Press Release Summary:
Integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP, suite consists of Credit Card Advantage for Mail Order Telephone Order, eStore Solution Stack for eCommerce, and Retail Advantage for brick-and-mortar stores that use Microsoft RMS. Products enable retailers to manage inventory and sales from e-commerce and physical storefronts via single interface. Optional e-commerce add-on allows retailers to combine power of web catalogs, online commerce, and call center selling with in-store experience.
Original Press Release:
Nodus Launches Industry's First Comprehensive Product Suite for Mid-Size Multi-Channel Retailers
Integration of Multi-Channel Retail Information with ERP Improves Reporting and Business Management Capabilities for Small- and Mid-Sized Retailers
Claremont, CA, July 10, 2007 - Nodus Technologies, Inc., - a leading business process automation company - announced the industry's first comprehensive product suite designed for small- and mid-size multi-channel retailers. Presented during the Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference, the product suite consists of Credit Card Advantage for Mail Order Telephone Order, eStore Solution Stack for eCommerce, and Retail Advantage for brick-and-mortar stores who use Microsoft RMS. Fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP, this suite enables retailers to manage inventory and sales from ecommerce and physical storefronts via a single interface.
Managing multiple retail channels with different software packages is inefficient and ineffective. To keep pace with the big companies, today's retailers need a cohesive strategy for managing inventory for both their online stores and physical stores, as well as a strategy for using web stores to enhance the customer's experience. With this solution Nodus gives small- and mid-size multi-channel retailers a competitive advantage across every sales channel.
"This is the first time that small- and mid-size multi-channel retailers have access to an out-of-the-box product suite," said Simon Lam, COO, Nodus Technologies, Inc. "This cost-effective, highly customizable suite provides them with complete retail data warehousing capabilities for vital data mining and business intelligence reporting so they can compete with large retailers on a much more level ground."
In creating the Multi-Channel Retail Suite, Nodus leveraged its expertise in integrating the ERP component with ecommerce, mail order telephone order and retail operations. Optional ecommerce add-on allows retailers to combine the power of web catalogs, online commerce and call center selling with the in-store experience all through one centralized back-office.
In a consumer survey commissioned by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP during the 2006 year-end holiday season, an unprecedented 63% of shoppers said they went to the retailer's website searching for product or store information before shopping at the store. With consumers trending toward a blended shopping experience, retailers can no longer afford to consider ecommerce and physical stores as two separate entities.
"By fully integrating these components with their financial and accounting systems, multi-channel retailers can now view real-time sales, inventory and purchasing information," said Lam. "This gives them the ability to quickly respond to market demands, effectively manage their supply chains and enables them to streamline their operations."
About Nodus Technologies, Inc.
Nodus® Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic payment and business process automation software for small and mid-size companies. Nodus leverages Service Oriented Architecture and web services technologies to provide cost effective, comprehensive: e-commerce, electronic payments and retail management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics® ERP. Please visit www.nodus.com for more information on Nodus® business solutions - eStore Solution Stack, Retail Advantage, ePay Advantage, Credit Card Advantage, and other products and services.
Nodus Technologies, Inc. Claremont, California. 909-482-4701 www.nodus.com