The retail industry loves to talk about Omni-Channel, but does nothing to address it. That is about to change and the delay in addressing it is caused by confusion over the best strategy, perceived time, effort and costs.
Maybe you should address a strategy soon? No? before your competitors do.
There are three primary deployment strategies:
There are three application strategies:
So what is the best approach?
The best solution depends on your pain points, long-term goals, agility, circumstance and budget. However we can say this:
Here is why loosely-coupled should NOT be overlooked for Retail?
Performance, reliability, agility, customer experience and native ERP integration top the list!
A better approach is to use a single app that has the ability to ring up sales and that also supports important clienteling and endless aisle functions.
A "No Database" POS describes a simple sophisticated POS solution that uses the power of an underlying world-class business platform to store settings, customer data, products and transactions. This eliminates expensive and risky integration efforts.