Along with a complete POS system, our musical storefront solutions range from long- and short-term instrument rentals to class scheduling and billing. Music retailers nationwide have long depended on our proven software to keep every aspect of their operations running smoothly.

Ken Katz, co-owner of Music Arts Enterprises discusses how AIM v12 has helped with their success throughout the years.

Music Store Software Features

Music POS Software from a company with over 40 years of experience developing retail software. AIM was designed for music retailers and contains everything a music store would need to effectively manage their business.

POS screen and music inventory entry screen
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  • Instrument Rentals & Long Term Contracts - The various types of rentals that may be tracked are: Rental Month-to-Month, Rent-to-Own, Sales Contracts, Lease Purchases and Extended Warranty or Service Contracts.
  • Complete Point of Sale for Music Retailers - POS integrated with accounting, inventory management, customer management and real-time report catalog.
  • Purchase Orders - Track special orders for customers, enter stock orders, and create, print and receive purchase orders from vendor.
  • Accounts Payable & General Ledger – Tracks standard payables as well as invoice dating and invoice term payments and provides the tools needed to create accurate financial statements.
  • Class Scheduling & Billing - Music lessons software that helps you manage instructor schedules, group classes and payments, plus offers the flexibility and ease of on-line scheduling.
  • Service & Repair - Generate estimates for musical instrument repairs, cleanings and service tune-ups. Easily turn estimates into tickets for repair and service tracking.
  • Short Term Rentals - For music stores that rent inventory on a short-term (hourly, daily, weekend or weekly) basis.
  • Marketing - Tailor your ad and email campaigns based on customer history and sales records. Establish customer loyalty programs.
  • Supplier Catalog - Load supplier product catalogs, send electronic purchase orders, receive electronic invoices and check supplier availability from within AIM.

Start with the Basics: Explore Base Package Features

The AIM base package includes the essential components you need to take your POS operations to the next level. In addition to inventory and point of sale features, our software provides end-to-end solutions — from the licensing to get you up and running to extensive customer management, scheduling and labeling tools.

    Full-Service POS Features
  • Process small ticket sales in seconds using the Quick Sale feature.
  • Suspend and recall sales.
  • Charge to balance invoicing or house charges.
  • Specify sales by date range and inventory category to apply automatic discounts.
  • Access inventory details across all locations for availability and pricing information.
  • Search for customers and scan loyalty cards to view or create new customer accounts.
  • Include taxable and tax-exempt line items on the same invoice.
  • Complete multiple transactions at POS for a single customer, collecting payment just once. This includes sales, demos, special orders, rental contracts and more.
  • Run sales reports and show gross margin percentages for commission purposes.
  • Track split sales and apply different commission percentages to each salesperson.
  • Enter a proposal now; turn it into a sale later.
  • Track inventory sent out as a demo; turn it into a sale once it returns.
  • Track layaways, trade-ins and consignments and buy outright items.
  • Establish package deals for special sales pricing and ease of processing.
  • Create a table of suggestive add-on sales.
  • Monitor sales dollars in accordance with preset purchase orders and their limits.
  • Create a table of messages to standardize invoice and gift receipt printing.
  • Offer customers unlimited payment tenders per sales transaction with integrated credit and debit card processing. Credit card processor is required.
    Inventory Management Made Easy
  • Track all inventory types: serialized, print, accessories, supplies, package deals and kits.
  • Run reports by type of inventory: sales, cost of goods, gross profit, average inventory, inventory turns, sales as a percentage of total sales, gross margin return and more.
  • Display entire sales, rental, transfer, repair and approval history of any inventory item.
  • Track inventory items returned to vendors for repair or replacement.
  • Track floor plan inventory items as in stock or sold.
  • Set up a standard unit of measure for purchasing and selling.
  • Establish minimum selling prices by model or individual SKU number. Sales discounts are automatically taken at POS during specified dates and times.
  • Establish up to six prices on inventory items, specified by the workstation or customer.
  • Count physical inventory quickly and easily with handheld store floor data collectors.
  • Optimize inventory using the color and size matrix.
  • Establish minimum and maximum quantities with automatic inventory optimization.
    Simplified Barcode Labeling
  • Create barcode labels for all inventory items or select items that are not pre-barcoded.
  • Print as new inventory is received, or within a designated date range.
  • Label by inventory type or by invoice.
  • Customize label format by inventory type.
    Connect with Your Customers
  • Maintain a complete customer history, accessible any time.
  • Specify customer notes that pop up when a customer is selected.
  • Add an unlimited number of shipping addresses.
  • Set up automatic billing for accounts.
  • View or print a complete customer history.
  • Record drivers' license information when needed.
  • Establish automatic discounts or price levels for certain customers.
  • Associate salespeople with customer accounts.
  • Perform reverse phone number lookups.
  • Create customer loyalty programs.
  • Manage invoicing and house charges.
  • List top customers by dollars spent.
  • Review sales analyses sorted by customer behaviors.
  • Merge with mail services to print letters and labels.
    Robust Reporting Capabilities
  • Leverage an extensive report library to review staff performance, inventory and more.
  • Use the report wizard to create your own custom reports.
  • UView, print and export report output to a variety of format types.
  • UCreate customer lists for targeted marketing.
  • UFilter by demographics such as customer type, zip code and sales information.
    Manage Your Team Like a Pro
  • Control employee activity in AIM with powerful security features.
  • Establish security groups to block select employees from confidential information.
  • Block employees from performing certain functions, like selling items below the minimum selling price.
  • Record hours worked, vacations, sick days and leaves with the Employee Time Clock.
  • Add notes for specific employees or all employees to read when clocking in or out.
  • Analyze sales by time, salesperson performance, audit reports and more.
    The Gift of Digital Convenience
  • Create custom-branded electronic gift cards, renewable money cards and loyalty cards with your logo front and center.
  • Track gift certificate and prepaid money card balance.
  • Manage merchandise return credit and other store credits.
    Licensed to Grow
  • The AIM Base Package includes these nine tech-forward features, plus:
  • One single location, one workstation license
  • Additional licenses available for purchase
  • Two months of our premium maintenance plan
  • One online training


We are committed to the music industry and are long-standing members of these associations.

Supplier Catalog Interface

Load supplier product catalogs such as Con-Selmer and Hal Leonard, send electronic purchase orders, receive electronic invoices and check supplier availability from within AIM.

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