CapeTown Computing Product Websites

www.ship2.com Transportation Workflow

Simply plug it into your enterprise. Ship2.com picks up and delivers.

The shIP2.com Web and Workflow system provides the fusion of the administrative and shipment workflow operations, document imaging and presentation and web presence requirements for the transportation and logistics industry. Your web site and day to day operations combined with the purpose of connecting the two into a harmonized identity that interacts directly with all of the people in your enterprise.

Transportation Workflow

www.imageion.com Service Workflow

Simply add your market presence. Imageion™ is images in action, your image in action.

The Imageion™ Web and Workflow system provides the foundation for the internet presence of your business or professional organization. Your web site and day to day operations combined with the purpose of connecting the two into a harmonized identity that interacts directly with all of the people in your enterprise, everywhere, all the time.

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www.artofcommerce.com Inventory workflow

Art of Commerce™ paints your merchandising challenge simple. Simply add waht it is you are selling.

The Art of Commerce™ merchandising system provides a full cycle, end to end management system for the product development and distribution industry.

The fusion of merchandise inventory, development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment workflows with both retailer specific and supply chain centric industry requirements in a web and desktop enabled system surrounding a powerful and expandable database foundation.

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www.capetowncomputing.com

The Art of Commerce™ Inventory Management System

Art of Commerce™ is the featured system product of our X-Chain Inventory platform. It represents the ability to manage complex merchandise and materials inventory supply chain and order fulfillment requirements that span the web, wholesale, retail and automated order processes such as EDI into a single workflow that matches how you want to get your product to the customer, simply and in one piece.

The Art of Commerce™ merchandising system provides a full cycle, end to end management system for the product development and distribution industry.

The fusion of merchandise inventory, development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment workflows with both retailer specific and supply chain centric industry requirements in a web and desktop enabled system surrounding a powerful and expandable database foundation.

The integration of the multi-faceted merchandising enterprise into a cohesive and all encompassing system for the demanding requirements of a modern day product oriented enterprise that focuses on the integration of the bricks and mortar established platforms and the virtual online sales environments that have become the new standard.

Simply add what it is you are selling. Art of Commerce™ paints your merchandising challenge simple.

Picture a dynamic business that moves its merchandise through diverse channels in order to satisfy its customers. A business with Retail Stores, Mail Order and Trade Sales Departments and Internet E-Commerce sites each working with customers and inventories in their own fashion. The facilities of this enterprise would include Offices and Store Fronts, Distribution and Picking Centers, Replenishment Centers and Warehouses. All of these components work in concert to make this enterprise flow, with the cohesion of people and technology.

Products are the center of the system, unfolding into the presentation, fulfillment, financial and management functions of the enterprise. When combined, the cooperative advantages and opportunities come into action such as automated replenishment and forecasting of inventory and web site real time update.

The merchandise database provides for many elegant and straight forward ways to describe and present the product. The Image++ component provides a digital media library with active objects such as a product image and rich text description that are equally useful on the desktop and on a web site. Image++ also provides the ability to store any digital media file, such as drawing files, specification and instruction documents, streaming media such as video and sound and any other computer generated file. A system publishing control allows for items to be marked as public or remain private to the business, which also controls their availability at the web site level.

When we set out to design the Art of Commerce™ system, we did so with the intent of providing for a single system that would deliver the ability to integrate sales from retail, wholesale and web sales into a single system.

We wanted the web content aspects of the merchandising mix to be integrated early in the product plan.

We saw this as an opportunity to deliver dynamic product level content that could be managed at the user level rather than the exclusive role of the technical department.

An opportunity to bridge the gap between product merchandisers and buyers and the consumer or business customer when using the web as their primary interface.

Entertainment and Wellness Centres – ECMS Program by CapeTown Computing

Frederick Mall Billiards in Kitchener Ontario, the latest purchaser of the ECMS Program by CMG Entertainment provides an example of where a long standing good business relationship where our timekeeping point of sale application can be used for running an entertainment or wellness establishment. With installations still in force for over 16 years the ECMS application still performs the essential functions of these kinds of facilities.
ECMS Time Keeping Interface

ECMS Time Keeping Interface with flexible keystroke access, user layout of amenities and options to handle number of parties, separate bills, customer movement from one area to another and more. Any number of interface screens are supported.
ECMS Power and Lighting Control
ECMS Power and Lighting control in three different options for new and pre-existing construction allowing for control of the facility assets with computer control of start and end times. Management staff are assured of control.

ECMS

The ECMS System provides an all encompassing management application for your entertainment facility or your personal professional services establishment.

When we set out to design the ECMS system it was originally with the vision of replacing analog/digital time clock device equipment with a computer and program that could perform the same tasks with readily available equipment plus all of the management capabilities one would hope to find in a computer application, such as reporting, receipt printing, the management of customer information and inventory information.

We didn’t really realize the many different types of establishments that would eventually make use of our system until we found customers in the food and beverage, karaoke and gold center and golf dome industries knocking on our door. This lead us to a more robust solution offering that could accommodate such new facilities, multiple computer stations and a central data repository or server as well as the ability to control power flow to lights and equipment which controls the use of the facilities amenities.

With features that support the low and high end user, such as stop-after for children entering an entertainment facility with a limited budget where they can request that the establishment turn off the lights or equipment after a certain amount of money has been spent or the memberships and membership loyalty features one would expect of a higher end establishment such as a spa or beauty/wellness establishment, our ECMS System is poised to take on your new entertainment or personal professional services establishment business challenges.

ECMS INTRODUCTION
Brochure Document, ECMS2009Synopsis.PDF

ECMS DEMO
Demonstration Program ECMS, ECMSDEMO.ZIPThe demonstration program should be decompressed to your local C:\ drive, once in that directory you may run the demo
by entering ECMSDEMO on the command line.

ECMS DETAILS
General Review Document with screen images, ECMS2009Review.PDF

ECMS BUDGET
General budgeting and pricing information, ECMS2009Pricing.PDF

Other ECMS System Locations in Ontario Canada

Airport Billiards & Lounge
Annex Club (The)
Black Jack Snooker & Karaoke Club
BoomTown Billiards
Breakers Club
CB2 Billiards and Sports Bar
Celebrity Billiards II
Churchill Billiards I
City Lights Billiards & Cafe
Club 2000 Billiards Cafe
Crazy Eights Billiard
Dublin Pub
Duff’s Sports Bar & Billiards Cafe
Eight Ball Cafe (The)
Games Gallery
Gentleman’s Quarters
Green Room (The)
Greenwood Billiards
Hanger (The)
Hot Shots Billiard Lounge
Islands Billiards
Jubilee Billiard
Kam’s Billiard Lounge I
Kam’s Billiard Lounge II
Kumar Enterprises
Maronies Restaurant Inc
Medical Enterprises Co.
Metro Golf Dome  Link to www.metrogolfdome.com
Metropolis
Millies Billiards
Mulligans
National Billiards of Canada
Partners Billiards
Pendale Billiards & Lounge
Petrina’s Billiards & Sports Bar I   Link to www.petrinas.com
Petrina’s Billiards & Sports Bar II  Link to www.petrinas.com
Petrina’s Billiards & Sports Bar III Link to www.petrinas.com
Pot Black Services
Rack and Roll
Rack Billiard Club (The)
Rack em Up Pool & Pub
Rouma Management Services
Sector Technologies
Sharma Enterprises
Shooters Billiards
Silver Cue Billiards
Time Square Billiards
Tony’s Place I   Link to www.tonys-place.ca
Tony’s Place II  Link to www.tonys-place.ca

CAPETOWN COMPUTING is Web and Workflow and Inventory Management, Materials and Merchandise Management, Logistics and Transportation and more with a high performing web software platform that handles high transaction loads and a large user capacity that can handle serious volumes, we are your franchise or chain based choice for a software system.

You can find Frederick Mall Billiards at 414-385 Frederick Street in Kitchener Ontario. +1.519.741.8765

Art of Commerce™

The Art of Commerce™ Inventory Management System

Art of Commerce™ is the featured system product of our X-Chain Inventory platform. It represents the ability to manage complex merchandise and materials inventory supply chain and order fulfillment requirements that span the web, wholesale, retail and automated order processes such as EDI into a single workflow that matches how you want to get your product to the customer, simply and in one piece.

The Art of Commerce™ merchandising system provides a full cycle, end to end management system for the product development and distribution industry.

The fusion of merchandise inventory, development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment workflows with both retailer specific and supply chain centric industry requirements in a web and desktop enabled system surrounding a powerful and expandable database foundation.

The integration of the multi-faceted merchandising enterprise into a cohesive and all encompassing system for the demanding requirements of a modern day product oriented enterprise that focuses on the integration of the bricks and mortar established platforms and the virtual online sales environments that have become the new standard.

Simply add what it is you are selling. Art of Commerce™ paints your merchandising challenge simple.

Picture a dynamic business that moves its merchandise through diverse channels in order to satisfy its customers. A business with Retail Stores, Mail Order and Trade Sales Departments and Internet E-Commerce sites each working with customers and inventories in their own fashion. The facilities of this enterprise would include Offices and Store Fronts, Distribution and Picking Centers, Replenishment Centers and Warehouses. All of these components work in concert to make this enterprise flow, with the cohesion of people and technology.

Products are the center of the system, unfolding into the presentation, fulfillment, financial and management functions of the enterprise. When combined, the cooperative advantages and opportunities come into action such as automated replenishment and forecasting of inventory and web site real time update.

The merchandise database provides for many elegant and straight forward ways to describe and present the product. The Image++ component provides a digital media library with active objects such as a product image and rich text description that are equally useful on the desktop and on a web site. Image++ also provides the ability to store any digital media file, such as drawing files, specification and instruction documents, streaming media such as video and sound and any other computer generated file. A system publishing control allows for items to be marked as public or remain private to the business, which also controls their availability at the web site level.

At the heart of the system is a common core data repository surrounded by both web enabled and desktop applications that are easy to access and highly available for enhanced customer, resource and business relationships.

Merchandise and Materials Business Lines

The Art of Commerce™ System defines an enterprise by its facilities and then controls the use of those facilities with an organizational overlay comprised of three-tier hierarchical structure of Client, Line of Business and Store or Storage Point. A Client refers to a financial entity and the system supports an infinite number of them providing many systems in one. The Line of Business (LOB) refers to a business channel such as Retail, Mail Order, Trade Sales, Internet Sales and allows these channels to operate in unique or similar business flows within the same enterprise. A Store refers to a profit center or cost center, which may or may not bear inventory.

The design and architecture of the system overlaid upon a collection of enterprise facilities defines the environment that the enterprise exists within, in terms of physical structure, geography and systems network. This permits the system and its users to work with discrete enterprise units, entire business lines, and groups of units within lines or in a global fashion. Such examples would be setting pricing for a specific stores or sales department while leaving the balance of the enterprise unchanged, configuring lines to use diverse currencies such as multiple currency e-commerce sites, or a warehouse manager that replenishes the warehouse by business line.

The architecture provides the ability to define the business flow for the enterprise, organize and define the supply chain into a logical network, provide for the unique customer requirements of each channel and make the Internet an integral line of business that is equally essential to the enterprise as any Sales Departments or Store.

Fusion

The fusion of merchandise inventory, development and presentation, sales channel integration, logistics and fulfillment workflows with both retailer specific and supply chain centric industry requirements in a web and desktop enabled system surrounding a powerful and expandable database foundation.

Integration

Combine professional sales, web sales, EDI, retail sales and telesales into a single system and information base that will provide you with the ability to sell more of what you are selling where you are selling it.

Channels

Integrate the many facets of your merchandising enterprise into a cohesive and all encompassing system for the most demanding supply and fulfillment chains.

Communications

Provide your enterprise with the ability to operate many operational facilities and integrated sales channels in a single system with order processing that meets industry standard identification requirements and the process benefits of an integrated system.

Internet Commerce

The Internet provides a Line of Business for all enterprises and new businesses that rely on it as its sole purpose. Art of Commerce™ embraces this, the Internet is integral to the system as any other business model. This resulted in the creation of powerful tools such as Image++ where multi-media digital objects and documents become part of the Art of Commerce™ merchandise landscape and the centre for Internet Commerce Interfaces. The foundation for an Internet Store in the system will allow any enterprise to create a customized site(s) with mainstream business management ingrained. Opening a store on the Internet is a straight forward process. All of the merchandising and retail management is done within Art of Commerce™, E-Store delivers it to the Internet. Your B2C line of business can be defined to support multiple currencies and multiple tax jurisdictions for the present and future of your E-Commerce initiative.

E-Sales/E-Trade provides your enterprise with the ability to support access to your business customers and sales resources through the Internet. Your customers will be able to access your enterprise system through an Internet Window in an on-line and real time environment. Your sales resources will have the same capabilities along with an enhanced customer navigation tool that allows them to work within a customer isolation.

When we set out to design the Art of Commerce™ system, we did so with the intent of providing for a single system that would deliver the ability to integrate sales from retail, wholesale and web sales into a single system.

We wanted the web content aspects of the merchandising mix to be integrated early in the product plan.

We saw this as an opportunity to deliver dynamic product level content that could be managed at the user level rather than the exclusive role of the technical department.

An opportunity to bridge the gap between product merchandisers and buyers and the consumer or business customer when using the web as their primary interface.

CapeTown Computing – Web and Workflow Software – Franchise and Chain Level Solutions for 10+ year investments

CAPETOWN COMPUTING is Web and Workflow and Inventory Management, Materials and Merchandise Management, Logistics and Transportation and more with a high performing web software platform that handles high transaction loads and a large user capacity that can handle serious volumes, we are your franchise or chain based choice for a software system.

We took the same steps in the creation of our web and workflow platform that we did with our inventory and logistics based systems so that we could deliver a high performing, quality product that was elegant, cost effective and simple to use. We have had customers using our systems for 10+ years, which stretches out there investment across a long period of time and allows them to interface with other business areas and different systems. We can do this because we write and support our systems, get intimately involved with the customers needs and requirements and go the extra mile in the support of what the customer is all about.

This has been of tremendous benefit in the development of our systems to the point where we were able to determine an effective pricing model that would allow for the small and large company to benefit from our products. Today we have set pricing on all of our product platforms that you can see on our website in the Pricing Section of the system you are interested in. Our goal was to create a level of transparency when dealing with a new customer.

We couple that with a website that allows customers to become part of the project workflow for their system. This makes the entire body of work completely transparent and available to the customer and shows the value we are providing in the process. This also provides us with the unique capacity to handle special circumstances and needs when they arise.

The Imageion™ Web and Workflow System is very much about creating an environment that expects the unexpected and organize a diverse collection of information into a concise presentation.

The Web and Workflow system is about getting going with that new customer and encapsulating the existing customer in an ongoing relationship. It allows you to view the entire history of a business relationship like you would a subject section in a bookstore, with bookends that provide you with a way to get to the subject matter you need to address. We like the distinct ability to deliver something to the customer that may be a considerable way down the road from where they presently are at and it’s ability to move across industries with relative ease.

It is really important to make your web presentation attractive to the new and existing customer and it is equally important that you provide those customers with the ability to do something tangible for their side of the relationship.

More to come or click here to get to the CapeTown Computing website….

 

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SEO Service at Godaddy.com – Get a handle on your investment.

SEO Audit Functionality

In an attempt to get a better handle on our Search Engine Optimization efforts we purchased the SEO service from Godaddy.com. At 27.00 for a one year subscription it provided a great way to audit our existing efforts, items to add to our to-do list of improvements and a way to get a fresh perspective of all the thing SEO, those we thought we were doing properly and the those we knew needed attention. It provided a comprehensive analysis of our website broken down into workable sections such as page description, title, keyword and content analysis.

The audit report provides the much needed unbiased perspective that is necessary to get the internals of your site and its find-ability at the same level as the appearance of your site. We all want a site that looks great and we can gauge that by looking at it, having our friends and associates look at it. Having the internals of your site reviewed by such a service is the same thing as that, except that it looks at your site the way that  Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing see your site, from the inside.

SEO Sitemap Generation

The service includes a sitemap generation utility that is an integral step in the process of search engine optimization. A necessary item for submission of your site to the Search Engines crawling engines that will use it to review what you have to offer on the web. The information is compiled into their giant index that is used to give people results when searching for people, places and things. This is not a secret, the search engines want you to do this and they reward you for it by giving you placement in the organic search results, the ones in white that don’t say sponsored or paid for advertising. Paid for advertising or adword/keyword advertising is integral to your success on the web but it is also no replacement for not taking advantage of the things that can make you part of the natural selection process. In short, it is important to pay attention to both of these things and why not? being part of the natural selection process is as important as being in the right place at the right time. The service provides a way to build keywords based on the content of your site, if that does not match the keyword list in your head, you have to rework your site to match the keywords that you think are relevant to where you want to be.

Checking in on your investment

I hear the same story over and over, we had our website done and it looks ok and we were promised lots of things about having a website and still aren’t getting what we were hoping for. Anyone who promises you results, is not telling you the truth about an investment in a website, it is really no different than the investment you make in anything else, it either works for you or it does not, in many cases though, not having a website just makes your offering worth less than the competition that does. In any regard a simple audit report on your website is more valuable than any advice I or anyone else can give you since it spells things out pretty clearly and gives you things to do or have done for you that will make your investment worth more.

Things the SEO Service will not do for you

Simple SEO services will not do the legwork of sitemap submission for you. They will tell you where you need to go and what is available to you. They will not do any of it for you other than getting a sitemap file ready for you based on what it finds on your sitemap, so be prepared to get on the Search Engine webmaster tools and put in the work to get your site authorized for ownership and then submit your sitemap. It will not correct your website for you either, you will need to do that part or have someone do it for you. The service provides a way to check the sites contents from an SEO perspective at any given point in time. Be prepared to do some online legwork here.

In closing, you won’t find a better tool at the price to get the pulse of the internal SEO aspects of your website. Here is the link http://www.godaddy.com

Some creative places to carve your space on the Internet for the creative.

We have had the pleasure of helping many new comers to the Internet, it has been a most exciting and learning experience as we shared our knowledge with everyone we have worked with. It is important we think to provide people with options, just when you think there are but a few a myriad are but around the corner.

WORDPRESS.COM and .ORG

The Internet today, more than ever before, is loaded with options to make you look as wonderful as you are. WordPress is a great place to write about yourself and your experiences and an amazing place to start the uninitiated to the world of the Internet with the ability to get a website that you can change yourself off the ground right away as ones first step on the Web with a shareable idea and you can grow it to the point where you host it yourself if you want full control of your site. I am not a fan of that unless there is some greater purpose to it, and would love to see WordPress make it easy to do both at the same time, self hosting and hosting with content sharing, perhaps this is in the works already.

https://capetowncomputing.wordpress.com

GRANDPORTFOLIO.COM

We just came across this site after looking at local illustration and artists to work with here in Toronto and quickly signed up to take a look at how easy it was to put your portfolio on line for those without a website or wanting to be part of such a community. It was easier than easy and within an hour we had a portfolio site up for our work with an about page and a place to link videos. The look and feel of this site is so simple that it does your portfolio work justice and can handle the basics of your needs simply and at no charge to you. Very nice site for the creative industry, fashion, art, illustration, modelling, actors, film and editing specialists and so on the list would continue forever.

http://capetowncomputing.grandportfolio.com

VIMEO.COM

Need a simple place to upload and share videos, Vimeo.com is a great space to do that and create a profile for yourself. With both a free entry with somewhat of a waiting period and a pay for better service option, it took 30 minutes to post and share our first video and then link it to GrandPortfolio.com.

http://www.vimeo.com/11741450

http://www.vimeo.com/capetowncomputin

http://capetowncomputing.grandportfolio.com

TEMPLATEMONSTER.COM

Getting started on a web project is not the easiest thing in the world if you have decided you need one for your interests where your needs are greater than those offered by the WordPress, GrandPortfolio and other sites that allow you to make your own space. Often, the largest difficulty is grasping what your dollars will get you in the end and perhaps the look or usability of the end-result may not have been what you expected, we hope it is better than your expectations since we all do such projects to make the experience nice for our respective audiences, but sometimes the end result is missing something.

TemplateMonster.com is a great place to choose a template that matches the look and feel you are trying to achieve for your audience. It is like an art gallery for website design, you can buy a print of the design you like (download a copy) with a small license fee and get to work filling in the details of your offering much like a resume or document template, some have more involvement than that but I am sure you get the general idea. You are provided with the number of buyers of the design (download number) which is like the X of Y on a print of an original artwork piece from your favourite artist where in this case X is the number of downloads and Y is unlimited since there is no printing to speak of and finally a buy out price. If you like the design and wish no-one else to have it you can buy out the design completely a really nice option. I am unsure if the “buy out” price goes down with the number of prints (downloads) sold, it would make sense that it would do that, since 100 prints makes the original not worth as much as say, zero downloads, in this case it works opposite of art where the original is really valuable regardless of the number of prints. For a starting website endeavour it makes a great deal of sense to start with TemplateMonster.com and we recommend that you look there for a feel of what your money can get you and what your investment will look like when you are done.

http://www.templatemonster.com

Undeniably the basics of our Internet Presence are more and more becoming available and standard to all of us and the cost of these is coming down to sometime zero and then negligible after that based upon your needs and expectations. These are just a few examples of what we have come across.

Some other things you should interest yourself with that are free for the asking (maybe a little code additions to your site) are;

WebMaster Tools with all the search engines, where you can submit your site-map file of your website (WordPress creates one for you and a place to put in the ownership bits),

Google Custom Search (you can list the sites you want the search button on your website to scan through for results and it does the results part too).

Google Analytics (with some minor code on your site) you can add analytics that show you how many visitors, plus a thousand other stats, and where they are coming from.

Google Language translates your website into any language, just add the code to each page of your site with a little explaining and after they pick a language you get it auto-tranlating as they navigate.

PayPal, gets you up an running with payment online, great for deposits, balances and the like with no investment except signing-up, creating a button and copy/paste into the right spot on your site. No entrance fee, 2.9% on transactions 3K and down and it starts to go down after that. A good place to start off with online payment that most people identify as trusted by eBay.

Have fun.