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The Top 10 Benefits of an Integrated Retail Management System

Business growth is good news, but it brings new problems and opportunities that demand new solutions. Managing a growing business often leads to the addition of an application or system to meet immediate needs, but can set the stage for future operational inefficiencies, time and resource drain, or risk of error.

Retail software login screen

A better solution to consider is an integrated retail management system, one designed to manage all aspects of your business and scale alongside your growth.
Your first thought may be that it doesn’t exist. There’s no one solution that covers everything including point of sale, inventory management, CRM, accounting, supply chain management, and eCommerce. Taking advantage of application integration based on a platform, however, can provide a total solution that’s the perfect fit for your business.

Your solutions provider can help you select a retail management system that meets your current and future business needs and show you options for applications that have been designed to integrate with that platform. Taking a platform approach means all applications work together, data is easily shared between them, and you can manage it all from one system.

If you need an additional application or tool that isn’t available, software developers can access the platform’s APIs for integration with your business’ other systems and applications. Whether you are just feeling growing pains related to disparate retail management systems, or if you’ve been laboring with them for years, changing to a business management platform with integrated applications provide significant benefits and prevent future issues related to your current management architecture.

The top 10 benefits of an integrated retail management system are:
1. Real-time visibility into all facets of your business

2. Elimination of many IT maintenance and integration costs

3. Heightened productivity as duplication of effort and conflicting responsibilities are eliminated

4. The possibility to avoid new hires for data management roles

5. Better communication among departments and more harmonized operations

6. Easy deployment of new applications and expansion of systems to new physical locations or channels

7. Easier training for new employees or employees changing roles

8. Quicker, more efficient customer service and enhanced customer experience

9. Greater ability to upsell and cross-sell 10. More time for management to focus on other areas of the business

One Final Benefit: Data
Using an integrated retail management system to manage your retail business will also provide significant benefits when it comes to data analysis. With systems and applications that can communicate with each other, you gain an overall view of your business and the ability to correlate and compare data in new ways.
More benefits of Retail management software

Bringing a user-friendly interface.
By far the biggest challenge we hear from buyers is that their existing system is non-intuitive; they are looking for a new system and their primary requirement is ease-of-use. Then, a good solution must be designed so employees can learn POS procedures in minutes with built-in applications and an intuitive user interface.

Streamlining transaction processing.
With the right retail software, sales transactions become faster and easier. Retailers can:
• Immediately access prices, availability, and stock location through the customizable POS screen.

• Access customer profiles and handle multiple tenders and partial payments at checkout.

• Accelerate checkouts, offer up-sells and cross-sells through the suggestive selling of linked items, and implement automatic discounts for frequent shoppers.

Improving efficiency and minimizing data collection errors.
Retail management systems allow retailers to capture and store customer information, which can later be used for advertising, promotions, etc. In addition, the software will help retailers organize, simplify, and automate the otherwise tedious day-to-day business operations and transactions, and reduce the effort required for repetitive manual activities.

Providing KPIs for the analysis and decision-making process.
Efficient retail software enables executives to access, analyses, and share current, detailed data across the entire business which include built-in statistics and KPIs for users viewable directly.

Providing the ability to control promotion programmers.
Best-in-class retail management software will help retailers plan promotions, forecast their performance, and analyses the results. Thus, retailers can offer customers discounts at point of sale whilst being able to limit the impact of those activities on the product’s profitability.

Better inventory management.
Retail management software will provide details on current item stock and identify additional stock required to smoothly operate the business. Then retailers place proper purchase orders, thus avoiding surplus, and minimizing waste.

Integrating multiple channels.

Many retailers are moving to support multiple channels – retail stores, e-commerce websites, mail-order catalogs… As they roll out new channels they often implement separate, redundant software systems – one for each channel.
Looking for a best appropriate retail management system is a priority to most of the retailers now. With the right strategic approach, retailers can “harvest” many benefits from their customer management which becomes to be their competitive advantage later all.

You can email us with your requirement at business@cittasolutions.com or you can directly subscribe us for http://www.retail365cloud.com/view-demo

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રિટેલ મેનેજમેન્ટ સોફ્ટવેર

પોઇન્ટ ઓફ સેલ:

            Retail365cloud માં POS ફંકશનાલિટી સરળતાથી ઉપયોગ કરવા માટે ડિઝાઇન કરવામાં આવી છે. કેશિયર ઇન્ટરફેસ ક્લર્કોને હોટ કીઓ અથવા ટચ સ્ક્રીન ડિસ્પ્લેનો ઉપયોગ કરવાની પરવાનગી આપે છે. સિસ્ટમ બારકોડ સ્કેનીંગ, ચિપ કાર્ડ પ્રોસેસિંગ અને પેમેન્ટ સિક્યોરિટીની નવીનતમ આધાર આપે છે. Retail365cloud અનેક ડિસ્કાઉન્ટીંગ વ્યૂહરચનાઓ, કારકુન અને મલ્ટિ-ક્લર્ક કમિશન સ્પ્ટીટીંગ, લેવવેઝ, વોઈસ, વળતર, એક્સચેન્જો, ભેટ પ્રમાણપત્રો, ક્રેડિટ મેમોસ, પકડી ટિકિટ, બહુવિધ ચુકવણી પ્રકારો, રસીદ નોટ્સ, ઇન-હાઉસ ચાર્જ એકાઉન્ટ્સ, લવચીક ટેન્ડર પ્રકારો, ચલણ એક્સચેન્જોનું સંચાલન કરે છે. અને વધુ.

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ઇન્ટીગ્રેટેડ ઈ-કોમર્સ

                શું તમને સરળ ઇ-કૉમર્સની હાજરી અથવા નવી સુવિધાઓ સાથે યુઝ થતી મજબૂત સાઇટની જરૂર છે? Citta Solutions  તમને તમારી હાલની ઇન્વેન્ટરી સાથે એકીકૃત કરવા અને તમારા ગ્રાહકોને ઓનલાઈન સેવા આપવા માટે જરૂરી સૉફ્ટવેર આપે છે. અમે તમારા બ્રાન્ડને પ્રતિબિંબિત કરવા અને ભીડમાંથી બહાર ઉભા કરવા માટે તમારી ઇ-કૉમર્સ સાઇટને કસ્ટમાઇઝ કરવામાં તમારી સહાય કરી શકીએ છીએ.

કસ્ટમર મેનેજમેન્ટ

Citta Solutionsનું કસ્ટમર રિલેશનશિપ મેનેજમેન્ટ (સીઆરએમ) મોડ્યુલ તમને ગ્રાહક વર્તણૂકની ગતિમાં આગળ વધવામાં મદદ કરે છે, તમારી કામગીરીના દરેક પાસાને ઝડપથી બદલાતી વલણો અને પસંદગીઓ માટે ટેલરે છે. ખરીદીના દાખલાઓનું વિશ્લેષણ, સેલ્સને ટ્રેક કરો, સૌથી વધુ નફોની ક્ષમતાને ઓળખો, લક્ષિત ઇમેઇલ ઝુંબેશો લોન્ચ કરો, અને સેટ વિકલ્પો કે જે દરેક ગ્રાહકને અનન્ય અને વ્યક્તિગત કરેલ ખરીદીનો અનુભવ આપે છે. Citta Solutions થી સીઆરએમ સાથે, તમે તમારા ગ્રાહકો અને તમારા વ્યવસાયને તમે ક્યારેય વિચાર્યું હોય તેના કરતાં વધુ સારી રીતે જાણી શકો છો.

પર્ચેસિંગ અને રિસીવીંગ

તમારા ઈન્વેન્ટરી મેનેજમેન્ટના ડુપ્લિકેશન્સ રોકો જેવા કે ખરીદી, પ્રાપ્ત, ભાવ, સ્થાનાંતરણ, વેચાણ અને તમારા એકાઉન્ટિંગ પુસ્તકોમાં પરિણામો રેકોર્ડ કરો Retail365cloud સોફ્ટવેરમાં. Citta Solutions ના retail365cloud સોફ્ટવેરમાં તમારે ફક્ત એક જ વાર ઇન્વેન્ટરી માહિતી દાખલ કરવી પડશે – સિસ્ટમ આપોઆપ તે દરેક એપ્લિકેશનને જરૂરી માહિતીનો પ્રચાર કરે છે. વિક્રેતા કેટલોગની આયાત કરવી, ઓટોમેટિક રિઓર્ડીંગ સેટ કરવું, ખરીદના બજેટનું સંચાલન કરવું, આગાહી કરવી અને રિપોર્ટિંગ બધુજ એક ક્લિકથી થાય છે.

ઇન્વેન્ટરી

Citta સોલ્યુશન્સ દરેક સેલ્સ ચેનલ પર ઇન્વેન્ટરીમાં દરેક વસ્તુને સક્રિય રીતે મેનેજ કરે છે, તેને ડિપાર્ટમેન્ટ ક્લાસ, વિક્રેતા, સ્થાન, ફેબ્રિક, સિઝન, રંગ અથવા તમે વ્યાખ્યાયિત કરેલ કોઈપણ વિશેષતા દ્વારા વર્ગીકૃત કરો. તે સ્ટોર, ઓનલાઈન અથવા ફોન પર વેચવામાં આવે છે કે નહીં તે ધ્યાનમાં લીધા વગર, તમામ હિસાબી આપમેળે કરવામાં આવે છે, ફ્લાય પર તૈયાર કરવામાં આવેલા વિગતવાર અહેવાલોને સમર્થન આપવા માટે તૈયાર અથવા ખૂબ સચોટ વેચાણની આગાહી કરવી.

રિપોર્ટિંગ

અત્યંત વૈવિધ્યપૂર્ણ બનાવી શકાય તેવી રિપોર્ટ્સ કે જે કોઈપણ સમયે તમને પસંદ કરેલા કોઈપણ મેટ્રિક પર વિગતવાર માહિતી પૂરી પાડે છે તે Citta Solutionsનાં મોડ્યૂલ રિપોર્ટ જનરેશનમાં ઉપલબ્ધ છે. તમારી પાસે ઘણા બિલ્ટ-ઇન રિપોર્ટિંગ ટેમ્પલેટોનો ઉપયોગ કરીને સંભવ નથી તે ક્યારેય સમજાય નહીં, જે Excel માં નિકાસ કરી શકાય તેવા ફોર્મેટને વાંચવામાં સરળ પરિણામો દર્શાવે છે. Citta Solutions સાથે, તમને કોઈપણ સમયે જ્યારે તમે ઇચ્છો છો ત્યારે તમારા ઓપરેશનની દરેક વિગતવાર માહિતી જોવા માટે કોઈ અન્ય તૃતીય પક્ષ રિપોર્ટિંગ પ્રોગ્રામની જરૂર પડશે નહીં.

ફ્રિક્વેન્ટ બાયર

            Citta Solutionsનાં ખરીદ મોડ્યુલ સાથે, તમે ડિપાર્ટમેન્ટ દ્વારા ડોલરની ખરીદીની રકમ માટે બિંદુ વેલ્યુ સરળતાથી સોંપી શકો છો. Citta Solutions આપોઆપ સરળ રીડેમ્પશન આપતી દરેક ગ્રાહક માટેનાં પારિતોષિકોને ટ્રૅક કરે છે અને તમને તમારા સૌથી વફાદાર ગ્રાહકો માટે વિશિષ્ટ પ્રમોશનલ ઇવેન્ટ્સ અને કૂપન્સ જનરેટ કરવાની સ્વતંત્રતા આપે છે. ભેટ રજિસ્ટ્રી પણ કોઈ પણ ગ્રાહક માટે કોઈ પણ ઇવેન્ટ માટે સરળ રજિસ્ટ્રી બનાવટની પરવાનગી આપે છે, સરળતાથી હેન્ડહેલ્ડ સ્કેનર દ્વારા સૂચિમાં ઉમેરીને. તે પછી, સૉફ્ટવેર સ્વયંને રજિસ્ટ્રાર્સને ઇમેઇલ કરી શકે છે જ્યારે તેમની રજિસ્ટ્રીની પૂર્વનિર્ધારિત રકમ ખરીદવામાં આવી છે, તેમને વધુ આઇટમ્સ ઉમેરવા અને તમારા વેચાણમાં વધારો કરવાની મંજૂરી આપી છે.

મર્ચન્ડાઈસ પ્લાનિંગ

જ્યારે તમે ઑપન ટુ ખરીદો નો ઉપયોગ કરો છો ત્યારે આઉટ ઓફ સ્ટોક અથવા વધુ ઇન્વેન્ટરી વિશે ચિંતા ન કરો. જયારે તમારી પોતાની પ્લાનિંગ અથવા પ્લાનિંગ સર્વિસિસ પાર્ટનરનો ઉપયોગ કરવો હોય, retail365cloudનુ મોડ્યુલ તમને બજેટિંગ, પ્લાનિંગ, રિપોર્ટિંગ અને મોનીટરીંગને ઑપ્ટિમાઇઝ કરવા માટે જરૂરી સુવિધા આપે છે. તમારી કામગીરીનું નિરીક્ષણ કરો અને શ્રેષ્ઠ નફો માર્જિન અને ઉચ્ચતમ વેચાણ વેગ સાથે યોગ્ય ઇન્વેન્ટરી રાખવા માટે ઝડપથી ફેરફારો કરો.

 

તાત્કાલિક પૂછપરછ માટે તમારી જરૂરિયાત સાથે અમને ઇમેઇલ કરો: business@cittasolutions.com અથવા  ઝડપી ડેમો માટે મુલાકાત લો:  http://www.retail365cloud.com/view-demo

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Benefits of Retail management POS Software

Applying an appropriate retail management system is one of strategic approach to retailers. Besides providing customer management which brings long-term value to their business, a best-on-class retail management system brings 7 more benefits.

 

Bringing a user-friendly interface.
By far the biggest challenge we hear from buyers is that their existing system is non-intuitive; they are looking for a new system and their primary requirement is ease-of-use. Then, a good solution must be designed so employees can learn POS procedures in minutes with built-in applications and an intuitive user interface.

company setting in Retail365cloud.png

Streamlining transaction processing.
With the right retail software, sales transactions become faster and easier. Retailers can:

• Immediately access prices, availability, and stock location through the customization POS screen.

• Access customer profiles and handle multiple tenders and partial payments at checkout.

• Accelerate checkouts, offer up-sells and cross-sells through suggestive selling of linked items, and implement automatic discounts for frequent shoppers.

Improving efficiency and minimizing data collection errors.
Retail management systems allow retailers to capture and store customer information, which can later be used for advertising, promotions, etc. In addition, the software will help retailers organize, simplify, and automate the otherwise tedious day-to-day business operations and transactions, and reduce the effort required for repetitive manual activities.
Providing KPIs for the analysis and decision-making process.
Efficient retail software enables executives to access, analyses, and share current, detailed data across the entire business which include built-in statistics and KPIs for users viewable directly.

Providing the ability to control promotion programmers.
Best-in-class retail management software will help retailers plan promotions, forecast their performance, and analyses the results. Thus, retailers can offer customers discounts at point of sale whilst being able to limit the impact of those activities on the product’s profitability.

Better inventory management.
Retail management software will provide details on current item stock and identify additional stock required to smoothly operate the business. Then retailers place proper purchase orders, thus avoiding surplus, and minimizing waste.

Integrating multiple channels.
Many retailers are moving to support multiple channels – retail stores, e-commerce websites, mail-order catalogs. As they roll out new channels they often implement separate, redundant software systems – one for each channel.

Looking for a best appropriate retail management system is priority to most of retailers now. With the right strategic approach, retailers can “harvest” many benefits from their customer management which becomes to be their competitive advantage later all.

Email us with your requirement at business@cittasolutions.com or You can check out more information about retail management solution here by clicking on this link: http://www.retail365cloud.com/benefits

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10 Must Have Retail Features on your Retail POS Software

1) Customer Management:
Customer Management module helps retailers overcome customer-related challenges, and achieve a truly integrated, holistic view of customers. It gives a unique ability to engage shoppers in a consistent and truly personalized manner across all sales channels and touch points. These Retail ERP modules collect data on your customers’ purchase histories, allowing you to identify your most valuable shoppers.
A good retail ERP software should enable acquisition, consolidation, cleansing and change detection for customer data derived from multiple online and offline sources – including:

• Shoppers’ personal and contact details

• Transaction history

• Demographics

• Lifestyle and shopping preferences

• Loyalty, self-scan and e-commerce data

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2) Sales reporting and Analytics
An actionable dashboard of your sales, orders, and traffic helps you make the right choices for your business. Real-time retail analytics will support your decisions on product portfolio, pricing and much more. Therefore, every modern Retail ERP software should provide reporting, dashboards and analytics in real time. Sales reporting and analytics functionality allows you to capture and analyze your store’s sales data. Not only does this automatically keep track of what’s selling well, it also shows how much revenue you’re making on each product. This allows you to identify and focus on driving sales to your top money-making items.
Your Retail ERP software should allow you create custom reports that can be exported for further analysis in your favorite spreadsheet tool or can be sent to your bookkeeper or accountant.

3) Rewards & Loyalty Programs:
Identifying regular shoppers is vitally important! According to one research conducted by Software Advice, two-thirds of respondents say they are likely to stop shopping at a given store if they aren’t recognized as loyal customers. Therefore, it is crucial for every modern Retail ERP software to provide Loyalty Management functionality.
This module should allow you to tailor various types of member programs that allow promotional and marketing schemes in lines with the major retail practices. Furthermore, it should enable building customer segmentation and membership levels (Gold, Silver, Platinum or any custom levels), a collection of points and to support RFID and barcode.
4) Product Management:
Every Retail ERP software, ever the basic ones should provide some kind of product management features such as: product master data management, product categorization, and product hierarchy. But most advanced retail management solutions provide a wide range of functionalities such as:
Product organization – Organize products by category, type, season, sale, and more. Use smart collections to automatically sort products based on vendor, price, and inventory level.
Product variations – Offer different versions of your products, such as multiple sizes, colors, materials, expiry dates and more. Each variation can have its own price, SKU, weight, and inventory.
Barcode support – Assign existing barcodes to products or create new ones. Quickly scan in your customer’s order using your wireless barcode scanner.
More advanced product management features: multiple manufacturers, product substitutes, product business partner relation, serial and lot number handling, product warranty management, product expiry handling, product lifecycle handling, product warranty management, product UOM conversion, product attribute sets, BOM products.

5) Inventory and Material Management:
An effective inventory management system results in a lean, empowered and responsible team, delivering consistently. Managing the quantity of on-site inventory plays a vital role in the success of your store. Your next retail ERP software should enable you to optimize your inventory levels, manage material movements, purchase-to-order, eliminate pilferage, manage the internal use and physical inventory changes, inventory valuation and much more. Moreover, it should enable sticker printing, material confirmation and quality control, material requisition, consolidation to purchase, returns management as well as various material management strategies.
Implementing Retail ERP software with inventory management functionality will give you a clear view into your stock in real time. Being able to identify and track items at specific levels such as size, season and color enables you to identify trends at your store and ensure that popular, in-season products are well stocked. This makes it easy to monitor and resupply your top-selling items, as well as to mark down low-selling products to phase them out.
6) Store and Warehouse structuring:
This feature practically means that your Retail ERP software should enable:
• Creation of any number of stores and warehouses with a link to each other

• Stores to warehouses assignment for automatic sourcing

• Divide warehouses into zones and locators for handling the materials management

7) Pricing and discount management:
Your next Retail ERP software should provide advanced pricing and discount management features that will automate some of the key processes in this segment. By doing so, the ERP solution will decrease pricing errors by 100%, improve the productivity of your team and keep customers satisfied.
A good Retail ERP software should provide the following features:

• Ability to create purchase and sales price lists

• Ability to manage any number of price lists and versions

• Ability to automatically generate sales price list

• Future Price Planning

• Automatic application of price list versions

• Business Partner wise Price lists report

• Ability to handle multiple product UOM with single price list

• Business Partner wise Discount Schema report

• Promotion management and promotional pricing

• Real-time pricing updates to the counters

• Special offers on categories, products such as: buy one get one, invoice level discounts, price discount schemas, etc.
8) Purchase and Supplier relation management:
A good Retail ERP software should enable you to set rules for procurement, region wise supplier setups for same products, central procurement with de-central deliveries and generate requisition manually or automatically. Moreover, it should allow you to set purchase approvals across various levels and manage multiple purchase price lists as well as invite suppliers for quotations. After you receive quotations from suppliers the system should provide an automatic quotation comparison tool.
Last but not least, every Retail ERP software even the basic ones should allow you to generate a purchase order based on requirements; match PO to receipts and invoice, and provide a clear view of your vendor relationship history.
9) Employee management:
Employee management is an important component of a well-run retail business. At the minimum, every retail ERP software should provide the following employee management capabilities: shift scheduling and time clocks, as well as ability to keep track of the hour’s employees are working.
More advanced Retail ERP systems can also assign sales commissions to employees. They allow you to monitor who’s working, how long they’re working, how much money they’ve brought in and how many hours they’ve worked in the current pay period. This last aspect allows you to monitor for (and reduce) over time.
10) Point of Sales (POS) System
Every comprehensive Retail ERP solution comprises a POS terminal in the front end that runs on all types of devices that support browsers. It should provide a friendly user interface that is easy to learn within a few days. Being directly connected to the remote server, the POS solution should work with a minimum level of data exchange and keep up the operations even if the connection breaks. Other important features are:
• Quick Processing Time
• Handles multiple tenders such as Cash, Card, On Credit, Gift Voucher, etc.
• Compatible with various barcode standards such as EAN8, EAN 13, GS1, Internally defined
• Handles variable weight products based on barcode and scale
• Can handle multiple decimal digits
• Push promotions directly to the counter
• Cash count
• Integration with a touch screen, barcode, receipt printer, barcode label printer, etc.
• Device management
• VAT management
• Commission management
• Campaign management

• Fixed assets management

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Top Benefits of an Integrated Retail Billing Software

The sales increase in SALES by 20-30%
• Serve more customers at the same time with fast billing counters.
• Increase the number of customers through referral programs.
• Increase the average sale with cross-sale, up-sale.
• Increase the customer frequency (from once monthly to twice monthly).

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Stock reduce STOCK holding cost
• Intelligent ordering system automatically calculates stock and order levels.
• Increase your return on stock up to 12%.
• Differentiating between inventory for seasonal and perennial sales.
• Analyzing fluctuation in sales for perennial goods month by month and arriving at OTB.
• Downsize SKU’s by effectively analyzing stock movement patterns (Fast, Slow, Nonmoving).

Staff devoted STAFF with high efficiency
• Quick train your staff with an easy-to-use intuitive interface.
• Effortless billing and accurate cash tally create confidence in operators.
• Effective sales incentive and commission programs.
• Employee scheduling to distribute jobs evenly.
• Integrated modules to wipe out job repetition.
• Increases employee satisfaction, while keeping the administration time and costs low.
Space Increased SPACE productivity
• Analyze per linear feet shelf space profitability for each category.
• Analyze the holding cost of inventory on a per square foot basis and lets you take on time decisions.
• Analyze the profitability of each category based on holding cost reallocate space to arrive at optimum space productivity.
• Reallocation space as per derivatives from above analysis to arrive at optimum space productivity.
• Creates a foundation for a successful and replicable model.

Customer loyal CUSTOMERS bring repeat business
• Stay connected with your customers with the effective use of loyalty program.
• Integrated SMS and Email.
• Loyalty points-based referral program ensures that your current customers refer and brings a new customer to your store.
• Create promotions to attract customers during lean seasons.
• Analyze their basket content and size and make a correct assortment of fresh products.

Margin maximized MARGIN with lower investment
• Analyzing fast moving and high profit contributing category, brand, and SKU is the key to an effective and regular flow margin to business.
• Define the time frame for re-ordering, returns of goods, sales & promotions, launches.
• Extensive use BI tools (Forecasting, Ratio Analysis, Margin Mix).
• Eliminate product categories that are killing profits.

Expenses reduce EXPENSES by 20-40%
• Analyzing petty expenses on a routine basis.
• Eliminate unnecessary routine purchases.
• Make more use of automated operations with less human intervention.
• Easily identify and streamline the areas for cost and purchase improvements.
• Forensically examine the potential business expenditure, shortage, and profit leaks.
• Analytically reviewing sales by day and time.

Suppliers happy SUPPLIERS offering extended credit
• Establish better payment cycle with your suppliers by effectively using payable analysis.
• Setup an effective re-order that ensures timely replenishment.
• An established purchase pattern was given to your suppliers also helps them to plan their supply chain management better.
• Efficiently negotiate special terms with suppliers based on sale, margin and stock patterns.

Administration powerful ADMINISTRATION that brings growth
• Ready-to-use real-time reports on-the-move.
• Powerful tools let you build a foundation for future.
• Easily automate and streamline business processes to deliver the best shopping experience to your customers.
• Security that controls and moves your business even when you’re away from it.
• A robust system that shoulders your responsibility and scalable technology that shares your vision for growth and expansion.

For more details please visit: http://retail365cloud.com or you can directly call us on +91-8140297820 or you can directly send us your query to business@cittasolutions.com

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6 Must have Retail POS Software Features to Streamline Your Business

Retail store owners operate on tight margins and manage many moving parts. This becomes especially difficult to manage effectively when using manual methods. A point-of-sale system (POS) is a great tool to manage all these moving parts while helping to ensure customer satisfaction—but finding the right POS for a small to midsize business (SMB) is no easy feat.

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“POS can help businesses in a variety of ways, including managing inventory, providing customer management data, identifying opportunities and weaknesses in the store and much, much more.”

To help, Software Advice identified five must-have POS features to look for in a system. These features can streamline the management of your store and lead to more positive customer experiences.

We’ll also share advice from retail store owners who are using POS software successfully and highlight some of our own data on POS systems and retailers.

1) Sales Reporting and Analytics: Transparency into Data
Sales reporting and analytics functionality allow you to capture and analyze your store’s sales data. Not only does this automatically keep track of what’s selling well, it also shows how much revenue you’re making on each product. This allows you to identify and focus on driving sales to your top moneymaking items.
“With one click of a button, I can see what our sales were for that day, what our returns were and how we’re doing on inventory. The old way, without having [a POS], I’d have to look through all the data on the books and add it up manually.”

It’s this transparency and insight into your revenue drivers—which simply counting handwritten tickets can’t offer—that makes sales reporting and analytics a must-have for retailers.

Example: Sales Reporting and Analytics in Action
Lightspeed allows you to filter sales totals and is accessible from mobile devices so you can view your store’s performance from anywhere.

2) Customer Management: Attract Valuable Customers
Customer management capabilities enable retailers to proactively increase the number of high-quality customers. These applications collect data on your customers’ purchase histories, allowing you to identify your most valuable shoppers based on them spend. This offers an additional layer of transparency that retailers without POS systems simply can’t obtain.

Identifying regular shoppers is vitally important, which is why 37 percent of POS buyers that contacted retail365cloud Software are requesting customer management capabilities.

“There’s much greater intelligence around buyer behavior with these [POS] payment systems, it’s allowing merchants to get more control around buyer data. You start to layer on this new opportunity to understand who your customers are and build loyalty programs around them.”

It’s the ability to put a face to this buyer data and build customer profiles that Lankler sees as beneficial. These profiles allow you to easily store and manage customer purchase histories, contact information, and even loyalty points.

3) Inventory Management: Eliminate Manual Inventory
Managing the quantity of on-site inventory plays a vital role in the success of your store. Inventory management capabilities give you an on-demand window into your stock. This enables you to eliminate inefficiencies, such as manually counting inventory and digging through “the back” for a specific item.

Our buyer data shows inventory management is a must-have for retailers, as 82 percent of POS buyers we consulted request it.

Being able to identify and track items at specific levels such as size, season and color enable you to identify trends at your store and ensure that popular, in-season products are well stocked. This makes it easy to monitor and resupply your top-selling items, as well as to mark down low-selling products to phase them out.

4) Point of Sale: The Workhorse of the POS System
This last entry may seem obvious, but the software and hardware supporting the checkout process definitely warrant mentioning. Since checkout serves as the primary interaction between you and your customers, it’s critical that nothing goes wrong at this stage. A POS system reduces the potential for human error by automating such checkout tasks as item look-up and price calculation.

“With one click of a button, I can see what our sales were for that day, what our returns were and how we’re doing on inventory. The old way, without having [a POS], I’d have to look through all the data on the books and add it up manually.”

Key capabilities you’ll want at checkout include barcode scanning and receipt printing. These are the top-requested add-ons from POS buyers we advised, with 12 and 10 percent requesting them, respectively. Some systems come with the necessary hardware, while others require you to purchase it separately.

The speed with which retailer’s complete transactions needs to be taken into consideration.

Retail365cloud POS system has accelerated her checkout process and minimized mistakes by automating product identification and price calculation.

Cashier Live offers functionality to simplify your transaction process, including barcode scanning, inventory look-up, credit card processing and receipt printing.

5) E-Commerce: Online Stores Are a Must for Today’s Retailer
Given the rapid growth of digital commerce, retailers need to build their online presence from day one. An easy way to start out with this is by ensuring your new POS system offers (or at least easily integrates with commerce website capabilities.)

Unfortunately, only 12 percent of retailers reaching out to Software Advice are specifically requesting ecommerce capabilities as a part of their new POS system.

“We know from Google that 1.5 billion people every month visit a physical location that they searched for online, with three out of four visiting within 24 hours.”

We’ve put together a helpful article that highlights what brick and mortar retailers need to know for growing business with an online presence. A key point of the article is to redesign the customer experience to account for a greater online presence and point of purchase.

6) Purchase Process for Online Stores
e-Commerce has become a ubiquitous part of the shopping journey, meaning that having an online store is no longer a “nice-to-have” for retailers. It’s a must-have to stay competitive and achieve business success.

What’s the Next Step?
We know selecting a POS system can be an overwhelming process. That’s why our team of retail management software – retail365cloud provide free phone consultations at 8140297820 to help you build a shortlist of POS systems that are a good fit for your business. Let them help you choose a system with these five must-have tools to simplify and streamline your store operations—and help your business grow.
Other options for getting a POS system and gaining an edge include:

Visiting POS or e-commerce buyer’s guide for detailed information regarding more specific features and capabilities.

Explore user reviews for retail and e-commerce software. Your peers have left you a great resource, so take advantage of their experiences and thoughts on specific retail software.

For more details please visit: http://retail365cloud.com/ or you can call us on +91-8140297820 or you can also directly mail us at business@cittasolutions.com with your details and Inquiry.

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RETAIL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FEATURES

POINT OF SALE

The POS functionality within Retail365cloud is designed for ease of use. The cashier interface allows clerks to use hotkeys or touchscreen displays. The system supports the latest in barcode scanning, chip card processing, and payment security. Retail365cloud manages several discounting strategies, clerk and multi-clerk commission splitting, layaways, voids, returns, exchanges, gift certificates, credit memos, hold tickets, multiple payment types, receipt notes, in-house charge accounts, flexible tender types, currency exchanges and more.

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INTEGRATED E-COMMERCE

Whether you require a simple E-Commerce presence or a robust site loaded with the newest features, Citta Solutions gives you the tools you need to integrate seamlessly with your existing inventory and serve your customers online. We can help you customize your E-Commerce site to reflect your brand and stand out from the crowd.

 

CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) from Citta Solutions lets you move at the speed of customer behavior, tailoring every aspect of your operations to quickly changing trends and preferences. Analyze buying patterns, track sales, identify highest profit potential, launch targeted email campaigns, and set options that give each customer a unique and personalized shopping experience. With CRM from Citta Solutions, you can know your customers and your business better than you ever thought possible.

 

PURCHASING & RECEIVING

Stop duplicating your inventory management efforts every time you purchase, receive, price, transfer, sell, and record results into your accounting books. With Citta Solutions, you only have to enter inventory information one time — the system automatically propagates the data to every application it is needed. Importing vendor catalogs, setting up automatic reordering, managing purchasing budgets, forecasting and reporting are all a click away.

 

INVENTORY

Citta Solutions actively manages every item in inventory on every sales channel, categorizing them by department class, vendor, location, fabric, season, color, or any attribute you define. Regardless of whether it is sold in store, online, or on the phone, all accounting is performed automatically, ready to power detailed reports prepared on the fly or generate highly accurate sales forecasts.

 

 

REPORTING

Highly customizable reports that quickly provide detailed information on any metric you choose over any time frame are available in Citta Solutions powerful report generator. Gain insights you never thought possible using one of the many built-in reporting templates, which displays results in an easy to read format that can be exported to Excel. With Citta Solutions, you’ll never need another third party reporting program to see every detail of your operations any time you wish.

 

FREQUENT BUYER

With Citta Solutions frequent buying module, you can easily assign point values to dollar purchase amounts by department. Citta Solutions automatically tracks rewards for each customer allowing easy redemption and gives you the freedom to generate special promotional events and coupons for your most loyal customers. Gift Registry also allows easy registry creation for any customer for any event, easily adding to the list using a handheld scanner. Then, the software can automatically email registrants when a predetermined amount of their registry has been purchased, allowing them to add more items and increase your sales.

 

MERCHANDISE PLANNING

Never worry about out of stocks or excess inventory again when you plan using Open To Buy. Whether performing your own planning or using a planning services partner, the Open To Buy module from Citta Solutions gives you the tools you need to optimize budgeting, planning, reporting, and monitoring. Monitor your performance and make changes quickly to keep the right inventory on hand with the best profit margins and highest sales velocity.

 

DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE

Citta Solutions allows you to fulfill any purchase order from any location without rekeying information, simplifying the transfer of goods. Keep inventory at every location in perfect balance by fulfilling web orders from the most suitable location and transferring merchandise from stores where demand is sluggish to geographies where it will move faster. Citta Solutions gives you the ability to become an fulfillment expert, on par with the best and smartest retailers in the world.

 

WORK ORDERS

When it comes to service, your customers have high expectations and Citta Solutions include Job Tracker so you can deliver for them every single time. Without ever leaving the cash register, you can create special orders and assign them to buyers. If you offer services, you can provide estimates, schedule work, assign jobs to employees, track progress, and notify customers when the work is complete — all from your POS system. Job Tracking from Citta Solutions enables you to serve your customers completely.

REAL-TIME STORE MANAGEMENT

No matter where you are, Citta Solutions gives you access to real-time store management for your entire operation. Access up to the minute sales data, check inventory levels, or make a pricing change to take effect immediately in every store — with CAM Commerce, you can run your business in real-time from headquarters, a trade show, or while on vacation. All you need is an internet connection, and Citta Solutions complies with Digital File Locker security regulations so your data is always safe.

 

FRANCHISE CONSOLIDATOR

Franchised businesses face the challenge of maintaining consistency across their brands, and Franchise Consolidator from Citta Solutions simplifies the process. With Retail365cloud, franchisors can push product catalogs to all of their franchisees point of sale systems. They can also collect sales and inventory data from all franchisees using built-in FTP polling, even from franchisees that do not use Retail365cloud. This standard data exchange format gives franchisors the power to manage data throughout their entire operations.

 

SYSTEM PERFORMANCe

Busy retailers don’t have time to lose sales due to IT failure, and that’s why Citta Solutions has its own IT services management software called System Performance Pro. This powerful tool gives you instant access to your complete IT inventory — every serial number, model, IP address, software, and even disk drive usage for every connected device on your network accessible from a single screen. Remote desktop access, data backup, monitored anti-virus, and security patch updates let you service any device in your network remotely, keeping your business up and running with no down time.

PAYMENT PROCESSING

Your customers expect fast and secure payment processing, and Payment Processing from Citta Solutions gives you a seamless solution that works directly with your POS system. No more messy terminals or expensive contracts — Over payment gateway is fast, reliable, and adheres to PCI DSS security regulations. All you need is a standard phone line or internet connection and can process credit and debit cards, gift cards, and checks.

 

GIFT CARDS

Customer loyalty drives your business, and there’s no better way to incentivize it than with a rewards and gift card program. Citta Solutions has gift card validation built-in so you can process any gift card transaction quickly and easily, or assign reward points directly to customer accounts and apply them to any transaction any time immediately upon request. With Retail365cloud, you have the tools you need to keep customers coming back.

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