Midek Paint Direct Implements IQ Retail for Business Efficiency

Midek Paint Direct was founded in 1998. Twenty years later, they still produce quality paint and specialise in delivering unmatched painting solutions.

A little over two years ago, when Midek Paint Direct required a new software solution, IQ Retail was shortlisted due to the affordability and the functionality available in the solution.

“Our previous system was not perfect, and we decided to try an alternative solution, which did not prove to offer any more functionality and we found ourselves yet again having to look for yet another alternative. We came across IQ Retail through an internet search. IQ Retail not only presented an affordable option but offered a solution that would meet all our basic business requirements. Now everyone in our team uses IQ as the solution works perfectly,” said Werner Botha, owner of Midek Paint Direct.

Authorised IQ Business Partner Alwyn Neethling from Neo Wave (Pty) Ltd, recommended IQ FreePOS as a solution to Midek Paint Direct, as their main focus was point-of-sale and inventory control. IQ FreePOS software replaces the traditional cash register and allows you to run the POS software from your computer. IQ FreePOS is limited to one server or terminal system per business. Additional workstations can be added at an additional cost. IQ FreePOS is scalable, and therefore fully upgradable to IQ's full IQ POS, IQ Business or IQ Enterprise solutions.

An IQ Retail client since October 2015, Midek Paint Direct consists of three branches, one of which makes use of IQ Retail with all 13 employees actively using IQ daily.

Werner added, “IQ's cash up system is way better than our previous cash up system. We had our previous system for 20 years, and now have a solution that has flexibility to manage stock and maximises our efficiencies as a business.”

Lastly, Werner added, “I would recommend IQ Retail over other solutions as IQ is hands down the best point-of-sale solution out there!”

Gains and Benefits:

  • Comprehensive stock reporting and standard reports
  • Customised reports and advanced filtering engine
  • Invoice directly from the sales order
  • Real time access to actual data and performance
  • Email statements and invoices to customers
  • Strong back-dating functionality

About Midek Paint Direct

Midek Paint Direct's primary objective is to be your valued paint supplier. From innovative paint products and quality ingredients to superior customer service we're committed to delivering unmatched painting solutions. Our Value Proposition is centred on specialised skills, a dedicated sales force committed to serving you, and a firm focus on quality and on-time delivery.

We pride ourselves on getting to know the needs of our customers and giving each one our specialised attention, something which is virtually unheard of in today's stores. Our trained specialists are happy to give you expert guidance and helpful suggestions to help make sure that you are satisfied with the results of each project. In addition, because we are locally owned, we care about the community where you live; by shopping with us, you will be helping to sustain that community.