August 11, 2016

What’s store virtualization?

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So much of your stores’ success depends on how your individual team members work together, and good communication is a huge part of building a great team.

When it comes to retail operations, how your individual technologies work together is just as important. Chances are, you’re dealing with a lot of systems, manual steps and time-consuming processes when it comes to handling and managing cash. If bill counters, cash recyclers, time and attendance and general ledger solutions aren’t connected and able to communicate, you won’t be able to maximize their value to their organization.

So how do you get your systems speaking the same language and communicating like you expect your employees to? Store virtualization.

Store virtualization provides the connected infrastructure your systems and devices need to communicate. When you don’t have to deal with each of your systems separately, you’re empowered to make data-driven decisions that improve your business.

A platform that includes store virtualization (an abstraction layer that collects, aggregates and presents data from all your systems and devices) simplifies the implementation, management and data collection of your technologies – regardless of type, manufacturer or location. Store virtualization helps:

  • Make it easier to implement new systems and incorporate existing technologies
  • Increase security thanks to less manual interaction with systems by store employees
  • Create a flexible environment that lets you to choose hardware that best fits the operational needs of individual locations

You expect the best teamwork and communication from your employees, so it makes sense to expect the same from your technology. Read the store virtualization white paper to learn more.

 

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