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RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

retail politics  managers in retail stores, retail warehouses/distribution centers (DCs), and in upstream warehouses all have different best practices and care for different performance metrics. (Even Infor has backed away from the single set of industry solutions on a single platform and has opted for a lightweight middleware layer, Infor ION.) I know there are still a lot of unanswered questions, but NMC and the new JDA deserve a chance before raining on their parade and casting a vote against this combination. Even in Read More

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Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins,

retail politics  specific industries, such as retail, financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, utilities, or oil and gas companies. Public-sector governments and universities also widely use SAS. The solutions are designed to address business issues, such as “Which customers are most attractive to retain, grow, win back, and acquire—and which are not?” Third, from a culture basis, SAS is very unique in that its values were formed and are still guided by its founder and CEO, Dr. Jim Goodnight. The passion of Read More
Defogging the “Mission/Vision Thing”
A company’s success depends upon its ability to make smart decisions and respond quickly in a highly volatile environment. When a company has a relevant and

retail politics  far afield from the retail business, but the appropriateness of such a move would be heavily influenced by the company's Mission. If their mission was tightly focused retail (i.e., resale of consumer products), then such a move would likely be inappropriate. But, if their Mission is to meet the needs of a certain consumer segment (i.e., provide consumer goods to middle income Americans), then the action is not necessarily inconsistent. A Statement of Purpose is a backstop should the Mission Statement Read More
To Tax and Tax Not
Taxation of Internet commerce will be a football that gets tossed around in the United States long after Superbowl 2000 is just a memory. In Singapore, however,

retail politics  does not fundamentally hurt retail stores. Pointing to Amazon.com as an example, he suggested that since book sales are up nationwide it was not the case that online book sales would otherwise have gone to retail merchants. His opponents included columnist Robert Kuttner, who pointed to a loss of $5 billion per year in state and local tax revenues due to catalog shopping. Kuttner says that the annual loss of revenues due to the Internet will increase by $2 billion each year. Another important issue Read More
A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part I
As a little kid growing up in former (and erstwhile happy) Yugoslavia and watching my elders, day in, day out, downing dozens of strong Turkish coffees with

retail politics  warehouses) and hundreds of retail outlets. Indeed, what are the chances of over-stocking some and under-stocking the other stock keeping units (SKUs)? Quite large, indeed. To make things worse, coffee retailers would not be the worst example of long tails, since the above-mentioned Webcast has pointed out some other businesses (like automotive aftermarket part distributors) that attribute even 98 percent of all SKUs to slow-moving items that contribute to over 60 percent of revenues. Yet, 82 percent of Read More
Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth
Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger

retail politics  Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution. Read More
PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of

retail politics  for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report TEC's PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about Read More
Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter
The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market

retail politics  organized by the National Retail Federation (NRF) , was recently held in New York City. Epicor , while showcasing the full suite of Epicor Retail software solutions, highlighted mobility features across its product suite in the following manner: Personalized service with Epicor Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Clienteling Fast and accurate decision making with Business Intelligence (BI) Information Center Real-time inventory (merchandising) with Epicor Retail WebIM Merchandising Anywhere Read More
(Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores
My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough

retail politics  Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough decisions that they have to continually make in that regard . But a lesser-known fact is that even though retailers spend multiple billions of dollars on planning activities and supporting tools to bring customers to their stores, they only execute at about 60 percent efficiency in their stores at best, thus Read More
Vendor Profile: PTC's Offering for Retail, Footwear, and Apparel
This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle

retail politics  Profile: PTC's Offering for Retail, Footwear, and Apparel This IDC Vendor Profile focuses on PTC’s FlexPLM product for the retail, footwear, and apparel (RFA) industry—a product that leverages the product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities of PTC’s Windchill product line. Find out about PTC’s entrance into the RFA market, its acquisition of Aptavis, and its customer collaborations with companies such as Nike, Liz Claiborne, and Nordstrom for continuing product development. Read More
Retail Systems: A Primer
The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and

retail politics  awareness. Moreover, the terms retail merchandise management system (RMM) and merchandise management system (MMS) likely have little more market recognition than their acronyms. Despite their relative anonymity, these systems, also known as retail ERP systems, are the enterprise back-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and to support their daily tasks. The following article provides an overview of both retail and the core and non-core areas of retail ERP systems. Read More
Macintosh Retail Group to Use Progress Pacific PaaS
During the Progress Exchange 2013 conference, Progress announced that Macintosh Retail Group (MRG), a large-scale retailer in the lifestyle and fashion sector

retail politics  Retail Group to Use Progress Pacific PaaS During the Progress Exchange 2013 conference, Progress announced that Macintosh Retail Group (MRG) , a large-scale retailer in the lifestyle and fashion sector, will  deploy the Progress Pacific platform as a service (PaaS) . The decision is part of the company's modernization of key systems to facilitate for its customers a consistent brand experience. MRG’s retail and product brands have nationwide coverage in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Read More
Microsoft Retail Systems
Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail

retail politics  Retail Systems Introduction Based on the increased demand for information technology (IT) in the retail industry, Microsoft offers two retail packages: Microsoft Retail Management System (RMS) and Microsoft Point of Sale (POS). Microsoft Retail Management System provides small and midsize business retailers with an integrated point of sale solution to manage operations within one store or across a chain of stores. Microsoft Point of Sale provides single-store retailers with an application that Read More
Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market
Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item

retail politics  s Approach to the Retail Market Introduction There are some interesting dynamics within the retail market segment. On one hand, the market is much less penetrated by enterprise applications than most other economic sectors, in part since retailers have largely been remiss in leaving mainframes and other legacy technologies behind. Also, the sector has shown some resilience even during the recent and possibly still ongoing economic malaise, in part as the consumers have been stretching their credit Read More
Lectra Fashion PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of

retail politics  PLM: PLM for the Retail Industry Competitor Analysis Report 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. Read More

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