With the rising trend of integration of ERP applications in all industries, the apparel industry too is coming up in pace to integrate the apparel ERP system with the point of sale (POS) software. With an objective to carve out a comfortable niche in the competitive market, this integration is essential to deliver better quality products to the satisfaction of the customers. Point of selling (POS) concept is already into being in the retailing industry of food services and apparel industry, but its function was limited to only with cash services carried out mechanically. In recent times the latest POS software emerging out of ERP applications has provided the real time visibility of the stocks, sales and customer data accelerating the growth of the industry.
Integrating the POS
Of late, the POS system is functioning as ERP packages leading from the front with its distinctive features. The POS software seamlessly integrates the back and front office with the head office to the point of sale with updated data of every relevant matter, which enables making quick decisions followed by effective action by the decision makers of any level. With the locally and centrally stored information one can easily find out the happenings in store and stock levels to the change in prices throughout the different branches.In order to integrate the ERP with the POS, it is essential to know about the database of the point of sale and perform the mapping with the required imported tables. With this integration, the POS solution helps to achieve any business targets, whether it is the increase in sales, better customer satisfaction levels or in reducing the paperwork.
Overview of the Integration
This integration of the ERP system to the POS solution helps the apparel industry to perform at par in the growing competition. That can be possible only through a fast delivery of quality products to the uttermost satisfaction of the customers. To accelerate the growth of the industry through adoption of developed ERP, there is also a demand for the best combination of hardware and software to provide better quality service. With an improved level in the service of billing, quality control, tracking customer data, controlling item price, direct entry of sales order and tracking customer performance; the apparel industry is definitely on the roads of prosperity.
As the retail industry is picking up its momentum, regular changes, trends are coming into scene with the varying taste of customers and adapting to the changes is a big challenge by itself. Thefts, frauds, shoplifting and mismanagement in administration and supervision are also hidden threats that affect the profitability which can be rectified through proper software applications.