Founded in 1974 by John Schock, Jr., FMS is the trusted industry leader, providing accounting solutions and operational decision support exclusively for supermarkets. The company, which now has more than 1000 supermarkets representing 10 billion in retail sales, has grown by one satisfied client at a time. Such growth can be attributed to the FMS reputation for quality products and people, including a senior management team with more than a century of combined retail experience from the sales floor to the back office.
To you, as an FMS client, this means an incredible pool of professional talent is now available as an extension of your management team. And, we not only give advice, but share tried-and-tested techniques used by other clients that will enhance YOUR operations. The source of this advice comes from retailers’ participation in the FMS-client advisory committee, the FMS client conferences and seminars, and the FMS on-site visits by our staff.
Another reason so many retailers have chosen FMS is the company’s flexibility that lets you choose the option that suits your need for timely, accurate financial information. You can choose to outsource all of your accounting to FMS and there will be a team appointed that will, in essence, become your accounting department. A second option is to time share. At present, this means a 24/7, secured phone line (soon to be an internet ASP allowing web-based access to your account). Your internal staff will simply utilize the software and mainframe system at FMS via electronic transmission of data. Or, you can lease the system and we will install and maintain the software on your own computer system.
Regardless of the option you choose, always know that because FMS uses the same system you may access or lease, the system will not only remain state-of-the-art, but will always be enhanced and updated at no cost to you. That means obsolescence is never a concern when you are a client of FMS. Speaking of options did you know that FMS is the only supermarket-specific financial management solution? Yes, we know that Lawson and J.D. Edwards do exist, however, these are very large companies serving a multitude of industries. While they can customize their programs for your industry, such service is not without a high price tag. On the other end of the spectrum programs such as Quicken and Peachtree offer quick, off-the-shelf customizable products. But first ask yourself, are you a retailer needing quick, accurate reporting for your specific industry, or are you a programmer trying to figure out how to configure the software that will give you only some of what you need. FMS provides industry specific solutions to retailers, just like you every day. It’s what we do.
So, whether you want to better manage costs, control inventory and shrink, stay on top of critical income issues such as billbacks, and increase employee productivity, then FMS is your solution.
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