Email Security Configuration

Recently many email providers have introduced additional security requirements when it comes to using their email servers to send email from a 3rd party application. This is part of the ongoing fight against spam and unsolicited email.

In response to these changes, Foresiight has introduced support for a number of different email security options into the application. Other more subtle changes have also been made to the way that the application sends emails, to help ensure a high delivery rate and good anti-spam scores.

This article will show you a brief outline of some of the Email settings that are available. To read the full Email Setup article, please visit the Client Portal.

Email Configuration

To setup emailing through ProfiitPlus or Alchemii, navigate to Administration | System | Communications Setup | Host Email Settings

Basic Settings

Before configuring your email for the first time, or changing to a different email provider, you will need to first contact your email provider to find out their Host email settings. Often this information will be published on the email provider’s website.

In this screen you need to enter the following details:

  1. Email Host (Example
  2. Port (most often this will be port 25465 or 587)
  3. Username & Password (most email providers nowadays will require you to authenticate with user credentials in order to send outbound email – in the past this was not the case)

Additional Security Settings

If your email provider requires SSL or TLS, please select the appropriate SSL/TLS Support Type and Protocol Version. 

Support Type is based on what your provider recommends. 

Protocol version for TLS is normally TLS 1.2, and for SSL normally SSL2 or SSL3.

Please note: If you are using Microsoft 365 or Gmail you will need to generate an “app password”, which allows email to be sent from a 3rd party application. For more information on how to generate app passwords please refer to the following links.


OFFICE 365How to Create App Password for Office 365

More information

You can find the complete Email Setup knowledge base article on the Client Portal or call the Foresiight Help Desk for advice on Email settings.

Business Management Software: 10 Things to Look for

Are you a small to medium sized Australian business? As a growing business you may be considering business management software. We recommend looking for a software solution with customisations relevant to your specific industry that will meet your unique business objectives. Check out our 6 Key Reasons You Need an Industry-Specific ERP System.

However, there are some key factors to look out for when searching for the right business management software solution.

  1. Scalability: Ensure the software can grow with your business. It should accommodate an increase in data, users, and features without major disruptions.
  2. Integration: Look for software that integrates well with your existing tools and systems or replaces legacy software to fully integrate your operating system.
  3. Features: Identify the core functionalities you need. This could include project management, CRM, HR tools, inventory management, accounting, etc. Choose software that covers most, if not all, of your requirements.
  4. User-Friendly Interface: A user-friendly interface is essential for easy adoption by your team. It should be intuitive and not require extensive training for basic use.
  5. Customisation: The ability to customise the software to suit your specific workflows and processes can be a significant advantage. Look for software that allows for customisation.
  6. Security: Robust security features are crucial to protect sensitive business and customer data. Ensure the software complies with Australian industry standards and regulations.
  7. Customer Support and Training: Check for available support resources, including customer service, online guides and training materials. A responsive support team can be invaluable when facing issues.
  8. Cost: Consider the pricing structure, whether it’s a one-time payment, subscription-based, or includes add-ons. Factor in long-term costs and scalability.
  9. Mobile Accessibility: In today’s world, having mobile access to your business management software is often a necessity. Ensure it offers mobile apps or responsive web interfaces for on-the-go access.
  10. Reviews and Reputation: Look for reviews from other businesses in your industry or size range. Consider the software’s reputation for reliability, updates, and customer satisfaction.

Taking the time to evaluate these requirements will help you find the business management software that best fits your needs and goals.

We’re Ready to Help

To chat to one of our friendly business consultants about your business and how business management software can help, call us on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form and we will be in touch.

Streamline Your Pumping and Irrigation Business

Do you run a pumping and irrigation business in Australia? Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Are you looking to streamline and grow your business in 2024?

The irrigation and pumping industry has changed significantly in recent years with the introduction of new innovations such as drone technology, the extreme Australian climate and the digitisation of the way that we all work.

If you’re feeling like your business operations are out of control, we can help. We work with pumping and irrigation businesses like yours throughout Australia to do just that. Our flagship business management software ProfiitPlus – featured in Irrigation Australia –  has been customised for your industry over 35 years of development.

What is Business Management Software?

The term Business Management Software can also be used interchangeably with ERP software which stands for “Enterprise Resource Planning”. The term ERP was originally coined and for big corporations but has become more mainstream so that now either ERP or business management software are applicable terms for SMEs.

Now that we’ve covered the terms, what exactly is business management software anyway?

Business management software is an all-in-one system used to manage all, or most, areas of your business. Business management software is designed to streamline, manage and integrate operations across:

  • Accounting
  • Sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • Purchasing
  • eCommerce integration
  • Customer Service
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Does my Irrigation Business Need Business Management Software?

Is business management software a luxury or a necessity? The answer to this question really depends on whether you want your business to run efficiently and effectively. Of course, you do!

What we often find is that start up irrigation and pumping supplies business can run their businesses reasonably efficiently using different systems – for example an accounting system, a sales system and so on – only for a very limited amount of time.

Once your irrigation and pumping business starts to grow, your disparate systems will start to hold it back and it’s at this point you know that you need an integrated, all-in-one solution.

Signs that you need business management software

When we speak with owners and operations managers of irrigation and pumping supplies organisations, there are always a number of common, tell-tale signs they need centralised business management software. Do any of these apply to your irrigation business?

  1. Your business is successful. To see the most benefit of business management software on your irrigation business, you will be successful and have grown to a certain size with a level of complexity involved in your operations.
  2. You have disconnected processes. One thing preventing you from being more successful, is that your processes are disconnected. You may have a service team who are out on jobs and using parts but your stock management system doesn’t know what part they have used and therefore what or when to replenish. The two processes are completely disconnected.
  3. You use lots of spreadsheets. While spreadsheets definitely have their place, they also have their limitations. Really only designed for a few people to work on them at any one time. Any more than that and you will see data discrepancies that can cause operational issues.
  4. There’s a lot of human error. On those spreadsheets, the nature of them is that they are independent files, requiring manual data entry and therefore prone to human error.
  5. Data is out of date. When you look for key reports, you are looking at data that is already out of date making it challenging to make informed business decisions.
  6. You are time poor. All business owners are time poor, it’s a given. But if you are time poor because you are spending time on manual processes that could be automated then you are missing a real opportunity to work on your irrigation business instead of in it.

We’re Ready to Help

Foresiight has the business management software to help your irrigation business grow with industry customisations to suit.

To get started, simply get in touch with us on 1800 061 670 or using our irrigation contact form.

Does my SME business need ERP software?

Whether your small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) needs Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software depends on various factors. ERP software can offer significant benefits to businesses of all sizes, including SME.

Wait, what exactly is ERP software?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is the implementation and use of software to streamline and manage business operations including accounting, stock control and point of sale (POS).  

Is ERP software right for my business?

There are some key considerations when answering the question “is ERP right for my business”. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether your SME needs ERP software:

1. Complexity of Operations: If your business has complex and integrated processes, such as inventory (stock) management, order processing, manufacturing, and financial management, ERP software can streamline these operations and improve efficiency. This can free up your team to focus on other aspects of their role.

2. Growth Plans: If your SME is growing rapidly or you have plans for expansion, ERP software can help you scale and manage increased operational complexities. For example, ERP software can help you to manage multiple sites or locations as your business grows.

3. Data Integration: If you are struggling to integrate data from different departments and applications within your business, an ERP system can help centralise data and make it more accessible for decision-making. This increases transparency and means that you’re making informed business decisions based on accurate data.

4. Efficiency Gains: ERP systems can automate routine tasks, reduce manual data entry and human error, and improve workflow processes, leading to increased efficiency and productivity.

5. Reporting and Analytics: If you need advanced reporting and analytics capabilities to make data-driven decisions, ERP systems typically offer robust reporting tools. With Foresiight’s flagship software ProfiitPlus, you’ll benefit from reporting customised for your industry.

6. Regulatory Compliance: Some industries and businesses have strict regulatory requirements. ERP software can help you manage compliance more effectively.

7. Cost Savings: Implementing an ERP system is an investment in your business. It will result in long-term cost savings by reducing manual errors, improving inventory management, optimising resource allocation and ensuring that you keep customers happy by making sure your stock is exactly where you need it to be, to meet customer requirements.

8. Customer and Supplier Management: If you need to manage customer relationships, supply chain interactions, and vendor relationships more effectively, an ERP system like ProfiitPlus will provide you with the tools to do this.

9. Inventory Management: As mentioned above, ERP software can help you optimise inventory levels, reduce carrying costs, and ensure that you have the right products in stock when needed to get to your customers in a timely manner. This ultimately increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.

10. Access to Real-Time Information: With ProfiitPlus, you will be provided real-time data, which can help in making quick and informed decisions from anywhere that you have internet access.

11. Customisation: Over the last 35 years, we’ve customised ProfiitPlus to meet the needs of a range of industries including tools, hardware, irrigation, landscape and garden, wholesale and more.

12. Collaboration and Communication: If your business involves multiple departments or locations, ERP software can improve collaboration and communication by centralising data.

We’re here to help

If you are considering ERP software for your SME business then we’re ready to help you. Our team of business consultants have a wealth of experience supporting businesses like yours through implementation to create a more streamlined and cost-effective version of your business.

Get in touch with us today for an obligation free chat. Simply tell us a little about your business using our simple contact form and we will be in touch.

6 Key Reasons You Need an Industry-Specific ERP System

6 Key Reasons You Need an Industry-Specific ERP System

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, staying competitive and efficient is crucial for companies across all industries. One of the key tools that can help organisations gain a competitive edge and streamline their operations is an industry-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Unlike generic ERP systems, industry-specific ERP solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of a particular sector.

In this blog post, we will explore six key reasons why your organisation should consider adopting an industry-specific ERP system.

1. Specialised Features

Industry-specific ERP systems are designed with features and functionalities that cater to the specific needs of your business. Whether you’re in irrigation, landscaping, builder’s hardware, tools, wholesale or any other sector, an industry-specific ERP system can streamline processes and improve efficiency by addressing your industry’s unique challenges.

2. Enhanced Reporting and Analytics

Industry-specific ERPs offer tailored reporting and analytics tools that help you gain better insights into your business operations. This enables data-driven decision-making, leading to improved efficiency and profitability.

3. Order Fulfilment Optimisation

An industry-specific ERP can offer specialised features for managing supply chains efficiently. This includes inventory management, demand forecasting, and order processing, all tailored to your industry’s specific needs.

4. Customer Satisfaction

Businesses that directly serve consumers or other businesses can benefit from improved customer relationship management (CRM) features in industry-specific ERP systems. These tools help you provide better service, personalised experiences, and ultimately, higher customer satisfaction.

5. Cost Reduction

Adopting an industry-specific ERP system often results in cost reduction through improved efficiency. Streamlined processes, better inventory management, and optimised resource allocation can lead to significant savings.

6. Scalability

As your business grows, so do its needs. Industry-specific ERP systems are designed to be scalable, ensuring that your software can evolve along with your organisation. This means you won’t outgrow your ERP system, and it can continue to support your operations as you expand.


Industry-specific ERP systems offer numerous advantages for organisations looking to optimise their operations and gain a competitive edge in their respective markets. By addressing the unique needs and challenges of your industry, these systems provide specialised features, enhance reporting, streamline supply chains, boost customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and scale with your business.

Foresiight ProfiitPlus delivers all of these benefits for businesses in irrigation, landscape supplies, timber & hardware and a selection of other trade supplies related industries. Check out the industries page to see how Foresiight can help your business.

Take Control of Your Stock Today

As a small to medium sized business, if you don’t have control of your physical inventory, you’ll likely feel as if your entire business is in chaos. You need to achieve small business stock control through effective inventory management.

What is inventory management?

Inventory management is a crucial part of supply chain management. In simple terms, it aims to have the right products in the right quantity for available for sale, at the right time. 

Why strive for small business stock control?

Taking control of your stock with effective inventory management in place, is crucial to the success of your business. Whether you are a hardware store, retailer, wholesaler, in the automotive and parts industry or in the landscape and garden industry. Whatever your business, if you’re dealing in physical inventory you need to have total control.

With effective small business stock control, you can ensure that you have the right products in the right quantity, at the right time. This applies to both your online and physical stores, wherever you need your stock to be to get it to your customers in a timely manner.

Effective inventory management will also mean that you will avoid products being sold out or funds being tied up in excess stock, impacting your businesses cashflow and bottom line. If you deal in products with a shelf-life, you’ll need to ensure that products are sold in time to avoid wastage and write-offs. And finally, storing your products costs money! You don’t want more stock taking up space in your warehouses than is needed.

Taking control of your stock means that your product supply and demand are perfectly in sync.  

What should I look for in inventory management software?

The right inventory management software will meet the needs of your business so that you achieve small business stock control. In general terms, here are some of the features and benefits that you should be looking for:

  • Seamless integration with your POS and accounting functions
  • Real time tracking of every item of inventory in your business
  • Reporting that helps you to forecast product demand
  • Elimination of production shortages resulting in unhappy customers
  • Prevention of excess stock and too many raw materials sitting in your warehouse
  • Optimisation of warehouse organisation and management, making better use of your employees’ time
  • Integration of the management of operations across multiple site locations and online and offline stores
  • Ability to manage your business operations in their entirety, from anywhere that you have internet access.

Small Business Stock Control Methods

There are multiple methods and principles for best practice that you can adopt to help you take control of your inventory. You’ll need to select the right methods to suit your business. They include:

  1. FIFO – this method ensures that products are sold in the same chronological order as they were purchased or created. This method is best for businesses that deal in products with a limited shelf-life. However, even if you don’t deal with perishable items, FIFO can save you money because the longer products sit in your warehouse, the more likely they are to get damaged.
  2. Audits – Even with great inventory management software in place, you’ll still need to carry out periodical audits of your stock. This will ensure that the products that you think you have in stock match what you actually have.
  3. ABCs – Some business find it helpful to categorise products based on their value, that is categories A,B,C where As are your big ticket products and Cs are your lower value items.

We’re here to help

We’re based in Brisbane and we’ve been helping small businesses like yours to take control of their stock for over 35 years.

To get started, simply get in touch with us on 1800 061 670 or use our small and one of or business consultants be in touch.

Foresiight System Housekeeping

In order to ensure the accuracy of your data, there are a number of steps that can be followed on a regular basis to maintain your system.

Performing these simple maintenance tasks will help prevent anomalies that might arise in your stock and customer records.  This is particularly important in systems where a number of users simultaneously edit Stock Items and perform administration tasks.


A number of options are available in the housekeeping list that we recommend you use to keep your ProfiitPlus/Alchemii system healthy.

It is recommended that the first five menu options be run regularly for most businesses, though not a requirement. Often these processes will run through without actually needing to change or refresh anything – but it’s a quick and easy way for you to ensure everything is in check.

Recalculate Committed Stock

This function will review all open (unposted) Sales Invoices and Jobcards and update the current Committed quantity for each Stock Item if needed. You can run this weekly, monthly, or just as required.

Recalculate Reserved Stock (Available in ProfiitPlus Version 4.97)

This function will review all open Sales orders and Backorders and update the current Reserved stock quantity for each Stock Item. You can run this weekly, monthly, or just as required.

Recalculate On-Order Quantities

This function will review all open (unfulfilled) Purchase Orders and update the current On Order quantity for each Stock Item. It’s a good idea to run this before you generate your automated orders or enter any large Purchase Orders.

Record Current Stock Valuation

This function will take a “snapshot” of the current quantity and value of all stock on hand (for all stock locations). This can be useful for auditing purposes and is recommended to be run at the end of each month and/or the end of each financial year. Please Note: Do not run this during trading hours.

Recalculate Customer Balances

Customer accounts within the Accounts Receivable module contain detailed information about invoices, credits, payments, and all other transactions on that account. In other areas of the system, a much simpler account balance “sum” is used to quickly and efficiently display just the current total outstanding balance of the account. Occasionally this can become out of sync with Accounts Receivable and needs to be refreshed.

This function is used to update any Customer account balances that have become out of sync. It is recommended to use this each month before your statement run.

*The next two processes would be used rarely, if at all, on most systems.

Data Compactor

Compacting data reduces the complexity of stored information, we highly recommend that you backup your data before running this process!

Re-Build Indices

This function re-builds the indexes of a selected table or all tables in the database. This is not normally required as part of your regular maintenance. Please speak to your Foresiight support consultant before running this process!

Please Note: Data Compactor and Re-build Indices don’t need to be performed as part of normal maintenance. Only use these facilities where absolutely necessary or if instructed to by your Support Consultant.

What else can I do?

There are a range of other functions that can help with maintaining a healthy system and a healthy business.

For example, take a look at the following reports under the Stock menu in Administration and consider if this should be part of your regular maintenance routine:

  • Stock Exception Report
  • Negative Stock On Hand Report
  • Cross-references Exception Report

Ask Us How

Every business is unique and uses the system in different ways. In some cases these processes should be run every week, for others monthly is fine or simply ad-hoc when required. Please speak to your Foresiight support consultant for some general advice, or book in a Consultancy session with one of our specialists for advice specific to your business.

Flourishing Flowers, Flourishing Businesses

Flourishing Flowers, Flourishing Businesses

What’s more beautiful than a flower? Flowers come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colours, and each one has its own special meaning behind it. Whether you realise it or not, flowers are a huge part of our culture and our society.

From those businesses who help send them out into the world like florists, to landscape and garden supplies businesses, to those who receive them on birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or any other special occasion, the give and take of flowers is also an important part of our culture and economy. Foresiight’s business management software solutions are customised for the landscape and garden supply industry and we can help make your business bloom the same way your flowers do.

Foresiight has been providing our business management software solutions to businesses all over Australia for more than 35 years. Whether it’s Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, or our flagship business management software ProfiitPlus, we help you grow your business no matter your industry. If you need help with accounting, inventory, point of sale (POS) systems, or you need small business online store integration, we’re the perfect choice to help you grow.

The Importance of Growth

It takes more than just water to grow beautiful flowers. You also need fertiliser, sunlight, and the right know-how. What if you give them too much sun? Or too much water? You need to know the right amount of everything that your flowers need or else you might end up giving them too much of something. Dead flowers are of virtually no use to anyone.

It’s the same with growing a business, you need to use just the right touch every step of the way.

It begins at the point of sale (POS). POS comprises of hardware and software, cash registers taking in physical money or processing online transactions and recording the details. If they’re not fully compatible then the smallest details can be off and grow into a big problem. With every flower or plant that gets sold, or job that gets booked in, your landscape and garden supplies business POS system needs to be in perfect harmony to make sure that mistakes don’t get made.

Keep on Growing

Like planting a seed, planting the right POS system in your business is just the beginning of things. Just as a growing flower might need to be trimmed, repotted, or moved somewhere with better sunlight, so too does a business need to make sure it has enough space to grow and no dead weight holding it back.

ProfiitPlus from Foresiight is the customised solution you need. With its constantly accurate accounting system, you’ll avoid any doubt as to whether your books are perfectly balanced or not. With its automatic inventory purchasing, you’ll never spend money overstocking yourself on a product that you don’t really need, nor will you ever find your shelves empty or your customers deprived of those most vital and popular products. 

Bright Flowers, a Brighter Future for Your Business

It doesn’t matter if your small business is in the flower industry or not. Either way Foresiight has the business management software that can help your company grow and blossom all the same with a range of industry customisations.

To get started, simply get in touch with us on 1800 061 670 or using our contact form.

Helping Irrigation Businesses Survive Heat Waves

Australia isn’t just a sunburnt country, it’s the sunburnt country. Our summers are scorching, and unfortunately things just keep on getting hotter year after year. There is perhaps no one this affects worse than our farmers, but that means that those who help them are almost as badly affected. This includes Australia’s irrigation supplies businesses. But don’t worry, if this is you, we’re here to help.

For more than 35 years now, Foresiight has been providing leading Australian business management software. While we have several specialised business management software solutions, our flagship product ProfiitPlus is the perfect option for irrigation supplies businesses looking to streamline their business and survive Australia’s scorching summers. Here’s how we can help.

The Problem with Summer

With summer on the way, temperatures across the country are on the rise. When soil and air temperatures exceed a certain threshold, it can damage plants. Those growing our nation’s crops need a little extra hand keeping them irrigated to prevent this from happening, and that’s when they’ll turn to businesses like yours for help.

Suddenly your business is booming, and Australia’s irrigation suppliers are in demand. You need to keep up with the change in business, because if you falter, yours isn’t the only business that suffers. When you take a hit, so do your customers.

A Business Management Software Solution

If you’re in the business of irrigation supplies, business management software is the answer to your summer woes. Keep up with the drastic increase in sales with ProfiitPlus’ fully integrated Point of Sale (POS) hardware and software.

Never fall behind on stock as your new centralised system has your POS telling your inventory tracking to update after each sale, which then automatically orders new stock for your business the second that it detects you’re running low on vital products. As all this is going on, your business management software takes all this information and makes sure that your accounting info is updated accordingly too. With ProfiitPlus, nothing ever falls behind, and neither does your business.

A Better Business Every Season

When summer finally comes to an end and things become a little bit easier to manage on your own, that doesn’t mean you no longer need business management software. Far from it, as ProfiitPlus makes sure that your business is optimised all year round, through the busy times and the quiet times.

With every sale your business makes, ProfiitPlus captures relevant sales data and then puts it to good use. With its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality, ProfiitPlus makes it easy to stay in touch with your customers and keep them engaged with your organisation. Build eye-catching newsletters and memorable marketing campaigns and promotions that keep your customers thinking about your store and make sure that they come back to visit you the next time they need some new irrigation supplies.

Summer is Right Around the Corner!

Don’t wait for things to get out of hand before you think about getting business management software. Preparation is key to avoiding any catastrophe, so ensure you’re prepared for the summer slam with Foresiight and ProfiitPlus.

As featured in the Irrigation Australian Journal, ProfiitPlus, has been customised to meet the unique needs of your industry. For any questions about Foresiight, our flagship business management software ProfiitPlus, or how we support Australian irrigation businesses like yours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Speak to one of our friendly and helpful team members by giving us a call on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form for irrigation businesses like yours and we will be in touch.

Paperless Office – Reduce Filing, Save Time & Money

Sick of filing paper documents?

It’s time to go paperless!

Why Go Paperless?

Save money by eliminating the cost of printing. Save time by retrieving documents with a single click without time spent shuffling through filing cabinets. Do your bit to help reduce your environmental footprint and reduce stationary costs.

The Paperless Office add-on provides a great way of collating information into a digital container, like a filing cabinet, that can be easily accessed and searched. Adding new information (documents) is as streamlined and effortless as it should be, and the new copy and paste support makes it easier than ever!

Paperless Office capability is integrated into various modules throughout ProfiitPlus & Alchemii. The “Paperless Office” button allows you to easily store and retrieve PDF’s, spreadsheets, images, and many other types of documents in the areas of the system you do most of your work. These areas include:



Purchase Invoices

Quotes / Orders / Jobs / Invoices

A/R Accounts

A/P Accounts

General Ledger Accounts

and more…

For more information on Paperless Office or to activate this module now, email us at or call us on (07) 3356 2772.

Beautifying Your Business with Business Management Software

A full service landscape yard handles an incredible variety of tasks to remain competitive. There are manufacturing processes, maintenance bookings, product ordering and delivery and so much more. It’s a complex business and often the operational aspects of business can take away a business owner’s focus from strategic growth.

With business management software your landscaping company, the operational side of your business is taken care of. Meaning that you can focus on growth and your landscape yard can really bloom, pun very much intended.

Foresiight has been helping landscape yards across Australia for more than 35 years now. Whether your landscape yard has a few employees, a few dozen, or even a few hundred, with Foresiight’s flagship business management software ProfiitPlus, you can root out the weeds to really beautify your business.

Weed Out Your Accounting

Making sure your accounting books, records, or ledgers are always perfectly balanced is key to ensuring a landscaping business, or any business for that matter, successful. One little mistake, a decimal in the wrong place or forgetting to carry the one, and a simple typo can throw everything else into disarray. Not to mention the time it takes to find and fix the initial error.

With ProfiitPlus, you don’t need to worry about any of that. Our business management software handles all your accounting needs for you. With only minimal human input needed to get started, you can rest assured your accounts will always be balanced, accurately, automatically, and efficiently.

Sow Your Stock Management

Landscape yards have larger inventory pools than some other kinds of businesses. Lumber, soil, saplings, tools, and so much more, all going in and out of your doors in the blink of an eye. It’s a lot to keep track of.

Not with ProfiitPlus. ProfiitPlus automatically handles your inventory too. It updates your stock records whenever a sale is made, and it can order more for you when it detects you’re running low on something.

Plant Your Point of Sale

Landscape yard POS (Point of Sale) comes with both hardware and software components. That means you need to make sure each is compatible with the other to ensure things run smoothly.

When you get ProfiitPlus, you don’t just get the POS software, we’ll send you the hardware too, so you know they’ll always work in harmony. We also rigorously test each piece of equipment to ensure it’s up to our high standards before sending it out.

Cultivate Your Customers

The most important part of growing any business is growing your customer base. A friendly customer service attitude is a great start, but in the digital age there’s more you need to be doing.

With ProfiitPlus’ customer relationship management functionality, you can stay in touch with your customers by easily crafting memorable marketing campaigns and promotions that keep them coming back to you for their landscaping needs.

Fix Up Your Forecasting

ProfiitPlus collects and analyses data with each function it performs. This lets it make incredible, accurate, and above all, helpful predictions when it comes to running your business. Never been surprised again when the rainclouds of a business slump appear on the horizon. With ProfiitPlus you’ll always be prepared.

Blossom with Business Management Software

All you need to do is get in touch with Foresiight today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our landscape yard contact form and a member of our support team will be in touch.

Supporting the Great Outdoors

Supporting the Great Outdoors

It never stops being a strange feeling, being cold in Australia. Wearing your jumper in this sunburnt country, even when it makes you comfortable it’s just never completely right, is it? But even without snow, the reality is winter is here, and though it’s already getting warmer outside, we’re still a few months away from the great Australia summer that we’re famous for.

Those of us lucky enough to work outside have no doubt been feeling the slump in business, the same one that comes every winter. That might all be about to change, but the impending will come with its own stress if you’re not forward thinking and fully prepared. All over the country smart people are already planning their big, outdoor, summer projects, and prepared landscaping yards are getting ready to meet them.

Foresiight has been helping landscaping business owners like you be ready and stay on top of their game for more than 35 years now. Based in Brisbane, and servicing companies all over Australia, we’re ready for summer and we can make sure that you are too thanks to our flagship business management software, ProfiitPlus. If you’re in the business of landscape supplies, business software will make sure you’re prepared for the future. Here’s how.

This Winter

Like we said, odds are things have been a bit quieter than usual around your landscape yard this winter. That’s normal. And maybe they haven’t, that’s awesome! Either way, now is the best time for you to be looking at how to ensure that things don’t stay quiet. Regardless whether you’ve asked yourself the question of how to make things better, the answer is business management software. 

Whether self-run, a small business, or a larger organisation, ProfiitPlus handles accounting, inventory, ordering, staff management, point of sale systems, and even more. It’s everything you need to run your business and to make sure that when the busy times come that you’re not weighed down by a bigger load than you need to be.

Enter Summer

Once the weather starts to heat up, Aussies will looks to their local landscape yard business to improve their outdoor spaces for the long, hot summer to come. When the sales start picking-up, you’ll need to be prepared to handle everything as efficiently as possible with no mistakes.

A forward-thinking landscape yard has business management software to make sure they stay on top. Point of sale? With ProfiitPlus your hardware and software are guaranteed to be fully integrated. Accounting? Your numbers will automatically be added up after each sale. Inventory? Our landscape yard business management software orders new products for you whenever it detects your running low, making sure your yard is always fully stocked!

Next Winter

Time goes on, and sooner or later things will quiet down again. You’ve got business management software, so that means you’re fully prepared this time, right? Nope. Any business owner knows the game never ends. Now’s the time to keep your customers engaged so when their needs arise again, you’re ready to be by their side. With ProfiitPlus’ customer relationship management functionality, you can craft epic marketing campaigns to ensure that when they need landscaping services again, they call you first.

Right Now

To get your landscape yard ready, for both the busy times and the quiet ones, make sure you have ProfiitPlus business management software. Simply get in touch with Foresiight today to get started by calling 1800 061 670 or use the easy contact form on our landscape page.

Foresiight: Rug Up for Winter

It’s cold and it’s only going to get colder, folks. Australia is a country known for its magnificent summers and equally beautiful beaches. It’s not much of a surprise then when you realise that means people go out less often during winter, and that can mean a drop in performance for your small business. It’s nobody’s fault, it’s just an unfortunate reality that people like to stay indoors where it’s warm rather than go out to have fun or do some shopping.

It doesn’t end there. That stay indoors mentality carries over to online businesses too. Sure, so many businesses operate online these days, some don’t even have a physical location, but that doesn’t mean that online businesses aren’t also feeling the winter pinch.

Now is the time when you should be doing everything you can to make sure that your business remains thriving, and business management software from Foresiight can help you do just that. Foresiight has the solution to your business’ winter blues, and with our leading and customisable business management software. Brisbane based ourselves, we know just as well as you do the kinds of challenges you’ll face in the next few months, and that’s why we’re here to help.

Winter Woes?

When it comes to Australia’s winter slump, some businesses have an even harder time than others. Consider those which operate primarily outdoors. A landscape yard’s POS (Point of Sale) system, for example, is going to see a lot less traction during the colder months for the simple fact that people want to spend less time outdoors.

So when customers do come through your landscape yard, or other small business, or purchase via your website, it’s important to get things exactly right. You can’t risk telling a customer that you still have a product in stock when you’ve just sold out or forget to reward them with a discount. You need everything operating with peak precision, and for that to occur, first you need business management software.

A True Winter Wonderland

When the winter crunch hits your business, the best way that you can be prepared is with business management software by your side. ProfiitPlus from Foresiight does everything you could possibly need it to, regardless if you’re trying to get people to come through your doors or visit your website. And if you’re trying to do both, then that’s no problem either!

ProfiitPlus is centralised. That means that each activity it performs for your business communicates with every other activity. Every sale is recorded by its Point of Sale (POS) functionality which then updates your financial and inventory records to ensure that all your numbers add up one hundred percent correctly.

ProfiitPlus is automatic. That means all you need to do to get it started is switch it on, and suddenly your whole business is up and running. Ultimately, what this really means is efficiency. It means saving you valuable time. Finally, it means that you now have the focus you need to run your business properly, to stay on the top of your game during the dreary winter months and do whatever it takes to keep your customers coming back to your business. Maybe use ProfiitPlus’ Customer Relationship Management module to draw them in with a spectacular promotional campaign?

Warm your Business this Winter

Don’t let winter get you down. Whether you’re looking for a landscape yard POS solution, online store integration or you want to have a chat about customising ProfiitPlus for your business, give Foresiight a call today on 1800 061 670, use our contact form or our online chat, to get in touch.

Australia’s Business Management Software Solution

Australians are well known as battlers. We don’t give up, we love an underdog, and we’re not afraid to bite off more than we can chew. It’s no wonder then that when it comes to small businesses, Australia has so many. Running a small business is no small challenge, but we’re a country that’s up to the task.

Foresiight has been helping Australian small business owners like you to grow and succeed for more than 35 years now, all thanks to our business management software solutions. Based in Brisbane ourselves, we know exactly what separates Australian small business and we put that knowledge to use helping our clients get ahead.

It doesn’t matter what kind of small business it is that you own, we can help you out. Our offerings include Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, and our flagship product, ProfiitPlus. Our products cover everything an Australian small business could possibly need, and helps make running things quicker, easier, and cheaper too. It’s no surprise then that so many companies are turning to Foresiight as one of the providers of the best business management software in Australia.

What Separates Aussie Businesses from the Rest?

We’re known as a friendly and hospitable nation, with mateship being a quality we admire. When it comes to small business, we appreciate a similar informal and friendly approach to how business gets done. Generally, as small business owners, if we treat our clients as we would treat our friends, we are rewarded with their loyalty and repeat business. When we don’t, our customers may just take their business elsewhere.

Whether you run your small business in the city or in a small rural town, when you treat your customers the right way you’re sure to see the same, familiar faces again and again. Ask any business owner – repeat customers are paramount to making a business successful and then keeping it on top.

Finally, what’s more Australian than a fair go? The overlap with friendliness and loyalty is clear… be fair to your clients and you’ll not only win their respect, but their business.

Foresiight’s Solution to help you Stand Out

The functionality of ProfiitPlus, with its industry customisation can help you stand out from your competitors.

With its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functionality, ProfiitPlus captures all relevant customer information at the point of sale which you can then use to build customer communications like newsletters, marketing campaigns, and other promotional materials. Show your customers that they matter to you, that you remember each and every one of them when you reach out to contact them. No more sending out generic materials that just get deleted or tossed away. Create a friendly face for your company that customers will recognise and respect.

But ProfiitPlus does so much more than just that. With its POS functionality communicating not only with its CRM, but also its accounting, ordering, and inventory records, everything will always be timely, efficient, and accurate. Ultimately, that means everything will be fair. Whether it’s an error in a landscape yard’s finances or a hardware store’s stock software, you can say goodbye to these tiny mistakes, little human errors, flowing on to affect your customers and causing them grief.

What are you Waiting For?

To get started with Foresiight, all you need to do is give us call us on 1800 061 670 or use our simple contact form and a friendly member of our team will reach out to see how we can help you.

Foresiight Client Portal

The Foresiight Client Portal contains a wealth of information including the latest Release Notes, over one hundred User Guides, and more.

It’s also a great way to track your Support tickets or log a work request for consultancy, training, or software customisations.

Click here to access the client portal and don’t forget to bookmark the website link.

To request your login credentials, please call support on
(07) 3356 2772 or email us using the link below.

Speed Up your Sales with Business Management Software

As we welcome in another new financial year, looking back on the past twelve months you probably see the times when your business thrived, and you can also pick out a few moments where things could’ve gone better. Looking to the year ahead, you must be asking yourself: “How can I do even better this time?” Foresiight is here to provide you with the answer.

We have been supporting small to medium sized Australian businesses for more than 35 years now with our business management software solutions. Based in Queensland ourselves, we know how to best help Australian small businesses like yours succeed.

Whether your business is run through a physical, in-person location, or if your sales are done entirely over the internet through an online store, business management software is the key to speeding up your sales to reach a higher level of success. Here’s how our business management software solutions including our flagship product ProfiitPlus can improve your sales.

How Things Used to Look

To keep things simple, let’s look at a single business as a case study. Here’s how a hardware store POS (Point of Sale) system might have used to run, and how a lack of efficiency in sales can drag down other aspects of running your own business.

Every time that this hardware store makes a sale, regardless of whether it’s in person or online, that sale needs to be processed. A big sale, like a load of timber and an assortment of fasteners for a big job takes a lot of time. Even smaller sales like a single hammer needs processing. It all adds up to a lot of work that needs to be done. Calculating the customer’s expenses, any sales discounts they might get, GST, it all just takes so long.

But that’s not all. Once that sales data is recorded, it’s still not finished. That data needs to be used to update the store’s inventory levels and accounting books. And if the customer’s data isn’t collected as well, then when it comes time to send out promotional materials then the store is doing so blindly. It doesn’t all need to be like this though; there is a better way.

How it Could Look with Business Management Software

Queensland hardware stores, or any business for that matter, can do better with business management software. With ProfiitPlus, the hardware store that we mentioned now has a POS system that operates automatically, and when their sales system works quickly so does everything else. Now the store’s inventory records and accounting books are updated automatically, immediately, and 100% correctly every time a sale is made.

But it gets even better, because that business management software is also retaining customer data that the business owner is then using to build effective and memorable marketing campaigns. Their messages are now going out to the people who will respond to them the most. With speedy sales the whole business starts to do better.

Ready, Set, Go!

Get started today and be ready for the new financial year. Simply give Foresiight a call today on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form, to tell us about your business and a member of our team will be in touch.

Helping Small Businesses with Big Jobs

Are you just starting out by opening your very first small business? Or maybe you’ve been operating your company for a while already? Either way, you, like all Australian small business owners, probably know that even a small business can have big problems that it needs to overcome.

Foresiight has been helping small business owners like you tackle these problems with our business management software solutions for more than 35 years. From small business stock control, accounting, inventory, Customer Relationship Management (CRMs), Point of Sale, staff management, and more, there’s virtually nothing our software can’t help you do. We can provide the solution that you’re looking for no matter what industry it is that you’re in.

Running a small business consists of dozens of smaller, everyday tasks that add up to the big job of keeping your company open, successful, and on top of its game. It’s no surprise that even if just one little thing goes wrong that a single problem can spread until your whole business suffers. Little problems can quickly grow into big ones, but with our business management software that’s something that you’ll never have to worry about.

Small Business Struggles

Consider a small landscape yard business. It might only have a few employees, but still, think of the size of the jobs that it has each and every day. The sheer number of products and inventory that it needs to have on hand, from tons of soil to equal amounts of stone and lumber, and many others. The cost of the jobs that the company does for its customers is an important consideration. It becomes easy to imagine: a miscalculation in the amount of inventory or a decimal point in the wrong place, and one little problem cascades out until it affects the whole business. Client trust can be lost, unexpected debts can appear, and even just the effort of finding and fixing the initial problem is going to take up time and money that the business just doesn’t have. With ProfiitPlus, that landscape yard’s business software can keep the initial problem from occurring in the first place.

Big Business Software Solutions

With ProfiitPlus, we help you to avoid the small problems so there’s no chance of them ever growing into big ones. ProfiitPlus runs everything as efficiently and automatically possible, meaning only minimal input is needed from you to get started and that everything is done with perfect accuracy. Every sale will automatically update your inventory records and your accounting books, that way there will never be any mistakes that risk spiralling out of control.

But ProfiitPlus does even more than just preventing mistakes. It also captures all sales data necessary to build amazing marketing campaigns with its CRM functionality which you can use to get your customers coming back again and again. No matter what industry it is that you’re in, we have the solution before you even have the problem.

Get Started Before You Need To!

Whether you’re worried about small business stock control, accounting, POS, staffing, or something else, the best way to solve a problem is to make sure that it never even happens. Get started now by calling Foresiight on 1800 061 670 or by using the easy contact form and a friendly member of our business team will be in touch.  

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As the financial year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to upgrade and save on your hardware equipment.
Sale ends 30th June!

Touchscreen POS Workstation

  • Innovative, sophisticated, and flexible; the 200 Series POS Terminal is the new standard in POS technology
  • Display: 15 inch LED touch screen panel (1024×768)
  • Windows 10
  • Warranty: 3 Years RTB

NEXA Docket Printer

  • NEXA 80MM Thermal Receipt Printer USB/Serial/Ethernet
  • Color : Black
  • High performance thermal printer that is ideal for POS receipt printing in retail environments
  • Warranty: 2 Years RTB

Wireless Barcode Scanner

  • Flexible, high performance scanner that will improve productivity
  • Reads all common barcode types
  • Includes a cradle and can communicate to the cradle from up to 150 metres
  • Alternately also has a Bluetooth connection, and can pair directly to laptop computers (range is 10m in Bluetooth mode)
  • Warranty: 3 Years RTB

Boost Your Hardware Store’s Efficiency with integrated POS system

In the fast-paced world of hardware retail, staying ahead of the competition requires efficient management of inventory, sales, and operations. A reliable point of sale (POS) system can streamline these processes, allowing you to provide quality service to your customers. In this article, we will explore the benefits of implementing an integrated POS solution, the importance of work order management, the significance of setting reorder points, and the advantages of adopting an omnichannel approach.

The Power of integrated POS

Running a hardware store often means being constantly on the move. With an integrated POS system like ProfiitPlus, you can manage your store’s operations from any device, ensuring that you always have a pulse on how things are going. With ProfiitPlus, whether you’re on the sales floor or attending a trade show, access real-time data, monitor inventory levels, and track sales seamlessly. Say goodbye to being tied down to a physical terminal and embrace freedom and flexibility instead.

Efficient Work Order Management

Efficiently managing work orders is crucial for hardware store owners looking to provide reliable services to their customers. A robust POS system allows you to create, attach, and track work orders from beginning to completion. By organising work orders and associating them with specific customers, you can ensure that tasks are completed promptly and accurately. Whether it’s repairing a tool or assembling a custom order, a well-organised work order system will keep your customers loyal.

Optimise Inventory with Reorder Points

Running out of popular items can lead to missed sales opportunities and dissatisfied customers. Automatic reorder ensures that you never run out of in-demand items. By setting reorder points for your inventory, you can rest easy knowing that your store will always be well-stocked. Stay ahead of customer demands and keep their satisfaction levels high by optimising your inventory management.

Embrace the Omnichannel Approach

In today’s digital age, integrating your brick-and-mortar store with an online presence is crucial for maximising sales opportunities. An omnichannel approach allows you to seamlessly merge your physical and online shops, creating a cohesive shopping experience for your customers.

Enhance Customer Service with Integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Delivering exceptional customer service is paramount in the hardware retail industry. A POS system with integrated customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities can provide valuable insights into your customers’ preferences and purchasing history. By understanding your customers better, you can tailor your offerings, provide personalised recommendations, and foster long-term loyalty. The ability to access customer information at the point of sale empowers your team to provide a more personalised and engaging shopping experience.

Simplify Accounting and Reporting

Managing finances and generating reports can be time-consuming and prone to human error without the right tools in place. An integrated POS system customised for hardware stores, simplifies accounting tasks by automating processes such as sales tracking, expense management, and tax calculations. Accurate and detailed reports on sales, inventory, and financial performance offer valuable insights into your hardware store’s operations, allowing you to make data-driven decisions. With streamlined accounting and reporting, you can focus on growing your business instead of looking after your books!

The Future of Hardware Store Management

The hardware retail industry is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of the curve is essential for success. By leveraging the power of a reliable integrated POS system, you can optimise your hardware store’s operations, enhance customer service, and boost sales.

Further Information

Find out more about how ProfiitPlus can help you grow your hardware business from our team. Simply complete our online form and we’ll be in touch.

End of Year Stock Take Made Easy

End of Year Stock Take Made Easy

Every business dealing with physical inventory faces the challenge of managing and maintaining accurate records. Whether you’re a hardware store, a landscape yard, an online retailer or anything in between. An end of year stock take is a crucial process that helps keep your inventory records up to date and helps you to make informed decisions for the upcoming year. The right business management software, like ProfiitPlus, is a game-changer in helping businesses like yours to streamline their inventory management process, including the end of year stock take. Let’s take a  look at how business management software helps.

1. Real-Time Inventory Tracking

Full and Seamless Integration

One of the primary benefits of using business management software is its ability to provide full and seamless integration across all areas of your business in real-time. As stock levels change due to purchases, sales, and returns, the software automatically updates the inventory records. This real-time tracking ensures that the end of year stock take is more accurate and up-to-date, reducing the likelihood of discrepancies and errors.

Better Identification of Products

Business management software helps to better identify and track products using various methods such as SKU numbers, serial numbers, and lot numbers. These identification codes optimise inventory organisation and help track the movement of products throughout the supply chain.


Some things should not be done sitting behind a computer screen. Mobile applications, like Foresiight’s StockMate, enable your staff to spend more time in front of customers. They’ll also make stock take time much less daunting, enabling fast & efficient counting with via a WiFi connection direct to your stock system.

2. Improved Decision Making

Access to Historical Data

Business management software provides accurate historical data, which is essential for making informed decisions during your end of year stock take. By analysing past sales trends, purchasing patterns, and seasonal fluctuations, businesses can make more accurate forecasts and plan your inventory levels for the upcoming year accordingly.

Enhanced Reporting

ProfiitPlus offers a wide range of customisable reporting options that can provide valuable insights into your inventory performance throughout the year. Reporting will help you identify slow-moving or obsolete items, allowing you to take appropriate action during the end of year stock take.

3. Enhanced Customer Service

Accurate and efficient end of year stock takes can contribute significantly to enhancing customer service. By maintaining accurate inventory records and making informed decisions on stock levels, your business can better meet customer demands, minimise stockouts, and reduce lead times. ProfiifPlus also provides valuable customer insights through reporting, allowing you to tailor your inventory strategies to cater to your customers’ needs more effectively.

4. Increased Automation

ProfiitPlus will automate many inventory management tasks, making the end of year stock take process more efficient and less prone to errors. For example, updating pricing across all selling channels or automating purchase orders can save time and reduce the likelihood of human errors. Automation also helps in streamlining the stock take process, ensuring that the end of year stock take is completed more quickly and accurately.

5. Integration with Other Business Functions

Efficient business management software is designed to integrate seamlessly with other business functions such as accounting, warehousing and POS. This integration ensures that all relevant information is readily available and up-to-date during the end of year stock take. For example, integrating accounting will help your business to generate accurate financial reports based on your inventory valuation, while integration with warehousing can assist in optimising storage space and stock rotation.

6. Scalability and Flexibility

As a business grows, its inventory management needs may change and evolve. Business software offers scalability and flexibility, allowing your business to adapt your inventory management strategies as they expand. This adaptability ensures that the end of year stock take process remains efficient and effective, even as the business grows and faces new challenges.

7. Reducing Manual Processes

Manual inventory management processes, such as using spreadsheets or paper-based systems, can be time-consuming and prone to errors. ProfiitPlus reduces the reliance on manual processes, making the end of year stock take faster, more accurate, and less labour-intensive. This reduction in manual processes also helps to minimise human errors, leading to more precise inventory records.

8. Streamlined Communication and Collaboration

Effective communication and collaboration are essential during the end of year stock take process. Business management software facilitates communication between different departments, ensuring that your teams are on the same page and have access to the most up-to-date information.

Find out more

If you’re going through the pain of end of year stock take and looking for ways to make next year run more smoothly, get in touch with the Foresiight team today. Our ProfiitPlus software is affordable and we can have you up and running in no time.

ProfiitPlus & Alchemii v4.98 Feature Highlights

ProfiitPlus & Alchemii v4.98 Feature Highlights

Version 4.98 Features & Improvements

We have added some exciting new features to ProfiitPlus & Alchemii.  Browse some of the highlights below, or login to the Support Centre to read the complete release notes.

Bin/Shelf Location Management

In a previous version, we added a screen for maintenance of Bin/Shelf Location codes and names. This facility has now been extended to:

  • Include a “keyword” search for easier selection from a large list of Shelf Locations
  • Add (optional) dimension fields for each Shelf Location (Length / Width / Depth, and the resulting volume)
  • Allow the use of characters including the period (dot) character in the Shelf Code

Stock Maintenance

There is an existing feature in the stock system where a series of attributes such as shape, size, colours can be defined and used with Variant Item types. It has now been extended so it can also be used with standard Stock Items and Ratio Items.

A new housekeeping feature is now available to recalculate/update the current Reserved quantities for all Stock Items (i.e. the quantity currently on open Sales Orders / Backorders). This is accessed via Administration | System | Housekeeping | Recalculate Reserved Stock.

When the Display Item Details screen is first opened, it now responds more quickly by pre-loading data in the background. This will be particularly evident on systems with a lot of Stock Items.  Additionally, this screen now automatically saves and restores the user’s preferred form size and grid column widths each time it is opened.


Additional Stock Item details including Major Group, Product Group, Sub Group, and Attributes are now included in the Magento stock file integration.

A new feature has also been added to export all Stock Item images, for import into Magento.

Sales Orders Deposits

Deposits can now be applied to a Sales Backorder in the same manner as a Sales Order. Previously paid deposits can also be refunded off a Backorder by using the “Deposit” button and applying a negative amount. Backorder deposits will be included on the Deposits Held report. 

Compliance and Reporting

The system contains a Non-compliance Log, that records various non-compliant activities from the Cash Register module. This facility has been extended to also include non-compliant activities from the Sales Orders & Invoicing module that have been authorised by entry of a POS manager password.  It is good practice for a manager or system administrator to regularly review the Non-compliance Log.

The List of Quotes report will now display whether the quote was “won” or not, with additional filter options for “Won”, “Not Yet Won”, or “All”.


The Calculate Order Quantities feature has received a number of user interface improvements, along with additional confirmation dialogs, and an option to cancel during the calculation process.

The Auto Generate Purchase Orders facility has been updated to standardise the behaviour of the options around Min/Max reorder levels. A new option has also been introduced to select multiple Stock Locations to generate an Order against.

Purchase Orders are now locked while editing to prevent simultaneous modification by different users.

This release has improved the time it takes to process Stock Adjustment batches, particularly large batches generated following a full stocktake

Alternate Suppliers

There have been a series of changes to do with purchasing Stock Items from Alternate Suppliers. This extended XRef (cross-reference) feature now allows you to define differing purchase unit factors and minimum order quantities on an Item, per Supplier.

For example, you might nominate that you would buy from an Alternate Supplier as Box/100 instead of the usual Box/10 from the Preferred Supplier.


A change has been made to the construction of email headers to improve delivery rates to recipients, in particular to those with Gmail accounts.

There has also been an enhancement to the generation of the HTML email body to improve compatibility on some systems.

This is just a small selection from a big list of enhancements in this release. Remember to login to the Support Centre to check out all the release notes, and be sure to contact the Foresiight Support Team to have your update installed.

Helpful Tips for Stocktaking

Here are some helpful hints and reminders to make all that counting worthwhile.

  • Ensure that all Stock Receipts (Purchase Invoices / Delivery Dockets) have been entered, if those products are to be counted.
  • The optimal time to perform a Stocktake is outside of trading hours – it’s difficult to accurately count your stock when customers are walking around your store with a basket full!
  • Remember to set your Stocktake Freeze Point before you start counting. This takes a snapshot of the current quantity On Hand for all stock at this point in time. Later, when the Generate Stocktake Adjustment Batch process is initiated, this snapshot is what is used to determine the difference between your “theoretical” On Hand quantities and your “physical” counts in order to determine the required adjustment quantities.
  • Take note of committed stock (i.e. products that are on an incomplete Invoice or Jobcard):
         • Where the stock is committed prior to being counted, the committed quantity must be added onto the count.
         • Where the stock is committed after being counted, the committed quantity must be ignored
  • Use your StockMate Device! It will save a huge amount of time and reduce errors when compared to using paper-based Stocktake Worksheets.
  • If you generate an Interim Stocktake, any products that are not counted will not be adjusted.  If you wish to bring a product back to nil on hand, you will need to enter a Stock Count of zero.
  • Make use of the List of Items Without Count report – this will be useful when stocktaking by Supplier or by Product Group.
  • Check your Stocktake Discrepancy Report – it is advantageous to run your eyes over this report to ensure counts are accurate, double-checking any high value products as well as those with a large discrepancy to be adjusted.

What is the difference between Interim and Full Stocktakes?

Interim Stocktake – will adjust only items that are counted.
Full Stocktake – will adjust all items.  Items with a quantity on hand, but no count entered, will be adjusted back to zero.

Always take a database backup before processing a Full Stocktake


Stocktaking Steps Quick Overview

  • Set a Freeze Point before beginning the stocktake
  • Print Stocktake worksheets and record your counts, or use StockMate mobile to record your counts
  • Run the List Items without Count report to check if anything has been missed
  • Run the Stocktake Discrepancy Report to see what adjustments will be generated
  • Generate your stocktake adjustment batch
  • Print and Post the adjustments Journal

You can read our full knowledge base article on Stocktakes on the Client Portal – or call the Foresiight team to book in a training session with one of our consultants.

Are you ready for June 30?

Are you ready for June 30?

Top tips for end of financial year

Our team has compiled a quick list of must-do items, reports and checks for end of financial year, to ensure you don’t look back in coming months and realise you missed an important step!

Things you can do NOW

Run AR & AP Reconciliation Reports

Check these against the GL balance and ensure that your sub-ledgers are in balance.  If there is an imbalance between AR/AP and your General Ledger control accounts, seek assistance straight away.  You can contact your accountant for advice, or book some consultancy time with our specialists.

Run AR & AP Sub Ledger Verification Reports

This is located in General Ledger | Reports and ensures that all batches posted from AP and AR have made it into your General Ledger.  As above, if you find a discrepancy here, seek advice asap or book a consultancy session.

Run Trial Balance and ensure the movement columns balance

If an end of year close hasn’t been performed for the previous year, there can be an imbalance in the total columns – but your debit and credit movement columns should always balance.  Seek specialist advise if this is not the case.

Perform a Stocktake

Most businesses will perform a full stocktake at or around end of financial year. This is necessary in order to provide your accountant with an accurate stock valuation, and to report movement in stock value from the prior year. Your StockMate mobile scanner will be a necessity at this time of year!

Check Stock Valuation matches the GL Stock Accounts

Run your Stock Valuation report and compare this to the value of stock in your General Ledger accounts. This provides two different views of the net value of your stock on hand. It is not unusual to have small differences due to timing, but generally the two numbers should remain relatively closely aligned. It’s best to check this early – don’t wait until after year end.

One reason why you might find an imbalance is if you have made manual adjustments to the Average Cost of any products throughout the year and not adjusted the General Ledger to reflect this. You may need to do some end of year journals to bring this valuation back in line. This is best done after a full stocktake, unless you have been performing regular rolling stocktakes – in which case you might do smaller monthly journals throughout the year. Contact your Accountant and/or your Foresiight Consultant if you are unsure.

Catch up on your Purchase Invoices

Ensure that all Purchase Invoices and Delivery Dockets have been entered, wherever possible. Enter your stock Invoices via Stock & Purchasing and your non-stock Invoices via Accounts Payable. You’ll want to have your stock and accounts all up to date when end of year comes around.

Tasks to complete on June 30

Post all Sales Invoices and Purchase Invoices

At the close of business, post all Sales Invoices and Purchase Invoices where possible.  If your system is configured for overnight posting, ensure that you are able to take a backup after posting and before trade starts for July 1.  You can manually post in Sales Orders & Invoicing | Sales | Update Sales & Payments.

Run your AR and AP Aged Balances Reports

These reports can’t be printed retrospectively so if you need these reports for your accountant, run them now. Note that you can save them to PDF, Excel or Text for future use. It is a good idea to be doing this on a monthly basis in case you need to refer to previous months’ reports.

Run a Stock Valuation Report

At close of business on June 30, run your Stock Valuation report and save it to PDF or Excel. Again, this cannot be run retrospectively, so it is a good idea to run this report at the end of each month and save a copy.

Open the new Financial Year

To open the upcoming financial year, go to General Ledger | Periods | Open/Close Financial Periods and in the box in the lower-right corner, type in the year and click OK. This step can actually be done at any time in the lead up to the new year.

Update your AP Period

If most or all of your Purchase Invoices have been entered for June, you can now update your AP period. Note that you can still manually change the period on individual Invoices during stock receipting if you need to back-date or forward-date an Invoice.

Update your AR Period

As per your normal end of month process, you’ll want to update your AR period ready for trading the next day.

Take a Backup

It is best to take a full backup of your data as at 30 June, in case this is needed down the track.  It may also be a good time to copy to the Training system. This can be handy in the coming days if you’ve forgotten to run any reports. You can copy to training via Administration | Other | Copy to Training System.

You’re all ready for EOFY!

Following these steps will help make your End of Financial Year as smooth as possible. Every business is different, so there are sure to be other things that you’ll want to include in your own end of year process.

If you’d like a refresher on any of these processes, or if this is your first EOFY, you can book in a training session with a Foresiight Consultant.

From Retail Checkout to CRM

Are you just starting a small to medium sized Australian retail business? You may be a reasonable new business still finding your feet or perhaps you’ve been in the industry for a little while and you’re thinking that you could use a little extra helping hand to become just a bit more successful.

Whatever the case may be, Foresiight’s business management software solutions are here to give you the extra edge you’re after and help you take your retail business to the next level. Based in Brisbane, we know how to best help small to medium sized businesses in Brisbane, Queensland and throughout Australia.

From the moment you join the Foresiight family, we’ll be by your side ensuring your success every step of the way. From the very first sale that you make, all the way through to keeping in touch with your customers after they’ve left your store so that you can keep them coming back again and again, Foresiight has the answer. Let’s take a look at how we help our clients from checkout, all the way through to CRM.

It All Begins at the Checkout

It doesn’t matter whether your store has a physical location, online store or a combination of the two, when it comes down to it, the most important part of keeping your business running is making sure that you keep on making sales. People might say it’s about the experience or providing good service, but the cold, hard fact is you need to remain profitable to remain in business, and that starts at the checkout line.

When you get ProfiitPlus, or any of Foresiight’s other appropriate business management software solutions for that matter, you increase your efficiency, your customer experience, and above all your success, starting right there at the checkout. With our point of sale (POS) system, including both the hardware and software components, checkout has never been easier.

Let’s consider a Brisbane hardware store’s POS for example: a customer comes through with a trolley full of hammers, nails, lumber, and a whole lot more for a big building project that they’ve got going on at home. With ProfiitPlus not only does this transaction occur as quickly as possible, much to the pleasure of your customer, but our business management software integrates the POS and all the other systems, because it is all these other systems. Making a sale with ProfiitPlus means that your accounting records are automatically updated, as is your inventory tracking software. It gets even better, because then if ProfiitPlus detects that your store is running low on something, it’ll go ahead and automatically order more for you!

After the Sale

The key to not just running a successful business, but keeping it successful in the digital age, is Customer Relationship Management (CRMs). CRMs provide ways to keep your customers meaningfully engaged with your business so that they always know if there’s a new development, sale, or product launch, and gets them coming back again and again.

Each time ProfiitPlus records a sale, it also captures all the necessary customer information for you to stay in touch. With its add-on CRM functionality, it’s easy to create fantastic newsletters, promotional emails, and countless other means of keeping your customers well informed.

Start Now!

To learn more about Foresiight, our retail business management software solutions, and what we can do to help push your business to a higher level of success, whether you’re in Brisbane or anywhere else in Australia, then all you need to do is get in touch. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form.

Evolve Your Business from Chaos to Control

Running your own business is hard work. Sometimes it can be chaotic, hectic, and even drain you physically, mentally, or emotionally. Business owners like you always put in a lot of hard work in order to ensure everything succeeds, and with all that effort it can be hard to savour your business’ victories, especially if your mind has already turned towards the next task at hand. Maybe you’re already thinking about your next sale, or maybe it’s your next big product launch. Either way, slowing things down and taking some time for yourself means your business falls behind, doesn’t it? Not necessarily.

Moments like these are when it’s paramount to have business management software on hand helping you run your company. Foresiight has been providing this solution to Aussie small businesses like yours for more than 35 years now, and we’re ready to support your business too. Whether you’re looking at Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, or our flagship product ProfiitPlus, there’s no industry we can’t lend a helping hand to.

If you’re already on board with one of Foresiight’s business management software solutions then you’re already well aware of the benefits. But if you’re new on the scene or if you’ve just now come across our site while looking for ways to keep your business on top and make your own life easier, then you’ve found the answer that you’ve been looking for. Here’s how business management software from Foresiight can make running your company less stressful and help you evolve from chaos to control.

The Past

Gone are the days of writing everything down on paper. At least, that’s how it should be. If you want to run a successful business in 2023, then manually writing everything down and double checking all your figures isn’t the way to go anymore. Doing things the old fashioned way is only costing you time and money.

Whatever kind of business it is that you run, whether it’s a hardware store, automotive, marine supplies, or even a landscape yard, business software can bring you into the modern day.

The Present

Technology has made running a business a lot easier than it used to be. These days you can type everything up, copy and paste huge swaths of data, and if you have the know-how, you can create scripts and formulas to get everything calculated automatically for you. This is all quicker, but it’s still not as efficient as it could be and it’s still costing you time and money.

Whether your company services ordinary people on the street, or if you service an entire industry like tools and industrial, business management software can speed things up and send your business into the future.

The Future

Each of Foresiight’s business management software solutions represent the pinnacle of efficiency, centralisation, and automation. The result of signing up today is maximum savings for your time, money, and manpower.

Just imagine: every time that your business makes a sale, your point of sale (POS) system updates your inventory and your accounting records to make sure that they are both completely correct and accurate. Then, when it detects your business is running low on a product it’ll automatically order more for you. And finally, your business management software will take all of the data that it collects and use it to create helpful recommendations for your business that help you keep your customers engaged and coming back again and again.

What are you waiting for?

For more information on Foresiight, our flagship business management software ProfiitPlus, or for any other questions, simply give us call us on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form.

Upgrade Your Business, Your Technology, and Your People

Running a business the old fashioned way isn’t the best way to do things anymore. Are you still doing everything by hand? Are all your records still physical paper copies? Maybe you’ve got all your documents on your computer but you’re still updating each one individually and manually? There’s a better way for you to run your business, so if any of this sounds like you or a business owner that you know of, then it’s time to upgrade.

If you haven’t heard of us yet, it’s time to introduce you to Foresiight. We provide small business owners like you with business management software solutions to help you upgrade your business at every level and maximise their success. Whether it’s Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, or our flagship product ProfiitPlus, for more than 35 years we’ve been helping small businesses owners make it to the next level. Here’s how working with Foresiight can help you upgrade your business, your technology, and even your people.

The Next Level of Business

It doesn’t take a lot to upgrade your business, all you need is business management software from Foresiight. Let’s look at a case study as an example:

Consider a hardware store; stock software that’s out of date and inventory that’s always running out. The owner of the business could put in more personal time and energy, ensuring that they fill the holes left by their software by checking everything manually, and by going through their storeroom every single night to make sure that they can quickly order anything that’s running low or that looks like it’s about to. But there’s a better way.

With ProfiitPlus, this hardware store owner doesn’t need to do everything themselves because their business effectively does everything for them. Once their software is up and running, this hardware store now automatically updates its stock every time a sale is made, and it also automatically orders new inventory when it detects that a product is running low. You can still check it yourself if you want to, but with our business management software there’s no longer any need.

A New Era of Technology

We’re well and truly into the digital age now, meaning many stores have an online presence and some have even moved away from having a physical location into being purely digitally run and operated. Having a physical store is still the strongest way to remind your customers that you’re really there and working with them, but small business online store integration is another way you can upgrade.

Let’s go back to the hardware store example. It doesn’t matter if they make a sale in person or via their online store, the sale is recorded the same way and there aren’t any mistakes with their inventory. And with each system integrated through the same business management software, you can count on each of them to work in harmony.

Better Connections with your People

Your business connections come in two different flavours: your staff and your customers. Your employees are your most valuable asset, and with ProfiitPlus’ staff integration, you can handle rostering, training, and more, all with the same software that runs the rest of your business.

Then, when it comes to your customers, ProfiitPlus records the data behind every sale. It then uses this to make accurate and helpful predictions to help you keep your customers coming back, and with its Customer Relationship Management functionality, you can easily create engaging newsletters and campaigns that keep your customers informed.

Time for an Upgrade

If you’re ready to upgrade your business, then reach out to Foresiight today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form.

Data Import and Export

Data Import and Export

Simplify Your Stock File Updates

Many industry suppliers are now providing their business customers with monthly or quarterly electronic price file updates and promotions.  Manually updating pricing can be laborious and inaccurate, which can lead to selling items below margin or incorrectly quoting customers.

Automate your price updates and stock file changes with Data Import/Export

Using the Data Import/Export module, you can update all relevant information from the spreadsheets or text files provided by your supplier, including cost price changes, with the ability to recalculate sell prices after updating.

Data Import/Export also provides the ability to upload your entire supplier catalogue into a separate lookup catalogue. This allows you to review product pricing for special orders, and transfer a product into your main stock file with a single click when you need to sell or purchase it.  Keeping non stocked items contained in a lookup file keeps your stock file clean and simple – if you don’t sell it then you won’t need to browse through it when searching for stock items at the point of sale.

In addition to importing price files from your suppliers, the Data Import/Export module also includes a number of other useful features for importing/exporting data and applying bulk updates to your system.


  • Import supplier product catalogues from spreadsheet
  • Bulk updates to your Main Stock File and/or Supplier Lookup Catalogues
  • Import promotions / catalogue pricing
  • Customisable to suit many different file formats
  • Bulk update prices (Cost and Sell) by percentage or dollar
  • Bulk update selected Product properties from a spreadsheet (e.g. Product Descriptions)
  • Export your price file to a spreadsheet file for customers
  • Import from a spreadsheet/CSV into a Purchase Order

Call Foresiight on (07) 3356 2772 or email us at for information and pricing on the Data Import/Export module, or to arrange a training session.

An introduction to Item Sub-Types

An introduction to Item Sub-Types

In recent versions of ProfiitPlus & Alchemii, a new way of classifying Stock Items has been introduced. This article will give you an overview of Item Sub-Types and how they might be used in your business.

Item Types

The concept of Item Types has been a staple since the very early days of the original ProfitPak application. The four Item Types available in the system are as follows:

  • Stock Item
  • Non-diminishing Item
  • Kit Item
  • Ratio Item

As a regular user of the system, you will already be very familiar with these Item Types and the way in which they are used. What is most important to note is that these core Item Types have not changed. The behaviour of each of these types remains the same as always, but with the addition of new Item Sub-Types to enable further flexibility and functionality for your business.

Item Sub-Types

Recently introduced, the new Item Sub-Types allow us to define specific behaviours for certain Items. Every Item is first allocated an Item Type, and then an Item Sub-Type. The Sub-Types that are available for each individual Item are determined by its designated Item Type.

Below is a list of the available Sub-Types, with a brief description of its purpose.

Stock Sub-Types

  • “Standard” Stock Item: An inventory Item that does not fall under one of the special Stock Sub-Types below
  • Variation Item: A variant of a Virtual Parent Item (e.g.: colour/size)
  • Manufactured Item: A product that is manufactured or built from raw materials, and has a Bill of Materials associated with it
  • Ratio Parent Item: An Item that has one or more Ratio “children”
  • Manufactured Ratio Parent Item: An Item that has one or more Ratio “children”, and that is manufactured or built from raw materials, and has a Bill of Materials associated with it

Non-diminishing Sub-Types

  • “Standard” Non-diminishing Item: A non-inventory Item that does not fall into one of the special Non-diminishing Sub-Types below
  • Virtual Parent Item: An Item that represents a collection of Variation Items (e.g. a colour/size range)
  • Labour Item: An Item that is used for billing out Labour charges
  • Freight Item: An Item used for freight cost recovery
  • Fees/Charges Item: An Item used for recovery of fees and charges (e.g. payment fees)
  • Discount Item: An Item used to record a discount given on a transaction at the Point of Sale

Kit Sub-Types

  • “Standard” Kit Item: A Kit “parent”, containing multiple components that are brought together and sold at a pre-determined price at the Point of Sale

Ratio Sub-Types

  • Ratio Child Item: An Item that is allocated to a specified Stock Item (its “parent”) and has a ratio defined that represents the number of Child units that make up one Parent unit (e.g. 50 individual metres of chain per one roll of chain)
  • Manufactured Ratio Child Item: An Item that is allocated to a specified Stock Item (its “parent”), and that is manufactured or built from raw materials, and has a Bill of Materials associated with it

Incorporating Sub-Types into your system

Each of the Sub-Types outlined above has its own set of rules and behaviours associated with it. These behaviours can influence many workflows from purchasing to sales and right through to reporting.

When your system was updated to v4.97 (or newer), a conversion process would have taken place to automatically allocate all of your existing Stock Items to the appropriate Sub-Type. Therefore, you might already be using some of the extended Sub-Type functionality within your system.

If you don’t yet see any of the new Sub-Type options, please contact your Support Consultant to arrange a software update to the latest version.

Want to learn more?

The best place to begin is your Training system – simply switch to your Training dataset, start creating some new Stock Items and get a feel for the functionality of each Sub-Type.

Next, you might like to spend some time with one of our experts to get a deeper understanding of how this, and other stock management techniques, can help you to drive your business forward. To book a session with a Foresiight Professional Services consultant, contact us today on (07) 3356 2772 or email us at

Small Business Management Software: Increasing Profitability

As a small business owner, managing all aspects of your business can be overwhelming. From tracking finances to managing inventory, it can be challenging to stay on top of everything. That’s where small business management software comes in. In this article, we explore the benefits, common features to look for, and how it can increase profitability.

Business management software is a tool that helps small business owners manage their day-to-day operations more efficiently. It streamlines processes, automates tasks, and provides valuable insights into business performance. Plus, centralise all your data in one place, making it easier to access and manage.

Benefits of Using Business Management Software

One of the main benefits of using software is improved efficiency. With everything in one place, you can easily track sales, inventory, and customer data. You can also automate repetitive tasks like invoicing, payroll, and inventory management. This frees up time that can be spent on more important aspects of your business.

Another benefit is improved accuracy. With manual processes, there’s always room for error. Using small business management software reduces the risk of mistakes and ensures that data is up-to-date and accurate. This can prevent costly errors and improve decision-making.

Business management software also provides valuable insights into your business performance. You can generate reports on sales, inventory, and financials to identify trends and areas for improvement. This can help you make data-driven decisions that increase profitability.

Common Features of Business Management Software

When choosing small business management software, there are several features to look for. These include:

Inventory management: Inventory management is essential for any small business. With business management software, you can track inventory levels, set reorder points, and receive alerts when stock is running low. This ensures that you always have the products your customers need and can avoid stockouts.

Sales Tracking: Tracking sales is another critical feature. You can track sales in real-time, generate reports, and identify trends. This can help you make data-driven decisions and adjust your sales strategy accordingly.

Financial Management: Managing finances is a time-consuming task, but it’s essential for any small business. Business management software can help you streamline financial tasks like invoicing, payroll, and expenses. You can also generate financial reports to track cash flow, revenue, and expenses.

Customer Relationship Management: Customer relationship management (CRM) is another critical feature. With small business management software, you can track customer data, manage customer interactions, and analyse customer behaviour. This can help you identify opportunities to improve customer satisfaction and increase sales.

Increasing Profitability

Business management software can increase profitability in several ways. First, it can improve efficiency and reduce costs. By automating tasks and streamlining processes, you can save both time and money. This can free up resources that can be reinvested in your small business, increasing profitability over time.

Second, you will get valuable insights into your business performance. By analysing data on sales, inventory, and financials, you can identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions. This can help you optimise your operations, reduce waste, and increase revenue.

Finally, business management software can improve customer satisfaction. With CRM tools, you can track customer interactions and behaviour, identify opportunities for improvement, and provide better customer service. This can lead to increased customer loyalty and repeat business, increasing profitability over time.

Choosing the Right Software for Your Small Business

When choosing software, it’s essential to consider your business’s unique needs. Look for software that offers the features you need to manage your business efficiently. Consider factors like cost, ease of use, and customer support and whether you need industry-specific customisations.

Our leading small business management software ProfiitPlus has been customised to suit the unique needs of a range of industries including hardware stores, irrigation, tools and industrial and more.

Business Management Software vs. Traditional Methods

Finally, it’s worth considering the differences between using software and traditional methods of managing a small business. Traditional methods like manual bookkeeping and inventory management can be time-consuming and prone to human error. Business management software automates these tasks, reducing the risk of errors and saving time.

Business management software also provides valuable insights into your business performance, which can be difficult to obtain with traditional methods. Choosing the right software and using it effectively, can help you make data-driven decisions that increase profitability. Be sure to do your research and choose software that meets your unique needs.

Ready to increase your small business profitability? Find out more about ProfiitPlus.

Leading Business Management Software: Making the Right Choice

Have you invested in business management software yet? If not, it’s time to finally start taking steps to ensure your business remains at the forefront of your industry and isn’t one that’s in danger of falling behind.

Foresiight has been helping small businesses like yours stay relevant and competitive and continue to run smoothly, for over 35 years. With our various leading business management software solutions, from Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, and our flagship product, ProfiitPlus, we help small to medium sized Australian businesses across a range of industries to grow.

Whether yours is a business with a physical location, an entirely online store, or a combination of both, our small business software ProfiitPlus is key to staying successful in the digital age. With a so much information online about business management software, it can be hard to know where to start. You’re probably not sure what you should even be looking for. Doing your own research is always important, so here are some quick tips to keep in mind when choosing business management software:

What to Look for When It Comes to Choosing Your Business Management Software

While we could leave you with an extensive list that takes hours to read, if you’re a small business owner then you probably don’t have that sort of time. Here’s a time-saving rundown of some of the broader things that you should be looking for when you choose your business management software:


As we’ve said, as a small business owner, it’s not likely that you don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands. There are so many tasks that go into running a small business, whether you have help or not, that can eat into your day. Plus, doing it all manually can lead to human error and serious mistakes being made.

Good business management software takes care of the various tasks that go into running a business for you, and the best software does so with minimal input needed from you to get started. At the end of the day, business management software should be automatic and efficient, leading to fewer mistakes for you to spend time correcting, and more time for you to focus on running and growing your company.


What are some of the tasks that leading business management software should be able to handle for you? There are bundles of them! If you need help with any of the following, then good business management should be able to look after the following tasks for you:

  • Accounting
  • Price changing
  • Inventory ordering and management
  • Staff and customer relationship management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Trend forecasting

That’s what leading business management software should be able to do for you. Great business management software like ProfiitPlus can do all that and more.


Having all these different tasks handled for you is great but imagine having all the different parts talking to one another. As an example, let’s look at a hardware store POS system. A customer buys a hammer, and ProfiitPlus processes the sale, it then updates your inventory records, orders more hammers if you need, and gives you back data on whether you might need to order more in the future. With our leading business management your whole business will be in harmony, allowing you to run your whole store with just the one piece of software.

There’s More!

There are so many more great reasons why business management software can help your company. For more information, all you need to do is give Foresiight a call today on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business.

Still posting manually? Automate Tasks with ProfiitPlus

Still posting manually? Automate Tasks with ProfiitPlus

ProfiitPlus is able to automate a wide range of tasks to make your end of day processing trouble free.  There’s no need to spend time each day manually posting sales transactions or banking batches.  Using overnight processing also relieves load on your system and can eliminate posting issues that might occur due to network congestion.

Here are just some of the tasks that can be automated:

  • Post Sales Transactions
  • Post Banking Batches
  • Accumulate Sales Data (with the Performance Monitor module)
  • Synchronise stock to your online store (with the eCommerce Interface module)
  • Download orders from your online store (with the eCommerce Interface module)
  • Custom SQL reports – exported to Excel/CSV
  • Clone Live data to Training
  • Generate pharmacy PBS invoices (Alchemii)

For more information contact us on 07 3356 2772 or email us at

The Advantages of Business Management Software Integration

Let’s face it, having to take care of all the tasks that go into running a business is hard work. Whether you’re going it alone, or even if you have employees to help you tackle the day to day running of things, there’s just so much to be done that it’s understandable if it gets a little overwhelming at times.

That’s where Foresiight steps in to help ease the burden of it all. Our business management software solutions have been helping small businesses from all over Australia for more than 35 years now. Based in Brisbane ourselves, we know what it takes to make a successful business in this country and how to best help.

If you haven’t already gotten business management software to help support your small business, then it’s time to start looking into it. There are tons of great things that business management software, like Foresiight’s flagship product ProfiitPlus, can do for your business. Today, we’d like to zero in on one of our central benefits, integration, and what that means for your business.

What is integration?

As we all know by now, there are so many tasks that go into operating a successful business. A few of these include stock management, making price changes, accounting, staff rostering, and managing your customer relationships.

Integration is when these tasks aren’t performed in a vacuum. It’s when all these different processes overlap and work together as one in such a way that each part’s performance is improved. Integration is, in a word, efficiency. Let’s look at a few examples in action:

Point of Sale (POS) and Inventory Management

Whether in person or over the internet, every single sale made by your business needs to be recorded. And each detail of the sale needs to be recorded too. ProfiitPlus’ POS system, which includes both the hardware and software components, can handle all this information gathering for you.

When a sale is made, your inventory records need to be updated accordingly. Products no longer on your shelves need to be checked off your books, and then when you hit a certain threshold you need to order more so that you don’t run out. ProfiitPlus will automatically do so for you when it detects that you’re running low.

Business management software integration means that when ProfiitPlus’ POS is used to make a sale it also updates your inventory records at the exact same time. Both parts speak to one another automatically. Our inventory tracking software is Brisbane’s best solution to making sure that your shelves are never accidentally empty.

…and Accounting

You’ve made your sale, and now you need to record your profits. Or maybe you’ve ordered more inventory and you need to record your expenses. Let’s consider a business with larger needs, like a landscape yard. POS records the sale of landscaping supplies, it updates the inventory records, it detects the need for more supplies and so it orders more, then it also updates your accounting records too to ensure that all your numbers add up when it comes to tax time.

So whether you move literally tons of product everyday like a landscape yard, or if you sell a few knickknacks online each week, ProfiitPlus is there to help ease your load and make sure that every single one of your books is perfectly balanced.

There’s Just So Much More!

We hope these examples have shed some light on the singular benefit of integration which Foresiight’s business management software can bring to your company. But this is just one piece, there’s so many other ways we can help. For any questions about what we can do for you, simply give us a call today on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business.

Point of Sale Equipment

Looking to update your barcode scanners, docket printers, label printers or cash drawers for your point of sale terminals?

Foresiight has the solution.

We supply only quality POS equipment with proven reliability, and you can be assured of compatibility with your POS software.

Having the right gear in place can help to create a great experience for your customers and keep your business running smoothly – and it doesn’t need to cost a fortune!

For more information or a quote on any POS equipment, send us an email at or call today on 1800 061 670.

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Why Upgrade to Foresiight Landscape Yard POS

Why Upgrade to Foresiight Landscape Yard POS

Welcome to Foresiight. For more than 35 years we’ve been sharing our business management software solutions with Australia. With Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, and above all, our flagship offering, ProfiitPlus, we help small to medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries. One of the areas we specialise in is landscape yard POS or point of sale software that integrates with your business management software.

The landscape yard POS functionality of our business management software can improve how you run your business. Good business management software like ours can take care of everything you need to do in order to run your business, far more than just landscape yard POS. But some Australian landscape yard businesses are stuck in the past with outdated systems. It’s already 2023, if your landscape yard is one of them, don’t get left behind by your competitors!

Why do you need a POS system?

If you don’t already have a digital POS system, then that means you and your staff are likely doing everything by hand. Writing invoices, recording sales, and updating inventory records. A good POS system can cover all these bases automatically, so that you don’t have to.

POS includes both hardware and software elements. Hardware includes things like barcode scanners and printers, cash drawers, and more, while the POS software has them all running and updating automatically. Basically, a POS system brings with it everything that you need in order to perform transactions faster, in a more modern way, and above all else, as efficiently as possible.

Why choose Foresiight?

When you choose Foresiight and ProfiitPlus for your landscape yard POS solution, you can rest assured that the POS hardware and software are fully compatible with each other. Not all hardware and software always work together; get one from one supplier and another from somewhere else, and you don’t have the guarantee that they’ll work! That is why we supply both.

We also rigorously test both the POS hardware and software for quality before shipping them out, so that way you know that they’re the best. But more than that, you should choose Foresiight and ProfiitPlus because our POS does more than just handle your POS needs.

It’s business management software

ProfiitPlus is more that landscape yard POS, it’s business management software. That means that it also does accounting, inventory, and price adjustments. These are all things that relate to POS, and so having them all in one place run by the same piece of business management software means that all the different pieces are communicating and working together in perfect harmony.

POS talking to inventory means that your records are correctly updated each time you make a sale. It means that your accounting books are always balanced. And it means that when you need to change a price, you only need to do it once across the whole store, not every time you make a sale!

But ProfiitPlus does even more than that! Like we said, it does everything that you need in order to run your business more easily. ProfiitPlus can also help you with your staffing, with your Customer Relationship Management, and so much more.

POS That’s More Than Just POS

For business management software that does it all, POS and more, give Foresiight a call today. It doesn’t matter if your business is a landscape yard or something else, we’re here to help. All you need to do is give us a call on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form , to tell us about your business and a member of our team will be in touch.

ESET Antivirus

ESET helps to secure your computers and devices, protect your precious data, and keep your company know-how safe. ESET Antivirus protects users just like you across 200 countries and territories worldwide, helping them to use and explore all the great opportunities of the Internet.

How does ESET Antivirus work?

Its antivirus engine uses advanced heuristics, machine learning, and cloud-based scanning to effectively detect and eliminate the latest malware threats without slowing down your computer.

Can ESET protect while web browsing?

Yes it can. The ESET Online Scanner runs from your web browser, checks for and (optionally) removes malware. ESET offers multiple layers of protection against malware and can prevent your computer from infection.

Can ESET help with Spam emails?

Yes it can! The Antispam engine available in various ESET products assigns a spam score to each email message it scans and uses that score to determine the course of action (deliver email, deliver to junk email folder, etc.).

Foresiight recommends ESET Antivirus. In recent years we have found ESET to be one of the most effective solutions for detecting and blocking threats.

For pricing or more information on ESET Antivirus email us at or call us on (07) 3356 2772.

Note: Antivirus software is just one aspect of an effective cybersecurity strategy. Foresiight recommends that you regularly consult with your internal or external IT security expert to ensure that your business is sufficiently protected from cyber threats.

Know Your Backup

Know Your Backup

How well do you know your backup routine?

Many small/medium business owners are not aware that they are not sufficiently protecting their business against data loss.  Simply backing up your data isn’t enough – do you review and monitor your backups and take a backup off-site?

A good functioning backup allows a business to have peace of mind. It’s important to know you are protected not only when a malicious attack happens to the computer network, but also when a file is accidentally deleted or modified. A good working backup allows you to be up and running again with minimal downtime.

It is recommended that you not only perform your backup on a daily basis, but keep multiple versions of these backups. This will ensure that you can restore files from the most recent backup, or go back to an earlier version if required.

Backups should not remain in the same building as the data they are backing up. At least one backup should be taken off-site at all times, either by means of external drives or RDX tape backups. We recommend a minimum of two external drives/RDX Tapes in your backup rotation.

Foresiight recommends using the BackupAssist software package, but there are many other great products available and your IT Technician will likely have a recommendation. If you would like some advice on your backup solution, don’t hesitate to call us on (07) 3356 2772.

Start 2023 Off on the Right Foot with Business Management Software

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your business; what’s working well and what can be improved. For many small to medium sized Australian businesses, business operations are often one of the things that can be improved.

Foresiight has been helping Australian companies with our business management solutions for over 35 years now. Whether your business is a bricks and mortar store, an online store or both, our business management software can help you to take control of the way that you run and manage every aspect of your company. So if you don’t have business management software, it’s time to call Foresiight.

Foresiight’s business management software solutions include Alchemii for pharmacies, the highly customisable Liinc, and our flagship software ProfiitPlus. Between these three options, there’s no type of small business that we’re not able to help.

What is Business Management Software?

Business management software handles the tasks that you need in order to run your business efficiently and profitably. Our business management software can help you with everything from stocktake, inventory management, ordering more product, making price adjustments, point of sale (POS) hardware and software, staff rostering and training, and more!

Some business management software only handles one of these tasks, or it does multiple things but it’s designed to be used only by one specific industry. But not ProfiitPlus. Our business management software does all these things, and it does them all with just the one piece of software. Imagine having access to all this functionality in a single digital place. All you need is a device and an internet connection, and you can run your whole business from anywhere in the world.

With everything being run from with a single piece of software you can rest assured that each business function will be compatible. Each different task can communicate with every other task, leading to a truly centralised business!

What are the Benefits of Business Management Software?

We’ve just spoken about centralisation and how that can help your online store. Small business software is also just plain quicker, easier, and more efficient. It makes running your business a smoother, easier experience, and by taking the hassle out of the important stuff, it leaves you with more time to focus on running your business and growing it into what you want it to truly be.

Let’s shine a light on a specific example. Say you run an online hardware store, stock software as part ProfiitPlus’ business management software can help you by detecting when you’re running low on a particular product, ordering more, and recording the information so that your numbers add up perfectly when it comes time to perform stocktake again. The result is an online hardware store that’s easier to run, easier to supply, that can more efficiently get products into its customers hands, and that is ultimately, more successful than it was before business management software.

So What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re looking to get 2023 started off on a stronger foot than any year previous, then it’s time you got business management software. Whether yours is like our example, an online hardware store needing stock software, or one of countless other possibilities, then reach out to Foresiight today.

Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use the easy contact form on our website, to tell us about your business, and we can answer any questions you might have about ProfiitPlus or any of our other business management software solutions.

Christmas Tips for Your Business

Christmas Tips for Your Business

Christmas is upon us!  Whether you are closed over Christmas or have extended trading hours, there are some important things to remember.

If you are closing over the Christmas period – shut down all unnecessary workstations and devices.

  • Unplug all devices that won’t be in use, in case the Summer storms cause power surges.
  • If you are in a low-lying area, make sure all equipment is up off the floor at a safe height in case of heavy rains.
  • Make sure your backups are working correctly and ensure you have an up to date backup to take offsite over the holiday period.

Don’t just assume your backups are ok – check, check, and check again (let us know if you need some help)!

If you have some late night trading coming up, check that any overnight processes, such as automatic posting, are scheduled outside of trading hours.

If closing up before the end of December, processing end of month will be no different to normal – this is best done on the last day before closing for the holiday.

Roll over your AR, AP, and GL periods ready for January trading.

Maintaining a healthy system

This holiday period might also be a good time to do some archiving and purging of old data from your ProfiitPlus or Alchemii system, while nobody is using the software.

Some businesses remain open over the Christmas period but are a little quieter than usual. This is a great time to do some system maintenance and tie up a few loose ends. Refer to documentation on the Support Centre for guidance, or enquire about our training sessions.

If you know you have some tidying up to do but aren’t sure where to start, or just don’t want to tackle it yourself, we can take care of it for you as part of our extended Professional Services options. Give us a call today or email for more info.

And most importantly, enjoy this wonderful time of year with family and friends!

How Australian Business Management Software Can Make Your Small Business Better

How Australian Business Management Software Can Make Your Small Business Better

Foresiight has been helping small businesses across Australia for over 35 years. Based in Queensland ourselves, we know how to make a small business succeed in Australia. Our mission is to share this knowledge and experience so your small business can rise to the top.

Whatever industry your business is in, no doubt it faces lots of competition, and you’ll likely be up against some larger organisations than yours. There’s no need to worry, with Foresiight’s Australian business management software, you can make your small business a better business and stand out against some of your bigger competitors. We have several business management software options, and with the highly customisable Liinc, Alchemii for pharmacies, or our flagship product ProfiitPlus, there’s no small business we can’t help.

Here’s how Foresiight can make your small business a better business:

It’s Faster

With ProfiitPlus you can get more done in less time. With more functionality and less input from you, our business management software gets things done faster and more efficiently.

ProfiitPlus Australian business management software handles the various tasks that go into running an organisation. From stock take, to ordering new products, to your Point of Sale (POS) software, to accounting, to staff management and rostering, and more. ProfiitPlus does everything you could possibly need to run your business.

Not only does ProfiitPlus handle all these tasks for you, but it does so automatically and efficiently. With only a modicum of input needed to get started, ProfiitPlus is ready to go, handling all the above tasks quicker than if you they were performed manually and without the risk of human error. No more mistakes, no more errors, and no more finding that your books just don’t add up.

Everything ProfiitPlus does, it does with just the one simple and easy to use piece of business management software. All you need is a device with an internet connection, and you can run your business anywhere in the world. With ProfiitPlus you get maximum efficiency, maximum convenience, and more time to focus on the things that really matter to you, like growing your business!

It’s Stronger

ProfiitPlus, like all Foresiight’s Australian business management software, is more powerful than other options on the market. It just does more and has a greater range of functionality. Whereas other services only handle a specific task or cater to the needs of one particular industry, ProfiitPlus does it all. Not only is it more powerful, but it’s more cost effective for Australian small business than other options on the market.

Over the years, ProfiitPlus has been customised to meet the specific needs of a wide range of industries including hardware, safety and workwear, tools and industrial, irrigation and more.

When you choose ProfiitPlus for your business, our team will provide support and further customisations, to meet the unique needs of your business, if they are needed. From getting set up and implementation, to trouble shooting, our team is there to help every step of the way, because when you get ProfiitPlus you also get Foresiight as a business partner.

It’s Better, and you can be Better too

If you’d like your small business to be a better business, or if you’re just curious about whether ProfiitPlus is right for you, then please get in touch with Foresiight today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form, to tell us about your business and a member of our team will be in touch.

When Should you Invest in Business Management Software?

Foresiight is in the business of helping small Aussie businesses. We’ve been working with businesses from all over the Australia for over thirty-five years now, meaning no one knows better than us what it takes to make a small business thrive in Australia.

With the help of our business management software you can reduce your workload and streamline every process that goes into running your business. From stocktake, to ordering new supplies, to managing rosters, to point of sale (POS), and so much more, business management software will make staying on top of your business, and your life, so much easier.

What is Business Management Software?

Business management software takes care of the tasks that you need to do to ensure your business is running smoothly. There are lots of business management software providers out there on the market, but some only cater to one particular industry or only handle one specific aspect of business operations.

Our flagship software ProfiitPlus handles everything you need and does it all in one place. It’s completely centralised and it all runs automatically with only minimal input from you needed to get started, saving you time, money, and stress with one efficient solution.

Whether you’re about to open your first business, you’ve just gotten started, or you’ve been in the game for a while already, here are some tips on when it’s best to get business management and why:

You’re About to Get Started

If you’re still in the planning stages or if you’re ready to open next week, then you need business management. Getting it before you need it will save you from having to deal with problems as they arise as you’ll already be well prepared.

Newly in Business

If your doors have just opened and you don’t have business management, then what are you waiting for? It’s not too late to get all the benefits and get your business starting off the right foot.

As Soon as Possible

Maybe your business has been up and running for a few weeks already, or even a few years. Everything’s running fine, but business management is always an option which can make everything easier.

When the Going Gets Tough…

…The tough get business management. When things start to become even a little bit hard, you can power on and maybe you’ll be okay. Or you can get business management to ease the burdens. Don’t wait and don’t risk it. Get the right business management in place before your problems become too much to handle and your business suffers.

It’s Never Too Late

If times are tough and it looks like they’re only going to get tougher, we can still help. In addition to all the services ProfiitPlus can help you with, when you get our business management you also get us as a business partner. Our support team is always standing by to help you with any problems, and to lend a hand however we can. Your success is our success.


There’s no time like the present. Foresiight’s team is standing by and ready to speak to you. For any questions on our business management solution, ProfiitPlus, and whether it’s the right time for you to invest, then please get in touch with us today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business. When you speak with us you have our guarantee you will always get to talk to a real person.

Four Benefits of Business Management Software for your Hardware Store

Four Benefits of Business Management Software for your Hardware Store

Foresiight has been helping small businesses across Australia for over 35 years. One industry we specialise in helping is hardware stores. 

There are many factors which go into running a successful hardware store, regardless of whether your store is entirely online or if it has a physical location. Having business management software that is customised for the hardware industry and integrates with your point of sale (POS) is a key element to success. That’s where ProfiitPlus comes in. Here are just four of the ways that our POS system can help your hardware store.

  1. Hardware and Software

When you get ProfiitPlus Foresiight provides you not only with the software necessary for your POS system, but with the hardware as well. With both aspects coming from us you can rest assured that your POS hardware and software will always be fully compatible with one another. You also have our guarantee that every part we send you will be thoroughly tested for quality before being shipped out.

2. A Centralised Solution

ProfiitPlus’ business management software does more than just POS. It also talks to every other system that goes into make a sale, and more than that, it even handles those duties for you too!

For example, every time a sale is made ProfiitPlus automatically updates your inventory records to ensure that they’re always completely accurate. When it detects that you’re running low on a particular product, it’ll also order more so that you’re never blindsided by being over or understocked on anything ever again.

By tracking the information behind each sale your store makes either online or in your physical store(s), ProfiitPlus will also handle accounting and make sure that your books always add up correctly. Then, with all this sales information, ProfiitPlus is also able to provide forecasting, analysing trends and data to provide you with strong recommendations and excellent advice on what your store needs in its near future.

3. More than Just POS

Why get a POS system that only handles tasks relating to sales when you could get business management software that also handles everything else you could possibly need as well? As business management software, ProfiitPlus can also help you look after your two most valuable assets: your customers and your staff.

Through its Customer Relationship (CRMs) functionality you can use ProfiitPlus to keep your customers engaged with your business through digital marketing campaigns, emails, and newsletters.

As for your staff, ProfiitPlus has everything you need to easily manage rosters, leave requests, payroll, scheduling, and training, to ensure that your team is always well looked after.

4. Automatic and Efficient

Everything ProfiitPlus does, it does automatically, quickly, and without human errors.

ProfiitPlus looks after your entire hardware store with just one, easy to use piece of business management software. With just a device and an internet connection, running your whole business is right there at your fingertips, no matter where you are.

And more!

The benefits of ProfiitPlus are far more than just the four listed here. If you’d like to find out more about how ProfiitPlus can help to build the success of your hardware store, then please get in touch with Foresiight today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form, to tell us about your business.

4 Reasons Your Landscape Yard Needs Our POS Solution

4 Reasons Your Landscape Yard Needs Our POS Solution

Foresiight has been helping all sorts of Australian small businesses for over 35 years by providing them with our business management software solutions. We support companies from across many industries with the highly customisable Liinc, Alchemii for pharmacies, and our flagship product ProfiitPlus. One industry that we specialise in helping is landscape yards.

Running your own landscape yard isn’t always easy, but there are lots of things you can do to make it simpler. One thing you can do is get business management software, and in particular, getting one which can assist with your Point of Sale (POS) system can really help make running your business easier. Here are four of the reasons why when it comes to choosing business management software you should choose one which can help you with your POS

1.Compatible Hardware and Software

There are two sides to POS systems, the hardware side, which includes things like printers, screens, and drawers, and the software side. It’s best to choose business management software which can help you with both because if your provider only helps you with the software side of things, then you’re missing out and you run the risk that it may not be compatible with your hardware.

When you get ProfiitPlus, Foresiight will provide you with both the hardware and the software so that way you know for sure that your POS system is fully compatible. We also thoroughly test each piece of equipment before sending it out to make sure it’s up to our high standards of quality.

2. Connecting to your Inventory

You want a POS system which does more than just processing transactions, you want one which also communicates with the other systems that it takes to run your landscape yard, especially your inventory. You don’t want a sale to go through only to have to go and manually mark off each item sold.

What you want is a POS system that automatically updates your inventory records every time you make a sale so that your books are always one hundred percent accurate and so you save time. You also want one that will automatically order new stock for you when it detects you’re running low.

3. Connecting to Accounting

Inventory isn’t the only system you want your POS connected with, you also want it communicating with the accounting side of your business. Having a POS system which does this makes sure every sale is tracked automatically and without mistakes.

Whether a sale is made in person or over your landscape yard’s website, having each transaction properly and immediately recorded ensures that everything is running as smoothly as possible.

4. More than Just POS

ProfiitPlus can do so much more than just POS, so why settle for business management software that does anything less? Our software solution doesn’t just connect your accounting and inventory to your POS, it actually completes these tasks for you too! Not only that, our add on modules can do so much more, like helping you manage your staffing and rostering, and communicating with your customers through its CRM functionality.

Get Your Landscape Yard POS

These are only a few of the reasons you should strongly consider getting POS for your landscape yard. For more information on Foresiight, ProfiitPlus, and how it can help your business, please get in contact with us today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business.

Three Ways Business Management Software Helps Online Stores

Whether your small business is online or only exists in the real world, if you don’t have business management software then you’re missing out. At Foresiight, we have been providing business management solutions for over 35 years. We’ve literally been around for longer than the internet. Over the years, the way that small businesses in Australia and throughout the world operate has been revolutionised. We’ve been part of this journey and understand better than most how to support online businesses.

If you’re not already using online store business management software, then there’s a lot of benefits you’re missing out on. Here are just a few:

Getting Connected

If you still perform all the tasks that it takes to run your online store manually, ask yourself why. With business management software there’s no need to cross check each of your separate systems in person, constantly risking mistakes and human error.

Online store business management software contains all the systems you need in one centralised, easy to use location. There is no need to reconcile between your point of sale (POS), accounting, and inventory, they’re all linked together and sharing information with one another, in real time.

Not only that, but they’re all running automatically. With only minimal input from you required to get started, your whole store will always update automatically, giving you more time to run your business and ensuring that everything is running as efficiently as possible. Online store business management software makes everything quick, easy, and puts it all in one place.

Customer Relationship Management

Commonly shortened to CRMs, these digital tools are a requirement for virtually all businesses these days, both online and off. CRMs collect useful customer information with every transaction, things like name, email, and other contact information, which you can then use to help keep your clients in the know of what’s new at your business.

CRMs are intuitive tools which can help you make regular email newsletters, or even just notify your customers when your store has something special coming up. This could be an event, promotion, sale, or new product launch. Whatever the case, without a CRM you’re not communicating with your customers as best you could.

Ongoing Support

If you run your own small online business, it doesn’t matter if it’s just you or if you have staff helping you out. Without business management software you’re not getting the maximum support that you possibly could, and we don’t just mean having an extra hand around to help you run day-to-day operations.

With Foresiight’s online store business management software, you also get us as a business partner. This means that our Brisbane based, friendly support team will always be just a phone call or email away and ready to help.

We’ll be there to help you first set up your online store business management software and we’ll be there to help you with any troubleshooting needs along the way too. Our team can even help you tailor the platform to meet your needs, and are always working on new options for customisation.

What else are you missing?

These are just three of the benefits that you’re missing out on if you’re not already using business management software. To learn more about our Foresiight’s business management software and what it can do for your business, contact our team today. Simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business.

4 Ways Inventory Tracking Software Will Help Grow Your Business

There are many factors which go into growing a business. Some of them might seem obvious, like engaging with your customers and making sure your books are always balanced, but one thing that sometimes goes overlooked is the need to ensure that your inventory is perfectly tracked. Staying on top of your inventory (or stock) keeps your business running smoothly and is an important step to enable business growth.

For over 35 years, Foresiight has been helping Australian business owners track their inventory through our business management software solutions, including our flagship product ProfiitPlus. We know how to help you to grow a business, and if you don’t already have business management software helping you track your inventory, here are five ways it can help grow yours:

1: No More Mistakes

Inventory tracking software ensures you’ll always know precisely how much of each item you have in stock, and that purchasing, refilling your supply and recording sales are automatically done for you in a way which is not only quicker, but also one hundred percent accurate. 

We all make mistakes, and with inventory tracking software you don’t need to worry about human error throwing your books off or believing that you still have a product in stock when your shelves say that you don’t.

2: More Time for You

Good inventory tracking software operates automatically and requires only minimal input to function. Not only does this mean that your inventory is tracked quicker, but it also means that you get the extra time back to focus on running your business right.

3: Never Say No

Unfortunately, it happens to the best of business owners. A customer wants to purchase a particular product but you’ve already sold out. Maybe it’s popular, or maybe you just didn’t have the time to order more.

Good inventory tracking software ensures that you always have enough of every single product by automatically ordering more when it detects that you’re running low. But great inventory tracking software doesn’t stop there, it goes further by tracking trends and creating forecasts to keep you from being thrown off by events which significantly impact demand, such sales, holidays, or new product releases.

The best inventory tracking software handles both these factors and goes one step further. Software like ProfiitPlus will gather information on your sales and use it to provide advice and recommendations on how to best engage with your customers and grow your business.

4: More than just Inventory Tracking Software

ProfiitPlus is more than just inventory tracking software, it’s business management software. This means that with us you don’t just get all of the above benefits, you can also get automatic and efficient accounting, rostering, staff management, price changing, CRM, and more, all rolled into one handy, easy to use piece of software. ProfiitPlus does more and is more powerful than your average inventory tracking software, and all you need is a device and an internet connection, and you can run your whole business from anywhere in the world!

For Help Tracking Your Inventory

If you’d like help tracking your inventory, as well as handling the other aspects of your business operations, then please contact Foresiight today. Our friendly support team will be happy to speak with you about inventory tracking and how ProfiitPlus can help you grow your business. Simply give us call us on 1800 061 670 or use our contact form and a member of our support team will be in touch.

Business Management Software: 7 Reasons To Invest

Business Management Software: 7 Reasons To Invest

It takes a lot to run a business. From the smallest local businesses to international corporations, there are countless things that need to happen to ensure that business not only runs smoothly, but also to see it succeed and become an industry leader.

Foresiight has been supporting Australian small business for over thirty five years through our Business Management Software, which includes our flagship product ProfiitPlus. We know what it takes to make running a business easy and efficient helping it to thrive.

Whether you’ve just opened your first ever store or if you’ve been in the game for a while already, it can be tricky to know if business management software is worth investing in. Here are our tips to how to tell when business management software will help make your life easier:

1: You’re Just Getting Started

If you’re just starting out it may be better to invest in software sooner rather than later. Come out of the gate strong and put your best foot forward by ensuring you’re prepared to handle whatever comes your way.

2: You’re Falling Behind

If your business is already up and running but its not as successful as you know it could be, business management software can help give you the extra boost you need. Great business management software often comes with CRMs which can help you connect with your customers and get them to engage with your company. 

3: You Have Too Much on Your Plate

There are so many things which go into running a business. There’s accounting, stock management and ordering, staffing, price adjustments, the list goes on and on. The right business management software can take care of most, if not all these aspects for you with minimal input.

4: You Don’t Have Enough Time for Everything

Even if you can handle every aspect of business management yourself, doing so costs you time which could be better spent elsewhere. The best business software is accurate, automatic, and efficient. Platforms like ProfiitPlus take care of everything with one handy piece of software; so as long as you have a device and an internet connection you can manage your entire company from anywhere in the world.

5: Your Costs are Starting to Pile Up

Time is money, and if running your business takes up too much of time then it’s also probably costing you more than it should. Not only can business management software ease your workload, but it can lower your expenses too.

6: You’re in Need of Extra Support

If you want your business run right, you could an expert for each task. Or you can get business management software to do the hard work for you. Truly excellent software will not only handle everything, but it should also be tailorable to match your business’ specific needs.

7: There’s No Time Like the Present

There’s a saying that the best time to start something is yesterday and the second best time is today. If you don’t have business management software yet, consider getting the help before you need it.

Do You Need Business Management Software?

If you think that any of the above apply to you, contact Foresiight today for an obligation free chat with one of our Brisbane based business consultants. Simply give us call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form.

ProfiitPlus Business Management Software for Hardware Stores

Foresiight has provided business management software for hardware stores across Australia for over 35 years. Our experience helping small to medium sized businesses means we know what it takes to help make your business more efficiently and profitably, making us the perfect choice to support your hardware store.

While we provide a range of business management software options, for hardware stores there is no better choice than our flagship software ProfiitPlus. Whether your store primarily operates from a physical location, with an online store option, or if you run entirely online, we can help make your store as successful as it can possibly be.

The Features of ProfiitPlus

ProfiitPlus helps handle everything needed to run your hardware store. With just one handy piece of business management software, a device, and an internet connection, you can manage all the following and more:

  • Accounting
  • Point of Sale (POS) systems
  • Printing barcodes, labels, and more
  • Customer rewards programs
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRMs)
  • Scheduling events, sales, campaigns, and promotions
  • Supplier rebates
  • Organising jobcards through the integrated JobMate app
  • Overseeing kit items and contents
  • Setting and adjusting prices
  • Sales reporting
  • Serial number tracking
  • Staff rostering and training
  • Inventory purchasing, recording, and stocktake
  • Repair status tracking

The Benefits of Business Management Software

1. Accurate, Automatic & Efficient

With only minimal input to get started, the tasks ProfiitPlus handles are done automatically. This means everything is as efficient, convenient, and accurate as possible, while saving you time, money, and stress.

Our live databases mean the information ProfiitPlus provides you is always completely up to date, while dispensary integration ensures your POS is just as timely.

2. Completely Customisable

With more than 300 customisable options and more always in the works, ProfiitPlus is adaptable to your store’s unique needs. Our in-house development team can even work with you to make further customisations to ProfiitPlus business management software for hardware stores.

3. Ongoing Development

Our development team also works nonstop to ensure that ProfiitPlus can meet the needs of small business in the everchanging digital age. When you get ProfiitPlus, you also get our assurance that ongoing development work will keep you up to date.

4. Ongoing Support

When you get ProfiitPlus, you also get Foresiight as a business partner. Our friendly support team will always be ready to answer your questions or help you with any troubleshooting queries you may have.

Our support team is always happy to have a chat and talk through business operations, whether you’re a prospective, new, or long-time client. From before you even call, to getting set up, and along every step of the way, we’re here to help you make running your hardware stores as easy as can be.

Why Choose ProfiitPlus?

There are countless business management software options on the market, so what makes us different? Many alternatives only handle a few, or even just one aspect of business management, meaning you’ll need several pieces of software to run everything, costing you the efficiency business management software is meant to provide.

ProfiitPlus handles everything you need via a single integrated database. ProfiitPlus is efficient, accurate, automatic and affordable.

Contact Foresiight Today

For more information on ProfiitPlus and how it can help make running your hardware store easier, simply call us on 1800 061 670 or use our easy contact form to tell us about your business and we’ll quickly be in touch.

Choosing Business Management Software

Choosing Business Management Software

Foresiight has been providing Australian businesses with our business management software solutions for over 35 years. Our software comprises Alchemii for pharmacies, our group management software Liinc and our flagship software, ProfiitPlus.

With our years of knowledge and experience we know Australian small to medium sized business as well as we know business management software. With so many software options available it can be hard to know where to start. Do you even need business management software? If you do, what do you need from your chosen software? Here are some of our tips to help you get started.

When do you need business management software?

There’s a lot that goes into running a business. Bookkeeping, inventory, purchasing, price changes, rostering staff, the list goes on. There’s even more to do if you’re setting up a business for the first time. Business management software can help to take away the time-consuming admin that’s draining your resources. If your answer to any of the following questions is “yes”, it might be time to start looking at your business management software options.

  • Do you feel overwhelmed?
  • Do you have time to handle everything?
  • Do you have enough support?

Which software is right for you?

As mentioned, there are many software options available. The first thing most people consider is the cost, and the second and potentially more important factor is its features; does it accomplish what you need it to do?

Some business management software only caters to a specific industry or fulfills a particular task, whole others like ProfiitPlus are more inclusive and customisable. A simpler option is fine if that is all you need, but if you’d like something that can do more, these are the features we include in ProfiitPlus:

  • Inventory Management: Thorough business management software should handle product purchasing, monitoring, and recording to ensure you’re never over or understocked.
  • Pricing: Prices need to be adjusted to account for tax, sales, commission, delivery costs, and many other reasons. Make sure your business management software can take care of all this for you.
  • Customer Relationship Management: CRMs track user information like name and contact info, which you can then use to help grow your business through email newsletters, marketing campaigns, events, and promotions.
  • Forecasting: Recorded information on sales and customer trends can be used to make predictions about your future business performance.
  • Point of Sale: Your POS systems need to be fully integrated with your stock systems, forecasting and accounts.  
  • Customisation: Every business has different needs, and business management software should be adaptable so it can meet yours.
  • Minimal Input: What good is software that doesn’t reduce your workload? It should be automatic, centralised, and efficient.

Choosing the right business management software

You should do your own research, but even then you’ll likely find several options which meet your needs. The best thing you can do is talk to providers. The right software provider will take the time to understand your business and what you need from your business management software.

Contact Foresiight Today

Get in touch with the Foresiight team and we can help get to know your business and your needs and advise on whether we’re the right choice to help grow your business. Give us call us on 1800 061 670 or use the contact form on our website, and a member of our support team will be in touch.