Retail Pro 9 is based on the Oracle database, while the Retail Pro 8 runs on Btrieve software. This transition made Retail Pro 9 significantly more reliable and productive.
Oracle provides a solution with a relational database. Therefore Retail Pro 9 is much more capable than Retail Pro 8, which is more applicable for smaller databases.
Any maintenance in Retail Pro 9 is performed in the background, which allows to quickly fix any errors without interrupting daily operations of the store.
In contrast to Retail Pro 8, Retail Pro 9 makes it possible to hold data exchanges without the need to suspend the operation of point-of-sale workstation.
Polling mechanism is updated in Retail Pro 9. Data exchanges are faster and more reliable and several reoccurring errors are now solved.
In Retail Pro 9 it is possible to support several subsidiaries (for instance, for operations in various countries) and several tax systems within a single database.
Basic statistics – stock margin, stock-to-sales and much more – is available in Retail Pro 9 right from the sections of suppliers, departments, items database, customer card, etc.
Instead of deleting the supplier, department or other important information that might be needed in the future, Retail Pro 9 allows to inactivate it by clicking “Inactivate / Activate”.
Convenient and clear report manager in Retail Pro 9 allows you to use charts and conduct basic CRM-analysis without involving third-party software.
Retail Pro 9 has a function of required confirmation for purchase orders or creating a new item or other basic functions. It increases the reliability and safety of the system.