NEW YORK, NY: Cegid, a provider of cloud services and software, has announced that Crunch, LLC, the gym chain known for its innovative group fitness programming, has chosen Cegid’s SaaS retail software (Yourcegid Y2), including CRM, Price Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Point-of-Sale (POS), Payment Integration and Advanced Reporting.
Founded in 1989, Crunch has grown from a basement level room in New York to become an industry leader with over 150 gyms worldwide. Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of “No Judgments.”
As part of its retail technology transformation, Crunch has upgraded to Cegid’s SaaS retail software to centralize its operations and accelerate time to value with less risk. With a minimal entry cost and ready-made implementation services and support structure, Crunch gets access to a world-class retail solution while eliminating the need to buy, install and manage servers. This gives the fitness chain the freedom to focus on strategic business initiatives rather than on using valuable IT resources to keep legacy systems on life support.
“At Crunch, we pride ourselves in coming up with innovative ways to engaging our members differently, sothe deployment of Yourcegid Retail Y2 helps us strengthen our position in this increasingly competitive market,” says Mike Neff, Vice President Member Services of Crunch, LLC. “Cegid’s integrated capabilities and cloud-based delivery provide us with the flexibility and opportunity to expand ourselves so that we ensure EuropayMastercard and Visa (EMV) compliance across all of our locations.”
Crunch anticipatesto improve inventory management, provide a better in-store experience, access accurate information in real-time and gain a better understanding of member demand and product preferences.
"We’ve been seeing strong demand from retailers to deliver fully-integrated SaaS software solutions," said Dan Friedman, COO of Cegid North America. "Many have been looking for a robust retail software from an experienced organization for quite some time. With our 30 years of industry expertise, we’re able to take our clients to the next generation of software, allowing them to grow with us well into the future. In this context, we’re thrilled to further solidify our relationship with Crunch."
“The transition and data conversion from our legacy system to Yourcegid Retail Y2 were a breeze,” states Neff “Cegid is an important business and technology partner. We’re continuing the journey with them because of their fast deployment model and their rock-solid platform run by more than 1,000 retailers worldwide - they must be doing something right!”.