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The Gain and Pain of Global Retail Sourcing
The appeal of global sourcing for many industries is certainly understandable, given the potential lower cost benefits, but without careful elimination of all

retail union partners  possible for a small retail company to engage even just once—opportunistically if needed (as in a one and done manner)—with a supplier, to still record a profitable and efficient transaction. This has brought about what some experts call the great leap in global sourcing: it is no longer the privilege of only a few humongous and mighty companies, but is becoming a viable strategy for almost any company. In addition, trading quotas and other barriers have been disappearing (or are being reduced)

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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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Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger


The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

retail union partners  intention to enter the retail sector as seen with its recent acquisitions of Retek and ProfitLogic . SAP has also responded in kind by acquiring Triversity . Surely there is some inevitable overlap in the realms of financials, HR (where Lawson has far stronger capabilities), and procurement (where Intentia excels). However, it is likely that Lawson's upcoming blueprint for Landmark service oriented architecture (SOA), and Intentia's Java code base will eventually enable both companies to mix and match Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

retail union partners  and consumer products and retail (Wal-Mart, Home Shopping Network, Ann Taylor, Procter & Gamble, Bausch & Lomb, Pier1 Imports, Sara Lee, Black & Decker , etc.). Also included are commercial aviation and A&D ( American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Alaska Airlines, GE Aircraft Engines, Air France Industries, the Canadian Department of Defence , etc.), high-tech and electronics ( Motorola , Microsoft , Dell , SAP , Oracle , Intel , Nortel , Lucent , Hitachi , etc.), and financial institutions Read More

i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced


In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6 billion in stock – raised some eyebrows, i2 will gain a mountain of potential in return.

retail union partners  Inc. Second quarter Tradematrix Retail Services Retail and consumer goods services none Second quarter Horizontal Marketplace Focus Open for Business FreightMatrix.com Logistics providers and the services source for shippers participating in vertical TradeMatrix marketplaces Second quarter Supplybase is by far the smaller of the two acquisitions, but the potential of its technology for development and strategic sourcing of custom parts make it a huge bargain for i2. Custom parts represent the most Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace and global “platform” player in selected industries in the Dynamics ERP lineup. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

retail union partners  Dynamics AX 2009 for Retail officially launched in early August of 2010 in 16 countries . Trying a “Two-tier ERP” Tack The product’s core values have always been adaptability and customization for both users and partners due to its flexible and granular product composition. Custom Microsoft Dynamics AX development and modification is still done with its own  integrated development environment (IDE)  --  MorphX . The IDE resides in the same  client application  that end-users would regularly Read More

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 union partners  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

AMI-Partners


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Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III)


Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the acquisition of NSB Retail Systems, Epicor has further expanded its functional footprint, market share and geographic presence in the sector. Namely, NSB added over 200 specialty retail logos, thereby more than doubling Epicor’s retail install

retail union partners  to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part III) Part II of this blog topic analyzed Epicor 's forays into the attractive retail sector via the CRS Retail acquisition two years ago. Most recently, with the acquisition of NSB Retail Systems , Epicor has further expanded its functional footprint, market share and geographic presence in the sector. Namely, NSB added over 200 specialty retail logos, thereby more than doubling Epicor’s retail install base. While many analysts like Gartner , AMR Research or Read More

Meta4 Partners with NetSuite


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Pervasive Retail Business Intelligence: Optimize Internal Performance for External Market Agility


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Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


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QueryObject Partners With Cognos


On November 15, QueryObject Systems announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure, while Cognos provides the front-end business intelligence solutions.

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SAP Releases New Mobile Retail App for In-store Experience


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retail union partners  Releases New Mobile Retail App for In-store Experience At the recent NRF 2014 conference, SAP announced the launch of SAP Shopper Experience , a personalized and engaging retail mobile app suite that offers social media sharing, loyalty programs, and a self-payment system for shoppers. The suite of modular consumer mobile solutions aims to transform the in-store shopping experience.   Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices in stores to research products, compare prices, and get Read More

New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts


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retail union partners  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More