MWC Partners have extensive experience in configuring, building, implementing and supporting both Retail-J and Cegid Retail Y2 POS software. For users of Retail-J software considering Cegid Retail Y2, we have developed a proven pilot and migration strategy to enable retailers to upgrade Retail-J to Cegid Retail Y2.
Underpinning the model is the development of direct interfaces between Retail-J and Cegid Retail Y2 and the continued utilisation of existing interfaces in order to enable a seamless migration.
Cegid Retail Y2 is fully integrated with existing Retail-J installations by reformatting it’s data in to Retail-J format, and vice versa. During migration the two systems share data and process transactions side-by-side. This allows retailers to utilise the existing inbound and outbound interfaces between Retail-J and existing head office and eCommerce systems during the transitional stage of the migration; there is no need to develop interfaces between Cegid Retail Y2 and central systems until later. This approach significantly reduces the risk and complexity of integration and provides a more rapid and lower cost route to pilot.
Strong and disciplined project management and an on-going commitment to delivering post-implementation service and support are at the heart of MWC Partners’ deployment model for a successful migration to upgrade Retail-J, minimising pilot cost and business risk.
Once a successful migration to Cegid Retail Y2 has been achieved, clients have a powerful new platform to enable further in-store and cross-channel innovation. Read how Choice Discount upgraded Retail-J to Cegid Retail Y2 and find out about Cegid Retail Y2 and Cegid’s new omnichannel POS and clientelling app, Shopping.
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