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Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter
The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market

retail 500 list  Activant also had a retail group, but specializing in providing solutions to small to midsize hard goods retailers. The two companies were merged and now operate under the Epicor name. Today over 500 retail brands use Epicor Retail solutions and another 8,000 hard goods businesses use the heritage Activant solutions. Today, the company’s retail customers are in both softlines and hard goods and represent verticals such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, jewelry, newsstands, books/music, camera,

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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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On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


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retail 500 list  demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise Over the last decade, industry analysts have heard about the e-commerce−enabling software company called SPS Commerce time and time again, but we’ve never had the chance to meet its staff. Most often than not, the company would be cited by its direct competitors, such as Sterling Commerce , GXS , or Inovis . The chance to meet the company’s staff presented itself at the National Retail Federation ’s ( NRF ’s) BIG Retail Read More

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Retalix Strives for Leadership in Retail Food Segment


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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


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retail 500 list  Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. NRF Foundation (NRFF) is the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation. A non-profit foundation created in 1981, NRFF conducts industry research, and develops education and training programs and professional industry credentials to help retail Read More

How to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail


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retail 500 list  Build Pricing Muscle in Retail Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websites Read More

iVend Retail


iVend Retail is an end-to-end retail management solution for mid-market retail store chain companies. The solution covers all aspects of retail business, ranging from head-office functions to back-office store and point-of-sale (POS) operations. The application is designed to scale from a single-store specialty retail operation to retail operations having hundreds of stores spanning multiple geographies. iVend Retail is integrated with SAP Business One, and provides features including loyalty and gift card management. Pricing and promotions management functionality allows a head office to run targeted campaigns for specific stores, with period and volume discounts. Promotions can also be based on "buy-some-get-some," sales totals, and "happy hours." The integrated loyalty management module enables the setup and management of multiple loyalty schemes that allow assigning of points on customer purchases. With the added ability to define ageing criteria for loyalty points, customers can redeem loyalty points across the entire network of stores. Information availability and hence decision-making can be improved with numerous reports and enquiries in different categories of business operations-including sales, collections, inventory, and fulfillment-which can be exported to Excel and Word. iVend Retail is architected in a way that does not require stores to always be connected to head office over the Internet.  

retail 500 list  Retail iVend Retail is an end-to-end retail management solution for mid-market retail store chain companies. The solution covers all aspects of retail business, ranging from head-office functions to back-office store and point-of-sale (POS) operations. The application is designed to scale from a single-store specialty retail operation to retail operations having hundreds of stores spanning multiple geographies. iVend Retail is integrated with SAP Business One, and provides features including loyalty Read More

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


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retail 500 list  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

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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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PLM for the Retail Industry


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