Making IT Happen for The Middle East Hospitality, Retail and Leisure market is the goal of Wide Computer Systems (WIDE). WIDE was founded by professionals who have years of experience in the Middle East region, providing technology solutions to help clients improve & secure their operations, enhance staff performance and increase revenues.

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CRUX – a holistic, all-encompassing solution built around state-of-the-art technology, is an Award-winning, fully-integrated business management concept that rivals BIG business automation in terms of cost and practicality, and multiple, disparate systems for synchronization and usability. Proffering wide capabilities, its full, real-time integration makes CRUX the ideal solution for cost-conscious small and medium retail, restaurant, wholesale, and distribution and service businesses. CRUX integrates all your departments including accounting, purchasing, inventory, marketing, sales, RMAs, service, point of sale, management, shipping and receiving, for synergies that transform a small business.

Catering to the needs of the Middle East retail, hospitality and enterprise market segment since 1995, the system has undergone wide amount of modifications and caters to most functionality of a Trading, Shipping and now the production industry. The system has been carefully designed and developed with the end user in mind in terms of speed and interface (ENTER for e.g. has been simulated as the conventional TAB key).

The system works on an open backend database (Oracle, Sybase, SQL Anywhere and Microsoft SQL Server at present). The system has been developed with the widely proclaimed (PC Magazine Editors’ Choice) Rapid Application Design tool, Delphi, which uses the complier driven Object Pascal Language, fastest language next to C. The system provides for an INTRANET or WAN connectivity with data polling.

The system is a batch system with the data entry and update process split. Every update into the system proceeds with the audit print. System is totally security driven with no modifications or deletions to any data once updated into the system. The system is self sufficient in reporting and all these reports generate on A4 size paper with the option to port the same across to spreadsheets or simply a 40 column stationery at the points of sale.

Over the years, CRUX as an acceptable business solution in the Middle East has grown to meet requirement of business varying to their size of operations and business demands.

The solution manufactured in the Middle East and for the Middle East market made it more user friendly and scalable allowing for the first customers to grow with it both in terms of solution size and investment.

Solution Offering

CRUX Retail Basic - Deployed for a single store single user small operation to only control the point of sale operations, and basic petty cash transactions, purchases & sales.

CRUX Retail Manager - A single store multi – user solution to manage the point of sale as well as control complete inventory with barcode printing, purchases and the finance operation, we call it bill to balance sheet.

CRUX Retail Enterprise – A holistic multi concept, multi store, multi user solution that can be deployed to manage the group operations, as well as individual company operations including areas such as logistics, manufacturing, costing, etc across the group.

CRUX Material Manager for Restaurants -The system provides for multi – user, multi currency, multi – restaurant, Multi - kitchen setup. Users can be defined and assigned with the appropriate rights to access the various options in the system. This setup shall also determine the base currency of reporting and the secondary currency, if any. The System control inventory of raw materials, semi finished & finished products, and helps manage food costs, wastage and pilferage using a well defined recipe control system.

CRUX payroll – This module provides for the employee database and the payroll related details. Basic salary for e.g. could be apportioned against various accounts which helps in sharing the costs across the organization. Pay slips and Bank Letters can also be generated as well the summary sheet for all the employees and their earnings and deductions. 


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