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Retailers can now experience the agility of SaaS

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Retailers can now manage their whole business with one unified commerce software platform in the cloud; they no longer require a different IT system for each separate part of their business. The in-cloud version of LS Central, LS Retail’s unified commerce software solution built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, is now available in South Africa.

LS Retail is a leading developer of software for retail and hospitality, and one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in the world. LS Central will be made available through QBS Group via the LS Retail sub-partner programme.

LS Central is a unified commerce platform that helps keep everything under control. One system, replacing all the separate platforms they currently use. All data is collected in one central place so that retailers can track sales, stock and productivity in real time, in all their locations, from the back office.

QBS Group Regional Lead MEA Brooke Anderson says retailers in South Africa can now say goodbye to struggles with complicated integration and platforms that don’t communicate properly. “LS Central runs in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud and is available to users in the popular Software as Service (SaaS) model.”

“LS Central is a full cloud solution where head office, back office, as well as all Point of Sale terminals run online. As the system is hosted in the Dynamics 365 cloud, users don’t need to be concerned with security issues, updates, maintenance or management, as all these are taken care of by Microsoft,” he explains.

“It is a complete unified commerce platform to manage the entire retail and food service operations efficiently. LS Central is built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and powered by Azure. It runs on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution,” he adds.

The LS Central hybrid options enables retailers to leverage the power of the cloud whilst still enjoying the resilience and stability of traditional offline Points of Sale. The hybrid model allows retailers to run their management system using a combination of on-premises and in-cloud, whichever fits their requirements best,” he says.

Hybrid deployments are increasingly popular as they give users the benefits of running in the cloud, while also guaranteeing high in-store up-time.

The LS Retail software solutions are sold and implemented worldwide through a large network of certified partner companies. The LS Retail partner ecosystem has grown steadily over the years, and today counts over 380 companies in 88 countries.  For more information: bduring@qbsgroup.com

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