Retail Technology

Upgrading from Physical to Digital Inventories

Antigone Kotsiopulos , Molly Eckman
Revised by: Nancy J. Rabolt , Judy K. Miler

Business Case
Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases
DOI: 10.5040/9781474208796.0029
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Abstract

A married couple owns a small business specializing in yoga classes and yoga apparel and accessories. Their college-educated daughter has joined the business. They have a good location in a strip mall but there is the possibility of a national apparel chain coming to the area. Business has grown and to compete the owners need to decide to join the twenty-first century by investing in a computer system for business analysis. Currently they are keeping records manually and doing physical inventories by hand while serving customers. Their personal computer is used mainly for emailing and the daughter is pushing her parents to invest in hardware and software to computerize their business. An expensive turnkey system specific to yoga/dance studio businesses and a dedicated personal computer for the business are the choices.


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