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Multiple Branches

Multiple Branches

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Overview

As Evopos uses the latest technologies such as the Microsoft SQL database, we can connect into databases over the Internet.  As different businesses have different needs and priorities we have several different ways to run multi-branch companies:

Evopos can operate multiple Branches in 3 main ways:

1-Each Branch uses an independent database and runs as an independent business – No HQ

2-Each Branch uses an independent database – Linked to an HQ Database

3-All Branches use the same central database

Note:

Each Database can have an unlimited number of Divisions (Branches, Trading names etc) where different addresses, names, regions and logos can be configured.

Each Database can also have an unlimited number of Stores (Groups of stock with different details and quantities).

Each Workstation has a default Division (Branch or Trading Name) and Stock Store, plus you can switch Divisions manually using Alt+F2.

Each Division has a default Store

 

1-Each Branch uses an independent database and runs as an independent business – No HQ

Each branch runs independently and does not rely on an internet connection for normal use. Great when you want  each business to run independently and you do not need a collective HQ overview

Advantages

Program runs faster and reliably on all branches

Can check stock, transfer stock etc. at the other Branches when internet available

Disadvantages

Does not combine the data from multiple branches together

 

2-Each Branch uses an independent database – Linked to an HQ Database

Each branch runs independently and does not rely on an internet connection for normal. At pre-determined times (and/or when sales are made) the information is updated back to the HQ system which could also be used for a Branch.  Great for Mobile vans, selling from shows and most other situations

Advantages

Program runs faster and more reliably on branches

Combines the data together in HQ to see all figures

Can use the mobile app to see all figures in one account

Global customers, Accounting and reports for each branch or company as a whole

Disadvantages

Cost of the HQ Module per branch (Minor)

Some minor limitations in what can is transferred at the moment

 

3-All Branches use the same central database

Each Branch uses the same database (located at one Branch or in the Cloud). Remote branches connect in over the internet. Great for Businesses with high speed and reliable internet connections

Advantages

One central database, everything is always live

Can use the mobile app to see all figures in one account

Global customers, Accounting and reports for each branch or company as a whole

Disadvantages

Needs network connections for the remote branches to function

 

For more information please visit: www.evopos.com