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St Gemma's Charity Shops go Techno with Maxa Solutions' Charity Epos System
Services provider installs state of the art Point of Sales Solutions
Altrincham – 10th February 2010: Today, charity epos solutions provider Maxa Solutions announces that St Gemma's Hospice Charity shops has selected its Point of Sale (PoS) solution which includes: EPOS terminals, barcode scanners, cash drawers, thermal receipt printers and chip'n'pin terminals all running Maxa Solutions CHARiot EPOS software which has been created specifically for the charity retail market.
The software's Gift Aid Module was a key driver for the investment of this technology installation. GAoDG (Gift Aid on Donated Goods) allows charities to reclaim the tax on sold donated goods as long as they can provide an audit trail, and they have the permission of the donor.
St Gemma's is a major provider of specialist palliative care and also plays a key role in educating both health care professionals and the general public on the issues around hospice care. To raise money for the organisation they have 18 charity shops which are located across Leeds which sell everything from second hand books, clothes, games and bric-a-brac to some new goods, plus the hospice gift shop which sells purely bought in goods.
Maxa Solutions CHARiot EPOS software and hardware is specifically simplified for the needs of a charity shop environment. The user-friendly graphical interface software is designed so that it is simple for volunteers to understand, and at the same time, the system is sophisticated enough to interact with the demands of multiple management and back office functions.
Vicki Burnett, fundraising manager (trading) at St Gemma’s explained,
"Before we implemented this new technology solution, we just had normal mechanical tills in our shops. However, with the onset of Gift Aid we were forced to look at what technology was available to allow us to effectively take advantage of this legislation. Done right we knew that our investment would pay us back many fold as we recoup the Gift Aid tax on our transactions."
Andrea Percival, managing director of Maxa Solutions said: "We have a long heritage in providing POS systems for the Charity market. This sector has very specific challenges and we work closely with the charities to design a solution that suits their unique needs. St Gemma's knew what they wanted to achieve and we devised a solution that matched their requirements, timeline and budget."
Maxa Solutions CHARiot EPOS software is a configurable structure providing an integrated and powerful EPOS solution for management information, transaction processing and reporting to improve retail operations.About Maxa Solutions
Maxa Solutions provide integrated business IT solutions for the retail market. It is providing a first of its kind solution to a sector that demands exclusive functionality in order to reap full benefits and return of investment from IT investments. Maxa Solutions has focused on an integrated solution for EPOS and Retail Management specifically for Charity Shops, since there were no generic systems offering anything bespoke for this market. CHARiot's volunteer friendly EPOS covers both donated and purchased goods, time and attendance, petty cash and banking. Powerful retail management tools at Head Office provide real time visibility and control of critical shop activities and performance, whilst also managing purchased goods, suppliers and stock management. Interface at Head Office to accounts systems ensure that the data from retail operations is available to executive accounts reporting and fund raising marketing.
Maxa Solutions is a trading name of the Maxa Technologies group of companies, providing uniquely tailored solutions for specific sectors within the retail market.
Maxa Technologies (Maxatec) has more than 35 years experience in supplying IT to the UK retail sector and other markets. Maxatec has strong partnerships with a number of key suppliers enabling the provision of 'best of breed' solutions to our customers; those suppliers include NCR, TPG and Cognitive.
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