Retail Manager Solutions is delighted to announce that WHSmith, one of the UK`s leading retail groups and household names, has successfully rolled out Metro Print Controller across its 1,200-store portfolio for the management and production of its self-adhesive stickering.  The solution was rolled out to all stores in January 2016.

The solution replaces the WHS in-house developed system that was nearing its end of life and will be utilised across the entire retail estate. A key driver for the WHSmith project was the production and management of self-adhesive stickers, where specific stationery is used within stores to promote books. With Print Controller, the self-adhesive stickers are grouped, batched, and printed to optimise stationary usage, resulting in significant cost savings and a reduction in wasted stationary.

Print Controller forms part of RMS’ wider product set branded Metro, and enables the production of all styles of print materials, including shelf edge labels, stickers, barkers, talkers, and signage. Integration with ERP, price, and product information ensures accuracy and adherence to corporate branding and trading standards. Print Controller promotes productivity and mobility and can be used on PCs, handheld devices, and Tablets within the store environment.

About WHSmith

The first newsagent in the Smith family name opened in 1792, and the company, WHSmith, was created in 1828. was launched in 1999. With over 600 stores on the high street and over 600 stores at airports, train stations, hospitals and motorway services, WHSmith is one of the UK’s leading retail groups and a household name. Beyond the UK, WHS continues to open stores in airports, railway stations, hospitals and shopping malls across Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

Best known for books, newspapers, and stationery, the business now offers an increasingly wide choice of goods through its stores and website—from personalised children’s books to personalised greeting cards and magazine subscriptions, thanks to our carefully chosen partners.

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About Retail Manager Solutions

RMS is a privately owned software company providing solutions designed for those involved in Sales, Marketing, Operations, People and Task Management working within (but not limited to) Retail, Healthcare and Hospitality sectors. Their web-browser-based solutions enable effective 2-way communications across the store/branch/department network, ensuring better management and planning of people to tasks, compliance to corporate processes and the planning and execution of projects and campaigns. In these contexts, the solutions enable a real-time view for management, of all that is going on across their business estate. With clients in the UK, EMEA and N. America, RMS have more than 80 leading brands using their solutions.

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