers who are offered special rates.
- Lock sales rates in sales bill
This function is available in the form of settings. This function helps business owner not to allow billing users to play with sales rates.
- Create group wise category while entering items
Here garment business owner can create multiple categories like clothing, readymade, accessories, shirt, pant, Saree, Ghagra, Chunri, Sherwani, others, etc. Under each category business owner can enter range of items.
- Allow free items
This feature allows purchase bill entry user to add free items if they are being offered by business owner. E.g. buy 2 get 1 free , buy 3 get 1 free, etc.
- Allow replacement items
This feature allows purchase bill entry user to allow sales bill user and sales return creator user to give replacement items.
- Scheme module
This feature allows business owner to run scheme for customers. Like 40% off on fresh stocks or 25% off on season closing or buy 5000 Rs. goods and get gift voucher free for future purchase.
- Show item balance while creating sales bill
This is another wonderful feature that empowers & educate sales bill creator about the stock of bulid item.
- Production module
This is another powerful feature that helps business owner in clothing business as well as if business owner is producing readymade garments in outsourcing method. Please contact Acme’s office how this feature works.
- Alteration module
This is another powerful feature that helps business owner in clothing business as well as if business owner is producing readymade garments in outsourcing method. Please contact Acme’s office or partner’s office to know how this powerful feature works.
- Alteration module
This is another unique feature created for readymade garment business. Many times when buyer buys the product, he/she is always keen to alert something from ready-made garment. This feature keeps the track of all such alteration that happens at counter.
- Purchase bill passing module
This feature allows business staff to generate purchase order on supplier. As soon as PO is ready, business owner and/or authority user from business can pass the PO after proper validation of actual purchase.
- Validate physical stock with computerized stock
This function helps business owner and staff to check physical stock available in the premises with stock available in computer.
- Barcode labeling on each product is the new business mantra.
Barcode labeling on each product is the new business mantra. Barcode label gives different feelings to buyer since they have been seeing barcode labels on many products like Mobile, Smartphone, PC’s, Digital Camera, Pen Drive, SD Card, etc. Acme’s barcode software module allows business owner to generate their own barcode labels. These barcode labels can be printed when items are entered in to Acme’s Insight software. As soon as entry is completed, business owner (or staff) can print barcode labels instantly. Business owner can also use supplier’s barcode labels. Business owner (or staff) can also take images of garment products and attach the image to each product. Existing labels for non-moving products can be changed again to increase sales commission for sales staff and to decrease sale price of non-moving garment products. Acme’s barcode software module allows garment business owner to store purchase rate in confidential manner on barcode label. This feature allows sales bill generator to define customised sale price to end customer in sales bill looking at purchase price.
CRM means Customer Relationship Management. Now-a-days (in the era of mobile phones, Smartphone, web sites, web portals, internet, TV, etc.) CRM has become an important activity for business to be in touch with customers. Competition is increasing beyond imagination, thinking and speed. Acmr’s Insight software offers CRM for various PR (public relation) activities to be done with actual buyers. Those are as follows:-
- Send transactional messages on mobile
Using this function, business owner can send text message on mobile phone to every customer as soon as buyer buys the product from garment outlet. e.g. “thank you very much for visiting our outlet”, “thank you for buying products from our shop”, “share your today’s buying experience with your friends”, etc.
- Send personal greeting messages
Using this function, Acme’s Insight can send personal greeting messages on mobile phones for entire customer database. e.g. happy birthday, happy wedding anniversary, etc.
- Create mailing list and generate mailing labels
Acme’s Insight can generate & print mailing list of all customers who are buying products from the business. Acme’s Insight can generate & print customer’s information in mailing label format. These printed labels can be used by business owner to send them information about new products, about new designs, about new scheme (if any), etc. by post and by courier.
Accounting is an integral part of every garment business. Acme’s Insight offers complete accounting on click of mouse button. Read below about various features alias functions are available under accounting feature group namely:-
- VAT accounting
Every month, every garment business owner is forced to submit VAT report to respective government. VAT accounting is an important business task. Acme’s Insight software handles this part very systematically. When supplier’s bills are entered in to Insight, VAT paid on purchase is automatically added in to VAT paid register. When sales bill is printed on customer, VAT collected from customer is automatically added in to VAT collection register. When damage garment products are returned to suppliers using purchase return document, Difference of VAT on purchase return is automatically calculated by Acme’s Insight and posted in to VAT register for purchase return. Whenever customer return damaged garment goods, Acme’s Insight automatically calculate VAT on sales return and post it in to VAT report on sales return.
- Bank reconciliation
Bank reconciliation is one of the most tedious tasks for every business owner. Acme’s Insight software offers a feature by which bank reconciliation happens in lesser time. Kindly contact Acme’s office or Acme’s partners office to see how this feature helps garment business and how this feature saves owners time.
- Interest calculation
Suppliers charge interest when bills are not paid in time. This feature calculates the interest being charged by the suppliers. Many business owner keep FD's with banks. Bank gives them interest. Interest received from the bank can be rechecked by garment business owner using this feature available in Acme’s Insight.
- View, print and email Balance Sheet,P&L and Trial Balance
Balance sheet, profit & loss and trial balance are the important documents that display health of garment business. These reports are available on click of mouse button. The best thing about Acme’s Insight is, business owner or staff, does not have to have accounting knowledge to generate these reports. Acme’s Insight is developed in such a way that if business owner or staff enter every purchase bill, sale every product, enter every payment + expenses, enter every sales or purchase return using Acme’s Insight! These reports will automatically be updated as soon as these entries are made in to Acme’s Insight.
- Create daily/monthly series for cash and bank vouchers
This feature allows business owner to have series of cash & bank vouchers generated by the system. This feature is made available in the form of settings.
- Add accounting effect for general sale bill immediately after saving the bill
This feature allows garment business owner to give instant effect for the general sales bill created & printed on each counter.
- Export accounting data to tally
Many business owners in India still avail or prefer the services of CA or professional tax consultant. In India, many CA’s or professional tax consultant use Tally Accounting Software in their office. Insight's export accounting data to Tally feature allows business owner to share accounting data with such professionals. Having said this, business owner can also generate accounting reports like Balance Sheet, P&L statement, Trial Balance sheet, Creditor’s list, Debaters list, etc. In addition, business owner can also print various business registers like sales, purchase (supplier and item), bank, cashbook, customer, expenses, payment, etc. On click of mouse button.
- To view customer ledger from multiple firms
If garment business owner is using multiple firm feature as well as multiple or single billing feature? This feature allows garment business owner to view particular customer ledger from all the firms on click of mouse button.
Sales and Purchase Return
Sales and purchase return. Two utmost unpleasant activities in business. No one likes it. They are non-avoidable too. These two activities if controlled tightly & systematically, it helps business to grow, to sustain and to make fewer losses. Acme’s Insight software understand these aspects correctly and offers great value for money features that helps business to grow, business to sustain and helps business owner to make fewer losses.
- Sales return passing module
This feature is needed where physical sales return is undertaken by the counter staff but sales return document is passed by the authority person. Authority person can decide how to reimburse end customer for sales return. It could be product-to-product replacement in case sales return product is defective. It could be one product to another product exchange of same price or lower price or higher price. It could be cash return to end customer. Choice completely resides on business owner and end consumer.
- Generation of debit note on instance of purchase return
This feature allows purchase return document user to create debit not instantly so as to close the transactions.
- Pick up non moving items to return to respective supplier
This feature allows business owner to pick up all non-moving items from the shop, make consolidated list as per supplier and return it to respective supplier.
- Set time limit for sales return
This function allows business owner to set number of day’s time for sales return.
- Salesman, type of memo, commission and discount on sales return
Sales return is not liked by anyone. Sales return is unavoidable. While sales return is happening on counter, Acme’s Insight automatically copy all the attributes of actual sales namely concerned sales staff, commission payable, type of sales bill document and discount if given. This feature avoids losses.
Printed reports give an opportunity to business owner to work out various strategies on how to increase business, how to add new or more products, how to introduce new brands, how to introduce new suppliers, etc. Printed reports (somehow) got more impact that is emotional to every Indian mind than seeing the same report electronically on computer monitor. Acme’s Insight provides standard reports. In addition, Acme’s Insight provide report-writing module. Using this module, business owner can generate customized reports as per the need of business. Following reports are available in Acme’s Insight namely:-
- Stock report
Stock report item wise, category wise, supplier wise and producer wise. Fast selling items, dead items, slow moving items, etc. Sales report salesman wise, product wise, category wise, value wise, quantity wise, etc.
- Accounting reports
Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, Trial Balance, Sales register, Purchase Register, Bank book, Cash book, Expenses book, Creditor’s register, Debtor’s registers, General ledger, Salesman commission report, etc.
- VAT report
VAT paid on supplier’s bill report, VAT collected via sales bill report, VAT difference report on purchase return and VAT difference report on sales return.
- Print date & time on each report
Acme’s Insight print date & time on each report so that trailing on each report becomes easy. This function is available in form of settings.
There are many things (task in hand) that happen in business before business hours starts for customer and when business hours are closed for customers. These activities (task in hand) fall under the category of back-office task. Listing down features of Acme’s Insight software that falls under back-office category namely:-
- Business analysis and intelligence
Acme’s Insight got built-in dashboard UI (user interface) module. This module display selected & important business data in the form of graphical charts. Graphical charts are more appealing in terms of understanding of the data. e.g. supplier wise sales, product wise sales, counter wise sales, product category wise sales, price group wise sales, etc. These reports are instantly available on computer monitor and they are updated as and when actual transaction happens in Acme’s Insight software like entering of purchase bill, selling items to customer, entering bill payment & giving payment to suppliers.
- Multiple firms
Acme’s Insight allows business owner to use this function in case business owner wants to maintain garment business separately for various category of products. E.g. clothing business under one head. Readymade business is another head. Under garment business is another head. This feature reduces overall tax burden.
- Set fix margin supplier wise
This feature allows business owner (or staff) to define fix margin against each supplier and products being bought from that supplier. This function automatically calculate sales rate for each product. This function saves time, efforts, money and avoids mistakes or errors.
- Calculate total scrap of clothing and generate report for the same
Acme’s Insight got this needy feature for clothing (shirting, suiting and soft furnishing) businesses. Insight allows business owner to define minimum length of clothing that can be treated as scrap from each product. Business owner can also sale this scrap on click of mouse button. Acme’s Insight captures the scrap data from all the products, collect the data in to one sales bill and sale it or designate it as damage goods.
- Setup Acme’s Insight software for multiple branches on line or off-line
Acme’s Insight can be deployed for multiple branches. These branches can function on-line as well as off-line. On line means branch is allowed to perform few tasks like generating sales bill, taking sales return, etc. Rest of the transactions can happen at HO level. In on line, data is stored at HO using broadband connectivity where as data can be generated in branches as well as in HO. In on line, data gets transferred instantly. Off line means branch is allowed to use all the functions or selected functions locally. Data created across the day is stored on local PC’s hard drive. Once in a day or two times a day; local branch PC can connect to HO Server for few min’s or for an hour and then entire data stored on local PC hard drive can be transferred to HO Server.
Acme’s Insight offer high level of security namely:- user level security – Here user will be allowed to use certain features or functions of Acme’s Insight software. By enabling user level security, user will have limited access to those features that are part of daily activity.
- Automatic back-up of Insight
This feature automatically takes back up of data created & generated via Acme’s Insight. Back-up data is stored in computer hard disk in day wise folders. Each folder is given day name namely Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. Each customer is requested to copy daily back up outside the computer. May be on pen drive or USB hard drive. Copying daily back up out of computer is must activity. In India, power conditions (supply) are not healthy and consistent. Sudden spike in power supply can ruin the entire computer setup. This is Do or die activity.
- Multiple firms
- Multiple users
- Multiple units/packing
- User definable security
- Graphs & Charts
- Automatic year ending
- Task manager
- Mailing list
- Compact backup easy restore
- Mobile order booking
- Barcode support
- Transaction audit trail
- Vat compliance
- Smooth switching across the compnies & years
- Export accounting to Tally
- Bill printing in Devnagri also available
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Excellent Software for generating MIS Reports.
Great software for generate sizewise,colourwise reports, brandwise/Sizewise/colourwise fast moving reports,slow moving reports, non moving products. such reports are very helpful to do analysis. we can generate any type of report using macro recording facility