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New Possibilities In Retail Technologies for Small to Mid-Size Retailers: Leveraging Total Retail Solutions Based on Collective Retail Intelligence
Most retailers can no longer compete on price alone; however, integrated retail solutions built on Microsoft SQL, and OPOS and ART Data Model standards offer a

retail no more  Intelligence Success , Expands Retail Intelligence . Executive Summary Consumers are simultaneously empowered and overwhelmed by an unprecedented amount of choice, and most retailers can no longer compete on price alone to reach them. Acquiring and retaining customers means continuously learning what they want and continuously improving your delivery of it in a way they enjoy. Powerful technology can be a means towards that end. And it can be a means for most retailers now that technology providers are

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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 Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

retail no more  core components of a retail solution. Inventory management . No matter which proprietary title (e.g., merchandise management, merchandise inventory and analysis, or merchandise operations ) inventory management goes by, this area covers basic functionality that relates to the inventory on hand or in transit. Inventory management tracks the ins and outs of a product down to its color and size level, using capabilities such as purchase order process, receipt process, allocation process, distribution Read More

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 no more  Microsoft’s Retail Play? This article is not about the currently available 15 retail locations for Microsoft Stores in the United States (US), but rather about what Microsoft Corp . has already been offering (or is soon to offer) to retailers as software, and, to a lesser degree, hardware (e.g., Microsoft Surface tablets) solutions. To be fair, Microsoft uses most of the solutions that will be discussed here in its aforementioned stores. At the recently held Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2011 by Read More

GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Three: Market Impact


There is renewed interest to provide GXS' trading services from other surviving Internet exchange providers to leverage GXS' huge expertise and investment in a global infrastructure to provide its trading services. In particular, GXS could cater for integration between the exchange and the enterprise systems of the members, including diverse back-office and front-office systems, and for processing and routing of transactions between participants.

retail no more  Commerce for More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact On January 15, Global eXchange Services , Inc. ( GXS , www.gxs.com ), the large, privately-held business to business (B2B) e-commerce software, services, and solutions pioneer, which operates one of the largest B2B e-commerce networks in the world and manages one billion annual transactions for more than 100,000 trading partners, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HAHT Commerce ( Read More

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.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

retail no more  embedded into SAP for Retail solutions. SAP completed the acquisition of SAF in September 2011 and so will begin the integration process. However, there are no plans to reduce the workforces of either company, and SAP plans to retain SAF’s current locations as centers of competence for retail, forecasting, and replenishment. TEC: It is logical to assume that many retailers already use Crossgate . How does its recent acquisition relate to SAP Retail? SAP Retail: Crossgate is a leading provider of hosted Read More

SAP Extends Maximum Attention to More of its Services and Support Customers


SAP is known for its enterprise software solutions, but the company's focus on professional services as of late is allowing SAP to offer more of what customers need from a single source. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic details SAP Services' broad range of offerings and levels of services, including the latest developments with SAP MaxAttention, SAP's RDS, BTS, and SAP Custom Development.

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More Data is Going to the Cleaners


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How to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail


Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websites have put customers in the bargaining position with the availability of real-time information. This is the type and speed of data organizations need to obtain. Leveraging such information can help an organization counter the threats of new entrants, competitive rivalry, and substitutes with a strong pricing strategy.

retail no more  Build Pricing Muscle in Retail Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websites Read More

Fast Is No Longer Fast Enough


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retail no more  Enough Fashion brands and retailers are learning that simply changing processes isn’t enough to add value to their business, turning to product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions to help meet growing demands for innovative products while strengthening brands and profitability. Learn why the fashion business and creative processes must be integrated at every step of the product lifecycle to result in breakthrough improvement. Read More

Using CRM to Sell More


When considering a customer relationship management (CRM) solution, it’s critical to understand the needs of your sales team. All too often, CRM applications have too much depth and complexity—and as a result, they fall into disuse. Some features may actually increase the effort of your sales people to close a sale. However, you can implement a CRM implementation that fits the needs of your sales team. Find out how.

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Cloud Delivers 1.7 Times More ROI


Companies continue to invest in cloud applications because of low upfront cost and faster time to deployment, but those are not the only reasons to move to the cloud. Beyond their initial payback, Nucleus Research found that cloud applications deliver 1.7 times more return on investment (ROI) than on-premise ones, largely because four out of five cloud deployments deliver increasing benefits over time. Download research note.

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ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye


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