Retail & Distribution

Crunch is Building its Software Muscles with Cegid Cloud

25 September 2016

3 min

America’s leading health club chain turned to Cegid to shift its retail operations to the cloud, further simplifying overall IT infrastructure and supporting expansion strategy.


NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2016) – Cegid, a leading player in the digital transformation of companies and a provider of cloud services and software, announced today that Crunch, LLC, the gym chain known for its innovative group fitness programming, has chosen Cegid’s SaaS retail software (Yourcegid Y2), including CRM, Price Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing, Point-of-Sale (POS), Payment Integration and Advanced Reporting.


Founded in 1989, Crunch has grown from a basement level room in New York to become an industry leader with over 150 gyms worldwide. Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of “No Judgments.”


As part of its retail technology transformation, Crunch has upgraded to Cegid’s SaaS retail software to centralize its operations and accelerate time to value with less risk. With a minimal entry cost and ready-made implementation services and support structure, Crunch gets access to a world-class retail solution while eliminating the need to buy, install and manage servers. This gives the fitness chain the freedom to focus on strategic business initiatives rather than on using valuable IT resources to keep legacy systems on life support.


“At Crunch, we pride ourselves in coming up with innovative ways to engaging our members differently, so the deployment of Yourcegid Retail Y2 helps us strengthen our position in this increasingly competitive market,” says Mike Neff, Vice President Member Services of Crunch, LLC. “Cegid’s integrated capabilities and cloud-based delivery provide us with the flexibility and opportunity to expand ourselves so that we ensure Europay Mastercard and Visa (EMV) compliance across all of our locations.”


Crunch anticipates to improve inventory management, provide a better in-store experience, access accurate information in real-time and gain a better understanding of member demand and product preferences.


“We’ve been seeing strong demand from retailers to deliver fully-integrated SaaS software solutions,” said Dan Friedman, COO of Cegid North America. “Many have been looking for a robust retail software from an experienced organization for quite some time. With our 30 years of industry expertise, we’re able to take our clients to the next generation of software, allowing them to grow with us well into the future. In this context, we’re thrilled to further solidify our relationship with Crunch (see story).”


“The transition and data conversion from our legacy system to Yourcegid Retail Y2 were a breeze,” states Neff “Cegid is an important business and technology partner. We’re continuing the journey with them because of their fast deployment model and their rock-solid platform run by more than 1,000 retailers worldwide – they must be doing something right!”.


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About Crunch

Crunch is a gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment and pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments. Headquartered in New York City, and co-owned by New Evolution Ventures (NeV) and private-equity firm Angelo, Gordon, Crunch serves over 700,000 members with over 150 gyms worldwide, including 130 franchised clubs in MA, PA, NY, NJ, CT, WA, OR, CA, TX, FL, KY, VA, OH, NE, GA, WI, IL, SC, Puerto Rico and Australia, and is rapidly expanding across the U.S. and around the globe. Go to for more information.


About Cegid

Cegid is a leading player in digital transformation, providing cloud services and enterprise software to private companies and public entities alike.


Cegid addresses the management needs of organizations of all sizes in the fields of finance, taxation and human resources, and offers industry-specific solutions to companies in the manufacturing, trade, services and retail sectors, as well as the accounting profession. Based on MoBiClo, its technological concept combining Mobility, Business Intelligence and the Cloud, Cegid’s innovation strategy integrates all the new ways in which people use software.


Cegid is an international group with more than 2,200 employees, 29 locations in France, and 15 subsidiaries and offices worldwide. Cegid serves more than 120,000 clients and 400,000 users, including over 120,000 in SaaS mode. In 2015, its revenues totaled $315 million.

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