One of the largest municipalities of Iceland “Gardabær” has taken up Centara for their sport centers, swimming pools, libraries and more. Gardabaer now joins almost all of the largest municipalities of Iceland using Centara, including Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland.
Gardabaer is a town with a population of around 15,000, close the capital. The local authority in Gardabaer provides a high level of services for residents of all ages in pleasant, tidy surroundings.
Gardabaer uses Centara´s ERP connector and input system to integrated with their current financial and accounting system. Items, inventory, staff, tender types and other data, flows seamlessly between the two systems resulting in less errors and more efficiency for employees of the municipality.
Centara has now been formally certified with its Centara to Acumatica connector, integrating seamlessly both solutions adding vertical business functionality for retail, hospitality and e-commerce.
This brings the cooperation between both solutions to a higher level of excellence, enabling a true omni channel experience for medium sized and large companies.
As a dedicated Independent Software Vendor (ISV) for Acumatica, Centara will participate in the Acumatica World Summit taking place in Houston on January 27 – February 1, 2019.
Acumatica is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that offers a platform designed for midsize customers with a complete, real-time view across the business.
The Acumatica suite of integrated business management applications includes multi-company accounting and financial management, distribution, manufacturing planning and control, time and expense, project accounting, construction, services, retail, e-commerce and customer relationship management (CRM). All capabilities are fully integrated, built using standard Microsoft tools and have self-service reporting, document management and approval workflows. Users can customize their workspace and dashboards.
Acumatica offers a licensing model based on resources required. The platform can be installed on-premise or hosted in the cloud.
Bellevue, WA, June 5, 2018 – Acumatica, the fastest-growing cloud ERP company, today was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s May 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises.
July 26, 2018 10:52AM EST – Designed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, Acumatica delivers an excellent option for those needing a scalable financial and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Acumatica is a well-balanced app featuring a modular architecture that targets ERP, general ledger accounting, and inventory management. Its browser-based user experience (UX) is excellent, with a feature-rich environment accessible via an intuitive user interface (UI). Its pricing model may confuse some users, but that possibility isn’t enough to keep us from giving Acumatica our Editors’ Choice award across all three of the aforementioned product categories.
Recently we had the pleasure of sponsoring a highly successful Shopify “Meetup” event with our partner Vinber in Reykjavik. This was the first Shopify “Meetup” event held in Iceland with over 200 participants – Shopifyusers, brick and mortar and e-commerce operators.
The agenda included introduction of current and upcoming Shopify features as well as very interesting panel discussions, where our customer Nespresso Iceland participated. Nespresso explained how the Centara cloud server plays essential role in their omni channel environment. Most important is their sales and service to club members as well as operating efficient supply chain management.
Centara connects intelligently to Shopify with all transactions flowing through our cloud server, from the online store as well as Centara point of service in store or at self service locations.
We are excited about upcoming projects with our partner Vinber who specializes in building intuitive e-commerce solutions with Centara and our customers on the Shopify platform.
Centara 7 was released 15th of April, more intelligent and with a new Acumatica ERP Connector.
We have partnered up with new great customers in the last few months as well. Among them Perroy, the exclusive distributor of Nespresso in Iceland which is using Centara for the omni-channel membership. The Centara Server is the heart of Nespresso Iceland retail operation and is seamlessly integrated through Shopify plug-in and Microsoft Dynamics NAV connector.
Point of Sale Improvements & New Features
Customer experience changes on the point of sale include improvements in performance and inclusion of subject in our search. Item scanning and item entry has been greatly optimized and our menu tree search is very fast, even with large images on menus.
We have improved our Moneris EFT/EMV payment connector for North America markets as well as the Baxi EFT/EMV payment connector for Norway and Sweden.
We have also made some great enhancements to multi-languages menus and localization possibilities as well as customer facing displays enabling for up-selling. We have added label printing for Zebra printers as well as support for Windows receipt printers.
New Acumatica ERP Connector
We are very excited to announce our ISV partnership with Acumatica at the same time we release our Acumatica Connector. This means that Centara is now offered as a standard retail solution within the worldwide Acumatica partner network.
Acumatica is the fastest growing cloud EPR in the world with 144% revenue growth in 2017. Acumatica is built on a modern, flexible cloud platform consisting of a single database and core system foundation functions, including user management, security, and report management.
Built onto the foundation are foundational business management functions, including customer management, financial management, project accounting, and distribution management.
Centara is adding vertical business functionality for retail and e-commerce companies with the Centara Acumatica Connector, a great offering to retailers that want modern omni-channel system environment. The systems are seamlessly integrated allowing for a truly omni-channel experience for consumers at the point of sale.
Centera Server improvements and additions
Centara 7 version has some great new enhancements that users will experience in terms of quick and easy POS setup. We have made great changes to the user experience with Groups contents being more visible and editable from where they are used. And menu selection is now more fine-grained than before.
In terms of quick and easy setup of the system, GetCentara functionality is now integrated into the server, so new releases can be pulled from GetCentara.com directly in the server. Centara´s transaction processor is now also better integrated into the server user interface, which gives a great status view of all processors.
The Centara team has worked closely with customers to make Centara 7 a great release for their retail operation and we are certain that new added functionality as well as our improvements will be greatly received. The team is of course already working on our post Centara 7 release and exciting times are ahead with new functionality coming out later this year.
End of last November Perroy ehf., an exclusive Nespresso distributor opened the first retail boutique in one of Reykjavik´s shopping mall, as well as an online store at www.nespresso.is. The company implemented Centara retail solution to be the centre piece and the heart of the information technology environment. Nespresso has pioneered the concept of portioned premium coffee and exclusive system for perfectly mastering the preparation process of a great cup of coffee.
For Nespresso Iceland the operation of their Nespresso Club is very important as a very high proportion of their customers are part of the Nespresso Club were they get multiple benefits. Centara retail solution plays a central role in delivering the omni-channel experience for Nespresso customers by deliver a seamless integration of the solution at back office, online store and at the point of sale in the Nespresso boutique.
Nespresso Iceland uses Microsoft Dynamics NAV for enterprise resource planning and Shopify for e-commerce and Centara for retail operations. The entire software environment is running in the cloud with hybrid setup of the retail point of sale, securing uninterrupted sales at store in the event of network outage. At the same time the start-up investment in software and hardware as well as monthly system operational cost, is low and balanced against sales and marketing of this great brand.