Back Office System

Point of Sale software is increasingly being implemented in the day-to-day running of business. POS tasks take time and use up work space that is highly necessary for an efficient POS aspect of a business. Your current POS system is probably very functional, but a dedicated back office system would enhance efficiency further. The following article highlights the benefits of having software entirely dedicated to the back office system.

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Privacy when looking at reports and confidential data

Confidential data such as credit card details, employee records and client records are vital to the running of businesses. However, without a back office system in place, these reports will be on paper or pulled up in front of customers risking the privacy of the company and those connected. By installing a back office system, a business can guarantee privacy for themselves and their clients through keeping all records online and in the back office.

Keep large amounts of data on file

With a digital copy of all files, your previous data is not only secure but easily accessible. Employees will no longer have to sift through hundreds of folders to find one invoice. Additionally, integrated in to any back office system software, are programs that can analyse historical data. These programs will establish trends and help you form your future for your business based on these trends. Keeping large amounts of data can only have a positive effect on business.

Real time data available

As a back office system collects real time, or at least close to real time, data, customer, employee and sale information is collected instantly. This means that the software can keep up to date with any change in trends and help you to predict a new business model.

This is just one of the benefits of having real time data. Your system can become even more efficient by giving employees limited access to the software from their phones. This further integrates the system and allows you to become more efficient through:

  • Viewing payroll and making any changes
  • Creating schedules that suit each worker
  • Adjusting schedules when necessary

As you can see, implementing a back office system will not only help to improve your office organization but will have a positive impact on the POS aspect of your business. Look into downloading a back office system today.

Mezzanine Flooring

If you need more space, then a mezzanine floor is the perfect solution. A mezzanine floor is also known as a ‘second floor’ which is partly open to the double-height ceilinged floor below or which does not extend over the whole floor space of the building. Installing mezzanine flooring will not only help you get the extra space you need with minimum disruption to your business  but you will not need to move premises to expand your stock or business area.

However before installing a mezzanine floor, you should do your research and find the answers to any questions you may have. Below we have the answers to the frequently asked questions we receive on mezzanine flooring.


How much does a mezzanine floor cost?

The pricing of a mezzanine floor depends solely on how big you need and installers will usually charge you per square metre. However, if you compare the overall cost of a mezzanine floor to the cost of moving premises you will find a huge comparison and should save yourself and your business around 80%.

Do I need planning permission to install a mezzanine floor?

In most cases, thankfully you will not need planning permission. This is if it is fully demountable and the changes are made internally but you will need to have buildings regulations approval.

How high does a ceiling need to be for a mezzanine floor?

To install a mezzanine floor into a building there must be a ceiling height of 14 feet which is the equivalent of 4.2 metres. This will then allow you to have space to work and underneath the mezzanine flooring. However if the space below the mezzanine floor is lower than 12 feet (3.6 metres) the space underneath can only be used for storage. This is due to health and safety.

Mezzanine flooring as a storage solution

There are many companies who install mezzanine flooring to help improve the storage within your warehouse or building. So whether you require additional office storage or production space, follow these steps and afterwards contact your local storage solution specialists to install your mezzanine floor.