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Spotlight: Victor Hoffman Talks MBS Arc

Posted by Lori Reese on 7/5/18 5:30 AM

The MBS Systems Advanced Retail Center, Arc, provides a single sign-on portal to a suite of cloud-based applications. The technology’s functionality drew praise at CAMEX and sparked intense interest among college store managers and directors. Here, we talk to MBS Systems Sales Consultant Victor Hoffman about how Arc can increase productivity and elevate the bottom line.

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Reclaim Hours and Energy With Arc

Posted by Lori Reese on 7/3/18 5:30 AM

It saves more than time. It saves the life of your store. With Advanced Retail Center, Arc, from MBS Systems, you have more time and energy for customers, for training associates and for ensuring your store is a campus destination.  

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Catastrophe: What Happens When the POS Goes Down?

Posted by Lori Reese on 10/20/17 5:30 AM

Let’s say you have the nation’s most beautiful omnichannel college store set-up: a bricks-and-mortar offering that draws traffic with a café and lounge chairs, an app with vibrant color photos of your spirit wear and gifts, and a website students can access from any device.

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Arc Transforms Drudgery Into Discovery

Posted by Lori Reese on 8/23/17 5:30 AM

MBS Systems’ cloud-based retail management system, Arc, offers single sign-on access to all your back-office work. Move seamlessly from one task to the next without breaking stride. View detailed graphics and charts on critical store data. Take action within seconds of receiving quality information.

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Arc: The New Browser-based Retail Management Suite From MBS

Posted by Jason Smallheer on 3/28/17 5:30 AM

The tasks associated with running a bookstore take you away from facing customers. Instead, you sit in front of countless web browser tabs with multiple log-ins telling you what you have on the shelf, where to send POs, managing your ledger and figuring out who to staff and when. Now there’s help.

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What the MBS Field Force Learned to Help Your Store

Posted by Dean Asher on 10/24/16 9:54 AM

Last week, MBS Textbook Exchange held its annual Sales Meeting in Columbia, Missouri for our field force to learn about upcoming services and refresh themselves on strategies. Here's the recap of what happened:

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Exploring Arc: Watch the Webinar Recap

Posted by Dean Asher on 4/19/16 12:00 AM

If you missed our recent webinar series that gives a closer look at Arc, don't worry — MBS Systems customers can still catch it.

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Arc Steals the Show at CAMEX

Posted by Dean Asher on 3/16/16 9:44 AM

Vice President of MBS Customer Relations Sarah Shiflett has seen a lot of positive reactions over the years she's given product demos and feature presentations. She's seen smiles, she's heard applause and cheers, but she'd never seen the level of excitement she witnessed at CAMEX.

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Spring Foreword with Arc, P2PE and Sourcing

Posted by Joe Clarkin on 2/9/16 10:00 PM

MBS is very excited to announce our latest innovation: Arc.

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