Retail Software Market to Grow in Emerging States

Despite unfavorable economic conditions all over the world, the prospects for the retail software market look particularly promising in the emerging Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern European markets. A Frost & Sullivan analysis on world retail software market, finds that the retail software market earned revenues of over $9.31 billion in 2007. Of this, software licensing accounted for $3.07 billion in 2007 and will reach $5.88 billion in 2014.

The increased penetration and the transition toward organized retail in several countries across Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Latin America, coupled with increased liberalization and disposable incomes, present huge opportunities for the growth of the retail software market.

“The primary driver of the growth of the retail software industry is the growing focus on business integration and optimization,” said, Frost & Sullivan research analyst Prasanna Prakash.

Retailers have been substituting their legacy systems for modern day solutions built on industry-leading platforms facilitating the flow of business information across the entire value chain. As these solutions offer extensive performance enhancements, there is a wide scope for the uptake of advanced end-to-end solutions.

Retailers are mainly turning to customer-centric solutions and Business Intelligence (BI) to build customer loyalty and improve the customer shopping experience. Solutions such as customer relationship management (CRM) enable retailers to target premium customers using customized promotions and advertisements, thereby increasing the customer lifetime value (CLV) involved. Investing in cross-channel solutions can also result in effective understanding and management of their business.

Besides reducing total cost of ownership, retail software also assists in providing uniform brand communication across various channels. Optimization across the various processes and channels allows the retailer to respond quickly and more efficiently to customer requirements.

Retailers are hesitant to invest in solutions such as point-of-sale (POS) upgrades and other additional expenditures on hardware as investments have taken a backseat to cost-cutting during the current economic slowdown. SaaS can help counter this by reducing upfront capital expenditure. It is leased out to retailers on a yearly basis and its SOA, allows the software modules to be used as middleware once SOA has been deployed in the store.

“The growing popularity of the SaaS model and packaged solutions in Asia Pacific and Latin America will gradually make the solutions more affordable for small and medium sized enterprises. Further, to overcome competitive pressures from regional vendors, global vendors need to increasingly focus on after-sales services, such as maintenance and consulting, and customized solutions,” said Prakash.


Falabella Hypermarkets to Upgrade POS at 200+ Stores

falabellaFalabella S.A.C.I., a Latin American retailer with more than 200 supermarkets, department stores and home improvement stores throughout the region, plans to install a new point-of-sale in more than 1,700 POS lanes in its Supermarket Division in Chile and Peru as part of its push for state-of-the-art technology throughout its operations.

The retailer will install the Retalix StoreLine POS system for the implementation, which also includes Fujitsu TeamPOS 3000 XL POS terminals and Datalogic hand-held scanners.

“This rollout with Retalix is part of an aggressive investment plan to implement state-of-the-art, world-class information technology to offer the best levels of security, agility and efficiency in all our operations,” said Cesar Hashimoto, CIO of Falabella’s Supermarket Division. “Our IT investments are helping us to increase efficiencies at the point-of-sale to enhance customer service and the shopping experience, as well as procurement, distribution and inventory in our supermarkets — all to the benefit and satisfaction of our customers.”

The StoreLine application contains advanced POS functionality that supports customer loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a variety of electronic payment services.

Retalix is working with Bell Tech in Chile and Peru to provide hardware, project management and ongoing support for new store openings.

Falabella operates department stores, home improvement centers, grocery hypermarkets, financial retail operations and real estate ventures in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia. The company achieved consolidated revenues of more than $5.7 billion in 2007, while investing a record of more than $600 million in capital expenditures.

Advanced Restaurant POS (exe)

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Advanced Restaurant POS,

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Advanced Retail POS (exe)

Advanced Retail POS is a POS software for retail order entry and purchase orders with Touchscreen capability. It is easy-to-use and designed to address the needs of small businesses. No matter what type of business you operate, our Retail POS will help you easily and effectively. Use Advanced Retail POS in all types of small businesses selling products. This POS/Inventory Control software is a high-quality, easy to use, accurate and multi-user Retail management application that includes inventory, customer management, vendor management, Account Receivable, Account Payable, Barcode Printing and comes with extensive reporting tools. Version 1.3 includes CreditCard/Gift Card Swipe capability and an interface to the X-Charge Payment Processing software.

Format: Software | Size: 6,097KB | Date: Jun 2007 | Version: 1.3 | System Requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP | License: Free to try | Price: $499.00 | Limitations: 15-use in 7 days trial | Screen Shot | Downloads: 32

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