MIAMI February 27, 2018 – Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of omni-channel retail solutions, is pleased to announce that Aubuchon Hardware has elected to move its current on-premises Merchant and Intelligence solution to the Mi9 Retail Cloud. The Mi9 Software as a Service (SaaS) offering delivers the full capabilities of the Mi9 Retail solution suite in a hosted infrastructure, with fully managed services.
The annual cost of owning and managing software applications can be as much as four times the cost of the initial purchase, according to Gartner, and companies can spend up to 75 percent of their total IT budget operating and maintaining existing systems and infrastructure.
The hidden costs of operating on-premises software had become financially burdensome to Aubuchon Hardware. “The Mi9 Retail team assessed our current infrastructure and demonstrated the positive ROI we will experience after converting to the cloud, making the decision an easy one,” said Scott Aubuchon, VP of Information Technology at Aubuchon Hardware.
“Some of the common challenges our customers face with traditional system deployments include outdated software, contract management with multiple vendors, unpredictable IT costs, and higher-than-expected total cost of ownership,” commented Neil Moses, CEO of Mi9 Retail. He added, “our unique SaaS offering offsets these challenges with a hosted infrastructure that is secure, scalable, and fully managed. Some Mi9 Retail customers cut their estimated costs by as much as 50% compared to managing their infrastructure on-premises.”
The Mi9 Retail SaaS offering presents the perfect opportunity for Aubuchon Hardware to focus their efforts on their core business, while gaining the flexibility of service-based IT. Forrester estimates that 80 percent of IT spending is on maintenance and only 20 percent is allotted toward new projects and initiatives. The Mi9 SaaS offering will help Aubuchon Hardware liberate its personnel from the daily tasks of managing the IT infrastructure, creating more time to focus on core retail business functions and get ahead of the competition.
Aubuchon added, “we trust Mi9 Retail as our partner, and we are a big believer in cloud computing and the SaaS model.”
About Aubuchon Hardware
Aubuchon Hardware owns and operates a chain of hardware stores in the United States. The company was founded in 1908 and is based in Westminster, Massachusetts with stores in Connecticut, Maine, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
About Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is passionate about helping retailers create great experiences for their customers – online, in-store, and on any device. We know that great retail experiences happen when optimized inventory management intersects perfectly with well-executed customer engagement strategies to deliver higher customer loyalty, better margins, and a more engaged workforce. Our solutions for merchandise management, digital commerce, and store operations are used by leading retailers across the globe. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit www.mi9retail.com to learn more.