Gun Shop management made simple
Windward's gun store software is an all-in-one business management system that allows you to process purchases, manage your inventory, do your accounting and maintain customer records. Through a series of soft switches, we have tailored Windward System Five to provide enhanced functionality specifically for gun businesses and their unique needs. So, take aim at higher profits, lower overheads and improved customer service with Windward Software's Gun Shop POS.
Serious About ATF Compliance? So Are We!
At Windward Software we work closely with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ensure that every new version of our software is compliant with the changes to the ATF's rulings on electronic bound book use. We take this compliance seriously and believe in being transparent with our clients.
New to the ATF's rulings on Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition?
Educate yourself! Click here to go to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: Electronic Code and Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition
Keep Your Business On Target
Powerful Inventory Control
Know where your product is at all times and satisfy any ATF inquiries with our serial number tracking module. This feature helps staff members when receiving, selling and tracking firearms in your supply chain.
All-in-One Business Management
Meet all of your business management needs with one complete software solution. Windward System Five gun shop software is fully integrated, meaning individual modules work in unison to streamline every aspect of your operation.
Windward Expert Support
Operate with the reassurance that Windward Software’s expert support staff is with you every step of the way. From the installations to training to troubleshooting, we offer live global support seven days a week. We’re not happy until you are.
Gun Store Software Features
Manage your gun shop and shooting range from start to finish with Windward System Five
Point of Sale
Engage customers and increase profits by equipping your sales staff with the tools and knowledge they need to provide an exceptional level of customer service.Read More | Point of Sale
Enjoy greater inventory control with barcoding for faster checkout service, improved customer satisfaction, fewer errors and quicker stock checks.Read More | Barcoding
Reduce paperwork, streamline administrative processes and incorporate a higher level of security with our POS software’s electronic signature capture capabilities.Read More | Signature Capture
Keep your business network running smoothing and cohesively with our dealer management software. Oversee your operations from a single location and communicate business critical information between branches.Read More | Multi-store POS
Credit Card Processing
With Windward Software’s integrated credit card processing, you’ll be able to conduct credit, debit and gift card transactions quickly, accurately and securely.Read More | Credit Card Processing
Buy better, market smarter and work more efficiently in your business. Windward System Five provides you with the knowledge and control to drive profits.Read More | Business Management
Control your inventory, track inventory movement, optimize stock levels and improve your cost control measures through reports.Read More | Inventory Control
Create a database with your customer information to provide a smoother, more personal shopping experience, and increase your selling and marketing opportunities.Read More | Customer Management
Windward Software's integrated accounting software allows you to view, print, enter and report data quickly and conveniently, providing and simple, error-free way of managing your books.Read More | General Ledger
Serial Number Tracking
For businesses that require that extra level of inventory management, our software provides serial number tracking capabilities so you know where your product is at all times.Read More | Serial Number Tracking
Track and compare company performance with P&L statements. Use balance sheets to determine your financial standing.Read More | Financial Reporting
Get remarkable insight into the people that matter most to your business - your customers. Slice and dice customer data 100s of ways to optimize processes.Read More | Customer Reporting
Create Your Own Reports
The beauty of Windward's custom report designer is that you can analyze the details that matter most to you... whether that's staff in multiple locations, inventory levels, and another area of interest.Read More | Create Your Own Reports
SMB & Enterprise Editions
Windward System Five is available in two versions: SMB lets you choose the modules you need most. Enterprise comes fully loaded to provide the most comprehensive business management system available.Read More | SMB & Enterprise Editions
Installed or Cloud
Choose from two options for deploying our Gun and Firearms POS software: through a tried and tested local installation, or by using our innovative cloud-based Windward Cloud model.Read More | Installed or Cloud
Configure Windward’s business management software to handle industry-specific processes and integrate with systems you already have in place.Read More | Software Integrations
Recommended POS Hardware
Windward System Five point of sale software supports a range of optional hardware to help your business run smoothly - scanners, printers, computers, touch screens, and more.Read More | Recommended POS Hardware
Fail Safe Technology
Whether you need reliable backup to protect against system failure, or you need to synchronize information across multiple locations, Windward’s fail safe technology has got your back.Read More | Fail Safe Technology
Windward offers phone support, virtual assistance through screen sharing, or on-site support depending on edition and plan. Self-help is always available 24/7 through our extensive knowledge base.Read More | Expert Support
Our comprehensive training materials are available for all customers. Whether you're just getting going or just need to train a new employee on one thing, you'll love the video library and how-to's.Read More | Training
Maintenance and support packages are available for customers that like an ongoing support team available to fine tune software features. Our experts will handle the software issues so you can focus on your bottom line.Read More | Maintenance
Designed with your everyday tasks in mind
Streamlined Point of Sale Processes
With Windward’s gun store software, the in-store transaction process is streamlined with System Five’s easy-to-use POS. The quick sale and customizable touchscreen features make training staff quick and easy. All invoicing is posted to the System Five ledger in real-time, so up-to-date financial information is always available for reporting purposes.
Electronic Bound Book
Keep detailed records of your purchase and sale of firearms, including serial number, make, model etc. Use our FFL Bound Book to quickly generate reports that satisfy the requirements of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Our gun store software even handles inventory that’s been traded in.
Save customer processing time and reduce the chance of errors by completing the E4473 online using a kiosk (available for customers hosting their solution locally). All your customers need to do is complete the required fields. They’ll be prevented from continuing with the form if they enter any questionable information. Your FFL information is loaded and saved into the E4473 for ease of use. Forms can be saved after printing to provide an electronic copy.
Say goodbye to QuickBooks! Windward System Five gun store software allows you to merge your accounting, inventory and point of sale software information into a single database to create a seamless and efficient business management experience.
Serial Number Tracking
Satisfy ATF inquiries for disposition information by simply entering a firearm serial number into the Windward System Five gun store software and the corresponding inventory record will be displayed. Acquisition and disposition information is at your fingertips along with other useful data. It’s so easy that anyone in your company with approved access can look this information up.
Order firearms or specialty items from your vendors and assign them to a specific customer using special orders right from the customer sale inside System Five gun store software. Marking a special order prevents the item from accidentally being sold as regular stock because, when the item arrives, the receiving manager will be notified of the customer who ordered it. This allows you to contact them promptly to complete the transaction and provide an enhanced level of customer service.
Provide identification and assembly of the specific components of your firearms that you process before they can be sold. Adding a grip, holster, engraving and other modifications used to create the finished firearm are recorded using the kits feature in System Five. A kit acts as the bill of materials indicating the individual items and services that went into creating the finished product. Any components that are ‘consumed’ are subtracted from the inventory database to maintain accurate stock levels.
Use the built in scheduler to record appointments for firearm gunsmithing. You can also use it to make reservations for your shooting range. Our gun store software lets you record the date, time, customer name, contact information and other notes. Tasks will be shown in an easy-to-view calendar format, helping you stay organized during your busy day.
All work completed on a firearm can easily be tracked against the firearm serial number. Services are billed out on an invoice and reports can be generated in bound book format. When firearms come in for gunsmithing, you can set reminders when they are ready to be returned to the customer. All work can be tracked for historic and warranty purposes.
Shooting Range Rentals
Track firearm rentals for your shooting range, with the added convenience of being able to include ammunition sales on the same invoice. Make reservations and monitor return times so that you’re always aware of which firearms are available for rental.
If you’re looking to broaden your market with online sales, our optional e-commerce module is a worthwhile investment. Orders placed through your website are downloaded into System Five, reducing errors potentially made by hand entering information. Windward’s e-commerce can be set up quickly and easily by selecting from available templates, or by designing your own custom website. You also have the option of using your site simply as an online catalogue for informational purposes only, or providing full e-cart functionality to accept payments online.
Real customers, real results.
Broadway Wine and Spirits
Prior to Windward Software, we used a collaboration of 3 different programs. We had TomCash point of sale. We used QuickBooks for our accounts payable. In addition, we had PCCharge Payment server for our credit card processing. Just the functionality of all 3 together was terrible. I felt like an IT guy. It would take 3 days per week for me to find out how much cash we had. Since we put in [Windward Software], it just bought me 3 days per week - cleared them right up. Every day I can report my deposits,…Read More