New Web-Based Functionality and Enhanced Integration Options Increase Flexibility for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Retailers
(MIAMI, FLORIDA) August 21, 2019 – Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of unified retail commerce solutions, is pleased to announce the release of new platform integration services that extend the deployment flexibility of its flagship Merchandise Management platform. Mi9 Merchandise Management provides a complete, fully integrated portfolio of capabilities that range from planning and execution, to master data management, in-store back office, and advanced reporting and enterprise analytics.
Mi9 has continued to build on its partnership with Dell Boomi, integrating Merchandise Management with Mi9’s industry-leading demand forecasting, advanced allocations, and replenishment solutions. The investment in Dell Boomi’s platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) technology means that Mi9 customers not only benefit from a reduction in time, cost, and complexity to go live, but they also get access to a standard integration programming language and a library of standard connectors for their own legacy systems integrations. This technology also allows third party systems integrators to configure the platform for the specific needs of their retail customers.
At the same time, Mi9 has made significant product investments in developing and exposing public APIs, while also expanding its web-based merchandising footprint.
“Mi9’s investment in our core product as well as public APIs is a game-changer, creating a whole new level of system flexibility for customers who want to develop and utilize their own user interfaces and internal business rules to interact with the system, without requiring customization to the core,” said Neil Moses, CEO of Mi9 Retail. “Combined with the ongoing investments we’ve been making in web-based capabilities to facilitate in-store inventory inquiries and actions against the head office system, we’re helping strengthen retailers’ unified commerce strategies.”
Mi9 Merchandise Management helps leading retailers:
- Remove siloed systems
- Establish a single version of truth for inventory, pricing and location data
- Shift to SaaS, accruing the benefits of an infinitely flexible, scalable, modern merchandising system
- Improve gross margin
- Increase inventory turns
- Boost staff productivity
- Provide critical support for omni channel retail
- Access real time inventory – across channels
- Track and manage huge quantities of data
In recent weeks, Mi9 customers have gone live on Mi9 Merchandise Management in retail industries ranging from hardware to high-volume fashion. Despite the diversity of these businesses, these retailers are running the same Mi9 Merchandise Management platform. They share common requirements for strict system security, data integrity, and support for rapid business growth.
A leading high-volume fashion retailer chose Mi9 Retail to help streamline its procurement and invoice matching processes, drive granular inventory management, and provide exception-based reporting and KPIs to help optimize its overall business. Mi9 Merchandise Management supports this retailer’s uniquely complex ordering, receiving, and invoicing requirements, high SKU volume, and integration to new and legacy 3rd party systems.
A $10 billion decentralized hardware retailer selected Mi9 Merchandise Management to drive its portfolio modernization strategy and help bring improved operations to its owner-operators. Mi9’s in-store and head office capabilities will help boost staff productivity across this chain of more than one hundred sixty member-retailers by providing real time inventory access to store managers while establishing a single version of the truth for inventory, pricing, and location data. At the same time, numerous legacy systems and data silos will be sunset as Mi9 Merchandise Management becomes the system of record for core merchandising and unified commerce data.
About Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables the world’s leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. Mi9 corporate retail systems facilitate better planning, master data management, allocation, and replenishment, and Mi9 customer engagement and point-of-purchase systems boost revenue across digital and brick-and-mortar channels. Our solutions are connected via a common analytics framework that serves as the foundation of the system and speeds time to insight with role-based dashboards, KPIs, and governed self-service data discovery. Mi9 Retail is committed to helping retailers on their path to success, so they can maximize revenue and customer engagement while minimizing costs. Visit www.mi9retail.com to learn more.