Storis, a provider of retail software solutions for the bedding and home furnishings industries, has…
Storis, a provider of retail software solutions for bedding and home furnishings retailers, has launched Storis Academy, a training course designed to ease the burden of technology education.
Storis Academy is an interactive, online training center. Retailers can use its course materials for various stages of employee development, including during implementation for first-time users, onboarding new hires, strategic sales development and skills advancement. Because Storis is dedicated to the furniture industry, all scenarios and activities are specific to mattress, furniture and appliance retail, making the courses relatable and applicable, according to a news release from the Mount Arlington, New Jersey-based company.
Training is accessible on-demand, which empowers employees to learn at their own pace at the times that best suit their schedules. Additionally, a variety of content types cater to the unique ways in which people learn. A mix of videos, webinars, written materials, interactive activities, gamification and quizzes keeps learning fun while ensuring comprehension, company executives said.
Nathan Strelitz of Haynes Furniture & The Dump Luxe Furniture Outlet said: “Storis Academy has changed the training game for retailers, empowering Haynes to tackle exciting technology initiatives. Engaging content is ready to go, which is immensely valuable and increases our efficiency when onboarding new solutions. Training materials are no longer dry, static documentation. Our team members are highly engaged in training due to the interactive nature of Storis Academy’s courses and the ability to check their knowledge in scenarios that mimic their day-to-day jobs. They know it is there to support their success.”
Greg Miller, who led the initiative for Storis, added: “In Storis Academy, we eliminate the burden of software onboarding for managers and corporate trainers, as well as eliminate the guesswork of its effectiveness. Our subject matter experts have designed courses that have been tested with industry leaders to ensure their efficacy. Online training removes a significant barrier to entry for retailers looking to broaden their technology horizons as training materials are ready to go.”
Storis Academy includes training materials across a variety of functional areas, including inventory management, buying, purchasing, costing, pricing, discounting, sales, special orders, customer service, financing, fulfillment, relationship management and more. Retailers can assign tracks to staff based on their roles for relevancy to their job responsibilities.