Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched a new secure online portal called ActivHUB, which is designed to put members in control by providing access to all of their systems, documents and information in one place.

The company says it is the next stage in the ActivTechnology suite, which has seen ongoing investment in digital retailer systems. The new platform will further simplify in-store operations and allow even greater efficiencies across everyday processes.

ActivHUB is designed to be easy to use, and is optimised for both desktops and tablet devices. It will give retailers access to all their technology services and communication in one place, as well as all the information they need on a day-to-day basis. A mobile companion will be launched early next year.

With one single log in, retailers can use systems such as the new order capture system, ActivOC, which allows them to place and check orders; use the finance section to look at invoices and payment schedules; access marketing and trading support; and stay up to date with all the news that is relevant to them. Retailers can also view and download planograms to assist with store layout.

The launch of ActivHUB follows the ActivOC system which has been live in stores since last year. Next to come later this year will be a series of new consumer websites which will help drive awareness and footfall into stores.

Kevin Widdrington, IT director for Costcutter Supermarkets Group, commented: "The launch of ActivHUB is a significant step in the rolling out of our full ActivTechnology suite. We want our retailers to be as successful as possible and that means providing them with the right tools.

"Technology is a critical part of this. Our investment in technology is ongoing, which is why the new consumer websites are also set to launch soon and the next phase of development will also see the launch of a suite of mobile technology systems."

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