Saturday, August 24, 2013

RetailGraph as C&F Software / Distribution Software

Hello,

I am sure by now you have gone through some of our blogs and are not alien to "RetailGraph" 

Through today post we wish to share more about how RetailGraph is effective in managing companies channel Network, and how it acts as an C&F Software, Distribution Software to an organization.

Whether Organisation is small , medium or large basics to run businesses has always remain the same. You must know what is going around and have fast access to information to take decisions, and effective communication.

We will be discussing about real scenario of a pharmaceutical company with its Head Office and Operations spread across INDIA, their challenges and how RetailGraph has helped them to evolve by streamlining the operation and making the life easier for a lot of people associated with the processes.

Industry : Pharmaceutical

Distribution / C&F / Channel Network : Around 20

Need: C&F Software, Distribution Software, Warehouse software, wholesales software

The Story

The Organisation was running on a Fox Pro based software and were using technology for quiet long, But with changing technologies and advancements they feel that they were stuck and were not able to decide on which software to finalize because they wish to have access the old data as well. 

Some of the challenges ahead of them were:

  • Availability of Resources who can manage the old technology
  • Cost to manage the old system
  • Time Consuming Tasks and 
  • Old technology Vs New Technology GAP
  • How to have smooth Transition 
  • Reporting & Analytics

RetailGraph being the developed on Microsoft .net framework with SQL server as back-end, is running successfully and has a client base of 1000+ clients. 


  • We suggested them to go with RetailGraph Online Implementation mode, as all C&Fs have uninterrupted access to internet. 
  • The Solution we proposed is with single Master Data which will be on Server at the HO of the company and all the location with a real time access to the information. 
  • Sale, Sale return and any other transactions will reflect on a real time basis to the companies Head Office.
  • We customized the reporting as per need, as employees were habitual to see it in a certain format in which it used to be earlier.


  • We gave them the access to define targets of the Zonal Managers, Regional Manager, Area Managers and Medical Representatives.


  • We set the hierarchy and authentication level at each level, like a zonal manager can see the reports and data only of his Zone, his Area Managers and his MRs and not others.



  • This way it helps the organisation to have an apple to apple comparison with transparency and authenticity.Commissions, targets and evaluations were visible.
  • Changes were smoothly made with in the system, and a single change will be reflected across the network with out any hassles.
  • Real time accurate reports and analytic is visible and maanging correct inventory levels is not an issue.
  • Taxation across the country were managed smoothly, as its an inbuilt feature in the software.
  • The shift from the earlier system to the new system was smooth and we managed to have their old data in the new system for comparison and references.
And much more, RetailGraph helped and brought back the organization to normal in less time. The employees involved in processes are relaxed and have more time for other activities.

It would not be wrong to say that RetailGraph has not only streamline the operations but even improved the personal life by providing them more time.

RetailGraph is being used as C&F Software, Distribution software, Wholesale Software and Warehouse Software in many corporate organisation and serving the purpose.

Please connect with us for Free Online Demo's

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RetailGraph Team
SoftWorld (India) Pvt. Ltd.

21, Sunder Market,
Near SMS Hospital, Jaipur-302004
Ph: +91-141-2577600 (5 Lines) * Fax: 2571882
Cust. Care Center: +91-141-2577603 (2 Lines)
Email: info@swindia.com
Web: www.swindia.com
Web: www.retailgraph.com
Web : www.retailg.com








Wednesday, August 14, 2013

RetailGraph Software for Home Funishing Stores

Hello,


HOME Home  Home who on earth doesn't wish to be in comfort of a place called home.

We all love love to spend our quality time with our elders, spouses and kids @ home, and why not we make it the best place to live and enjoy the journey of life.

We eat together, watch TV together, play with our pet and even discuss on our future plans and aspirations.

Home means to lot to all of us and we can't compare our home with any thing else, as its not only a place made up of sand and bricks, but it a place which is full of our experiences which we miss when we are away an are overjoyed when we are back home.

To take good care of our home we decorate it with what we call Home Furnishings, it includes, Sofa, Dinning table, mattresses, curtains, cushions, quilts, bedding, pillows, Rugs, Throws and much more.

We decorate it on day to day, on different themes and festive season is a special time when we love to decorate our home.

The Home Furnishing shop contains 1000's of products for each and every need to decorate the homes and makes us smile.

RetailGraph is the best software to manage the Furnishing Stores and its day to day transactions. Also be known as Furniture store software

Let us understand the business cycle  of a Furnishing store.

  1. Procuring Home Furnishing Items from the Vendor
  2. Payment on receiving or on defined Credit terms
  3. Entry in Stocks and Managing Inventory
  4. Sales on Retail counter
  5. Running promotion
  6. Creating Customer record
  7. Engaging Customer
  8. Giving Discounts
  9. Assessing sales history
  10. Buying Patterns
  11. Fast Moving Items
  12. Slow moving items
  13. Dead Stocks
  14. Purchase and Sales in different Colors and Sizes, Defining SKUs and more.
All this is possible in RetailGraph and you can explore more through our Videos on below links:


Experience our Software Video's on below links




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RetailGraph Team
SoftWorld (India) Pvt. Ltd.

21, Sunder Market,
Near SMS Hospital, Jaipur-302004
Ph: +91-141-2577600 (5 Lines) * Fax: 2571882
Cust. Care Center: +91-141-2577603 (2 Lines)
Email: info@swindia.com
Web: www.swindia.com
Web: www.retailgraph.com
Web : www.retailg.com







Friday, August 2, 2013

Implementing RetailGraph

Every Business has its own needs and requirements.


" Businesses who know what is best suited for them flourishes "

OR IN OTHER WAY

" Businesses must know what is not suited for them and what they don't require flourishes  " 

It implies to all businesses irrespective of size, industry and domain of businesses. To an extent it even implies on human beings, they should know and differentiate between their needs and wants to take control of life and excel. 

Hello All,

In today blog, we will be sharing different ways to implement RetailGraph. As different business have different needs so different models are available in which RetailGraph can be implemented to suit business.

There are three ways in which RetailGraph can be implemented:

  1. Online Implementation
  2. Offline Implementation with Consolidated Data Base
  3. Offline
We will be exploring on 

  • Description related to the Mode of Implementation
  • Best Suited for Businesses and
  • Requirement

Online Implementation


Data Flow from all branches to a centralize server which has consolidated database & master data
Description:

Central Database on web server and connected with all the Retail Stores / Locations in real time basis. Continuous flow of information from the locations to the central repository and any changes done in central Master Data will be reflected in the Master of all the locations instantly. Internet connectivity is a must to operate. Any interruption in connectivity will interrupt the Business operations

Best Suited for : 

  • The Online model is being used by corporates, chain stores and businesses having multi- location operations.
  • Businesses who need real time updates and business is highly dependent on availability of information. 
  • Businesses / Corporate / enterprises  who perceive the value of  technology and who can visualize the benefits it brings to the business.
  • Business who have uninterrupted Internet connection at all locations.
  • For Stores generating a maximum of 10-20 invoices per hour. (for more internet bandwidth and performance need to be reviewed)
Requirements:

  • Minimum Hardware configuration for Centralized Server
o   RAM: 8GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or above
o   Free Disk Space:100 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or Later versions on Server and Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node.
o   Screen Display: Best at  1024 X 768
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection to central server.
o   SQL Server: SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 or later version can be installed.
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.

o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.


  • Internet Connection is a must for Online Working and Online Support
  • Static IP at all locations for Data Hosting 

Offline Implementation with Consolidate Data Base and Master Data


Data Flow from Branches to Consolidated Data Base and From Master Data to Branches

Description: 

Central Database on web server connected with all the Retail Stores / Locations, however connection establishes on availability of Internet and Offline working is possible.
Master Data maintained Centrally and Changes in central Master Data will be reflected at other locations on availability of Internet.
Flow of information from the locations to the consolidated database and flow from Master Data to locations as and when required OR on desired frequency on availability of Internet.


Best Suited for:

  • The model is being used by corporate, chain stores and businesses having multi- location operations with lesser dependency on real time updates and information.
  • Businesses who need the updates on a certain time interval and set frequency from the locations OR When asked for.
  • Businesses who have graduated from decentralized business model to Centralized model, and the center / Head Office have started accessing the information from other locations
  • Businesses with Locations not so well connected with internet, can work Offline and update information on availability of internet.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Hardware configuration for Centralized Server.
o   RAM: 8GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or above
o   Free Disk Space:100 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or Later versions on Server and Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node.
o   Screen Display: Best at  1024 X 768
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection to central server.
o   SQL Server: SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 or later version can be installed.
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.
o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.
  • Internet Connection is a required for Synchronization with Centralized data base and for Online Support
  • Static IP at all locations for Data transfer. 

Offline implementation

Data saved on local systems at branch level

Description: 

Database on Retail Stores / Locations local machine. Master Data maintained on Store/ location level in local machines

Best Suited for:

The model is being used by single stores businesses where data is stored locally.
Multi stores which work independently as different cost centers and Start ups
Business who can manage in offline environment.

Requirements:
  • Minimum Hardware Requirement for Systems at Sales Location.
o   RAM: 4GB
o   Processor: Pentium Dual Core or Quad Core 4 or above
o   Free Disk Space: 40 GB Free hard disk space
o   Operating System: Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 7 or Later versions on Node
o   Internet Connectivity: DSL/Broadband or higher speed connection.
o   Screen Display: Best at 1024 X 768
o   SQl Server: Connectivity of Sql Server required at Sales Location in case you wants to use Centralized data at your all Sales Locations.
  •  Internet Connection is a required for  Online Support only
Hope we have explained the different ways in which RetailGraph can be implemented, and you can decide which is best suited for you. In case you still have a question or query please feel free to comment below OR connect with us.


Thank You

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RetailGraph Team
SoftWorld (India) Pvt. Ltd.

21, Sunder Market,
Near SMS Hospital, Jaipur-302004
Ph: +91-141-2577600 (5 Lines) * Fax: 2571882
Cust. Care Center: +91-141-2577603 (2 Lines)
Email: info@swindia.com
Web: www.swindia.com
Web: www.retailgraph.com
Web : www.retailg.com