New cloud-based retail management solution launched for franchises

  • Supports franchise networks up to 100+ sites with little capital expenditure
  • All operational data from across the franchise is seamlessly shared with the franchisor, in real-time
  • Supports promotions via every channel from mobile to social and online to in-store

Derby, UK – 11 February, 2013 Davidson Richards, Microsoft’s leading European RMS development partner, today announced the official launch of its cloud-based OpSuite retail management solution into the franchise market. The low-cost solution puts the franchisor in control by allowing access to franchise-wide operational data from anywhere, at any time. Franchisees have the flexibility to set their own prices and promotions and can enjoy an easy-to-use point of sale system.

The OpSuite retail management solution can be implemented across a franchise network of one to 100+ sites with little capital expenditure, due to the cloud-based nature of the solution. The solution transmits operational data from each franchise site – including data from alternative sales channels such as online and mobile - to a central database, in real time. Accuracy of royalty reporting is guaranteed and the franchisor can instantly see how best to manage stock and labour across the franchise to reduce waste and maximise sales. The franchisee has easy access to their own stock and sales data and the freedom to sell products, run promotions and set prices that are unique to their site.

"We're excited to be launching OpSuite into the franchise market" comments Richard Goodley, CEO, Davidson Richards. "The solution is absolutely ideal for franchises where the franchisor needs visibility across all operations in real-time and the franchisees need to only access their own data. And when consumers are demanding that all retailers - including franchises - offer a great experience on every channel from mobile to social and online to in-store, the fact that OpSuite can also fuse data taken from these channels into the system, is very important."

About Davidson Richards:
Established in 1977, Davidson Richards has been providing solutions to the retail market for over 35 years. The company is based upon traditional values and supplies retail EPoS solutions to the small and mid market retailer marketplace.

The company identified the opportunity created by the advances in hosting technology and started to develop a cloud solution to revolutionise the delivery and cost for retail software in 2008. OpSuite is an open and flexible cloud solution which holds the retailer at the core of its design by reducing costs, enabling easier delivery and system maintenance. This cloud technology coupled with the refusal to 'dumb down' the design has enabled Davidson Richards to deliver a no compromise “fully fledged” retail management solution at a fraction of the traditional cost of ownership.

For more information, please visit

Jo Bateman
Davidson Richards
Tel: 01332 383231

Natalie Rimmer
IBA – PR for Davidson Richards
Tel: 01780 721433

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