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As a small to medium-sized retailer, you know it’s tough doing business right now. Besides constant competitive pressures from home and abroad which has become the new norm, you are also faced with macroeconomic and other factors that are out of your control.
To start with, retailers are more likely than businesses in other sectors to go to the wall.
A survey by American Express and RFi Group of almost 1,000 small operators found that one in three fear they will shut their doors in the next three to five years.
Stagnant wages across the economy, along with an uncertain economic outlook, means reduced consumer confidence with shoppers keeping their money in their pockets.
On top of all that, retail and other small businesses are facing rising costs on all fronts – energy prices, increasing overheads and staff costs to name a few. Combine that with difficulty in securing finance and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture.
The good news is there are things you can control.
Look inside your business and you’ll see there are steps you can take to find efficiencies. That means lower costs and bigger profits even if nothing else changes. An ERP solution helps reduce manual tasks, increase efficiencies, provide greater management control and drive real cost savings.
You may have already considered an ERP solution for your business. But nothing offered the comprehensive range of features and functions you needed without an exorbitant price tag. Sure, there were ‘off-the-shelf’ options, but they lacked functionality, ability to customise and wouldn’t be able to grow with your business over time.
That’s why we created Jumpstart by QDOS – all the features you need in a package that fits your budget. Best of all, it can be up and running in as little as two weeks.
There’s a lot to be gained when you adopt the right ERP solution. Automate and simplify common and mundane tasks to execute them faster which helps reduce staff costs, or allows you to redeploy people to higher value activities.
Improved inventory management is a key benefit of an ERP system. Poor inventory management happens when you don’t have accurate, real-time data about what stock you have on hand, and where it is. This leads to out-of-stock situations, missed sales and re-ordering inventory unnecessarily. The 2017 Zebra Retail Vision Study found that reducing stock-outs and overstocks can lower overall inventory costs by 10 percent.
But that’s just the start. Jumpstart by QDOS includes a comprehensive set of powerful features to set you up for success:
An important point of difference is that you have access to local support teams, who speak your language.
“Blown away”. That’s how management of award-winning craft beer brewery CBC described the order screen when QDOS was switched on for the first time in the business. Simple red, orange and green circles showing inventory levels at a glance provided immediate value to the Colonial Brewing Company team, who were looking for advanced warehouse and inventory management capabilities. As CBC discovered, when you have real-time information, you have more control of your business.
Retail is a fast-moving business, and change is constant. You need to have confidence that the ERP system you adopt now will be able to grow along with your business. That’s the beauty of Jumpstart by QDOS. It has all the features you need right now in an affordable package, and you can purchase additional modules and licenses to suit your future needs.
There’s also the mid-tier and enterprise versions of QDOS for when your business grows to the next level.
We understand that small to medium-sized businesses don’t have the resources of larger competitors, but you need access to the same tools they use. Jumpstart by QDOS allows you to get started fast with a comprehensive range of features and functions, all delivered on a cloud-based platform that is easy to access and use.
Scale faster, do more and reduce costs with Jumpstart by QDOS