Aptos Cloud

Today's best retailers are rising on the Cloud.
A superior approach

Traditionally, gaining the benefits of retail IT meant owning your solutions and the challenges that came with them: siloed on-site systems, staff to keep them running, and all the associated costs and risks. It was an era in which customers expected less of their retailers, and retailers expected and received less from their technology and vendors.

Times have changed. And while many of your competitors—and ours—remain stuck in the past, you don’t have to be.

Aptos’ singular commerce Cloud platform means that every solution in our advanced, integrated suite can be delivered remotely, securely, efficiently and cost-effectively wherever you choose to do business. With minimal on-site support:

  • data and processes are unified,
  • silos and performance barriers disappear,
  •  operational and scalability issues are resolved,
  • value and access are extended, and
  • your customers enjoy truly seamless experiences wherever and however they choose to shop.

And instead of dealing with a vendor focused only on a sale, you’ll engage a retail technology partner who is fully committed to supporting you in a long-term relationship focused only on your success.

Cloud services on your terms

Our flexible Cloud offerings can be tailored to meet your unique business needs:


  • Fully managed, end-to-end “big retail” IT for any retailer.
  • All-inclusive subscription service.
  • Pre-configured solutions based on proven best practices.
  • Delivery, management, and support of all infrastructure and applications.


  • Professional operation and support of your licensed solutions.
  • Hosting your licensed software.
  • Customized to address your unique business needs.
  • Delivery, management, and support of infrastructure and applications.

“The hybrid cloud market is estimated to grow from $25 billion in 2014 to $85 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 27%.”

From trend to transformation

With all of its advantages, the Cloud is fundamentally and rapidly changing the way retailers do business.

At Aptos, based on recent statistics, the number of retailers embracing the Cloud is actually growing by more than 400% annually. It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

As a retail Cloud pioneer, Aptos is now the recognized industry leader in delivering the most advanced end-to-end solutions with accelerated implementations and a faultless service record.  We are transforming the way in which retailers leverage technology and elevating the standards for engagement, delivery, performance and results.

“Aptos… is one of the few solution providers in the mid-market and lower upper tier retail that seems to be poised well to address mid-market retail’s penchant for business and IT transformation.”

The competitive choice

Some of the drivers behind this transformation are familiar. Cloud delivery lets you predictably manage costs by shifting cap-ex to op-ex. It greatly reduces on-site IT infrastructure and the resources needed to maintain it. It enables you to focus on running your business instead of your IT, leaving that job and all its attendant risks and responsibilities to the Cloud provider. With Aptos, those are the experts who know your solutions best: the same professionals who designed them.

“Since moving to the Aptos cloud, The Art of Shaving has grown its enterprise from 40 stores to 150 locations without needing to increase our IT staff...

Ralph Niebles, Vp of IT, The Art of Shaving

But there’s more to it than that. Cloud platforms are uniquely able to respond to and leverage the forces of motion, speed and change. Cloud solutions can be deployed faster, driving speed-to-market and value. They are extremely agile and can be easily extended to support new stores, channels and markets, whether local or global. They support best-in-class disaster recovery, business continuity and site replication. With centralized, automated updates they remain current. And they are now available to fully and reliably enable all retail operations, including the store.

In essence, Cloud deployments are both highly efficient and“future-proof.” They are superior enablers of profitability and drivers of growth—in ways that legacy on-premises solutions simply can’t match.

​​​​​​​The choice remains yours but, increasingly, it’s a choice between retail’s past and future. And since the Cloud advantage is crystal clear, so too should be your decision to at least learn more about what it can really mean for your customers, your business, and for you.

“Charming Charlie recently took its first steps to making its POS fleet virtual. Charming Charlie launched its first pilot store in June, and within weeks the project delivered faster time-to-market and speed-to-value and flexibility.”


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