Mt. Arlington, NJ– STORIS release 9.9 marks the continued tradition of the industry software leader delivering new feature sets to their clients every 6 months. New revisions continue to offer increased functionality as simultaneous development occurs across STORIS’ ERP, eCommerce platform, and Kiosk.
“What it takes to run a retail operation across channels is changing every day. In 9.9, we addressed key areas of functionality across our solution that help retailers manage their inventory, unified supply chain, and customer-facing interactions better than ever before,” stated Vice President of Application Development, Dom Costantino.
On the inventory management side, enhancements to bulk data import processes surrounding product entry, image upload, Ashley Catalog load, and EDI have been streamlined for greater efficiency. This allows STORIS clients to reduce time maintaining products and imagery for both in-store and website operations.
On the logistics side of STORIS, Radio Frequency Barcode processes were enhanced to capture more detailed product information to expedite warehouse processes. Calculations for vendor lead days were extended to warehouse and store settings to optimize supply chain management. These features are increasingly important due to the competitive nature of delivery logistics.
Financing capabilities are another area of focus in 9.9 that extends to POS processing and online finance applications. The ability to capture separate addresses for billing, delivery, and financing was added. Retailers can also see open balance by customer regardless of channel, enabling them to make smart financial decisions. Also, a new Revolving Payment estimator allows retailers to work with their customers to compare plan and payment options to make educated decisions before confirming financing.
Special ordering configuration is a critical differentiator to merchandising in home furnishings. STORIS enhanced upon their proven process, reducing the time it takes to upload special order options and sub-options. On the front-end of their Point of Sale, retailers can more easily choose configuration options. This was achieved through a new UX design of a single, scrollable display for all options and related sub-options. Retailers can choose to add more options to their configuration menus, expanding product choices for their consumers.
Finally, the View and Manage Open Orders (VAMOO) process has long been a favorite process of STORIS’ merchandisers. In 9.9, the VAMOO process was enhanced both visually and functionally. The screen design was reconfigured for the efficiency of working through orders with enhanced search, filtering and streamline grid views. Additionally, order inquiries and adjustments can be made from within the same process.
STORIS client since 2012, Jeff Lynch Furniture and Appliance, was a Beta Tester for the 9.9 release. Debra Hutz and Kathrine MacMillan, System Managers, commented on the experience.
“The upgrade to STORIS 9.9 was conducted flawlessly. As a furniture and appliance retailer, we represented both industries in the review process. The design direction and process changes allow us to work smarter with our inventory, vendors, and customers. We especially appreciate the new design of the VAMOO process that our team uses daily.”
STORIS 9.9 will be available for demonstration at the upcoming Las Vegas Market starting January 27, 2018. STORIS shows in the Home Furnishings Association’s Retailer Resource Center, B-1050. 9.9 is now available to all STORIS clients. This latest STORIS Release, 9.9, is certified for 2018 QuickBooks Pro and Premier editions. Learn more about STORIS 9.9 today by contacting STORIS at 1.888.4.STORIS or visiting STORIS.com.