Sage Software Ensures Canadian Fashion Leader Ardene Never Goes Out Of Style

One of Canada’s largest clothing and fashion accessories retailers utilizes award-winning Point-of-Sale solution for its scalability and customizability

Chicago – Retail Systems 2006 Conference & Exposition, Booth #1827 – Sage Software announced today at the Retail Systems 2006 Conference and Exposition being held here that apparel retailer Ardène has successfully deployed the Sage Accpac ePOS point-of-sale solution across its more than 300 registers located in its stores throughout major shopping malls coast to coast. Sage Accpac ePOS is an award-winning point-of-sale (POS) solution for small and midsized retailers that offers a broad set of retail functions, including customer retention features such as loyalty points programs and gift card/certificate tracking, along with sales promotion and multi-lingual translation functionality. Ardène’s Sage Accpac ePOS deployment, combined with Sage Accpac ERP, gives them a fully integrated business management system.

Founded in 1982, and with headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Ardène is a national fashion accessories and clothing retailer that has been growing for the past 25 years. Ardène is known for its promotions and great prices, and they continually strive to be recognized as the leader in fashion accessories and the “one stop fashion shop” for young women.

Ardène’s existing POS system was not providing them with the performance this growing retailer needed, or empowering them with the level of managerial reporting required to fuel their executive staff with insights in this highly competitive market. In addition, they needed a scalable and integrated solution in order to keep pace with their growth. After considering several other POS systems, with the help of Allagma Technologies, a Sage Software business partner located in Laval, Quebec, Ardène chose Sage Accpac ePOS and Sage Accpac ERP to solve these issues.

“Sage Accpac ePOS has dramatically improved the way we run our business,” said Arden Derveshian, President for Ardène. “With over 300 registers connected to our main office, information flows in and out smoothly, and our visibility of the business has increased dramatically. With our new integrated, high-performance system, crucial business decisions are now based on readily available data. Our retail cashiers are more efficient in processing transactions, and our overall system is fast, accurate, and dependable. We are absolutely thrilled by its benefits and performance, and believe we definitely made a wise decision choosing Sage Accpac ePOS and Sage Accpac ERP.”

Using Sage Accpac ePOS, Ardène now enjoys benefits such as up-to-date processing of daily reports, which they depend on for day-to-day operations; an open architecture that allows for easy modifications and customizations according to their business needs, and; a user-friendly HTML interface that provides simplified screen views, for faster data entry. This feature alone has saved Ardène valuable time and training costs for its more than 1,500 store clerks.