General Retail POS

General Retail POS System Solutions

Store Management Suite (SMS) is a client-based software solution that provides regional and national retailers with seamless, integrated management of the point of sale, back office, corporate office, warehouse and all aspects of the retail enterprise. The suite contains modules that are typically outsourced, and ensures all necessary data is shared when, how, and with whom needs it. Instant connectivity, anywhere in the enterprise, is reality.


The core of SMS is built upon basic retail fundamentals: buy effectively, sell profitably, manage efficiently. That foundation is rooted in solid, proven industry standards designed to offer the protection you require and the flexibility you demand. Our architecture ensures undeniable reliability, a robust feature set, and speed. The system can also be personalized without changing source code, so customization has never been easier, nor more stable. Now you too can have a solid enterprise wide retail management system designed around your unique needs.

As retailing evolves, managing the merger of the brick-and-mortar and virtual outlets will become essential. Retailing is now about interconnecting all points, connecting the enterprise to the processes to the consumers.

How GLDS Can Help You

Great Lakes Data System (GLDS) strives to be your partner, not just your provider. As well as receiving 24/7 service and support our clients have exclusive access to our revolutionary Learning Center on our website (see link at the top of the screen) to ensure you are getting maximum usuage out of your POS system.  With over 60 years experience, we have a proven track record of helping businesses implement and maintain a point of sale system that are both efficient, profitable and cater to your specific needs. Harrnessing the power of our technology partners GLDS has the retail POS hardware and software you need to operate at peak efficiency.

Think Beyond the Traditional 'Store'!

Not matter what your business looks like, if your business accepts payments from your customers Great Lakes Data Systems can help you - we've worked with Cider Mills, Bakeries, Landscape Companies, Grab N' Go Kiosks and even the Grosee Pointe Bridge! Contact us today to see how we can make payments easier for your customers.

Schedule a Demo Today!

Contact us today regarding your retail store. Let us show you how to Save time, Save money, Grow your business.

Everything is Included

Whether you are looking for advanced promotional capabilities, better reporting tools, or more complete inventory control, SMS is the system for you. Our suite provides a cost effective, upgradeable solution capable of growing as your needs change. Hard goods retailers no longer need multiple systems to meet their many business needs. SMS is tailored to you, in one seamless interface that is fast and flexible, safe and easy to use. From powerful merchandising & inventory control, fully integrated loyalty, multi-store management, and much more, SMS provides the tools. It’s time you put technology to work for you. Buy, manage, and sell better. Save time. Save money. Grow your business.

Understand. Deliver. Thrive. That's modern retailing. That's SMS.

SMS for General Retail Offers


Hardware Agnostic:

Freedom to choose what best meets your unique needs

Security & Peace of Mind:

Fully PCI compliant, certified with both PCI DSS & Visa PABP

Point of Sale:

Process transactions quickly through an HTML5 based touch screen interface

Back Office Management:

Full-featured item maintenance including movement analysis & ability to track profitability by category

Inventory Control:

Reliable inventory control providing receiving & cost of goods control, with periodic, perpetual, or a combination

Merchandising & Promotions Management:

Unparalleled sale & promotional options offering virtually unlimited combinations & offers

Purchasing, DSD & Receiving Management:

Electronically order, receive & update inventory


Maintain customer profiles via integrated frequent shopper with detailed analytics, plusdeliver promotions during or after the transaction



Customer Analytics:

Examine shopping patterns, trends, & compare to promotions offered, used, & unused

Digital Signage:

Create customizable point-of- purchase messaging based on transaction details

Integrated Payments:

Direct interfaces with First DataTM, Heartland Payment SystemsTM, WorldPayTM,including VeriShield®, Voltage Security® or RSA

Accounts Receivable:

Manage customer account balances in real-time, with shared accounts

E-Comm, Phone App & Sales Order Engines:

Integrated with merchandising, loyalty, & analytics,managed through one system, one interface

Balancing & Accounting:

Manage pickups, loans, declares by cashier, plus integrate safe management & store level accounting entries

Integrated Sign & Label Printing:

Print signs &labels via batch or within item maintenance, by aisle, by location, by store

Mobile POS & Inventory Management:

Integrate labor costs into reporting, with time management & scheduling

Integrated Sign & Label Printing:

Print signs & labels via batch or within item maintenance, by aisle, by location

Mobile POS & Inventory Management:

Perfect for queue busting, inventory management, price verification or changes, in-aisle labels


Offer price checking, wayfinder, loyalty program updates, in-store promotions & coupons

Physical Security:

Review transactions live or recorded with full EJ search capabilities

Centralized Reports & Price Updates:

Deploy tighter control measures with less interaction by centralizing reporting & pricing

In-House Gift Card & Vouchers:

Efficiently manage gift cards or returns vouchers chainwide, with no middleware required

Membership Management:

Create, track, & manage member profiles & history on any device


Schedule a Demo Today!

Contact us today regarding your retail store. Let us show you how to Save time, Save money, Grow your business.