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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

retail 365  roster? SAP Retail: While retail executives rush ahead to equip their workforces with mobile devices, their CIOs must maintain a watchful eye on concerns such as security, data latency, and device proliferation. Gartner notes that by 2013, a typical Fortune 1000 company that deploys business-to-employee (B2E) or business-to-consumer (B2C) mobile applications will use at least six different combinations of mobile platform, architecture, and development tools. Gartner also observes that, even by 2014, 60

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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The Tangled Web: Silent Threats and Invisible Enemies


When cyber-criminals stage attacks on businesses with covert malware, spam, and scams that drain employee productivity, users aren’t aware they’ve been victimized. Rich media, open-source platforms, and social-networking sites are vulnerable to these threats. Learn how a hosted Web security and content filtering service intercepts all types of Web-borne attacks.

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The Instant Supply Chain Challenge


For the past few weeks, all eyes (and hearts) have been on the devastation caused by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. What is needed in a disaster like this is an "Instant Supply Chain"--ultra-rapid creation of a distribution network with coordination between the many decentralized players. To meet these challenges, relief agencies and governments can learn much from the supply chain advances made by the private sector, but the private sector can also learn from the successes and failures of these relief efforts.

retail 365  For example, some fashion-oriented retailers and manufacturers have been turning that skill into a strong competitive advantage. Prepare for the unpredictable . Developing scenarios, creating backup plans and procedures, practicing them, and pre-positioning resources can be worth the investment. The key is being able to leverage those investments across a very wide array of circumstances. The US military prepositions assets in various regions to be able to more rapidly respond in military conflicts, but Read More

Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix


BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

retail 365  and new industries (including retail and financial services). Although BigMachines has been able to broaden out of its traditional sweet spot (its solutions having shown success with manufacturers of pumps, valves, and industrial products) to now include high-tech manufacturing (such as office productivity software and hardware, medical devices, and telecommunications equipment), penetrating other niches is not an easy feat. Not many vendors can cover the entire gamut of customer needs, starting with Read More

The User's Undying Quest for Exploring and Discovering Info - Part 1


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What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how Microsoft’s recently released end-to-end retail solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, with new point of sale and multi-channel management capabilities can help retailers run their entire business.

retail 365  Microsoft’s Retail Play? This article is not about the currently available 15 retail locations for Microsoft Stores in the United States (US), but rather about what Microsoft Corp . has already been offering (or is soon to offer) to retailers as software, and, to a lesser degree, hardware (e.g., Microsoft Surface tablets) solutions. To be fair, Microsoft uses most of the solutions that will be discussed here in its aforementioned stores. At the recently held Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2011 by Read More

BPM in Retail


Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry.

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Design Within Reach Selects NetSuite as Omnichannel Retail Platform


Design Within Reach, Inc., a multichannel retailer of authentic modern furniture, recently selected NetSuite as its core business management platform to support the retailer's rapid growth. P.J. Jakovljevic reports on what led to the win and the expected gains for the retailer.

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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


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JustEnough Software—Becoming a Retail Planning Stalwart


JustEnough Software is gaining prominence in the demand management space, providing solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses. Read this report from TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic and see how JustEnough's software helps retailers stock the right merchandise in the right locations—driving customer service and revenue through improved availability.

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Lacoste Selects Manhattan Associates for Omnichannel Retail


Lacoste selects Manhattan Associates’ Enterprise Order Management solution to streamline omnichannel retail operations. Read up on the expected benefits for Lacoste and its customers.

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Retail TouchPoints


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A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


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A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience


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