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Point of Sale (POS) Systems Software Evaluation Report

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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Celerant Launches Stratus Retail POS at NRF 2014


Celerant Technology recently launched its next-generation point-of-sale (POS) system, Straus Retail. The new POS solution will provide real-time visibility throughout the retail enterprise and significantly reduce overall costs and labor. Get the details in P.J.’s blog post.

mobile web store pos  data warehousing/mining, integrated ecommerce, mobile applications, and back office software functionality. The vendor’s founding concept is to provide retailers with real-time multi-channel inventory visibility. This means that all retail channels are integrated seamlessly, with one centralized database, providing real-time visibility throughout the enterprise. In other words, the POS software at the retail store(s), e-commerce site, mail/phone order and catalog, and warehouse are all integrated Read More

NetSuite Buys Bronto, Provides Retailers with CRM Software with Marketing Automation


NetSuite acquired Bronto Software and will now be able to complement its cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) offering with marketing automation capabilities. In his article, TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic looks at how merchants can use the software to provide their customers with a unified buying experience across all digital channels.

mobile web store pos  digital channels—Web site, email, mobile, and even social media.   Having a portfolio of CRM software with marketing automation features, NetSuite may now compete with the likes of Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP, Infor, and other big players and enable retailers to provide their customers not only with a seamless omnichannel commerce experience but also a unified brand experience across all marketing channels. The ultimate goal is to enable businesses to enhance customer engagement, im 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.

mobile web store pos  to them on a mobile device allows them to take actions and make decisions with immediate impact. Epicor Retail Audit and Operations Management solutions include our best-of-breed Sales Audit module, which includes a guided, exception-based audit where retailers see only items they need to deal with on a daily basis. Also included is our Loss Prevention (LP) solution, with flexible, exception-based reporting features that contribute to a quick ROI and improve productivity of LP investigators by allowing th Read More

What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how Microsoft’s recently released end-to-end retail solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Retail, with new point of sale and multi-channel management capabilities can help retailers run their entire business.

mobile web store pos  capture, etc.) while remaining mobile in the store. Because of the native integration between Microsoft Dynamics AX and POS, we are putting much of the power of Microsoft Dynamics AX on the showroom floor—via pertinent dashboards, reports, etc. The key here is understanding how to develop a UI and experience that increases the speed of service, reduces training time, and increases customer satisfaction with the tablet (see figure 4). In contrast, most of older architectures and POS systems in the Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

mobile web store pos  extend the reach of mobile BI services to a wider number of platforms/devices. This enables Tableau to offer an extensive set of solutions for both Android and Apple (i.e., the most popular mobile platforms), as well as Web-enabled Analytics for those who want to use a thin-client architecture. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Read More

Sage Mobile Device Survey Shows Interesting Findings


Sage recently announced the results of its second annual mobile device survey, which polled 1,090 small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. The results include findings about the adoption of mobile devices in the business world and what positive effects mobile device usage is providing for SMBs today.

mobile web store pos  Mobile Device Survey Shows Interesting Findings Sage recently announced the results of its second annual mobile device survey , which polled 1,090 small to medium businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. Only slightly more than half of the businesses (54 percent) responding to the survey supply their employees with mobile devices, down from 69 percent in the 2013 survey.   When asked about the positive effect mobile technology has had on their businesses, the majority of respondents somewhat expectedly said Read More

Understanding SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM


In the larger schema of things, SOA would espouse general, more abstract concepts of software reusability and encapsulation within certain boundaries (as to then provide access to that software via defined interfaces), Web services would then make these SOA concepts vendor-independent due to their use of generally accepted standards, while BPM and BPEL would be some of the engines making the whole system work.

mobile web store pos  SOA, Web Services, BPM, BPEL, and More Part One: SOA, Web Services, and BPM Introduction The battle for the dominance in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services has so far largely been a war of words without the clear winner yet (and not any time soon), as many underlying Internet-based standards have emerged only recently. Still, the advocates of both major platforms/frameworks, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Microsoft .NET , agree on the future of Web services, and have Read More

Web Hosting Security 2014


Security is a growing threat for hyper-connected and Internet-dependent businesses whose activities increasingly rely on Web hosting servers. This paper examines the extent to which businesses are vulnerable to security breaches and gives an overview of best strategies for protection.

mobile web store pos  Hosting Security 2014 Security is a growing threat for hyper-connected and Internet-dependent businesses whose activities increasingly rely on Web hosting servers. This paper examines the extent to which businesses are vulnerable to security breaches and gives an overview of best strategies for protection. Read More

Mobile IT--Commodity or Value-add?


Remote working is not new, but increasing dependence on instant IT access has led to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can be complex, and it is valuable to be insulated from the effects of rapid change. But ultimately, mobile access should be considered as just one aspect of IT usage, rather than as a separate entity.

mobile web store pos  to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can be complex, and it is valuable to be insulated from the effects of rapid change. But ultimately, mobile access should be considered as just one aspect of IT usage, rather than as a separate entity. Read More

Moving beyond the Basics: Key Considerations for Successful Adoption of a Mobile Platform


The increased use of mobile devices has led some organizations to undertake a corporate mobile strategy to reap the benefits of mobility. Download this report to learn why you should too. Find out what the complete mobile framework encompasses, along with three key considerations for enhancing your corporate mobility return on investment (ROI).

mobile web store pos  Successful Adoption of a Mobile Platform The increased use of mobile devices has led some organizations to undertake a corporate mobile strategy to reap the benefits of mobility. Download this report to learn why you should too. Find out what the complete mobile framework encompasses, along with three key considerations for enhancing your corporate mobility return on investment (ROI). Read More

Keeping Up with the Mobile Consumer


Mobile device usage is changing how consumers engage with retailers—bringing together the physical and the virtual in ways that other cross-channel efforts have not. But even though it’s relatively inexpensive for retailers to experiment with mobile, many have been slow to develop a mobile strategy. This survey report examines the consumer mobile landscape, and lays out the challenges and opportunities for retailers.

mobile web store pos  Up with the Mobile Consumer Mobile device usage is changing how consumers engage with retailers—bringing together the physical and the virtual in ways that other cross-channel efforts have not. But even though it’s relatively inexpensive for retailers to experiment with mobile, many have been slow to develop a mobile strategy. This survey report examines the consumer mobile landscape, and lays out the challenges and opportunities for retailers. Read More

3Com Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm


Network giant 3Com has purchased an E-business web design and consulting firm.

mobile web store pos  Will Route Customers to In-house Web Design Firm Event Summary Network and telecommunications expert 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) has purchased a 40 person company specializing in Internet design and strategic consulting. Details of the purchase of Interactive Web Concepts (IWC) of Mountain View, California were not disclosed. Market Impact 3Com gets its foot into quite a few corporate doors. Comparing the booming E-commerce business with its own 6.5% sales growth, 3Com may have felt that it was Read More

BI on the Go . . . So, Who’s Using Mobile BI?


In this first of two posts, TEC senior BI and data management analyst Jorge García presents some of the main findings of the TEC 2014 mobile survey on the usage of mobile BI offerings by enterprises—who's using mobile BI offerings and from which vendors, and which industry is showing the interest in mobile BI solutions.

mobile web store pos  . So, Who’s Using Mobile BI? Piggybacking off of the success of the most recent TEC Buyer’s Guide, the 2014 Buyer''s Guide on Mobile BI applications , we took the opportunity to survey users of mobile business intelligence (BI) applications and collect their impressions in regard to these tools. Most of the results of this survey with more than 250 respondents were captured in an Infographic . Additional information garnered from the survey, while not conclusive, may provide a glance into the Read More

Fenestrae Offers WAP Support for Mobile Data Server


Mobile Data Server 2.0 (MDS) allows access via WAP to a company’s Intranet, Microsoft Back Office databases, such as SQL Server in addition to Microsoft Exchange Integration for messaging.

mobile web store pos  Offers WAP Support for Mobile Data Server Fenestrae Offers WAP Support for Mobile Data Server P. Hayes - July 6, 2000 Event Summary Singapore - Fenestrae has announced the Fenestrae® Mobile Data Server™ with extensive WAP functionality. The Fenestrae Mobile Data Server version 2.0 enables professionals to use their WAP phones to access any information in Microsoft® Exchange/Outlook (inbox, calendar, contacts), databases, and Intranet. Market Impact Fenestrae''s Mobile Data server has been given a Read More

6 Best Practices for Managing Security on Mobile Devices


If you're not protecting these mobile devices with the same diligence, there are simple steps you can take.

mobile web store pos  for Managing Security on Mobile Devices 6 Best Practices for Managing Security on Mobile Devices Companies pay a lot of attention to managing security on company computers and servers. But what about the security risks posed by your employees'' smartphones and tablets? If you''re not protecting these mobile devices with the same diligence, there are simple steps you can take. Find out in Best Practices for Managing Security on Mobile Devices . You''ll learn about six key things you can do to make sure your Read More