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Ascend Help

Tis the season

The end of November is considered the beginning of the holiday season in the US. Are you ready for the gift-giving season? Make sure you know the upcoming Ascend support hours, are up-to-date on Promotions, and can confidently issue Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, and In-Store Credit. Limited Support: The Ascend support line will be closed this Read More

Good things for those who wait

It took a little longer than expected, but the September 2018 version of Ascend is now available to retailers all over the world! And that’s not the only thing to look forward to. The cyclocross World Cup is coming to Waterloo this weekend, followed by Trek World next week in Madison! September 2018: The September 2018 Read More

Fall is just around the corner

The leaves are already turning colors in Wisconsin, which means fall must be coming! To kick off the season, our support lines will be closed next Monday for Labor Day. We’re also wrapping up the summer season with another Ascend University contest and Saris is welcoming fall with a Labor Day sale. Limited support hours: Next Monday, September 3rd the Read More

Bring it in

Things are coming together this week – the Ascend Team for an all staff meeting, cyclists for Ride Across Wisconsin, and important ‘best practice’ information for vendor product imports. Mark the calendar and grab your notebook – you’ll want to write this down! Limited support: The Ascend support line will be closed from 8:00AM-9:00AM CST Read More

A little help from my friends

The Ascend support line will be closed briefly Friday morning, but there are a lot of great resources available to help out while we’re away! From videos to articles to conversations with other retailers, we’ve got a resource type for everyone. Limited support: The support line will be closed from 9:00am to 10:15am CST on Friday, July 20th for an all staff Read More

Make a reservation

If you’ve already updated to the June 2018 version of Ascend, hopefully you’re taking advantages of the cool new features! If you aren’t on June 2018 yet, make sure to set aside some time outside of store hours to update. You should also take a few minutes right now to read this post and check Read More

Updated subscription fees

This week we’ve got a special message from our Ascend General Manager, Mark Hoggatt, regarding the recent update to our subscription cycles and some awesome news on upcoming integrations. Dear Customers, I’m writing to you today to announce changes to our Ascend fees: Starting in May, we’ll bill you monthly for your Ascend subscription.  In Read More

Towards the summit

We’ve got some important updates for you this week! Read on to learn more about some upcoming limited support, the importance of keeping your PCs upgraded, and the General Data Protection Regulation taking effect later this month.  Heading towards the summit: Every year, our global headquarters in Waterloo, WI hosts a week-long summit bringing together Ascend team Read More

We’re off to meet the wizard

The Spring 2018 version of Ascend is bringing a lot of cool new features to a desktop near you. Coming next week, on Tuesday, March 20th, spring brings an update to On Sale, a modified locked transaction notification, and much, much more! The Wiz: The On Sale section of Ascend has been renamed to the more common Read More

Check the list

This time of year, it’s easy to let things fall through the cracks. So we’ve made this list that you should check twice – and it’ll help keep your holiday season nice! This week we’re preparing for full-store inventory, double-checking our database backups, and marking our calendars for the next version of Ascend. Limited support this Read More

Here to help

There’s a lot to learn with Ascend. To help you make the most out of your retail system, we’ve worked hard to bring you help beyond the phone. This week, we’re highlighting some support channels where you can find new help topics and updated videos any time of day (or night)! More than a forum: UserVoice allows Read More

Work it!

There’s a good chance your store is on the Fall 2017 version of Ascend right now. This week, to help you make the most of our Work Order enhancements, we’ve put together an FAQ! Read on to learn more. Update to Fall: 80% of our retailers worldwide have updated to the Fall 2017 version of Ascend. Read More

Stay in the loop

You know you can always reach the Ascend team by phone, but that’s not your only option! There are a lot of other ways to stay connected. Ascend is active on several social media platforms, making it easy for you to connect with Ascend – and with other Ascend retailers. Share and learn on UserVoice: UserVoice Read More

Time for fireworks

The weather is warm, the beers are cold, and the fireworks are coming! That also means we have some holiday support hours coming up. And, since summer is officially in full swing, make sure your Ascend database is keeping up with the times by updating to the Summer 2017 version. Holiday hours: The Fourth of Read More

Grab your sunglasses

Memorial day is just around the corner in the US – signaling the end of a rainy spring and the beginning of a (hopefully!) sunny summer season. We have a couple items to add to your calendar: our holiday hours next week and the upcoming Summer Ascend release. Limited support hours: Next Monday (May 29th) is Memorial Read More

Make the most

There are a lot of ways to stay connected with us. Whether you need help, suggestions, or just want to share some feedback with our team, we’ve got something for you! We’re billing our first installment of yearly support fees this soon, so it’s a great time to brush up on all the resources you Read More

Back to the Ascend basics

With the busy season right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about seasonal staff. Whether you have returning staff members or brand-new employees, they might need some help with their Ascend basics. Getting started in AU: When you add new staff members, help them set up an Ascend University (AU) account so they Read More

Spring into Action

For a lot of us Northerners, it seems like winter just doesn’t want to let go. But as retailers know, spring really is right around the corner. This week, we’re bringing our checklist to review everything you’ll need to get right back into the season. Update those product lines: Spring brings new product lines for most vendors Read More

Spring into Action

For a lot of us Northerners, it seems like winter just doesn’t want to let go. But as retailers know, spring really is right around the corner. This week, we’re bringing our checklist to review everything you’ll need to get right back into the season. Update those product lines: Spring brings new product lines for most vendors Read More

Website Access FAQs

We recently announced some changes coming to the login process for AscendRMS.com after February 20, 2016. This week, we’ll tackle some of the most common questions we’re receiving. After February 20th, visitors without a shop-specific account will be unable to log in to the website – which means you’ll lose access to new and updated Read More

Don’t Lose Access

This week learn how you can request a login for our updated website, get the help you need to make the most our of your system, and ensure you’re staying updated with the latest version of Ascend. Don’t Lose Access: Starting February 20th, ascendrms.com visitors will need an account to access the Retailer Portal. After Read More

Winter, but Better

The weather outside might be frightful, but the newest version of Ascend is delightful! If you haven’t heard, the Winter 2016 version is available today. Update to take advantage of upgrades to Vendor Orders, eCommerce, reports, and more. Update Now: The Winter 2016 version of Ascend lets you: Lock your desktop tiles Include even more information (like Gender, Season, and Year) in your Product Read More

Stuffed with Orders

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend full of good food and lots of sales. But this is just the beginning of the holiday season! In preparation for the holidays and the Winter 2016 release next week, let’s talk about Vendor Order updates. It’s Coming: The Winter 2016 version of Ascend will be available to all Read More

UPDATED: Keep Clipping Coupons

UPDATE: 11/23/16 11:00AM CST  We’re happy to report that we’ve received an “all-clear” notice from Chase Paymentech™. Wells Fargo cards should now be processing normally on your Ascend system. The issue was traced back to an update that Wells Fargo made last Thursday to their payment systems. Unfortunately, the change ended up negatively impacting all Read More

Did someone say “update”?

This week we’ve got some news on our latest update, a new group on the ACN to help with vendor update notifications, and information on outdated hardware. Plus, our October Hardware Sales specials. Read on to learn more. New season, new version: The Fall 2016 version of Ascend is quickly becoming the most installed version in Read More

Update and Ride

The weather is changing here in Wisconsin and we’re busier than the squirrels – working hard to get Fall 2016 to all of our retailers, along with sharing information on Trek Cards, printer troubleshooting, and more. Not to mention squeezing in a few more bike rides (before we start riding in the snow!). Fall is in Read More

Updates All Around

It’s time to update! The Fall 2016 version of Ascend is officially available (as of Tuesday, September 13). Set aside time before you open or after closing to get your shop up-to-date today. And while your Ascend software updates, you can get new information on an upcoming Ascend Webinar, new Ascend University videos, changes to Trek Credit Cards, Read More

Check Your List

We’re all settled after Trek World and we had a great time meeting retailers and listening to your feedback. If you weren’t there (or just couldn’t make it to our seminars), this week we’ll cover best practices to get the most out of your Ascend system. Products Maintain a complete record for every product you Read More

Say ‘Hello’ to Summer

Hooray! Summer 2016 launches today! Here’s what you need to know to get updated to the newest version – along with information on our upcoming holiday hours and brand-new help site. Not to mention one last chance to check out our June hardware sale. Summer 2016 Release: Summer 2016 became available today (June 28th, 2016). If Read More

“Somebody, help!”

Best System. Best Support. It’s the motto we live by, and we take it very seriously. But what does “Best Support” really mean? We’re billing our first installment of yearly support fees this week, so it’s a great time to brush up on all the resources you have at your fingertips. Personal Technical Support. No Read More

Back to Product Basics

With our quarterly product updates, there’s always something new and exciting to learn in Ascend. But that doesn’t mean you should forget about the basics. One basic pair that everyone uses, but that sometimes gets overlooked, is our In-Store Products and Vendor Products. These two records have a lot of fields that look pretty similar and often contain Read More