Former WoodCraft IT Director to Oversee Development of nChannels Cloud-based Retail Management Platform
COLUMBUS, OH November 17, 2011 nChannel, a cloud-based multi-channel management platform for retailers has named Chris Brown as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
As CTO at nChannel, Brown will oversee the development and direction of nChannels web-based service that helps small to medium sized retailers manage operations in a multi-channel environment. Online subscriptions will include the availability of downloadable adaptors which will connect nChannels solution to a retailers existing POS, financial, eCommerce and/or CRM systems.
Chris brings a wealth of retail and technical expertise to nChannel, said Steve Weber, cofounder of nChannel. His comprehensive understanding of the needs of multi-channel retailers, coupled with his exceptional technical skills will ensure our cloud-based platform delivers compelling value for customers.
Chris was formerly a primary architect of Connect2Retail, a retail management software application from Retaillabs. Prior to that, Chris served as IT director for Woodcraft Stores, a leading retailer of woodworking tools, plans and supplies, where he developed and enhanced Woodcrafts corporate systems for their complex multi-channel environment. For the last ten years Chris has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at West Virginia University, teaching System Administration, Database Management, and Software Development.
nChannel provides an easy-to-use, cloud-based platform that enables retailers to cost effectively synchronize and exchange sales, customer, and product data from transactions that occur at the register, in the warehouse, or via multiple web-stores. The system is sold direct to subscribers via the nChannel website, but is also available through nChannels network of value-added resellers. Software developers can also partner with nChannel to provide connectivity from their software applications to the nChannel platform, further providing value to retailers.
Using nChannel, subscribers can link their existing financial and POS systems with any number of external sales channels including websites, marketplaces and wholesale customers. nChannels centralized, web-based model enables retailers to gain efficiencies by reducing data entry required to maintain multiple sales channels, and improve sales and inventory visibility. These capabilities provide retailers with revenue producing options such as drop ship, in-store-pickup or delivery services that improve customer satisfaction. For additional information about nChannel, please visit our website at www.nchannel.com
Retail Realm Signs More Presenters / Exhibitors for Upcoming Microsoft Dynamics Retail Conference
Global retail technology event in Las Vegas will showcase vast array of solution providers in Microsoft Dynamics retail and hospitality industries
Retail Realm announces they have added additional solution providers to participate in their 2nd annual ‘Microsoft Dynamics Retail’ Reseller and User Conference on Jan. 27 – 29, 2012 at Casear’s Palace in Las Vegas. The latest companies to join this retail technology conference are:
nChannel simplifies multi-channel retail by providing an easy-to-use, online management platform that connects Microsoft Dynamics RMS with a variety of ecommerce and financial applications to help retailers improve operational efficiency and deliver a consistent customer experience regardless of the sales channel.
Avalara, the nation’s leader and pioneer in the automated sales tax service movement, provides complete multi-channel compliance solutions that include POS, ecommerce, mobile commerce, ERP, CRM, and virtually every other billing system.
Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI) enables RMS resellers to deliver and earn recurring revenue on a secure integrated payments solution for Microsoft Dynamics RMS that removes all card data in the clear, including hand-keyed transactions.
New West Technologies is a leading integrator of retail business management systems and mobile sales, providing mobile checkout Point of Sale (POS), mobile POS and fixed lane POS systems for retailers as well as networking infrastructure solutions and Microsoft Dynamics RMS for the retail industry.
OpSuite Retail Operations Software is a cloud-based business management software solution, integrated in real time to Microsoft Dynamics RMS, POS2009 for POS, and Dynamics GP and SL for Accounting, allowing retailers and franchisors to manage their entire business from a single web-based application.
Merchants Technology Designs’ solution gives convenience store owners desired quality inventory control that is unavailable in the typical fuel pump integrated POS systems; they will be showcasing their Fuel Pump interface to RMS, attracting convenience/fuel retailers.
Dinerware is an easy to use and highly reliable software program for use in restaurants or hospitality businesses, making technology approachable for restaurant operators, while offering on open platform for integration with industry partners.
Robust System offers KeyKode Solutions, which all integrate with Microsoft RMS and are designed to enhance features and functions for wholesale, retail, and mobile businesses.
“The Retail Realm conference is a great platform on which to showcase all our KeyKode solutions that really elevate RMS, specifically for retail specialty stores,” said Jeff Yoon, CEO, Robust System. “We’re excited to showcase these solutions, including our price checking kiosk and POS auditing software, to resellers and retailers at the event.”
Targeting resellers and retailers of Microsoft Dynamics software solutions, including RMS and AX for Retail, this Microsoft-sponsored event will showcase leading software and hardware providers in the Exhibit Hall, enabling attendees to see and experience firsthand premier retail, POS, and business management solutions. The growing list of participants already includes other notable companies, such as Microsoft, Mercury Payment Systems, bLoyal, Retail Hero, NitroSell, zeroedin, and Retail Technology Ltd.
“We wanted to give people a comprehensive look at all the amazing business and retail management solutions not just available today but also those that will sail retailers into the future,” said Louis Piedra, V.P. Sales and Marketing, Retail Realm. “Built into our conference, for example, is the Saturday Night Exhibit Extravaganza that will present the entire scope of retail solutions – everything from multi-level customer loyalty, multi-channel, and centralized management and reporting, to integrated eCommerce, cloud-based, and hardware products.”
In addition to offering a vast array of exhibits, the conference will also feature presentation sessions that will run on three different tracks throughout the weekend and feature keynotes from Microsoft as well as will introduce fresh retail concepts.
nChannel Announces Cloud-Based Management Platform to Fill Void for Multi-Channel Retailers
Web-based Subscription Solution to Provide a New Model for Retailers to Connect Financial, POS and eCommerce Systems
COLUMBUS, OH October 18, 2011 nChannel Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announced today that it will release a web-based solution and platform to help companies solve the problem of managing multi-channel sales operations.
Launching in January 2012, nChannel will allow retailers to connect the systems that run their brick-and-mortar stores with the systems that run their web-store and e-marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. In addition, nChannel will address the needs of emerging hybrid retailers – manufacturers and distributors that are also selling products through multiple eCommerce channels along with their traditional sales methods.
Todays retailers manage operations within each of their store locations, and are also challenged to keep up with sales orders, customer requests, fulfillment and returns that occur online. Large, national retailers have the means to integrate store systems with their online channels offering online shoppers greater product variety, and seamless customer service. These capabilities are out of reach for most small-to-medium sized retailers.
Using nChannel levels the playing field for growing retailers, notes Steve Weber, president and CEO of nChannel. Through nChannel, retailers will be able to easily and affordably manage multiple sales channels and their suppliers from a single web-based solution.
The nChannel platform will include a library of connectors for a variety of leading eCommerce, POS and financial applications. Connectors will allow nChannel to synchronize data from a retailers existing financial, POS and eCommerce systems providing a web-based solution to integrate product, order, and customer data, in addition to powerful reporting capabilities.
nChannel will be sold direct to subscribers via the nChannel website and also through nChannels network of value- added resellers. Incorporating nChannel into their offerings will enable resellers to offer a full suite of integrated solutions and services to the retail market. nChannel will also offer a robust API for software developers, enabling them to embed connectivity via the nChannel platform to the library of applications supported by nChannel connectors.
nChannel provides an easy-to-use, cloud-based platform that enables retailers to cost effectively synchronize and exchange sales, customer, and product data from transactions that occur at the register, in the warehouse, or via a web-store. The system is sold direct to subscribers via the nChannel website, but is also available through nChannels network of value-added resellers. Software developers can also partner with nChannel to provide connectivity from their software applications to the nChannel platform, further providing value to retailers.
Using nChannel, subscribers can link their existing financial and POS systems with any number of external sales channels including websites, marketplaces and wholesale customers. nChannels centralized, web-based model enables retailers to gain efficiencies by reducing data entry required to maintain multiple sales channels, and improve sales and inventory visibility. These capabilities provide retailers with revenue producing options such as drop ship, in-store-pickup or delivery services that improve customer satisfaction.
nChannel is pleased to announce we will sponsor and speak at the2nd annual “Microsoft Dynamics Retail Reseller and User Conference” to be held January 27-29 at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Microsoft resellers and customers to meet the nChannel team and learn about our unique cloud-based management platform for retailers.
Utilize this opportunity to network with other industry professionals, interact with Microsoft representatives, and learn firsthand where the future of retail is headed. Dont miss out! All-inclusive conference ticket (covers all meals, sponsored Welcome reception, access to all presentations/sessions, materials thumbdrive, gift bag, and more) for $199 per person! Limited time only.
Wow – where do we start
We’ve spent the summer putting together nChannel and we’ve officially launched! With general availability in January 2012, the nChannel platform will represent a unique, comprehensive and compelling management platform for multi-channel retailers. Our cloud-based management platform for multi-channel retailers will fully embrace the simplicity and real-time communication concepts that have been applied in instant messaging, social networks, and cloud-based computing creating an eco-system of connected applications that allow for more simplified capability discovery, self-provisioning, and operation with a minimum of end-user expertise.
Retailers will have the ability to self-provision “connectors” for applications such as Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft RMS, QuickBooks and several eCommerce solutions in January which will be followed by a string of other available connectors. The connectors will enable data synchronization from a retailer’s applications providing a centralized clearinghouse that fully administrates multi-channel processing for a low monthly fee. No large investments – no long term commitments – just streamlined, cost effective workflows accessible via a browser.
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