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SAP Industry Solutions for Mid-market Companies
For over a decade, SAP has offered industry-specific applications, starting with oil and gas and utilities solutions. Media, insurance, chemicals, banking, and

retail industry new zealand  for Technology in Automotive Retail ( STAR ) for the automotive industry. For instance, the Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX) ( http://www.cidx.org ) is a nonprofit, industry-funded standards body whose mission is to improve the ease, speed, and cost of conducting business electronically between chemical companies and their trading partners. Industry players, through the central coordination of the CIDX group, have created standards for about sixty business transactions: this standardizes the

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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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Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One


In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems.

retail industry new zealand  financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and more), and is one of the world’s most widely-used BPM platforms, with more than 3.5 million paying users around the globe. The company has roughly 320 employees, with 100 of those added just in the last 12 months or so. Appian has a presence and provides direct professional services across North America, Brazil, the U.K., France, Germany, Australia (Sydney and Melbourne), New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012


MERGERS @ ACQUISITIONSOracle buys Skire Industry tags: capital management "Oracle is buying to acquire all the assets of Skire, a provider of capital program management and facilities management applications both in the cloud and on-premise. With this acquisition, Oracle expects to complete a set of management tools for all phases of project management, having a complete enterprise project

retail industry new zealand  Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade Imperial Bag and Paper Co LLC was using a 20-year-old legacy application that obviously put significant limitations on its business; therefore, it was decided to replace it with a newer system. The company's major requirements were that the system be scalable and have a presence in the mid-market, and that the software provider have a deep knowledge of the industry. The company finally chose Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI) to develop a fully customized Read More

Vendor Snapshot: Epicor at the TEC Vendor Challenge


At the upcoming 2013 TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution event in Montreal, Epicor will be featuring its renowned distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor Prophet 21. In 2011, Apax Partners combined Activant Solutions Inc. (formerly Prophet 21 Inc.) with Epicor Software Corporation to create one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications focused

retail industry new zealand  on the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and services sectors (see  my blog post  for more). Epicor has been providing solutions for emerging distributors, midsize companies, and subsidiaries of large multinationals for more than 40 years. Today, Epicor has 4,500 wholesale distribution customers, and more than 1,800 customers on Epicor Prophet 21. Epicor Prophet 21 is built from the ground up for distribution on Microsoft SQL Server . It is scalable and modular, with rich feature sets, for Read More

Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider


What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve the customer experience by improving customer-facing processes. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the vendor’s key offerings and sits down with Ciboodle’s VP of product and market strategy to discuss the company’s challenges, strategies, and technologies.

retail industry new zealand  energy, retail banking, and retail consumer goods) consist of some renowned brands and leading companies (e.g., Sears, Sony, Eskom, Bally Total Fitness, Standard Bank, CAPITA). In the case of the aforementioned Sears deployment, the product’s capabilities include Service Desktop, Case Handling, Campaign Execution, Dashboards, Customer Profile, Cross Sell, Inquiry Management, Unified Interaction History, and Customer Profile. The implementation also includes integration with Avaya , Mosaix dialer, Read More

New Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative


Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business environment. Those who choose real-time business intelligence are likely to gain the insight and agility to measure risk and reward in an instant—and move forward. Destiny is no longer in the hands of fate. It’s determined now, in a second. New outcomes await. Determine yours with business intelligence solutions from SAP.

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BPM in the Retail Sector


To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to improve vital business processes while offering customers more. Learn about key trends in the retail sector and how business process management (BPM) can help address challenges across in-store operations, supply chain management (SCM), and multi-channel integration.

retail industry new zealand  in the Retail Sector To remain competitive, retailers must improve costs, differentiate the shopping experience, and ensure effective promotions. Many retailers are asking how to improve vital business processes while offering customers more. Learn about key trends in the retail sector and how business process management (BPM) can help address challenges across in-store operations, supply chain management (SCM), and multi-channel integration. Read More

New Arena PLM Offering Handles Quality


Cloud-based PLM software provider Arena Solutions recently announced Arena Quality, a new solution that aims to better organize quality processes at high-tech companies. Quality processes are now directly connected to the product record in Arena PLM, which provides everyone with visibility into quality issues to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate, and resolve product quality problems.

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Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire.


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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)


New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is responsible for revenues, few companies assign an owner for the whole process. Instead, it is usually driven through a series of functional “silos,” causing delay—and the loss of the original market requirements.

retail industry new zealand  revenue in markdowns Food retailers spend $957,000 per store on new products that fail No company would today tolerate a manufacturing operation or supply chain that was wasteful, unreliable, and unpredictable. And yet, for many companies, that's what NPDI is. Top CEOs Recognize The Importance Of NPDI The CEOs of top companies have long recognized the importance of NPDI. Here are two recent examples: The companies that know how to develop things are ultimately going to create the most shareholder value. Read More

Retail Merchandising Showdown! Lawson Software vs. Epicor vs. Aldata Solution


Using our Merchandising Evaluation Center, we compared Lawson Retail Operations Management, Epicor CRS Merchandising, and Aldata G.O.L.D. head on. For the overall rankings portion, we looked at these vendor solutions in two basic configurations: with and without POS functionality. To eliminate any chance of bias, and to ensure a level playing field, all 3,072 criteria comprising all the modules and submodules in the merchandising request for information (RFI) were given equal weight and priority…

retail industry new zealand  Epicor vs. Aldata Solution Retail Merchandising Showdown! Lawson vs. Epicor/CRS vs. Aldata I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to another in our ongoing series of enterprise software Showdowns. Today's Showdown compares merchandising solutions from Lawson Software , Epicor , and Aldata Solution , head to head. We hope you find this Showdown helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at Read More

RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm


Users with outdated warehouse management systems (WMS) who want the latest technology available and the next generation of transportation and logistics software should place RedPrairie on a shortlist of SCE vendors. Blossoming RedPrairie has offered its prospects a risk/gain-sharing arrangements. In other words, why, rather than pushing software licenses, the vendor opts for guaranteeing its results?

retail industry new zealand  largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in North America. The release also contains a standard interface to DLx Scorecard , RedPrairie's online supply chain analytics and performance management system, aimed at enabling companies to track and analyze performance metrics such as direct labor hours, indirect labor hours and travel times across multiple facilities in near real time to quickly identify performance problems and take corrective action before they adversely impact efficiency and customer Read More

6 Specialists, 6 Industry Domains: Trends for 2008 and 2009


In a survey on upcoming trends in employee management, the Learning Review asked six experts in six major industry domains one simple question: what do you think the main trends in [domain] will be for 2008 and 2009? Here are their answers.

retail industry new zealand  Specialists, 6 Industry Domains: Trends for 2008 and 2009 The Learning Review asked specialists from six major industry domains to share their thoughts on how they see various areas of employee management changing in the near future. The question, sent by e-mail, was simple: what do you think the main trends in [domain] will be for 2008 and 2009? Following are each of their answers. Human Resources (HR) Strategies by David Ulrich, consultant and educator in human resources management In the next one to Read More

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retail industry new zealand  Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More

Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities


On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics.

retail industry new zealand  while possibly inferior regarding retail industry focus, will either try to influence customers purchase decisions by offering their more holistic product portfolios (including CRM modules, where Lawson is currently late-to-market) or instilling FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) in more conservative CFOs who may cast a wary eye on Lawson's immunity from financial statement disclosure. User Recommendations We generally recommend including Lawson in a long list of an enterprise application selection to Read More