IT solutions for large - scale distribution and retail


23 June 2016 by vsalaris


IT solutions for retail

A focus on the impact and prospects of ICT in the Retail and LD sector, also with regard to the trends of corporate investments.

Edited by Marketing Department

The trade - wholesale and retail - is worth about 12% of Italian GDP. The role of this sector has great importance also for the employment dynamics, given that the trade employs about 15% of the total of Italian workers.

Specifically, the sector of retail trade is affected by several phenomena that are rapidly changing its scenario, including a strong change in the purchasing habits of Italians, increasingly projected towards digital solutions. The percentages of online shoppers are growing, and even more is increaesing the number of those seeking information on the Internet about products before purchase. Thus, companies operating in the retail and LD sector need to work on all phases of the buying process, with the goal to fully understand their consumers and guide their choices.

Zucchetti Group, thanks to an experience resulting from numerous projects in the field, is an experienced partner that can support the process of modernization in one of the sectors that can get more benefits from the digitalization of its own processes. The Zucchetti softwares, available both in license and in Cloud mode, allow you on one hand to improve the efficiency of processes and business performance, and on the other to increase sales, responding to customer demand for a more personalized shopping experience.

As for technological solutions that seem to play greater appeal, recent studies indicate that the investment priorities of the sector are intended for IT projects creating new connections in orer to develop new types of user experience across all contact channels and sale assets.

Thus, Retail and LD companies that need to manage all business processes (from accounting and tax warehouses to intelligent logistics) strongly need to rely on ERP software in web technology. ERP systems like Mago integrate with Zucchetti CRM and DMS systems, for a state-of-the-art management system.

Workforce Management is another crucial point that allows you to manage all aspects associated to the presence in retail outlets on the territory, streamlining the activities of the staff offices and reducing the related errors. The effectiveness of this type of solution is powered by the seamless integration with the suite HR Infinity Global Solution by Zucchetti for the complete management of personnel, in all respects.

An essential factor is Work Health and Safety, that is why Zucchetti offers a set of products able to give each store the complete autonomy on the individual processes, all under the control of headquarters.

In order to speed up the process and ensure reliability and flexibility, the POS solutions by Zucchetti Group transform the traditional cash registers into multifunctional systems that allow you to analyze sales, plan activities and retain customers, with the possibility to implement additional IT applications.

Business Intelligence also dominates the sector's priorities, to have immediately available information and immediate interpretation of data: InfoBusiness solution by Zucchetti is able to support strategic decisions in this regard .

Last, but not least important aspect is certainly the control of the means of transport. Zucchetti offers for this purpose the satellite tracking system called Remote Angel Fleet, able to realize a constant monitoring of fuel consumption and distances, optimization of working time, in addition to the means and business planning.

For more information, please visit the website dedicated to the Retail and Large-scale Distribution sector: http://www.software-retail.it/website/cms/home.html





Extensions for Mago.Net: New needs, new solutions!


29 June 2010 by nazam


     

The upcoming 3.2 release of Mago.net, besides providing a manifold of new functionalities, will allow using new licenses specifically created to satisfy various utilisation scenarios of the ERP software, while fulfilling the most recent requirements set forth by many enterprises.     

by Fabrizio Perricone
Product Marketing Manager


Being holder of a "User license" is necessary if wishing to utilise Mago.net. Just as for all business software, the user license is a "justifying document" (or voucher) which authorises the legitimate use of the software, hence keeping the user safe from any type of undesired surprise in case of inspection or verifications by the authorities.

Every now and then, it does happen (also if in totally good faith) that the user utilises the regularly licensed software beyond the license terms and conditions: this situation can be very dangerous especially because it could lead to severe sanctions.  

Microarea, wishing to satisfy all of the latest needs and requirements brought forth by its users, has decided to introduce four (4) new licenses that guarantee the safe use of Mago.net also in the following situations:

  • use of Mago.net for the managing of multiple companies (Multi-company extension);
  • stand-alone installation for "disconnected" use (Standalone extension);
  • utilisation for testing purposes (Test extension);
  • installation on backup server (Backup extension).

Lets us now see more thoroughly the meaning of the various extensions.

The multi-company extension allows managing companies being controlled or connected by means of one sole Mago.net installation. The multi-company extension, needless to say, is highly useful to business groups or holding companies! Furthermore, activating the multi-company extension allows to activate free of charge the module for the multi-company balance management!...and there is more: in the near future, specific functionalities will be provided to all of those who will activate the multi-company extension, as for example the possibility for the companies belonging to the same group to share the masters.

The standalone extension offers the possibility of replicating the company installation on a single PC (on a notebook for example) and ensures the utilisation of the information found on the company database. The latter extension allows keeping your company always "by your side", also when disconnected from the company servers. 

The Microarea test extension offers its users a tool capable of safely managing the test installations on server (should they be virtual or physical), replicating the company installation as well as including 2 CAL floating. The test extension is particularly useful to medium-large enterprises needing to perform in depth testing before setting to production a new software version. 

The backup extension could also be called "S.O.S. extension": in fact, it ensures operative continuance also in case of the company server being blocked or out of order. The extension allows installing the exact copy (in regards of modules and CALs) of the Mago.net purchased configuration on a backup server (normally turned off). Should a crash, downfall or any other type of block of the company server take place, the backup server can be activated given the fact it is already configured, and hence ready to guarantee to the entire company operative continuance.         

The extensions can be accumulated: they are not mutually exclusive.

Have you identified the extension which best suits your company or are you not yet sure of using Mago.net as stated by the terms and conditions of the license agreement? Contact your Microarea Reseller referral, he will swiftly provide you with the desired answer! 

Furthermore, if you wish to receive additional information, please visit on our website the section Software Licenses FAQ.







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