About Smart Apps Consulting LLC

Our Retail Journey started in 1988


Our Service to You

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Implementation Consulting

We specialize in providing simple solutions which add value to any retail implementation.  Our many years of retail experience give us unique, business grounded perspective into the role of technology in Retail.

Financial Focus

We focus on inventory, stock ledger, ReSA, ReIM as well as the interfaces to external systems.  Our firm has worked with many retailers to successfully change their accounting method from retail to cost within the framework of Oracle Retail.


We pride ourselves in leaving clients with people who excel at maintaining their own Oracle Retail systems and processes.  We have successfully mentored clients in both the tools and complex application technology of Oracle Retail.


Everything we do centers on our clients.  We don't place our relationship with software providers over the needs of our clients.  Our clients truly come first.


We pride ourselves on our efficient procedures and solutions. This type of efficiency only comes from providing the resources with the most experience and deepest skill sets.

Fair Prices

Satisfying customers is our top priority. That’s why we believe in offering fair and transparent prices with no hidden fees or extra charges.

Mark Thompson's Career Path

Retail Manager (1988 - 1994)

Mark began his retail career as a retail manager.  He managed department stores, convenience stores, specialty stores and gas stations.  Mark worked hard to learn the retail business from the bottom up, developing a keen sense of how to train a team to insure continued success  

Business Analyst (1994 - 1996)

He began his IT career on a team developing a store automation package for a major retailer.  He was critical in the success of the beta site and assisting the retailer with upgrading their Radio Frequency Handheld Computers as well as working to implement version control for the team.

Project Lead (1996 - 1997)

He moved on to a consulting position with MCI Systemhouse and was placed on the Zale project team implementing Retek.  Mark was moved quickly into a lead role over all the custom development for the project.  His designs for item lists and location lists were eventually incorporated into the base product with the client's encouragement.

Retail Practice Lead (1997 - 1998)

Mark moved to a boutique consulting firm in 1997 called the Edison Group.  He was the lead consultant on another Retek implementation and held supervisory accountability on all Retail projects (whether Retek or not).  His clients were  

 - Michaels Arts and Crafts (Retek)

 - Winn Dixie (Peoplesoft)

 - Cinemark (Peoplesoft)

 - HEB (Peoplesoft)


Owner BLT Soft Incorporated (1998 - 2016)

He partnered with three former colleagues to form BLT Soft Incorporated.  Although a founder and owner of the company, Mark remained engaged with the following Clients during that time

 - Family Dollar (Retek)

 - PRI (Retek)

 - Michaels Arts and Crafts (Retek)

 - Borders (Retek)

 - The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (Retek)

 - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Retek)

 - Steinmart (Oracle Retail)

- Zale Corporation (Oracle Retail)

Owner Smart Apps Consulting LLC (2016 - present)

Mark sold his interest in BLT Soft Incorporated and formed his own company.  Mark has focused on the following clients

 - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (Oracle Retail)

 - Nordstrom (Oracle Retail)

 - Lands End (Oracle Retail)

 - Tiffany & Co. (Oracle Retail)

 - Bluestem Brands (Oracle Retail)

 - The Exchange (Oracle Retail)