For a Retailer or MSP with Multiple Locations, a Customer/Inventory Database is Necessary for Organized Marketing!
Organizing Information Between Multiple Locations
MSP marketing must consolidate data, but this can be difficult with more than one outlet. When a store has more than one location, it’s likely that multiple databases become involved in the categorization of clients. Inventory and the kind of customers which buy that inventory are categorized singly, but not entirely. The solution is consolidation, but this can be a little bit esoteric if you haven’t organized everything into a single database before. You want a single main server that collects all the information.
Certainly, you want there to be an on-site data storage solution, but that should be updated to a primary server which parses through all the data from all locations. This will allow you to properly conduct MSP marketing campaigns which most cohesively match target markets.
Features of the Main Server
Your primary server should incorporate several characteristics, such as:
- Upgraded Networking Hardware
- New POS Terminals
- New Payment Terminals
- Internet Connectivity
Cutting-edge networking hardware, coupled with Internet connectivity, makes updating information an automatic affair. This will likely require new POS terminals, as well as new payment terminals.
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About our Contributor
Robert Naragon is the Founder and President of ITQue, Inc. (pronounced “i-teek”), an Managed IT Services based in San Jose and Campbell that provides IT Support in San Jose. ITQue provides a wide range of IT services to San Jose based companies. And ITQue provides managed services to help San Jose small and mid-sized businesses increase productivity and profitability with customized, flexible hybrid cloud and IT outsourcing solutions in San Jose. Prior to ITQue, he was the Founder and President of VistanetIT, Inc., also based in Campbell, an IT Outsourcing Provider to small and medium-sized businesses in San Jose.