Cloud computing is a hot topic. In the retail and restaurant space, the term is often misused and misunderstood. Some resellers are resistant to cloud-based POS due to a lack of knowledge and experience. In an attempt to educate retail and restaurant POS dealers on what cloud really means to them, Business Solutions magazine recently spoke with Mike Burris, CEO of Aeris POS Systems/Essential Elements, a cloud-based POS software provider.
In the following article, Burris explains why point of sale dealers should consider this "new" way of business. He also arms VARs with the information they need to compare cloud POS offerings and overcome potential customer objections. Finally, he goes over the sticky subject of compensating sales employees on cloud-based solutions.
So much is changing in the world of retail, creating new opportunities and threats for VARs and software developers who operate in this vertical. One of the biggest trends driving much innovation is mobility. In the following article, Business Solutions magazine's editor-in-chief Mike Monocello sits down with Dave Crist, Senior vice president sales and marketing for Brother Mobile Solutions. Crist provides both VARs and ISVs actionable information on the latest trends in retail.
This white paper from Honeywell examines the strengths and weaknesses of the different connectivity options both inside and outside the four walls. It looks at 802.11, WWAN, and Satellite.
If you are like many business owners or managers, your financial books are in good order, well organized and automated via QuickBooks™, but your inventory processes and recordkeeping lag.
Coca-Cola Enterprises performs the warehousing and delivery for Coca-Cola products, stocking and delivering pallets of products to grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail locations. They were experiencing problems with their inventory control for tools used to repair fleet truck and inventory control of product leaving the warehouse.
This case study from CognitiveTPG takes a look at Copper Mountain Resort as it was searching for a system to effectively manage its rental equipment inventory between five store locations and expedite the rental process for its skiers and boarder.
Planet Aid is a non-profit organization headquartered in Massachusetts dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries through its clothing collection and recycling program across the United States.
Nielsen is one of the leading research companies in the world. They provide various research services, mostly for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), which provide retailers and manufacturers market analysis for product development and related business decisions.
This case study from AVG takes a look at Friendly Computers, an IT support company offering support services to local businesses and residential break/fix services in the Georgetown, Texas area. The owner, Bill Schubert, was given the opportunity to be one of the first resellers to try AVG CloudCare™
VARs continue to face a challenging economic climate heading into 2013. Margins have been under continued budget pressure and scrutiny during the past few years, plus growing challenges from online product sales threaten established revenue opportunities.