Cobalt Retail is our innovative software solution to help you do better business. It’s a flexible and powerful business management tool. We have been working with small to medium businesses for 35 years, and our software is built on our long history of experience within the market sector. 

The Cobalt Retail program is suitable for small standalone businesses, multistore outlets or even franchise chains with over 100 stores. Because the program is so flexible, we can tailor it to suit your company’s specific needs. 

Cobalt Retail can manage all of your point of sale, accounting, payroll and stocktaking needs, and all the system’s features are integrated, to save you valuable time and effort. Our comprehensive automated reporting capabilities provide you with the business tools you need to successfully grow and expand your business.


Our Point of Sale module is designed to manage all your merchandise processing requirements, with ease. From one screen, you can record cash, account or layby sales, as well as quotes and suspended sales. Extensive pricing structures are included, so you can adjust items for contract pricing or special discounts. The module also features packing and picking slip printing, barcode facilities, warranty and serial number tracking, loyalty club system and password controls. 

As the module is fully integrated with the rest of the system, you can also generate comprehensive reports to analyse the sales performance of your system, including line and sales margins, ranking and sales traffic, tender analysis and more.

  • Integrated EFTPOS
  • Quantity calculator
  • Easy creation and recall of quotes
  • Park and recall sales
  • Line and sales margin at a glance
  • Packing and picking slip printing
  • Barcode Facilities
  • Warranty and serial number tracking
  • Loyalty club system
  • Password controls
  • Fully integrated to cobalt RETAIL accounting
  • KPI, ranking and sales traffic reporting
  • Tender analysis reporting
  • Accept customer payments using BPAY
  • Contract pricing, extensive pricing structures


The cobalt RETAIL accounting module is an easy way to manage your creditor accounts and is fully integrated to both our cobalt RETAIL sales and cobalt RETAIL payroll modules.

Cobalt RETAIL accounting is fully linked to all of our software modules enabling you to handle all aspects of your business without the need for an accounting degree. All financial data from cobalt general ledger is fully exportable, and our one-step integration process can be performed as often as you like, so that you know your reports are up to the minute.

  • Profit and Loss reporting
  • Accrued stock reflected in P&L reports
  • Balance sheet reporting
  • Budgeting tools
  • Bank reconciliation facilities
  • BAS worksheet
  • Scheduled journals
  • Flexible simple to use chart of accounts
  • Password controls
  • Fully integrated to all modules
  • Detailed and summary accounts payable
  • Audit reports
  • Data mining
  • Specific product integration options
  • Division breakdown


The cobalt RETAIL stock module handles all aspects of your inventory with ease.

Supplier information allows for your stock to be ordered tracked, and stock-take facilities ensure your stock figures are under control at all times. In a multi-site environment (under the same corporate structure) stock can be transferred between sites for ease of stock control.

    • Three sort levels for your product file
    • Deposit products linked to master
    • Dangerous goods information
    • Rebate tracking
    • EDI facilities
    • Component assembly products
    • Alternate products
    • Sophisticated pricing matrix
    • Landed cost facilities
    • Bulk price change facilities
    • Import Price facilities
  • Scheduled promotional pricing facilities
  • Stock receipts and adjustments
  • Barcode generation
  • Open to buy facility for budget control
  • Password controls
  • Fully integrated to cobalt RETAIL accounting
  • Stock journal and stock movement reports
  • Stock re-order reports and automated re-order facilities
  • Price lists


Our new touch-based system that can help you with your stocktaking, Remote Stock Enquiry, Purchase Orders and more..



Cobalt Touch is our touch based interface for Cobalt Retail. With a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, you can move around your store using specially designed modules to complete every-day tasks.


Cobalt Touch uses your store’s wireless network to talk to your Cobalt Retail system. The Cobalt Touch system is live, so any information you are reading or inputting is instantly available on your Cobalt Retail system or other Cobalt Touch devices.


Cobalt Touch can also be used outside of your business while visiting your clients or if you’re traveling. All that is needed is an internet connection for your device, and we will configure a secure connection to your Cobalt Retail server. You can also connect to Cobalt Touch in store via an internet connection if your wireless network doesn’t cover your whole store.




Specifically designed for small to medium businesses, cobalt RETAIL payroll is easy to use, compliant with the ATO, reduces paperwork while handling all superannuation requirements, and is integrated into cobalt RETAIL accounting.


  • Annual and sick leave tracking
  • Superannuation information tracking
  • Manual or automatic pay runs
  • Print or email payslips
  • Generate payroll file for online banking
  • Electronic group certificates
  • Edit tax scales as required
  • Track WorkCover requirements
  • Password controls
  • Fully integrated with Cobalt RETAIL accounting
  • Fully customisable reports
  • SuperStream compliant


The cobalt RURAL commission module allows you to keep track of your commission sales. Simply process your sales, including your charges for freight, commission, etc. and generate all the relevant customer and creditor invoices.


The cobalt RETAIL multisite module is our online centralised data management system, designed to allow you to run ‘’real-time’’ controls of all of your sites, irrespective of whether they are company or franchisee owned.


  • Central sales reporting
  • Central debtor and creditor control
  • Stock transfers between sites (company owned)
  • Remote stock enquiry for all sites
  • Site and consolidated P&L reports
  • Central product and pricing management
  • Multisite orders for sites


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