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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact
Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly,

retail industry competition  Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - December 31, 2004 Market Impact JDA Software Group Inc . (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain and over 4,600 customers, plans to build upon the collective JDA Portfolio to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence. The vendor plans to establish this capability as a defining and differentiating Read More...
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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 industry competition  justifiably so because the retail industry pays the least and has the most demanding hours. So the quality of the people to choose from is not necessarily topnotch. Having said that, what we do to attract the cream of the crop is, we offer our salespeople a totally different type of compensation program as compared to our competitors. Our competitors are straight commission, draw against commission. We offer our salespeople salary plus commission. We may offer a little lower commission rate but we give Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and

retail industry competition  supplier's performance dwindles, the retail chain might suspend the order call-offs and switch to another supplier for a month or two. There are no guarantees: the major food retailers have all the power, so it is essential to establish a supply operation to support the right the first time, every time guiding principle. Most food and beverage manufacturers operate on relatively thin margins, and with the added overhead of retailer and regulatory compliance, the need to minimize rework becomes Read More...
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations

retail industry competition  in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations in demand; heavy competition; and local, national, and international regulatory compliance issues. These companies have also seen increases in business costs, ranging from transportation and delivery to the necessity of managing a large number of remote divisions. 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

retail industry competition  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 this volatile global economy, every retailer is tryi Read More...
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American Pet Goods Industry Suddenly Moves to Cloud?
I'm not sure what happened in the US animal goods industry yesterday, but a bunch of the industry players have simultaneously announced newly selected ERP

retail industry competition  Pet Goods Industry Suddenly Moves to Cloud? I'm not sure what happened in the US animal goods industry yesterday, but a bunch of the industry players have simultaneously announced newly selected ERP packages. NetSuite seems to occupy the majority of yesterday's announcements: five companies have decided to switch to NetSuite 's cloud-based ERP package and get rid of existing legacy applications. However it's not 100% clear from the press release if those five companies just selected NetSuite as Read More...
Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI
Today’s Showdown is based on an industry-specific case study. Five enterprise resource planning vendors were selected for the evaluation. All the results were

retail industry competition  Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Hi. I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown is a little different from those we've run in the past. It is based on an industry-specific case study, and involves five enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors competing for the business. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 13, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSSwiss investment bank UBS selects cloud-based Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital ManagementIndustry tags: Finance and Banking

retail industry competition  investment and (in Switzerland) retail banking. A cloud-based HCM solution indeed can be a good option, technically. Traditionally there have been concerns revolving around security and data ownership, which is especially the case for a Swiss financial institution. But as a long-term Oracle customer, USB has elected to deploy cloud-based application across all its operations in over 50 countries to cover about 65,000 employees. I believe the vendor’s reputation was another significant factor in this Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 21st, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTED, IMPLEMENTED, AND PUT TO GOOD USEHorticultural tools distribution business goes live with Sage ERP X3Industry tags: wholesale and retail

retail industry competition  tags: ERP, manufacturing, distribution, retail The upcoming Epicor ICE 3.0 platform will run on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure, will have a new Windows 8 Metro look-and-feel (unified mobile, Web, and desktop UIs), and will be disconnected from ERP business logic, i.e., it can be used for merger partner Activant’s mature ERP systems (Prelude, Eclipse, Prophet 21, etc.) for a technology uplift. —Principal TEC Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic Related TEC Blog post: Epicor Insights 2012: Old Epicor + Read More...
Industry Support in WCM
If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard.Here

retail industry competition  Support in WCM If you're looking for web content management systems (WCM), I have some stats that might help you key into the features you'd expect to come standard. Here is how vendors offering web content management systems support the functionality in our model of WCM systems. These stats are based on the averages of 11441 product functionality ratings of the vendors published within our WCM knowledge base. We model WCM systems on a hierarchy of functionality within the following categories. Read More...
ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for

retail industry competition  for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream) The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the Read More...
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

retail industry competition  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...

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