Greenvale, NY (December 7, 2016) – KWI, the pioneer of cloud-based solutions for specialty retailers, announced today that it has been recognized by the RIS Software Leaderboard in five categories and received two top honors in Customer Satisfaction. KWI also ranked among leading vendors in three additional areas for Tier One & Mid-Size Retailers including, Leader in Ease of Installation & Integration, Return on Investment and Total Cost of Operations.

The annual Leaderboard is one of the industry’s most valued reports that retailers utilize throughout the year to help guide them in their search for new and innovative technology solutions. According to RIS, this year’s Leaderboard is comprised of 587 evaluations presented by 295 retailers voting on 71 vendors. Retail technology is clearly evolving in the industry’s landscape as cloud-based solutions are beginning to appear within the results of RIS’s report in recent years.

“It’s an honor for all of us at KWI to be recognized by the RIS Leaderboard and stand alongside many large and reputable vendors in our field,” said Sam Kliger, CEO and Founder. “These days providing innovative technology and good service is not enough. Our teams assist the use of our technology to help ensure our clients’ success, and it’s this expertise that speaks to KWI’s position on the Leaderboard. We’re looking forward to using these results as a benchmark in continuing our mutual growth.”

Specialty retailers have come to rely on KWI for their cloud-based retail technology for 32 years, where its scalable and fully encompassing platform delivers the highest performance and functionality in Merchandising, POS, CRM, Clienteling and Loss Prevention. With over three decades pioneering the cloud, KWI’s experience has led to an unparalleled level of expertise that every retail partner has come to trust, and heightened engagement today’s customers expect.

Along with appearing on the RIS Leaderboard, KWI celebrated many achievements this year including the fifth anniversary of their Cloud 9 POS. They were also acknowledged by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) for their innovative technology that is facilitating the growth of many prestigious brands. In addition to becoming their official retail management technology platform, KWI was selected as a Strategic Partner who will assist their community of designers in achieving success with their retail ventures.

Retailers planning to attend NRF’s 2017 – Retail’s Big Show from January 15 – 17 can experience the KWI difference at the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Visit us at to reserve your appointment today.


KWI – Technology in the cloud, expertise on the ground.

KWI has been transforming retail and the shopping experience for over 30 years with our complete and customizable portfolio of cloud-based enterprise solutions for specialty retailers. Many prestigious brands look to KWI for our innovations and leadership in POS, CRM, Merchandising and Loss Prevention. We pride ourselves on our best-in-cloud technology, achieved through the relationships we develop with our retail partners, the expertise of our technical teams and our dedication to providing exceptional service, 365/24/7. Recognized for our many contributions to the fashion world, the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) named KWI a Strategic Partner and their official retail merchandise management and POS solution.

Many of KWI’s original team has been with the company from day one, which contributes to an extraordinary depth of knowledge and demonstrates our most important belief: People are the difference!

For more information about KWI, please visit or contact:

SALES – Gary Brill, VP of Business Development, KWI Email:

MARKETING – Lisa Tieche at 646.478.6899 or email:

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