Choose Your Enterprise Vendors Wisely

Are you in business or procurement, responsible for selecting a cloud vendor to collect, process and/or hold enterprise data? If so, this post is for you. Selecting a vendor without considering financials and profitability in the current economic climate is reckless. It puts your organization and your reputation at risk. Here is why. Let’s consider … Continue reading Choose Your Enterprise Vendors Wisely

10 Retail Apps, Tools, and Platforms That Take Your Stores to the Next Level

One of the best things about being a retailer today is having access to a multitude of tools, apps, and platforms that can make your work life more efficient. While merchants of the past relied heavily on manual admin, paperwork, and inefficient communication channels, modern retailers enjoy the benefits of speed, automation, and cloud-based systems. … Continue reading 10 Retail Apps, Tools, and Platforms That Take Your Stores to the Next Level

Skip the Boardroom-ware and Try Before you Buy

You work for a retailer and have been tasked with finding software to meet a certain need. Our advice? Skip the boardroom-ware and try before you buy. What is “boardroom-ware”? You have seen it, far too often unfortunately. Boardroom-ware is software you can’t see, or touch. You are usually shown an arcane picture the size … Continue reading Skip the Boardroom-ware and Try Before you Buy

Usability and Retail Systems

Usability and retail are two words that far too rarely end up in the same sentence.  Don't get me wrong, there are other, initially more important considerations for a business system.  Does it meet business and functional requirements? Is is maintainable and cost-effective?  But given the business requirements can met in a cost-effective manner, usability does indeed matter. A … Continue reading Usability and Retail Systems