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.

Save Time and Improve Accuracy with Integrated EFTPOS

Are you still spending time after the close of trade trying to balance your EFTPOS with your end of day sales reports?

Integrated EFTPOS is an essential part of doing business. Foresiight can help you to configure and install your integrated EFTPOS terminal – there’s no reason to be manually keying EFTPOS transactions!

Stop struggling with incorrectly keyed transactions and integrate today!  With support for TYRO or LINKLY (formerly PC-EFTPOS), integrating is flexible and easy. For more information on Integrated EFTPOS, email Foresiight today at or call us on (07) 3356 2772.

Benefits of Integrated EFTPOS

  • Hands free transactions – your customers are responsible for tapping/swiping and processing their transaction
  • No manual entry means no over/under payments
  • End of day reconciliation is a breeze – EFTPOS totals and POS system totals are kept inline
  • Staff can’t forget to process the card payment – transactions that are tendered as EFTPOS will not finalise without being put through the EFT machine
  • Support for both LINKLY and TYRO means greater flexibility and ease of installation
  • If your current terminal is LINKLY capable, you may be able to enable integration without needing new terminals

With a wide range of banks supported by LINKLY and TYRO, you have the flexibility to negotiate your rates and take advantage of integrated EFTPOS, without being tied to one provider.  To find out if your terminals support integrated EFTPOS, contact your financial institution.

EOFY Hardware Deals!

Don’t miss out on our End-of-Financial-Year Sale! 
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
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

Foresiight Server Maintenance

Foresiight is a business services company.  Our focus is to help our clients’ businesses grow and become more profitable.

Our core service is providing the business management software that helps customers to achieve these goals.  However, we also provide other services such as Foresiight Server Maintenance.

Here at Foresiight we have a small team of technicians dedicated to maintaining and supporting the technology that you rely on to run your business – that is your servers. Our technical team services the south-east Queensland region with on-site maintenance and installations, as well as other parts of Australia with our remote technical services.

We take pride in our work and will not settle for anything less than complete customer satisfaction.


Foresiight Server Maintenance

Our Foresiight technicians will monitor your server on a weekly basis and also includes an extensive monthly check. This includes tasks performed on your server (or servers) to ensure optimum performance.  Server Maintenance can also reduce the likelihood of unexpected downtime.

Our Weekly Server Maintenance Checks include:

  • Check backup results
  • Review virus activity and perform antivirus software updates
  • User security checks
  • Review hardware error logs
  • Review software / operating system error logs
  • Install operating system patches and updates
  • Monitor disk space and performance
  • Check that all users, groups, computer names, domain controllers are still current and being used

Our Direct Debit arrangement provides you with an affordable monthly payment option.

For more information on Server Maintenance email us at or call us on (07) 3356 2772

Backup Bundle

Backup Bundle

Many small 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?

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 not only the files from the previous backup, but also an earlier version if required. Backups should not remain in the same building as the data they are backing up. Your backup should be taken offsite, either by means of cloud hosted storage, or external drive/tape backups.


Bundle Includes:

  • Tandberg RDX USB Caddy
  • 2x 1TB Tandberg RDX Cartridges
  • Installation and setup of BackupAssist software.

$1,499 inc

This proven solution is a favourite amongst Foresiight clients



RDX cartridges combine the portability and reliability of tape-based backup solutions with the speed and simplicity of a hard disk drive.


Utilizing USB 3.0 and SATA3 data speeds of up to 600MBps, read and write access is near-instant allowing users to work directly with the data on the media as if the drive was internal to the system.


RDX drives are built tough, meaning knocks and drops don’t mean lost data. Plus valuable data can be further protected through Tandberg Data’s RCE encryption software, ensuring complete peace of mind.


The RDX media is small and durable allowing the drive to be taken off-site for archiving.

Label Printer Bundle – Label printing made easy



TSC Label Printer

Compatible with Thermal transfer & Direct Thermal labels.

Setup of Label Design in ProfiitPlus

$549 inc


50mm x 25mm Direct thermal Rolls.

2,000 labels per roll.

Call us on 1800 061 670 to order now, or to find out more. We ship Australia-wide and can install the label printer remotely.

Foresiight Mini POS Bundle – clear the clutter!

Is your counter area cluttered with big old desktop workstations?
Are you still running outdated and unsupported Windows 7 systems?

Foresiight has the solution – our Mini POS systems feature a powerful small-frame Intel PC in a case that’s smaller than a docket printer!

Stop putting up with big, old clunky systems that are slowing down your business. Update today with an easy and affordable solution from Foresiight.

Just send us an email at or call on 1800 061 670 to order now, or to find out more. We ship Australia-wide and can configure your new system remotely.

Protect Your Computers This Storm Season

Protect Your Computers This Storm Season

UPS protects from power failures

Are your computers protected from the threat of power failures?

We all know that when a bad storm hits it can cause power failures, which means any electrical appliances that are not on backup power will stop working immediately. This can potentially be damaging to your computer equipment, and can even result in data loss.  Added to this is the problem of POS systems going offline, and the ensuing scramble to revert to manual systems.

All of this can cost your business a lot of money in terms of damaged equipment and lost revenue.

Using high quality uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipment can help protect your Servers & Workstations against damage from unexpected power failures or unclean power. UPS devices provide constant power backup to your system, ensuring that there is no interruption during short power outages and brown-outs. In the case of a complete black-out, the right UPS will allow you sufficient time to shut down safely during longer power outages.

Importantly, a good UPS will also filter out bad power fluctuations, protection your equipment from serious damage.

It really is vital to have your power protection in place before the summer storms begin to hit.  Foresiight can get your systems UPS-protected from as little as $198.

Contact us on 1800 061 670 for advice and pricing on the right UPS equipment for your business.

Server Maintenance Promotion

Server Maintenance Promotion


Foresiight Server maintenance

Many businesses invest in their server’s initial setup and then neglect to perform ongoing server maintenance to ensure that their business data and hardware are performing optimally.  As with any piece of equipment, regular servicing and maintenance are required, however many businesses don’t have the technical staff available to undertake complex reviews of their system’s security and performance.

Foresiight’s team of IT professionals are highly skilled and experienced in all aspects of IT including server maintenance.  Each of our technicians are highly knowledgable in ensuring optimal server performance for running ProfiitPlus, allowing you to not only have a server that performs at its optimal speed, but they will also be able to assist you in ensuring your ProfiitPlus system will continue to perform as efficiently as possible.

Our Direct Debit arrangement provides you with an affordable monthly payment option and we will waive the annual fee on all new server maintenance agreements.

Weekly Server Maintenance Checks include:

  • Checking backup results
  • Reviewing virus activity and performing antivirus software updates
  • User security checks
  • Review hardware error logs
  • Review software / operating system error logs
  • Installation of operating system patches and updates
  • Monitoring disk space and performance
  • Checking that all users, groups, computer names, domain controllers are still current and being used
Foresiight Server maintenance plans start from as little as $120 per month!
Call us on 07 3356 2772 now to ensure your business is protected
ProfiitPlus Advanced Promotions

ProfiitPlus Advanced Promotions

Advanced Promotions


The supermarkets are often the leaders in retail trends and it has been some years since supermarkets began offering advanced multi-buy style promotions and many other retailers have followed. With “Buy one, get one half price” style promotions on every store window, if you’re not keeping up you’re often not viewed as providing value to your customers.  Customers are attracted to savings and multi buy savings drive purchasing that that may not occur otherwise.  The perceived value of these promotions is often irresistible for the consumer.

Advanced Promotions Overview


Creating a new promo is simple, just enter the description of the promotion and the dates the promo is applicable for.  An end date is not required if the promotion is permanent or ongoing.  You can customise this further and offer the promotion only to selected customer classes.  To facilitate the quick queuing and selecting of Shelf Talkers, select the default talker style for this promotion.

Advanced promotions in ProfiitPlus allow supermarket style promotions to be used with ease.  Compete against the big players with automated promotions and multi buys


advanced multi-buys


Advanced promotions can be found in the Advanced Multi-Buys tab in the promotions screen.

Advanced promotions in ProfiitPlus

A wide range of options are available for your multi-buy promotion, you the first is step is to select what item or items attract the discount, bonus or promotion.  You can select a single item, use Link Codes (link codes are setup on items individually and allow a group of items with no other common link to be grouped for promotion), select an entire product group or a sub group.  The above shows a specified item of a POS Printer.  The pricing specified for the single item indicates that if you buy two of this item you get a 10% discount.


Advanced promotions in ProfiitPlus

The above image shows a more advanced promotion where any product in a product group is purchased.  The promotion style allows the buyer to purchase two items in the consumables group and receive any 1 item in the same product group for a price of $6.

You can offer many styles of promotion, including buy one get one free, buy X for $X, buy an item and get something else for free.  The promotions are limited only by your imagination.


To purchase Advanced Promotions, contact Foresiight Today.  For the month of January and February you will get an hour of training on promotions FREE when purchasing the advanced promotions module!

Book your end of year spot now!

Book your end of year spot now!


End of Financial Year is a busy period in every business and to ensure everyone is able to obtain the training and consultancy they need, we are now taking bookings for limited end of year training sessions over the June/July period.  These spots are filling up fast and are limited to one per day, so contact us to book-in now.  All training and consultancy is offered at $176/hr inc GST and scheduled sessions can cover any aspect of EOFY, including stocktaking, BAS, End of Year closing adjustments, etc.  Don’t leave it until the last minute to realise you’re not sure how to complete your stocktake!  Review the support documentation now and book your training ahead of time so you don’t miss out.  Indepth support calls (longer than 15mins) on end of year procedures are not covered by your support agreement.

Email Us now to book!

Drowning in Paperwork?

Drowning in Paperwork?



Drowning in Paperwork? It’s time to go paperless. Sniip our sister company recently undertook a voluntary audit of their financials and the accountants loved the ability to access a copy all invoices, contracts, etc. directly from within ProfiitPlus.

It also resulted in a reduced audit fee. Accountants and bookkeepers alike love the ability to review documents on the fly. Not to mention your bit to help reduce your environmental footprint and reduced stationary costs.

Call or email Foresiight now to cut your paper storage to shreds!