Bricks Still Click: The Renaissance of the Store

Bricks Still Click: The Renaissance of the Store

“…by 2016, 89% of companies expect to compete mostly on the basis of customer experience.” – Gartner Despite the great emphasis placed on eCommerce and online presence, customers today still love brick and mortar stores. According to the EKN 2015 Retail Point-of-Sale Blueprint Study, 70% of total retail sales still take place at a physical location. But, […]

Town Shoes Limited Recognized as Top Innovator

Town Shoes Limited Recognized as Top Innovator

Source: Apparel Magazine, Cover Story, May 2016. Author : Deena M. Amato In an omnichannel world, customers don’t shop by channel, they shop their favorite “brands.” Eager to make this transition, Town Shoes Limited added an integrated cross-banner retail platform that not only integrates ordering across all sales touchpoints, but also streamlines fulfillment efforts — a […]

Selecting Retail Software? 11 Critical Questions to Ask About Implementation

Selecting Retail Software? 11 Critical Questions to Ask About Implementation

Congratulations! You’ve successfully identified your organization’s software requirements and narrowed down potential technology partners for your business. You’re now at the point where the rubber meets the road: the implementation phase. While this aspect of the evaluation process is undoubtedly the most complex, having a thorough discussion with the vendors you’re considering will help mitigate […]

Picking The Right Software Vendor: Fire Before You Hire

Picking The Right Software Vendor: Fire Before You Hire

If you’re reading this, you’ve successfully gone through the first of our three-part series: 11 Insider Questions for Selecting Retail Management Software. By now, you may have a shortlist of potential companies you’d like to pursue further. The following step-by-step guide lists 6 key considerations that will help you choose the right software vendor for a […]

From Source to Store: Vision for a Vertically-Integrated Enterprise

From Source to Store: Vision for a Vertically-Integrated Enterprise

Better. Faster. Stronger. New business opportunities are compelling retailers and wholesalers alike to grow their operations. Technology gives  them the competitive advantage that allows them to respond at the speed of fashion. Transforming Landscape As radical changes sweep through the Apparel, Footwear and Accessories (AFA) landscape, the traditional lines between industry verticals are becoming increasingly […]

10 Essential Questions to Assess Your POS System

10 Essential Questions to Assess Your POS System

What’s the status of your company’s POS? For today’s retailers, the POS system plays a critical role in staying ahead of the competition, cultivating customer loyalty and increasing sales and productivity. Still, many organizations run outdated legacy systems that are incapable of handling the complexities of omnichannel retailing. Is your point of sale system preventing […]

Jesta I.S. Wins the ‘Customer Satisfaction’ Award in CGT Magazine

Jesta I.S. Wins the ‘Customer Satisfaction’ Award in CGT Magazine

Readers of Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) magazine select Jesta I.S. as the customer satisfaction leader in the supply chain execution category. MONTREAL, QC, CANADA (February 19, 2016) – Jesta I.S., Inc., a global leader in ERP software for apparel, footwear and hard goods enterprises, won the Customer Satisfaction Award in the Supply Chain Execution category […]

A2R and Jesta I.S. Align to Deliver Fully-Integrated Software Suite to Omnichannel Retailers

A2R and Jesta I.S. Align to Deliver Fully-Integrated Software Suite to Omnichannel Retailers

Strategic alliance between Canadian consulting firm Advantage2Retail and software leader Jesta I.S to bring end-to-end, next-generation retail software suite to Canadian retailers Jesta I.S. Inc., a global leader in ERP software for apparel, footwear and hard goods enterprises, has forged a partnership with Advantage2Retail (A2R), a distinguished Canadian retail consultancy firm, to offer consulting and […]

Harry Rosen Selects Jesta I.S. to Transform Merchandising and Store Operations

Harry Rosen Selects Jesta I.S. to Transform Merchandising and Store Operations

 Canada’s leading menswear retailer turned to Jesta I.S. to streamline its mission-critical processes, further enhance its personal approach to service and support its long-term growth strategy. Jesta I.S., Inc., a global leader in ERP software for apparel, footwear and hard goods enterprises, announced today that Harry Rosen, Inc., Canada’s top luxury men purveyor, has chosen […]

Town Shoes Relies on Jesta’s Distributed Order Management Software To Fulfill Orders From Anywhere

Town Shoes Relies on Jesta’s Distributed Order Management Software To Fulfill Orders From Anywhere

How can distributed order management Software reduce shipping expenses, double online sales and improve customer loyalty? Let’s take a look at Town Shoes’ example. With over 60 years of experience and close to 200 locations across Canada, Town Shoes is the largest branded footwear retailer in the country. The company is comprised of 5 banners, […]

Delivering Fashion ERP Software Solutions Since 1968

Delivering Fashion ERP Software Solutions Since 1968

Technology has become an integral part of life – computers have given way to smart devices. At work, at home or in transit – we’re always connected, always plugged in. It’s hard to remember a world without them. It’s been decades since the dawn of computers and the software that makes them impactful. Not only […]

Endless Aisles For Town Shoes

Endless Aisles For Town Shoes

Retail is all about the customer, but you can’t serve the customer without having the right product in the right place at the right time. Town Shoes, Canadian owner and operator of The Shoe Company, Sterling Shoes, Shoe Warehouse, and Freedman Shoes is bridging the gap between online and offline inventory by creating their “endless […]

[Webinar] Beyond Legacy Systems: Transitioning to Modern Omni-Channel Platforms

[Webinar] Beyond Legacy Systems: Transitioning to Modern Omni-Channel Platforms

Maintaining and upgrading legacy systems are among the most difficult challenges executive teams face today. Constant technological advances have changed the way consumers shop; greatly deteriorating retailers’ ability to achieve customer satisfaction and future business growth. To improve business processes and exceed these ever-increasing consumer expectations, companies are rethinking the way their organizations work. They […]

Ferrioni to Implement the Complete Vision Suite® by Jesta I.S. Software

From the designer’s mind to the shopper’s hand Jesta I.S. Inc., a worldwide supplier of ERP software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry; announced today that Ferrioni, a Mexican brand manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer, has signed on to implement the complete Vision Suite® to support their business processes. This is an important benchmark in Ferrioni’s […]

Jesta I.S. forges an alliance with RPE Solutions

Jesta I.S. Inc., an international supplier of enterprise software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, has partnered with Retail Process Engineering (RPE). A recognized leader in providing retail consulting services, RPE specializes in business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning, systems implementation, hosting and cloud computing services for leading merchandise management systems. The […]

Saving Time And Money With Vertically-Integrated Apparel ERP Software

Saving Time And Money With Vertically-Integrated Apparel ERP Software

The Future Is Here Retailers are racing to offer shoppers technologies like facial recognition, holographic stores installations, mobile payments and alternative currencies. Shoppers have become conditioned to demand the latest and greatest from retailers. And if that isn’t enough, all brand interactions are now expected to provide customers with the “shop anywhere, anytime” experience that they […]

ExpoProduccion 2015

ExpoProduccion 2015

ExpoProduccion, being held from February 4 to 6, 2015 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, is the only event in Mexico to bring together all sectors of the fashion, home, and technical textiles. Leading companies from the equipment and machinery sector, along with both domestic and international textile manufacturers, technical textiles and fiber […]

Town Shoes Limited Goes Live with Jesta I.S. Software

Integration successfully completed for Vision Store, Vision Mobile and Vision e-DOM Jesta I.S. Inc., an international supplier of enterprise software solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, announced today that Town Shoes Limited has gone live with the following components in the Jesta I.S. Software Suite: Vision Store, Vision Mobile, and Vision e-DOM (Electronic Distributed Order […]

NRF 2015 “BIG Show” – See what the future looks like

All Innovations and future technologies in the heart of world economy, New York City. The National Retail Federation‘s Annual Convention & EXPO earned the nickname “Retail’s BIG Show” years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four-day […]

Why you need to be Omnichannel customer experience, now.

Why you need to be Omnichannel customer experience, now.

Omnichannel customer experience is a buzzword we hear often, but what does it mean really? Simply put, it’s the concept of retailing across many individual channels with one seamless experience. Customers don’t look at different retail options (online vs. in-store) as separate channels. Rather, they see a banner with multiple points of interaction. Whether they […]

The Advantages of a Fully Integrated PLM System

The Advantages of a Fully Integrated PLM System

The Evolving Fashion Industry Designing and developing new apparel lines are vital tasks for any fashion company. Whether you manufacturer footwear, clothing, accessories or specialty products, you recognize the complexities and collaborative effort required to efficiently design, develop and launch new products. Furthermore, you understand the need to reduce development time and increase speed to […]

Social Commerce in a Multi-Channel World

Social Commerce in a Multi-Channel World

Gartner defines social commerce as the use of “social network sites to convert a commerce transaction”. Through social media we are known to give context to products.  This can be done through many user generated initiatives. The use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many other social communities in the retail space are becoming increasingly prominent.  […]

The Top 5 Challenges in Sourcing & Demand

The Top 5 Challenges in Sourcing & Demand

Our team at Jesta has extensive experience communicating and working closely with wholesale professionals. We are proud that our involvement in the industry dates back to the 1980s. I suppose you could say that we grew up alongside the industry and evolved with it. In the last 30 years, we have witnessed a common thread […]

Creating Experiences: Mobile POS

Creating Experiences: Mobile POS

Creating a meaningful and memorable customer experience is vital to the success of any retail operation. There’s no doubt that today’s shoppers are focused on their particular individuality and expect to be treated with personally tailored services. How can retailers ensure such high levels of individual satisfaction, when their assortments are planned on a mass […]

Retail Technology Trends

Retail Technology Trends

There is no lack of technology popping up in every industry. From revolutionary automobiles and wearable smart devices to automated robot-powered warehouses, the limits of technology now seem only bound by our imagination.The technology shaping today’s retail industry is no different. It’s affecting the way consumers shop, pay for products, and how they are served […]

Top BI Trends in Retail & Wholesale

Top BI Trends in Retail & Wholesale

  Data! It’s a term that has become wildly popular in today’s retail allocation and wholesale domains. But for every one person who is fascinated by their company’s growing data, there are two who remain just as frightening by the vast sea of information. Analyzing trends and using this data is fundamental to decision making and consequentially […]

Thanks!!! Gracias!!! Thanks!!! Gracias!!!

Thanks!!! Gracias!!! Thanks!!! Gracias!!!

My 2nd RetailROI trip to Honduras was at the end of June and I am thrilled to share that all donations of health and beauty care supplies, school supplies, clothing, money and shoes were ALL a hit. In all, I traveled with 8 full suitcases and came home with two. Even the suitcases were left there to be used as closets for the kids at Plan Escalon.

Jesta I.S. Continues Global Expansion in South America

Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama to be hubs for New Business Partnership with Grupo Megabyte Montreal, QC–July7, 2014 – Jesta I.S, a leading provider of enterprise business solutions for retailers and wholesalers, has announced today the launch of a strategic partnership in South America with Grupo Megabyte. Headquartered in Panama, Grupo Megabyte provides turnkey solutions […]

Jesta I.S. and Morgan Tecnica de Mexico Join Forces in Mexico

New business partnership brings experience and technical savviness to serve the Mexican apparel and footwear market Jesta I.S, a leading provider of ERP software for wholesalers and retailers, has announced the launch of a strategic partnership in Mexico with Morgan Tecnica de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V., a corporation that manufactures equipment and software for the manufacturing […]

Town Shoes Limited Upgrades its Retail Platform with Jesta I.S.

Town Shoes Limited Updates its POS Software, Mobile POS and Inventory Management Software Jesta I.S., Inc., a leading supplier of ERP software solutions for retailers, brand manufacturers and wholesalers, announced today that Town Shoes Limited  will  upgrade their Point of Sale and Merchandising systems with the Jesta I.S. Vision Suite in its network of close to 200 stores across […]

Peter Harris Clothes / Label Shopper Stores Partners with Jesta I.S.

Peter Harris Clothes Chooses the Jesta I.S. Inventory Management, POS and Financial Management Software Jesta I.S., Inc., a leading supplier of ERP software solutions for brand manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, announced today that Peter Harris Clothes / Label Shopper Stores, an apparel, accessories and home decor chain is partnering with Jesta I.S. to implement their Vision Merchandising, Vision Store and […]

Why We Love Retail Allocation (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Retail Allocation (And You Should, Too!)

Talks on transforming the customer experience are always hugely popular at our headquarters in Montreal. One conversation that often comes up is how retailers can simplify the strategies used in today’s complex customer-centric marketplace. More than ever, we are operating in an environment where consumer demand is the most significant force behind retail decisions. The […]