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. Running your Garden Center has many challenges, and Windward will help you overcome them all with one complete solution.
Windward Software's Garden Center software is a fully integrated point of sale and business management software package that helps run your store, instead of just reporting on it. Improve customer service and reduce costs while providing enhanced services to your employees and customers.
We’ve designed this software with the business 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'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. We have extensive experience in dealing with Garden Centers like yours, and that’s reflected in our software. Our goal is to help you sell, order, ship and interact with customers more effectively.
All-in-One Business Management
Meet all of your business management needs with one 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 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.
Garden Center Software Features
Manage your Garden Center 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
Admin & Control
Empower your employees with the access and information they need to perform their jobs properly, without compromising security or confidential data.Read More | Admin & Control
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 Garden Center Management 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
Sell by Measurement and Partial Quantity
Normally, you sell items by quantities that are whole numbers such as 1, 2, 3 and so on. 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 sold by the lineal foot or meter. Tile, hardwood floors and carpet are sold by the square foot, yard or meter.
Windward Software handles all types of units of measure – allowing you to sell items by weight, by the linear foot, the square foot – and also by the 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 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 your invoice.
Sell Faster with Touchscreen
Windward Software offers support for touchscreen enabled terminals through user-definable panels and floating windows. Touchscreen functionality is commonly used in order to simplify the Quick Cash interface at point of sale and therefore may not support certain point of sale features or advanced navigation. However, this touchscreen can fully customizable to fit your business needs accordingly to whatever makes sense to have 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 fasion. Windward Software's touchscreen technology allows you to have the features readily available at your finger tips, literally.