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Delta Uses Microsoft’s In-flight Mobility and Retail Solutions
Next time I order food and booze while flying, I'll have a much better appreciation of how many technology providers have to join forces and combine solutions

retail uses  Microsoft’s In-flight Mobility and Retail Solutions Next time I order food and booze while flying, I'll have a much better appreciation of how many technology providers have to join forces and combine solutions to give travellers that pleasure.  Delta Air Lines has announced that more than 19,000 flight attendants worldwide  have started using  Nokia Lumia 820 handheld devices  powered by Windows Phone 8 to interact with customers. These in-flight, Wi-Fi connected devices will leverage an Avanade

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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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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 uses  manufacturer that also does retail and/or distribution a number of potential advantages and leverage. The concept of items, financials, and more to be natively consistent across various aspects of an organization reduces cost and simplifies operations.   Who Uses Microsoft Retail? TEC: Can you please provide some details and figures on Microsoft’s retail customers, not necessarily only those using Dynamics AX, but also those using Microsoft POS and Retail Merchandizing System (RMS) products (from Read More

Celerant 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.  

retail uses  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

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 businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.

retail uses  Microsoft to serve many retail verticals. Microsoft RMS includes the main core functions and features of a POS system. Moreover, it has the look, feel, and ease of use that is common to Microsoft products. The graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of RMS and POS have the same look and feel as Microsoft Outlook . A user who is not technically savvy but who uses Outlook can easily enter a sales transaction without any training. Moreover, Microsoft POS has a very descriptive nomenclature that follows user 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 trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.

retail uses  competitors. In addition, Epicor Retail Store was named the number one POS solution among the top 250 largest soft and hard goods retailers six consecutive years in a row by independent analyst firm IHL Group . Epicor uses a proprietary Secure Data Management (SDM) solution across its product suite (Store, CRM, Sales Audit), which consolidates payment data and manages it in a secure manner. By using tokens as a reference for interfaced applications, SDM allows compliance to be driven through a single Read More

Labor Planning and Budgeting for Retail Workforce Agility


An optimal workforce creates a shopping experience that is profitable for retailers and satisfying for customers. However, for many retailers, achieving optimal workforce supply across large and distributed operations is hampered by cumbersome and inaccurate labor budgeting and planning efforts. Learn about planning and budgeting techniques, and workforce management solutions that can help your workforce stay agile.

retail uses  Planning and Budgeting for Retail Workforce Agility An optimal workforce creates a shopping experience that is profitable for retailers and satisfying for customers. However, for many retailers, achieving optimal workforce supply across large and distributed operations is hampered by cumbersome and inaccurate labor budgeting and planning efforts. Learn about planning and budgeting techniques, and workforce management solutions that can help your workforce stay agile. Read More

Celerant Launches Stratus Retail POS at NRF 2014


Celerant Technology recently launched its next-generation point-of-sale (POS) system, Straus Retail. The new POS solution will provide real-time visibility throughout the retail enterprise and significantly reduce overall costs and labor. Get the details in P.J.’s blog post.

retail uses  Launches Stratus Retail POS at NRF 2014 At the recently held NRF 2014 conference, Celerant Technology announced its new retail management system, Stratus Retail . This thin-client JavaScript-based point-of-sale (POS) solution allows access via any Internet-enabled device, including tablets and smartphones.   Since 1999, Celerant has offered hundreds of primarily North American midsize retailers POS, inventory management, data warehousing/mining, integrated ecommerce, mobile applications, and back Read More

Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities


On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics.

retail uses  of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities Event Summary On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, allegedly enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics. Lawson made the announcement at the National Retail Federation Read More

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 uses  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

Four Critical Steps on the Road to Successful Retail Promotions


Retailers stand to gain significantly by implementing critical strategic changes to the promotional advertising aspects of their business. These changes can include integrating disparate promotions-related processes and merging existing data stores with creative systems, as well as creating expedited advertising in real time—thus extending the marketing reach of their promotions. The direct result: more efficient and effective promotions.

retail uses  the Road to Successful Retail Promotions Retailers stand to gain significantly by implementing critical strategic changes to the promotional advertising aspects of their business. These changes can include integrating disparate promotions-related processes and merging existing data stores with creative systems, as well as creating expedited advertising in real time—thus extending the marketing reach of their promotions. The direct result: more efficient and effective promotions. Read More

Coop Switzerland Deploys Reflexis Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners


Coop Switzerland, which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats, including supermarkets, megastores, convenience stores, department stores, and petrol filling stations, has recently implemented Reflexis Task Manager. Coop CEO August Harder was personally involved in the software selection. According to Harder, Coop Switzerland is using Reflexis Task Manager to coordinate corporate planning and better align store activities with overall retail strategy.

retail uses  Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners Coop Switzerland , which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats, including supermarkets, megastores, convenience stores, department stores, and petrol filling stations, has recently implemented Reflexis Task Manager . Coop Switzerland has more than 1,500 stores and 75,000 employees, with approximately $19 billion (USD) in revenues.   Coop CEO August Harder was personally 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 players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

retail uses  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

Dassault Systèmes Introduces Perfect Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience


Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It seems to be a rebranding of the 3DVIA Store offering. Retailers can model virtual shelves and stock them with lifelike items (realistic 3D product representations) created from either 2D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings or

retail uses  Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It seems to be a rebranding of the 3DVIA Store offering. Retailers can model virtual shelves and stock them with lifelike items (realistic 3D product representations) created from either 2D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings or photos. Multiple rules can be created beforehand about, say, the maximum 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, 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

retail uses  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