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In an era where technology is the driving force behind business success, retailers who cling to outdated point-of-sale methods risk falling behind. Imagine being stuck with manual calculations, handwritten receipts, and late-night stock checks. A modern POS system offers a streamlined, user-friendly solution to bring your retail operations into the 21st century. Here’s why upgrading your POS system is essential for the future of your store.

Transform Customer Experience

Enhancing customer experience is paramount in today's competitive retail landscape. A modern POS system can revolutionize how your customers interact with your store. With faster transaction times, customers spend less time waiting in line. The integration of mobile payment options, digital receipts, and loyalty programs adds convenience and value, making each visit to your store more enjoyable and efficient.

Imagine a scenario where a customer quickly scans and pays for their items using their smartphone, receives an instant digital receipt, and automatically earns loyalty points for their purchase. This seamless process not only improves satisfaction but also encourages repeat business.

Real-Time Inventory Control

Keeping track of inventory manually is not only time-consuming but also prone to errors that can cost your business. A modern POS system provides real-time inventory management, giving you an accurate view of your stock at all times. This capability ensures you can manage stock levels more efficiently, avoiding the pitfalls of overstocking or running out of popular items.

Consider the benefits of knowing exactly how much inventory you have at any given moment. With real-time updates, you can quickly reorder stock before it runs out, prevent excess inventory from tying up capital, and always meet customer demand. This level of control optimizes your inventory management and significantly reduces operational costs.

In-Depth Sales Analytics

Understanding your sales trends and customer behavior is crucial for making informed business decisions. Modern POS systems are equipped with powerful analytics tools that provide detailed reports on sales, product performance, and customer preferences. These insights allow you to tailor your marketing strategies, optimize your inventory, and improve overall business performance.

Imagine having access to comprehensive data that reveals which products are your bestsellers, what times of day are the busiest, and which promotions drive the most sales. With this information at your fingertips, you can make strategic decisions that enhance profitability and customer satisfaction.

Streamlined Employee Management

Efficient staff management is essential for maintaining a productive and motivated workforce. A modern POS system simplifies employee management by tracking work hours, monitoring sales performance, and effortlessly managing schedules. This functionality helps you ensure that you have the right staff available during peak hours and that they are working efficiently.

Picture a system where you can easily assign shifts, monitor employee performance, and ensure that payroll is accurate—all from one central dashboard. This not only boosts productivity but also fosters a more organized and motivated team.

Seamless System Integrations

One of the standout features of modern POS systems is their ability to integrate seamlessly with other business systems, such as accounting software, e-commerce platforms, and CRM systems. This integration ensures that all your business processes are synchronized, reducing the need for manual data entry and minimizing errors.

Imagine the convenience of having your sales data automatically synced with your accounting software, updating your online store’s inventory in real-time, and having a unified view of customer interactions across all platforms. This level of integration streamlines operations and enhances overall efficiency.

Enhanced Security Measures

Data security is a critical concern for any business, and modern POS systems come equipped with advanced security features to protect sensitive customer information and reduce the risk of fraud. Encryption of transactions, secure login protocols, and regular software updates ensure that your data remains safe and secure.

Consider the peace of mind that comes with knowing your customers’ payment information is encrypted and protected from unauthorized access. This level of security not only protects your business but also builds trust with your customers.

Flexibility and Scalability

As your business grows, your POS system should be able to grow with it. Modern POS systems offer the flexibility to add new features, integrate with additional hardware, and expand to multiple locations without any hassle. This scalability ensures that your POS system remains effective and adaptable as your business evolves.

Imagine starting with a single store and expanding to multiple locations without the need for a complete overhaul of your POS system. Modern POS systems are designed to scale seamlessly, supporting your business growth every step of the way.

Upgrade Your Retail Experience Today!

Don't get left behind with outdated point-of-sale methods. Transform your retail operations with InfyPOS and unlock a new level of efficiency, sales growth, and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more and take your store into the future.

June 18, 20244 minutesuserAnkit Kalathiya

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How to increase 10 X sales

Simply put, the rule of 10 X is taking any target you set for your company or sales team, and multiplying it by 10.

So if the goal is to increase revenue by 5% using the 10X rule, you will increase that goal to 50%.

What the 10X rule does is force you and your sales team to think in terms of LEVERAGE. Because all of a sudden, instead of focusing on the “real” goal, the goal is achieved through the roof.

Contact customer acquisition with a solid plan. Build a foundation by developing relationships with your target audience.

Achieve customers differently as you progress toward strategic goals. Here are four lessons to guide your team:

1. Create an engagement

It is highly unlikely that a first time visitor will stumble upon your website and automatically purchase your products. Potential customers should be fully engaged with your brand before making a purchase.

2. Be present on social media

If you are not present on social media, you are lost in a huge market that your competitors are already taking advantage of.

Having a social media presence should also not be expensive. Creating a business account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn is free. Just join discussions and groups related to your industry. Provide helpful answers to questions and insights on various posts to make yourself known.

3. Keep your sales simple

Everyone is on sale, even if your job or business has no impact, Cardo told those in attendance. And many entrepreneurs and professionals overreact to it.

Sales is a game of touch. It’s about finding someone who can buy, who has the power to make decisions, and who is interested. Then you contact them with offer fur, talk price, and ask. It's not always easy, though it's really easy. The most successful salespeople focus on simplifying their sales process.

4. Put your problem customers

We have it all - the customers that we meet today or in the future take up more of our time for business.

5. All your customers are committed to staying in touch after purchasing from you

Keep an eye out for ways you can sell them extra items. Don’t keep your customers engaged to monopolize your time, but you can help them gain an understanding of strategy opportunities.

6. Host an event

Hosting an event is a great way to do this because it gives potential customers the opportunity to meet your brand on a more personal level. Depending on your product or service, you can either host a personal event where customers can meet you or host an online webinar where it still feels personal - just like you are in front of your audience.

December 26, 20202 minutesauthorAnkit Kalathiya
Which Logo File Format to Use Part-1

Multiple logo file formats

Digital logo applications such as websites and anything seen on the screen use the RGB color spectrum. This color spectrum is more varied than standard printed material so digitally used logo files are designed a little differently. They usually do not require high-resolution art and are not limited to one color.

The printed logo application like printed brochures, business cards, T-shirts, decals, folders, and ink on paper is 99% of the time prepared with CMYK and Pantone color spectrum. This spectrum is handled differently than a digital application and requires high resolution so that it looks crisp when printed on paper.

Logo File Formats

Logo file formats can come in many shapes and sizes. The format is driven by how it will be used, now and in the future, as well as what the logo looks like. When your logo designer provides the digital file formats to you, place them somewhere secure so you do not misplace them and can consistently reference the files. Below are common logo file formats that cover 99% of all logo marketing applications.

  • JPG
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • EPS
  • AI
  • PDF
  • SVG

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Which logo file formats are most common?

It is very common to have JPG or PNG logo file formats. This is most common because of many programs such as Word and PowerPoint import/drop. When you use these file formats on the screen, it is mostly acceptable. But have you ever tried to enlarge one of these file formats and the logo starts to get blurred or pixelated? This is because these formats are pixel-based and limited in how much they can be expanded before image quality deteriorates.

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Breakdown of logo file formats and their best uses

The use of JPG (or JPEG) does not require digital and print, as it is the RGB and CMYK color space. If you don't have software like Photoshop, it creates colorful spots. One way to determine which large size JPG logo file can be used is to drag and drop the logo into your web browser window; You can use a digital app and some small print apps when viewing four or five-inch spots or more logos. JPG files are pixel-based and can be quite large. They also do not support PNG (listed below) as a demonstration background.

PNG Logo files are good for placing your logo on a photo above a photo or on a colored background in a digital app as it supports transparency. PNG logo file formats are widely supported on websites. PNG for any printed projects. Do not use files. PNG files are pixel-based and do not expand well.

November 24, 20202 minutesauthorKishan Savaliya
How can I run my app on my phone without USB connection with my pc

We will learn to run the app without connecting a USB cable in this blog. The main purpose of this blog is to let users run apps without any restriction. Sometimes if the cable is connected with the device and if the device cable gets disturbed then the app does not run properly.

Let's see how we can run the app without cable.

Step 1: Click File Menu => Settings

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Step 2: Click Plugins

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Step 3: Install ADB Wi-Fi Plugin

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Notes:

  • In the third image, I already installed the plugin in my android studio. But in your case, you may need to install it.
  • Then your android studio restarts.

After the restart, your android studio will show the "ADB Wifi" option showing as per the following image

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Click ADB Wifi and the below screen will be displayed.

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  • Click to connect
  • Make sure your device and pc are connected to the same wifi. Otherwise, it will not get connected.
  • You will need to connect one time when the android studio is opened for the first time.
November 21, 20201 minuteauthorPankaj Valani
Balanced Scorecard : Strategic Management System-2

In the last Blog we have discussed the basics of BSC, let's start a discussion about four perspectives of BSC.

A Balanced Scorecard looks at an organization from four different perspectives to measure its health, each of these perspectives focuses on various sides of the company and creates a balanced view of the organization.

And yes all four areas of BSC are interrelated; we cannot ignore any out of four to the success of the organization.

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Financial Perspective:

This perspective views organizational financial performance and the uses of financial resources.

We need to focus on two points:

  • Is the company achieving its financial goals?
  • How well do the strategies and operations contribute to improving financial health?

Well, now the question is how we can measure the output from a financial perspective?

These data are always past-focused, we need to gather two types of data.

  1. Historical Data: How did we do last month, last week, last year, and so on.
  2. Current Data: How are we doing right now, Today?

For instance,

  1. Our net profit for the year versus last year
  2. Our sales revenue this year versus last year

These measures of corporate performance are based on history and also vary from organization to organization.

As the BSC is a holistic approach, any key objectives that are related to the company's financial health and performance may include in this perspective as given below:

  1. Cost Saving and Efficiencies: Specified Goals: Reduced production cost 10% by 2021
  2. Profit Margins: increase operational profit Margins
  3. Revenue Sources: adding new revenue channels/department/products

In the end,

  • Are you making money?
  • Are your investors happy?

If yes then be happy...

The financial health of your organization may be an indicator of your past decisions but still incredibly important.

Money keeps the company alive and the financial perspective focuses solely on this.

Internal Process Perspective:

This perspective views various organizational processes and the efficiency of the particular process.

  1. From this view, the question should be asked what internal processes have added values within the organization and what activities need to carry in the organization (In all three perspectives).
  2. The internal Process perspective looks at how smoothly your business is running (Here, Efficiency is important )
  3. It's all about,
    • Reducing waste,
    • Speeding process/ production
    • Doing more with less

We need to focus on three points:

  • Is the company improving the critical process?
  • Are there any obstacles standing between ideas and execution?
  • How quickly can you adapt to changing business conditions?

This perspective answer the question :

"what process we must excel at to satisfy our shareholders/financial Backers and customers?"

To know more about BSC please read my weekly Blog.

November 18, 20203 minutesauthorMariyam Bemat
How to Test Android Applications - part 2

In the previous article, we learned 4 cases for how to  test  Android Applications.

In this article, we will learn more cases for how to  test  Android Applications.

5. Compatibility testing test cases

Compatibility testing is performed to protect against mobile application failures as devices have different operating systems, sizes, resolutions, and so on.  Determines that an app works consistently across various platforms and environments. 

Six compatibility test case scenarios questions:

  1. Have you tested on the best test devices and operating systems for mobile apps?
  2. How does the app work with different parameters such as bandwidth, operating speed, capacity, etc.?
  3. Will the app work properly with different mobile browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, etc.
  4. Does the app's user interface remain consistent, visible and accessible across different screen sizes?
  5. Is the text readable for all users?
  6. Does the app work seamlessly in different configurations? 

6. Security testing test cases

Security testing ensures that the application data and network security requirements are met per the guidelines.  It focuses on identifying possible risks and security vulnerabilities so that the application is not exploited and the data is protected. 

Twenty-four security testing scenarios for mobile applications:

  1. Can the mobile app resist any brute force attack to guess a person's username, password, or credit card number?
  2. Does the app allow an attacker to access sensitive content or functionality without proper authentication?
  3. This includes making sure communications with the backend are properly secured.  Is there an effective password protection system within the mobile app?
  4. Verify dynamic dependencies.
  5. Measures taken to prevent attackers from accessing these vulnerabilities.
  6. What steps have been taken to prevent SQL injection-related attacks?
  7. Identify and repair any unmanaged code scenarios
  8. Make sure certificates are validated and whether the app implements certificate pinning
  9. Protect your application and network from denial of service attacks
  10. Analyze data storage and validation requirements
  11. Create  session management to prevent unauthorized users from accessing unsolicited information
  12. Check if the encryption code is damaged and repair what was found.
  13. Are the business logic implementations secure and not vulnerable to any external attack?
  14. Analyze file system interactions, determine any vulnerabilities and correct these problems.
  15. What protocols are in place should hackers attempt to reconfigure the default landing page?
  16. Protect from client-side harmful injections.
  17. Protect yourself from but vicious runtime injections.
  18. Investigate and prevent any malicious possibilities from file caching.
  19. Protect from insecure data storage in app keyboard cache.
  20. Investigate and prevent malicious actions by cookies.
  21. To provide regular checks for the  data protection analysis
  22. Investigate and prevent malicious actions from custom-made files
  23. Preventing memory corruption cases
  24. Analyze and prevent vulnerabilities from different data streams 

7. Localization testing test cases

Localization testing ensures that the mobile app provides a flawless user experience in a specific locale based on the target language and country.  It aims to ensure that the functionality and content of the application is fully tailored to meet the needs of users in a particular location.  Since fully localized apps and websites outperform their competition, this is a test case that shouldn't be overlooked.  Partnering with a respected third party with global reach alleviates some stresses and unknown variables when using localization.  For example, Testis covers over 100 countries and over 140 languages. 

Eleven localization testing scenarios for mobile applications:

  1. The translated content must be checked for accuracy.  This should also include all verification or error messages that may appear. 
  2. The language should be formatted correctly.(e.g. Arabic format from right to left, Japanese writing style of Last Name, First Name, etc.) 
  3. The terminology is consistent across the user interface. 
  4. The time and date are correctly formatted. 
  5. The currency is the local equivalent. 
  6. The colors are appropriate and convey the right message. 
  7. Ensure the license and rules that comply with the laws and regulations of the destination region.
  8. The layout of the text content is error free. 
  9. Hyperlinks and hotkey functions work as expected. 
  10. Entry fields support special characters and are validated as necessary (ie. postal codes)
  11. Ensure that the localized UI has the same type of elements and numbers as the source product. 

8. Recoverability testing test cases

The recovery test is a non-functional testing technique that determines how quickly a mobile application can recover after a system crash or hardware failure. 

Five recoverability testing scenarios questions:

  1. Will the app continue on the last operation in the event of a hard restart or system crash?
  2. What, if any, causes crash recovery and transaction interruptions?
  3. How effective is it at restoring the application after an unexpected interruption or crash?
  4. How does the application handle a transaction during a power outage?
  5. What is the expected process when the app needs to recover data directly affected by a failed connection? 

9. Regression testing test cases

QA and mobile app testing doesn't end once an app is launched.  When an application is updated, even small changes can create unexpected problems.  This is why regression testing is key.  The purpose of regression testing is to ensure that new code changes in the software do not cause errors or interruptions. 

Four regression testing scenarios for mobile applications:

  1. Check the changes to existing features
  2. Check the new changes implemented
  3. Check the new features added 
  4. Check for potential side effects after changes start 

That's it. If you want a good application, take these tips and follow cases for Android Application test. It will help to make quality & standardize your Applications.

November 15, 20203 minutesauthorBhumi Khimani
How to load dynamic blog in Gatsby Site

We have recently developed a site into the gatsby.

We have a blog site and hosted it on a different domain but now we want to move to one place at our main site. now, we have challenges for displaying dynamic blogs on the gatsby site.

Finally, I found that gatsby provides support to render dynamic blogs as static pages. when build is created that time fetches the blogs from the server and creates a static page for all the blogs.

Gatsby is a very good platform and manages such a kind of thing easily.

So, I will show you how to create static pages from the API response into the Gatsby site.

Here are the steps you need to follow correctly.

Steps 1

Create a one blog file where you want to load a blog in your design.

For an ex. I created a file blog/index.js inside the component directory and the code looks like this,

Steps 2

Open a file gatsby-node.js

Declare the const for the API URL at the beginning of the file.

const blogURL = 'http://blog-api.com/api/posts';

We need to create an instance of the node-fetch for fetching data from the API server.

const fetch = require(`node-fetch`);

Import the path for resolving the page while creating a static page.

const path = require('path');

See the example how to create a static page from APIs. code look's like,

exports.createPages = (async ({graphql, actions}) => {
    const blogs = await fetch(blogURL);
    blogs.data.forEach((blog) => {
        createPage({
            path: 'blog/' + blog.slug,
            component: path.resolve(`./src/components/blog/index.js`),
            context: {
                // Data passed to context is available
                // in page queries as GraphQL variables.
                slug: blog.slug,
                blog: blog,
            },
        })
    })

Now we are done, and you can access the blog page via slug.

November 12, 20202 minutesauthorShailesh Ladumor
How to increase profit in our business - 2
In the previous article, we learned 6 areas or tips on How to increase profits in our business - part 1.

In this article, we will learn more about how to increase profit in our business. Maximizing Profit depends on the strategies that business owners take. There are only two ways to do this:
1. Increase Prices
2. Reduce Cost.

You simply cannot say that you are going to increase the profit of your business without a specific strategy. All you can do to increase profit is to improve the variables that ultimately determine your Profitability. Let's see 7 more points to increase profit.

7. Know your sales Channel




To stimulate your sales channel, you need to generate excitement and a reason to buy. This can be done by introducing vibrant, brightly colored sales that include all your products and services and by expressing a sense of urgency, encouraging sales partners, and adding subscription sales.

8. Find a new Customer




Follow up after meetings. Contact the people you meet to see if they are likely. If they say they no longer need your services, ask them when it's a good time to call, or if they have business associates who can use what you sell now.

9. Remove unprofitable service and product




If you have more than one product or service, any analysis will determine if one is more profitable than the other. If you have a lot of products in your offering, you can trust that some of them will not make money. The trick is to find out what they are and then put in motion plans to eliminate them. The basic tool for doing this is an orderly list that ranks all your products and services showing total revenue and all direct costs and total profits.

10. Reduce labor costs with part-time workers




Employment is lower than full-time workers than part-time workers. Take advantage of this luxury by hiring multiple part-time workers. Warn that if these people are presented to your company with a full-time opportunity they will leave them first.

11. Develop a CEO monthly letter to employees to create teamwork and communication




You'll want to have monthly conversations with your team, letting them know about any updates, highlighting individual performances, and reminding them of goals for the quarter and year. This will help build team morale and focus on expectations.

12. Invest in your people




Your team will only be able to make exceptional work progress and be competent when you invest in their improvement. Invest in their continuing education and also provide the best resources to do their job effectively.

13. Send personal notes of congratulations or thank employees at their home




When you send complimentary notes to employees ’homes, it shows that you think of them as a person rather than just a worker. This helps increase employee loyalty to your company.

That's it. If you want to run a profitable business, take these tips and apply them to your business. It will help your business perform better, keep growing, and increase profits.
October 09, 20202 minutesauthorAnkit Kalathiya
Balanced Scorecard : Strategic Management System-1

Development:

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) was originally developed by Robert Kaplan of Harvard University and Dr. David Northon as a framework for measuring organizational performance using the more " BALANCED " set of performance measures.

Traditionally companies used only short-term financial performance as a measure of success but now non-financial strategic measures are also added in order to focus on long-term success.

The BSC system evolved over the years and is now considered a fully integrated "Strategic Management System".

What is a Balanced Scorecard (BSC)?

  • A Balanced Scorecard is a performance metric used to identify, improve, and control a business's various internal processes and resulting outcomes.
  • Balance Scorecard is a framework to implement and manage strategies.
  • The Balanced scorecard is derived from the idea of looking at strategic measures to get a more balanced view of performance. The concept of a Balanced Scorecard evolved beyond the simple use of perspectives, every business can implement it according to the requirements and therefore it is a holistic system for managing strategy.

Why do we need to implement it?

  • The key benefit of using a BSC framework is that it gives way to the organization to "Connect the Dots" between various components of strategic planning and management and it means there will be a visible connection between Projects and Programs that people are working on it.
  • BSC framework also helps management to meet pre-decided targets.

Perspectives of Balanced Scorecard:

Indeed a balanced scorecard plays a significant role to aid management to keep updated internal processes and the external Business world as well.

The framework Balanced Scorecard is divided into four areas (perspectives) that are critical to business success as given below.

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  1. Financial
  2. Internal process
  3. Learning and Growth
  4. Customer

The BSC suggests that we view the Organization from four Perspectives to develop Objectives, Measures, Targets, and Initiatives (relative to each of these points of view).

To know more details about all four perspectives, read my upcoming weekly Blogs.

December 06, 20202 minutesauthorMariyam Bemat