Greenlight Planet

   

Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet lights the path for over 27 million rural consumers with 150 stores powered by iVend Retail.

iVend Retail has given us the ability to closely monitor stock across our branches in Africa, which is very important as our products are high value assets and are distributed to individual agents in the field and must be carefully tracked. We have been able to increase efficiency in how we report for stock and generate reports for cash sales happening across our branches. We are keen in looking for even more options iVend holds to increase the scope of management within our Company.

Alex Kamau Karuru, Country Store Manager, Greenlight Planet Kenya

Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya
Industry: Solar Energy Products Retail
Solution: iVend Point of Sale (POS), Integrated with SAP ByDesign
Implementation Partner: Total Solutions Limited

Greenlight Planet

Greenlight PlanetGreenlight Planet is a for-profit social business that designs, distributes, and finances solar home energy with an under-served population in mind: the 1.3 billion global consumers for whom the old-fashioned electrical grid is unavailable or too expensive.

From its wide range of trusted Sun King™ solar lamps and home energy systems, to its innovative distribution partnerships, to its flexible EasyBuy™ pay-as-you-go financing model, Greenlight Planet continuously strives to meet the evolving needs of the off-grid market and delight its customers with more options to power their lives.

Challenges
  • No software applications for managing inventory management
  • All Stock Management was being carried out in spreadsheets
  • No visibility into sales made on a daily, week or monthly basis
  • Inability to create users/stock location points where stock can be transferred to a point of issuance
  • No integration to SAP ByDesign ERP
  • Could not print out POS transaction receipts at time of purchase
  • Slow checkout times and no history of customer purchases
Benefits
  • A modern retail ecosystem that will continue to grow alongside industry innovations
  • Real-time overview into stock holdings at all branches at any one time
  • Sales reports by location, available by day, week or month
  • Simplicity, efficiency, with a user-friendly software interface
  • Analytic reports and a management portal that allows an overview of all stores within the network
  • Ability to create a customer database
  • Ability to print out receipts from POS that act as proof of transactions
  • Ability to offer discounts for specific products and on specific days
  • 95% increase in data accuracy across all stores and locations
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