The management of a retail pharmacy store requires a critical set of skills. It could be all good and well to talk about soft skills which an experienced retail pharmacy store owner or manager might already have. But even so, this does appear to be a pressure cooker of a trading environment in terms of high rates of competitiveness as well as needs analyses statistics. Installing retail pharmacy management software should of course make positive inroads towards alleviating some of that pressure.
In fact, scrap that. Installing retail pharmacy management software, could also be abbreviated to PMS, must alleviate a lot of the pressure currently being felt by the retail pharmacy industry. Not only are this industry’s stakeholders having to put up with ongoing rivalries, whether it be same-street competitors, or large multinational groupings or franchise operations, they now have to contend with COVID-19. Not only having to put up with ongoing demands from customers for pressing service deliveries, but those too who may have been directly or indirectly (negatively) impacted by the novel Corona virus.
The health services industry in general certainly has its hands full right now. And at the time of writing this note, it does not look like the current pandemic will be officially read its last rights any day now. It would be realistic to make projections and plan for what is now being universally referred to as a new normal. And this is likely to put further pressure on the retail pharmacy industry which must now cater for new and unseen levels of supply and demand. But it should never be insurmountable.
Just as long as the pharmacy management software systems are up and running and always in line for regular upgrades or updates.