Austrian apparel software group Enso Detego has developed in-store software that provides out-of-the-box support for fixed RFID readers, providing real-time business intelligence for the fashion retail industry along with inventory transparency and near 100% inventory accuracy.

The new software package enables retailers to automatically collect data from their entire range of articles in real-time with no scanning needed. It is designed to enable reliable inventory and transparency without human intervention, meaning high quality data at a low operational expense.

Detego says it is the first vendor to offer this in-store software, opening up new opportunities for fashion retailers to gain deeper insights into their in-store operations and how to actively manage them.

"In today´s world of omni-channel retailing, article accuracy across all systems is no longer optional," said Uwe Hennig, CEO of Detego. "RFID applications in fashion retail have already proven their business benefits. Fixed ceiling readers have now reached a level of technical sophistication and price point that allows for constant and fully automated stocktaking on the sales floor. 

"We are glad to be the first software provider to offer in-store software for fixed readers for the fashion retail market. Successful customer implementations of this software have proven that hands-free reader infrastructure and real-time analytics open up completely new possibilities for managing and optimising in-store operations."

Through constant transparency of the flow of goods, Detego says a retailer can analyse the movement of products in-store, revealing insights such as which items are most frequently tried-on and subsequently bought; or those which never make it to the fitting room or point of sale. This analysis helps to avoid out-of-stock situations and enables fashion retailers to optimise their offerings and product presentation for higher revenue generation.