December 13, 2019 11:18 am | by Archana
Hague Haswell from Timbecon has explained how implementing Tyro API with SapphireOne has made the biggest difference in their business.
Q : What was the main reason for you to implement Tyro into SapphireOne?
A : The main reason for us was to ensure that there wasn’t any errors made when transferring data from the sale to the POS machines. We used to have a problem in the past when we were integrated with Tyro API, where people would type in the value of the sale incorrectly. And then that would obviously throw our sales figures out at the end of the day. In some cases we lost money.
Q : So one of the business cases was to reduce potential human error.
A: Yes. So anything we can do to automate, anything that reduces data entry needing to be done manually, it’s going to make the system far more efficient.
Q : What was the implementation like for you, so you implemented the Tyro with SapphireOne as an API? What was that integration like for you? What was the experience?
A : Overall the implementation of Tyro was very good.
Q : Once you could actually go live how much time and effort did it actually take to turn it on and get it operational if you had to quantify that?
A : Virtually none, the first one took me maybe 15 minutes to get it set up, then the other 3 I had to set up took less that 5 minutes to set up each Till, because when I did the implementation I got the instructions, but I did something wrong and that’s why the first one took a little bit of time but it basically worked straight away. So basically 5 minutes and the configuration is done and then you are live and working. What actually took the time was not setting it up, but we basically had everyone set up under the same Till, we had three separate machine, and we were balancing 3 separate machines back to one total at end of the day, what took me most of the time to match up with the different machines. Each till has its own Till ID and then you can identify those transactions and which Till it went through and who processed it.
Q : Once you’ve implemented at the actual processing of a transaction, how much quicker is that compared to the way you used to do it manually?
A : Compared to doing it manually you probably only save maybe 5 to 10 seconds on each transaction, so over the year it saves time, but we were more interested in reducing errors. We used to end up spending so much time to look for what went wrong with the reconciliation. That’s where the real time saving has been, with not having to do the reconciliations anymore.
Q : Do you find that the capability to store the client’s credit card details in SapphireOne convenient, so then it’s all stored for next time?
A : What we generally do if it’s a POS transaction, we will just do the sale then and there , but with the credit card transactions for customers who are calling in orders, we just put that directly into SapphireOne.
Q: So you know you can put the credit card details inside SapphireOne and then you just hit process and it will process the transaction for you. So it will pick up the credit card number expiry date, csv everything. That is in the terms page. If you go to terms on the client enquiry you can actually enter the credit card details. It speeds up the process.
A : Yes I do know that and it is so simple.
Q: So what was the overall experience for you with the implementation of Tyro?
A: The overall experience as a user is pretty seamless using Tyro. You can do your POS easily through Tyro. The staff like it and anything that reduces errors is good for everyone and it makes it less stressful for the staff when it is done this way.