Circle overview – how a cloud application fits together
Circle is installed on a web server and you use it through a web browser. All the components of the Circle system are run from the cloud except the POS. The POS is installed on your local PC to cover you in the event of an internet outage.
To put your stock into the system you simply login to the site and scan your stock in. Because a website is part of the package you are updating your website at the same time.
The POS installed on your PC or Mac automatically downloads a copy of what you have in stock and sends sales back as you make them.
At the end of the day the system will tell you what you have sold and helps you with what you need to reorder.
- eCommerce website
- Accounts receivable
- Inwards Goods
- Sales reporting
- Customer management with a loyalty system
- Stock and purchase order management
- Oneway SMS
- Nielsen bookdata
- Pac Stream
More than just software – data too!
A unique thing about Circle is that it comes with data, this will save you $1000’s in data entry costs. Data is provided in two ways; an internal ‘community database’ and links to external product databases that we import data from.
On the same cloud server it makes no sense for us to store exactly the same information twice and even less sense for you to pay staff to re-key information we already have. When one store enters an item into the community database the next does not have to. This sharing enables small bricks and mortar stores to have the richest data available with little or no additional work.
Currently the Circle community database has over ? Book titles, ?? with images and ?? with videos.
Circle also connects to external Nielsen Bookdata. If you subscribe to this a title not in the community will be automatically imported in with all the rich information in Nielsen when you scan it.