iVend Retail on Cloud is amongst the first few Enterprise Class Retail applications to ALSO be available on the Cloud.
Retail industry is constantly evolving where a mid-size retailer aspires to become a large player and a big-box retailer aspires to capture the broader end of the customer segment by increasing their retail footprint. Retailers preview Cloud as the biggest retail opportunity as it provides them the agility compete in a fast-moving environment. By moving store operations to the cloud, retailers can improve data security, deliver cost savings and increase customer satisfaction.
iVend Retail on Cloud changes the whole dynamics of retail operations with faster and cost-effective expansion. No longer do retailers have to invest in costly retail infrastructure for store expansion, cloud technology reduces set-up time and investment considerably, with greater emphasis on data security. iVend Retail on Cloud does so by taking away the logistical and operational challenge in maintaining expensive, resource-intensive and lengthy IT infrastructure. Retailers looking for faster and effective expansion only need to deploy Mobile POS at their stores. Day-to-day back-office functions can now be handled by accessing the store manager application hosted on the Cloud.
Just as the cloud centralizes and empowers enterprise-wide customer data, cloud-based back office operations provide anytime accessibility to store information, even as stores continue to use traditional POS and servers. When executed on the cloud, store operations are more effective and more agile. Retailers can expand across geographies with an infrastructure-thin yet service-rich hybrid cloud model. Store managers can execute functions related to inventory management, cash reconciliations, promotions, gift cards, coupons and other back-office operations with a console linked to the cloud. This approach provides store managers with real-time access to store operations from anywhere. It also allows a real-time view into each store from the head office
- iVend Cloud enables retailers to scale their retail footprint much faster without the burden of investing in traditional IT infrastructure at the store OR at the Head Office.
- Helps a retailer respond rapidly to fast changing consumer expectations.
- Future ready with the latest technology without increasing the budget, and creating an agile infrastructure.
- Combining the traditional retail approach with cloud-based processes in a hybrid model, retailers can streamline operations, optimize cost and increase agility for effective and faster responses to changing market dynamics.
- The coexistence of traditional and cloud processes allows simple, scalable and intuitive solutions managed centrally and deployed quickly
- A Cloud-based retail infrastructure can be commissioned with great ease, and without great upfront capital investment, making it easy to rapidly expand in global markets.
- iVend Cloud ensures co-existence of traditional stores as well as stores on the Cloud. This facilitates the retailer to locally manage varied store formats.
- Cloud based applications in general, and iVend Cloud in particular, free up valuable time of the in-store staff for better and personalized customer interactions.
- iVend Cloud also ensures that the entire application landscape is always running the most updated software – the entire in-store IT management of applications is now done centrally on iVend Cloud.
- iVend Cloud provides a retailer the flexibility to scale up quickly, supporting IT deployments for everything from pop-up stores to more permanent expansions, and to scale down just as quickly when business conditions change.
- Till now, Large Retailers had to maintain IT infrastructure in-house with a plan for peak loads — which meant that at times the systems were not fully utilized or worse still, were overloaded. iVend Cloud takes away from the retailer this hassle of appropriate IT sizing.
- Forward looking fast growing retailers get an Enterprise Class Infrastructure and service without any discrimination.
- iVend Cloud represents a natural evolution to a truly omni channel retail enterprise with enhanced consumer experience providing store managers with real-time access to store operations from anywhere
Experience iVend Retail on Cloud
POS applications on the cloud are now a reality. There are many cloud based applications and numerous number of small retailers using iPad POS.
Benefits of cloud based applications not withstanding; mid-sized and even large Enterprise Retailers today want to have an Enterprise Class Retail Application on the Cloud.
Large Enterprise Retailers now have the unparalleled opportunity to have their traditional brick and mortar stores co-exist with stores on the cloud.
Business expansion with minimal IT footprint is now a distinct possibility. iVend Retail is amongst the first few Enterprise Class Retail Application Suite available on the cloud.