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Does your Retail Value Chain support environmental change?

Like the environment, the retail economy appears to be changing in a number of ways. From parallel imports to overseas brands with specialty outlets, there’s no time to stay stagnant. The question for many retailers is not “when?” but “how will we respond and can our own Retail Value Chain adapt changes as they occur?” … Read moreDoes your Retail Value Chain support environmental change?

Is it time for a supply chain health check?

Given the supply chain is the backbone of many businesses, there’s never a bad time to do a quick health check. Many touch points are obvious but often considered too complex for a simple fix. Regardless of what state we believe we’re in, it makes sense to place the magnifying glass on our businesses to … Read moreIs it time for a supply chain health check?

5 tips to increase your IT project success rate

You will find that the one thing that everyone agrees with in any kind of project is to have a consistent methodology. If you have an easily understood and repeatable methodology then you increase the likelihood that project success can be repeated. That is not to say that the methodology must be a set of … Read more5 tips to increase your IT project success rate

Freakonomics, Big Data and Thinking Beyond Assumptions

Most of us who work in a data-related field are familiar with the universal themes and controversy surrounding Freakonomics. Freakonomics, the brainchild of two economists who use economic principles to explain and explore just about every aspect of society, was introduced to us in the mid-2000s as a book, and then made into a documentary.  It … Read moreFreakonomics, Big Data and Thinking Beyond Assumptions

A moment of Inspiration for Australia’s largest chain of specialty paint stores

Australia’s largest paint specialist group of stores, Inspirations Paint, has selected Pronto Software to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) services to 100 of its retail stores nationwide. The competitive tender saw Pronto Software beat out Microsoft Dynamics to deploy its flagship solution Pronto Xi Dimensions, across the Company’s franchise stores and … Read moreA moment of Inspiration for Australia’s largest chain of specialty paint stores

Where do you store your negative stock on hand?

For a lot of businesses, an item that has a negative balance for quantity on hand is normal. It represents a situation where they are playing catch up with their information. For example they send stock out the door as soon as it arrives, before they tell their system that it arrived. Eventually, you would … Read moreWhere do you store your negative stock on hand?

Pronto Software wins major deal with Herschend Family Entertainment

ERP and BI solution to be deployed across major US theme park operations: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software provider, Pronto Software, announced today the signing of a new customer contract with Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE), the largest family-owned theme park company in the United States. The multi-million dollar deal will see … Read morePronto Software wins major deal with Herschend Family Entertainment

Traceability – knowing where it came from and where it went

I picked up a pack of vitamins today and noticed the batch number “020616” and use by “SEP 20” on the label. This is something I consume, so I rely on it being fit to consume. The company that produced it does their best to ensure that it is fit to consume. However, if something … Read moreTraceability – knowing where it came from and where it went

Pronto Software wins Australian Business Award for Product Excellence

Pronto Xi leads category for software publishing: Australian enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence (BI) software provider, Pronto Software, has been awarded a Product Excellence Award in the 2012 Australian Business Awards for its flagship Pronto Xi solution. The Product Excellence Award recognises market-leading products that demonstrate overall product superiority offering a point of difference … Read morePronto Software wins Australian Business Award for Product Excellence