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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

retail market reports  as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction It is well known that SAP AG , founded in 1972, is a market and technology leader in business management software, and since those early days retailers have been using the now legacy SAP R/1 and SAP R/2 financials solutions to support their financial processes. With the success of the client-server SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in the early 1990s and the burgeoning expansion of the global ERP market, SAP embarked on tailoring its

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PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report

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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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

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Microsoft Retail Systems


Microsoft Point of Sale and Microsoft Retail Management System provide a complete point of purchase solution suite for small and midsize specialty retail businesses. Released in 2005, Microsoft Point of Sale has enabled Microsoft to further penetrate the retail market.

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iVend Retail


iVend Retail is an end-to-end retail management solution for mid-market retail store chain companies. The solution covers all aspects of retail business, ranging from head-office functions to back-office store and point-of-sale (POS) operations. The application is designed to scale from a single-store specialty retail operation to retail operations having hundreds of stores spanning multiple geographies. iVend Retail is integrated with SAP Business One, and provides features including loyalty and gift card management. Pricing and promotions management functionality allows a head office to run targeted campaigns for specific stores, with period and volume discounts. Promotions can also be based on "buy-some-get-some," sales totals, and "happy hours." The integrated loyalty management module enables the setup and management of multiple loyalty schemes that allow assigning of points on customer purchases. With the added ability to define ageing criteria for loyalty points, customers can redeem loyalty points across the entire network of stores. Information availability and hence decision-making can be improved with numerous reports and enquiries in different categories of business operations-including sales, collections, inventory, and fulfillment-which can be exported to Excel and Word. iVend Retail is architected in a way that does not require stores to always be connected to head office over the Internet.  

retail market reports  Retail iVend Retail is an end-to-end retail management solution for mid-market retail store chain companies. The solution covers all aspects of retail business, ranging from head-office functions to back-office store and point-of-sale (POS) operations. The application is designed to scale from a single-store specialty retail operation to retail operations having hundreds of stores spanning multiple geographies. iVend Retail is integrated with SAP Business One, and provides features including loyalty Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

retail market reports  her years in the retail industry. From deploying payroll software to integrating a benefits module, she was actively involved in all phases of these implementations. A proficient writer of articles, online content, guides, and manuals, Fox has comprehensive knowledge in the areas of retail, manufacturing, compliance, and technology. She also has in-depth management experience with various enterprise segments, including payroll, human resources, logistics, and compliance. Executive Summary: Core HR Thou Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

retail market reports  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 3: Rating The Vendors P.J. Jakovljevic - October 9, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

Bold Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems


Revel Systems, an innovative provider of iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions, recently announced predictions that will shape the retail and technology industries in 2014. It predicts that the technology and retail industries will begin to adopt innovations that will redefine how the two worlds collide.

retail market reports  Retail Industry Predictions for 2014 by Revel Systems It is that time of the year when folks make predictions of major technology trends for next year. Revel Systems, an innovative provider of iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) solutions, recently announced predictions that will shape the retail and technology industries in 2014. It predicts that the technology and retail industries will begin to adopt innovations that will redefine how the two worlds collide.   Mobile Currency. Bitcoin. Social Capital Read More

Welcome to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft


As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step on mid-market vendor's toes. The real concern is to determine whether the mid-market cultural and functional differences are well understood and acted upon or do the large players simply offer a smaller mockup of their existing enterprise solutions. This article, which evaluates the PeopleSoft mid-market CRM solution, is the first of a series of research articles that focus on the mid-market applications provided by large CRM vendors.

retail market reports  to the CRM Mid-Market Abyss-PeopleSoft Event Summary TEC reviewed the PeopleSoft Preconfigured Mid-Market Solutions because it has taken an important share in PeopleSoft's overall customer base. With over 1,100 customers from the small and medium enterprise (SME) market, The Pleasanton, California, PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT), not only establishes its market dominance along with Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) and SAP (NASDAQ: SAP) as an enterprise solution provider, but also demonstrates its capability to Read More

Best Software Delivers More Insights To Its Partners (As Well As To The Market) Part Three: Market Impact


With Best having already captured a lion's share of the market estimated to consist of several millions of small enterprises or ~$14 billion in revenue opportunity, and continuing to capture new customers, the likes of MBS will likely have their work cut out for them despite their recently unveiled sound strategy and product offering.

retail market reports  VARs globally), over 5,000 retail outlets, in addition to telesales, direct email & Web ordering, look for Best Software/Sage as one of the biggest barriers (in addition to Intuit) the likes of Microsoft, Oracle and SAP should face in their further penetration of the market segment. With Best having already captured a lion's share of the market estimated to consist of several millions of small enterprises (Best's sweet spot is companies with less than 250 employees) or ~$14 billion in revenue Read More

Oracle Reports Strong Profits


On December 14, Oracle Corporation announced record second quarter results for the period ended November 30, 1999. For the quarter, net income increased 40% to $384 million, or $0.26 per share, while total revenue grew to $2.3 billion. This compares to net income of $274 million, or $0.19 per share, and revenue of $2.1 billion for the same period a year ago.

retail market reports  Reports Strong Profits Event Summary Oracle Corp.'s second-quarter earnings rose 40 percent, exceeding even the most optimistic predictions made by the company's top executives last month. With old-line companies largely done fixing Y2K problems, sales are picking up for Oracle's flagship database and applications software, the company said. In addition, fast-growing Internet companies are buying Oracle software to help them manage vast amounts of data (See TEC News Analysis article: IBM and Read More

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retail market reports  even the apparel and retail segments, which have not been traditional sectors for PLM growth. Likewise, strong economic and geographic influences are stimulating the PLM market, with significant growth opportunities cited for Brazil, Japan, China, India, and, to a lesser degree, Latin America. Some Examples of PLM Vendor Success Given the analyst community's rosy outlook for the PLM market, it is not surprising that most individual vendors' performances are in line with these high expectations. For Read More

Driving Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market


The enterprise applications market is converging resulting with fewer providers; however, there are still the same number of competing systems. What are the factors that are driving the market and what are the emerging trends?

retail market reports  Factors in The Enterprise Applications Market Situational Analysis The enterprise applications market has long matured and contains a significant number of both larger global and smaller regional providers of, by and large, complete and comparably adequate systems. User maturity has also become significant, implying that customers nowadays possess extensive know-how and system implementation and usage experience, and, consequently, the right to impose ever-higher and more specific expectations upon Read More

Phone Systems Market Primer


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retail market reports  Systems Market Primer With recent dramatic advances in business telephone technology are you aware of all the different systems and options currently available to your company? Get up to speed quickly and easily with the Phone Systems Market Primer . In this comprehensive guide, you’ll get the inside story on vendors and products, basic and advanced features, hosted vs. on-premise systems, implementation and support, and cost considerations. You'll even get a full glossary of business telephone Read More

Is IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail?


Omnichannel retail has forever changed the face of retail. And now, another recent innovation, the Internet of Things, is poised to change the face of retail—once again. TEC CRM analyst Raluca Druta keys in on how she envisions this relationship to unfold in the preamble to the full discussion on the topic later this month on ERP Conversation Live.

retail market reports  of Omnichannel Retail? Omnichannel retail has become a well-established practice, and it can be best described with an example: A consumer researches and browses products on their smartphone through a store’s mobile app and then later makes a purchase from their PC. The item is then shipped to the consumer’s home, who later on posts a review of the product and their buying experience on Facebook using their tablet. They subsequently decide to return the product in-store. This type of shopping Read More