All the right signs for The Room Place at Harlem Furniture thanks to Episys

The Room Place at Harlem Furniture, a 20-store furniture retailer headquartered in Lombard, Illinois, is implementing Retail Enterprise Suite from global information technology services company, Episys, to improve the efficiency of its signage and boost growth.

With the implementation of the Retail Enterprise Suite, The Room Place at Harlem Furniture will be able to migrate to an integrated system optimising the management of signage information from a single integrated solution.  As part of the implementation, The Room Place at Harlem Furniture will move to in-store printing of signage using color laser printers.  With this move, signage will no longer be printed at its Headquarters in Lombard, which is costly, and is prone to delay and errors.

Episys conducted a Retail Efficiency survey on behalf of The Room Place at Harlem Furniture, delivering recommendations on how The Room Place at Harlem Furniture could operate more efficiently, which included process change, hardware selection, consumables and the deployment of Retail Enterprise Suite. 

Valerie Berman, Marketing Manager at The Room Place at Harlem Furniture said, We selected Episys as they had demonstrated their capability working with some of the worlds largest retailers in the US and Europe.  We felt that with the nature of this project it was important that we had a strong team in place to implement it, and felt confident that Episys would be able to deliver the system efficiently and effectively.  Our first goal is to print locally in-store, but moving forward were looking to integrate the web tool to incorporate content and pricing.  The new solution will streamline communications for point of purchase at all our stores all promotional activity can be driven from one central point and co-ordinated much more easily, which will support our expanding business.

Peter Lewis, Vice President of Marketing at Episys said, The Room Place at Harlem Furniture is an excellent example of a successful, growing business which recognizes the importance of optimizing their signage operations to maximise the benefits of reduced costs, increased efficiency, enhanced customer service and sales uplift by implementing a signage system that integrates with their back office systems to enable signage to be delivered automatically in the right format, in the right size in the right quantity to the right store in the right order on the right day showing the right price.

Episys has made a significant impact in the US because of its ability to help retailers to boost sales from promotions by integrating both physical and digital merchandising signage, as well as cut expenditure currently lost through duplicated, inaccurate and inconsistent processes.


About The Room Place at Harlem Furniture

Serving Chicagoland since Sam Berman first began selling furniture door-to-door in 1912, The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture continues to succeed in Chicago's highly competitive furniture market by offering the consumer excellent service and selection at affordable prices.

A single store until 1985, The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture, headquartered in Lombard, Illinois, currently operates 20 stores in Chicagoland and a state-of-the-art distribution centre in Woodridge, Illinois. Showrooms are conveniently located with 3 stores in metropolitan Chicago, 14 in suburban Chicago and single-showroom locations in Rockford, IL and in Merrillville and Mishawaka, Indiana.

With over 900 employees company wide, The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture is looking to the future, with an aggressive marketing and development plan designed to support Harlem's continued growth throughout the Midwest.

Through the addition of showroom locations and the construction of a state-of-the-art distribution centre, The RoomPlace at Harlem Furniture is committed to creating for its customers a shopping experience unlike any other furniture retailer, while continuing to offer the service, selection, and value that has made them a success since 1912.

About Episys

Episys is a global information technology solutions and services company to the retail, manufacturing, logistics, chemical, healthcare and public service sector industries. We provide expertise, products, services and support for signage, labeling and mobile systems.

Episys works with strategic business partners worldwide and with a range of leading technology manufacturers, enabling us to provide solutions to meet each unique business need - from integrated promotional signage systems for major worldwide retailers to specialist labels for food manufacturing.

Episys retail clients include, in the US: Belk, Bloomingdales, Bon-Ton Department Stores, The Home Depot, Ingles Supermarkets, Kohls, Macys, & Sears Holdings Corporation, and in Europe, Alpha Retail, B&Q, Comet, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Woolworths.

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