Garden Center Business Management Made Simple
Windward Software's Garden Center software is a simple system to help manage your garden center from the point-of-sale terminals to the accounting back office, helping you overcome the many challenges of running a garden center all with one complete solution.
Windward offers garden center owners a fully integrated point-of-sale and business management software package that helps run your store instead of just reporting on it. Users can improve customer service while reducing costs and providing enhanced services to their employees and customers.
We’ve designed this software with the nursery owner in mind, giving you total control of your operations from the front checkout counter to the back office. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that Windward Software's customer care team is just a phone call away.
Grow your business with powerful tools to sell more and deliver impeccable customer service.
Innovative Garden Center Solutions
Handle your daily business challenges with ease with the best garden center software. Windward Software has extensive experience in dealing with garden centers like yours, and that’s reflected in our solutions. Our goal is to help you sell, order, ship, and interact with customers more effective
All-in-One Business Management
Meet all of your landscaping business management needs with Windward's complete software solution. Windward System Five 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 team of experts is with you every step of the way. From the installations to training to troubleshooting, we offer live global support seven days a week. Whether you're a smaller retailer or operating multiple greenhouses, we’re not happy until you are.
Garden Center Software Features
Manage your garden center from start to finish with Windward System Five.
Point of Sale
Windward Software helps you engage customers and increase profits by equipping your staff with the tools and knowledge they need to provide an exceptional level of customer service with garden center POS software solutions that make business processes as simple as a click of a button.Read More | Point of Sale
With Windward, you can enjoy greater inventory control with barcoding for faster checkout service, improved customer satisfaction, fewer errors, an easier method to track sales, and quicker stock checks. You'll worry less about your small business being unable to fulfill a customer's order.Read More | Barcoding
With Windward Software, you can reduce paperwork, streamline administrative processes, and incorporate a higher level of security with our POS software’s electronic signature-capture capabilities. This solution allows you to keep better track of whether a customer has a confirmed receipt of the right product.Read More | Signature Capture
Keep your nursery network running smoothly and cohesively with Windward's dealer management software. Our POS system will let you oversee your overall operations from a single location and communicate important information between branches. Everything from analytics to customer preferences is now more streamlined than ever.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. Give your garden center's employees and customers peace of mind that this important information is protected during in-person, online, or mobile payments.Read More | Credit Card Processing
By integrating your online and offline operations, Windward System Five will help you keep your administrative costs down while maintaining tight control over your expanding inventory. With experience in the green industry and online transactions, we're here to help with the unique challenges your business faces.Read More | eCommerce
The right garden center software will help you buy better, market smarter, and work more efficiently in your business. Windward System Five provides you with the knowledge and control to drive profits, with real-time analytics that take less time to accrue and provide a more in-depth assessment of the state of your garden center.Read More | Business Management
Windward Software helps garden centers control their inventory, track inventory movement, optimize stock levels and improve cost-control measures through reports diving into sales history, supply chain issues, and current expenses. This makes life easier for owners and gives shoppers the best experience.Read More | Inventory Control
With Windward, you can create a database with your customer information to provide a smoother, more personal shopping experience and increase your selling and marketing opportunities with buyers. You'll find a steady growth rate with a common understanding of the offerings your nursery has available.Read More | Customer Management
Windward Software's integrated accounting solutions allow you to view, print, enter, and report data quickly and conveniently, providing a simple, error-free way to manage your books. This affords business owners greater visibility across their finances, all under one single system to monitor profits.Read More | General Ledger
Admin & Control
Windward System Five helps garden center owners empower employees with the access and information they need to perform their jobs properly, without compromising security or confidential data. You'll have the most reliable and secure system available on the garden center software market.Read More | Admin & Control
Serial Number Tracking
For businesses that require that extra level of inventory management, Windward Software provides serial number-tracking capabilities so that you know where the right equipment is at all times. This easy tracking for serial numbers makes completing work on customer equipment easier than ever before.Read More | Serial Number Tracking
With Windward System Five, you can track and compare company performance with P&L statements. Nursery owners can use their balance sheets to determine their financial standing. Our Windward Intelligence solution delivers analytics at lightning speed regardless of market size.Read More | Financial Reporting
Get remarkable insight into the people who matter most to your business: your customers. Windward Software helps garden center owners slice and dice customer data in hundreds of ways to optimize processes and get the best understanding of the customer base.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, or other areas 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, and Enterprise comes fully loaded to provide the most comprehensive business management system available. You can choose the solution that's right for your nursery management needs.Read More | SMB & Enterprise Editions
Installed or Cloud
Choose from two options for deploying our garden center management software: through a local installation or by using our innovative Windward System Five on Cloud model. You can craft this reliable solution to your needs, whether you're a single store or operating a chain of independent retailers.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. You'll be able to track everything from landscaping services provided by your company to supply chain issues that could be slowing down work.Read More | Software Integrations
Recommended POS Hardware
Windward System Five's point-of-sale software supports a range of optional hardware to help your business run smoothly, including scanners, printers, computers, touch screens, and more. A simpler POS system will save you time and resources for a better customer experience and easy to use for your staff.Read More | Recommended POS Hardware
Fail Safe Technology
Whether you need reliable backup to protect against system failures or you need to synchronize information across multiple locations, Windward’s fail-safe technology has got your back. You'll have the peace of mind that your retail garden center has the protection it needs.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. With our complete solution and history in the green industry, we'll be sure you are up and running smoothly.Read More | Expert Support
Windward Software's comprehensive training materials are available for all customers. Whether you're just getting started or need to train a new employee, you'll love the video library and detailed how-to tutorials.Read More | Training
Maintenance and support packages are available for Windward customers who like having 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 and tackle the different needs of your customer base.Read More | Maintenance
Designed with your everyday tasks in mind
Sell by Measurement and Partial Quantity
Normally, you sell items in quantities that are whole numbers. For example, you would normally sell a door instead of half a door. However, there are many exceptions to this. For example, rope, certain types of wood, and chains are often sold by the lineal foot or meter, and something like sod is sold by the square foot, yard, or meter.
Windward Software handles many different types of units of measurement, allowing you to sell items by weight, the lineal foot, or the square foot, and also by decimal or partial quantity. So, if your customer orders 6.88 feet of an item, you can charge them for exactly what they purchased, and the system will track the partial quantity that is left in stock. If you are selling an item by weight, you can use an electronic scale that is hooked into your point-of-sale system and have the weight automatically entered into the quantity field on the invoice.
Sell Faster with Touch Screens
Windward Software offers support for touch screen-enabled terminals through user-definable panels and floating windows. Touch screen functionality is commonly used in order to simplify the Quick Cash interface at the point of sale. This touch screen can be fully customized to fit your business needs accordingly in whatever way makes sense to have it immediately available at the touch of your finger.
With Windward Software, you can create either a global (system-wide) or local (i.e., this workstation only) display button layout so that certain key features are displayed in an evidently obvious fashion. Windward Software's robust touch screen technology allows you to have the features readily available at your fingertips—literally.
Real customers, real results.
Windward System 5 brings out our retail A-Game here at Watters Garden Center. Lots of POS companies track inventory, that's easy; Windward allows us to track customers and vendors, schedule appointments, assign tasks internally, and a whole lot more. I can't imagine running a large retail garden center without a partner like Windward System Five
We have been using Windwards for years and it was one of the best business decisions we as a company made. It's given me the tools to make quick decisions and manage my business more efficiently. It has cut down my labour costs. The reporting is excellent and being able to get the customer through the cash station very quickly and efficiently is certainly a plus. Our garden centre customers can be in here for an hour or more, but once they made the decision to make that purchase they do not want to stand in line for very long.
We bought Windward 2 years before we implemented it and I wish we would have done it sooner. We were using Quickbooks before and it didn't integrate with our POS and Windward does a lot better reporting. It eliminated additional expenses for us and I think it works really well