Why CISCO For Retail?
Only Cisco provides the innovative technology, end-to-end connectivity, and secure network foundation to serve the next generation of customers while simplifying operations and transforming any physical space into a programmable store.
Retail innovation is dependent on IT infrastructure. As retailers continue to move at the pace of their customers and leverage digital technologies, it’s imperative to reassess the IT infrastructure, especially at the store level. No matter how lean your IT team is, Cisco can help you accelerate business transformation for digital retail.
Deploying technologies throughout the business to improve operational efficiencies, while adding systems that can help differentiate the brand from competitors, requires unlocking the network’s full potential to build business solutions and a programmable store.
As personalizing the customer experience becomes ever more critical to the retail business, it is equally important to transform the workforce experience. Improving the workforce experience directly and positively impacts staff turnover (as opposed to inventory turns), productivity, associate satisfaction, OpEx, and sales.
Cisco’s digital platform allows retail associates to engage with digitally savvy consumers while avoiding the rising costs of building larger teams.
Retail faces more security risks than almost any other industry. The greater use of mobile devices and growing reliance on sensor-based data gathering (the IoT), increased customer expectations and changing business goals have created new levels of vulnerability.
Weak security can profoundly damage brand loyalty and critically affect your customers’ trust. Cisco helps retailers administer the network for maximum security throughout the entire retail platform, to protect the brand reputation and limit the impact to stores caused by breaches of customer data and intellectual property.
The cloud is increasingly becoming the data management solution of choice for distributed store environments.
Cisco’s cloud capabilities enable retailers to interact remotely with customers, manage production and the supply chain, and manage communications across the company — all more cost-effectively and efficiently, therefore allowing retailers to scale rapidly over geographically diverse stores.