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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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Manhattan Associates at NRF 2014—Improving the Omnichannel Experience


At the 2014 National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Conference, Manhattan Associates showcased a comprehensive set of capabilities for executing on the promise of omnichannel commerce, using the retail store as a focal point. Find out what this means for retailers in P.J.'s blog post.

nrf  Associates at NRF 2014—Improving the Omnichannel Experience While the tried-and-true market leading warehouse management system (WMS) and other supply chain execution (SCE) products continue to be main breadwinners for Manhattan Associates , the newer capabilities of the company which focus on establishing an omnichannel commerce platform for retail order management, settlement, and fulfillment, has lately had impressive growth and traction.   Omnichannel represents a fundamental shift in the 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.

nrf  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 office software Read More

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.

nrf  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 Read More

NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere’s Cloud POS


Just before the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, NetSuite announced that it had acquired Retail Anywhere, a provider of multichannel retail management solutions. The acquisition builds on NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce platform, delivering a broad integrated cloud business suite for retailers, giving them what they need to open up new sales channels and expand their businesses globally. The addition fulfills a

nrf  )   Just before the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013 , NetSuite announced that it had  acquired Retail Anywhere , a provider of multichannel retail management solutions. The acquisition builds on  NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce platform , delivering a broad integrated cloud business suite for retailers, giving them what they need to open up new sales channels and expand their businesses globally. The addition fulfills a strong demand among retailers for a single commerce solution that supports the multiple Read More

“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series set the historical background for supply chain management (SCM) evolution and presented the advantages and shortcomings of vertical vs. horizontal integration. The analysis then moved onto the generally embattled retail sector, where a select group of innovative retailers has found a “happy medium” approach to stay well above the fray. Kurt Salmon Associated (KSA

nrf   marshall l. fisher , nrf , retail supply chain , SCM , zara * Name: * E-mail (private) : Web site: XHTML: You can use these tags: --> * Comments: * Spam protection: Sum of 6 + 9 ?     Notify me of followup comments via e-mail --> The TEC Blog Discussing Enterprise Software and Selection Tag Cloud analytics bi BPM Business Intelligence CAD Cloud Cloud Computing CRM customer relationship management Epicor ERP HCM hr human capital management ibm industry watch infor Manufacturing Mobile on demand Oracle Read More

ERP Vendors Intrude on SCE/WMS Safe Haven


Within the warehouse management system (WMS) market, which is still the main breadwinning offering for most of the SCE vendors, most products are functionally on par with mere nuances in ease of configuration or industry focus to differentiate the winner. ERP vendors have taken advantage of this unfavorable perception for WMS specialists to in the very least shore up their huge install bases, if not compete for some "green field" WMS opportunities.

nrf  National Retail Federation ( NRF ) show. SAP has been tacitly researching RFID enabled processes since the late 1990s, within which time it has created an RFID customer council with over eighty customers, and was one of the first software suppliers to join the Auto-ID center (now EPCglobal . It is an organization which is designing the critical elements and creating global standards for the next generation barcodes as a mainstream method of business-to-business [B2B] product identification—called the Read More

IFS: Of Vertical Focus, and Customers’ Agility and Choice




nrf  by National Retail federation (NRF) , can you please elaborate more on the Centric retail solution in terms of what functionality is offered by Centric vs. IFS, joint customers, etc.? DE : IFS Retail is a joint venture between IFS and Centric primarily targeting the European market ( see here for more info ).  Since it is a separate entity from IFS I don’t have a lot of details to share with you, but in general, IFS offers all of the back-end ERP functionality, such as financials, purchasing, Read More

Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example


My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e., time and attendance [T@A], workforce scheduling, absence management, human resources [HR], payroll, etc.) into unified solutions with a common user interface (UI), integrated WFM modules, and centralized

nrf  Store Managers At  the NRF Big Retail Show 2010 conference , I had a chance to see the demo of Kronos’ next-generation UI for retail store managers, which was made generally available (GA) on July 12, 2010 . Kronos and Projekt202 have painstakingly mapped out the store manager’s world (i.e., employees, customers, suppliers, regional manager, corporate HQ, weather/traffic forecast, etc.), user states (i.e., monitor, plan, approve, schedule, and communicate), application spaces (i.e., pluggable  Read More

JDA FOCUS 2012: A Real-time Cloud to Serve the “Connected Consumer”


It seems JDA Software, a leading supply chain management (SCM) solution vendor, is just a short step away from being able to manage the entire SCM process. Focused on the retail industry, JDA helps retailers satisfy “connected, always-on” consumers. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic recaps JDA FOCUS 2012, which highlighted the vendor’s aggressive move into the cloud.

nrf  the National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Retail Show in January 2012 launched the blueprint for JDA Customer Engagement Cloud . The idea behind this offering is to balance profitability and customer satisfaction. FOCUS 2012 provided the opportunity to see the product in action. Retailers can convert “connected” shoppers into buyers if they can provide consistent experience, access, and brand image for customers. To that end, JDA Customer Engagement Cloud captures customer interactions across multiple Read More