Cloud Retailing Leader has Delivered Innovative Solutions Since 1985
From the First to Offer SaaS based Retail Technology Platform to the Largest Retail Solutions and Services Provider in the Cloud
New York, NY – October 29, 2014 – KWI, the industry leading cloud solutions provider to specialty retail, celebrates its 30th year in business. Since its founding as the first to market SaaS provider of specialty retail solutions in 1985, KWI has continued to innovate in the cloud, while delivering the vision and leadership to help their customers grow. As their customers got bigger, KWI got better. Offering a scalable solution and a solid infrastructure of systems and people, KWI is proud to support a community of progressive and growth-oriented retailers representing some of the strongest brands in the industry.
Today, KWI delivers a global Enterprise Class Cloud platform with the team, infrastructure and financial stability to provide unique technologies flexible for any size retailer and a mobile platform extending cloud to the stores with real-time retailing and Omni-Channel capabilities.
“This is a milestone year as we celebrate 30 years of retail cloud technology leadership, industry firsts and outstanding corporate achievements,” states Sam Kliger, CEO and Founder of KWI. Kliger continues, “KWI is widely recognized for creating new technology that pushes the retail industry forward. Our R &D remains very responsive to our customers’ needs. This is a hallmark of KWI’s success and we are well positioned to continue to provide thought leadership and innovation to the retail community.”
“In 2013, KWI acquired the source code and associated patent licenses from VeriFone for the KWI Cloud 9 Mobile Platform which provides real-time retailing for Omni-Channel,” said Gary Brill, VP Business Development for KWI. “Now that we are in control of the entire stack and platform, our clients are receiving the most reliable and proven cloud technology for Omni-Channel inventory lookup, fulfillment and customer experience in the industry and all on one single platform.”
The KWI Cloud 9 Mobile Platform is now the largest installed base of cloud mobile POS and enterprise store operations – 60+ retailers, 10 of which manage their end-to-end store operations and customer engagement with KWI’s mobile only platforms. The absence of the traditional POS systems has revolutionized their operations. The KWI retail clients span from one store when they began their relationship with KWI to upwards of 250 stores and growing.
“We credit KWI’s Cloud 9 Mobile POS with creating a new opportunity to improve the customer’s shopping experience and interaction with our sales partners.” Michael Hecht, President, Brighton Collectibles.
KWI is privately held, debt-free and 100% management owned. With the introduction of its mobile platform, KWI has experienced exponential growth in the last 36 months. KWI has become the largest provider of mobility in retail stores with millions of mobile transactions completed to date. Behind this innovative technology is the KWI team, 170 strong, committed to providing unparalleled partnership and an extraordinary KWI experience.