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How to Plan and Manage in Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series articulated the acute need to bring supply chain planning and execution together so that enterprises can react quickly in an informed

pos icon  A recent Kinaxis blog post discussed the need for faster and more responsive and interactive S&OP processes, although top executives can engage in long-term strategic business planning via so-called “executive S&OP” tools . S&OP has always been important. Now with the heightened economic uncertainty and volatility in both demand and supply, it could mean the difference in a company’s ability to survive or thrive in the current global environment. Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization (MEIO) is

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity


Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle management (PLM). TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic examines the solutions that SAP is offering for supply chain executives to expand beyond the traditional boundaries of SCM, PLM, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

pos icon  capabilities translate point-of-sales (POS) demand, trade promotions, internal and external forecasts, and actual retailer orders into product availability, customer service levels, and revenue. For its part, the Network Supply Planning capabilities calculate the replenishment needs and perform distribution requirements planning (DRP), so as to send replenishment signals (orders) back to manufacturers and suppliers across all time horizons. The intended result is a faster response and optimum Read More

Understanding the PCI Data Security Standard


The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) defines a comprehensive set of requirements to enhance and enforce payment account data security in a proactive rather than passive way. These include security management, policies, procedures, network architectures, software design, and other protective measures. Get a better understanding of the PCC DSS and learn the costs and benefits of compliance.

pos icon  kinds of PED and POS devices comply with the PCI DSS Addressing hardware security modules and unattended payment terminals that some retail operations deploy on their premises Such devices are subject to scrutiny from a variety of PCI Recognized Test and Certification laboratories, whose seal of approval is usually required to meet PCI requirements for their safe use. Because this subject matter is outside the scope of this paper, we mention it only in passing. Another important standard in the PCI Read More

Oracle EAM’s Best Friend: Automated Work Order and Attachment Printing


Regardless of size or purpose, business processes within a company rely heavily on the dependability of assets for successful operations. Enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions can help companies monitor their assets, including a feature that allows documents to be attached to a work order. But printing the work order and its attachments is not always so simple. Learn how automated work order software can help.

pos icon  Suite document (Work Orders, POs, SOAs, Statements etc.) with corresponding database attachments. Source : STR Software Resources Related to Oracle eAM’s Best Friend: Automated Work Order and Attachment Printing : Oracle Database (Wikipedia) Oracle eAM’s Best Friend: Automated Work Order and Attachment Printing Work Order is also known as : Work Order Accounting , Work Order Agreement , Work Order Application , Work Order Checklist , Work Order Control , Work Order Database , Work Order Definition , Read More

Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013


The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail

pos icon  continuing investments in both POS and enterprise cloud technology. Global Presence The key initiatives aligned with new and emerging requirements in the retail sector, starting with globalization. According to a survey of 326 major international retailers conducted by CBRE , the globalization of the retail sector continued to gain steam in 2012, with almost half (47 percent) of the retailers in the survey having a presence in the Americas, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC). Read More

Why and What You Should Know About KWI


It is all about the customer experience, as every retailer knows, and enabling a real-time cloud-based mobile platform can help them provide true seamless customer experience (CX). KWI is seeking to enable its specialty retailers to achieve this seamless CX. But “KWI who?” might be the first reaction by many. Indeed, the New York-based software company—in existence since 1985 and with 120 specialty retail customers including such well-known brands as 7 For All Mankind—should have much more name recognition due to its recent growth and breadth of cloud retail software expertise.

pos icon  now Epicor to deliver POS solutions for its customer base and protect the investment in stores as they grew. Later, KWI continued to add best-in-class value-add solutions, such as Micros XBR Loss Prevention store analytics, and developed and extended its platform to offer customer relationship management (CRM).   The Internet had only just started to offer significant bandwidth in the mid-nineties, and cloud computing for the masses has thus been something of a late developer. KWI’s strategy to stay Read More

All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same


Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as it applies to accounting and POS software really mean?

pos icon  applies to accounting and POS software really mean? Read More

Oracle Splurges on MICROS Systems


Oracle announced its intent to acquire MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the hospitality and retail industries, for approximately $5.3 billion in cash (or $4.6 billion net of MICROS’ cash on hand). While skeptics might see this move as Oracle throwing money at its sluggish growth problem, Oracle must see some value in MICROS’ target industries.

pos icon  can certainly solidify Oracle’s POS market share and make it more competitive against NCR, Verifone, PAR, Epicor , and others. In addition, MICROS’ install base in hospitality can now enable Oracle to compete with Infor Hospitality (former SoftBrands ), Epicor iScala , and other competitors.   MICROS’ employees will form a dedicated industry business unit within Oracle. Like in other industries that it targets (e.g., energy, financial institutions, healthcare, etc.), Oracle plans to cross-sell its Read More

E2open Releases New Version of E2 Planning & Response


E2open, a provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, has announced the availability of E2 Planning and Response version 11.2. These enhanced planning capabilities by icon-scm are now available via the cloud,

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The Quaker Oats Company: A CHAMPS Customer Profile


Quaker Oats has been an icon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (US) since 1901. In 1979, Quaker sought a system for the storeroom function and purchasing department, and selected CHAMPS. In 1991, the company implemented the CHAMPS maintenance management functionality. Its internal team interfaced CHAMPS with the existing accounts payable system, for seamless data transfer between the maintenance and accounting departments.

pos icon  Quaker Oats Company: A CHAMPS Customer Profile Quaker Oats has been an icon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (US) since 1901. In 1979, Quaker sought a system for the storeroom function and purchasing department, and selected CHAMPS. In 1991, the company implemented the CHAMPS maintenance management functionality. Its internal team interfaced CHAMPS with the existing accounts payable system, for seamless data transfer between the maintenance and accounting departments. Read More

Top ERP, CRM, Accounting, HR, POS, CMMS-EAM Software Comparisons


To find out, simply use. TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any three ERP manufacturing solutions of your choice.

pos icon  Some of the leading POS solutions include Infor ERP Visual, Global Shop Solutions, FactoryMaster, Consona Made2Manage, Orion by 3i Infotech, Epicor ERP, IFS Applications, Lawson M3, Microsoft Dynamics AX, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne by Oracle, Jobscope Enterprise Edition, Sage ERP X3, TGI Enterprise 21, Jeeves Universal, and SAP Business ByDesign. Some of the leading CMMS-EAM solutions include Infor EAM Enterprise Edition, Lawson M3 Enterprise Asset Management, Ramco Enterprise Asset Management Series, Read More

Retalix


Within the store, Retalix provides a tightly integrated suite of products that include point of sale (POS), fuel, back-office, vendor receiving, loyalty program, self-service checkout, wireless hand-held solutions, and Web-based reporting functionality. At the headquarters, Retalix provides host functionality for grocery retailers to manage and gain insight into price and item management, with the ability to develop and deliver targeted customer promotions. In the Warehouse, Retalix provides a feature-rich inbound and outbound solution with voice-picking capabilities.  

pos icon  include point of sale (POS), fuel, back-office, vendor receiving, loyalty program, self-service checkout, wireless hand-held solutions, and Web-based reporting functionality. At the headquarters, Retalix provides host functionality for grocery retailers to manage and gain insight into price and item management, with the ability to develop and deliver targeted customer promotions. In the Warehouse, Retalix provides a feature-rich inbound and outbound solution with voice-picking capabilities. Read More

ACE Retail 3000 - POS System


There are three versions of ACE Retail 3000: Basic Edition, Standard Edition; and Advanced Edition. Ace Retail 3000 Basic Edition has over twenty modules and has touch screen capabilities. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server, which is included with the product. ACE Retail 3000 Standard Edition has over fifty modules, including an inventory management function. ACE Retail 3000 Advanced Edition has over eighty modules that can be customized and configured.

pos icon  Retail 3000 - POS System There are three versions of ACE Retail 3000: Basic Edition, Standard Edition; and Advanced Edition. Ace Retail 3000 Basic Edition has over twenty modules and has touch screen capabilities. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server, which is included with the product. ACE Retail 3000 Standard Edition has over fifty modules, including an inventory management function. ACE Retail 3000 Advanced Edition has over eighty modules that can be customized and configured. Read More

Lifting a Veil of Mystery Off Jesta I.S.


Even after nearly 15 years as an enterprise analyst, I still find myself coming across a vendor that has been around for more than 40 years but one that I am not familiar with. One such example is Montreal, Canada-based Jesta I.S., a vendor that delivers integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and

pos icon  consumers via our in-store POS solution. TEC: What about the Vision Suite’s ability to cater to the needs of both retailers and their suppliers, i.e., soft goods and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers, with your offering? AG: Our supply management and procurement solution is particularly well suited for FAF and AFA suppliers. For retailers in the CPG space, we have deep capabilities from forecasting to demand management. TEC: Have multitenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-demand Read More

Bitcoin Payment Processing Supported by SoftTouch POS


SoftTouch LLC, a developer of point-of-sale (POS) and management solutions for restaurants, announced today its support for Bitcoin payments in its flagship product, SoftTouch POS. The SoftTouch POS now provides an integrated solution for merchants that want to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency. The integrated approach will allow merchants to accept Bitcoin for any transaction. As

pos icon  Processing Supported by SoftTouch POS SoftTouch LLC, a developer of point-of-sale (POS) and management solutions for restaurants, announced today its support for Bitcoin payments in its flagship product, SoftTouch POS. The SoftTouch POS now provides an integrated solution for merchants that want to accept the Bitcoin virtual currency. The integrated approach will allow merchants to accept Bitcoin for any transaction. As governments and their central banks continue to play games with currency devaluation Read More