News | February 17, 2012

Northern Brewer Selects Retail Anywhere POS For NetSuite To Support Store Operations

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Retail Anywhere POS is completely integrated with Northern Brewer's cloud-based ERP solution from NetSuite, delivering an end-to-end solution for the multi-channel retailer.

Retail Anywhere, a leading provider of point of sale and retail management systems for midsize retailers, recently announced that Northern Brewer of Minnesota selected and implemented Retail Anywhere POS with complete integration to NetSuite. Retail Anywhere POS and NetSuite provide an end-to-end, cloud based, multi-channel retail software solution for Northern Brewer.

Established in 1993 as a homebrew supply company, Northern Brewer has grown to be a multi-channel retailer with catalog, eCommerce, and three brick and mortar retail locations with sales supported by more than 100 employees and a 42,000 square foot warehouse. Northern Brewer sells everything an experienced or novice homebrewer needs and offers homebrewing classes to further support the needs and interests of their customers.

Northern Brewer's legacy POS solution lacked sophisticated POS functionality and was vulnerable to downtime as it was an internet based solution. Functionality and downtime was holding the retailer back from achieving good customer service and streamlined efficiencies in the store. With a plan to expand the number of store locations and implement a multi-channel strategy, Northern Brewer relied on experienced POS provider Retail Anywhere.

"We needed a POS partner with a proven track record in the specialty retail space," said Chris Farley, the founder and CEO of Northern Brewer. " Retail Anywhere POS with integration to NetSuite will deliver a robust solution along with 360 degrees of visibility throughout our organization, allowing us to improve operations and ultimately satisfy our cross-channel shoppers."

Retail Anywhere POS runs locally on POS hardware and utilizes Web services to support near real-time, bi-directional integration between NetSuite. The solution delivers an end-to-end, multi-channel retail management system with a single data source that helps midsize retailers unify their business and take advantage of the significant economic benefits of cloud computing.

"We were thrilled when Northern Brewer approached us for POS," said Branden Jenkins, CEO of Retail Anywhere. "Their requirements and frustrations with previous POS solutions made them a perfect customer for early adoption of Retail Anywhere POS with integration to NetSuite. The integrated retail ERP system delivers a robust, cloud-based solution enabling Northern Brewer to achieve their plans for multi-channel retailing and company growth."

As a NetSuite Solution Provider, Retail Anywhere provides its customers with NetSuite's ERP platform and required NetSuite retail modules along with Retail Anywhere POS. Retail Anywhere also works with existing NetSuite users, like Northern Brewer, looking to adopt an integrated point of sale solution.

About Retail Anywhere
Retail Anywhere delivers an end-to-end, multi-channel retail management solution for midsize retailers designed to improve profitability and deliver enhanced customer service. The Retail Anywhere software suite offering includes; POS, merchandise management, eCommerce, financials, CRM, business intelligence, warehouse management, and mobile applications. With 28 years of experience, Retail Anywhere provides a complete solution with software, hardware, and services including a Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model with low monthly fees and reduced upfront costs. For more information, visit www.retailanywhere.com.

About Northern Brewer
Based in Roseville, MN, Northern Brewer is the nation's largest online homebrew supplier and has retail locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Our staff has grown exponentially since opening in 1993 and many of our alumni have gone on to brew professionally. We're dedicated to creating and maintaining resources like our online forum, homebrewing and winemaking classes, a line of instructional DVDs, and the Brewing TV webcast to keep homebrewers informed and connected. For more information, visit www.northernbrewer.com.

SOURCE: NetSuite