Case Study

Island Pacific SmartRetail Case Study

Source: Island Pacific Systems Inc.

Island Pacific announced the launch of the first phase of its new, innovative user interface — Island Pacific SmartRetail — at its recent European user event in 2011. Island Pacific SmartRetail provides a state of the art user interface which allows Island Pacific customers to present to their user community a much more intuitive and meaningful user interface experience.

Island Pacific SmartRetail takes the Island Pacific suite of products, which has evolved over 30 years with best of breed retail functionality, to the next level by allowing users to focus on key data to allow them to carry out their day to day business activities. Key features include the ability for the business to highlight exceptions and anomalies, faster review of key performance indicators, increased reaction to business activity via one easy browser across Island Pacific modules, and quick and easy tab access. Other features include role based access to key fields and functions ensuring speed of access to key data, creation of user defined formulas for saving and viewing within Smart Retail, and export to excel.

"Island Pacific SmartRetail user interface is a significant advancement over our traditional interface," says Island Pacific CTO Jay Fisher. "It uses the latest Web 2.0 techniques to deliver an entirely new and much more intuitive way of accessing the robust retail management features provided by the IP Merchandising System and related applications. With robust enterprise class Java technology on the server and cutting edge JavaScript components in the browser, we're able to provide our customers with a rich internet application interface to our line of business applications."

Island Pacific SmartRetail has recently been adopted in Beta by L.K. Bennett, an existing customer of Island Pacific, which utilizes systems including Merchandising, Planning, Sales Audit, Finance, Events and Deals, and Viewpoint. L.K. Bennett is a London-based luxury women's fashion brand selling clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories that has more than 130 stores across four countries, as well as over 50 wholesale customers.