Challenges in the non food segment are a high diversity in the assortment, slow goods turnover and consequently a high capital tie-up and a too large goods presentation at the sales floor.

Losses and write-offs put pressure on the margins. Promotions, very often seasonal, cause remaining stock that only can be sold with high price reductions.
Stock keeping and automatic re-ordering aid in optimising the commercial processes. Expensive stock taking by fixed date can be replaced by perpetual stock taking. The assortments are counted during opening hours when the customer frequency is low.

Stock cannot only be kept by volume but also by value if stock keeping by product does not make sense because of fast changing assortments.

Noble online solutions with direct access to the merchandise management data help the staff in their work at the shelves.

The software cashPlus covers the major part of the IT-requirements of this market sector. cashPlus can be combines with MSS and sigma//MC if more functionality is needed.