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SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1
In TEC's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the

retail investor  management software to the retail sector. Soon after, they saw an opportunity to apply optimization science and math to help companies further upstream the supply chain (i.e., consumer goods manufacturers) make better pricing, product mix, sourcing, and production decisions. SignalDemand’s CEO Mike Neal was previously an executive at Evant  (a former supply chain optimization software that is now part of Manhattan Associates ), Deloitte Consulting , and Accenture . SignalDemand is privately held and

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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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IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 1


IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, an integrated and component-based extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite built on service oriented architecture (SOA

retail investor  joint venture company. IFS Retail is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, and has been using all existing IFS and Centric operations internationally. In 2009, IFS also assumed a new visual corporate identity (in terms of logos and coloring) where everything seems different, although nothing has really changed at the company. The color purple was reportedly chosen as part of the company’s heritage, which combines the passion of the color red with the trust and reliability of the color blue. At about the Read More

Transition for Manhattan Associates Necessary for Long Term Growth


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, $78 million Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, markets, and supports supply chain execution systems for distribution center management and Internet fulfillment. 1999 was a difficult year for the vendor, marked by reorganization and management turnover in the midst of rapid corporate expansion. Completing its transition to an Internet enabler will be important for Manhattan's long term future.

retail investor  fulfillment back-ends for Internet retailers (See TEC News Analysis article: Manhattan Associates' New Partnership with CommercialWare ), Manhattan lacks web-enabled products, in spite of the fact that many parts of its suite are well-suited to deployment over an intranet or extranet. Warehouse management alone provides huge potential for collaborative applications such as VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) and CPFR (Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment).. Heavy reliance on direct sales: Read More

Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

retail investor  Epicor Eagle for SMB retail businesses, and continued traction and customer wins with the Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) (part of the Solarsoft acquisition) and cloud ERP. Epicor and Supply Chain Being the ERP- and retail-focused vendor that it is, one has to look beneath the surface to find the supply chain thread in Epicor's product strategy. Epicor focuses its supply chain feature/function strategy around some core supply chain capabilities: purchasing, sourcing and procurement, Read More

Meeting Intuit at Dreamforce 2012


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retail investor  90 percent of the retail market share. While Intuit offers a range of QuickBooks products , including Enterprise Solutions , which is designed for larger small businesses, it generally focuses on companies with fewer than 100 employees. Customer relationship management (CRM) integration for the Desktop release is available through third-party developers ( see the list ). Salesforce.com integration for QuickBooks is built on the Intuit Partner Platform using Intuit Data Services , while the integration is Read More

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


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retail investor  Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth The Client : Elephant Pharm, a start-up chain in the natural health and wellness retail sector. The Major Challenge : To find a retail solution that would grow with the company and help it develop into a multinational chain. The Operational Issues : A lack of enterprise-wide inventory visibility, the need to run the business at both a centralized and decentralized level, and the need for a sales reporting function at a more granular level. The Read More

SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


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Design Within Reach Selects NetSuite as Omnichannel Retail Platform


Design Within Reach, Inc., a multichannel retailer of authentic modern furniture, recently selected NetSuite as its core business management platform to support the retailer's rapid growth. P.J. Jakovljevic reports on what led to the win and the expected gains for the retailer.

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


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Grupo Axo Selects Epicor Retail


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retail investor  Axo Selects Epicor Retail Just in time for the National Retail Federation (NRF) annual conference, Epicor announced that Grupo Axo , the business partner of internationally renowned retail brands within Mexico (such as Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Chaps, Coach, Crate and Barrel, Emporio Armani, Etro, Express, Guess, etc.), has selected the full Epicor Retail suite to help support its expanding retail operations . The retailer has 116 store locations, more than 1,500 outlets in major Read More

How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


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retail investor  the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems Many corner mom-and-pop retail stores may still use those clunky cash registers, but the face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. Even before the advent of the iPad and other tablets, Apple Store employees have had mobile POS systems. Urban Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory Read More

Lacoste Selects Manhattan Associates for Omnichannel Retail


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retail investor  Manhattan Associates for Omnichannel Retail Lacoste has selected Manhattan Associates’ Enterprise Order Management solution to orchestrate its omnichannel retail operations and facilitate the company’s continued growth. The global fashion brand generated a retail sales turnover of 1.8 billion euros in 2012. In the 114 countries where the brand is present, Lacoste products are sold every two seconds in LACOSTE shops, department stores, and throughout selected points of sale.   Manhattan’s Read More

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retail investor  Command Retail Celerant Command Retail is real-time retail software that uses an integrated system to manage various areas of a retail organization, including POS, back-office functions, inventory management, warehouse, distribution center, allocation, e-commerce, data mining, reporting, and others. Celerant is based on a Java platform. Read More

hybris Helps SAP Retail and CRM


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