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…

RBTE 2015 – Futura Retail Solutions demos full EPOS retail management system on stand 556

RBTE 2015

Next week the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2015 will opening it doors at its new venue, Olympia Grand, London. Here at Futura we are looking forward to a busy two days finding out about the latest exciting industry innovations and showcasing our own latest developments. Lifestyle retailers, department stores and fashion retailers attending RBTE can find out how to enhance their customers’ buying experience dramatically, Futura’s core system can manage multiple functions including EPOS, merchandising and gift cards and includes full CRM and Ecommerce…

Creating a virtual shop window

Howleys Toy Stores

E-commerce and the multitude of online channels now available present a real opportunity for ambitious retailers. For smaller retailers particularly it’s an obvious way to extend your footprint without opening new stores and will even put your products in front of a global marketplace. With more and more consumers searching out products on-line, it’s a great way of levelling the playing field and giving you the chance to win more consumers. Delivering sales across multiple channels might look complex, but, with e-commerce platforms like Channel…

5 things you need to KNOW about the New Version of Futura

To improve functionality, increase flexibility and make working with Futura even more productive for both in-store and head office staff, Futura has announced version 3.26 which includes an extensive range of new technical settings, user enhancements and changes. If you have already implemented the new version and need help using specific features, or if you are thinking about moving up to 3.26 but haven’t taken the plunge, don’t forget the Futura team is here to help. Telephone the team today on 0118 984 1925. For…

Global expansion – why Cath Kidston is using Futura in Shanghai

The shopping experience should be “as enjoyable and easy as possible” according to Mike Padfield, IT Director for Cath Kidston. Designed specifically for high street retailers that want to expand and trade internationally, our new enterprise level EPOS solution guarantees full stock visibility across the entire estate and continuity of trading – even if network errors or server interruptions are experienced. It’s also hardware and database independent, running on both Windows and Linux. So, when Cath Kidston opened a two storey store in Shanghai’s most…

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