In December 2015, the Management Team at Little Farms Group selected IRMCS to implement the Aralco Grocery Retail Management Software & POS Systems for the first retail unit in Singapore.
After a formal tender process, Aralco Systems was selected as it provided a rapidly deployable platform, within budget and time constraints, delivering the inventory controls, operational efficiency with real-time reporting from the POS to the Back Office System (BOS), supported by a comprehensive Reporting Module.
In addition, Aralco Retail Systems lets Little Farms decide how they want to sell weight-based items to maximize stock turnover and margins with 2 weighing scale systems -
POS Scale Systems
The bioptic scanner scale unit is interfaced with Aralco POS (communicates via RS232C) to scan barcode labels from almost any angle at incredible speeds, and the built-in weighing scale transfers the weight data of the SKU to Aralco POS seamlessly for price calculation by weight.
This all-in-one device saves space and optimizes the speed and accuracy at the POS hence improving the checkout and overall in-store shopping experience.
Scale Printer Systems
SKUs designated for scale printers are automatically generated in an export file for import by the scale printer via the store's LAN (local area network) for pre-weigh price labeling.
This interface option eliminates the lengthy steps-driven programming of each SKU or PLU on the weighing scale unit so that the latest product data and pricing can be imported quickly and accurately for "weigh-price-label" packing.
The complete Aralco Retail Systems went live on the scheduled go-live date and on budget.
Little Farms Group allocated a 12-week role out phase to ensure full optimization of the BOS Reporting Module and the subsequent interface of our E-Commerce and Wholesale Divisions.
Worthy of note has been the responsiveness of the IRMCS’ Team during the pre-planning and implementation phases which allowed the efficiency of dual planning and problem solving to deliver the project on time.
Little Farms Group believes the Aralco Retail Systems will allow us to sustain rapid operational growth due to the flexibility of the BOS interface to facilitate multiple retail units and business divisions.
- Mr. Jonathan Miles Allum, Supervisory Board, Little Farms Group
At Little Farms, we believe in delivering outstanding quality food and exceptional customer service – from the farm to your table in 48 hours. Since our inception, we have worked hard to build relationships with our farmers and producers all across the world to find people who share our commitment to delivering only the best products.
While Little Farms’ retail focus is a more traditional and personal grocery shopping experience, we are also developing an online delivery business, allowing us to extend our customer relationships straight to their homes.
From The Management Team @ Little Farms Group
7th March 2016
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