Software supplier, Detego, releases SaaS model for fashion retailers


Detego, the software vendor company providing article transparency in fashion retail, is now also offering its software products as software as a service (SaaS). As part of Detego’s managed services, retailers can rent an in-store solution on a monthly basis, resulting in flexibility for store location expansion.

Detego solves the pain points of fashion retailers by providing full article transparency. This allows store and stock managers to keep customers in the store, have more time for the customer, not disappointing customers with misplaced or missing stock and keeping multi-channel promises (eg. click and reserve). Retailers find an increased purchase volume per shopper, a reduction in check-out time, reduced inventory-taking efforts as well as reduced return handling logistics.

The Detego Suite is specifically tailored to the clothing retailers – new stores can be set up in just a few days. In terms of software components, there is an option to select one or more Detego products. Similarly for the hardware, the number and type of scanners for the identification of articles that can be chosen offers variability. In this way, the IT infrastructure is adaptable for store locations and their changing omni-channel requirements thanks to a flexible rental model.

Using Detego software and SaaS model, textile retailers are able to achieve the rapid flexibility of a complete in-store solution in the event of a new store opening, quickly bringing the system online, or likewise taking the system offline with the closure of a business. As they are no longer bound to a provider via the purchase of software licenses, Detego users have the possibility to rapidly adjust the IT infrastructure to the requirements of their business.

There is a fixed monthly price per store location and a rental term of 36, 48 or 60 months including a combination of hardware and service components, including software updates. This means that companies with a preference for OPEX (operational expenditures) rather than CAPEX (capital expenditures) are specifically being addressed.

 Jürgen Reisinger, CFO of Enso Detego GmbH, highlights the benefits of the SaaS rental model: “One of the global players in sports clothing retail is already making use of the flexibility of our SaaS rental model and has successfully implemented the rollout in their store location expansion. If a new store location is added, we equip it with the identical store system within a few days. For the customers, that equates to a routine procedure that does not involve a complicated internal investment proposition.”