Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

As other retailers struggle, Spend-less Shoes, one of Australia's largest footwear retailers, ensures continuing profitability by choosing OST, a specialist retail consulting organisation, for guidance. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was chosen to set up Spend-less for the next 10 years of growth.

How does Spend-less Shoes, a progressive retail company, ensure continuing profitability? By choosing the right partner, OST, resulting in the right comprehensive retail management solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.Spend-less Shoes opened the doors of their first store back in 1988. Through careful strategy and planning, Spend-less has grown to a national chain and with an ever growing team of staff, is gearing up to open the 200th store.

While other retailers are feeling the pinch of reduced customer spending, overseas competition and multi-channel pressures, Spend-less is confidently continuing to build on its past successes. Nonetheless, developing a prosperous business has its own challenges in today’s retail environment. As some competitors struggle, astute retailers are ready to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities, whilst adapting to fast-moving trends and increasing customer demands. This insight was foremost in the Spend-less strategy of preparing for future growth.

”We had come to the point where we had outgrown our old systems and required a platform which would set us up for the next 10 years of growth,” said Bruce Campbell, Chief Financial Officer, Spend-less Shoes. “We were looking for independent guidance from a retail advisor that was experienced in the variances of business management solutions. We chose OST, a specialist retail consulting organisation, which has a solid track record of successful delivery of retail management solutions and management consultancy services. It was important that we could partner with a retail consultant with whom we could build a trusted relationship – a company that was stable, innovative and experienced. As OST ticked all those boxes we engaged them to assist in our process of identifying and installing a unified, company wide solution that would be innovative and easy for our employees to use.”

Glenn Nanda, Managing Director, OST remarked, “When we looked at Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, it was clear that it had both flexibility and functionality. It has the technology and features that are powerful but simple to use, including point-of-sale, multichannel management, store operations, merchandising, supply chain and more, integrated into one scalable solution. It provides Spend-less the platform to support their future growth.”

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Established in 1992, OST, a specialist consulting organisation headquartered in Australia, provides business solutions for the commercial and government sectors. OST offers clients a deep understanding of their industry and a working model of building a trusted, consultative relationship, resulting in business success for the client.

About Spend-less Shoes

Spend-less Shoes is a proudly Australian owned and operated footwear retailer, founded in 1988. With a wonderful growing team, a great culture, fantastic products and stores located throughout every mainland state, Spend-less is now one of the largest footwear retailers in the country. The sourcing team regularly travels to the fashion capitals of the world bringing back the 'latest fashion looks for less'.

Hilary Creasey
P: 08 8110 3800
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Bruce Campbell

P: 08 8440 4000


Spend-less Shoes, one of Australia's largest footwear retailers



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