The commonality we share in our businesses and organizations is that we all take something, add value to it and deliver it to the marketplace with our own unique flare. The differences are typically related to how we do it, how much value we add, how efficient we are and the approach we take. Our role at Alexssa is to help you deliver your product or service to the marketplace in the most efficient way possible through technology, automation, and process. An example of this is a template we recently created. We have the privilege of serving an exciting, fast-paced, and fast-growing national retail chain that frequently opens new stores. There are quite a few details to consider and coordinate when opening a new store. Our approach is to simplify and organize which led us to create a “New Store Template”. Organizing the store’s design, infrastructure, and technology into a comprehensive plan has proven to save time and reduce mistakes through better communication and documentation. The template starts with the store’s electrical and data wiring requirements. We designed internet access specifications with redundancy to achieve near 100% uptime. We outlined the requirements to facilitate ordering and provide specifications for all concerned. Point of Sale hardware and software bundles were defined and standardized. Wi-Fi and surveillance bundles with locations were also illustrated via a sample blueprint. A security and PCI compliance plan were created. The location for each and every item was specified and illustrated. There are many individuals involved in the process of opening a new store; layout designers, furniture designers, general contractors, electricians, store staff, IT staff, and internet providers. The template has facilitated better communication between the many parties resulting in large time and effort savings with substantial error reduction for all concerned. Organizing this process into a “Retail Store Design Template” has greatly simplified the process. We at Alexssa are part of your team and providing efficiencies is what we absolutely love to do.