DETROIT, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-based home furnishings services and solutions provider Amber Engine is pleased to announce an integration with a leading retail management system provider PROFITsystems. Through this integration, retailers using the Amber Engine for Retailers portal and PROFITsystems' retail inventory and point of sale (POS) management software, RETAILvantage, gain the ability to simplify their product content management.
Amber Engine's integration with RETAILvantage introduces a cost-saving alternative to a traditionally manual approach. Product content from the home furnishings manufacturers that work with Amber Engine can now be exported to a retailer's PROFITsystems POS system through a single digital exchange. These exports are customized to the retailer's specific PROFITsystems account setup. This helps reduce the 30 or more hours per week the average retailer invests into manual data processes in support of core operations.
Research conducted by home furnishings industry associations and Amber Engine finds that 42 percent of retailers said the ability to onboard or update their current product data is one of the biggest challenges to creating or expanding their online presence.
Amber Engine expects its integration with PROFITsystems to be one of many strategic alignments with home furnishings service partners.
"Aligning with industry leaders like PROFITsystems reflects our commitment to offering home furnishings retailers a better way to handle product content at every touchpoint. Not only can retailers using our platform receive content from manufacturers in a more accurate and consistent way, they can now ensure the integrity of that data as it's transferred to their core business systems. This ultimately gives retailers more time to focus on engaging with customers," said Amber Engine Chief Revenue Officer Jesse Akre.
"PROFITsystems is committed to supporting our family of home furnishings retailers grow their business and remain profitable in today's dynamic market," said PROFITsystems General Manager Joanne Gulnac. "Inventory data accuracy and visibility across all sales channels is critical in meeting customers' expectations in the world of unified commerce. We're excited to partner with Amber Engine to help streamline data exchange from manufacturer to retailer and enable businesses to provide a consistent customer experience."
Amber Engine and PROFITsystems will be offering product demos at High Point Market, one of the home furnishing industry's largest conferences, from April 22-26 in High Point, North Carolina. Learn more at amberengine.com and profitsystems.com.
About PROFITsystems, a HighJump product
PROFITsystems is a complete retail management solution for the modern home goods retailer. Key components include enterprise software, consulting, performance groups, advanced education, eCommerce integration and business intelligence. PROFITsystems features real-time inventory management, customer relations management, point-of-sale and accounting systems. For additional information on PROFITsystems, please visit the website at www.profitsystems.com.
About Amber Engine
Detroit-based Amber Engine, part of the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, was founded by a team of home furnishing industry innovators, technologists and business experts. Amber Engine's mission is to provide the most accurate, complete and timely record of product data for the home furnishings industry. Visit www.amberengine.com to learn more.
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