With businesses getting ready for Black Friday, retailers need to optimize several areas of businesses to make sure they are ready to tackle the challenges that come along with the increased traffic. Many of these systems are centered around point of sale systems and credit card processing solutions.

However, this is far from the only aspect of the business that needs to be a focus point before the doors get open at the crack of dawn later this week and they could get overlooked. One of them is having the right POS software solution in place. This can be the backbone of a successful reporting system. Not only does it help merchants keep track of inventory and sales numbers, but it also keeps all transaction platforms on the same page and creates real-time information.

A recent article from Forbes examined how businesses are using big data and improved reporting to optimize how their companies operate. This was done by profiling Globus, a premier department store that managed 37 different retail locations. The right software solution is critical for keeping the company successful.

"Globus depends on timely, accurate reporting and analysis of sales performance data to determine consumer trends so it can change its pricing and marketing strategies as the market changes," the article reads. "The retailer offers 800,000 products through a network of 3,500 suppliers."

A retail solution provider can help any retailer implement a new system that will manage the latest POS software solutions and help take the company to a new level.