What is Compliant IA?

Compliant IA provides a cloud-based "out of the box" retail execution solution. The solution works in multiple countries, multiple languages on smartphones, tablets and PCs, both online and offline. Compliant IA offers inspections, action plans, tasks and corrective actions for operations, merchandising, loss prevention and security. If you are a franchisor or operator of multiple … Continue reading What is Compliant IA?

Choose a Retail Audit Software Vendor in 6 Steps

Presenting customers with options is part of the Compliant IA culture. Let's discuss how to choose a retail audit software vendor, in six steps. Being a retail audit software vendor ourselves, it is arguably difficult not to be biased. For this reason, we try to remain neutral in the general discussion while also identifying what … Continue reading Choose a Retail Audit Software Vendor in 6 Steps

Why a Store Execution App Needs to Work Online and Offline

Some apps only work online ("in real-time"). Others only work offline (with synchronisation). Both models have advantages and drawbacks...so why not capitalize on the advantages of both? Store execution and retail audit software must work online and offline. Let's find out why. Connected is great...until you can't connect Here are a few situations where a … Continue reading Why a Store Execution App Needs to Work Online and Offline

Excel / Email vs. Compliant IA

Most customers come to Compliant IA with an existing retail audit workflow developed in house. It usually involves Excel™, email, phone calls and a large investment in human sweat equity to compile the data that was collected. Anyone who has ever experienced the pain of collecting, distributing and compiling data like this will invariably think...there … Continue reading Excel / Email vs. Compliant IA

Do You Need Retail Audit Software?

Asking a retail audit software vendor whether you need retail audit software may be like asking a shoe salesperson whether you really need shoes. And yet the answer may surprise you. The economics of automation hinge on your activity and the exposure, liability and costs that inconsistent or poor execution may have on the brand's image and … Continue reading Do You Need Retail Audit Software?

The Compliant IA Workflow

Compliant IA implements an end-to-end, closed-loop store execution workflow. It you want to validate brand standards or "make it happen" at store level, Compliant IA is for you. Let's dive in on key steps of of a common workflow for a retail organization. Step 1: Build checklist(s) at head-office Build forms using the system's web-based … Continue reading The Compliant IA Workflow