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Lovesac Taps NetSuite for Cloud Retail Business

Lovesac, a fast-growing designer and retailer of high-end sectional furniture and accessories, recently selected and deployed NetSuite to run its business processes. NetSuite’s order processing handles high order volumes from Lovesac's e-commerce Web site as well as in-store orders, with the flexibility to accommodate thousands of customer-selected variations to modular furniture setups.  Read More

Microsoft Dynamics Delivers Parature Spring 2015 Release

Microsoft Dynamics has announced the Spring 2015 release for Parature, which is the first and most significant release from Parature since the company was acquired by Microsoft in February of 2014. The release is introducing more than 30 high-priority features.  Read More

Application-aware Network Performance Management (AANPM), and Why You Really Need It

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: January 14 2015
Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) is an emerging method of monitoring, troubleshooting, and analyzing network and application systems. AANPM solutions can provide important capabilities, including advanced and automated ways to filter packet information and detect anomalies, and a holistic and top-down approach that can provide the means to capture, track, and analyze large amounts of detailed information, and enable the detection of issues, errors, and risks. In this post, TEC's data management analyst Jorge Garcia explains more about AANPM and why IT departments should be informed about its uses and benefits. Read More

Demandware Acquires Tomax POS

During the NRF’s BIG Retail Show 2015, Demandware announced that it has agreed to acquire Tomax, an enterprise cloud software company that provides retail point-of-sale (POS) and store operations solutions. Tomax's cloud-based Retail.net solution is an integrated modular suite including master data management, merchandising, operations, POS, and workforce management.  Read More

CDCR Selects Kronos TeleStaff to Manage Staff

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) selected the TeleStaff solution from Kronos Inc. to standardize more than 35,000 staff schedules and create greater accountability of staffing, overtime costs, and leave usage through automation of processes. Read More

Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Blitz

Microsoft Azure Government and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government have recently been made available for U.S. governments at al levels. These solutions, along with Office 365 for Government, make up the Microsoft Cloud for Government portfolio of solutions that support the needs of the government through services spanning infrastructure, data, productivity, and business applications. The Microsoft Cloud for Government is reportedly the only cloud that can deliver enterprise-grade hyperscale networking in a hybrid environment for U.S. government customers.  Read More

Aras Cloud PLM Is Microsoft Azure Certified

Aras recently announced the availability of a Microsoft Azure Certified version of the Aras Innovator enterprise-class product lifecycle management (PLM) suite in the Azure virtual machine gallery of cloud applications in the Azure Marketplace. Now anyone with an existing Azure account (or a credit card) can turn on Aras Innovator immediately.  Read More

Retailers Rethink Strategy, Software Requirements in 2015

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  • Written By: Sherry Fox
  • Published: January 8 2015
Retailers had a difficult time in 2014, with many shops closing up for good. Retailers have had to rethink their strategies in light of foreign competitors with better price-points and, more importantly, an omnichannel presence. Find out about retailers' technological strategies and the trends to expect in 2015. Read More

Retail SCM Software Trends and 2015 Predictions—Part Two

In this second post of his 2015 retail supply chain trends and predictions series, P.J. Jakovljevic examines the changing role of the retail store, what role inventory optimization plays in omnichannel, and transportation policy optimization. Read More

Epicor Retail Acquires ShopVisible for E-commerce and Omnichannel Order Management

Epicor recently acquired Atlanta-based ShopVisible, LLC, a provider of cloud retail order management and digital commerce solutions. ShopVisible delivers a standalone distributed order management solution that supports the complex business processes associated with both B2C and B2B order processing.  Read More
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