Cornell-Mayo Associates (CMA) today
announced that its full suite of back office retail solutions is now
available on the iPad. The new iPad is the latest development in the
companyâs overall mobile strategy, which also includes the availability
of all its software on the iPod touch and iPhone, including its popular
Omniexpressâ¢ point-of-sale (POS) solution on the iPod touch, complete
with scanner and magnetic stripe reader.
Appleâs wildly popular iPad has already surpassed 500,0001 units in
sales in only a week since its U.S. release, and some analysts estimate
that 2010 iPad orders could exceed six million units if Apple can keep
up with demand.2 Now with CMAâs entire suite of software available,
retailers can enjoy tangible benefits far beyond the mere âcool factorâ
of the iPad.
âMobile is a key focus for CMA, and we are proud to say that we have
been first-to-market in the industry with both the complete iPod touch
POS solution and the availability of our back office software on the
iPad,â said Gene Cornell, president, Cornell-Mayo Associates. âCMAâs
product suite is the most open in the business, accessible on
traditional platforms such as Windows and Linux (including mobile
devices that run these platforms) and also on Appleâs iPod Touch and
iPad. CMA is the first company to bring the âWrite Once, Run Everywhereâ
philosophy to Appleâs mobile devices. For executives who need to move
faster than ever in todayâs non-stop retail market, the ability to
manage operations and problem-solve on-the-go is a necessity. CMA offers
them complete freedom of choice to run our software on the form factor
that best meets their operational needs.â
The iPad is an ideal platform to access CMAâs back office products, with
a right-sized screen and a design that is touch-enabled to require
minimal keying. For operations such as the central help desk,
professionals who have traditionally relied on PCâs can portably control
and interrogate the stores or central site. Staff can continue to
interact with the system and have continuous control even as they walk
away from their desks to labs or to confer with colleagues. Store
managers can keep a low cost iPad in a drawer and have complete
visibility and control of store operations. The smaller footprint of an
iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch lowers costs and reduces the required floor
space of standard PCs while delivering identical capability and
functionality in a more convenient, flexible and mobile package.
CMA solutions available on the iPad include:
Omnistoreâ¢ Back Office: Provides real-time in-store reporting and
management over store operations.
Omnistoreâ¢ Central: An add-on extension to the Omnistore Back Office,
Central is the real-time chain-wide view of sales, credit, file transfer
status, opening and closing information and other key indicators for
executives and the help desk/network control operations staff.
Information is presented within a browser and is dynamically refreshed.
Clientsmartâ¢: CMAâs clienteling solution is designed to provide a
customer database accessible in all business channels. Clientsmart
provides extensive information about customers with flexible queries
available at the point-of-sale.
Omniwatchâ¢ Returns Management: Omniwatch validates that merchandise is
properly returned at the right price, to the right tender, and for the
right customer. It can also locate original sales without a receipt if
other identifying information is available.
For more information on Cornell-Mayoâs solutions, visit
www.cornell-mayo.com. Note to editors: high-res images of CMA solutions
on the iPad are available upon request.
About Cornell-Mayo Associates
Founded in 1981, Cornell-Mayo Associates (CMA) has an unmatched track
record as a POS software provider: a 100 percent success rate in store
system rollouts, through real-world POS solutions and unsurpassed
technical expertise. In the 2008 RIS News Leaderboard, CMAâs software
was ranked # 1 in an unprecedented 19 categories. CMA solutions have
been proven by some of the industryâs best-known and most prestigious
retailers, from department stores to high-service and specialty retail.
Customers include Barnes & Noble Inc., Belk Department Stores, Bergdorf
Goodman, Borders Books & Music, Boscovâs Dept. Stores, Last Call, Liquor
Control Board of Ontario, Neiman Marcus, New Brunswick Liquor
Corporation, Off 5th, Bon-Ton, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Stage Stores. For
more information, visit www.cornell-mayo.com.