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Retail software: How to improve your retail business

Retail is a tough business. With margins under pressure and consumers reluctant to spend in many categories, many retailers are looking to improve their business with the use of modern retail software & technology.

Here is a selection of useful resources to help you understand key trends in the retail sector and to explore how the right ERP or retail software can help businesses like yours to outperform in today’s challenging environment.

Required reading for retailers

Retail software whitepapers and thought leadership

Below are some useful whitepapers and research studies on issues relevant to retail sector, including integrating your POS with your ERP system, how ready retailers are for multi-channel retailing, how to tap the power of retail analytics, whether cloud technologies will live up to the buzz, and more. If you want insights into how to tackle key opportunities and challenges facing you as a retailer, please check out the free resources below.

6 Ways to Succeed in Retail

Embracing the New World:
Challenges & Options for Retailers

Australian Retailers e-Commerce Readiness: Cloud computing opens the door to multi-channel retailing

Forecast: Partly Cloudy

Integrating POS with ERP changes the face of retail

Retail Analytics: The perfect business enhancement

Retail Software Case Studies

Below are a selection of case studies about how retailers have improved their business with the right software. For the full list, visit the retail case studies page.

  • Hasbro

    Hasbro, one of the largest toy making companies in the world, manages over 1500 toy brands. They use SAP Business One ERP solution to be able to quickly launch their operations in emerging markets. The ERP solution helps Hasbro manage its global processes and operations in a better way.

  • Listawood

    Listawood is a leading manufacturer of promotional merchandise with over 21 years of manufacturing experience in the business gift market. The company had an accounting package and a separate CRM solution, each from different suppliers. Listawood recognized the need for an integrated system to cope with the complexities of its product portfolio.

  • MyChemist

    MyChemist is a privately owned group of Australian companies comprising more than 200 stores nationwide and brands such as Chemist Warehouse, MyChemist, Discount Vitamin Warehouse, My Beauty Spot and the online trader, e-Pharmacy. A major software upgrade was necessary for such a steadily-growing and complex organisation that was using legacy DOS-based warehousing and enterprise resource planning [ERP] applications.

  • Map Coffee

    Melbourne-based Map Coffee wanted to expand into the corporate machine-leasing market, but its current finance and inventory tracking systems could not cope. Map Coffee used Microsoft® Dynamics® GP to keep track of machines, contracts and invoicing.

  • Cash Converters

    Cash Converters is the world’s largest second hand dealer with more than 140 stores in Australia, representation in 21 countries and a total network of about 600 stores worldwide. This growth has resulted in a complex reporting structure involving inter-company and multi-country dealings. Cash Converters needed an integrated solution with multi-company/cost centre accounting to manage its complex reporting structure.

Next steps

In addition to the above resources, why not use our free Get A Shortlist service to be connected with a shortlist of highly relevant vendors. Speed up your selection process and find the right retail software for your business.

Simply submit your requirements via the webform, talk with one of our analysts, and then we’ll introduce you to a shortlist of 3 to 5 highly relevant vendors from our extensive network. There’s no cost or obligation to you: it’s a free service to help businesses tap into the power of relevant software. Find out more on the Get A Shortlist page. 

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