The Star-Link Enterprise edition enables multi-store pharmacies to communicate inventory information, sales transaction data and promotional events between stores.
Star-Link allows for centralized management of the product file for the entire chain. Pricing strategies can vary across regions or zones and can be controlled by headquarters. Depending on company strategy, the individual sites can be given partial or full control over the product file, or the system can be locked down with headquarters maintaining complete control. Whatever the business model, Star-Link has the flexibility to meet your requirements.
Star-Link communicates with either the Star-Lite or Star-Plus POS systems in the stores. Sites connect to Star-Link via an existing WAN or VPN. Real-time communication gives you up-to-the-minute sales history, inventory levels and transaction detail in each of your stores. If you find stores overstocked, you can use the Store Transfer feature on our pharmacy point of sale system to transfer inventory from one to another.
Star-Link also incorporates centralized purchasing and receiving for companies looking to take advantage of economies of scale. The Star-Link warehouse feature allows stores to transmit orders to the warehouse for fulfillment, then forward the remainder of the order to the wholesaler for completion.
Centralized Product File Maintenance Add new items and update existing items at the Branch, Store Group, or Store level Download item file additions and changes to applicable sites immediately or via a batch update at night. Maintain companywide product descriptions and product categorization, ensuring accurate reporting across the chain. Maintain vendor costs for all stores The Universal Import program gives head office the ability to import vendor files to create new items or update existing ones.
Centralized Promo Maintenance Create and maintain promotions at head office and download these promotions for activation at applicable stores. Take advantage of bulk buys and special deals from vendors by combining all store orders with the Call-For-Order feature. Analyze your promotional events using built in reporting tools. The Universal Import program gives head office the ability to import vendor files to create promotional events, speeding the creation of your promotions.
Web Based Flexible Reporting Implement and manage Internet based reporting throughout the enterprise Utilize Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Deploy built-in reports, build your own or use an on-line report builder Easy to use drill-down based interface through Internet Explorer Export reports to PDF, native Excel and web archive files
Centralized Data Cubes and Data Mining View data for some or all stores dynamically Utilize data analysis and mining through SQL Server Analysis Services Query the entire business quickly and efficiently on multiple dimensions (Time / Stores / Departments / etc.) Aggregate data and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Browse data in interactive applications such as Microsoft Excel Additional Features In addition, you may select any of these modules to enhance your operations:
Centralized Accounts Receivable This allows your customers charge privileges at all locations via one centralized A/R account. Since all sites use a centralized file, each store has identical information, and monthly statements can be generated and sent from headquarters. Maintain customer information and pricing for all stores Add or modify customer information at each store and update head office Customers can charge or pay on account at any linked store
Centralized Loyalty Program Similar to Accounts Receivable, a customer can generate loyalty points in all applicable stores, and totals will be recorded and maintained centrally. Maintain customer information and loyalty points for all stores Add or modify customer information at each store and update head office Customers can redeem points at any linked store
Centralized Purchasing and Ordering Booking Star-Link maintains the flexibility to allow stores the option to continue purchasing products directly from distributors or through centralized purchasing. Orders can be consolidated, transmitted, and drop- shipped to individual sites, or received at one site and parceled out as appropriate. Amalgamated Orders - Combine all store orders into one to take advantage of vendor bulk buys and special pricing. Call For Order - From Headquarters you can request stores place an order for items on an upcoming promotional event, allowing you to take advantage of special price allowances.
Order Desk for Warehouse Operations Star-Link maintains the flexibility to allow stores the option to continue purchasing products directly from distributors or through your warehouse. The system has many options, depending on your needs. You can require specific items to be purchased from the warehouse, while allowing others to go directly to the distributor. Orders can be consolidated, transmitted, and drop shipped, or orders can be received by a warehouse for all of your stores.