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The RMS Integrated Shopping Cart Solutions
The rapid change in consumer’s shopping behavior—switching from in-person shopping to online shopping—has resulted in a demand for agility, flexibility, and

shopping cart  RMS Integrated Shopping Cart Solutions The rapid change in consumer’s shopping behavior—switching from in-person shopping to online shopping—has resulted in a demand for agility, flexibility, and transactional processing power in e-commerce solutions. But more and more online merchants find that their shopping carts are not “smart” enough to convert random visitors into shoppers with confirmed orders. Learn about a new shopping cart solution that can help.

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Current E-business Trends


E-business is more than a smart Web presence or a slick, flash-driven shopping cart. But thanks to astounding hype-over-Internet, droves of large and medium enterprises were woefully late in realizing the need for a sensible strategy deployment. By now, however, they have realized that e-business initiatives have to cohere strongly with overall business strategy. Yes, right, sounds good, but how?

shopping cart  or a slick, flash-driven shopping cart. But thanks to astounding hype-over-Internet, droves of large and medium enterprises were woefully late in realizing the need for a sensible strategy deployment. By now, however, they have realized that e-business initiatives have to cohere strongly with overall business strategy. Yes, right, sounds good, but how? Read More

abas-USA Adds VC999 to Its Customers Roster


Following on its recent win at Carolina Color, abas-USA announced that VC999 Packaging Systems has selected it to be its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. VC999 is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of vacuum chamber, thermoforming (rollstock), tray sealer, and flow wrapper machine systems as well as other packaging robotics, vision inspection systems, conveyer/converger

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Direct 500, LLC


Direct 500In today's world of highly competitive distribution sales, businesses are looking for ways to improve their call center, estore and catalog sales channels. Direct 500 is designed for organizations with multiple selling channels. Businesses often implement multiple software solutions to meet these many different business requirements. For Example, sales order entry and inventory management, a hosted eCommerce site that is not connected to their ERP software, spreadsheets to track marketing campaigns and many manual processes to overcome the shortcomings of a non-integrated solution. Direct 500 was built on the Sage MAS 500 ERP platform to meet these business needs with a single integrated solution.Call CenterCall centers are usually high volume order entry departments. Speed of entry and accuracy of data is critical. Direct 500 provides an enhanced sales order entry search engine to speed the lookup of current customers or prospects. It provides multi-field lookup using Postal Code, Last Name, Company Name, Phone Number and email address.Once the customer is located, Direct 500 focuses on speed of entry and access to information for the operator. We want the operator to be focused on serving the customer and not worried about the deals and promotions that they need to track on a manual sheet - we have incorporated all of this logic in the sales order entry module.eStore Many distributors offer their products on their website. However, many do not have an estore that is integrated with the ERP software. Ultimately, is serves as a glorified fax machine.The Direct 500 estore is an extension of MAS 500 and the Direct 500 call center capabilities. The business rules for pricing, sales tax, freight, credit card processing and many others that are defined for sales order entry are extended to the estore.MarketingDistributors that sell through multiple channels often face challenges in tracking sales, marketing campaigns and their effectiveness. Direct 500 offers a multi-level source code that tracks how new customers are created and the source of each new order, providing valuable analysis data for the business.Integrating source codes with the Call Center and the eStore provides the business with an effective promotion and analysis tool set. For Example, an email blast with integrated source codes and promotions can automatically take the buyer to a special offer on the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Call Center and eStore transactions. Shipping methods have been expanded with features to allow shipments by address types, restrictions by postal codes and countries. Shipping charts can be defined by geographical region and level of service. Direct 500 also offers integration to StarShip, allowing customer to have a calculated freight and handling charge straight from the StarShip rate tables. The Direct 500 SolutionThere are many ways multi channel sales organizations can address their individual business requirements. However, addressing the business need as a whole requires a well designed application that provides the company with a call center, estore, marketing and fulfillment business solution.

shopping cart  the eStore, complete the shopping cart with the promotion and place the order in MAS 500 with no interaction from the call center staff.Fulfillment Many distributors that sell through multiple channels are high volume shipping organizations. These companies can live or die by their shipping costs. Address accuracy, shipping and handling calculations and on time delivery determines if these companies thrive or barely survive. Direct 500 provides extensive shipping capabilities focused on simplifying the Read More

Requirement Traceability-A Tester's Approach


The value of a requirement traceability matrix is in its ability to track and monitor each requirement to be incorporated into the customer's product throughout the entire process of product development, and to detect defects at the earliest stage possible.

shopping cart  to and from the shopping cart, and payment. But as we moved forward from high-level scenarios to low-level scenarios (in other words, from requirement to each and every function and variable used to fulfill this requirement), we missed some requirements that were expected to be part of the functionality. For instance, with respect to the add/remove cart items functionality, the developers neglected to implement the requirement that the user needed to be able to find the items added during the previous Read More

Outlook for 2010


As 2009 comes to a close, we look forward to the New Year and everything trendy that it will bring. Today, TEC’s Research Analyst Round Table discusses the outlook in technology for 2010. We will touch on: •    Social Networking •    Social Product Development •    Business Intelligence (BI) for the Masses •    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS

shopping cart  mobile phone usage for shopping will be greater this year than traditional Internet usage. Despite the fact that m-commerce is still in its early stages of development, many retailers will need to adapt to the change in consumer behavior. Retailers need to understand that the launch of an m-commerce site is not enough. The most important factors to consider are the design and functionality of the site and what experience it creates for the consumer. Consumers who shop on a mobile device require quick Read More

Security and Trust: Doing More Business Over the internet


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shopping cart  lost sales and abandoned shopping carts. Learn how a secure web site can help you make sales in Security and Trust: Doing Business Over the Internet . You—ll learn about the different types of technologies that provide security for sensitive data—identifying your site as trustworthy in the eyes of customers—and how making your web site safe and secure can significantly increase your online sales. Find out how to boost sales by protecting your customers and earning their trust. Download your PDF Read More

Improving Customer Experience with In-store Mobility Technology: Converging Physical and Digital Selling into a Seamless, Cohesive Experience


A superior user experience is created when the digital and physical worlds are connected. This paper describes how a comprehensive mobile point-of-sale (POS) system can serve as the glue that holds together all of the different tangible and digital channels used today by retailers—but within the walls of a physical shopping location. A well-conceived in-store mobility strategy can take advantage of the personalization features of online digital channels, scan and research features of mobile channels, special discounts offered on social channels, and instantly accessible inventory of physical storefronts.

shopping cart  walls of a physical shopping location. A well-conceived in-store mobility strategy can take advantage of the personalization features of online digital channels, scan and research features of mobile channels, special discounts offered on social channels, and instantly accessible inventory of physical storefronts. 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

shopping cart  coupons and discounts, create shopping lists, and even pay instead of using cash or credit card. Cash desks are also not forgotten—they are capable of recognizing a customer and charging them directly from their bank or mobile phone account using fingerprint scanners. Also, all cash registers are equipped with RFID scanners. As a result of these innovations, sales rose by 15% over the last year, and 20% of new customers were attracted. Many of the newly tested technologies were deployed in other stores Read More

To Tax and Tax Not


Taxation of Internet commerce will be a football that gets tossed around in the United States long after Superbowl 2000 is just a memory. In Singapore, however, they positively see taxes negatively

shopping cart  their Main Streets and shopping malls are complaining about business being lost to tax-free online retailers, and pointing out that lost revenues mean lower taxes. In a downturn both retailers and state services could be severely compromised. The nation of Singapore doesn't have problems with this balance. They are providing tax incentives to lure E-commerce trading centers. Market Impact Massachusetts Governor Paul Celluci made sales taxes of Internet commerce a prominent point in his State of the State Read More

TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2


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shopping cart  be immersed in the shopping experience, and then transition to TradeStone to make sourcing and buying decisions. In a Pinterest -like fashion, retailers’ buyers now have a slick way to capture what inspires them. They can collect images (even if it is an early idea sketched on a napkin) with their smartphones on the go and inspire others. Once they have seen what they want, they can share their wishlist sketches and drawings with others in their creative departments to produce more detailed designs. Read More

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shopping cart  web browsing and online shopping from our cozy places. However, this trend is sometimes unfortunately bundled with the inconvenience of late or incorrect deliveries, and lack of order visibility and status tracking, followed by annoying and costly returns. This is inevitably followed by unnecessary trips to the post office, which negates any of the convenience promised in the first place. Still, the need for online purchasing, account management, electronic bill payments, and so on, is indeed not only Read More

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shopping cart  Employee Web Misuse E-mails, shopping, social networks—it's easy to get distracted with all that the Web has to offer, even when you're at work. But how much is too much when it comes to personal Web surfing on the job? Where should employers draw the line? Web misuse can have serious implications for your business, including reduced employee productivity; security problems; legal risks; wasted bandwidth; unlicensed software; and reputation risk. In the white paper Employee Web Use and Misuse learn how Read More

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shopping cart  turned to on-line holiday shopping in the wake of the events of unspeakable September 11, and due to occasional terrorist threats to shopping malls and other places of mass gathering. Although multichannel sales might look like cannibalization to store executives, these fickle customers want first-class products configured just for them, backed by high levels of information and service, delivered through whatever channel suits their needs at the moment. In other words, these are the most valuable Read More