Wake up to the threat of cybercrime

Wake up to the threat of cybercrime.  RMS highlights the threats to SME

Small businesses are subject to 10,000 cyber-attacks a day. A cyber-attack can be defined as a criminal activity where a computer system, network or application is attacked or hacked, with the aim of stealing, destroying or holding data to ransom.

Cybercrime is costing small businesses billions of pounds per year according to latest Federation of Small Businesses research. More than a million firms fell victim to phishing, malware and payment scams and small businesses are collectively subject to almost 10,000 cyber-attacks a day.

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Retailers Calendar of Events 2020

As every retailer knows only too well, you are constantly planning ahead for the next season, occasion or event. Consumers just expect to walk into your store or visit your website and as if by magic you are ready for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Halloween and everything else in between!

Of course, there is a lot of meticulous planning, buying and organisation which goes into making sure that your store is ready to make the most of the considerable seasonal opportunity that awaits. And it goes without saying that are the ‘big holidays’ that we all know but there are also plenty of other events which are great for business, from the Olympics to Wimbledon and Burns Night to back to school.


As we start a New Year, we thought it would be a great idea to provide you with a Retailers Calendar of Events for 2020. Not all of these events will be of interest to you or your customers but hopefully this will be helpful in planning ahead, it might even whet the appetite for introducing some new seasonal promotions! And don’t forget to plan for your own ‘local’ events and celebrations too.

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It pays to choose Paymentsense

We are delighted to work with one of the fastest-growing payment processing companies in Europe and to bring a whole host of industry leading benefits to our clients. Paymentsense currently handle over £10 billion in annual transactions for over 70,000 businesses in Britain and Ireland.

As an independent company who have gone from start-up to over 70,000 customers in less than a decade, this is a team who know exactly what it’s like to start out on your own.

They understand the importance of making savings for small business and they use their considerable buying power to offer better fees. Paymentsense also understand the importance of being fully supported, their UK based technical support staff are on call 24/7 – so if anything should go wrong with your card machine, they’ll have it fixed in no time.

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Farm Shop Scenario

As one of the country’s leading suppliers of retail and hospitality solutions, RMS have been providing the best EPoS systems and specialist software to our diverse range of clients for many years.

And with OpSuite EPoS we are proud to offer the premier retail management solution in the marketplace. It is a firm favourite with omni channel retailers because of the competitive advantage that it brings. This fully integrated system seamlessly controls products, pricing, orders, reservations, customer records, suppliers, shops and eCommerce stores.

We thought it would be a good idea to illustrate the many benefits of OpSuite by looking at a relevant industry scenario to show you just what it can do in a normal working day.

‘Company Farm Shop’ does not actually exist but this type of operation and its complex daily requirements certainly do!

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It’s out with Microsoft Dynamics RMS and in with the new!

Twenty years is an absolute lifetime in terms of today’s modern technology and in this article we look at the ‘end of life’ for this highly successful point of sale software. But as the clock ticks away, retailers must move to a new solution before the July 2021 deadline.

As long ago as 2015, Microsoft announced that their retail point of sale solution, or Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System to give it its correct title, would be retiring in 2016. However, whilst the product was then no longer available to new customers, support continues for existing customers until July 2021.

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The RMS Guide To Becoming A Retailer Part 6: Managing Stock

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One of the biggest concerns of any aspiring retailer is stock control. Not enough stock results in unhappy customers and missed opportunities. Too much stock takes up too much capital and can result in lower margins if you mark down unsold products. At RMS, we’ve been helping retailers put the right stock keeping systems in place for over 14 years.

There are three main areas that any retailer needs to address when dealing with stock: getting the right software in place, establishing the right processes to keep on top of your stock and learning how to optimise your stock so you can make more money and have happier customers.

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