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[ADDON] SaaS & SuperAdmin Module for UltimatePOS – Advance

What is SaaS or Superadmin Module?

  1. SaaS is Software as a service. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_as_a_service)
  2. With this module, you can sell UltimatePOS Advance as a subscription package to users.
  3. You can see all the businesses registered in the POS, Add a New business, Deactivate a business, or delete them completely.

How is this SaaS module different from UltimatePOS advance

Some users asked us this question, so we thought of mentioning it here 😀

  1. UltimatePOS advance is the main POS software, which is required if you need POS
  2. SaaS/Superadmin Module is an Optional extension to it. With SaaS/Superadmin module you can sell subscription packages to businesses. It is can help you be Profitable/ Monetize your💰💰💰 POS application.

Features in SaaS & Superadmin module:

  • Packages:

    • Create Unlimited subscription packages
    • Activate, Deactivate or Delete Packages
    • Trial Days
    • Free Packages
    • Daily / Monthly / Yearly Interval selection
    • Limit number of locations, active users, Products, Invoices,
    • Superadmin only use packages (Private packages for superadmin)
    • One-time use package only (Use Case: Free package can be enabled to use once only).
    • Custom URL in package subscriptions: Custom URL for packages are external URLs. Using this link customers can contact you for a customized package for them. For example, something like “Contact Us” page for a Higher Enterprise package.
  • NOTE: The URL must be an active URL (eg, URL of your website’s contact page ).
  • This URL text will be displayed above the pay button of the package for the users.
  • So when users click it, it will direct them to the respective page(eg, URL of your website contact page).
  • Manage Businesses:

    • Add, View, Deactivate or delete businesses.
    • View business subscription logs
  • Payment Gateways:

    • Stripe
    • Paypal
    • Offline payment
  • Subscriptions

    • Subscriptions expiry notification.
    • Superadmin can edit business subscription start/trial/end date
    • Subscription invoice with print option
    • Allocate subscriptions to businesses directly from superadmin
  • Settings:

    • Company-based Username.
    • SMTP/Email setting
    • Backup setting
    • Payment Gateway Settings
    • App default settings
  • Communicator module to send email to all/selected businesses owners
  • Intuitive dashboard to give details of your businesses.
  • One-Click installation
  • Complete setup guide.
  • Company-based Username.
  • Subscription/Pricing landing page (hidden in demo)
  • Compatibe with WooCommerce addon.

Login as a customer:

Using a super admin login, the admin can log in as a customer. this feature is available in version 4.7.8 and above.

To enable this feature, Go to Superadmin > All Business > Action > Manage > Scroll down to Users list > Click on “Login as ” button

More updates coming soon…

For premium, support contact us here: http://ultimatefosters.com/support/

Installing the SaaS/Superadmin Module

Installing the Superadmin module to UltimatePOS is easy as cake. Make sure you meet the below requirements:

  1. Since this is not a standalone application you will need UltimatePOS (Download from here)
  2. UltimatePOS – Advance Version 2.7 or higher installed. For UltimatePOS installation step refer to this documentation.

Installing:

  1. Follow the preconditions as given in here
  2. Follow the module installation steps as given here

Setup:

  1. Superadmin Settings: Go to superadmin setting and add the relevant details.
  2. Packages: Go to packages and new packages. You can also edit/delete/deactivate packages.
  3. Payment Gateway: Setup payment gateways as below.

Creating Packages:

  1. Go to superadmin – Packages for adding new packages.
  2. Add Name, Descriptions, and other details.
  3. If you need to assign infinite Users, Locations, Invoices, Products just make the number as 0.
  4. If you want to create a Free package make the price 0.
  5. Trial period is the period in which you can issue a refund to the customer if the customer is not satisfied. The refund must be done manually from your side.
  6. Private Superadmin only: If the package can only be seen by superadmin then select this. This package will not be shown to other user roles.
  7. One-time-only subscription: Select this option if the package can only be used one time by a business. For example: Free package can only be used once, businesses will not be able to subscribe it more than once.
  8. Enable custom subscription link: Used when you want to give a custom URL to package subscription button, for example: for Higher-Enterprise package you can give a contact us link in the package subscription so that they contact you for an enterprise package.

Using Packages:

  • After the user subscribes to a package from Settings -> Package Subscription, it will appear on the super-admin panel in the package subscription screen.
  • Now if the super admin sets the package subscription’s status as “Approved” it will be set as a running package.

Updating Packages:

  1. You can edit any package to update them.
  2. If you want the package update to be applied to all existing businesses who have already subscribed, then you have to select “Update existing subscriptions” checkbox in the edit screen.
    NOTE: update will be applied only to the subscription which has not expired.

Payment Gateway:

Offline:

Offline gateway can be enable/disable from Superadmin -> Superadmin Settings -> Payment Gateway -> Enable Offline Payment

Stripe:

Stripe is configured out-of-box with UltimatePOS.

  • Login to you stripe account. Go to API
  • There you will find stripe public key and private key. You can also click on “Test” mode.
  • Go to Superadmin -> Superadmin Settings
    • Add the “Stripe Pub Key:” & “Stripe Secret Key:”
  • And stripe is ready to use.
  • NOTE: If you’re using stripe in Demo Mode, make sure to enable “Live” mode and provide the live keys. More details here: https://stripe.com/docs/keys.
  • If you want you can customize the view file code for stripe. The file path for the view file is given below.

pos\Modules\Superadmin\Resources\views\subscription\partials\pay_stripe.blade.php

Paypal:

PayPal is configured out-of-box with UltimatePOS.

  • Obtain your API Username, API Password & API Signature/Secret.
  • Go to Superadmin -> Superadmin Settings
    • Select the Paypal Mode (Live or Sandbox)
    • Enter the API details in live or sandbox: “API Username”, “API Password”, “API Secret” (API secret is same as API signature)
  • NOTE: to accept payment from customers you must make the mode to live and provide the like “Live API Username”, “Live API Password”, “Live API Secret”. Sandbox is for testing purposes only.
  • ERROR: If you get an error in during the payment using paypal, kindly follow the steps mentioned below.
  1.  Login on `https://www.paypal.com`
  2.  Visit `https://www.paypal.com/businessmanage/credentials/apiAccess`
  3.  Click on Manage API credentials under the section Custom checkout experience > NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic). Refer to this screenshot – https://prnt.sc/unoHpy9gGLHY
  4.  Choose `Request API signature` & click Agree and Submit. Refer to this screenshot – https://prnt.sc/CCZx5pnzpORp
  5. Copy the api username, password & signature & use it as paypal credentials (api username, api password, api secret respectively). Refer to this screenshot – https://prnt.sc/ILTX3BWkuU_O

Razorpay payment gateway is used in India.
NOTE: To use this payment gateway first make sure in the Superadmin settings you have set Currency to INR, if some other currency is used then it will throw some error in the payment screen.

Steps for setting it:

  • Register an account in razorpay.com
  • Go to  Settings -> API keys in razorpay website. And click on “Create key“. Copy the generated key.
  • Put the key id and key secret details in POS superadmin Payment gateway settings.
  • On the razorpay website itself, you can select the Test mode or Live Mode.

Pesapal:

Pesapal is mostly used in Kenya and nearby countries.
NOTE: To use Pesapal payment gateway first make sure in the Superadmin settings you have set Currency to KES, if some other currency that is not supported by pesapal is used then it will throw some error in payment screen.

Steps for setting it:

  • Register an account in pesapal.com
  • Get the API details by clicking on “Resend Code” button present in pesapal dashboard. On clicking this button you will receive the Customer key & secret in your registered email.
  • Go to POS Superadmin Settings -> Payment Gateways, enter the pesapal Consumer Key, Consumer Secret & Is Live as true.
  • Now go to Webhook in pesapal and add the below:
    • Website link: www.yourwebsite.com
    • Webhook: www.yourwebsite.com/pesapal-ipn

Note: Since this uses webhook testing in localhost may not work, you have to test it in the hosting server.

Flutter Wave:

Paystack:

  •  Visit: https://dashboard.paystack.com/#/login
  • In paystack: Go to Settings menu > API Keys & Webhooks tab
  • In paystack: generate keys and save changes
  • In paystack: Web hooks enter the Callback URL. The callback URL will be
    HTTP(s)://yourwebsite.com/subscription/post-payment-pay-stack-callback
  • Go to Settings menu > Preferences tab, select the type of payments you want to accept, and make other preferences
  • Get the keys and add them in UltimatePOS superadmin settings -> Payment gateway -> Paystack.

Offline:

  • For offline payment, the application sends a notification email to Superadmin so that they can approve it. So it needs a valid email setup (or SMTP setup), else it will throw an email error.
  • Emai/SMTP setup is done during the UltimatePOS installation process. But if you haven’t configured it properly there then you can follow the details as described here.

Email/Smtp setting

Email/Smtp setting

  1. Go to Superadmin -> Superadmin Setting -> Email/SMTP setting
  2. Select mail drive as SMTP.
  3. Add all SMTP details.

Enable new business registration email: Email will be sent to superadmin on new business registration.

Enable new subscription email: Email will be sent to superadmin on any business new subscription.

Allow other businesses to system SMTP

  1. With this option other businesses will not have to configure the SMTP details, instead, they can use the system or superadmin SMTP.
  2. Enable – Allow businesses to use Superadmin email configuration
  3. Save it.
  4. Now in any business go to Settings -> Business Setting -> Email setting, and here you’ll find an option to use the system SMTP, enable it and save.

Updating to new Version

Before updating make sure you have the latest version of UltimatePOS.

Also, take/download a Backup using our Backup feature.

Follow the instruction given in this link.

Business Based Username:

With a business-based username, every username for a business will be suffixed with an internally generated business id. This will allow different companies to use the same username.

To enable it to go to Superadmin -> Superadmin Settings & check the ” Enable business based username” checkbox and click on the Update button.
This will activate this feature.

Note: This will not change existing usernames. All new usernames created will have this effect.

Now when a new user is added from Users – Add User, it will display a modified username below the username field. This username should be used for login by this user.

Manage User:

To manage user using SaaS module, Go to Superadmin -> All Business -> Manage.

Here you can change the password of each user.

Deactivate or delete business:

You can also deactivate or delete a business from the SaaS module.

Go to Superadmin-> All Business -> Deactivate/ Delete.

Deleting a business will delete all its related transactions.

Other modules not showing to other users except Superadmin:

If you’re already using other modules (for example CRM or Essentials or Other) before using SaaS-Superadmin then after installing SaaS modules, those modules will not be shown to other users.

Steps to follow:

  1. Other modules will not be shown to any other users because after installing SaaS module, all businesses need a subscription.
  2. So Login with superadmin & create a package or edit a package
  3. In the add/edit package “check” the modules and check the “update existing subscription”
  4. Save the package
  5. All users subscribed to the package will now have access to all modules you added in this package.

🎥Video Demo

Version Log:

V3.0 July 13, 2022

  1. NEW: Ability to log in as any other user from superadmin

V2.9 Feb 2, 2022

  1. Minor bug fixes & Improvements

V2.8 August 19, 2021

  1. Subscription date issue fixed.
  2. Minor improvements & fixes.

V2.7 March 04, 2021

  1. Divide by zero issues fixed
  2. Miscellaneous fixes & improvement

V2.6 Dec 21, 2020

  1. NEW: List business is converted to data table.
  2. Filters added in list business.

V2.5 Sep 9, 2020

  1. FIX: Subscription date fixes
  2. FIX: PayStack & Flutterwave issue fixes

V2.4 Aug 25, 2020

  1. NEW: Paystack payment gateway
  2. NEW: Flutterwave payment gateway
  3. New improved design for menu

V2.3, July 15, 2020

  1. FIX: Offline payment fix
  2. Miscellaneous System improvements & fixes.

V2.2, May 20, 2020

  1. [NEW]: offline payment details instruction to show to the subscriber.
  2. [NEW]: User without login not counted as in user limit count.

V2.1, March 26, 2020

  1. [Improvement]: Superadmin settings Additional Javascript & CSS has to be written with script/style tags.
  2. [Improvement]: Changed Terms & conditions from textarea to editor.
  3. [Improvement]: Added option to Enable/Disable Offline payment method. Can be done from Superadmin Settings -> Payment Gateways -> Offline

New release – V2.0 February 27, 2020

      • Compatible with UltimatePOS 3.0
      • Many fixes & improvements

New release- V1.6, November 18, 2019

      1. Razorpay (Indian payment gateway) integration
      2. Pesapal (Kenya payment gateway) integration

New release- V1.5, October 2, 2019

      • Fixed Paypal issue

New release- V1.4, September 12, 2019

      • Update existing subscriptions option improvement in Edit package
      • Date fixes
      • Fixes & Improvement

New release- V1.3, May 30, 2019

Note: Version 1.1 & 1.2 skipped for internal purposes.

      • Allow other businesses to send Notification Email from System SMTP
      • Minor improvements & fixes.

New release- V1.0, 12th December

      1. NEW: Enable/Disable Terms & Conditions in New business registration.
      2. IMPROVEMENTS: Owner Mobile number, First location contact number displayed in all business
      3. Other improvements & Fixes

New release- V0.8, 12th November

      1. NOTE: Before updating make sure you have the latest V2.11 of UltimatePOS
      2. NEW: Superadmin only use packages
      3. NEW: Custom URL in package subscriptions
      4. NEW: One-time use package only
      5. Compatibility release with WooCommerce addon.

V0.7.1 – October 2018

      1. Some Fixes

V0.7 – 12 September 2018 [Mega Release]

      1. NEW: Company based Username
      2. NEW: Allocate subscriptions to businesses directly from superadmin
      3. NEW: Communicator module to send email to all/selected businesses owners
      4. NEW: Subscription/Pricing landing page (hidden in demo)
      5. NEW: Improved settings: SMTP/Email setting, Backup setting, Payment Gateway Settings, App default settings

V0.6 – 22 August 2018

      1. Subscription expiry notification email with customizable duration
      2. Subscription invoice added with print option
      3. Superadmin can edit business subscription start/trial/end date
      4. Offline payments fixes

V0.5

    1. Initial Release
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