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New Possibilities In Retail Technologies for Small to Mid-Size Retailers: Leveraging Total Retail Solutions Based on Collective Retail Intelligence
Most retailers can no longer compete on price alone; however, integrated retail solutions built on Microsoft SQL, and OPOS and ART Data Model standards offer a

retail access  though they started with Retail Anywhere when they were much smaller. To make this growth possible, they needed a solution to unify their unique mix of retail, in-store cooking, and franchise needs. Each store had to run with a robust POS solution that could handle high-volume sales, and to also access the central corporate system. Franchises needed to maintain individual data such as original recipes and waste and sample tracking. Though the set of requirements was complex, Key Jobson, Chief Information

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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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Microsoft Retail Systems


Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.

retail access  of Microsoft's products, its retail solution implementation and configuration is relatively effortless. There are two approaches to setting up data within an enterprise solution: importing the data, or manually entering data into the application. Microsoft POS allows an import of data just by having inventory, customer, and supply information available on an Excel spreadsheet. Thus, instead of keying in all the information manually, or going through a lengthy process for data conversion, retailers can imp Read More

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 access  “white spaces” in your retail portfolio and how do you plan to fill them? For example, what about planograms/space planning, workforce scheduling and task management, price and assortment optimization, e-commerce/multi-channel order management, etc.? MG: We work closely with customer and partner advisory boards to best understand what Microsoft can provide to drive the most value, versus what partners are expected to offer. We offer a focused solution for specialty retailers, but don’t plan to deliv Read More

The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes


The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively to improve performance in areas such as on-time delivery, product quality, and regulatory compliance.

retail access  Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes The potential benefits of global sourcing and supplier management that have been discussed for retailers in this series so far are not that easily achieved across the board. To recap, these benefits can be seen both at the top line and at the bottom line. At the top line, benefits include growth of private label business, faster time-to-market, better product availability and fewer stockouts, more competitive offerings and improved customer value, and broader access Read More

Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire.


Today more than ever, retailers are faced with the challenges of selling locally while competing globally. To be successful, they must provide a shopping experience that inspires customer loyalty. Retailers that understand their customers’ shopping habits can build strategic global supply chains that anticipate demand. One way to achieve this is with a scalable technology platform based on industry standards.

retail access  how the SAP for Retail solution portfolio can help retailers of all sizes maximize their strategic advantage and minimize operating overhead to become a best-run retailer. TODAY'S RETAILER: SEARCHING FOR PROMISE IN A WORLD OF CHALLENGE The opportunity for retailers has never been so bright for the savvy ' nor so dim for the unprepared. The Chinese economy is burgeoning. The collective buying power of the Chinese consumer in conventional markets ' such as leading product brands for footwear, jewelry, and a Read More

Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility


Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility. Despite a tough retail climate, best-in-class re...

retail access  Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility Despite a tough retail climate, best-in-class retailers are achieving positive results like these: 33% gross margins 17% increase in year-over-year return on net assets (RONA) 28% increase in year-over-year customer retention Learn how your retail operation can achieve this kind of success in the Aberdeen Group research paper, Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimizing Performance for Market Agility . Read More

Retail Redefined: Investing for Success through 2015


Exclusive new survey findings point to the priorities and investments retailers are planning for over the next 36 months. Forward-looking results unveil the internal goals and external pressures driving retail decision strategies over the long term. This report will help retailers plan and prioritize around emerging trends from now through 2015.

retail access  and external pressures driving retail decision strategies over the long term. This report will help retailers plan and prioritize around emerging trends from now through 2015. 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 rapid growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

retail access  Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth The Client : Elephant Pharm, a start-up chain in the natural health and wellness retail sector. The Major Challenge : To find a retail solution that would grow with the company and help it develop into a multinational chain. The Operational Issues : A lack of enterprise-wide inventory visibility, the need to run the business at both a centralized and decentralized level, and the need for a sales reporting function at a more granular level. The Read More

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.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

retail access  customer intimacy (clienteling). SAP’s retail solution portfolio consists of the following six broad areas: Real-time Insight —SAP’s BI platform and tools, as well as its analytics applications, enable line-of-business (LoB) managers to gain rapid access to current and critical insight to determine a plan of action, whether focusing on better understanding their shoppers, managing the merchandise lifecycle, optimizing supply chain operations, ensuring a positive shopping experience, or Read More

Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire.


In the white paper retail today: understand.

retail access  In the white paper Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire ., find out how you can become a best-run retailer and achieve business success despite the difficult retail conditions. You'll learn about moving to a customer demand model instead of one that's supply-based developing in-depth knowledge of your customers' needs and shopping habits efficiently coordinating merchandising activities with supply chain logistics creating a unique shopping experience effectively managing a global supply chain 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 access  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

Epicor Acquires QuantiSense for Retail Analytics


Epicor acquires QuantiSense, a provider of cloud and on-premise packaged analytic solutions for the retail industry, in a deal that is expected to bolster Epicor's retail analytics capabilities.

retail access  Acquires QuantiSense for Retail Analytics Epicor Software recently acquired privately held QuantiSense, Inc. , a provider of cloud and on-premise packaged analytics solutions for the retail industry. The acquisition is expected to extend Epicor's position as a leading provider of omnichannel solutions for midsize and large retail chains. Currently, more than $450 billion (USD) in transactions flow through Epicor Retail systems implemented at about 500 leading retail brands. An important advantage of Read More

Two New Large Retail Clients Select Oracle Retail


The U.S. National Retail Federation annual conference began this week, and software vendors in the retail business segment tend to make announcements during this time. Oracle has already released the news of two new retail customers: Australian footware manufacturer and distributor Deckers Outdoors, which owns such brands as UGG and Teva, and one of the largest Russia-based consumer electronics

retail access  New Large Retail Clients Select Oracle Retail The U.S. National Retail Federation annual conference began this week, and software vendors in the retail business segment tend to make announcements during this time. Oracle has already released the news of two new retail customers: Australian footware manufacturer and distributor Deckers Outdoors, which owns such brands as UGG and Teva, and one of the largest Russia-based consumer electronics retailers, M.Video. Besides the shared industry vertical, Read More

Sage Millennium 2013 Introduces New Features For Mobile Access


Sage North America announced the 2013 version of Sage Millennium, its solution for nonprofit organizations. The release introduces mobile access for all users, on-demand reports for prospect managers and directors, workflow for prospect data entry, photographs for display and reporting, and new display customization features including paging of data. According to the press release, the new

retail access  Millennium 2013 Introduces New Features For Mobile Access Sage North America announced the 2013 version of Sage Millennium , its solution for nonprofit organizations. The release introduces mobile access for all users, on-demand reports for prospect managers and directors, workflow for prospect data entry, photographs for display and reporting, and new display customization features including paging of data. According to the press release, the new features of Sage Millennium 2013 are aimed at address Read More