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Use a hybrid on premise and cloud backup strategy

Don’t just back up: back up to the Cloud

Cloud technology has paved the way for us to enjoy greater mobility, connectivity and interactivity than ever before. In the retail environment, this has also enabled greater competition, operational improvement and customer satisfaction.

Every day, a growing majority of Australian businesses utilise the cloud. It’s an efficient, economical and secure way to manage email, financials, document storage and more – yet when it comes to backing up their systems and data, numerous business owners still rely on a physical, onsite process.

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Microsoft Dynamics and data integration

Why Integration Is Key to Growth: How Microsoft Dynamics Can Grow Your Business

To remain competitive in the Australian marketplace, business owners must not only implement current technology, they must innovate. Systems for streamlining operations, such as Customer Relationship (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) have grown exponentially in response to this need, but in many businesses they don’t fulfil their potential to drive business growth because they operate independently.Read More

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Accoutnign Integration

It All Adds Up: Why Integrate Your Accounting with POS?

When it comes to business performance, time is money. Yet there are tasks every retailer must do to keep the wheels turning that aren’t directly income producing. So how can you spend more time and resources working on your business, rather than in it?

Today the solution is increasingly found in the cloud. And two of the most impactful areas this technology can help are your point of sale (POS) system and accounting. Imagine the possibilities if these two systems could be integrated!

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eCommerce for independent retailers

3 Reasons Why You Need An E-commerce Site

The digital age has changed the face of Australian retail. Tech-savvy, time-poor consumers are increasingly looking for ways to meet their needs better, faster and cheaper.

In retail, delivering the greatest product and service value is even more critical. Customers want a retailer who’s responsive, convenient and able to fulfil their shopping list week in, week out – whether that list contains one item or one hundred.

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HaaS is scalable and cost effective

3 Key Ways Hardware-As-A-Service Helps Your Business

To succeed in today’s technology driven world, Australian businesses are increasingly compelled to improve operational efficiency and over-deliver on value in order to secure a competitive advantage. No matter what size the business, the IT function plays a pivotal role in achieving this. But often the very technology that drives operations is also one of its greatest drains on financial and human resources.

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Store layout heat mapping adds to business intelligence

Real customer insights drive your store success

The modern retail environment is a far cry from that of just a couple of decades ago. The rise of online shopping and social media, along with a growing desire amongst consumers to understand and be understood by brands and businesses, means that many of us now have multiple interactions with a retailer before visiting a physical store.

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Securing your point of sale systems is critical

How Secure Are You? 6 Tips To Make Your POS Safe

Technology adds value to our business world in many ways, helping us work smarter, faster and more efficiently than ever before. It arms retailers incredible customer insights to drive marketing activities, streamlines inventory and stock control and helps optimise staff resources and service delivery. But as retailers embrace all the capabilities today’s point of sale (POS) technology offers, they may also open the door to cyber crimes that could stall or completely disable their business.

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Merlin Mobile payment

3 Key Benefits of Mobile Payments

Today’s retailer faces a rate of change that is unprecedented. Franchises and independent stores vie for the business of increasingly tech savvy and time poor consumers. At the same time, storeowners and managers must stay abreast of local and international trends in order to compete in a global marketplace.

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How to develop an effective strategic partnership

8 Critical Success Factors to an Effective Strategic Partnership

At no point in history has it become more important to understand the phrase, “stick to your knitting.” Although in a rapidly changing world, doing the same thing better won’t necessarily help. Consequently, what ‘knitting’ should you focus on and how might you source the necessary ‘knitting’ capabilities needed? In this editorial we’ll provide you a framework that allows you to develop an approach to understand your motivations and the necessary partnership structures to develop successful outcomes.

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Point of sale and technology retail success

How a strong partnership helps Morgan’s IGA and Supa IGA Dromana succeed

The life lesson goes something like this, “we can’t be experts in everything, so surround yourself with smart people and you will be on the path to success.” Customers are becoming more discerning not only wanting cheaper prices but also an experience that is emotionally satisfying. Competitors are trying to out-compete each other, often through supply chain optimisation and technology driven innovations. However, the increasing pace of technological change creates challenges to keep up with technology driven customer service and operational innovations. The rapid pace of change and competition means you need to be a retail and customer service expert and critically think how you source the right technological skills and capabilities.

To compete effectively requires a strategy of differentiation and innovation as customers continue to pursue price and experience. A key way to achieve this strategy is for business owners to establish partnerships with suppliers who understand their business and competitive environment. This partnership should help them create new value propositions as well as manage core business systems and activities. This was achieved by both Morgan’s IGA and Supa IGA Dromana in partnership with GPK Group, a Victorian headquartered managed services and retail technology solutions provider.

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