RPE Solutions Streamlines Retail Services to Enhance Merchandising


Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2016 -- To keep pace with the changing marketplace, retail leaders face complex, evolving and challenging issues. PCI/security, e-commerce, mobile, clienteling, PLM, BI and merchandising must work together to create a seamless shopping experience for both the consumer and store associate.

Retailers need merchandise management systems that provide real time information delivered on a variety of devices. "There must be a single version of the truth with a modern look and feel," said Rob Henneke, executive vice president, RPE Solutions. Interfacing disparate solutions for merchandise allocation, planning, replenishment and e-commerce that run on various platforms is no longer manageable or acceptable.

"At RPE Solutions, we recognize the need for robust solutions, and are continually examining software offerings from many different vendors," said Henneke. With more than 16 years of retail consulting experience, RPE Solutions has seen its share of solutions that address only a few specific issues, but have gaps in other areas. To provide a seamless shopping experience, retailers require more modern, single platform solutions.

"We believe our established partnerships with leading ISPs allow us to deliver a total solution including software, implementation and support services as well as secure cloud hosting and managed services," said Henneke.

The goal for forward thinking retailers is real time data and information delivered at the desktop or while on the go. Providing easy, but secure, access to sales, inventory, customer information, vendor and PO status, and other key information is necessary.

"The days of batch processes that run overnight, access to data only when at your desktop and the need to access multiple systems in order to see a complete picture of the business are no longer acceptable," added Henneke.

Most merchandise management systems allow for SKU creation, inventory tracking, price changes and other basic functionality. In reality, a true merchandise management system must also interact with many other systems such as POS, warehouse, e-commerce and CRM. Helping retailers select, implement and support the right merchandise allocation, planning, replenishment, PLM, POS and other necessary systems to meet unique business processes is always the goal at RPE Solutions.

About RPE Solutions
RPE Solutions helps retailers integrate people, process and IT to deliver innovative merchandising and supply chain solutions. RPE focuses on business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning and systems implementation. RPE also provides cloud solutions including hosting, systems management and Data Center services. Areas of expertise include JDA Software, Jesta I.S., Multidev Technologies and most leading software solutions and IBM, Lenovo and Toshiba hardware. RPE has been implementing, managing and hosting merchandising and supply chain solutions for leading retailers since 1999 including Boy Scouts of America, francesca's, It'Sugar, Michael Kors, Newfoundland Labrador Liquor, Papyrus, Rexall, rue21, Spencer's, vineyard vines and many more.

For more information, visit http://www.rpesolutions.com