Accountants are often asked for advice by retail business owners about which software to buy.
Unless an Accountant has experience actually running the type of retail business, they may not know what the business needs in the shop. They will understand the accounting need, but what about the business operational need, the workflow need, the specialty needs unique to that type of business?
Most accountants we meet are accounting experts, not specialty retail operational and management experts.
Unless an accountant has actually used the POS software they suggest how can they know if it is right for the job? Sure they will read about it and often talk to people about software from an accounting perspective, but this does not make them experts. Accountants usually know accounting software well, but not specialty retail POS software.
Good accountants use specialty practice management software too run their practices. Why, therefore, would an accountant suggest a specialty retailer not use specialty software make specifically for they type of retail business? They shouldn’t. That’s right. In fact, they should suggest to their specialty retail clients that they use software for their type ion business.
Bike shops need software made for bike shops.
Jewellers need software made for jewellers.
Firearms retailers need software made for firearms retailers.
Garden centres need software made for garden centres.
Pet shops need software made for pet shops.
Produce and farm supply businesses need software made for produce and farm supply businesses.
Toy shops need software made for toy shops.
Gift shops need software made for gift shops.
Newsagents need software bade for newsagencies.
Adult shops need software made for adult shops.
Accountant need software made for accounting practices.
Specialty software provides opportunities for better workflow management, easier selling, better supplier connection and better service of customers. Bottom line: specialty software is more fit for purpose for specialty retailers.
Tower Systems only developes and sells specialty software in a selected number of niche retail channels. We are experts, selling expert software, to expert retailers.
While we like accountants, and have a couple working full time in our software company, we think sometimes their advice to go with an generic simple POS package could be less than appropriate advice.