STORIS software


STORIS provides retail software solutions to the home furnishings, bedding and electronics/appliances industry. The complete suite of STORIS includes Point of Sale, customer service, inventory control, merchandising, accounting, finance, business intelligence, mobile, and e-commerce.

The system can be deployed on a cloud at a monthly subscription or on-premise server at a one-time license fee. The cloud solution data is hosted in a Tier 1 data center, leaving the IT infrastructure in STORIS’ hands. The server-based option allows retailers to oversee their own infrastructure.

Users can tailor the interface to match their responsibilities, workflow, and preferences. STORIS also offers full reporting capabilities. Business Intelligence tools offer a variety of customized reports and analytical tools to mine critical data from all facets of the business.

For over 25 years, STORIS has served retailers of all sizes that operate in the big-ticket home furnishings industry including furniture, bedding, electronics, appliances, and more.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , AIX , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8

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  • San from Mega Furniture

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    May 2018

    STORIS, perfect for higher scale furniture companies

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    Pros

    I like the user interface. It is very clean. I also love the integration with Dispatch Track. Everyone in my company uses this program and absolutely loves it!

    Cons

    I hate that the program doesn't scale to 4k properly for me and customer service can be a bit busy at times. It's also a bit expensive which might be a turn-off but it is well worth the price!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Sheila from Arhaus

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    February 2018

    STORIS is a mess

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    N/A

    Also, I noticed that on Holiday shopping days when we were most busy, the system would go down or lock us out! A product of the server being used by multiple retailers and over burdened I guess.

    Pros

    The limited functionality allowed me to learn it quickly. I have been in the computer industry for about 25 years so the old fashion functions like the use of function keys gave me a little nostalgia.

    Cons

    Antiquated features and functions. In my work we had to have multiple software products to accomplish the POS process.
    For example we had to look up a custom product SKU and all SKUs in one application, write it down and then sign into STORIS. STORIS required us to use the function keys rather than typical right click for copy and paste. Really OLD FASHIONED. This is just one example

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source

    Response: Nancy, STORIS, Inc.

    March 2018

    Thank you for your review on Software Advice. We are sincerely disappointed to hear of your experience. After researching your issues with your ERP Administrator, it was confirmed that the issues you experienced logging in were due to insufficient licenses. The number of STORIS licenses our customers elect is outside of our control. In addition, we offer unlimited free webinar training for each area of the system. Our powerful new Business Intelligence tool combines technology, data, analytics, and expertise to present information in a manner that assists in making optimal business decisions. Our Unified Commerce Platform consists of 5 central components including Retail Technology, Integrated eCommerce, Mobile POS and In-Store Kiosks all connected through the STORIS shopping cart. We hope to have the opportunity to show you how STORIS can be an impactful tool for your business, as it is for over 400 retailers. Our mission remains to deliver the strategic technology and professional services home furnishing retailers need to succeed. Sincerely, Nancy Figueras, STORIS Client Advocate Supervisor

  • Jack from JPL Design

    November 2017

    It's a quick and efficient software.

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    Pros

    It has a lot of checks and balances that doesn't allow the user to make mistakes. It also shows the designer custom options they may not be aware of to give their client the best design solution possible. Once you learn the drop-down abbreviations and become proficient you can quickly create a quote for your client. New employees never exposed to the system are able to pick it up quite rapidly as it is extremely user-friendly. Our administrator has the ability to quickly fix any errors we might have made. The reports it generates allow us to give real-time information to our clients. The ability to review clients past purchases when adding items to their home is very helpful and selecting new furniture that will compliment what they have purchased in the past!

    Cons

    There are times that the software is down. This can wreak havoc on our business. This may not be hey STORIS issue but rather an in-house Ethan Allen issue. We also recently moved locations. This required a new store code. The system was unable to blend the client base from the old store code to the new one requiring searching a customer's information in two different places. Not a significant hindrance.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • audrey from opdyke furniture

    November 2017

    For me it takes a while to master but is good in the end.

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    Pros

    Variety of applications. I like the customer search features. The reports are very detailed and give me the ability to evaluate my business from different values.

    Cons

    Find it a bit awkward when trying to navigate from one site to another.
    I think that when scanning on point of sale it should have the last scanned item first not last. It would prevent errors in scanning.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Michael from Fred's Beds Mattress Clearance

    Specialty: Other specialty retailer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2017

    brought into the 21st century by Storis

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    Overall we have been happy with Storis. A lot of the troubles we have encountered are due to the fact that we are not a bunch of computer people which is why we used spreadsheets and sales books for so long! Each day it gets easier and anytime I have really stumped Storis answers quickly and professionally.

    Pros

    Our previous inventory and sales were done on spreadsheets and written invoice pads. What a difference it makes to have such precise control over the inventory levels. We have really been able to streamline our ordering and reduce wasted space. And the sales order process, once learned, gives a very professional look to the customers - we love being able to email the sales orders! Also, a treasure trove of customer data is taken with just about every sale.

    Cons

    It is a big system with a lot of features - it is taking us quite a while to get comfortable with all of the "ins and outs" of the system. Storis support is always quick to reply with answers and solutions but sometimes it is hard to break away from a customer to get in touch with customer support. That being said they always get us back on track and the more we use the system the easier it gets.

  • Tyler from Northwoods Furniture Gallery & Outlet

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2017

    STORIS - An Excellent Software Solution

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    Our company has used STORIS for going on two years and it has been nothing but a good experience. The initial implementation process does take some time, especially if you are going from handwritten sales orders to a computer solution like we were. STORIS really helped us through this process - onsite training at corporate headquarters in New Jersey was a huge plus, as was the onsite direction provided by an assigned STORIS project manager. Now that we're using STORIS, I can't believe how we ever managed without it. It has been key in helping us grow our business, especially as we expanded to another location.

    Pros

    Real-time inventory and sales figures. Computerized records. Extensive sales analysis reports. Great customer support.

    Cons

    Occasional (very rare) server downtimes.

  • RODD from KALIN HOME FURNISHINGS

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2017

    One Happy Customer

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    We have been Storis clients for over 25 years and have never been disappointed.

  • David from Cocoon Furnishings

    December 2016

    Year End Summary

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    This is a very important software system for our business and as such is critical to our day to day operations. Overall, we are very happy with the product and service we get from Storis. The improvements you continually make assure us that there is an ongoing development to put in place the newest features that we can utilize and move with our industry.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    January 2017

    David, thank you for sharing your review of STORIS. We appreciate your continued support.

  • eric from The Mart Furniture Galleries

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    Over 20 Year Client

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    Storis has proven to me over the last 20 years to be reliable, dependable and an industry leader by staying current with advancements in all areas of systems. However, the true key to success with Storis is the top flite staff. Knowledge and responsive to any concerns or issue that arise. The overall communication of information is excellent. Looking forward to another 20 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, speed is good, stable, keeps growing

    Cons

    set-up layers, report development style improvement

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    January 2017

    Eric, Thank you for your review and your kind words. We appreciate your partnership!

  • Richard from Shelley's Stereo Video

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    Modular and Flexible - Transactional Accounting for Other Industries Too

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    We've been with Storis since 2006. As our accounting applications service provider (ASP), we couldn't be happier with Storis as our "partner" for our software accounting needs. Transactional accounting at its best. Robust, redundancy built in, and modular. Storis maintains our Inventory on a perpetual basis as we require - from PO's through receiving and sales order sell through. A/P and A/R functions download perfectly with a fail-safe approval process. Customizable reporting to handle all including sales taxes. Truly, though, we are most grateful, not just regarding the software; but also, the Storis staff. They are always available to us when we need them to answer a question on rare transactions or when we've made input errors requiring their help to correct. Storis has become part of our extended "family". You can't do better. downloading to our Quick Books

    Pros

    Modularity - Use only what you need.
    Flexibility - Create custom reports needed by your industry and business, easily.
    Robust, no downtime to speak of.
    Upgrades included at no charge.
    Amazing, attentive, professional and caring staff.

    Cons

    Absolutely - and I am tough - not even one negative thought about the company or its software

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    January 2017

    Richard, thank you very much for your thoughtful comments. We are always happy to hear success stories like yours.

  • audrey from opdyke furniture

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    PRESIDENT Opdyke Furniture Inc

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    Customer service has been very attentive and helpful. I do find the system a bit difficult to learn but it's coming along and I feel we will master it. It does offer a lot of info. It does require many steps to do a quick sale which maybe could be shortened.

    Pros

    all the features and search mode

    Cons

    Not being able to flip back on certain screens ie. to update customers info (should be able to do when entering a sale for an existing customer)

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    January 2017

    Audrey, thank you for your review and feedback. I have passed the feedback on to our Client Advocate team. We know that you can master STORIS too!

  • Aaron from Karvonen's

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    A Partner for Growth

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    STORIS is focused on making our business (as well as others) more efficient and customer focused. The simplicity of the UI, processes and overall system allow our employees to focus entirely on selling and servicing our guests. The scalability of the cloud-based platform has already allowed us to seamlessly add another location that is tailored to our specific needs. As a growing small business, the benefits far outweigh the costs, especially considering the breadth of what STORIS offers its customers.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    December 2016

    Thank you so much Aaron. We appreciate your continued support and value our partnership.

  • Sarah from FURNITURE MART

    December 2016

    Furniture Mart loves Storis.

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    Furniture Mart has been using Storis for about 16 years. Before Storis we used a different software. Storis helps us stay organized and analyze our business needs. We highly recommend storis. They offer training and help is always available when needed.

    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: STORIS, STORIS, Inc.

    December 2016

    Sarah, thank you so much for your kind review. We value our partnership with Furniture Mart!

  • Nick from IMManagers.com

    Specialty: Other specialty retailer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    November 2016

    Storis Story

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    Easy to use- from sale processing, inventory and scheduling deliveries. Function-able enough for small companies who require the basics. Yet its flexible functionalities can deliver so much more for large, multi-store companies as you customize functionalities to best suit your needs- but you do need to shell out more to make use of advanced functions/ customization. Customer support is great.

    Pros

    Easily learned by new users, flexible functionalities and very helpful and professional customer support team.

    Cons

    The more needs you have for your business model means more money to tailor-fit.

  • Keith from Chapin Furniture

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    August 2016

    Mixed Review

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    Pros

    The staff at Storis is very responsive and helpful. They make me desire to give Storis an outstanding review, but I'm just not quite there yet. Hoping that Storis overhauls their platform to make it more user friendly.

    Cons

    1. If you are an old school Microsoft platform person, you may enjoy the use of the software. In comparison to today's drag and drop, intuitive computing environment, the Storis software feels dated and clunky. Multitasking in Storis, or having multiple screens up at one time is almost non-existent, and to complete a task, or even offer a customer a simple refund, there is not always one simple process that allows the user to finish the task.
    2. Storis charges for just about everything. Even to get to the detailed reports we desired, we had to purchase the EIS reporting module. It would seem to me that many of the features that Storis charges extra for should be integrated into the software itself at no extra charge.

  • Mark from Gardner Mill Co.

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    October 2015

    Great Software with excellent support

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    Pros

    Solid product. Storis is always working to keep the product updated and current. Storis has great support with fast response times.

    Cons

    This product has lots of features and settings. Getting used to everything takes time.

  • GREG from BACONS FURNITURE

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    September 2015

    STORIS WORKS!

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    Pros

    AFTER WORKING WITH STORIS FOR 11 YEARS MYSELF AND THE COMPANY WORKING WITH STORIS FOR OVER 15 YEARS I CAN SAY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN VERY RESPONSIVE TO OUR NEEDS AS A COMPANY COMING UP WITH SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR US AND WITH TECH SUPPORT SOLVING ISSUES THAT, TO BE HONEST, WE CREATE OURLSELVES SOMETIMES, 98% OF THE TIME THE SAME DAY!

    Cons

    I DONT THINK IT IS REALLY FAIR TO SAY THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THE PRODUCT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT ONE PIECE OF SOFTWARE IS NOT THE "TOTAL SOLUTION" FOR EVERY SITUATION THAT COMES UP IN OUR BUSINESS. ARE THERE SOME THINGS I WISH WERE DIFFERENT OR THAT COULD BE TWEAKED IN OUR FAVOR? OF COURSE THERE IS, JUST AS IN ANY SOFTWARE PROGRAM THAT I USE FOR BUSINESS OR PERSONALLY.

  • Bruce from Boston Bed Company

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    September 2015

    Boston Bed Company loves Storis.

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    Pros

    The ease of use and intuitiveness of the program. You don't need to be a computer genius to use it, and in this industry not everyone grew up attached to a smart phone. Its simple to navigate and process transactions, and easy to find the information you need to manage your business. The Storis staff are extremely helpful and responsive to our needs and inquiries.

    Cons

    Don't have anything negative to offer - only positive opinions. I will say that we only use a small portion of the total package available to us. As a small company we don't feel the need to automate ordering, routing, price reductions, etc that we might if we were 60 stores instead of 6.

  • Mike from Burlington Furniture Company

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    September 2015

    Superior, powerful and intuitive, POS package.

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    Pros

    STORIS 9.5 is very reliable and structurally extremely sound. The different Modules allow a business to choose only what they require and all work seamlessly together, in my experience. The Table setups are extremely thorough yet flexible enough to customize to one’s own business needs. The interface is extremely User friendly, intuitive and highly customizable. STORIS offers a variety of “pre-built” reports but more importantly, to our business, the ability to create and run queries. The HELP functionally is very detailed,screen specific, and in most cases will answer any question one might have. I have used numerous POS packages over a 30 year career and although all have been very functional none have come close to the features and ability to customize all aspects of the package as STORIS offers.

    Cons

    In the attempt to answer this question I have to come up with something trivial which serves no useful purpose to anyone.

  • Larry from Just Cabinets Furniture & More

    Specialty: Furniture & home decor

    September 2015

    Storis RoX!

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    Pros

    The product encompasses everything in one package and can accommodate any size retail business. The software itself is easy to utilize and if you ever need assistance Storis's support is second to none! I've been in the IT support department myself for over 20yrs and got to give the highest of kudos to this companies outstanding services and support.

    Cons

    Well if I were to give any kind of negatives I feel the main downside to the product is it's core database use of IBM U2 as opposed to SQL or Oracle. Also, all client machines must have a decent network connection to the database (<50ms milli-second response time) for decent use and if your network connection is down you cannot utilize the software at all as there's no local database, so be confident in your network connectivity and security.

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