Our Specialty: Integrated Business Systems

Whether you run a restaurant, a clothes store or other professional or retail service, it’s easy to wind up with dozens of applications that you wish could work together but don’t. ParIT worker co-op can design, implement and support an integrated business database with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

Enterprise Resource Planning systems centralize the management of nearly all your business functions, including accounting, human resource management, sales, inventory management, ordering, customer relationship management and more.

Not only does a unified system make things simpler, by integrating these jobs, a ParIT ERP system will make your information accessible, freeing you to do all kinds of things. Imagine:

  • generating reports which aggregate all your information from multiple business centers, system-wide.
  • configuring automatic actions like emailing your sales team when a client requests a meeting.
  • generating a new order when inventory drops below a certain level.
  • pulling information from one or more business centers to pop into spreadsheets or other documents.

 

It’s all in the plan

Making your system run smoothly, cleanly and the way you want is our business. We’ll help you plan for that, so you can focus on yours.
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To get from your current system to a full ERP system, we will work with you through the whole process of planning, implementing and training.

Learn more about  how we’ll help you design and implement an integrated business system, or contact us if you’re ready to have a conversation.

Why Open Source?

If you buy it, we believe you should own it. That means you should be able to modify it, twist it and shape it to your every whim at any time. It should work for you, not the other way around. Sure, you may not customize it yourself, but you shouldn’t be held back from hiring someone to make your system do exactly what you want it to.

By building your system using Open Source software, we can customize it to fit your needs perfectly and design it to grow with you without locking you in. Your system will be completely portable, ensuring that no matter how your business grows and how your needs evolve, you’ll be able to dig in and make changes.

In working with you, we’ll regularly use the following products (and several more):

 


Our end to end business database solution can be complemented with a number of our other products and services. We also offer these as stand alone solutions:

Software Cash Register

Is it time to replace that clunky old cash register with a computer program? We’ve got one that is just as simple to operate—and way easier for updating your pricing. You’ll love it.

Networking

The internet is more than just global pipes to carry web videos of kittens and endless spam. From telephone calls that connect to the plain old phone system, to remote access technology that lets us work on computers remotely—something that has saved us hundreds of hours of travel over the years—ParIT embraces the power of the internet to carry any kind of communication.

Are you ready to move on from an ad-hoc network of two or three computers, to something a little more substantial? Is your current network crowded, unreliable, slow, or often disconnected? Then it’s time to build it right. We’re well-versed with wired and wireless standards for local networks. “Local” networking can done on the scale of an entire building.

Financial Accounting

If you run a retail business, you’ll love our custom, end of day cash out interfaces. Built with Bo-Keep, an open-source solution for which we are the lead developers, your day-end staff can simply type in what they would have written on the closing sheet—and then it goes straight to the books in an accountant friendly, double entry format. You can skip the intermediate book keeping and focus on your business.

It even integrates with GnuCash, an enterprise-level accounting program. We’re experts in GnuCash, so when you’re ready to move on from your spreadsheets to a real accounting program, we’ll be here to help you out.

File Server

Keeping files from multiple computers in one place makes for convenient backups and sharing.

Our entry level file server doesn’t need a room, a rack, or even the footprint of a personal computer tower and monitor. You can hold it in your hands without breaking a sweat.

And our option for secure, remote, private web access can give you that crucial access you need, even when you’re “out of office.”


 

Basic Packages

Of course, your best bet is a comprehensive system that is tailored to your needs, but we do have a number of packages that we use as starting points. These are some typical solutions that we provide again and again. Think of them as our “greatest hits.”

Integrated Point of Sale System

A featureful front-end point of sale system for retail stores.

  •  manage customer and employee tabs
  •  generate payroll assistance reports for employee tabs
  •  hardware including monitor, mouse, keyboard, computer, cash drawer, and receipt printer
  •  printer “fallback” support to redundantly handle printer hardware failure
  •  support for providing customer and/or employee discounts
  •  support for mixed sales (for instance, a sale paid partly by debit card and partly by cash)
  •  end of day cashout support including automatic integration with select accounting packages
  •  ability to void sales
  •  detailed archival of sales to support requirements such as liquor sales inspection
  •  runs on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh systems
  •  display of currently “rung in” items
  •  training on use of the software
  •  ability to view and print snapshot sales reports

 

Enterprise Resource Planning System

Integrated business support with options for :

  • Human Resources Management
  • Payroll
  • Sales generation and tracking
  • Project Management
  • Meeting and Phone Call Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Accounting
  • and far more

 

Comprehensive Support and Service

We offer a number of comprehensive annual service packages, including support on all our installed systems, at the following levels:

Bronze business support

  • Basic analysis of system monitoring logs (with monitoring conducted remotely)
  • Keeping systems up to date with the latest stable versions

 

Silver business support

  • Basic analysis of system monitoring logs (with monitoring conducted remotely)
  • Keeping systems up to date with the latest stable versions
  • Monthly site visit including visual inspection of the systems and proactive system optimization

 

Gold business support

  • Basic analysis of system monitoring logs (with monitoring conducted remotely)
  • Keeping systems up to date with the latest stable versions
  • Monthly site visit including visual inspection of the systems and proactive system optimization
  • Detailed monthly hardware analysis to proactively stay abreast of possible upcoming issues

 

Monthly Retainer Support Packages

When you need a more hands-on support package, we recommend one of our Monthly Retainers, which give you dedicated support, and save you time and money with a discount from our usual hourly rate.

Silver monthly retainer, including:

  • 24 hour availability
  • 30 minute callback period guarantee
  • 1.5 hour guarantee to get to an internet connection to initiate work
  • When paired with a support package, hours spent during a call come out of the package

 

Gold monthly retainer, including:

  • 24 hour availability
  • 30 minute callback period guarantee
  • half hour to get to an internet connection to initiate work
  • When paired with a support package, hours spent during a call come out of the package