Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued) vs. Square for Retail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Microsoft Dynamics RMS was a retail point of sale and RMS. Support for the product ended in 2016.N/A
Square for Retail
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Square for Retail bundles payment process and point of sale (PoS), as well as vendor and inventory management features, for small retailers. A free trial is available.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
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Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
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Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
Small Businesses
Lightspeed Retail
Lightspeed Retail
Score 6.2 out of 10
Lightspeed Retail
Lightspeed Retail
Score 6.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Epicor Eagle
Epicor Eagle
Score 8.3 out of 10
Epicor Eagle
Epicor Eagle
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)Square for Retail
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Like I said before, it's great to use when you have to manage multiple warehouses, multiple stores or multiple websites, or all of the above and you need to keep an up to date inventory for all locations. Once learned it will make anyone's job much easier to do each day.
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Block, Inc (Square)
Square for Retail is simple, easy to account for, and serves most purposes that a business like ours needs. There are very few drawbacks once it's up and running. For a company like ours who wants to emphasize experience from the time the customer walks in the door to the time they walk out, and where cost is important, Square for Retail provides an awesome interface for the customer, with attractive, easy to use terminals, and a very accessible price point where we can get set up with a clean, attractive, and functional point of sale system while starting up. We have no intentions of moving away from Square for Retail as long as it maintains its quality and support.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Once you set it up correctly, it just works
  • Can be customized
  • Tons of options
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • ease of collecting payments
  • transfer money collected to other accounts
  • using Square card to access money collected as payments on my website
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Steep learning curve
  • Not as advanced as new systems on the market
  • Can be buggy with websites
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • This may just be me, but I want some additional customizations for our biggest annual fundraiser, so that we can differentiate between donations, chance drawings, etc.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
It's been so long since we actually chose this program, I am not sure of the competitors out now. I started using it a couple years ago, but our company has used it for maybe 10 years now? We plan on reviewing other systems next year, so I will know more then.
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Block, Inc (Square)
Stripe is more suited for internet or online order forms and businesses for which it integrates. It works well and same as Square with similar fees. Stripe however does not send a physical card reader by default and is not as large of a company. We chose Square due to the integrations it offers, ease of use, and familiarity clients have with existing card readers to make them more comfortable.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It has saved us time by not having to do anything manually
  • It has kept our inventory updated so customers are not upset
  • It's always worked, so not a lot of dev/support money required
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Block, Inc (Square)
  • Simplicity: Integration of appointment management and billing
  • Time saving: Quick management of billable services
  • Time Management: Integration of Google calendar and customer-facing appointment calendar
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