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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 4 4 5 calendar  as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction It is well known that SAP AG , founded in 1972, is a market and technology leader in business management software, and since those early days retailers have been using the now legacy SAP R/1 and SAP R/2 financials solutions to support their financial processes. With the success of the client-server SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in the early 1990s and the burgeoning expansion of the global ERP market, SAP embarked on tailoring its

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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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Accounting for SMBs: A Solution Beyond Entry-level Systems Red Wing Software


Many SMB companies need more functionality than an entry-level system offers, but cannot afford to pay $15,000 (USD) or more for a higher-end product, nor do they really need the complexity found in these products. Red Wing Software’s TurningPoint is a good mid-market product that plays well in this market.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  Ledger. Acme is advanced retail management software that includes barcode printing, credit card processing, and marketing features so you can do date-driven sale pricing, promotional mailing labels based on past purchases, receipt couponing, and more. Service Management: Dynamite Service System ( http://www.southbysouthwest.com ). A full featured, computerized dispatching software system that tracks field service calls and installations, in-house repairs to customer equipment, service contracts, Read More

NetGenesis Predicts The Future From Mouse Trails


NetGenesis recently released NetGenesis 5, a suite of web analytics applications that do more than report simple web statistics. NetGenesis claims that its new suite can provide actionable insight into the behavior of surfing customers.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  million hits per day. Retail, financial services and high technology are strong vertical markets. Some of the company's flagship clients include 3Com, Lotus, Barnes & Noble, and Charles Schwab. NetGenesis hopes its new product suite will speed revenue growth; since 1996 NetGenesis has watched its own revenues grow at slower pace than those of its competitors. Figure 1 shows annual revenue from 1996 though 1999. Figure 2 shows quarterly data for the first three calendar quarters of 2000. Figure 1. Read More

Logility: Voyager in B2B Collaborative Commerce


Logility has achieved an impressive 33% total revenue growth over the past five years, demonstrating that it can still compete effectively in a B2B software market dominated by much larger players. It sells its supply chain management and Internet-based solutions to mid market companies primarily within the process manufacturing industries, such as food & beverage, chemicals, but also consumer packaged goods, apparel, and retail. Logility claims to be happy with its current rate of growth but is aggressively targeting the application hosting market.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  beverage, chemicals, apparel, and retail companies and its warehousing products to a broad range of industries. Voyager is especially effective for clients with standard business processes who require minimum customization. Table 1: Best-of-Breed SCM Vendors ITWO MANU. LGTY. Fiscal Year-End Revenues ($M) 570 177 27 Last 4 Quarter Revenues ($M) 570 149 32 5-Year Average Growth 100% 41% 33% 4-Quarter Year* Growth +58% -25% +12% * comparing latest 4 quarter revenues with those of the previous 4 quarters Read More

The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium


New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short term. Once the supply chain planning market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market. In the new millennium, Manugistics faces its next great challenge – to leverage recent market momentum in building a strong foundation for future success.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  who, like other Internet retailers, is beginning to understand the importance of supply chain optimization on its businesses. Manugistics has historically maintained strong alliances with complementary ERP vendors and systems integrators that shoulder much of the implementation support burden for its installations and it continues to foster these relationships. The company has a good record of customer service and a large customer base that represents a who's who among blue chip companies, including Read More

Jaspersoft 4 Goes Big Data


On January 11, 2011, Jaspersoft launched a new version of its business intelligence (BI) suite named Jaspersoft 4, and just a couple of weeks later, on January 25, the open source BI provider launched a new set of software tools that provides support for a wider variety of data sources in the “Big Data” space. This is a clear sign that BI applications will come to address a wider number of data

retail 4 4 5 calendar  4 Goes Big Data On January 11, 2011, Jaspersoft launched a new version of its business intelligence (BI) suite named Jaspersoft 4 , and just a couple of weeks later, on January 25, the open source BI provider launched a new set of software tools that provides support for a wider variety of data sources in the “Big Data” space . This is a clear sign that BI applications will come to address a wider number of data sources and expand the reach as well as the size of the information that BI Read More

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Is IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail?


Omnichannel retail has forever changed the face of retail. And now, another recent innovation, the Internet of Things, is poised to change the face of retail—once again. TEC CRM analyst Raluca Druta keys in on how she envisions this relationship to unfold in the preamble to the full discussion on the topic later this month on ERP Conversation Live.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  of Omnichannel Retail? Omnichannel retail has become a well-established practice, and it can be best described with an example: A consumer researches and browses products on their smartphone through a store’s mobile app and then later makes a purchase from their PC. The item is then shipped to the consumer’s home, who later on posts a review of the product and their buying experience on Facebook using their tablet. They subsequently decide to return the product in-store. This type of shopping Read More

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution. Read More

Large Canadian Luggage Retailer Bentley Opts for Oracle Retail


The Bentley Group is one of Canada's largest luggage and bags retailers, with stores located in practically every mall across the country. It operates more than 400 retail stores and has a central distribution center, and it has selected Oracle Retail solutions for its operations. Oracle's press release does not provide any details regarding the selection project or state the exact

retail 4 4 5 calendar  Bentley Opts for Oracle Retail The Bentley Group is one of Canada's largest luggage and bags retailers, with stores located in practically every mall across the country. It operates more than 400 retail stores and has a central distribution center, and it has selected Oracle Retail solutions for its operations. Oracle's press release does not provide any details regarding the selection project or state the exact reasons why the software was selected, but it's known that three solutions will be Read More

Impuls 5


The Impuls 5 system is an integrated company management support package, compliant with the MRP II/ERP standard. Designed for medium and large manufacturing, trade, and service companies, Impuls 5 includes applications that support capital, personnel, logistics, production, customer relationship management (CRM), and document flow management. Using Impuls 5, authorized users can access up-to-date information about all internal organizational processes. Impuls 5 is suitable for multidivision enterprises, and is modeled on the economic processes used by companies operating in Poland. Its modular structure allows customers to configure a solution that meets their requirements. Impuls 5 can also be integrated with special-purpose applications to meet the needs of different business sectors. Impuls 5 is designed to work with Oracle 9i and 10g database servers. It operates in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) using a client/server or three-tier architecture.

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Retail Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  awareness. Moreover, the terms retail merchandise management system (RMM) and merchandise management system (MMS) likely have little more market recognition than their acronyms. Despite their relative anonymity, these systems, also known as retail ERP systems, are the enterprise back-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and to support their daily tasks. The following article provides an overview of both retail and the core and non-core areas of retail ERP systems. Read More

hybris Helps SAP Retail and CRM


As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today, SAP plans to acquire hybris, a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The

retail 4 4 5 calendar  Helps SAP Retail and CRM As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today , SAP plans to acquire hybris , a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The combination of industry-leading enterprise solutions from SAP with the Read More

Four Critical Steps on the Road to Successful Retail Promotions


Retailers stand to gain significantly by implementing critical strategic changes to the promotional advertising aspects of their business. These changes can include integrating disparate promotions-related processes and merging existing data stores with creative systems, as well as creating expedited advertising in real time—thus extending the marketing reach of their promotions. The direct result: more efficient and effective promotions.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  the Road to Successful Retail Promotions Retailers stand to gain significantly by implementing critical strategic changes to the promotional advertising aspects of their business. These changes can include integrating disparate promotions-related processes and merging existing data stores with creative systems, as well as creating expedited advertising in real time—thus extending the marketing reach of their promotions. The direct result: more efficient and effective promotions. Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

retail 4 4 5 calendar  s Approach to the Retail Market Introduction There are some interesting dynamics within the retail market segment. On one hand, the market is much less penetrated by enterprise applications than most other economic sectors, in part since retailers have largely been remiss in leaving mainframes and other legacy technologies behind. Also, the sector has shown some resilience even during the recent and possibly still ongoing economic malaise, in part as the consumers have been stretching their credit card Read More