Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America

By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

Retail Retold: Is IoT Changing the Face of Omni-Channel Retail?

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Join Microsoft Dynamics' Duncan Taylor and TEC analysts P.J. Jakovljevic and Raluca Druta for this discussion about the retail industry, focusing on the challenges and opportunities with omni-channel retailing, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is altering the retail world for both consumers and merchants. Read More

Retail Retold: How the Internet of Things Is Evolving Omnichannel Retail

Most merchants and consumers have adjusted to the multi-device, multichannel environment known as omnichannel retailing. But there are real challenges that the omnichannel environment brings to the retail industry, even before considering how the Internet of Things (IoT) will amplify the complexity. P.J. Jakovljevic and Raluca Druta report on how the IoT is altering the retail world. Read More

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