Whether you have two stores or 50, The Uniform Solution can accommodate your inventory control needs with simplicity and efficiency. Even if you don’t currently own multiple store locations but plan to expand your business in the future, The Uniform Solution can accommodate the complex needs of multi-location operations.
Real-Time Access with The Cloud
Cloud technology can bring data from all your stores to you, wherever you are and on whichever device you choose – desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. This is an essential tool for any business owner. Harness the ability to access your sales, inventory and customer information in real-time through The Uniform Solution Cloud technology tools.
Here is why you should consider The Uniform Solution Cloud:
- You can access The Uniform Solution from a Tablet or Remote PC
- It has the same outstanding speed as the local version
- It uses SQL Server "Web Edition" with outstanding performance, no database size limitations, and grows to handle any size multi-store operations
- Backups are automatically created every 15 minutes and saved to the cloud
- Power outages at your store leave you right where you left off with no risk of data loss
- You no longer need to wait for your data to see real-time data at all of your locations
If the Cloud solution is not right for you, we also offer traditional polling. The Uniform Solution consolidates and distributes data between locations each day in a nightly polling operation, using an inexpensive FTP site. The polling operation runs each evening and only sends data that is new or has been changed by a location. This updated information is available each morning.
The Polling Location
The polling location is the physical location that is usually the centerpiece of multiple location operations. The polling location is typically either the largest store in the retail operation, a warehouse for ordering and distributing merchandise, or the corporate headquarters. It is the location determined to be the most central or the most strategic to the entire retail operation, and it is the location where operations only allowed by one location are best performed. The polling location is the location responsible for contacting each remote location in the nightly polling operation.
Remote locations are locations physically located away from the polling location. They are contacted nightly by the polling location and send newly added or changed information.
The Batch Process
The Batch Process refers to the nightly polling operation conducted to consolidate and distribute data between the polling location and the remote locations. The polling operation is conducted via the internet to connect the polling location with a remote location. Since the data being sent between locations contains only new or changed information, the polling operation is very fast.
Duties of the Polling Location
Some information in The Uniform Solution can only be maintained at the polling location. New inventory items, the user list, customer standards, and inventory standards are a few examples of information maintained at the polling location. Requiring this information to be maintained at the polling location simplifies the polling process as well as the entire inventory control operation.
The polling operation in The Uniform Solution allows each remote location to share as much or as little data with the polling location as you like. It also allows you to choose what data from what locations you would like to see.