MacNews Category Review: sales solution software for the Mac, part II
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MacNews Category Review: sales solution software for the Mac, part II

imageThis MacNews Category Review looks at part two of our sales solution software round-up for Mac OS X. Products covered include Groopz E-Commerce, HansaWorld Enterprise, LightSpeed, MacCommerce Designer,, Magic Touch Screen and Touch Monitor, MarketPro, Marlijn, Monetra, MoneyWorks Express, My Auction, NetStores E-commerce Extensions, NetSuite, NetXposure EC Kit, Nexternal Solutions, OFFICER For Record Labels, OfficeWorx Professional, OpenERP, OpenMGF ERP Suite, Optimal ERP, OptiMap, Paisley Bicycle, Paisley Stylus, PayGo RoadTrip, PayGo SP, The Photographic Organizer, PicoPro, PlatipusPro Advanceds POS and POSIM Diamond. Part one can be found at .

Groopz E-Commerce

Groopz E-Commerce is a Java-based application that allows web merchants to interact in real-time with site visitors. Groopz includes proprietary tools aimed at giving site administrators real-time awareness of traffic, reactive and proactive contact capability, as well as advanced data mining.

HansaWorld Enterprise

HansaWorld Enterprise offers logistics and stock, mobile and WAN access, plus a large selection of vertical solutions, in addition to Enterprise Resourse Planning (ERP) & Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Supports MS SQL, IBM's DB2 or Oracle databases. It includes web shop and corporate portal. Internet Services. There's also an Express version.


JobBag is an integrated business management and accounting software solution, specifically designed to meet the needs of service-based businesses. It acts as an information warehouse for your business, linking data about clients, suppliers, employees and every job or project you do. JobBag also provides real-time accounting and more.


LightSpeed from Xsilva is a multi-user Point of Sale (POS) system built exclusively for Mac OS X. features an iTunes-like interface that lets you browse your business as you'd browse a playlist in iTunes. You can browse live previews of products, customers and sales documents, drag and drop business elements to create new documents, and save frequently-used Smart Finds. You can search your LightSpeed-managed business with the Search All feature, look up inventory in other linked stores, effortlessly capture product and customer images on-the-fly with an iSight camera, and access LightSpeed's sales, service, tracking and purchasing tool. Browser searches are also now based on SpringLoader technology from Xsilva and OpenBase.

MacCommerce Designer

MacCommerce Designer turns your Mac into an ecommerce website with shopping cart and backoffice integration. Drag and drop shopping cart tools give designers capabilities for ecommerce site design. is Mac accounting software that offers small and medium-sized companies, as well as freelancers, professional bookkeeping with detailed evaluations.

Magic Touch Screen and Touch Monitor

Magic Touch Screen and Touch Monitor are touch screen solutions that can convert existing monitors into touch screens.The Magic Touch Screen works for any mouse-driven program. Products include touch monitors, build-in kits, and add-on touch screen kits.


MarketPro is a FileMaker Pro-based solution for handling all sales and product data in a marketing environment.


Merlijn is ERP software for which 350 modules are available. They're divided by function into seven main sections: Production, Purchase, Sales, POS, Project Management Hour Management, and Accountancy.


Monetra MCVE (Mainstreet Credit Verification Engine) is a self-contained, scalable) financial transaction server (daemon) that connects web sites, point-of-sale, and/or ERP systems to end credit card clearing houses (processors) at the host protocol level. Features include support for multiple modems, multiple merchant accounts, and multiple processors, all simultaneously -- as well as IP and SSL connectivity alongside SQL database support.

Moneyworks Express

Moneyworks Express is a basic, single user, accrual based accounting solution for small and medium sized businesses. With full invoicing, accounts receivable and payables tracking, you can analyze the sales and purchases of products and/or services by customer and supplier. Express includes lob tagging to isolate revenue and costs of projects, as well as a form designer to modify and personalize business forms including custom checks.

My Auction

My Auction is a program for tracking eBay customers and sales.

NetStores E-commerce Extensions

NetStores E-commerce Extensions offers tools for establishing electronic commerce on a web site. Web designers can build a complete e-commerce solution with no additional software, open a store for free, integrate the site with the shopping cart, and show their clients the solution before purchasing the service.


NetSuite is an online business application that supports your entire company -- from customer relationship management (CRM) to enterprise resource planning (ERP) to web capabilities.

NetXposure EC Kit

NetXposure EC Kit enables organizations to turn digital assets into a profit center. This ecommerce application syncs with NetXposure's Digital Asset Management solution, providing a secure system for selling goods online.

Nexternal Solutions

Nexternal Solutions is a web-based e-commerce solution. It offers a shopping cart. Users can mine customer data to create promotions and drive sales. Nexternal software can be used to sell directly to consumers or to other businesses.

OFFICER for Record Labels

OFFICER for Record Labels is a software solution that was created for the business structure of record labels. It handles administration, marketing, sales and distribution.

OfficeWorx Professional

OfficeWorx Professional is a contact/business management solution designed to help you better manage and foster relationships with customers, suppliers and industry contacts. With it you can: keep track of people and organizations; and write and track letters, emails and other correspondence. The system can also be expanded to create a complete business system by adding the Sales or Project Management modules or having it customized to your specific needs.


OpenERP is an enterprise resource planning suite for small-to-mid size manufacturers that includes: Supply Chain (sales order and purchase order management, master scheduling), Financials (A/P, A/R, G/L), Sales Analysis, Product Definition (bill of materials and operations, item costing, class code and product categories and more) and Execution (inventory, work order management, capacity planning, shipping and receiving) modules.

OpenMFG ERP Suite

OpenMFG ERP Suite is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with features for manufacturers and distributors. It's built with open source technologies such as the PostgreSQL database, and both the server and the graphical client run natively on Mac OS X. OpenMFG features a fully integrated accounting system (A/R, A/P, and General Ledger), as well as CRM, Sales, Product Definition, Inventory, Scheduling, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Distribution modules. It also features an integrated copy of the OpenRPT report writer.

Optimal ERP

Optimal ERP is a point-of-sale (POS) solution. it sports a web-centered architecture, allowing one or more point of sales to be connected to an online shop for keeping control over stocks and deliveries.


OptiMap is a server-based mapping solution that integrates dynamic data in a geographic format for display on a web browser. OptiMap helps you see your location sensitive data.

Paisley Bicycle

Paisley Bicycle is an application designed for high end bicycle manufacturers. This software is deployed in various modules: products, components, orders, clients, suppliers,salesmen, invoices and more.

Paisley Stylus

Paisley Stylus manages the production of fashion items. There are modules for lients, Suppliers, Materials, Inventory, Planning, Orders, Styles, Purchase Order, Invoices, Salesmen and more.

PayGo RoadTrip

PayGo RoadTrip is a solution for taking your shop on the road to trade shows, events and can even be used at kiosks in malls and other busy places. PayGo RoadTrip lets you track sales while you're at the show. When you get back, you can load up all your transactions into PayGo SP with the click of a button.

PayGo SP

PayGo SP is retail POS software that works on your Mac or PC. It tracks sales, customers, inventory, purchases, events, gift cards and more. It talks to receipt printers, touch screens, cash drawers, barcode printers and scanners. Integrated UPS Shipping, credit card processing and web-based shopping cart modules are also available. PayGo has customization options via its OpenSorta model.

The Photographic Organiser

The Photographic Organiser is an integrated business management solution designed specifically for photography studios. It includes: contact management, call reminders, template & custom letters, email, sales & marketing analysis, job tracking, a diary (controls multiple staff and up to four rooms), sales & purchase ledgers, double entry accounting (with detailed reports including VAT, profit & loss, trial balance, chart of accounts, reconciliation, aged reports and more), stock control, birthday promotions, negative sorting for wedding orders, wedding contracts, and more.


PicoPro is a solution for small and medium businesses. It handles the main tasks and information management such as calendar/agenda, CRM, sales, buying, employees and more. PicoFlight is a solution running under FileMaker Pro.

PlatipusPro Advanced POS

PlatipusPro Advanced POS is a POS system with features including; real time inventory control, point of sale, contact management, sales/invoicing, multi-site operation, credit card processing, multi user, bar coding, cross platform operation, faxing, emailing, auto drop ship processing, FEDEX/UPS shipping module, vendor purchasing, ecommerce solution, purchase orders, accounting, telemarketing, bulk emailing & faxing, and more.

POSIM Diamond

POSIM Diamond is an inventory management and POS system. It turns your computer into a cash register, letting you track your sales and inventory. Features include: import of records and transactions, remote site sales, complete purchasing and receiving, gift card tracking, back order management, accounting interface with MYOB, special orders, marketing and promotion analysis, many management reports, and a report builder.

Next week: part III.

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