As cloud computing continues to gain adoption in our personal and professional lives, a new take on this concept is also gaining mass appeal. The Turning Point Justice’s Cloud Justice platform harnesses the power of the cloud that we interact with in our daily lives, be it to upload photos from your mobile device or uploading documents to collaborate on a project with co workers. In a similar fashion, the Cloud Justice platform allows retailers across multiple locations to share information relevant to loss prevention efforts.
Instead of having to rely on separate databases and case management systems to handle all loss prevention needs, retailers can integrate all relevant databases into this cloud computing platform for easy access across multiple venues. Cloud Justice collects data that is needed for law enforcement and justice system reports and becomes available to other retailers with the proper system. Since the platform is flexible and customizable, all data also integrates with whatever existing system may be in place which removes the need for duplicate information.
Prior to innovations like the Cloud Justice platform, it has been increasingly difficult and costly for a retail chain to share information which detracts from even the best efforts to curb shoplifting. Paying for physical storage space is not the most cost effective method, not to mention that our current increasing demand for data and storage space is harmful to the environment. Cloud computing, on the other hand, offers large amounts of data storage space at a much lower price point than traditional data centers. Turning Point Justice, in working to develop Cloud Justice, has realized that for retailers to adopt more modern loss prevention tools, that it would need to avoid being costly.
To that end, TPJ is offering the Cloud Justice Platform for free to retailers. Costs associated with the platform are instead passed onto the offenders, who pay offender participation fees. Of course, all of that relies on the offender being a first time, petty shoplifter and choosing to participate in the Court Alternative Program provided by Turning Point Justice in partnership with the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP).
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