itelligence has been our reliable partner for more than 13 years. For our building materials trade, we now profit from a cashbox solution that makes our daily work easier. It was especially important to us that our solution remains always flexible and available – even outside the SAP environment. The integrated gift card processing with it.giftcard is the cherry on the cake.
Josef Weidelener, Head of Finance & Accounting, Linzmeier Baustoffe GmbH & Co. KG
Turnover: MEUR 75 (2018)
The medium-sized, family-run company Linzmeier manufactures high-quality roof, wall, ceiling and floor insulation systems
for the construction sector. However, the company is not only a renowned manufacturer, but also sells its own products at
five outlet stores.
This gives private and commercial customers alike access to more than 25,000 brand products including
home improvement items, structural elements for facades as well as a range of insulation and building materials.
Benefits and Challenges
- Need of a cashbox application with simple user guidance for B2B and B2C sales processes
- Requirement of data availability both online and offline
- Counter sales transactions in compliance with legal requirements
- Simple and intuitive handling
- Integration of cashbox hardware (e.g. scanners, receipt printers, cash drawers, scales)
- Transparent financial and goods flows
- Simple processing of gift cards
- Central workplace management
- Real-time data
- it.cash&countersales – Cashbox solution
- it.eCash – Electronic Cash Framework
- it.giftcard – Gift card solution
Flexible Payment with it.cash&coutersales – The Checkout for the Modern Age
Successful retail business needs a reliable cashbox application. That’s why Linzmeier has implemented its first itelligence cashbox solution back in 2007. In constructive cooperation, the successor system – it.cash&countersales – was implemented in 2014. This newer version is a true multi-talent, offering not only improved user guidance but also a wider range of functions and features. The modern input screen ensures simple, intuitive operation, while the increased degree of automation enables Linzmeier to enter customer orders faster than ever before. A range of customer information is available directly at Point of Sale (POS) – even offline. The application also allows the integration of different cashbox hardware such as receipt printers, displays and cash drawers – in short, the solution offers everything needed for a digital workplace.
Cashbox Solution of the Future – Digital Transformation within Trade Business
The preconfigured cashbox solution of itelligence is perfectly aligned with Linzmeier’s SAP processes. No additional interfaces are required for transferring data to SAP. That means, all data is available in real time. As a result, the financial and goods flows remain transparent all the time. In addition to that, the Electronic Cash Framework provides interfaces to electronic payment terminals to make sure that payment transactions can be done quickly and conveniently. While role administration ensures that not every cashier is authorized to process payment cancellations, for example, the virtual cash drawer allows to perform other checkout operations. The report function provides an overview of all incomes and expenditures for a smooth day-end closing.
it.giftcard – The Solution, when it comes to Giftcard Processing
Gift cards used by customers as a means of payment, Linzmeier now can process more easily than ever before. While gift card transactions might seem quite straightforward, they used to generate a huge amount of work in the accounts department. The it.giftcard solution makes the whole process easier by automatically recognizing a provision in the SAP Finance (FI) module and then writing this off once the gift card has been redeemed. The further implementation of the advanced SAP S/4HANA solution will also offer a range of new possibilities for cashbox operations, allowing Linzmeier to switch to it.cash&countersales in the S/4 Edition. The surface of the newer version is based on the innovative SAP Fiori technology and is additionally touchscreen-capable. This enables users to navigate even more simple using tiles and results in a real productivity boost. In this sense, there are no limits to the digital future set.