No, CleanSuite doesn't require any customized equipment.
The only "rule" is: Do not use a Celeron or Sempron processor! They are not powerful enough to run a database program.
Having said that, you can use any other off-the-shelf computers and monitors. In fact, you might be able to take your current home computer to use in the store and treat yourself to a new model at home! Purchasing equipment from your local computer supplier allows you to shop around for the best price. And as an added benefit, if you have a problem, you can usually have it repaired quickly with minimal downtime. Buying used equipment is another option open to you.
It may seem easier for the first couple of days, when staff are unfamiliar with the program; however, once they learn the intuitive short-cut keys, a regular keyboard is much faster.
CleanSuite includes an easy to use touchscreen interface. And... if some of your staff prefer keyboard input, they can specify this in their employee setup screen. The touch screen feature will switch on or off when they enter their password. There's no extra cost for this.
The MINIMUM requirements are:
Windows Vista : 2GHz and 2 GB RAM
Windows 7 : 2GHz and 2 GB RAM
Windows 8 : 2GHz and 2 GB RAM
Note: CleanSuite will work with older versions of Windows such as 2000 and XP, but it might be slower than on newer versions. (Keep in mind that as of April 8th 2014, Microsoft no longer supports the XP version of Windows. Watch the short video below for more information. Then visit www.endofxp.com for more.)
Actually this is the perfect time to get started! You have the time to try it out and... your staff can get used to it when they're not under pressure. If cash flow is a problem, you can likely find a second-hand computer that can be picked up for a song or check out E-bay and narrow the search to your city.
You don't need all the bells and whistles to start. You can get by with just the computer, the monitor and a keyboard to keep track of your transactions and supply you with informative reports. You can even do without a cash drawer, if you have to! The software comes with all the capabilities for barcodes, tags etc, but you don't have to use them. To start out, you can buy preprinted tags from suppliers and just type the tag number into the computer when entering the invoice. Bar code scanners are used to check inventory and locate garments on a conveyor and when you have lots of deliveries and inventory to check, scanners are a real time saver, but you don't need to buy a scanner or tag printer until you decide your business has picked up enough to use them.
CleanSuite also has a rent-to-own option for purchasing the software license. You can be on your way to a more efficient business for as little as US$186 per month for 12 months.
The software is ready for you to plug in a cash drawer, bar code scanner or a tag printer, but that doesn't mean you must use these features. You can purchase this hardware from your supplier when and if you decide you want to use the feature.
The first location costs: $1,995 and subsequent locations cost $1,795. Remember, each location can network as many PC’s as you wish. You only need a new license when you are opening a brand new location. Questions? Call CleanSuite Support 7 days a week at: 1 (888) 727-454
YES! You can network as many computers as you like, within your store - for no extra fee.
No, the price of the software is for the store license... regardless of how many computers are networked together in that location. Plus... you can run a copy of the program on an offsite or home office computer, for no extra charge.
Yes. You can use a free program like Google Chrome Remote Desktop to access the data at your store - "real-time" - from your home office. Watch this short video below to learn how to set up this free service so that you can access your stores when you are away. Or... if you prefer you can copy your store data to a USB flash drive (or CD) and then install the flash drive information on your home computer.
Each employee has a password and the computer tracks every action - who is on the computer, when, and what they did. You control which transactions each employee is authorized to do. For instance - you might set it up so only your manager is able to remove an invoice. You can print a report detailing any unusual activity.
As long as you don't add more than 100 invoices, it will never expire. However, once you reach 100 invoices, for the next week the program will suggest you need to call CleanSuite for an activation code.
No - all the features are present!
We simply give you an activation code by e-mail or over the phone. You do not lose any of the data you've put into the program such as customers, price lists and other configuration files.
Buying the program includes one full year of training and support. Training is provided through online videos, program embedded Help screens, remote sign on support and live phone support – 7 days a week.
No, all training is done over the phone, while you are at your own computer or by e-mail.
Some people train themselves but you can expect to take 30 minutes to an hour to learn the basics of serving customers and running the end of day reports. After that, learning to use the many features in the CleanSuite program is an ongoing process.
*Coming Soon* Visit the Cleansuite College and take our self guided online course to learn all about Cleansuite's great features! Check back soon.
From your home computer, open the internet and download the CleanSuite program from www.cleansuite.com/cleansuite_setup.exe When prompted, instead of "Opening" the file, "Save" the file to a USB drive (or CD). Then bring this USB drive/CD to your store for installation.
You can use your own invoices. Just send us one of your invoices (or about 7 of them if they are continuous forms), and for a small fee, we'll write a custom invoice for you to use.
Yes! CleanSuite is designed to accept any custom HTML you insert into the e-mail form.
If you would like assistance writing your custom HTML, our Friendly staff is just a phone call away:
1 (888) 727-4564. Assistance with custom HTML is not included in the first year free support and will be billed at a rate of $30 USD per hour.
You can't do anything "wrong" and you won't wreck the computer. But call us if you'd like some help. We're available 7 days a week! :)