We’re delighted to announce we have been named as a finalist in the Software Innovation of the Year category for the Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2015 for our innovative and unique Full Scan Mode (FSM) software incorporated in our CHARiot system.

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We developed Full Scan Mode (FSM) for CHARiot following feedback from our existing customer and national charity, The Children’s Society, after it discovered Gift Aid was not being collected on all items because the collection functionality could be by-passed at point of sale.

The first of its kind on the market, our new innovative FSM software, which has now been rolled out to all customers, ensures 100% capture of Gift Aid to maximise revenue and minimise admin.

Every year, UK charities lose out on millions of pounds in Gift Aid that has not been collected, either because they use manual cash till and paper-based Gift Aid management systems, or because the Gift Aid collection functionality on their existing EPoS system can be avoided.

Retail Gift Aid is worth £60 million a year, and much of this is lost through ineffective Gift Aid collection – so we developed a solution to help charities maximise margins.

Our unique CHARiot system was designed with the user in mind and is the only solution of its kind on the market. Using Toshiba ST A20 EPoS hardware, CHARiot not only captures 100% of Gift Aid through its Full Scan Mode (FSM) function, but allows easy access to efficient management tools including full tracking and stock control.

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We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category. To be recognised for continuously innovating software for our customers is fantastic!

One of our loyal customers, Paul Tate, new business manager at The Children’s Society commented: “Nisyst’s CHARiot Full Scan Mode has removed any margin for error in our shops and has significantly increased Gift Aid capture, adding £500-£800 per week to the bottom line, which is a total of approximately £26,000 – £41,000 per year.

“Thanks to Nisyst’s can-do approach to enhancing their already impressive software, our EPoS is always aligned to our revenue growth strategy and supports our expanding retail network. I am delighted they have been shortlisted and wish them the very best of luck on the night.”

The Digital Entrepreneur Awards will take place at the Palace Hotel, Manchester, on Wednesday 11 November 2015. More information about the ceremony can be found here

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When you’re looking for a supplier of any kind, how do you make an informed decision between one company and another?

Chances are that several companies will claim to have comparable products along with similar levels of customer service and technical support, which can make it hard to know which one to trust.

 

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For Nisyst, customer recommendation and referrals have helped generate rapid growth because, in a close-knit sector like charity retail, endorsement from a charity that is already using the product and benefiting from our commitment to customer service is the best business development tool available.

Independent endorsement is still critical, however, it not only helps to generate confidence amongst both existing and potential customers, but also builds a company’s reputation amongst the whole supply chain.

ISO accreditations provide a very credible independent endorsement, identifying key areas where the company you’re working with has met stringent standards and worked hard to achieve excellence.

They also demonstrate a company’s commitment to continuous improvement because certification is a complex process that takes time and involves a financial investment.

What’s more, the process does not end at certification but continues through successive audits, requiring the certified company to maintain and improve standards over a number of years.

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For Nisyst, becoming the one of the first EPoS specialists in the charity retail sector to achieve both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certification is a clear statement of our commitment to raising standards within our marketplace.

Our customers trust us to offer them market-leading technology, excellent customer service and expert technical support and the ISO accreditations confirm that their confidence is well placed.

We’re delighted to announce that we have been named ‘Supplier of the Year’ in the Charity Retail Awards, thanks to a nomination from The Children’s Society.

Announced at a gala dinner at Keele University’s Keele Hall this week (Monday 29 June) as part of the Charity Retail Conference, the Charity Retail Awards are the only in the industry that specifically highlight the work of those involved in the charity retail sector.

We fought off strong competition from a wide variety of suppliers to the charity retail sector, winning the award thanks to our ability to respond quickly to clients and adapt our CHARiot EPoS software to meet their needs.

We have supplied our innovative CHARiot EPoS system to The Children’s Society for five years and worked closely with the charity to develop new functionality for the system. Recent innovations include CHARiot’s Full Scan Mode (FSM), which enables automatic collection of Gift Aid to ensure no revenue is overlooked during a transaction.

We have also responded to The Children’s Society’s request for an EPoS solution to the issue of collecting Gift Aid on Rag (GAoR), leading to a current trial of CHARiot’s GAoR software.

Paul Tate, new business manager at The Children’s Society said: “We’re delighted to congratulate them on a very well-deserved win.”

Awarded by the Charity Retail Association, which represents 80% of the charity retail sector with more than 370 members operating across 8,000 shops, the accolades recognise charities, volunteers and the charity retail supply chain.

Martin Blackwell, chief executive of the Charity Retail Association, also added: “Many of our charity members voted for Nisyst because of their great work. The Charity Retail Association is very grateful for the support that Nisyst has given to the sector over the years.”

We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Payment Project of the Year category of the BT Retail Week Tech & Ecomm Awards 2015.

Up against national retailers such as Tesco, SUBWAY and B&Q in the same category, we were chosen for our innovative and unique Full Scan Mode (FSM) software, incorporated in our CHARiot system.

Submitting our entry together with The Children’s Society, Paul Tate, new business manager at the charity commented: “We have benefitted greatly from Nisyst’s advanced payment software, and I’m delighted that Nisyst has been shortlisted for this award and wish them the best of luck!“Nisyst’s CHARiot Full Scan Mode has removed any margin for error in our shops and has significantly increased Gift Aid capture, adding £500-£800 per week to the bottom line, which is a total of approximately £26,000 – £41,000 per year.

“Thanks to Nisyst’s can-do approach to enhancing their already impressive software, our EPoS is always aligned to our revenue growth strategy and supports the growth of our retail network.”

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L to R – Dave Chunilal, technical director at Nisyst and Bob Chunilal, managing director at Nisyst

 

Dave Chunilal, technical director at Nisyst, added: “Retail Gift Aid is worth £60 million a year, and much of this is lost through ineffective Gift Aid collection – so we developed a solution to help charities maximise margins.

“Our unique CHARiot system was designed with the user in mind and is the only solution of its kind on the market. Using Toshiba ST A20 EPoS hardware, CHARiot not only captures 100% of Gift Aid through its Full Scan Mode (FSM) function, but allows easy access to efficient management tools including full tracking and stock control.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category, standing next to with some extremely credible, big hitters in the retail industry, so we’re looking forward to the event and fingers crossed our system will be recognised on the night!”

The BT Retail Week Tech & Ecomm Awards will take place on Wednesday 10 June at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London. For more information about the awards, visit  techecommawards.retail-week.com