As libraries handle an increasing number of borrower payments including cash, cheques, credit and debit cards, it becomes necessary to effectively manage the accounting of these transactions. Almost 100 branch libraries in the UK now use Income Manager which is a new module of Talis Alto, to deliver the benefits of flexible payment handling, daily banking, accounting, and reporting. The latest to join the growing customer list include Aberdeenshire Libraries, The Glasgow School of Art, The University of Portsmouth and Southwark Libraries.
Income Manager networks all of the library payment points together, providing accurate, auditable, comparative and automated reports about payment transactions. Additional till drawers and receipt printers work directly with Talis Alto, creating space at the circulation desk and making stand alone tills obsolete.
Jude Boyd, IT Librarian at The Glasgow School of Art commented "We no longer have to re-key payment information from our LMS into a stand-alone till. Income Manager does this for us by calculating the transactions, the change we need to give and prints the receipts, as well as processing refunds – all within our LMS."
Pam Usher, Library Service Manager at Southwark Libraries commented "We are running Income Manager from all of our frontline service point PCs across 12 sites. Already we have seen a significant reduction in the time and effort we once used to invest to managing our income. Today, our processes have been tightened through Income Manager and our staff are able to focus on providing a more efficient library service."
For more information about Talis Income Manager please contact our sales team on 0870 400 5090, visit www.talis.com/income or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.