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    Top ten Features in the latest Futura release – 3.36

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The latest version of Futura, V3.36 is available now, it contains a wide variety of additional features to improve your Futura experience. Some of the enhancements add new or extend capabilities either requested by users, or identified as part of a programme of continuous improvement, and others are improvements to processes and screens you are already familiar with. If you need help with implementing or understanding any of the features or are undecided about upgrading to the latest version don’t forget we are here to…

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    Group Training dates 2019

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    Now available on the Futura website are the dates for 2019’s Group Training sessions.  These sessions are open to all our customers and are a highly cost effective option for training new staff or refreshing existing staff knowledge. At a cost of only £175-00 + VAT per delegate per day, including light refreshments and lunch, this is unbeatable value. To ensure the quality of the training delivered the maximum number of delegates that can be accommodated in one session is 8.* At the beginning of each session the…

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    Ready for Christmas? – 9 tricks for POS performance

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Post first published on The Retail Bulletin here. The busiest time of year for most retailers is upon us once again and with sales during the festive period accounting for a considerable proportion of annual revenues your preparations for merchandising, shop displays, and festive marketing should be well underway. Optimising performance at the till is also crucial and there are a number of areas to think about as the big shopping events of Black Friday and Christmas approach. Here are 9 tricks to get you…

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    Making Till Receipts Work Harder

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    How often do you think about the humble till receipt? It is, of course, an essential record of each transaction and if a customer needs to return something they need to hang on to it. But in the run-up to the festive season you might be thinking about how you can turn your till receipts into promotional tools, or at the very least make them work harder.  Perhaps you want to change or modify the text printed on your receipts. Maybe add a Christmas greeting,…

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    Best ten features in the latest version of Futura – 3.34

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    There are a whole host of additional features and product upgrades to improve functionality, productivity and ease of use in version 3.34 of Futura.  Some will add new or extended capabilities either requested by users, or identified as part of a programme of continuous improvement, and others are improvements to processes and screens you are already familiar with. The new version is available now, some of you have it already, if you need help with implementing or understanding any of the features or are undecided…

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    Improving your merchandising ensuring customer loyalty

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    By Tina Royall, Marketing Director at Futura Retail Solutions Retail can be a fine balance between limiting how much capital is tied up in stock and ensuring customers aren’t disappointed when items aren’t available. For lifestyle and fashion brands this can be especially challenging with changing trends, seasonal variations and even geographic differences to think about. So the ability to plan your inventory accurately, achieve the right balance between different product categories, sizes and colours, while maximising sell-through and minimising any losses from discounting or…

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    How to Choose the Right POS System for Your Retail Business

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    What to consider when choosing an EPoS system 1. Meeting the daily demands of your customers One of the most important business decisions a retailer will ever make is the POS system they use. In fact, today’s competitive market demands a system that meets the daily demands of your customer even during the busiest days of the year. Studies have shown that customers who experience a smooth payment process are more likely to use that retailer again. Whether the shopper is returning an unwanted gift…

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    Easier & faster… with Futura4Data

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Getting data in and out of your retail system is one of those essential tasks that many of you are probably faced with every day and one that can be quite laborious and time-consuming, especially if you are typing information in manually. That’s why we created Futura4Data – a flexible user-friendly interface to import and export bulk data in Futura using files rather than manual data entry. Its designed to save you time, improve accuracy and even automate recurring tasks. It’s a modular solution covering…

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    Merry Christmas From Futura – 2017 Highlights

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Futura’s 2017 User Group was a chance for Futura’s customers to hear of key technical developments, meet like-minded retailers and learn more about optimising their EPOS platform over 2 days. The feedback from the event was very positive, the topics that generated the most interest were:

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    Catch Up And learn More With Futura’s Next User Group Forum October 2017

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Futura’s next user group forum coming soon on 10 and 11 October 2017!  Dates: 10th or 11th October Location: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium, Reading, Berkshire Delegate Passes: Two free delegate passes per customer Yes, it’s that time again; we are excited to announce Futura’s next User Group Forum for all customers, taking place early October. Your chance to catch up, discover more and swap experiences. This is your event, designed to unveil and explain the benefits of all key developments, but also a great…

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Lifestyle fashion retailer Saltrock expands with Futura

While the economy might be looking brighter, fashion retailers still have to be on the ball to ensure both their stores and websites perform to the max. Futura’s new Web Services can help by integrating the latest technologies to give a single view of real time inventory, with sales and management information all in one place, cutting waste and duplication. North Devon-based lifestyle brand Saltrock, which set out selling T-shirts with surfing motifs, has just gone live with Futura’s EPOS and head office retail management…

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Pushing sales beyond the magic £100 million

It’s been a busy time for Morleys Stores, the London-based independent department store group. Camp Hopson in Newbury, a feature of the Berkshire market town since 1921, became store number eight at the end of 2014. It’s clearly a good fit for the group and Morley’s head office management team expect the acquisition to help push sales beyond the magic £100 million mark. Of course integrating the new business to take advantage of centralised buying and streamlined operations, while maintaining the independent character of the…

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WHAT’S NEW FROM FUTURA in 2015? – an update from Futura’s recent User Group Forum

What did you miss? Well, in addition to exciting new features to standard Futura ERS, Futura’s new POS solution was unveiled in Reading last month to leading lifestyle retailers at our UK user forum. Database and operating system independent, Futura4POS works seamlessly with Futura’s Enterprise Retail System, but is equally at home with other standard ERP platforms such as SAP. Using an entirely modern, Java based, IT architecture, Futura4POS delivers what progressive lifestyle and fashion retailers need, especially brands looking to expand and trade internationally. A…

Catch up, learn more, exchange ideas and experiences

Futura’s user group forum coming soon! We are delighted to be hosting our User Group Forum later this month. This is your event, designed to bring you up to speed on key developments, but also a great opportunity to catch up with like-minded retailers, to learn more about optimising your EPOS platform, and importantly to exchange ideas and experiences. If you are new to Futura it’s also an excellent way to familiarise yourself with the leading lifestyle retail management solution. So, if you haven’t got the…

Are your systems talking?

Keeping your store and online customers happy means delivering great performance. This depends on a multitude of fine-tuned elements and functions covering every aspect of your business. Ensuring all these systems and processes talk to each other, is more important still. I believe your challenge is not just about integrating online and offline channels. The key is real time inventory, but this requires your EPOS and retail management systems, warehouse applications, e-commerce systems, customer analytics, loyalty programmes and accounting  to be connected seamlessly. The fall-back…

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