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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 companies doing well  , Network Retail , Retail Companies , Retail Consulting Trade , Retail Decisions , Retail Distribution , Retail , Retail ARTS , Retail B2C , Retail Business , Retail Establishments , Retail Experts , Retail Management . As the third-generation owner of a retail business with more than a century of service to the same community, the state of independent retailing is a matter of an intensely personal interest to me. Like so many of my colleagues and competitors around the corner and across the country, I

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Retail Applications Vendor Provides a Solid "Platform"


As spending on technology by major players is growing at an increasing pace, there are good opportunities for vendors which have been in the market for a while, such as One Network Enterprises. But they also face some unique challenges.

retail companies doing well  obsolescence, many of the retail software vendors have taken over the mantle of ASPs, and are providing web-based packages which are updated in real time. Retailers are also looking to process outsourcing with best-of-breed partners. Benefits of Platform A key element of ONE's product strategy is seeing transportation management as a sub-process of the much broader and higher-impact category of replenishment management. The four critical dimensions of replenishment are demand, supply, logistics, and Read More

The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps to reconcile these disparate solutions to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities.

retail companies doing well  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

OzLINK Doing Magic for Cloud Order Management


Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, USA, Oz Development is the privately held provider of OzLINK, the set of cloud-based solutions that integrate and automate the order management process. Oz Development has a patented cloud-based platform that enables integration, automation, and extension of order management processes for small and medium sized companies. OzLINK has created value for

retail companies doing well  . When SuiteCommerce , Retail Anywhere , and OrderMotion are used by customers as part of the NetSuite solution , OzLINK is usually not involved. Oz Development is mainly doing projects when other third-party e-commerce solutions are involved with NetSuite, specifically Magento and ChannelAdvisor. Oz also does a lot of Volusion integration, although those customers are smaller and often not running NetSuite but might be using Intuit QuickBooks or a legacy ERP system. OzLINK customer stories abound , and 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 companies doing well  embedded into SAP for Retail solutions since 2002. Before SAP acquired SAF, both companies had a long history of cooperation—SAP used SAF’s order and forecasting software as part of the SAP Forecasting and Replenishment solution. In addition, the acquisition of OutlookSoft (in 2007), a leading provider of integrated financial planning, budgeting, and consolidation software; Business Objects (in 2008), the global market–leading business intelligence (BI) platform and tools provider; and Sybase (in Read More

Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start


The all-in-one manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories:materials management; production planning ...

retail companies doing well  Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start Are you in a hurry to make your manufacturing operation more efficient and competitive? With SAP's Business All-in-One Fast-start Program, you can find everything you need to get started today and to build for the future. The All-in-One manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories: materials management production planning and control sales and distribution logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM), and quality Read More

Retail TouchPoints


Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation.

retail companies doing well  TouchPoints Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation. 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.

retail companies doing well  Nord Selects SAP Retail At the recently held CeBIT 2014 conference in Hanover, Germany, SAP announced that the 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.   ALDI Nord aims to Read More

Retail Merchandising


Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently. Retail Merchandising is highly effective for hard-line and soft-line retailers alike. Retailers benefit from features such as automated replenishment, native style-color-size-size2 item matrices, advanced allocation methods, and stock balancing. Total cost of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules within Retail Merchandising, such as distribution center management, loss prevention, sales audit, customer loyalty, data warehouse, gift card management, open-to-buy, e-commerce, and orders and fulfillment. The Retail Merchandising solution is one of the few completely integrated systems that allows users to manage business regardless of where the business comes from. Epicor's core merchandise management system can take care of "brick and mortar" stores (style and price maintenance, allocation, warehouse and distribution, purchasing, receiving, replenishment, sales audit, and accounting interface), while its fully integrated e-commerce and orders and fulfillment modules extend retailers' reach to serve Internet and catalog customers. The net result: one view of the customer.  

retail companies doing well  Merchandising Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently. Retail Merchandising is highly effective for hard-line and soft-line retailers alike. Retailers benefit from features such as automated replenishment, native style-color-size-size2 item matrices, advanced allocation methods, and stock balancing. Total cost of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules Read More

Software Companies Running on NetSuite


NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omnichannel commerce software solutions, has certainly found a sweet spot in the distribution and retail sectors, with a budding manufacturing following as well. The vendor has announced that innovative and fast-growing software companies are also turning to NetSuite for cloud-based business management software

retail companies doing well  in the distribution and retail sectors, with a  budding manufacturing following  as well. The vendor has announced that  innovative and fast-growing software companies are also turning to NetSuite  for cloud-based business management software to fuel domestic and global business expansion. These new recent customer wins join more than 800 software customers taking advantage of NetSuite’s industry-specific capabilities to address such challenges as complex revenue recognition (with full support for Read More

Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems


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.

retail companies doing well  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

Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies


This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core performance management disciplines of financial consolidation and planning. Unified planning and consolidation refers to systems that are specifically architected to use a common platform and data structure with a common user interface.

retail companies doing well  Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core performance management disciplines of financial consolidation and planning. Unified planning and consolidation refers to systems that are specifically architected to use a common platform and data structure with a common user interface. Read More

Using ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies


Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits. This white paper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers. Realize the benefits of eCommerce in the ETO setting with ERP software.

retail companies doing well  ERP to Deliver Ecommerce for Engineer to Order Companies Engineer-to-order (ETO) companies can use enterprise software to implement eCommerce strategies in order to improve customer service, reduce waste, and increase profits. This white paper outlines the ways that enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can facilitate ETO eCommerce by opening portals to suppliers, project collaborators, and customers. Realize the benefits of eCommerce in the ETO setting with ERP software. Read More

Achieving Operational Efficiency-Business Solutions for Midsize Companies


Midsize companies today more than ever face the challenge of improving operational efficiency to meet objectives. This paper examines integrated, proven business solutions with deep, industry-specific functionalities that adapt to the unique needs of midsize companies in an affordable, predictable way. Read how these solutions enhance business agility, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen customer relationships.

retail companies doing well  Operational Efficiency-Business Solutions for Midsize Companies Midsize companies today more than ever face the challenge of improving operational efficiency to meet objectives. This paper examines integrated, proven business solutions with deep, industry-specific functionalities that adapt to the unique needs of midsize companies in an affordable, predictable way. Read how these solutions enhance business agility, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen customer relationships. 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 companies doing well  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