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Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities
On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative

retail 411  of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities Event Summary On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, allegedly enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics. Lawson made the announcement at the National Retail Federation

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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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Is IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail?


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retail 411  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

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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 rapid growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

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The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


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retail 411  Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing Dealing with Conflicting Objectives A few major (and often conflicting) objectives have been driving retailers to turn to information technology (IT) to streamline their sourcing and logistics processes. One objective is the pursuit of lower prices, which often involves excessively extended supply chains to remote, lower cost regions. The other is the quest to shorten cycle times, which is essential—but so is having quality control to ensure that companies get Read More

Accenture to Implement SAP at Bharti Retail


Bharti Retail Limited recently selected Accenture to implement SAP Retail solutions to enable the retailer to more efficiently plan, monitor, and track the flow of merchandise and information throughout its supply chain

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Wholesale and Retail Trade


Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations in demand; heavy competition; and local, national, and international regulatory compliance issues. These companies have also seen increases in business costs, ranging from transportation and delivery to the necessity of managing a large number of remote divisions.

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retail 411  Manhattan Associates for Omnichannel Retail Lacoste has selected Manhattan Associates’ Enterprise Order Management solution to orchestrate its omnichannel retail operations and facilitate the company’s continued growth. The global fashion brand generated a retail sales turnover of 1.8 billion euros in 2012. In the 114 countries where the brand is present, Lacoste products are sold every two seconds in LACOSTE shops, department stores, and throughout selected points of sale.   Manhattan’s Read More

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Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


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Retail Anywhere


Retail Anywhere develops point of sale and retail management technologies, and has supplied solutions to retailers worldwide since 1981. It is built on Microsoft technologies and conforms with the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider and an IBM Business Partner. The company is headquartered in Atascadero, California (US).

retail 411  Anywhere Retail Anywhere develops point of sale and retail management technologies, and has supplied solutions to retailers worldwide since 1981. It is built on Microsoft technologies and conforms with the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider and an IBM Business Partner. The company is headquartered in Atascadero, California (US). Read More

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Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


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