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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

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

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

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

What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?


April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

mobile web store pos  Field Service and Epicor Mobile Sales Assistant. Epicor Everywhere solutions provide Web access and updates on the go, powered by the Epicor Everywhere Framework and delivered by Epicor Mobile Access. PJ : Given a lesser-known nature of Activant’s solutions globally, can you please describe the major functionality and install bases of Prophet21, Eclipse, and Eagle? JH : Prophet 21 is a complete, end-to-end solution for wholesale distributors, particularly in the electrical, fastener, heating, ventilatio Read More

Get Your Sales Team Going with Mobile CRM


As you'll discover in the executive brief. get your sales teams going with mobile crm, mobile CRM lets your sales reps perform more of the activiti...

mobile web store pos  Sales Team Going with Mobile CRM Are your field salespeople performing at peak ability? Are they connected and ready to do the things that bring in sales anytime and anywhere? Wouldn''t it be a worthwhile objective to get your salespeople booking more face time with clients, and winning more business in less time? It''s all possible, if you equip your salespeople with mobile CRM. As you''ll discover in the executive brief Get Your Sales Teams Going with Mobile CRM , mobile CRM lets your sales reps perform 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

The Rise of Mobile Access to Your ERP Data


Mobile user access to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other back-office systems has become a core requirement as organizations seek operational efficiency and deepening customer engagement. Without mobile access, system users are disadvantaged by needing to return to a desktop, often after a job is completed, to enter data relating to that job and get information about other jobs. Frequently that information is not entered at all, which becomes a further hindrance to user adoption of your ERP investment.

Mobile users increasingly are looking for ease of access to ERP information to perform their jobs on any device at any time. This requires the mobile solution to handle:

  • Different mobile devices and applications for different roles/jobs
  • Ability to be used by staff with limited computer or language skills, in adverse conditions
In this age of “bring your own device” (BYOD), mobile devices are affordable, mainstream, reliable, secure, and scalable to run multiple applications. We are now able to prove return on investments from those organizations that have implemented mobile solutions and developed BYOD policies. In today’s environment, mobile solutions are seen as core drivers of organizations pushing to gain operational efficiencies over their competitors. According to a recent report from Aberdeen Group, “enterprise mobile apps in 2013 are no longer ‘nice to have’—they’ve become essential enablers of organizational transformation, by increasing operational efficiency, accelerating time-to-decision, deepening customer engagement, and streamlining workflow processes.”

mobile web store pos  Rise of Mobile Access to Your ERP Data Mobile user access to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other back-office systems has become a core requirement as organizations seek operational efficiency and deepening customer engagement. Without mobile access, system users are disadvantaged by needing to return to a desktop, often after a job is completed, to enter data relating to that job and get information about other jobs. Frequently that information is not entered at all, which becomes a further Read More

How Mobile ERP Is Changing the Way Manufacturers Do Business


Mobile is changing the way companies do business—and manufacturers are no exception. They’re asking ERP vendors for apps that help control core manufacturing operations. But are they seeing the ROI they’re looking for? In this Sage-sponsored podcast, TEC senior business intelligence and data management analyst, Jorge García, talks about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of mobile ERP for manufacturing.

mobile web store pos  Mobile ERP Is Changing the Way Manufacturers Do Business Mobile is changing the way companies do business—and manufacturers are no exception. They’re asking ERP vendors for apps that help control core manufacturing operations. But are they seeing the ROI they’re looking for? In this Sage-sponsored podcast, TEC senior business intelligence and data management analyst, Jorge García, talks about the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of mobile ERP for manufacturing. Read More

App Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook


As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best practices, and available resources. Know how to develop, deploy, maintain your mobile apps and create an effective mobile strategy for your organization.

mobile web store pos  Development in a Mobile World: A CIO Handbook As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best Read More

Mobile ERP: Connecting Workers, Machines, Systems & Data on the Shop Floor & in the Warehouse


Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and real-time metrics at the very locations where this information is needed is today a reality. If your company is investigating an investment in ERP, a review of this kind of on-site, real-time functionality, with every vendor you meet, is critical in today’s working environment.

mobile web store pos  & in the Warehouse Mobile technology is a game changer across all segments of society right now—and the food industry is no exception. Having access to transactional data and real-time metrics at the very locations where this information is needed is today a reality. If your company is investigating an investment in ERP, a review of this kind of on-site, real-time functionality, with every vendor you meet, is critical in today’s working environment. Read More

Eight Steps to Going Mobile


Going mobile has become a growing trend, with many businesses reaching well beyond the use of cellular phones as their only lines of communication. Why? Because these businesses realize that linking the mobile workforce with the enterprise and its data resources—using mobile applications—is key to enhancing productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Choosing the right devices, however, can be very challenging.

mobile web store pos  Steps to Going Mobile Going mobile has become a growing trend, with many businesses reaching well beyond the use of cellular phones as their only lines of communication. Why? Because these businesses realize that linking the mobile workforce with the enterprise and its data resources—using mobile applications—is key to enhancing productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Choosing the right devices, however, can be very challenging. Read More

Consumer Mobile Platforms: Are they Ready for the Enterprise?


More and more companies are opening corporate networks and data to consumer mobile technology. This consumerization of enterprise mobility increases productivity and business agility. But the lack of a strategic approach to the consumerization of IT creates security risks, financial exposure, and a management nightmare. Know how to embrace consumerization and turn it into a competitive advantage for your organization.

mobile web store pos  Mobile Platforms: Are they Ready for the Enterprise? More and more companies are opening corporate networks and data to consumer mobile technology. This consumerization of enterprise mobility increases productivity and business agility. But the lack of a strategic approach to the consumerization of IT creates security risks, financial exposure, and a management nightmare. Know how to embrace consumerization and turn it into a competitive advantage for your organization. Read More

Enterprise Plans for Mobile Security


Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks at strategies for setting up effective mobile device security.

mobile web store pos  Plans for Mobile Security Mobile devices can be essential for information-sharing and networking within enterprises. With them comes the question of security and access management. The approach a company takes to selecting mobile security must look at some key factors, including capabilities for application management and whether the device is employee-owned or company-owned. This report was put together following a survey of IT buying decision-makers at 108 medium and large enterprises. It looks Read More

How the iPad Is Changing Retail POS Systems


The face of retail point-of-sale (POS) systems has changed dramatically over the last couple years. iPad technologies, for example, have become integrated into the payment process at retail and other types of stores. See how one start-up is changing the retail game with its iPad POS solution and taking on the old-school traditional POS players on the market today.

mobile web store pos  Store employees have had mobile POS systems. Urban Outfitters provides a great example of a “mobile first” policy in retail—the retailer’s associates use mobile devices for sales, product search, inventory management, pricing/labeling/signage, order processes, markdown management, workforce management (WFM), task management, etc.   iPad (and tablets, in general, for that matter) technologies have become integrated into the payment process at brick-and-mortar restaurants, retail, and grocery Read More