Stepping Up With SAP Business One for Retail

Does your retail business have two left feet? Are you trying to work off multiple, non-integrated systems, leaving you stepping on everyone’s toes? No integration means no access to real-time data. For any enterprise, particularly a growing business, this is hugely problematic and enough to knock you off your feet and out of the game.

For retailers in the seasonal sector, it’s imperative that management and technology are in step with each other in order to keep their operation running smoothly, effectively and profitably. Bluekey Seidor proudly introduces SAP Business One Retail for Apparel, Accessories and Footwear – an end-to-end business integration system with retail-specific functionalities that gives you the full capabilities of management, planning, inventory, analytics, POS and customer management.

Because SAP Business One Retail is a fully integrated ERP, it’s able to provide you with real-time insight into your entire business. Real-time data means better and more informed decision-making, while allowing you to keep your finger on ever-changing trends that are part and parcel of the retail world. Moreover, with globalisation and fast turnaround times nipping at your heels, it’s essential to have cohesive, accurate and current information in order to project properly.

SAP Business One Retail has a number of other key features that will streamline your business and keep your competitors on their toes. Our solution offers greater visibility across every function of the business landscape giving management the power at head office to have complete control over data, access and operations at stores. Optimised inventory control and replenishment with stock visibility across the entire retail chain, makes for faster, more accurate and automated order processing and quicker inventory turnover. Complete on- and off-line trading functionality means that your system keeps on working without interruption, while the POS solution has built-in flexibility to offer single- or multi-site, and single- or multi-terminal capability.

Warwick Hopcroft, Sales Director at Bluekey Seidor, says, “”Our solutions are fully integrated, but we also understand that our mobile apps may need to function on- or off-line, and that the POS terminals can only go down when the store closes, not when the line drops. It’s what our customers want.”

He adds that “the solution is designed to meet the specific needs of SME retailers with anything from two to upwards of 300 till points, and set-up can range from a single multi-till store to a multi-branch or franchised environment. The SAP Business One retail software gives management the power at head office to have complete control over data, access and operations at stores – and provides retailers with a secure, customisable, flexible, scalable and integrated solution that helps overcome inefficiencies, assists in business process optimisation and provides enhanced, timely management information.”

At the heart of retail is the customer. In fact, they are the hub around which the wheel of retail turns. But how do you keep them there? It’s all about giving them a positive, interactive, consistent and slick shopping experience at every touch-point. SAP Business One Retail Software will help you step up your game, with comprehensive CRM and loyalty programmes, allowing you to manage customer communication, gain deeper insight into customer buying patterns and keep them coming back to your stores. Fast, easy and accurate transaction-processing will enhance the customer’s shopping experience, allowing your business to focus on exactly what it should be focusing on… Your customers’ needs.

But surely such a comprehensive package will come at a cost too high for growing SMEs? Absolutely not. SAP Business One is designed specifically for SMEs, ensuring you don’t have to foot a huge bill, while gaining a fully comprehensive, functional system that does not place extra overhead or burden on your business.

In the end, what retail footprint do you want to leave behind? How do you see your company growing? Is a non-integrated system your Achilles’ heel to achieving all that?

Then don’t drag your feet. Step up into the fully integrated world of optimised operations, boosted productivity and increased revenue that is SAP Business One for Retail.

* Bluekey Seidor is rated as the number one, fastest growing SAP Business One Partner in Africa, specialising in the implementation, consulting, support, and extension of SAP Business One enterprise resource planning. It also forms part of the global network of its parent company Seidor, one of the world’s largest and most successful SAP Business One partners.