iVend Retail enhances the in-store shopping experience with a powerful & fully-integrated retail management system. Available on terminal / mobile devices, its multi-store, multi-user, e-commerce, loyalty-ready abilities makes retailers engage with shoppers to a new level.
Terminal POS is the traditional POS application packed with multitude of features and is the execution point for configurations done at the Head Office which include pricing, discounts, promotions, tender types, layaways, and returns. It’s easy to use intuitive user interface and can be operated using a touch screen or keyboard.
Why is iVend Retail different
Stock Management with Handheld Devices
The Handheld module in iVend POS allows users to manage store inventory using a handheld device running Windows Mobile OS version 6.0 or 6.5. Transactions such as Good Receipt PO, Stock Transfer Shipment & Receipt, Goods Issue & Receipt, Goods Return to Vendor, Stock Take, item Lookup can be performed using the handheld device.
SMS integration in iVend Retail has been incorporated with the aim of benefitting retailers and their customers. Retailers can now send SMS notifications to their registered customers. This is in addition to the email notifications that can be sent out from the application. Retailers can also SMS specific keywords to the application to receive configured reports via email.
A Merchandise Hierarchy is a reporting structure under which sales and inventories of products are tracked and managed. The function of the merchandise hierarchy is to categorize products into manageable levels for effective planning and reporting. Merchandise hierarchy has multiple levels with the highest level providing an overall enterprise view and then narrowing down to families or classes of products.
Merchandise Hierarchy in iVend Retail allows to:
- Define multiple Merchandise Hierarchies in the system
- Attach more than one Merchandise Hierarchy to individual products
- Top down reporting at all Merchandise Hierarchy levels
A central activity in any retail organization, sales forecast enables the retailer to take informed business decisions regarding inventory, cash flow or plan for growth. Forecasting in iVend Retail provides a wide range of forecasting models with an automatic “best pick” option. Forecasts can be generated based on product, product group, product categories and merchandise hierarchy. Furthermore the forecast can be consumed in Replenishment Planning calculations.
iVend Dashboard Designer allows creation of fully interactive business intelligence dashboards for iVend users. iVend Dashboards include a completely optimized drag and drop feature for faster creation of dashboards. These dashboards created can either be viewed from within iVend Management Console or viewed in any standard browser using the iVend web viewer. With iVend Dashboards, interactive drill down reports can also be created which can be viewed using a web browser.
Inventory Control to Avert Stock-Outs
iVend Retail delivers complete visibility across retail chain. POS operators can view entire stock across stores or at the main warehouse/distribution center at the POS. In the unlikely event of stock outs, POS operators can put items on order and fulfill them from other stores or at a later date by replenishing stock from the distribution center.
Transaction Server for On-Demand Transactional Data Access
iVend Transaction Server helps to optimize the retail environment by significantly reducing the load of data replication across the stores over the internet. With iVend Transaction Server it is not necessary to replicate the transaction data across retail stores. All transactions are stored centrally.
The POS at stores can lookup transactions locally from the store database and if transactions are not available locally then they can be retrieved from the Enterprise Server via the Transaction Server.