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PTC Updates Its Retail PLM Solution
Contrary to its archrivals, Dassault Systèmes and Siemens PLM Software, PTC targets various lines of business (e.g., engineering, service, manufacturing

retail industry updates  renowned companies across the retail industry (about 80 Fortune 500 companies in retail, footwear, and apparel), with the focus on enabling critical retail processes such as merchandising, design, development, sourcing, quality, and supply chains.

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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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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 industry updates  proactively manage the entire retail enterprise. To exploit these characteristics and expertise to full advantage, the retailer requires a scalable, future-proof technology platform that is based on industry standards. Only a platform that can evolve with the business will allow the retailer to leverage past investments and optimize future IT expenditures. More important, it gives the retailer the ability to anticipate and adapt to change ' whether it occurs in the marketplace, in technology, or in the Read More

Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part Three: Other Industry Gains


Many small and medium companies find themselves under pressure to deploy the same EDI system as a major customer, making it a basic cost of doing business with the market leaders.

retail industry updates  the hi-tech, chemical, and retail and consumer sectors where there are mature industry initiatives and standards like RosettaNet , CIDX , UCCNet , AS2. Moreover, XML has a larger footprint than EDI, which means it requires more bandwidth. For companies that handle large volumes of transactions a day, that extra bandwidth can quickly become quite expensive. For the time being, businesses that have invested significant resources in EDI use it for B2B communications, and many see EDI as the best choice for Read More

Salesforce.com Updates Desk.com for SMBs


Salesforce.com recently released an upgrade to Desk.com, a cloud help desk and ticketing application that focuses on small to medium businesses (SMBs). Now Desk.com (formerly known as Assistly), which is available on the Salesforce AppExchange marketplace, features a customizable console, allowing agents to view customer data such as account and sales information with filters to organize the data how they want to view it.

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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 industry updates  well-known and highly respected retail industry analyst, spoke to industry trends together with Microsoft’s experts in their session entitled “Microsoft for Retail — The Solution for Tomorrow’s Dynamic Retailer … Delivered Today.”   FAE 2011 and NRF 2012 Follow-up with Microsoft’s Retail Evangelist During my one-on-one meetings at FAE 2011 and NRF 2012, I asked a number of in-depth questions on Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail, and what follows are the answers provided by Michael Read More

ERP Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process?


Although enterprise resource planning (ERP) software industry consolidation is nothing new, the constantly changing market dynamic affects product lifecycles, supportability, and ERP return on investment. In fact, you could say that it both creates new potential and contributes to old problems. Get a handle on what this changing market means for you, with this overview of industry consolidation pros and cons.

retail industry updates  Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process? ERP Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. VISIBILITY.net is a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for complex product manufacturers. Source : Visibility Resources Related to ERP Industry Consolidation: A New Trend or an Ongoing Process? : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities "According to the plans of both the client and its system integrator, Sparta Consulting, the entire project is supposed to take only 14 months, which is a pretty intensive timeline considering a level of the solution selected and the company’s size. The modules to be implemented are financials

retail industry updates  & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing Exact introduces Exact Macola QuickStart Industry tags: automotive, electronics, consumer goods As part of Exact Macola’s resurgence, the six templates (three for manufacturing and distribution each) will work with Macola On Demand as well as the on-premise version. Exact Americas does not have plans to announce this for other products currently. The templates are the basis for a reduced implementation fee and faster implementation time framework. The 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 industry updates  TouchPoints Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives. The publication produces white papers, webinars, custom research, and lead generation. Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 6, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSAccuride Corporation selects cloud-based Plex Online ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing "This Indiana-based automotive components manufacturer and supplier has performed a significant multi-year ERP software evaluation and selection project, resulting in the selection of the cloud-based ERP system from Plex Systems. A single application is to replace seven separate ERP systems, or

retail industry updates  Industry tags: Wholesale and retail trade This famous and venerable (over 80 years old) furniture retailer with multiple locations across New England uses a 20-year-old ERP system, and realized that its financial module does not meet the needs of the current business, and costs too much, as well as being operable in constant patching mode only. Therefore they decided to have a look at the market in order to choose another application with a focus on budgeting, planning, real-time tracking, and flexible 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 updates  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

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 9, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSInternational distributor of high-tech metals and alloys selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Trade, Warehousing "The relatively small but geographically extensive company Datum Alloys made its choice based on a few underlying premises: a need for multicurrency operations in conjunction with local accounting standards, high-quality analytical

retail industry updates  stores Industry tags: WFM, Retail The retailer will use Kronos’ Time and Attendance (T&A), forecasting, and workforce scheduling products for 16,000 employees, both FTEs and part-times. The company has been using Kronos T&A for 1,000 employees in its distribution centers since 1997, so this is an extension of Kronos. T&A was largely a manual process prior to selecting Kronos. Scheduling was handled by Rota Manager, New Look’s in-house–developed solution. The other vendors that ran proofs of Read More

Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors


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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 industry updates  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

The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 14th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS @ IMPLEMENTATIONSGirl Scouts of the USA selects NetSuite ERPIndustry tags: Non-profit organizations "Shifting software systems to the cloud is a current trend for organizations of many types, especially for non-manufacturing and service management organizations. Girl Scouts of the USA is a great example of such a move. Dispersed across the country, the organization needs to

retail industry updates  and Beverage, Wholesale and Retail Trade Land O'Lakes, one of the oldest agricultural producer cooperatives in the US, will supplement its existing JD Edwards ERP software with the NetSuite OneWorld cloud-based system in order to provide a single platform for all its domestic and international subsidiaries and joint ventures. This approach is interesting, as it offers a combination of parallel ERP systems (on-premise and SaaS-based) serving two business directions—internal production, and subsidiary Read More