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Operational Bliss for SMEs Adopting Cloud-Based Software

The cloud is the overarching, new way of doing things in business and can be especially useful for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). There are so many benefits to using a cloud-based software to manage everything from inventory to accounting. Despite this, a staggering 43% of businesses in the US in 2017 either did not track […] ... Read More

  November 10, 2018     

Unleashed is an Inventory Management FrontRunner Again

As one of the top 15 inventory management products, Unleashed Software is proud to once again be a FrontRunner on Software Advice’s FrontRunners Quadrant. What is the Inventory Management FrontRunners Quadrant? Software Advice identifies inventory management software that offer the best capability and value for small businesses. To create this re ... Read More

  October 2, 2018     

Competing Online in the United States: Four Trends to Watch

It is no surprise that with the growing popularity of eCommerce, online retailers following the business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) branches of trade will need to keep up with consumer demand shifts in the near future. In the US, eCommerce trends to focus on include the presence of omni-platform and device sales, the rising dem ... Read More

  July 19, 2018     

Do you need multiple channels for your eCommerce business?

Consumers and businesses alike are turning to the internet to research their products before buying. Online purchases have become a fundamental part of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) industries. So, we’ve established that an online presence is imperative, but is one channel enough? As an online retailer, it’s importan ... Read More

  July 16, 2018     

Combining Digital with Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The shopping habits of consumers has changed significantly over the past 10 years and will continue to change over the next decade too. The use of smart phones and the radical increase of online stores has been an industry game changer for traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores. With the ability to purchase at the buyer’s convenience [&he ... Read More

  June 29, 2018     

Managing the Seasonal Sales Slump

Seasons change and buying behaviours often follow suit. Understanding demand is imperative when you’re managing inventory. There are certain times of year when consumers have increased buying patterns; the holidays and tax refunds can encourage retail spending. However, there are certain times of the year that consumers are more conscious of ... Read More

  May 30, 2018     

Seasonality in the Automotive Sectors

We are certainly familiar with seasonal trends in the food and retail industries, where demand is largely driven by fashion and fads or specific factors such as harvest times, holiday periods and weather conditions. But what about the automotive industry? What are the seasons that impact motor vehicle sales? Seasonal Demand The automotive industry ... Read More

  May 26, 2018     

5 things you need to know about integrating Amazon and Unleashed Software

You can now integrate your Amazon stores to your Unleashed account for a seamless experience. Here are five things you need to know about integrating your stores. You can create one Amazon store per country in Unleashed When you integrate Amazon to your Unleashed account, you’ll have the option to set up multiple stores. If […] ... Read More

  May 15, 2018     

Machine Learning Changes Inventory Management

There is an increasing trend of companies turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to try to gain an edge in a highly competitive world. In the inventory management field, industry leaders have been hard at work developing new AI and machine learning technologies for the last 10 years. Major companies are now using […] ... Read More

  May 3, 2018     

Unleashed Software Moving Up On FrontRunner

It was great to receive the news that Unleashed Software has again been recognised as a Leader on the March 2018 Inventory Management FrontRunners Quadrant. How Did Unleashed Do? With great results across the board, Unleashed has moved further into the leaders quadrant. As leaders, we are an all-around strong product, offering the highest value [&h ... Read More

  April 3, 2018     

Why Some Businesses Fail to Grow

There are over 28 million small businesses in the United States – unfortunately, only 50% of these businesses will survive. This article looks at why some businesses fail to grow, while others are more successful. Failure to Plan One of the biggest reasons why businesses fail to grow comes down to a lack of short-term […] ... Read More

  March 22, 2018     

Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Inventory Management Software

The food manufacturing sector in the United States encompasses a massive range of small and large businesses, employing millions and pumping billions of dollars into the economy. Despite this, food manufacturing presents an equally large challenge to the welfare of the environment. The process of manufacturing food involves toxic chemicals, which c ... Read More

  March 10, 2018     

We’re Attending SaaStr Annual 2018

Unleashed Software is going to be at SaaStr Annual in San Francisco this year! For those not in the know, SaaStr Annual is a great event that gathers like-minded people who can share their experiences in a start-up and learn from each other. This year boasts over 250 speakers and 20,000 SaaS founders, executives and […] ... Read More

  February 2, 2018     

Millennials Demanding More from Coffee

It is an understatement to say millennials are into their coffee. Millennials represent the demographic between ages 18 to 35 and they are consistently driving coffee consumption. The United States is the biggest consumer of coffee on a global scale. Within the United States, millennials consume over 44% of that coffee. They’ve learned to love [& ... Read More

  January 30, 2018     

Thanks to Millennials, Coffee Demand is Growing

Many people hear “millennials” and think “fresh graduates”. But today, millennials are aged 18-39 (the median age in the U.S. is 37) and millennials are driving the coffee industry in the U.S. to historic records. Because the United States is the biggest consumer of coffee, world demand is growing as well. Decaf most popular among [… ... Read More

  January 20, 2018     

Millennials and The Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Industry data shows that millennials are not only drinking less alcohol than older generations, but that they are more likely to reject beer in favour of wines and spirits. Brewers however, shouldn’t panic about brewery inventory sitting idle on the shelf. Craft beer continues to dominate the category with global studies showing the craft beer [& ... Read More

  January 13, 2018     

An Optimistic Outlook for SMEs in the US

Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) dominate businesses in the United States, and contribute significantly to employment rates. Fortunately, according to the inaugural American Express Global SME Pulse, American SMEs are feeling optimistic about business prospects in 2017 and beyond. This article examines current trends for SMEs in America, a ... Read More

  December 27, 2017     

Amazon in Australia: Formidable Amazon and the Threat to Intermediaries

Welcome to the final installment of our Amazon in Australia series! This series of articles explores e-commerce in Australia, and how Amazon will affect Australian wholesalers and distributors. In our third article, we discuss what intermediaries like wholesalers and distributors can expect from this retailing juggernaut. Amazon is finally up and r ... Read More

  December 19, 2017     

World Wide Web Wednesday #16

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Check out this year’s FORBES 30 Under 30, featuring 30 shakers and movers in 20 industries across the United States – all under 30 years old! Scroll down for the […] ... Read More

  December 13, 2017     

SME Food Producers and the Grocery Price Wars

Product pricing strategies can be a mystery for many businesses. Pricing is a critical decision for a business to make; the price at which you sell your products is one of the biggest determinants of your revenue and profitability. Strong price competition between grocery retailers is pushing down price expectations. The external landscape can be [ ... Read More

  December 12, 2017     

World Wide Web Wednesday #13

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy! Getting the most out of your meetings Everyone dreads going to meetings that drag on without achieving anything. The problem with them is that they cost the company time and money. In the US […] ... Read More

  November 22, 2017     

Inventory Control: The Ins and Outs of Optimisation

Businesses are always looking for effective ways to manage the supply-demand balance when it comes to inventory control. The primary way to do this is through what is known as inventory optimisation. While there is some confusion as to what the term includes, inventory optimisation is integral for any business’ inventory control processes. In ... Read More

  November 15, 2017