Currently, Los Hidalgos runs a network of 42 stores distributed throughout the Dominican Republic. The stores include:
Los Hidalgos realized that their management system was not up to the company’s standards. Data replication among stores was unreliable: the process of transmitting and receiving data from head office took hours, and only a part of the sales data from the stores reached the central server. This meant that data about COGS (cost of goods sold), stocks and replenishment was incomplete and unreliable. Los Hidalgos decided they needed a new system. They chose LS Nav, an integrated software solution that unites the front office to the back of the operations, and guarantees quick processes and accurate data.
With the help of Dextra, a local LS Retail implementation partner, the IT team at Farmacia Los Hidalgos rolled out the solution across 36 stores in just 15 days. The team at Dextra took care of knowledge transfer, so that the pharmacy’s internal staff was later able to deploy the solution to the remaining six stores of the chain on its own. Call Center Los Hidalgos also implemented a Call Center with a unique number where customer orders are taken, and then sent to pharmacies for shipment and billing. Member Management The company implemented a Member Management module. Loyal consumers are rewarded with points and specialized offers on medicines, as well as discount at other retailers. The Los Hidalgos loyalty plan is also connected to American Airlines AAdvantage program.
Since LS Nav was implemented, the company has noticed many improvements in its day-to-day business.