Retail process improvement
Like so many other industries, retail has seen some fundamental changes in customer behaviour and buying habits, as the pandemic accelerated the move away from the high street to online shopping.
Most of us have returned to the supermarkets – although grocery home delivery remains popular – but for many other goods, online shopping is our first port of call. This is made easier for consumers with the Amazon Prime model of flat monthly fees for delivery and other benefits. There are also a myriad of other click and collect options from Amazon Lockers to free delivery to local brand branches – all dedicated to ensuring that the last mile is as seamless as it can possibly be.
Retail contract management
Retail has had to adapt at pace with newfound agility – creating a raft of new contractual arrangements to ensure streamlined online purchasing, delivery and return options, and compliance with consumer rights. As a result the number of contracts which retailers now have to deal with have increased exponentially, and threaten to dominate the retail landscape to the detriment of smooth supply chain, effective marketing and timely fulfilment.
Supplier contract management
Contract management software can help retailers move away from manual processes and provide automation that takes the pressure off the day-to-day contract management. Tailored specifically to help retailers, Contract Insight is Four’s contract management software of choice and we can offer retailers many years of experience across the retail industry.
Contract Insight – contract management software from Four
At Four Business Solutions, we give our retail clients greater insight, sleeker operations and utter simplicity, no matter how complex their environment. Plus, we offer 24-hour a day support to this 24-hour industry. Our consultants provide unrivalled technology, industry knowledge and delivery experience, all of which help us implement integrated contract management and procurement solutions, with the regulatory compliance that best fit the needs of our clients. You can find out more about all the features of Contract Insight here.
iPOS procurement software
Four also support retailers to shore up their supply chain and fulfilment capabilities with the use of iPOS procurement software. iPOS is a state of the art internet tool with powerful workflow functionality which enables multiple approval while orders placed by users can be checked against budget in real time. Four is now an established specialist in the delivery of of procurement solutions for Great Plains and SunSystems users and recently deployed iPOS for Tesco – find out more about this project by clicking the link below.
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To find out how Contract Insight and/or iPOS can help your business flourish I these post-pandemic days, please complete the form here to get in touch.
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