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Abacus Reliabilty


The Abacus EPoS system has been developed over the last 30 years. Our aim is to provide a user friendly cost effective innovative business management for retailers that will allow their businesses to become more efficient, profitable and easier to run.

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Abacus Support

Dedicated Support

Abacus provides a dedicated support team. Software support can be provided over the telephone or through remote access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and includes free software updates and invitations to the Abacus user group forum.

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Abacus Demonstration


Demonstrations and site visits can be arranged to suit your needs. Our staff will be happy to visit your shop to demonstrate the Abacus system, help assess your requirements and offer advice on what an EPoS system could do for your business.

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If your a Bicycle Retailer, Garden Centre, Pet Shop, Sports Shop, Baby Shop, Jewelers, Gift Store, DIY Store or any other type of Retailer and would like to find out more information on how Abacus's unrivaled EPoS software and Point of Sale Equipment can help your business, then why not contact Abacus for a free no obligation demonstration or quotation.

Latest Updates

Latest Abacus Upgrade

Abacus Upgrades

Users running Abacus version 5.30/5.31/6.00/6.06/6.07/6.08 and higher should download the following patch in order to keep up to date with the latest changes and bug fixes.

Click here to see details of the latest changes

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Abacus User Manuals

Abacus User Manuals

We are now able to supply a complete user manual and guide covering all aspects of the Abacus system for only £29.00 including delivery, to get your copy please call us on 08448 22

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Features Snapshot

Accurate Stock Keeping

Accurate Stock Keeping in EPoS

In your day to day business do you actually know your exact stock levels at any given time of the day? You may ask, is this even possible? Using traditional methods such as pen and paper stock keeping you would only be as up to date as the last stock check that was carried out and would always need to revert back to hand written records each time you needed to recall your figures.

Using the Abacus EPoS system you can all your stock records are maintained in a single central database, this data is available Abacus EPoS system on your own private network. The stock keeping database can be thought more so as a product  encyclopedia containing product specific details such as item weight,size,colour and of course availability for your entire business. From a single user installation to multi site installations and regional branches, The same encyclopedia will be available for all connected terminals.

Having an inbuilt itemised stock counting system in our EPoS system saves the retailer both time on the diligence required to obtain such a fine level of stock control and also money.

Increase Business Revenues

Increase Business Revenue in EPoS

In this day and age there is a common saying across multiple retail industries, “You need to be innovative to survive”. Retailers and business owners are being encouraged to take advantage of modern technology and utilise all the features available to them in EPoS systems. Implementing a reliable EPoS system such as Abacus in your business can help with future planning and forecasting. 

Innovation is driving the entire offering methodology in retail, from the client voyage of peruse and purchase, to the store network of accumulation and conveyance. Taking a business from a solitary to an omni-channel operation is an enormous piece of this computerized development, with a specific end goal to augment deals and income. Versatile sites and applications, click and gather, e-wallets, information harnessing and targeted marketing, are all cooperating to support organizations and their representatives in conveying what should now be a shopping experience with the customer in the very center.

Mindful that to increase the competitive edge and drive profit, Sarah Calcott, senior marketing director at eBay UK, has been a key player on providing shoppers with the ability,convenience, choice and speed so that customers can shop at anytime, anywhere on any device. “We’re constantly looking to improve and provide buyers and sellers with the ability to easily browse, shop, sell and manage their eBay activity whenever and wherever they are.” says Sarah Calcott.

  • Having the Abacus EPoS system will enable you to reduce costs on your stock, meaning you can then order more frequently in smaller quantities instead of losing money tied up in stock and its storage.
  • With the Abacus EPoS system you no longer have to keep a written or mental record of what products hold the most profit, our retailers can see profitable products on demand through the in-depth information obtained through our EPoS software.
  • By using our EPoS software our retailers find that they are ordering the correct products more often and no longer need to endure the worry of overstocking unwanted or hard to sell products.  

Products Import

Products Import in EPoS

Abacus are currently working very hard on a supplier integration module, which will in turn allow you to automatically import the products you wish to stock into your EPoS system at the click of a button.

We listen very carefully to our customers and this has been an aspect several retailers using the Abacus EPoS software have requested. Unlike many other EPoS software company’s we have been in business for over 30 years and and are always looking to improve our software and EPoS range. Many EPoS systems do not yet have the ability to allow such a feature due to the differences with each suppliers data feed, at Abacus we work around these obstacles and hope to release this module in the first quarter of this year.

Product import saves countless hours in manual labour and streamlines the process of taking products from a supplier, listing them accurately on your EPoS system complete with high quality image files to match each product. The Abacus system also has the capability to synchronise with our web store module, meaning once again at the click of a button the products you have imported can be listed on your e-commerce web store or eBay store.

We are always keen to increase the number of suppliers we can provide data for so if there is a specific supplier you would like us to integrate if we have not already and the supplier can provide us a data feed why not get in touch.

Maintenance and Backups

System Maintenance

The maintenance module of the Abacus EPoS system deals with all all aspects of the system which require initial setup and ongoing maintenance, including: 

  • Product Maintenance
  • Supplier Maintenance
  • Manufacturer Information
  • Company & Multiple Location Information
  • Sales Staff Codes and security matrix
  • Terminal details
  • Various other tune-able utilities

The Abacus system has also an inbuilt backup facility to ensure your data is always safe incase of damage, corruption or theft. You data can be backed up securly at defined intervals and even link to your DropBox account.

Stock Control

Stock Control

Stock Control is where any aspect of stock is processed and enquired upon. It comprises the following elements:

The Till Program

  • Easy to use at Point of Sale program with a graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Barcodes, supplier codes or searches to trigger sale
  • Ability to search for products across single/multiple branches
  • Records frame numbers at Point of Sale
  • Postcode database to capture customer address and email details
  • Email receipt capabilities
  • Christmas club and deposit system
  • Customer orders
  • Second-hand sales
  • Customer loyalty
  • A choice of payment methods.
  • Cheque printing
  • Multi buy product packs
  • Fast track till
  • Printed as well as Email Receipt and invoice production
  • Sold tickets
  • Links to workshop for new sales

Stock Aspects

  • Stock received
  • Enquiry by stock and customer
  • Price Ticket production
  • Customer History enquiry
  • Stock sold enquiry
  • Unique stock number tracking
  • Price Lookup module
  • Special orders
  • Print customer statements
  • Record notes on customers’ accounts
  • Customer turnover reports
  • Outstanding balance reports
  • Automatic Stock checking

This is a snapshot of the EPoS features available within this module, for further details please get in touch.

Purchase Order Processing

Purchase Order Processing

Effective use of the Abacus Purchase Order Processing system is the key to optimising stock holding. This is dealt with through using past sales history and/or the utilisation of minimum and maximum stock levels.

This Module Includes:

  • Raising Orders – Once the minimum/maximum stock levels are set, Abacus will prompt the retailer to order products by supplier or a purchase order can be raised for all products that are required to fulfill the appropriate stock levels.
  • Customer OrdersAbacus has the facility to raise customer orders for products not in stock at the Point-of-Sale. These orders are tracked through the use of the Outstanding Orders Report and when a purchase order is raised for a particular supplier these goods are applied to the order.
  • Purchase Orders – are created and can be produced and managed by various means, either by fax, e-mail and now by integration with the systems of key suppliers.
  • Back Orders – Once the purchase order has been raised all products go onto the Back Order Report and the retailer is not prompted to order them until the stock levels have been fulfilled.
  • Purchase Order Receipts – When goods are delivered the order number is entered in Order Receipts, which then takes the products off the back order report, books the items onto stock and, when prompted, will produce price labels for all goods booked in against that order.
  • Supplier filesAbacus works with key suppliers to provide an interface from manufacturers product databases, in order to allow importation and selection of products at appropriate prices directly into Abacus.

Sales Order Processing

Sales Order Processing

The sales Order Processing module is designed for those retailers who carry out business in a ‘trade’ fashion. This enables goods to be ordered and uplifted/delivered and invoiced through a customer account. The module links to the stock control system, removing products from stock as they are processed, with invoices then being created on a batch basis. This in turn links directly to the sales ledger, from where the account is then managed.

What our clients say next prev

  • When we first though about having an EPOS system, we were a little worried to say the least! We spent time on looking at available EPOS system on the market and was recommend to use Abacus, since implementing our EPOS system we have had an excellent experience using the system and found the Abacus team very responsive to our questions. Its been over 2 years now since we implemented the system and we have seen how easy things are when it comes to stock keeping and managing our workshop compared to our manual record keeping days. Well done Abacus.

    James Finn, Finn Cycles, London

  • We have been using the Abacus system since its inception in 1992.The on-going developments have created a package which quite frankly we could not live without. At last we are gaining control of our business. If I were to be honest-Before Abacus the business was running me.

    Bryn Williams, Nicholsons Cyclelife, Dundee

  • Probably the most cost effective all in one solution available on the market today. With constant improvements via regular upgrades the Abacus Software just gets better and better. A real business orientated solution and support package. UK Mobility is pleased to recommend Abacus.

    Steve O’Halloran, UK Mobility, Kent

  • We have been with Abacus since about 1989 now and during that time have seen our business grow by an average 25% per year. This is partly because Abacus helps us by looking after many routine stock-ordering tasks that we would ordinarily have to do manually, leaving us free to get on with running the shop and planning for the future. There are still many parts of Abacus that we are yet to use but as a business we would be lost without it.

    Dave Quinn, The Bike Factory, Chester

  • We have been using the Abacus system for the last 6 years and have grown with it. The latest 32-bit incarnation is a joy to work with and the new Abacus management team are flexible and genuine. The feedback that we give as a user is both welcomed and promptly acted upon and the results of the User Group meetings are immediately noticeable in the frequent system updates. We have been able to reduce our stock holding by almost 30% and significantly increase sales at the same time. The workshop system is a godsend, increased efficiency and profitability here alone more than justifies the system costs.

    Steve Coram, Cycle Logic, Helston

  • The system works well, we wouldn't want to consider running the business without it.

    Mike, Eric Burgess Cycles, Burnley

  • Having used Abacus for seven years, virtually trouble free, upgrading to the new 32 bit system has given welcome speed & new features. Listening to their customers through user groups, and now accelerating the development of the software, puts Abacus in a leading position as an EPOS supplier to the cycle industry.

    Rob Turner, Ben Hayward Cycles, Cambridge

Our Clients

  • Julies Cycles
  • The Bicycle Chain
  • The Bike Factory
  • Dave Mellor Cycles
  • Rock & Road Bikes