1. We cut down the time required to prepare POS for Markets from 2 days down to about 6 hours. Our previous POS solution was a third-party application that was not connected to our accounts receivable records (customers) or our products and inventory. This disconnected platform required a manual batch update before each Market of all customer records, in addition to the product and price records from the inventory system.
2. We improved visibility into the sales revenues and products sold during a Market to near real time, versus the prior timeframe of 1-2 days after the Market had ended. Our previous POS application required a manual batch download after each Market, which generally occurred 1-2 days after the Market event was over. This data then had to be converted into a format that would allow AlfaPeople to import it into their ecommerce environment. This entire process consumed 2-3 days after every market.
3. We dramatically enhanced our ability to manage orders with items that have different ship dates, since Retail allows us to take one order from the customer, then leverage the Pick List Registration and Packing Slip functionality of AX. The previous POS application required us to split the order if a customer ordered items with different ship dates, and import them into the ecommerce environment separately.