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Tech debt costs money and wastes time
Many retailers accumulate tech debt in the name of speed or growth, resulting in a set of tools that solve one problem only to cause another.
Tech debt is created when one problem is solved, but the solution creates three more.
Technology frees up time and people
When technology is not just connected but also in sync, your team can focus on growing the business instead of operating within a broken system.
The Everyday Retail Blueprint
Growth starts with visualizing your current workflows to identify which can be supported or scaled with automation. We have found that automating six to nine key retail processes from their current to future states improves quality and reduces cost.
Our Retail Technical Assessment Report formalizes recommendations for creating, improving, or repairing your retail tech stack.
Identifying the biggest technology opportunities for retailers starts by visualizing your unique business processes, customer issues, and engineering problems.
The final deliverable is a personalized blueprint that's based on your goals, enabling you to grow your business without interrupting current operations.
Through a series of interviews, workshops, and questionnaires, we create a list of your current and potential tools, functions, and goals.
- One-on-one interviews with stakeholders
- Workshops to diagram key business processes
Next, we create alignment by visualizing your complex system. Once all of the stakeholders can see the challenges and potential in the same way, we can start to solve the right problems.
- A visual diagram of current and proposed workflows and use cases
Finally, we create a retail tech vision plan for the next five years. This plan includes technical recommendations for connecting the critical people, process, tools, and data within your organization.
- A five-year plan for technology architecture
- Relevant retail and technology trends
Our blueprint recommends the integrations and tools needed both now and in the future, based on their business impact.
Whether you're struggling to provide the ideal customer experience or are looking to the future to find ways to grow with scalable solutions, contact us to see if the Everyday Blueprint is right for you.
For retailers who want to grow their business without becoming software developers, we created resources to help you grow your business 365 days a year.
While e-commerce may seem like a totally new game, it still follows the same basic rules. When you understand these rules, you will see how merchandising can drive sales, reduce costs, and help your retail business, whether you are in a brick-and-mortar, online, or both.
As a retailer, whether you’re struggling with process debt, technical debt, investing in the right technology, or feeling like you need to create a custom solution to solve your business problem, you’re not alone! And we can help.
Retailers face exponential competition, changing customer behavior, and the technical complexity of omnichannel commerce. Technology can help retailers gain operational efficiency by forecasting demand, improving operations, and reducing costs.