Hardware Retailer Expands with Stratus Enterprise Software
Introduction to New Heights Hardware
New Heights Supply was started in 1997 I remember we started with seven stores back then in 2005 we decided to network all our stores today we have 20 stores in our network my name is Ishmael Nunez I'm actually the founder of NHS hardware.
Inventory Management from Multiple Stores
We decided to computerize the business because we needed control of our inventory we had to move from our previous point of sale because we needed the ability to sell from other stores or move inventory from one side to the other when we needed it one of the key benefits of the Stratus vendor integration is that now I have my vendors or suppliers or Orgill and Emery Jensen. I'm able to import their catalog into our system and also the orders are able to be imported on a weekly basis it saves me at least 10 to 20 hours a week.
Vendor Supply Integrations
With all the e-commerce that's going on we decided last year that it was our time to jump on board and create our own website. We decided to go with Celerant because it made all the sense it's only one platform everything is a link to our database. And one of the biggest differences in Stratus is that I'm able to have Stratus on a laptop.
Stratus Enterprises Cloud-Based
And when I go to the trade shows I'm able to bring the laptop with me and I could see what I bought last year how much I sold its instant information a critical also making the buying decisions
Another feature that we use on a regular basis and it's a crucial to our business is corporate billing and WA Stratus. I'm able to email them their statement and their invoices with signature they're gonna be able also with our website go online and into their portal and pay online.
Easily Expand your Enterprise
The greatest thing that I like about Celerant is that I'm able to open up a store literally within a few weeks right now we just open up a store in November all I had to do was call center on they were able to import the particulars everybody said I needed for that store with the assortments that I wanted and that was it.
Now with the integration of the Stratus website we're gonna be able to even go further than we been able to grow so far. After using Celerant for you know close to 15 years now I wouldn't start a new hardware store without Celerant.