Retail Connected is an initiative of the following specialists in retail.


At Avanade, our vision is to advance the world through the power of people and Microsoft. Through thousands of projects, we’ve transformed businesses for the digital world. We’ve helped them create compelling experiences for their customers and employees. We’ve reduced costs, increased productivity, enabled collaboration and enhanced agility – and ultimately improved performance.

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisoryservices, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and is one of the launching partners for Microsoft Cloud for Retail.

Avanade is located in Amsterdam. Telephone: +31(0) 20 794 6222


Cow Hills Retail designs and develops state-of-the-art POS (Point-of-Sale) systems for centrally managed retail organizations in the non-food retail sector. The Fashion retail market, characterized by color and size issues, is our specialty. For the store formulas we have very user-friendly POS software and administrative software for use in the back office. Our product set is complemented by software for the head office of our customers from which the branches are controlled.

Cowhills is located in Maarn, telephone: +31 (0)85 7734 500, email:


Colleqtive develops Apps for Retail. Our Apps strengthen the physical sales process on the shop floor for your customers and employees. Apps have two major advantages:
1) Apps are particularly easy to use
2) Apps have a major impact on the business and minimal impact on your IT landscape

Colleqtive supplies a complete Self-Scanning App with which your customers can scan articles themselves. Your employees get faster access to sales information via the Product App and Order Management App. In addition, Apps can be used to count the inventory, periodically or on demand. And with the powerful development platform for Android and iOS, Colleqtive realizes your specific tailor-made Retail Apps, directly linked to your existing back office.

Colleqtive is located in Huizen, telephone: +31 (0)84 87 00 424, email:

Darwin Retail Planner

Darwin Retail Planner is a standard solution for non-food and fashion retailers. It supports the planning process with:

  • Financial – merchandise planning
  • Assortment planning
  • Open to buy
  • Markdown planning

Based on Microsoft technology, Darwin offers a proven and “best-practice” cloud solution that is successfully deployed by a large number of retailers. Darwin replaces time-consuming and error-prone spreadsheets and ensures that Finance and Buying work with the same figures. Steering on closing stock and sell-through ensure a higher turnover speed and better margins.

Darwin Retail is based in Mijdrecht. Telephone: +31 (0)297 364 960


Slimstock has been offering a complete solution for managing and optimizing stocks for more than 25 years. The key to our success lies in the combination of having both the knowledge and the experience to translate the theory of our field into practical software. We now have more than 850 customers worldwide, including many retailers and trading companies. For retailers we offer specialist software for forecasting, demand planning and stock optimization for both DC, store and webshop. Every day, more than 260 professionals work with great passion let our customers within food, fashion and non-food retail outperform in our field by using Slim4.

Slimstock is located in Deventer, telephone: +31(0)570 63 84 00, email:


With the Omnichannel Retail Platform (ORP), Wolfpack offers a software solution that allows retailers to manage their stock, product information and orders in real time via all online and offline sales channels. ORP has existing connections with applications such as Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Magento, Cowhills POS and various ERP systems such as SAP, Sage and Microsoft Navision. National and international retailers such as Open32, Denham and Cape Union Mart use the innovative software from Wolfpack.

Wolfpack DCS (Wolfpack) has locations in Amsterdam and South Africa. Telephone: +31 (0)20 8943772, email: