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Merchandising Systems

Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices. 

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Selligy is rolling out tools that allow sales professionals to manage their deals and update their sales forecasts more quickly and accurately, and from their smartphones. Selligy's activity-based mobile application uses the context of the mobile phone—including location, calendar, e-mail, and mobile data—to bypass time-consuming and manual processes found in most customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

record forecast accuracy  the new totals, and record the changes all at once. Selligy estimates that with this feature, salespeople will perform forecasting tasks roughly 90 percent faster; performing the same task in traditional CRM systems can require navigating 30 to 40 pages.   While Salesforce1 is a powerful platform that can extend any part of salesforce.com for any user, Selligy is built specifically for salespeople, to fit into their daily flow of selling activities. For example, Selligy allows salespeople to try Read More

Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example


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record forecast accuracy  out day-to-day tasks, and record key observations Interpretation and analysis to consolidate the flows and user concepts Analysis involving affinity diagramming to uncover opportunities to impact the user experience The result of this painstaking research was the Microsoft Dynamics Customer Model that describes how people in departments conduct work within and across organizations. The Model is the repository for all of the Microsoft Business division’s information and research regarding processes and Read More

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record forecast accuracy  sector are falling at record rates. Namely, Markit , a financial information company, reported in its “Eurozone Services Purchasing Managers Index” from October 1, 2008 that manufacturing output in Great Britain hit an astounding 17-year low. For its part, in the “Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders” report from October 2, 2008 , the US Census Bureau also announced the troubling news that orders for durable goods decreased by 4.5 percent in the month of August 2008. The heightened Read More

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record forecast accuracy  Still, the vendor’s track record shows lots of delivery on its ambitious promises in the past, and I am happy to take a leap of faith. In any case, the touted design principles of these upcoming BLINC apps are as follows: A template-based rapid deployment approach tailored for certain verticals (i.e., government, higher-education, and professional services), with about 90 percent functionality out-of-the-box, while the rest can be tweaked by users (DIY) and/or consultants A turnkey approach with some Read More

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