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Retail Anywhere
Retail Anywhere develops point of sale and retail management technologies, and has supplied solutions to retailers worldwide since 1981. It is built on

retail link  Anywhere Retail Anywhere develops point of sale and retail management technologies, and has supplied solutions to retailers worldwide since 1981. It is built on Microsoft technologies and conforms with the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider and an IBM Business Partner. The company is headquartered in Atascadero, California (US).

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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SAP's Approach to the Retail Market


SAP and its ERP peers appear to understand that continuously improving the way enterprise information is presented and by marrying analytics, optimization, and retail operation systems on top of an ERP platform is starting to win over retailers.

retail link  systems. The promise of retail products from ERP vendors is the link to financial and manufacturing systems (albeit mostly the vendors' own, which is logical at this stage) and include collaborative supplier relationship management (SRM) and PLM capabilities, and links to customer data in CRM systems. A single-vendor approach by ERP providers could produce other benefits too, like integrated and consistent processes throughout the supply chain, consistent data-model for the entire enterprise, and easier Read More

Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

retail link  systems. The promise of retail products from ERP vendors is the link to financial and manufacturing systems (albeit mostly the vendors' own, which is logical at this stage) and include collaborative supplier relationship management (SRM) and PLM capabilities and links to customer data in CRM systems. A single-vendor approach by ERP providers could produce other benefits too, like integrated and consistent processes throughout the supply chain, consistent data-model for the entire enterprise, and easier Read More

Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


The retailing paradigm is shifting from connecting, beyond engaging, to inspiring customers. Epicor Retail software solutions are responding to this market trend through mobility, enhancing customer engagement, and multichannel retailing. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down with Epicor’s director of product marketing, retail software, to discuss how Epicor Retail sets itself apart from the competition.

retail link  not least, the Epicor Retail Loss Prevention (LP) module addresses one of the most troublesome issues in retailing today—how to identify and deter employee theft and pilferage while keeping the store an employee-friendly workplace. To that end, LP analyzes a central database of transactions and automatically detects patterns of fraud and procedural violations according to the retailer’s business rules, and flags suspicious transaction activity for personnel to respond to. The module has more than 60 Read More

Chatting with TradeStone Software @ NRF BIG Retail Shows - Part 1


Some signs of a modest economic recovery and cautious optimism are shyly popping out, although they might be only be crumbs of comfort for many unemployed regular Joes. I also saw improved optimism at the recent National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Retail Show 2010 in New York City in mid January. In contrast, the atmosphere of the same retail show one year ago felt like

retail link  capabilities, layers across the retail company’s design, product development, sourcing, order management, and quality modules. The unified buying process aligns with the first four of the seven core competencies outlined in Slide 14 (and in  Part 3 of my accompanying blog series ). Prediction to Production Strategies Moreover,  two retailers that were featured in the Act Vertical series, Macy’s and American Eagle Outfitters , have purchased the full MLM suite from TradeStone. The vendor is Read More

Retail Technology Experiments at Metro AG


Last year, I had the pleasure of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20

retail link  of attending a Canadian retail conference where I was incredibly impressed by the presentation of Dr. Gerd Wolfram, the Managing Director of Metro Group Information Technology GmbH, IT service provider of the German retail giant Metro AG. Information technologies have a huge impact on retail business performance. This “magic” in IT technology was fantastic 15 to 20 years ago—and now it has become a regular staple and commonness in retail organizations. Metro AG has defined three major future retail Read More

The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing


Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps to reconcile these disparate solutions to improve their reaction time and gain maximum leverage from their sourcing activities.

retail link  Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing Dealing with Conflicting Objectives A few major (and often conflicting) objectives have been driving retailers to turn to information technology (IT) to streamline their sourcing and logistics processes. One objective is the pursuit of lower prices, which often involves excessively extended supply chains to remote, lower cost regions. The other is the quest to shorten cycle times, which is essential—but so is having quality control to ensure that companies get Read More

Reflexis Systems—Enabling Connected Retail Store


This TEC Report features Reflexis Systems, a leading provider of store execution and workforce management (WFM) solutions that enable retailers to engage consumers more efficiently and profitably. Read P.J.'s write-up on the vendor's latest offerings and new retail initiatives that provide customers with a connected retail store experience.

retail link  Systems—Enabling Connected Retail Store This TEC Report features Reflexis Systems, a leading provider of store execution and workforce management (WFM) solutions that enable retailers to engage consumers more efficiently and profitably. Read P.J.'s write-up on the vendor's latest offerings and new retail initiatives that provide customers with a connected retail store experience. Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

retail link  Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf) RedPrairie Corporation is an Alpharetta, Georgia, United States (US)–based provider of best of breed supply chain execution (SCE), workforce and all-channel retail solutions. Many of the world’s leading businesses rely on RedPrairie solutions to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. RedPrairie was founded in 1975 as McHugh Freeman & Associates , a consulting and systems development firm offering general Read More

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retail link  Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners Coop Switzerland , which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats, including supermarkets, megastores, convenience stores, department stores, and petrol filling stations, has recently implemented Reflexis Task Manager . Coop Switzerland has more than 1,500 stores and 75,000 employees, with approximately $19 billion (USD) in revenues.   Coop CEO August Harder was personally Read More

hybris Helps SAP Retail and CRM


As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today, SAP plans to acquire hybris, a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The

retail link  Helps SAP Retail and CRM As my colleague Bob Eastman reported in a blogpost earlier today , SAP plans to acquire hybris , a vibrant and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology with the choice of on-premises or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world struggle with the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices, and touch points. The combination of industry-leading enterprise solutions from SAP with the Read More

A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


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BPM in Retail


Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry.

retail link  in Retail Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry. Read More

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