Retail Management Systems

Retail Management Systems Overview

Retail Management Systems provides end-to-end automation and process management for retailers. Some vendors offer highly vertically specific feature sets (e.g. furniture), while other retail system vendors provide tools to support omnichannel retail sales and marketing of a more general nature.


In supporting retailers with physical store locations, many retail system vendors provide hybrid offerings of hardware and software. These may combine both cloud point-of-sale (PoS) along with a cash register, kiosk, or in-store PoS that integrates with the inventory controls contained within the same system. Alternately, other retail management vendors do not provide hardware but focus on automating backend systems (e.g. inventory, warehouse, and ordering) and integrate with a multitude of PoS systems offered by partners.


Some retail software vendors provide special feature sets for retailers who wish to manage their marketing under the same platform. These retailers provide a CRM with marketing automation and retail marketing (e.g. loyalty programs) to make their retail management more appealing vis-a-vis other vendors. Additionally, some RMS vendors offer advanced financial and inventory management and controls for retailers who coordinate activities across multiple retail sites.

Retail Management Products

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Brightpearl by Sage

Brightpearl’s retail operations platform is designed to handle peak trading, integrates with the full retail tech ecosystem, and is omni-channel native. Additionally, the vendor says their solution is the system of record for key trading data, provides real-time trading insights…

Epicor Eagle

The Epicor Eagle N Series is Epicor's present comprehensive retail software system built around features such as multichannel sales, a point-of-sale system, and inventory and merchandising management.

Square for Retail

Square for Retail bundles payment process and point of sale (PoS), as well as vendor and inventory management features, for small retailers. A free trial is available.

STORIS POS

STORIS POS is a point-of-sale software solution with features such as furniture POS software and cloud-based ERP solutions.

DEAR Systems, by Cin7

DEAR Systems is now part of Cin7 since the early 2021 acquisition. They offer a multi-channel order and inventory management oriented around the needs of retailers, that scales to support warehouse operations, point of sale solutions, as well as accounting and ecommerce integrations.…

NCR Counterpoint

NCR CounterPoint is a retail management solution, from NCR Corporation. The software features point of sale, an inventory management system, customer management, and reporting and analytics.

MicroBiz

MicroBiz is an eCommerce retail management solution butil around features such as inventory management, payment gateway, and purchase orders / receiving tracking.

CommerceHub

CommerceHub is an omnichannel retail platform for suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers. It has three pieces: ProductStream, DemandStream, and OrderStream. ProductStream connects retailers with suppliers and product data, allowing users to manage their online product catalog.…

Retail Pro

Retail Pro is a retail management offering from Retail Pro International headquartered in Folsom, California.

Vend

Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management platform. The vendor says it’s used by retailers of all types and sizes to create the ultimate customer experience and manage sales, inventory, customers and more. Vend also works offline and it automatically resyncs the…

ERPLY

ERPLY is a web-based point-of-sale and retail management solution, making it accessible anywhere and contains modules for every aspect of your retail establishment. With ERPLY, you can centralize your day-to-day operations in one, real time system.

RETAILvantage

RETAILvantage is a retail management system developed by PROFITsystems, the company acquired by Accellos in 2013 and in turn acquired by HighJump after the mid-2014 merger of Accellos and HighJump software.

IQmetrix

Vancouver-based IQmetrix offers their retail management system (RMS), supporting the telecom industry with point-of-sale (PoS), inventory management, CRM, and other features.

Rain Retail Software

Rain Retail, headquartered in Springville, offers their omnichannel retail management and Point of Sale software that allows you to track rentals, manage inventory, use text message marketing, and use social media to market your business.

Microsoft Dynamics RMS (Discontinued)

Microsoft Dynamics RMS was a retail point of sale and RMS. Support for the product ended in 2016.

LS Central

LS Central is an end-to-end Point of Sale and ERP system that aims to give retailers full control and visibility over their business processes. LS Central covers retail operations from accounting, reporting and merchandising to store activities and POS terminals, all from one seamlessly…

Stratus Retail

Celerant Technology in New York offers Stratus Retail, a multi-channel retail POS with integrated ecommerce, inventory management and controls, warehouse, purchasing, and receiving, and other features meant to complete a comprehensive retail management solution.

Aptos Singular Commerce

Aptos Singular Commerce provides a cloud-based retail management solution encompassing CRM with customer analytics and segmentation for marketing, as well as Aptos Digital Commerce to provide customer engagement support in online or connected spaces (e.g. websites, Facebook, mobile…

Evosus Enterprise

Evosus Software, in Vancouver, offers Evosus Enterprise a comprehensive retail management solution emphasizing the needs of pool, hearth, and home products businesses.

Maplewave

Maplewave in Nova Scotia offers their retail management system, featuring POS, inventory controls, and other features. Maplewave specializes in supporting telco businesses.

NTS Retail

Austrian software company NTS Retail offers their retail management solution to telecoms, with multi-channel order and fulfillment management, customer engagement, and other business support functions.

ACCEO Retail-1

ACCEO Solutions headquartered in Montreal offers the Retail-1 retail management solution, featuring retail POS, omnichannel management, and total retail store management functionality for Canadian retailers.

Vynamic Admin

Diebold Nixdorf now offers Vynamic Admin from the Vynamic Retail Software Suite, a retail management solution supporting multi-site retailers wih marketing coordination and strategy, organization mapping, endpoint (e.g. POS) management, integration with ERP, and other features supporting…

ShopperTrak Analytics Suite

The ShopperTrak Analytics Suite is a retail analytics solution from Johnson Controls' company Tyco Retail Solutions.

PRIOS

Aspire Systems headquartered in Chennai offers PRIOS, a "phygital" retail analytics that uses mobile marketing and intelligence to provide a connected, smart retailing experience for customers.

Learn More About Retail Management Systems

What are retail management systems?

Retail Management Systems provides end-to-end automation and process management for retailers. Some vendors offer highly vertically specific feature sets (e.g. furniture), while other retail system vendors provide tools to support omnichannel retail sales and marketing of a more general nature.


In supporting retailers with physical store locations, many retail system vendors provide hybrid offerings of hardware and software. These may combine both cloud point-of-sale (PoS) along with a cash register, kiosk, or in-store PoS that integrates with the inventory controls contained within the same system. Alternately, other retail management vendors do not provide hardware but focus on automating backend systems (e.g. inventory, warehouse, and ordering) and integrate with a multitude of PoS systems offered by partners.


Some retail software vendors provide special feature sets for retailers who wish to manage their marketing under the same platform. These retailers provide a CRM with marketing automation and retail marketing (e.g. loyalty programs) to make their retail management more appealing vis-a-vis other vendors. Additionally, some RMS vendors offer advanced financial and inventory management and controls for retailers who coordinate activities across multiple retail sites.

Retail Management Software Features & Capabilities


Retail management systems (RMS) provide subsections or in some cases all of the following features:

  • Cloud Point-of-Sale (PoS)

  • In-store Point-of-Sale (kiosk, cash register, etc.)

  • Mobile PoS (software and/or tablet)

  • eCommerce website

  • CRM, integrates with PoS for customer tracking, remarketing

  • Inventory management (product bundling, size & color, offer management, etc)

  • Rental management (e.g. reservation setting, inventory updating on check-out & return, etc.)

  • Multichannel order management (e.g. ecommerce & in-store)

  • Sales order workflow, purchase order management (e.g. self-checkout)

  • Fulfillment and warehouse management system (e.g. barcode, shelving, restocking)

  • Integration or provided shipping management

  • Accounting & financial management

Pricing Information

Retail Management Systems (RMS) vary as widely in price as retailers do in size. An offering may be modular, containing components needed, and it may be structured around the kind of retailer it is meant to serve. Also, many RMS vendors provide software that includes extended financial and supply chain modules to support multi-site vendors.


RMS can be deployed either through cloud or on-premise solutions, and often include hardware generally available via perpetual licensing. For smaller retailers or SMBs desiring a simple solution, some RMS or retail PoS vendors offered straightforward preconfigured subscriptions, with integrations with similar vendors to provide end-to-end automation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which retail management system is right for my business?

When comparing retail management systems, you should consider the feature sets and available integrations. Some of these systems include features that are designed for a specific type of retail.

What are the benefits of using a retail management system?

These systems include a variety of features that simplify the retail process. They can also improve customer satisfaction or business efficiency.

How much does a retail management system cost?

The cost of a retail management system depends on the included modules and deployment type. Some vendors offer pre-configured subscriptions that integrate with similar products.

What is the best retail management system?

The retail management system with the most reviews on TrustRadius is Brightpearl. Epicor Retail Solutions is another retail management system that received positive reviews from mid-size companies.