4 Loss Prevention Tips to Help You Keep All Your Holiday Profits

The holidays are just a few short weeks away and we know that you and your staff are working hard on sales, promotions, and other seasonal programs. Before rolling out your initiatives, ask yourself: are you working just as hard to minimize loss in your business? While the holidays bring in more customers and sales, … Continue reading 4 Loss Prevention Tips to Help You Keep All Your Holiday Profits

Excel and Email vs. Specialized Software

Most customers come to a retail audit vendor like Compliantia with an existing retail audit “system” developed in house.  It usually involves Excel™, email, more follow-up emails and phone calls and a large investment in human sweat equity for compiling and summarizing the data.  Anyone who has ever experienced the pain of collecting, distributing and … Continue reading Excel and Email vs. Specialized Software

Implement a Retail Audit Process in 5 Steps

Implementing a retail audit process is neither time-consuming nor difficult.  It is perhaps one of the easiest thing an operations/sales team can do to boost in-store execution, customer satisfaction and  sales.  Let us see how you can implement a retail audit process in five steps: Step 1: Ask yourself: do you need retail audit software? … Continue reading Implement a Retail Audit Process in 5 Steps

Retail Audit Software: Buy vs. Build

When you ask a software vendor whether you should buy or build software, you generally expect a somewhat biased answer.  Let us put this (legitimate) concern aside for a minute and focus on what really matters.  The factors that need to drive your decision are your costs, your return on investment, your time-to-market and the … Continue reading Retail Audit Software: Buy vs. Build

Why Store Execution Matters

We often hear that retail is all about execution.  But what exactly is execution and why is it so important? Theory vs practice Albert Einstein once said “In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they are not.”  While he referred to science, this adage applies to many other fields, and indeed to … Continue reading Why Store Execution Matters

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