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WHO: Pastry Snaffles
WHERE: B2-F, Plaza Singapura
WHAT: In Snaffle's, every morning and every day, under the counter, they arrange the freshest colorful cakes made by professional pâtissiers. Generously using the enviable ingredients of Hokkaido, the sweets convey the feeling of the four seasons in Hokkaido. Including places such as Plaza Singapura, a large shopping center in Singapore, Snaffle's offer variety of confectioneries cultivated in Hokkaido. Snaffle's are a well known pastry shop in Hakodate, Hokkaido, and they have developed the spirit of creating high quality products and serving customers since the foundation.
LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER: We love the cheese cake as much as we love our POS solutions. Snaffle's probably offer the best cheese cake you can find in Singapore. The kiosks always flooded by the customer who wanted to grab a box or few after tasting it and they are one of the quickest expanding business we have work with.
LOVE YOUR POS: After reviewing several POS solutions, we decided to choose Vend as it is simple and easy to use. Another reason that we use it, because it also come with inventory systems to allow us monitor our stock from warehouse to different outlets.
Business Intelligence Dashboard
EISOL Business Intelligence Dashboard (BID) is an add on web application to retrieve sales information from Vend and manipulate into information required by business to make decision. Leveraging on the real time integration capability of web technology, BID is capable to extract the raw sales data and generate report on the fly without Vend subscriber to go through the cumbersome steps to "massage the data".
Membership Management Systems
EISOL Member Management Systems (MMS) is design for a multi-outlets rapid expanding Fitness club to enable the gym to have an integrated Point of Sale and Membership management systems. MMS allow the fitness club to enable electronic Check-In systems and minimize the unauthorized access to the gym or expired member to use the facilities and serve as a gate guardian without the need of dedicated headcount.
Shopping Mall Gross Total Sales auto-submission
Most of the Shopping Mall retailer require to submit the daily sales to the Shopping mall via the Point of Sale system. EISOL develop the integration program for Vend subscriber who need to submit the daily sales to the shopping mall which will auto-pilot without the need to of manual submission. It has been a great helper for the retailer to focus on selling. The problem, they forgot that they have a secret agent doing the job for them and send a duplicate report to the shopping mall sometime... of course, that's a joke. :)
BID, MMS and GTO auto submission is a customize project inspired by Software as a Services ideology. But we like to make an extra steps to provide something that our customer need and hence we will discuss with vend subscriber personally to understand the exact requirement and develop the solution they need. As for the charges, we believe in subscription model and we make it affordable to the customer. Contact us to find out more.
WHERE: B1-30 Plaza Singapura
WHAT: Gotomybox is a box rental retail store located at the heart of city, Plaza Singapura shopping mall. The shopping mall is adjacent to the Orchard Road shopping district and right above of the exit of MRT station, hence it is one of the shopping mall with highest human traffic.
As the boxes are rented out to different merchants in long terms or short terms basis and stringent choice of selling items, it create the vibes to attract customer to drop by more frequent than the normal retails store and never feel bored about ever changing products.
LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER: Gotomybox is one of the challenging projects we have undertake as the shop needed a systems that is fast in response and easy to use. There is also a need to keep the merchant updated about the sales of their products in real time basis so that they are able to keep track and maintain the inventory safety level. EISOL have develop a Merchant Management Systems to enable the integration with Vend POS and allow merchant to keep track of the latest sales.
By successfully integrated with different systems, we have expand our capability to build a complete cloud application eco-systems around POS, Accounting, eCommerce, Merchant management systems that conventional POS was unable to achieve easily and economically.
LOVE YOUR POS: We evaluated a few POS systems and we decided to give a try to cloud based POS as it provide us with the features to keep track of the sales and visibility to our merchants. The solution is affordable and allow us to reuse existing equipment without the need to purchase new hardware. And the cloud based POS also help us to protect our sales data without worrying the hardware failure.
WHO: Brawn and Brains
WHERE: 100 Guillemard Road #01-07 Singapore, Singapore 399718
WHAT: What is priceless? Enjoy great cup of coffee and fine sandwiches away from hustle and bustle is priceless. Brawn and Brains cafe (locate at Onsight Climbing Gym) is just the choice to relax and hangout with some good company after some exercise.
LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER: Brawn and Brains make a really great coffee and sandwiches and we are fortunate to get to tried that! Thanks Gwen. We are happy that we have a solutions that is affordable and efficient to help you run Brawn and Brains cafe.
LOVE YOUR POS: We love making coffee, sandwiches and the company of our customers. Computer stuffs is not our strength and simple yet effective systems is what we want.
WHO: Sultans of Shave
WHERE: 11 North Canal Road #02-01 Singapore, Singapore 048824
WHAT: Sultans of Shave journey started with a quest to revive one of the oldest but less than glamorous trades in Singapore, the back alley barber. The barber is a profession that dates back to every era known to man, from being a prized member of staff that served the Egyptian pharaohs, Sultans of the Ottoman Empire and more recently, the British royal family.
With the discerning tastes gained from their distant travels and the penchant for quality of today’s gentlemen in mind, SoS devoted countless hours and resources to achieve this goal - albeit with a contemporary twist to suit the modern male.
SoS immersed themselves in the home of the quintessential gentleman, London. Whilst they were there, SoS crew trained to shave, got shaved, engaged barbers and customers and sampled numerous products, all with the aim of perfecting the experience at Sultans of Shave.
LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER: Sultans of Shave well position as a upper class lifestyle saloon targeting for modern male. They have successfully retain the heritage yet adopting the new technology of Cloud computing to drive the business with refreshing element to attract IT savvy working class. Sultan of Shave integrate their appointment system (Timely) with the POS which allow the customer to pre-book the preferred time slot yet intelligently distribute the appointment without overloading the crew.
The small foot print hardware with features rich functionality Vend POS allow the customer to handle almost any type of transactions yet blend in to the design with subtle hint of modern taste.
LOVE YOUR POS: Simple and easy to operate system is important for us as so that we do not have to engage the specialist to deal with the functionality or retraining. We also like to have an integrated system which we can find the information online without having to go through different system to retrieve information.
WHO: The Alternative Story
WHERE: Block 702 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 #01-2515 (Above Maxi Cash) Singapore 560702
WHAT: The Alternative Story believe that a child is naturally curious and loves to learn. However, formal education can sometimes kill that curiosity. At The Alternative Story, they hope to create an environment where that curiosity is kindled and a child will come to classes loving to learn. In the process, the child does not just learn to achieve high scores but they develop a thirst for knowledge which will follow them through their lives.
LOVE YOUR CUSTOMER: The Alternative Story (TAS) run 5 centers in Singapore span from East to West. Managing the operation for multiple centers can be a huge challenge not to mention that TAS also distributing their copyright text book through the local bookstores. It has been a pain point for TAS to have a real time and accurate inventory reading and managing the safety stock level to prevent overstock or shortage. Sales consolidation is also resource intensive and lagging as it require manual consolidation.
We are glad to be able to work with TAS team to deploy an integrated solution to resolve most of the challenges they are facing by suggesting Vend Point of Sale solutions. Our project team has also deploy integration to consolidate the eCommerce website sales and customer records into POS and eliminate the need to manually reconcile data from silo applications.
LOVE YOUR POS: POS systems with integrated inventory and customer functions is really helpful for us and we like the portability of running the application on iPad. We are able to monitor the sales in the real time basis even if we are on the go. We are happy with the features Vend has provided so that we can continue to do what we love - Teaching!!
WHO: Simone Irani Resort Wear
WHERE: Cluny Court # 02-17, 501, Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
WHAT: Simone Irani is a Singapore based women's wear label specializing in chic resort wear.The uniqueness of the brand is that it recognizes that resort wear is all about effortless style and it extends that beyond the resort to the city.
With no formal training in fashion this ex-lawyer fell into fashion quite by accident! Whilst still a lawyer, she made several trips to India where she sourced unusual fabrics and trims and made one of a kind pieces which she sold at home exhibitions mainly to friends. The hobby grew and she decided to focus on it full time after people kept asking for more creations.
She decided to focus on resort wear after clients kept gravitating towards that style of clothing. She noticed that resort wear was divided into 2 distinct categories: either very basic pieces at low price points or very expensive, high-end designs. There was not much in between.
Simone Irani aims to fill that gap by offering innovative designs at affordable prices that reflect a style that is chic and luxurious but with a bohemian edge.
The Simone Irani customer is someone who loves to flaunt her individuality and express herself through bold statement pieces that incorporate details with an unexpected twist.
WHO: BeautyBox Saloon
WHERE: The Verge, Singapore
WHAT: Beauty Box is a beauty saloon providing facial treatment services and selling cosmetics products. The show is located at The Verge shopping mall which is close by to Little India and Bugis, it is conveniently accessible either by public transport or buses. Beauty Box brought in the Ortus skin care product which is famous in its sophisticated characteristics of organic pollutants-free botanics and combining modern science Nano-technology, micro-liposome penetrating technology complimenting with skin biological cytology, uncovers the remarkably effectiveness of products working in the skin.
WHO: Tipple Town Cafe
WHERE: 11 Club Street, Singapore 069405
WHAT: Tippletown is one of the few beer cafes currently operating in Singapore, and their promise is simply to let you enjoy the full depth and breadth of the beer drinking experience. Come on in, and you will discover a very cosy and relaxing atmosphere that makes your beer especially enjoyable.
Look up on their shelves and you will find the soul of Tippletown – up to 100 labels of exquisite craft beer for you to pick and choose from at any one time. Brewed with highly personalised recipes and from hand-picked ingredients by master brewers, each craft beer is a unique experience in itself. Equally attractive are six legendary brews all put on tap, with more exciting labels to follow.
To complete your enjoyment, our kitchen stands ready to serve up a full menu of deli favourites, including a trio of signature dishes, every creation a perfect complement to the beer of your choice.