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The 101 on Retail Management

The 101 on retail management.

Contrary to popular belief, retail management is not a simple job that allows customers to be right all the time. Instead, retail management can determine whether or not a retail business closes its door; whether or not it retains its staff; and whether or not the business is able to keep up with its competitors. However, when hiring for retail management positions, business leaders can often overlook the essential management basics that determines successes or failures. In an effort to ensure that the doors to your organisation remain open, we share the 101 on retail management:

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Skills for Effective Retail Management

Skills for effective retail management.

The retail industry, the world over, is a tough vertical that often needs refinement in terms of management due to the fast-paced change that occurs within short periods of time. Very often, the success of a retail outlet lies in the capabilities of the management team. If you are looking to improve your retail business, it might be time to review and improve upon your management skills. Here are the most important skills for effective retail management:  

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Key Features to Look for in Your Next ERP

Key features to look for in your next ERP.

There is no denying the fact that data makes the world go ‘round and managing your business’ data and various parts of information in a transparent, organised, integrated and effective manner is key. One of the best ways to ensure that you are part of it is to invest in a reliable and high-quality ERP solution. However, as various data components become more important, it is important to consider a solution that can future-proof your business as opposed to leaving you disappointed. While selecting the right ERP solution for your business can be overwhelming, it is important to choose a system that suits your business. Here are five keys features to look for when making your decision:

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Top ERP Features that Help Engage Millennial Users

Top ERP features that help engage millenial users.

The first generation to grow up with uninterrupted access to technology and information are the Millennials. Millennials are perceived as a tough market to understand which often translates into the workplace. Employers are not sure how to navigate the needs of millennial employees or might not be ready for such changes yet, which can lead to unnecessary confrontation and resentment. So, how does an organisation meet the needs of the millennial target group? When it comes to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), we’ve got a few tips to share. If you’re looking to engage millennial users, here are the top ERP features that will help you achieve this:

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Four Reasons Why SMEs Need an ERP Strategy

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Enterprise Resource Planning helps businesses make better decisions, improves productivity, mitigates various risks, and assists in reducing costs. Not every small business has an implemented, water-tight ERP strategy though. If you are looking to scale your business, an ERP strategy would be your first step toward success. Here are four reasons why every small business should consider an ERP solution:

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Essential ERP Requirements: What You Need to Know

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When it comes to choosing or implementing an ERP strategy in your business, it is important to consider the foundation necessary to ensure its success. An effective ERP solution can be very costly, which is why it is important to ensure that all your requirements are met. If you are looking to implement an ERP solution in your business, take a look at our list of essential ERP requirements:

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How Measurement & Evaluation Lead to Informed Business Decisions

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When it comes to making informed business decisions, measurement and evaluation can make significant differences to your business. In fact, when it comes to making business decisions, accurate measurement and evaluation should be at the top of any business’ priority list as it can help improve on the various requirements of wholesalers, distributors, merchants and retailers.

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New Year, New ERP Solution

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With the New Year comes a new opportunity to rework your business and improve on practices that fell short the year before. It is a time of reflection and introspection that will end in a new, fresh business strategy and direction. While some businesses may use this time to rework some of their existing processes, others will use the time to review their existing business solutions and tools, and invest in more advanced, updated solutions.

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The Benefits of a Loyalty Programme

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From encouraging the loyalty of existing customers to encouraging the loyalty of new customers, a loyalty programme can give a retail business a significant boost in both awareness and turnover. If you are thinking about implementing a loyalty programme but are not sold on the idea just yet, take a look at our list of convincing benefits before you make a decision:

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How to Win Over the Budget-Conscious Shopper

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With the festive season in full-swing, retail businesses are looking for various ways in which to win over their most complicated shoppers. From the big spenders to budget-conscious, it is important to cater to all shopping styles. However, there is no denying the fact that it is much tougher to cater for the budget-conscious shopper, especially in a strained economic climate. Here are our top four tips on how to win over shoppers who are looking for a little more bang for their buck.

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