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Columbus knows how to make clients more successful by adapting and implementing proven, Microsoft-based solution sets to maximize the efficiency and overall business performance of retail companies.

With deep engagement in the retail industry, we build targeted solution sets on top of the reliable Microsoft platform that let you adapt swiftly to market change. Our solutions often meet 80% of the industry requirements right off, and with individual adaption, you will experience the full impact on your business performance with a lower total cost of ownership.

We help you streamline processes to optimize your business in a professional, yet pragmatic way. Our proven SureStep+ process and unique solution sets ensure a faster and less expensive implementation.

By upgrading your legacy system to a Columbus end-to-end business application, your business will achieve:


Improved logistical efficiency and supply chain & multi channel collaboration 

Streamlining the integration of all your supply chain processes is crucial to stay competitive, and we can help you:

  • Integrate planning, organization, distribution, and follow-up for all supply chain flows
  • Optimize ordering, replenishment and stock management
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the most advantageous pricing, timing and product placement
  • Calculate delivery dates based on predefined trade parameters
  • Manage store closing and money count approval procedures
  • Prevent loss and reduce margin of error
  • Link all sales data on the transaction level to the individual salesperson
  • Track the status of returned items quickly and accurately from customer to original vendor


Improved basis for optimal business decisions through increased visibility 

Real time access to accurate business metrics is vital for your ability to make optimal business decisions, quickly and effectively. We can help you:

  • Access critical information across retail operations and improve visibility and margins
  • Provide business intelligence, such as channel, sales and vendor performance reports
  • Optimize performance through business intelligence, data mining, analytics and real time KPI monitoring


Improved price and promotion strategy 

Your ability to manage flexible pricing, discounts and promotional materials may prove a powerful competitive advantage. We can help you:

  • Manage pricing by store/channel and group of stores/channels
  • Assign a range of sales prices and discounts to any individual product, category, store/channel or chain
  • Use flexible price structures, allocations and adjustments
  • Manage campaigns and promotional pricing with integrated supply chain services
  • Control cash registers from one location to track orders, pre-payments, invoices and cash payments
  • Print customized labels and shelf markers

With more than 20 years in the market and 6.000 successful business cases, Microsoft recognizes Columbus as a global top 3 partner in the retail industry.

Retail Customers

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Client Cases

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