There is a huge difference between software systems available for newsagents.  Anyone saying otherwise has an ulterior motive – they probably don’t want comparison for this would most likely the software they are pushing as not the best.

Software sales people who are confident of what they are selling encourage comparison.  They offer to put two or more systems on the table next to each other,  This is how we  operate at Tower – we welcome comparison.  Unfortunately in the newsagency space others do not agree to this.

The differences between newsagency software packages are: functionality, speed, integration with the business, supplier interfaces and support.  The other difference is on total cost of ownership.  One competitor charges $3,200 (and more sometimes) annually from what we see.

My message for newsagents considering buying a computer system is reject those who say all systems are the same.  They are not!