Versions

Check this list of features to choose the appropriate version.  All versions can be upgraded to a higher version.  As it is not possible to downgrade, we would recommend starting with lowest version that has the required feature set.

Publications Database
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Contains most UK paid for publications  Included

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Delivery day for weeklies Included  Included Included Included
Store specific override of delivery day  Included Included Included Included
Automatic update of publication prices, barcodes and delivery day Included   Included Included Included
Add local publications (use for milk, bread etc)    Included Included Included
Flag Firm or Sale-or-Return  Included    Included Included Included
Override publication name       Included
Set viewing and printing order of publications on round sheets and bills       Included
Customer Database
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Multiple customer types
Private Included 

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Business  

 

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Hotel  

 

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Wholesale (sub-retail)  

 

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Shop Save - Charge to account  Included

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Shop Save - Take cash payment  Included

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Master Accounts (used to manage multiple drops at a customer)    

 

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Sub Accounts (drops)    

 

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Wholesale  includes returns management with automatic credits (sub-retail)     Included Included
Quick entry for new customers Included   Included Included Included
Easy to understand summary screen for each customer Included  Included  Included Included
Full name and postal address Included  Included  Included Included
Separate roads table     Included Included
Separate invoice address     Included Included
Choice of delivery charging frequency by customer
Daily     Included Included
Weekly   Included   Included Included
Monthly     Included Included
Choice of delivery charging method by customer
Daily fixed rate     Included Included
Daily variable rate – charged weekly     Included Included
Evening & morning daily variable rates     Included Included
Weekly    Included Included Included
Monthly     Included Included
Choice by customer of multiple statement layouts   4 Included Included
Invoicing for business customers     Included Included
Credit limits      Included Included
Choice of bill delivery day     Included Included
Choice of bill delivery method   
Paper     Included Included
Email     Included Included
Customer discount     Included Included
4 User code fields     Included Included  
Exclude deliveries made by third parties from supply requirement       Included
Standing Orders for Publication Delivery
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Dailies – set quantity for each day of the week  Included Included  Included Included
Other publications - set quantity Included Included Included Included
Set start and end date (for promotions or special orders) Included    Included Included
Allow by day of week a mix of delivery and shop saves     Included Included
Force publication onto morning or evening round     Included Included
Stop holiday cancellation of firm order publications     Included Included
Automatic voucher processing 
Set start and end date Included  Included  Included Included
Either money off or set fixed price  Included Included  Included Included
Automatic processing of continuation vouchers  Included  Included Included Included
Option to automatically credit papers during holidays Included   Included Included Included
Holidays 
Any number of holidays  Included Included  Included Included
Saves past holiday details to answer queries  Included Included  Included Included
Set stop and re-start date  Included Included  Included Included
Choice to cancel, continue or save by publication Included   Included Included Included
Block cancellation of firm order publications Included    Included Included
Add extra copies  Included  Included  Included Included
Hotels – daily changes of ordered quantity     Included Included
Forecast of supply requirements after adjusting for holidays    Included Included Included
Choice of Delivery Workflow
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Print on demand       Included
Automated daily processing   Included Included Included
Rounds Management
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Weekly, Weekday, Saturday, Sunday rounds   Included Included Included  
Collection round   Included    
Splits   Included Included Included
Morning rounds   Included Included Included
Evening rounds     Included Included
Allocate delivery person to each round   Included Included Included
Set delivery position in round   Included Included Included
Street based rounds format     Included Included
Choice of rounds sheets, packing sheets or labels     Included Included
Choice of round sheet formats   Included   8 8
Count number of drops per day     Included Included
List saves on return from holiday     Included Included
Suspend rounds     Included Included
Separate collection rounds     Included Included
Daily Processing
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Automatic inclusion of dailies in rounds Included  Included  Included Included
Optional automatic inclusion of weeklies Included  Included  Included Included
Deliver weeklies on day of receipt or following day     Included Included
Log receipt of fortnightlies, monthlies & part works  Included Included  Included Included
Optional recording of quantities for stock control Included    Included Included
Print rounds in advance  Included  Included Included Included
Reprint rounds Included  Included  Included Included
Optional automatic update of deliveries for changes of orders and holidays after printing rounds   Included  Included Included
Input quantity of each publication received  Included   Included Included
Automatic electronic goods in for some wholesalers  Included Included  Included Included
Split delivered quantity into Rounds, Saves & Shelf  Included Included  Included Included
Automatic update of late changes  Included  Included Included Included
Option to credit vouchers during holiday  Included Included  Included Included
Option to not charge delivery for holiday saves     Included Included
Billing & Payments
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Billing wizard   Included    
Automated bill production     Included Included
Choice of bill/statement layouts by customer   4 6 6
Invoices for business customers     Included Included
Choice of billing frequency by customer    Weekly Included Included
Print bills before the end of the week     Included Included
Email bills     Included Included
Choose customers to bill by
Amount of money owing     Included Included
Customer type     Included Included
Number of days since last paid     Included Included
Number of weeks outstanding     Included Included
Set day for end of week processing    Saturday Included Included
Counter receipts for systems run from back office/home     Included Included
Counter receipts in collection round order     Included Included
Sales messages and credit control messages on bills     Included Included
Batch payment of accounts     Included Included
Part payment of invoices     Included Included  
Direct Debit Collection (option)   Included Included Included
VAT Management   Included Included Included
Purchase order #s and cost centre on invoice       Included
Export to Sage Accounts       Included
Customer Access
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Allow any customer web access to their account    Option 

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Unique login and password for each account   Option 

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View standing order, holidays, amount owing and past bills   Option 

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Option to allow users to change holidays and standing order    Option

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Send messages between shop and customer   Option 

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On-line credit/debit card payment (Stripe)    

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Hotel input of extra copies   Option Included Included
Management Information
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
 Debtors report  Included  Included

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Trading summary - daily totals of sales, credits, discounts and payments Included Included

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Sales summary - quantity & value of publications sales by week Included Included

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Shop Trading Analysis  
Debtors profile    

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Monthly sales figures v. previous year    

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Weekly sales figures v. previous year    

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Sales by publication type    

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Sales profile by publication (output to Excel)    

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Sales by round    

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General
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Filter accounts on multiple criteria
Weeks outstanding     Included Included
Total amount due     Included Included
Round     Included Included
Title taken     Included Included
Many other criteria     Included Included
Make batch changes to selected records   
Change rounds     Included Included
Change Billing Frequency     Included Included
Change bill format     Included Included
Apply charges/credits to account     Included Included
Trading  and Debtors Analysis
Split between publication and delivery charges     Included Included
Comparison with previous year     Included Included
Revenue for each round     Included Included
Aged Debtors     Included Included
Extended search
Select customers by multiple criteria      Included Included
Print statements for selected customers     Included Included
Export data on selected customers to CSV     Included Included
Mass change of many customer parameters     Included Included
Mass application of credits/charges to selected customers     Included Included
Number of logins Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited Unlimited
Data backup  Off site Off site  Off site Off site
Number of customer accounts Restricted by license  Restricted by license  Restricted by license Restricted by license
Number of rounds 1  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 
Support
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Email support   
First year Included Included Included Included
Following years Included   Included Included Included
Telephone support  Included Included  Included Included
Out of office hours emergency support  Included Included  Included Included
EPOS Integration
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Integrates with systems from GloPosNet, Just Retail, PayPoint One, Rescan, Retail Data Partnership  Included  Included Included Included
EPOS functions
Find and view account Included  Included  Included Included
Change holiday  Included Included  Included Included
Pay account Included  Included  Included Included
Charge goods to PaperRound account     Included Included
Mini-statement on receipt printer Included   Included Included Included
Returns Management
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
 Compute returns due from:        
Supply quantity Included  Included  Included  Included 
Delivered quantity Account Qty  Included  Included  Included 
Counter sales quantity  Included  Included Included   Included
Print list of return quantities due Included  Included   Included Included 
Scan in returns or key in returns  Included Included   Included  Included
Computes wastage Included  Included  Included   Included
Delivery Tracking App (option)
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Works on Android 2.3 and above (phone or tablet)   Included 

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Download app to phone/tablet    Included

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Password protected    Included

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Downloads & stores all drops, delviery items, and special delivery instructions   Included 

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On completion of each delivery, records delivery time & geographical location   Included 

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Measures actual delivery time against target    Included

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Computes average delivery time for each drop   Included 

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Use Google maps for navigation   Included 

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Take photo of location    Included

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Make notes about delivery problems    Included

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Uploads immediately to PaperRound back office   Included 

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Stores & forwards data when phone is not connected to network    Included

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View delivery time, location & notes for each delivery in back office    Included

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Delviery performance reporting    Included

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Delivery exception reporting   Included 

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View latest drop for each round with live update    Included

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Direct Debit (option)
  Counter Lite Standard Professional
Collect payments by direct debit   Included 

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Fully integrated    Included

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Newsagent enters customer mandate details    Included 

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Collection date & amount added to bill     Included

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Monthly collection   Included

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Automatic transfer of collection amount to newsagent bank account    Included

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Full direct debit log on each customer    Included

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Track all direct debit events on Alerts tab    Included

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Any PaperRound customer irrespective of size subject to £15 permonth minimum charge and credit check   Included

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