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Microsoft at NRF 2014
At the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2014 annual convention, Microsoft Corp. showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail. The release

nrf  at NRF 2014 At the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2014 annual convention, Microsoft Corp. showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail . The release featured innovation in mobile commerce, catalog, and call center sales, as well as advanced operations for warehousing, transportation, and logistics management. Businesses such as Ashley Furniture Industries, Delta Air Lines , and Jean Coutu Group were also featured as ones delivering amazing experiences to their customers via a

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Infor Fashion PLM Debuts at NRF 2015


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IBM’s S.M.A.R.T. Offerings for Retailers at NRF 2014


My overall impression of this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) convention (held recently in New York City) could be summarized in the acronym S.M.A.R.T.: Social, Mobile/Multi-channel, Analytics (big data), and Real-Time visibility (of inventory, orders, workforce, etc.). With the new generation of consumers combining mobile, social, and cloud technologies to stay connected and informed, retailers must be able to quickly analyze, understand, and act on each new trend before the “moment of truth” passes them by.

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SAP Unveils Assortment Planning at NRF 2015


At the recent NRF 2015 conference, SAP announced plans to launch the SAP Assortment Planning for Retail application. The new application will leverage SAP HANA as well the new SAP Fiori user experience. The upcoming release will likely provide fierce competition to SAS, Teradata, Galleria, JustEnough Software, JDA Software, and others that have traditionally served SAP customers with their assortment planning leads.

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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.

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NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere’s Cloud POS


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