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Big News: ConsignmentTill Switches to MS SQL Server

Great news for consignment store owners!  ConsignmentTill consignment shop software by RJFSoft has officially switched to Microsoft SQL Server.  This upgrade means ConsignmentTill can run on more computers on a network and can handle more data in its database.  Now ConsignmentTill and Liberty4 Consignment are the only two programs utilizing Microsoft SQL Server for their database management system.

This is a HUGE benefit to ConsignmentTill users.  Your database is where your consignor information goes; where each item you painstakingly enter goes; where all of your sales totals go.  So the database is a very important component and it makes or breaks, literally, your consignment program.  A database managed by Microsoft SQL Server is more reliable, less likely to crash (if ever), and is capable of serving data to large amounts of computers on a network.

All databases have limits, but Microsoft SQL Server’s limits are much higher than databases such as Access, dBase, or FoxPro.  Where those databases might run slowly with just a year’s worth of data, a database managed by Microsoft SQL Server might be able to handle 3-4 years worth of data on a “standard” system.

I’m really excited for consignment store owners to have even more options when it comes to finding the consignment program that suits them best.  ConsignmentTill was already a solid program, being the only consignment program that allows you to completely customize your tags.  Moving to Microsoft SQL Server was a great move and this will provide even more stability and scalability for ConsignmentTill users.

I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 15 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale storeo-wners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 400 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

3 thoughts on “Big News: ConsignmentTill Switches to MS SQL Server

  1. Ron Funnell

    Moving ConsignmentTill to MS-SQL Server is definitely a large step up from using an embedded database as far as speed and multi user access. Calls which require data from many different (related) tables are now lightning fast. MS-SQL Server is also optimized for multiple connections via networked computers.

    Note: RJFSOFT does not charge extra for the ability to add (connect) networked computers to the central database.

    A couple highlights regarding version 4.0:
    – Zebra Tag Printing: Ability to set a different printer to each tag design
    – Ability to save width and position of columns in displayed tables
    – Wish List Updated:
    * Record date Wish added
    * Record notes for Wish
    * Record date customer contacted
    * New form for viewing/searching wish lists
    – Feature to give consignors “Quick Cash” (from drawer) without having to perform a true settlement

  2. Ron Funnell

    OS info for ConsignmentTill 4.0:
    – Version 4.0 will not work on Windows XP for database computer (but OK for networked computers). Install version 3.6 if you only have XP computers.
    – Vista requires SP2 (service pack two) installed
    – Windows 7 requires SP1 (service pack one) installed

    thanks,
    Ron

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