Data Age Business Systems, the developers of PawnMaster, the industry-leading pawn management software, are proud to welcome onboard Presta Me Pawn, a twenty-one store operation servicing Costa Rica and Panama. Alan Barron and his dedicated teams service hundreds of thousands of customers as local, reliable financial institutions.
Over the years, Data Age has converted over hundreds of pawnbrokers from competitive systems to PawnMaster. Brokers continue to make that change because they really want to focus on one thing… Operating to the basics of their business and not having to worry about the stability of the vendors they select.
When we designed PawnMaster, we set out to build a total pawn shop solution that would give pawnbrokers the tools they needed to operate and grow their business. Over the past 30 years, we’ve improved and enhanced PawnMaster with the input and feedback of thousands of pawnbrokers.
What rights do we have to our data? When we sign up with a vendor and go over contracts, do we really drill down into the specifics of this question?
Switching over to a new pawn shop software program can be terrifying. We know there is a lot to consider, from shop operations, to equipment, to training…
One of your biggest concerns may be the conversion of your data. When it comes to data structure, it's typically never apples to apples. The data needs to be manipulated to line up with the structure of the program you're converting into. In most cases data record statuses from the originating program will be foreign to the program you are converting to and will require re-mapping. Make sure your new software company is experienced and can deliver when it comes to preserving your precious data.
Make sure to have a detailed conversation with your soft
The industry was given some unfortunate news about Dazzle Pawn this week. It is not only unfortunate for this person's loved ones, but also for all of the pawn brokers who have invested their futures into a one-man software shop without anticipating the consequences that are coming to light today. Of course we don’t expect the worst when it comes to things like this, but this is why it is important to ask solid questions before committing to any vendor. Unfortunately, we have seen similar situations more often than we would like in our 28 years in this industry. Data conversions are part of the business for us but even with that, we never like seeing a fellow pawnbroker go through the stress of trying to get back up and running overnight if things were to go in a bad direction. As we have for a long time, we encourage our customers to shoparound and do their homework.