“Although we continually track industry-wide trends to plan our future development, this annual meeting further grounds us. The Committee discusses key topic areas in light of the challenges clients are facing and their vision for the future. It provides us with greater insight than any survey could,” said MI9 CEO Mike Burge. “MI9 consistently re-invests a large percentage of its annual revenue in product development to enhance its product suite. This meeting ensures that investment is used wisely. The Committee members, who represent a variety of retail verticals, speak candidly about their observations and experiences;
The major thrust of the 2012 meeting was store operations and the connected customer, which led to the development of enhancements to MI9 Store, both point of sale and back office management system. This year’s meeting will focus on omnichannel retailing and its impact on customers, trading partners, infrastructure and real time data access.
Founded in 2001, Toronto-based MI9 Retail develops and supports a revolutionary software platform that seamlessly integrates all store and ERP functions and provides users with information in real time anywhere in the enterprise. Differentiated by its elegantly streamlined architecture and lightning-fast processing speeds, this system is ideal for omni-channel and multi-banner retailers.
This platform, called the MI9 Intelligent Retail System, has five major components: MI9 Merchant, a complete merchandise management system; MI9 Business Intelligence, a robust analytics engine and data warehouse full integrated with the merchandising system; MI9 Store, a comprehensive POS and store management system; MI9 Retail Hub, a data delivery system providing real-time data on demand; and MI9 MDM Foundation, the unique architectural framework and data management tool underpinning MI9’s systems.
Some of the retailers who embrace MI9 technology include: Barneys New York, Danier Leather, CNRG, Hard Rock Café, Aubuchon Hardware, Holt Renfrew, Marvin’s, Friedman’s, Crabtree & Evelyn and Bare Escentuals. For more information about MI9 and the Intelligent Retail System visit http://www.mi9retail.com.