Marijuana Business Magazine October 2018

AMANDA MOORE Senior Vice President of Operations, Oregrown Bend, Oregon | Pick: Flowhub Flowhub is user-friendly and easy to learn and implement. It was easy for our budtenders to learn, and the user experience is wonderful. It has the ability to create custom reports and is web-based with a mobile app option. Flowhub’s customer service is incredibly helpful and responds in a timely manner. They take feedback and recommendations seriously, and we’ve seen Flowhub implement some of the changes we’ve requested. BILL ASKINAZI Owner, Potomac Holistics Rockville, Maryland | Pick: MJ Platform (MJ Freeway) We were Maryland’s first dispensary and MJ Platform’s first account in the state. MJ Platform has helped us be more responsive to our customers’ needs and purchases. The system’s data pages present timely graphics on our patient count and our patients’ geographic origins, ages and per- purchase amounts – and sales to date by day, allowing us a needed management tool. It also helps us manage our inventory and track sales. MATT MCLEAN Chief Digital Officer, Caliva San Jose, California | Pick: Green Bits When we were evaluating a new POS system, the most important functionality was ease of use for our budtenders. The in-store experience is a critical piece to running our business, and we needed the ability to have a simple system for our budtenders, which leads to a better in-store experience for our customers. Additionally, Caliva wanted access to sales data. Caliva runs its business on data, and having access to sales and customer data is paramount. Green Bits provides that to us. MIKE REDMAN President, Green Lady Marijuana Olympia, Washington | Pick: Cova When we began evaluating cannabis retail POS software providers to support our operation, we knew we wanted a long-term, strategic partner that could grow with us. When we met with the Cova team, we learned that they support not only one but 1,000 locations, meaning we won’t have to change software as we inevitably expand. What sets Cova apart from other dispensary POS providers? Their approach to new feature launches and software updates. Quality is their priority, and it’s evident in their cannabis retail software that they pride themselves on getting it right the first time around. BRIAN SULLIVAN Vice President of Operations, The Green Joint Glenwood Springs, Colorado | Pick: Flowhub We’ve been using Flowhub for over a year and have loved it from Day One. The support staff has been very responsive, and their dedicated developers work hand in hand with us to enhance soft- ware functionality. Flowhub has a robust inventory-management system that tracks and records all activities, which is very helpful when tracking down details for specific products or packages. It’s easy to navigate and works exceptionally well for multilocation dispensaries. It ensures all our retail and grow operations are compliant, which is the number-one focus of my business. E ach month, we survey a group of marijuana industry executives and ask them to name a favorite item – such as a strain, top-selling product or edibles ingredient. We welcome your suggestions for topics. Email us at . This month, we’ve asked five retailers to share their favorite point-of-sale (POS) systems. October 2018 • Marijuana Business Magazine • 15