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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

retail 99  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

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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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Quintiq-The Biggest Supply Chain Vendor You May Not Have Heard Of


Quintiq may be one of the faster growing supply chain vendors, and seems to be rising up the ranks of the supply chain vendors, based on supply chain revenues. How does a vendor emerge from relative obscurity to become one of the largest vendors? Apparently by largely ignoring discrete industry segments where other supply chain vendors focus and, instead, delivering planning and scheduling

retail 99  more interest from the retail and oil and gas industries. This broad vertical strategy means, however, that finding and training the right sales and support partners is more challenging. As a result, Quintiq's go-to-market strategy is mostly the direct route, with perhaps 20% of its business coming in through the channel. Having just unveiled a new Web site, what is next in store for Quintiq? Expect to see more of an emphasis on more verticals. While they have avoided the more actively competitive Read More

IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct


IBM announced plans to stop selling its Aptiva line of PCs through retail outlets.

retail 99  may return to the retail channel at some point. This lack of clarity indicates that IBM is being reactive, not proactive. This action, if executed well, will lead to sales growth for the Aptiva. However, because of the short timeframe for execution (less than three months from now), combined with the lack of clarity, we believe execution will not go smoothly (65% probability). Compaq has been trying to fine-tune their model for six+ months; we believe it will take IBM at least that long. In the bigger Read More

IBM PC Line Redrawn


IBM has decided to combine its entire desktop PC line under one name. The NetVista brand, until last week the name for IBM’s thin clients and appliance desktops, will now cover the whole range, including newly-released models for home and business.

retail 99  year's decision to discontinue retail sales of the Aptiva home PC (see IBM to Sell Aptiva Direct ) probably helped drive down sales, at least temporarily. Although we dislike the resultant increase in confusion (see above), we are hopeful that unifying the product line will allow IBM to regain its focus, and reverse its slide. [One side comment: the Aptiva and PC 300 product lines are still available, but will eventually be discontinued.] User Recommendations IBM is still a leading PC manufacturer, and Read More

Analysis of Sendmail, Inc.'s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years


sendmail 8.10 now includes SMTP authentication and support for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and multiple queues.

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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.

retail 99  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. Read More

Ingredients of a Comprehensive Retail Suite for SMBs


To achieve success in today’s retail industry, retailers that are small to midsize businesses (SMBs) need to effectively meet their customers’ needs on time, with the right price, in the right quantity—and at the right place, with the right promotions. All of these things can be very overwhelming for a retailer. To get them, retailers require tools that support effective and precise operations. In

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Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems


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retail 99  Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems It is that time of the year when folks make predictions of major technology trends for next year. Revel Systems, an innovative provider of iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions, recently announced predictions that will shape the retail and technology industries in 2014. It predicts that the technology and retail industries will begin to adopt innovations that will redefine how the two worlds collide.   Mobile Currency. Bitcoin. Social Capital Read More

Retail Technology Experiments at Metro AG


Last year, I had the pleasure of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20

retail 99  of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20 years ago—and now it has become a regular staple and commonness in retail organizations. Metro AG has defined three major future retail Read More

ALDI Nord Selects SAP Retail


German supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will replace the company's previous in-house system and will be used to manage retail processes at all company locations, from orders and warehouse management to store deliveries.

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JDA Portfolio: For The Retail Industry Part Two: JDA Portfolio 2004.1 Components


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Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


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retail 99  organized by the National Retail Federation (NRF) , was recently held in New York City. Epicor , while showcasing the full suite of Epicor Retail software solutions, highlighted mobility features across its product suite in the following manner: Personalized service with Epicor Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Clienteling Fast and accurate decision making with Business Intelligence (BI) Information Center Real-time inventory (merchandising) with Epicor Retail WebIM Merchandising Anywhere Read More

Quantum Retail: Challenging the "Enterprise Apps Establishment" and Retailers' Mindset - Part 1


Every year-ending holiday season reminds us of the importance of consumer spending and the retail sector for the United States (US) and global economies. Many economists and pundits are then awaiting with trepidation the Black Friday sales outcome and reported consumer sentiment or Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) as bellwethers of the economy in the New Year. While this

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