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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

retail display cases  with several of our retail and consumer products customers. With what we call business network transformation (BNT), retailers can lay the foundations for new business models and set themselves apart from their competitors. Starbucks is an example of this model. Customers listening to the background music played in all Starbucks stores can now use the Apple iTunes music portal to display the current song on their cell phone and download it. The future approach will be for all companies to enhance their

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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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RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

retail display cases  only support these new retail processes, but likewise service their own emerging e-commerce operations. These new requirements for interacting with consumers across all channels consistently, efficiently, and on the consumer’s timetable will require a new class of enterprise applications. RedPrairie is uniquely positioned to supply these applications with the integrated suite we have created in 2011. PJ: What were the major highlights from your recent RedShift 2011 user conference? RP: RedShift 2011 Read More

Maximizer Enterprise 8: A Strong Competitor on the SMB Front Line


TEC recently reviewed Maximizer Enterprise 8. Tailored to the latest Internet technology, the offering is aggressively priced. Rich functionality is offered in a three-module structure that continues to compete in the demanding "best fit," customer relationship management, small and medium enterprise marketplace.

retail display cases  is sold at the retail price of $199. The CRM suite is offered under $500, while the e-CRM suite is only $200 more. Product Strengths and Challenges Maximizer Enterprise 8 is an integrated CRM suite with functionality encompassing direct and indirect sales, customer service, and marketing processes. In other words, all the modules are sold together out-of-the-box. Like version 7, Maximizer Enterprise 8 is based on a SQL database that supports both Microsoft and Pervasive SQL, which allows larger Read More

Mobile Application Momentum


With the boom in sales of smart mobile handsets, the opportunity for developing and selling mobile applications is ever more appealing. But the market is changing and evolving rapidly, with new concepts and technologies vying for attention. Discover why, in order to gain momentum, mobile applications need to have both appealing value for customers and the most appropriate, rapid, and wide-reaching routes to market.

retail display cases  information for a nearby retail outlet - relevance not information overload. Entertainment - allowing the individual to snack on games or rich media content, like mobile TV and 'mobisodes' specifically targeted for the mobile device to alleviate those micro-moments of boredom. Control - need to change the answering machine message, forgot to set the hard disk media recorder, or making product selections while out and about? With the right application the mobile phone can be used as a remote controller Read More

Even If We Knew Who You Are, We Probably Wouldn’t Tell


Companies specializing in personalization of consumer relationships have formed a consortium and conducted their first research study. The conclusion is that you care about privacy but not enough to drive to the mall.

retail display cases  interested in tying their retail data to their web data. Anyone not interested in this data, which serves both to hone marketing decisions and to keep visitors coming back, is heading for an e-catastrophe. So the work of this Consortium has the potential of being very important indeed, and should be watched closely both by companies actively developing personalization tools and by those planning to use them. Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

retail display cases  Software Product Groupings for Retail Part One of this note described the distinct software requirements of retail enterprises, retail stores, and suppliers to the retail industry. Aspiring software vendors offer some or most of the following groupings of products: 1) As the modern retail enterprise is required to rapidly collect, organize, distribute, analyze, and optimize information throughout its organization, retail enterprise systems include corporate level merchandise management systems that Read More

ACE Retail 3000 - POS System


There are three versions of ACE Retail 3000: Basic Edition, Standard Edition; and Advanced Edition. Ace Retail 3000 Basic Edition has over twenty modules and has touch screen capabilities. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server, which is included with the product. ACE Retail 3000 Standard Edition has over fifty modules, including an inventory management function. ACE Retail 3000 Advanced Edition has over eighty modules that can be customized and configured.

retail display cases  Retail 3000 - POS System There are three versions of ACE Retail 3000: Basic Edition, Standard Edition; and Advanced Edition. Ace Retail 3000 Basic Edition has over twenty modules and has touch screen capabilities. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server, which is included with the product. ACE Retail 3000 Standard Edition has over fifty modules, including an inventory management function. ACE Retail 3000 Advanced Edition has over eighty modules that can be customized and configured. Read More

US Sporting Goods Retailer Plans Switch to Oracle Retail


Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and accessories. This retail chain will acquire a whole range of Oracle Retail software solutions, including Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Stores. The company is currently using legacy applications that have some obvious

retail display cases  Plans Switch to Oracle Retail Today Oracle unveiled some of the details of its new contract with Finish Line, Inc.—one of the leading US-based retailers of sports footware, apparel, and accessories. This retail chain will acquire a whole range of Oracle Retail software solutions, including Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning, and Stores. The company is currently using legacy applications that have some obvious limitations nowadays. Scott Hoffman, chief merchandising officer of Finish Line, Read More

Celerant Launches Stratus Retail POS at NRF 2014


Celerant Technology recently launched its next-generation point-of-sale (POS) system, Straus Retail. The new POS solution will provide real-time visibility throughout the retail enterprise and significantly reduce overall costs and labor. Get the details in P.J.’s blog post.

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Emerging SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA


Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word's retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition. And they are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate demand.

retail display cases  SAP Retail Solution: SAP Ganges, Powered by HANA Many people may not know that 40 percent of the word’s retailers are located in India—about 9.8 million retailers, many of them small one-person businesses, supply the whole nation. These businesses face many challenges: stock-outs, supply, pricing, and competition, just to name a few. And working capital–strapped small retail business owners in India are feeling the pressure of managing their inventory levels and their ability to anticipate Read More

A.C. Moore Selects and Quickly Implements Epicor Retail CRM


In anticipation of the upcoming NRF 2013 event, Epicor has announced that specialty retailer A.C. Moore has selected and implemented Epicor Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to strengthen customer relations and support future loyalty and reward initiatives. With 141 stores along the US East Coast, A.C. Moore Arts @ Crafts, Inc., in addition to offering traditional craft products, is

retail display cases  and Quickly Implements Epicor Retail CRM In anticipation of the upcoming NRF 2013 event, Epicor has announced that specialty retailer A.C. Moore has selected and implemented Epicor Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to strengthen customer relations and support future loyalty and reward initiatives. With 141 stores along the US East Coast, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts , Inc., in addition to offering traditional craft products, is well-known for its selection of scrapbooking, jewelry, floral, yarn, Read More

Event - Driven Optimization: A New Model for Supply Chain Execution in the Retail Industry


As retailers strive to reduce inventories and manage working capital more effectively, they need to streamline processes throughout the supply chain to provide goods when needed and to maintain their tight margins. Learn how event-driven optimization (EDO) can overcome unexpected disruptions to the flow of goods.

retail display cases  Chain Execution in the Retail Industry As retailers strive to reduce inventories and manage working capital more effectively, they need to streamline processes throughout the supply chain to provide goods when needed and to maintain their tight margins. Learn how event-driven optimization (EDO) can overcome unexpected disruptions to the flow of goods. Read More

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A Japan-based department store chain was experiencing fast growth, opening new stores in commercial complexes at prime locations. The company’s existing business intelligence (BI) tool took up to 12 hours to update sales data from the point of sale (POS) systems. Discover how the company reduced this time, while providing managers the reporting abilities they needed to control sales and improve customer satisfaction.

retail display cases  Study: Retail Industry BI Deployment A Japan-based department store chain was experiencing fast growth, opening new stores in commercial complexes at prime locations. The company’s existing business intelligence (BI) tool took up to 12 hours to update sales data from the point of sale (POS) systems. Discover how the company reduced this time, while providing managers the reporting abilities they needed to control sales and improve customer satisfaction. Read More

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retail display cases  Display of Complex Data on iOS This is a case study of the design process for an iOS application. The software in question accepts a high-bandwidth, real-time stream of multidimensional data from a hardware accessory, and must present this data to the user in a form that can be easily understood and manipulated. This paper will examine the decisions made during the design process and the tradeoffs considered, and extract some lessons about how to solve this type of problem within the constraints Read More