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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

pos music  merchandising, financials, HCM/WFM, and POS are basic building blocks for all retailers. Retailers also show strong interest in more specialized solutions for analytics, planning, replenishment, optimization, and customer intimacy (clienteling). SAP’s retail solution portfolio consists of the following six broad areas: Real-time Insight —SAP’s BI platform and tools, as well as its analytics applications, enable line-of-business (LoB) managers to gain rapid access to current and critical insight to

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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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A Drop-ship Enablement Pioneer Leads the Way


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pos music  manual procedures, from point-of-sale (POS) through delivery. In addition to connectivity, its applications enable retailers to simplify order management and gain near real-time visibility into their entire supply chains, and control over transactions to ensure the proper delivery of goods under a variety of fulfillment models. Last but not least, the applications were devised to enable merchants to expand product offerings, preserve brand identity, and manage, analyze, and deliver inclusive order Read More

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After a hiatus of several years, the stars and planets were again aligned for me to be able to attend the AribaLIVE conference in early April 2012. And boy, what a difference several years can make! The last time I attended, in the mid-2000s, Ariba was behind its worst times of the early 2000s and the dotcom "boom and crash." For those that are not sure what I am talking about, in the early 2000s,

pos music  the financial performance and posture of Ariba were noticeably improved by the mid-2000s, the company was still criticized by some market observers as being too conservative and focusing on traditional solutions. 2006 – The Crossroads Time When the dotcom bubble burst in 2000, Ariba realized that there would be a fundamental shift in the way that companies purchase and deploy software - i.e., they would no longer be interested in expensive and inflexible behind-the-firewall software. So, in the Read More

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pos music  Transaction Adapter (which allows POS functions and logic to be shared across channels). CRM should be big for Epicor at the 2013 event. The vendor has a new release coming out this year, and we should see more on the evolution of mobility solutions with additional functionality in applications like CRM Clienteling.  Epicor Solutions to Current Retail Trends The espoused product mission for Epicor Retail software solutions is to enable its retail clients to inspire their customers. The paradigm is Read More

Merchandising Systems RFI/RFP Template


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Point of Sale (POS) Systems


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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

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Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems


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New Possibilities In Retail Technologies for Small to Mid-Size Retailers: Leveraging Total Retail Solutions Based on Collective Retail Intelligence


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National FFA Organization Deploys VAI S2K ERP


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Case Study: Current Energy


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