Keep your options open, Eurostop tells retailers as 75% select cloud-based solutions Wednesday 29 July 2015 PDF Print Retailers should remain flexible to adjust as business requirements change. We ensure clients have a choice between cloud and on-premise solutions Choosing a supplier that offers cloud and in-house IT, frees retailers to concentrate on their core business Eurostop, the leading supplier to the fashion, footwear and lifestyle sectors, has seen demand for cloud-based retail solutions increase significantly in 2015, with 75% of new customers selecting cloud. In a paper published today, Eurostop suggests that retailers should select a supplier that allows them to keep their hosting options open when considering retail management systems. Retailers should be able to focus on the systems functionality, and not be constrained by the available IT infrastructure, which may require changes with growth and over time. Eurostop’s article entitled; “Keep your options open, Cloud vs In-house. Which one is best?” discusses the benefits of cloud versus in-house systems. It claims that while the cloud provides flexible and scalable IT systems for growth, capital investment on in-house servers provide faster access, better control over data and can result in payback within 18 months. Marcus Ardeman, Sales Executive at Eurostop, said; "As a well-established supplier to the retail sector for over twenty five years, we have seen how customers require varied solutions to support their business at different times. Despite the current trend for cloud, which we are happy to supply, we recommend keeping your options open. “Ideally retail systems should be available either via the traditional local server method or as a full cloud solution. Retailers should remain flexible to adjust as business requirements change. We ensure clients have a choice between cloud and on-premise solutions, which they can change as their businesses evolve.” For retail companies considering subscribing to cloud systems, the main benefits are no reliance on fixed servers, real time access to data, scalability and simple software upgrades. However, some retailers may prefer a local server based infrastructure, due to unreliable ‘internet’ connectivity, for security issues or that is easier to utilise integration tools when all software is stored locally. For a copy of the article, please contact Andreina West, firstname.lastname@example.org, or download a copy from the Eurostop website: www.eurostop.com. ends NOTES TO EDITORS About Eurostop Founded in 1990, with operations in London, Singapore and Shanghai, Eurostop provides complete solutions for Retail Management for the Fashion, Footwear and General Merchandise sectors encompassing both hardware and software. Eurostop’s flagship products consist of: e-rmis: A suite of head office management applications. e-pos: EPOS system for standalone shops, concessions and franchises that can be easily integrated with e-rmis for larger users. Mobile POS: wireless/mobile e-pos designed to run on Windows tablets with integrated Chip & PIN – ideal for boutique environments where there is less emphasis on the central payment desk e-commerce: Responsive e commerce solutions customised for independent retailers that provides a hosted and fully integrated service. e-cubes: Data Mining. A bespoke reporting tool which allows the slicing and dicing of data as well as selective publication of results and graphical representation. e-time: The capture of staff working hours which aids in monitoring both stores’ and staff performances and productivity. e-fulfilment: Intelligent optimisation of e-commerce orders for multi-channel retailers. e-manager: Middleware layer that enables the fast, reliable synchronisation of product and pricing data from most major ERP solutions to your e-pos estate. All Eurostop’s solutions can be fully integrated with other management and business systems, and all major ERP systems. As well as advising on and supplying suitable hardware, Eurostop also undertakes training, support and custom development. Its systems are available in several different languages including Chinese. Eurostop has accreditation for Chip and PIN solutions, and together with partners Anderson Zaks and YESPay, provides a Chip and PIN managed service. High profile customers include: Aquascutum, Ann Summers, Ben Sherman, Cambridge Satchel Company, DAKS, Ghost, Help for Heroes, Joseph, Marie-Chantal, Lotus Cars, Pretty Green, Pentland Brands Plc, Speedo, Trespass and many more. For more information visit: EUROSTOP or contact: Editors’ Contacts Deborah Loh Eurostop Limited Tel: 020 8991 2700 Email: email@example.com Andreina West PR Artistry Limited Tel: 01491 639500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of PR Artistry in the following categories: Retail & Fashion, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.