Retail: Case Studies
GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK
Industry: Entertainment / Tourism
Accpac solution: Acpac ERP 500; Accpac RMS; D-Bit FIxed Assets
Gold Reef City theme park has automated their point of sale with locally developed point of sale software suite, Accpac RMS. It offers full integration of all ticket sales into the Sage ERP Accpac 500 system. All of the information on each transaction is integrated into the relevant revenue accounts in the Accpac back office General Ledger and can be tracked through te serial number.
Solution: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Coop’s decentralized organizational structure with over 1,500 separate locations creates major challenges in terms of transparent document management. Coop implemented Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 as a solution with integrated search functionality. By migrating from Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to Office SharePoint Server 2007, staff members enjoy quicker access to the entire body of information available corporation-wide, with user access privileges defined on the individual document level. Office SharePoint Server 2007 fulfills the company’s advanced information-sharing requirements and lowers administrative IT expenses, fulfilling the vision of having a standardized workstation for all users.
COSTCO WHOLESALE CORPORATION
Industry: Retail-Wholesale and distribution.
Revenues: $70 billion
Employees: 130 000
Costco Wholesale Corporation is a major international wholesale distributor with revenues approaching U.S.$70 billion. Costco began using virtualization technology in 2006 and has expanded its investment to include Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V™ and Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. With these tools, Costco can control IT spending, increase IT flexibility, and manage its virtualized server assets more efficiently.