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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.

  • Foodco

    The Foodco Group is comprised of two well known brands: Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue. With over 220 retail outlets and growing, Foodcos’ finance team manage a complex revenue model across several brands that are constantly expanding. Foodco needed a software system to manage its franchise business growth and standardize POS data capture.

  • 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.

  • Life Interiors

    Life Interiors wanted to position itself as number one in customer service when it comes to online furniture and design studio but selling furniture online has its challenges. Customer service is all about being responsive and Life Interiors wanted to a software solution that will help them become really responsive.

  • Crest Air Conditioning

    Crest Air Conditioning Pty Ltd has been successfully supplying and installing air conditioning systems throughout Sydney since 1980. Having outgrown its current software system, Crest needed to find an alternative solution capable of supporting the company’s expanding job costing, service management, finance and detailed reporting requirements.

  • 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.

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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