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.
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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
ConsignmentTill (including version 4.0 using MS-SQL Server 2012 Express) runs on Windows 8.
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