News | February 16, 2012

POSitive Technology Helps IT'SUGAR Meet Its Growth Needs

POSitive Technology, a longstanding leader in the US Point of Sale retail industry, announced recently that IT'SUGAR has selected them as their POS partner implementing the Microsoft Dymanics RMS and OpSuite solutions to meet their growth needs.

IT'SUGAR plans to open as many as ten new stores in 2012, in addition to continuous updating and refreshing of inventory to keep pace with sales and customer preferences. With 20 IT'SUGAR stores plus 15 other attractions, including FAO Schweetz, Toys R Us Times Square and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, IT'SUGAR is a retailing business that manages 9728 stock-keeping units (SKUs) of confectionery, gifts and other merchandise. To meet their goals, IT'SUGAR needed a reliable, responsive retail management system that could translate point-of-sale transactions into actionable business information for corporate management, virtually and instantly.

OpSuite's real time sales reports allow the corporate office to see every sale within three to five seconds of the transaction. "We track and manage inventory from our corporate offices in Florida on a daily basis," Butch Smith, IT'SUGAR IT Manager explained, "but we don't work from warehouses. Everything is drop shipped directly to the stores, so having a system that gives us instantaneous access to sales data lets our buyers make accurate decisions based on facts rather than gut feelings. That saves a lot of man-hours, since we can't really be telephoning 30 stores every day to find out what's selling well and what's not moving."

The additional benefit of implementing OpSuite as a hosted solution is the lower headquarters cost. "The cost of entry for RMS and OpSuite is the lowest I've been able to find, and the value of working with POSitive Technology is huge," Butch said. "Without this solution in place, we would definitely be looking at another person on staff. We would also require additional hardware and more Internet bandwidth. All of those savings help bring the costs down, and allows us to open more stores."

About POSitive Technology
POSitive Technology is a leading provider of retail technology solutions featuring one-stop shopping for retailers that need a complete solution. Their offerings consist of software, hardware, payment processing, security, internet service, deployment and installation from a single product. POSitive's mission is to integrate proven industry solutions into the customer's environment and give them the tools to effectively manage their business with ease.

Founded in 1999, POSitive Technology is a privately held company headquartered outside Washington, DC with offices in Arizona, California, Chicago, Florida, Texas, New York, North Carolina and Washington State. For more information, visit www.POSitiveTechnology.com

About IT'SUGAR
With retail locations ranging in size from 2000 to 7000 square feet, IT'SUGAR is the original "department store of sweets" where you'll experience an unpredictable sense of excitement and wonder along with the sights, smells and especially the tastes of all your favorite treats. Specializing in candy from chocolates to lollipops to mints to gummy bears and candy-inspired fashion apparel, accessories and novelty gift items, IT'SUGAR is a land of make believe come true for the stylish and young at heart; an ultra chic, super sweet candy-land adventure. The concepts of joy, taste, color and sound are at the heart of IT'SUGAR candy emporiums. For more information, visit www.itsugar.com.

SOURCE: POSitive Technology

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