Training Webinars Now Available! July 17, 2008
In our continuing effort to bring increased value to your installation of Genesis Advantage, we will be presenting webinars on a regular basis in the coming months. You can increase your knowledge from the comfort of your own office and eliminate the high price of travel.
Crystal Migliore Tapped For
President Post September 30, 2007
Crystal recently took over the role of President at Genesis Software
Systems. She served as Customer Service Manager for the company over the
last several years and has been an integral part of the company's
Genesis Adds Pop-Up Graphs and Charts July 15, 2007
The recently released Version 6.1 of Genesis Advantage contains an
exciting new feature that lets users highlight any range of information
on any report and pop-up a bar chart, or pie chart, with a visual
representation of the data.
Systems Celebrates 20 Years February 26, 2007
The year 2007 marks the 20th year that Genesis Software Systems has been
providing easy-to-use software to the retail furniture industry.
Las Vegas Market a Success February 4, 2007
The recently concluded market was a great success for Genesis Software
with steady traffic throughout the show. The new Manager's Dashboard was
rolled out during the show and received a warm welcome.
Payroll Updates For 2007 Have Shipped January 10, 2007
The annual payroll update for Genesis Advantage began shipping today
with updated tax tables and rates. The 2007 Payroll Update also includes
new features including the ability to create a commissioned employee's
check just by pointing and clicking at entries on the employee's
Genesis Software Systems Unveils The
Manager's Dashboard December 16, 2006
A powerful and exciting new feature called "The Manager's Dashboard" has
been added to the Genesis Advantage system. The Manager's Dashboard
assembles key action points and performance figures and displays them on
a single screen. Drill-downs are available for any of the summary totals
or action points so that a store manager can quickly get down to the
nuts and bolts of the data if needed.
New Location at Las Vegas Market December 1, 2006
The Retail Resource Center will move to the 16th floor of building B at
the World Market Center in Las Vegas. You can find Genesis Software
Systems in booth #13 inside the new Retail Resource Center. The RRC is
Genesis Advantage Version 5.0
Best Selling Upgrade Ever June 12, 2006
The pre-order period for Genesis Advantage Version 5.0 concluded with a
record number of orders.
Genesis Advantage Version 5.0 Announced May 8, 2006
Genesis Software Systems announced the latest version of the industry's
best selling Windows system for furniture retailers today. Version 5.0
includes a variety of significant enhancements to the software. Here are
Expanded item number, item description,
and customer name fields.
Additional field for storing a
customer's cell phone.
Purchase orders expanded to 300 lines
Automatic system-wide update of a
customer's name, address, phone, etc. from a single screen.
User defined fields on Item Masters for
things like color, cover, finish, etc. These fields can also be
linked to Item Wizards for pull down lists.
Option to let Genesis automatically
select a sales tax rate at point-of-sale based upon customer's zip
Support for Dymo brand label printers.
Unfinished Business Magazine Features Genesis Software April 26, 2006
Unfinished Business Magazine recently
published a feature article on Genesis Software Systems. Unfinished
Business is the primary trade publication for the unfinished furniture
Software Systems Testing Microsoft Vista April 12, 2006
Microsoft Inc. of Redmond, WA recently
accepted Genesis Software Systems into its testing program for Microsoft
Vista. This new operating environment from Microsoft is scheduled to replace Windows XP over the next few years. Genesis will
be testing Vista in-house and also verifying compatibility with Genesis
Seminar Planned for Las Vegas Market
This Summer April 6, 2006
"Don't Be a One Night Stand... Turn Your Store Into a Legendary Romance" is the
title for a seminar to be presented by Genesis Software Systems at the upcoming
Las Vegas Summer Market. This entertaining and informative seminar will show you
how to use current technology to build a long and loyal relationship with your
customers. Mark your calendar for Friday, July 28, at 1:00 P.M. The seminar will
be conducted in the WHFA Resource Center on floor 2 of the World Market Center.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Web Site and E-Commerce Development
Launched March 15, 2006
Crystal Migliore at Genesis Software Systems announced today that development is
under way for an on-line store application that is closely integrated with the
Genesis Advantage business system. This new option will provide a simple and
effective way for Genesis Advantage customers to maintain an on-line store. The
on-line store will also be interfaced with the Genesis Advantage System so that
sales received from the internet are automatically integrated into the business system.
In tandem with this initiative Genesis Software Systems will also be offering
economical web hosting and web site development to its clients. The complete e-commerce
and web hosting solutions will be available before the Las Vegas World Market in
Drawing for Free Software at High Point
Market March 12, 2006
Genesis Software Systems revealed today that it will be giving away a free copy
of Genesis Advantage Lite in a drawing to be held in conjunction with High Point
Spring Market. The drawing is available to any furniture retailer not presently
using a Genesis Software Systems product. No purchase is necessary. The contest
winner can use the value of Genesis Lite as credit towards the purchase of
a Genesis Turnkey System. Simply stop by the Genesis booth at High Point Market
(IHFC Main, Floor 12) and drop a business card in the bin to be eligible.
Furniture Wins Free Digital Camera February 26, 2006
Haus Furniture of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was was the winner of a free digital
camera from Genesis Software during the recently concluded Las Vegas Market.
Genesis Advantage 4.0 Shipping January 31, 2006
Genesis Software Systems announced today that the fourth version of its popular
business system has started shipping to customers. Version 4.0 contains several
new enhancements aimed at improving the user's experience with the software.
Joins Genesis in Account Manager Role January 12, 2006
Rayanne recently joined the Genesis staff in the
role of Account Manager after several years with Microsoft Inc. in Redmond,
Washington. Rayanne brings terrific enthusiasm, excellent listening and
problem solving skills, and a passion for helping people. Rayanne
is a dedicated single parent of four and enjoys participating in competitive
pool tournaments in her spare time (when she actually has spare time).
Advantage Now Available in Europe January 2, 2006
Office Logics Equipment Ltd. is currently distributing Genesis Advantage to
Ireland and the United Kingdom. Sales, support, and installation are handled
from Office Logic's main office in Dublin, Ireland. Genesis Software
Systems hopes to duplicate the success it has achieved in North America by
offering a slightly modified version of its powerful and easy to use Genesis
Advantage software program to furniture retailers across Europe.
Price List Importing Technology December 12, 2005
Genesis Software Systems announced today that a new technology for
electronically importing price list information from manufacturers will be part
of the upcoming release of Genesis Advantage 4.0. This new option in the
Inventory Control System module allows a user to easily import item price lists
from widely available Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word documents, or
a variety of other Windows compatible document sources.
Genesis Advantage Version 4.0 In Testing November 30, 2005
Genesis Advantage 4.0 is undergoing extensive testing as it is readied for a
late December release. This new update includes some significant new
enhancements including the ability to electronically import price lists from
New PC Reliability Survey Results September 12, 2005
Magazine has released its 18th annual reliability survey for desktop computers
and components. This is an excellent guide to use when choosing computers and
printers for your business. The detailed results are on PC Magazine's website (www.zdnet.com).
We've summarized the results of the survey on our website and you can see them
by clicking here.
Monthly On-Line Newsletter Launched August 23, 2005
Software System Users now have a new resource for the latest information about
Genesis Advantage. An informative on-line newsletter is now being e-mailed to
all Genesis clients on a monthly basis. Genesis users will see tips and tricks
for getting the most the software as well as general articles about furniture
retailing and technology. An archive of newsletters will also be available to
Genesis users on our
website (click on the Downloads link to get there).
New Tutorial CD Released August 15, 2005
tutorial CD is now available to all Genesis Advantage users. This CD is
professionally produced and is a fantastic training tool. The heavily animated
tutorial includes extensive details about how to set up and use Genesis
Advantage. The Tutorial CD also includes a printable 400 page User's Guide,
Report Packets, and a Quick Start Guide. Contact technical support by phone or
e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
ask for your copy of the Tutorial CD.
Genesis Advantage 3.0 Shipping August 12, 2005
latest version of Genesis Advantage began shipping on Friday, August 12, 2005. This
update will be shipped in a staggered fashion over the next few weeks so look
for yours in the mail soon!
User's Manual Available On-Line August 3, 2005
An updated User's Guide for Genesis Advantage can
now be downloaded from our website 24 hours a day. This detailed guide contains
instructions and illustrations and is an invaluable tool for getting the most
from Genesis Advantage. It's free for all existing Genesis customers and takes
just a few minutes to download. The User's Guide is in Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
format so you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view and print the
guide. Call the Genesis home office at 509-536-4739 for passwords you'll need to
access our download page.
Las Vegas Market A Big Success August 1, 2005
An air of excitement permeated the recently
concluded Las Vegas Market. Many of you found us on the 2nd floor of the World Market
Center in the WHFA Resource Center. Genesis Software Systems concluded one of
its most successful trade
show appearances ever and added several new clients to the Genesis family while at the
Advantage 3.0 Nears Release July 19, 2005
Advantage 3.0 is in the final phase of development and testing and is scheduled
to ship in early August, 2005. This latest update sports significant speed and
capacity enhancements and a slew of new features including:
ü Lay Away Manager - A new tool for effectively managing inventory in lay away
ü Discontinued Items Option- This new option provides better handling of
ü Foreign Currency Converter- Allows for instant updating of item costs in various
currencies when exchange rates change.
ü New E-Mail Options- Customer statements and sales invoices can now be e-mailed.
Liz Au Joins the Genesis Staff May 28, 2005
is the newest member of the customer relations staff at Genesis Software. Her
duties include on-site training, customer service, and account acquisition.
She is looking forward to working with our existing clients and consulting with
new prospective members of the Genesis Software family. Liz comes to us from the
great state of Texas and is the proud mother of 3 children.
New Report Packets Now Available May 10, 2005
Report Packets for the Inventory Management and Accounts Receivable modules are
now available. The Report Packets contain descriptions and examples of the
reports available in Genesis Advantage 2.0. The booklets are an excellent
educational tool for prospective and current system users. The Report Packets
are available on CD in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format and can be obtained free of
charge by calling the Genesis home office at 509-536-4739.
Genesis Software Systems in Las Vegas April 26, 2005
Software Systems has announced plans to attend the upcoming Las Vegas Furniture
Market in the summer of 2005. Full product demonstrations and private
appointments will be available. Genesis will be located in space C5544 (WHFA
Resource Center) inside the Las Vegas World Market Center. The scheduled show
dates are July 25-July 29 (Monday through Friday), 2005.
Genesis Advantage 2.0 Ships April 23, 2005
2.0 of Genesis Advantage began shipping on April 22, 2005 to existing
Genesis Advantage 2.0 includes several significant enhancements. Highlights
Genesis Calendar This new module allows users to schedule and review appointments in a calendar
like fashion for up to 30 people. You can also maintain “To Do” lists and
Contact Lists for each person set up in Genesis Calendar. Full password
protection keeps information confidential whenever and wherever it is necessary.
ü Schedule appointments for any time of the day in 15, 30, or 60 minute
ü Specify your own starting and ending time for your daily schedule.
ü Very easy to use.
ü Color code daily appointments in the calendar to highlight and prioritize
ü Print a convenient list of appointments for any range of dates.
ü Keep free form notes for any day. You can also search your notes based upon key
words and then print the results to your printer or export them to Microsoft
“To-Do List” Features
ü Prioritize To-Do List items (High, Medium, Low).
ü Print or export a To-Do List at any time.
Contact List Features
ü Includes address, phone numbers and an e-mail address.
ü Print your contact list at any time or export it to Microsoft Excel.
ü Send an instant e-mail message to anyone in your contact list.
ü E-mail your schedule at any time.
ü Automatic seasonal screen backgrounds change each month to reflect the time of
ü Customize the screen backgrounds with your own pictures for a personalized look
Extensive Delivery Schedule Updates Several key changes to the delivery
scheduling part of Genesis Advantage are included with this update:
ü View the delivery schedule in an intuitive calendar like screen.
ü Pop-up a detailed list of deliveries for any day while scheduling a new
ü Schedule deliveries by exact time instead of just AM/PM.
ü Block out a selected amount of time for each delivery during scheduling.
ü Set up an unlimited number of delivery trucks and pickup locations.
New Password Protection Option You can now assign a single password to
each person on your staff and then designate which parts of the software that
person can access. This new password protection option offers finer control over
the parts of the system that each person is allowed to access and eliminates the
need to repeatedly enter passwords. You can assign access rights to individual
menu buttons on most screens and individual report tab pages in the reporting
sections of the Inventory Control System.
New Pricing Alert Reporting A new report automatically alerts you to
changes in item costs and prices so you can make sure the items are priced
correctly on your sales floor. This new feature is integrated with Price Tag
printing so that you can print new price tags for the affected items with just a
couple of mouse clicks.
New Internal Date Option A new date selection option allows you to select
a date for batching sales invoices without changing your computer’s system date.
This is especially helpful for multi-store operations using Windows Terminal
Services and situations where you would prefer to use your own date for batching
sales invoices instead of the computer’s system date.
New One-Step “Void” Button on the Sales Invoice Screen A new “Void”
button now makes it easy to void a sales invoice with a single mouse click.
Quickly Create Multiple Item Records in a Single Window Save time with
this powerful new option! You will be able to create multiple new Item Masters
in a spreadsheet-like screen. Lots of data entry helps make this process faster
than ever before!
Bar Codes for Item Groups You can now assign a bar code number to an item
group and then enter that group on a sales invoice, purchase order, or transfer
order just by scanning the group bar code number. Another fantastic time saver!
Print Preset Notes for Manufacturers on Purchase Orders A new field in
the manufacturer list allows you to enter a short note (100 characters) for each
manufacturer and then print, fax, or e-mail along with purchase orders for that
manufacturer. You might use this field to include notes like “Ship Via Common
Carrier” or “Do not ship until total of all orders exceeds $1000.”
Select Any Cost To Appear on Printed Purchase Orders You can now select
the raw cost, landed cost, selling price, or any of the pricing window prices to
appear on your printed, faxed, or e-mailed purchase orders. You can also omit
costing information entirely.
Include Customer Delivery Terms on Delivery Schedule Report This new
feature allows you to set up custom text and then have it printed at the bottom
of each delivery on the Delivery Schedule Report. For example, you might want to
set up the delivery terms for your business and have them automatically print
after the signature line on each delivery copy.
Point Market a Success April 23, 2005
recently concluded High Point Market was deemed a success by Gary Sauther,
President of Genesis Software Systems. "Traffic was better than it has been in
the last couple of years and the response to our new Advantage 2.0 product was
overwhelmingly positive", noted Sauther. Genesis Advantage 2.0 debuted in High
Point just before it was released to the general public.
Group Meeting for AMI Dealers Scheduled April 10, 2005
group conference for AMI Furniture Group dealers has been scheduled for May
17-18th in Helena, Montana. A Genesis Software representative will be on hand to
conduct education, troubleshooting, and question/answer sessions. This promises
to be a very productive couple of days for everyone involved. Please feel free
to call our office at 509-536-4739 for details. You must be a member of the AMI
Buying Group to attend this conference.
Genesis Announces Plans for UFA Trade Show March 30, 2005
Software Systems has announced plans to attend the Unfinished Furniture
Association show in Columbus, Ohio later this year. This is the third
consecutive year Genesis has attended the 2 day trade show and seminar event.
The UFA show will take place July 17-19, 2005 at the Greater Columbus Convention