We provide retail, hospitality and healthcare teams with software to help manage their multi-site businesses more effectively.

With solutions designed to support Operations, Compliance, HR, Buying, Project and Marketing teams, we are proud to be helping over 120+ of the best-known brands and retailers across more than 250,000+ locations and in 14 different languages.

Metro enables your business to plan its journey according to your business requirements, providing a clear illustration of key ‘application lines’, each having interoperability, removing the need for dozens of disparate applications.

Our mission is simple. To provide software solutions that allow you to ‘do business better’ – we constantly push for new & innovative ways to achieve this.


The engine room of the RMS application suite, managing your business hierarchy, location attributes, security and authentication across the whole metro portfolio.

Designed to simplify and expedite deployment of metro modules across your business, its unique architecture means implementation times are significantly reduced.

Foundation provides the platform for personalisation of metro applications across multiple devices.

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Unified Comms

The employee engagement application providing personalised communication and compliance activities.

Personalised homepages deliver a view of elements that you need to know, do or ask, as well as social communications, messaging, feedback, performance and much more.

Unified Comms covers all of your employee communication and compliance needs via voice, messaging, video, reporting, KPI, compliance and much more.

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A range of automated and intelligent application solutions.

Store Audits, Accident and Incident reporting through to Daily Checks, Petty Cash Management and Ordering.

The Process line provides you with visible compliance, workflow escalation and budget management, all adhering to legal requirements for Health & Safety, Accident Management and Trading Standards needs.

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Workforce Management

A flexible and effective labour scheduling toolset, that can optimise scheduling drivers by store and by week, unique to individual store trading activities.

No need for hardcoded algorithms, the tool can adapt to your business as it changes.

Multi-currency support for hours, costs, supporting NI, holiday and sickness costs. Key KPIs based on labour match, cost of sale and productivity objectives.

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Time & Attendance

Time and attendance provides you with an effective process to manage your weekly actuals using calculating timesheets and incorporates absence management, ad hoc payments and actual labour matching.

Time & Attendance ensures all your team members are paid correctly for the hours they work.

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Employee Management

A simple and effective full human resources application.

From starters and leavers to change of details. Validation for bank details, NI, and address.

This line caters for all absence management and holiday planning requirements.

Self-service functionality for all employees for absence booking, schedule publications, training requests and availability to work.

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Learning Management

An end-to-end learning management and accreditation solution.

Course bookings, tutorials, skill management, role plays with integrated videos.

Online accreditation, testing and scoring.

Accreditation management for certification renewals.

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Print Controller

A full in-store portal providing you access to all styles of print materials, from shelf edge tickets, stickers, barkers, talkers and digital signage.

Integration with your ERP, price and product information ensures accuracy and adherence to corporate branding and trading standards.

Integration with 3rd parties such as Brandbank and BrandView, guarantees your in-store signage delivers you the best possible sales messaging and imagery.

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A full Customer Relationship Management solution, providing you with a range of contract based sales activities.

Integration with credit check applications to enable basket building and customer offers.

Generation of customer specific contracts and data protection validation.

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Activity Planner

Activity Planner is aware of all your resource requirements within the branch, from simple task management, daily / routine tasks, labour schedules and key project activities.

Project templates, critical paths, auto-calculation of resource needs based on a range of drivers i.e. number of products, square footage, store attributes, through to a flat allocation of time.

Full approval and workflow engine, enabling ‘what if’ scenarios and their impact to your plans. Gone are the days of the branch with ‘elastic walls’!

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“We selected the RMS solution as we believe it provides the best retail solution for planning and managing store communications”

Group Store Operations Manager, Mothercare plc

“RMS offered a SaaS solution so the implementation was very rapid and easy. We are able to change the look and feel ourselves and ensure we connect to the right audience”

IT Manager, Business Trading Company

“The configurability of this product is a major plus and has enabled us to not only launch quickly, but also change as and when we want to.”

Head of Operations and Customer Support, The Entertainer

Latest News:

Metro Forum 2022 – Review

Metro Forum 2022 – Review

The 17th Annual User Forum held on Thursday 14th July was the first Metro Forum envisioned by RMS' Forum Steering Group – thanks to representatives from The Watches of Switzerland Group, Greene King, Ryman, The Entertainer and One Stop for the vision and input they...

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Keynote speakers confirmed for Metro Forum 2022

Keynote speakers confirmed for Metro Forum 2022

One Stop, The Co-operative, Dunelm, Greene King, Caffè Nero, Card Factory, Halfords, Peacocks, and The Entertainer are just some of the leading retail and hospitality brands attending Metro Forum 2022 on Thursday 14th July, where we are delighted to confirm this...

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Three reasons to attend Metro Forum 2022

Three reasons to attend Metro Forum 2022

Metro Forum is back this year after a two-year break due to Covid, and much like the world around us, things have changed...here are three great reasons to attend this year's event on Thursday 14th July 2022.   1. For you, by you. We are delighted that our...

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RMS Blog:

Engaging and Motivating Employees

Employee motivation in the retail and hospitality sector can be a tough one to crack. In an industry that experiences circa 60% annual staff turnover, recent surveys have suggested that almost half of frontline retail and hospitality workers feel dissatisfied with...

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Relevance Fatigue

We all suffer from it. Being deluged in 'misinformation' from a source that is so arrogant and uncaring, they scatter so much of what they perceive as vital information into my email, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook, Instagram etc. that they make everything irrelevant – even...

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Act in haste, repent at leisure…

Act in haste, repent at leisure happens to be one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received and has served me well over the years, stopping me from making quite a few unnecessary and potentially costly mistakes. Believed to have been adapted from the...

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