Purchase Order Customisation
Send Purchase Orders
Capturing Return Reasons
Capturing Courier Tags
Creating Agency Stores
Using QR Codes
Custom User Interfaces
Securing your Systems
Barcode Scanners Customer Displays Public Product List Scales
Email Accounts Websites
Pre Install Planning Creating a Franchise
Planning a Fieldpine Installation
When you are ready to install Fieldpine in your retail stores this guide outlines various things to consider before beginning. While this is grouped into sections by retailer size, you might like skim read all sections as informtion in other sections may apply to your situation.
Fieldpine is a configurable and distributed system. This means you can adjust many parameters to control things like appearance and offline abilities.
Decision Where will your main data be stored? At the end of everything else there is a single database (see corporate below for advanced options) that manages and holds all your data. This can be a cloud server, or inhouse. If running inhouse, you need to consider backups of your data.
Decision. Are you going to permit internet access directly to your server rather than, or as well as, using Fieldpine.com ? If so, you will need to arrange some firewall ports to be opened on your router and configure security within Fieldpine. We cannot help with your router change, but "rent an IT tech" companies will generally be able to make this change in a short period of time.
Decision. Fieldpine has a wide range of functionality; the more successful installations are often those that concentrate on one area at a time rather than trying to complete everything at once. This is also related to the main thing you want to achieve from your retail system:
- Product Control
- Inventory Level Management
- Purchasing and supplier interaction
- Customers and sales tracking
- Charge Accounts
- Prepay, loyalty
- In depth sales, customer, etc Analysis
- External website and application integration
- Staff and transaction auditing
- Custom applications via API calls
Single Store Retailers
Multi Store Retailers
Decision. Is your main database going to be inside a primary store, a seperate "head office", or hosted on fieldpine.com ?