What Is RQ Retail Management?
With a focus on innovation, agility, and service, iQmetrix is the premier provider of retail management solutions for specialty retailers. Our powerful and intuitive retail management software, RQ, provides features to manage and streamline the core functions of business, like POS, CRM, inventory management, HR and accounting, while also providing innovative applications to accelerate profits including marketing, advanced reporting, and analytics, and Sales Force and service automation.
Who Uses RQ Retail Management?
Specialty retailers ranging from 2 - 4,000+ locations with unlimited users.
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Reviews of RQ Retail Management
I've been using RQ for many many years now absolutely love how easy it is to use. Great tech support
Comments: Best retail software out there hands down!
Easy of use. Navigation, reports, widgets, cash management functions. Everything about rq is just right for retail.
When they do have a software update it resets all my favorites, my favorite reports and homepage layout. Only thing.
RQ from iQMetrix - a brief review
The best parts of this software are perhaps not features of the software at all, but rather the support you receive from the company. In email, phone, and online message boards, iQMetrix truly responds to its users and community in a way that goes beyond any expectations. They also hold training events and summits for their community and users to network and discover, which have been instrumental in propelling our knowledge and usage of the software. The software itself is generally intuitive and easy to use. Its layout makes it very easy for anyone who is new to the program to pick up the methods and perform sales and other basic tasks with little to no training. The deeper you dig into the program, the more you realize just how comprehensive the power to control everything in the company can be through this single source. The obvious management portions are there for inventory, operations, and finance, but the real gem is the suite of reporting that is baked in to the system. While there is very little you are unable to find using the baked-in reporting, any further reporting can be augmented by exporting these reports to Excel and using your own analytics teams to dive deeper into the data. For advanced users, there is a business intelligence module that allows intermediate and experienced database users complete freedom to query their database. This provides the ultimate flexibility in building custom reports and allows for the automation and scheduling of reports. The automated reports can setup to email individuals or groups in a variety of formats. The BI module is my favorite part of the software.
The main gripes I have with the software stem from the clearly underdeveloped sections. While the vast majority of the software works well, there are often very small details that could be implemented that would save vast amounts of time and energy. That being said, the competitors we've used in the past simply do not hold up well, even to the underdeveloped tools in RQ. The vast majority of the software is easy to use and intuitive.
RQ4 on its face is a great POS tool with the one positive that it seemed to provide more detailed reports than most other POS software available.
RQ4 was constantly doing updates which caused a lot of the functionality of the POS sofware to actually work. The updates created more bugs than what they were supposedly being created to fix. On top of the fact that these "updates" took away useful features most of the time because software writers were listening to "customer advice" and wrote in changes that had illogical practicality for actual end-users. Lastly, my recommendation is to not use this company--go somewhere else. We were a customer for over 7 years and when we had to close our doors, we were told that RQ4's (iQmetrix) contract involved a clause in which they could auto-renew every year--which sounds fine until you learn about the rest of the contract clause...in that if your contract is set for auto-renewal on Dec. 31st, AND you don't cancel within 60 days of your auto-renewal date, say you cancel on Nov. 1st in this scenario, RQ4 is obligating you to pay an entire year of services for the following year! So whatever you do, don't use this company! They operate on criminal contract practices.
Review of RQ as a whole
Easy to learn and use. Lots of different features and reports to pull. Was utilized hourly if not constantly
Sometimes was slow or would crash, but could have been an issue with our computer
Best option available
Comments: For the most part things are very good but there are some features that make things harder than they should be, and it seems with every software update we get a new glitch.
RQ does what we need to for our cellular sales company. It houses all of our inventory, sales, goals, commissions, employee reporting, and more.
It does not preserve historical data or allow you to future date changes such as reconciliation, chargebacks to commissions, etc. The coupons do not have flexibility in how you can offer a promo and they force return when they shouldn't.