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UPDATED: Keep on giving

UPDATE: 12/15/17 3:30PM CST  The vendor file import for the Bontrager Circuit helmets below will only change vendor product descriptions. In-store product descriptions must be changed manually. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience! Original post: 12/13/17 The holiday season is upon us, and your customers are clamoring for gifts. This week, we’re making sure you’re prepared Read More

Don’t get set back

Daylight Savings Time ends November 5 – don’t forget to set your clocks back! But while you’re at it, don’t leave your books back in time. Ascend offers integration with the QuickBooks® Pro Desktop software, so all you need to do is import your end-of-day files to keep on top of your data entry. Bookkeeping Read More

Safe & sound

Fall weather is slowly settling in, and while that means your sales are starting to wind down, it also means the holidays are right around the corner. Scammers take advantage of the fact that you’re in a flurry of activity during this time. Read on to ensure you’re keeping yourself protected from fraudulent charges. Why Read More

Goodbye, 2016!

This year brought a lot with it – including some nifty updates to your retail management system. Read on to learn about how to best wrap up 2016 and make sure to review our holiday hours. Backup: All versions of Ascend since Summer 2015 allow you to schedule your nightly backups. However, your end-of-the-year backup is one you may want Read More

UPDATED: Spring 2016 Update FAQs

UPDATE: 05/17/2016 9:00AM CDT Due to some issues reported with the Spring 2016 version, we put a hold on new updates. Unfortunately, fixing these issues is taking longer than we expected. Because we want to get it right, rather than just quickly, we’ve decided to instead skip additional Spring updates and simply release everything (including the Read More

The Times They Are A Changin’

It used to be credit cards only needed a magnetic strip to store and provide account information for customers, but the winds of change are blowing again. No need to worry though, we’re working hard to make the transition as effortless for you as possible. Many banks have already started shipping chip-capable cards within the Read More

Cash or Credit?

Summer 2015 is creeping closer and your swimsuits aren’t the only things that’ll need updating come June. You can look forward to a wide range of updates and improvements with the next version of Ascend set to drop on June 9th and if you’re already on the latest version (Spring 2015), updating your workstations should Read More

Ascend What?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Ascend Analytics received a major overhaul earlier this week. Not only does it look fresh-to-death, but it puts more of your data to work. Basically: it’s beautiful, more powerful, and easier to use. And yet we still get calls from many retailers who Read More

Don't Get Caught by Surprise

New Years Eve will be here sooner than you think! Start the new year off right by preparing today. Backup: Nightly Ascend Backups are always recommended, but you should also make sure to save your year-end backup in a safe place. Backup your database to an external drive, then store it separate from the server or Read More

Introducing Ascend Bookkeeping!

We know it can take a lot of effort to produce accurate and timely financials. Even with all the data, it’s not always easy to determine action items based on a few sheets of paper. Many people are often left asking themselves, “What are the numbers telling me? What should I continue to do?” and Read More

Make Your Bookkeeper Happy

In Version 2.9, due out on March 18th, we’ve made a change that will really make your bookkeeper happy. Fewer Files = Less Time Currently, if you integrate Ascend with QuickBooks, you need to import one IIF file per day for each location.  For example, if you have two locations, for one week you’ll need to import 14 individual files.  We’ve changed Read More

3 Prep Steps for Your Upcoming Continuous Improvement Event

With Fall upon us and Winter approaching, now is the time to take a step back, to evaluate your business and to set an action plan for the coming year.  A continuous improvement event with Trek is the perfect format to do this.  Here are 3 steps to get ready for your event. Schedule It!  Read More

3 Tasks To Improve Your Business This Week

As Autumn approaches you may find yourself with some extra time to focus on improving your business.  Here are 3 simple tasks you can complete this week: Download our new QuickBooks Health Assessment:  Download this new assessment tool and answer the questions to determine how well you’re managing your Ascend and QuickBooks data.  Register for Inventory Fantasy Read More

Top 5 #TrekWorld Topics

We had a fantastic time at #TrekWorld visiting with our great customers.  Here were the Top 5 conversation topics: Financial Discipline:  The seminar of the week was John Burke’s “7 Keystone Habits for Successful Dealers”.  Keystone habit #1 was “Financial Discipline”:  You should have a 2014 budget by the end of this year.  You should be Read More