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PLM for the Retail Industry

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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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.

tco retail organization  total cost of ownership (TCO). Separate from functionality, Microsoft Dynamics AX for Retail is the most widely available global end-to-end retail solution on the market. While SAP and Oracle continue pull back from certain markets such as Brazil and India with their POS solutions—due to the challenges in localization and lack of adoption—Microsoft continues to expand its presence end-to-end. This gives multinational companies the chance to have consistency and drive more value from their existing IT Read More

Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?


TEC reader Martin K. recently wrote in with these questions: What kind of data is handled by ERP systems and how it is done? How does the interface work? Which departments normally use it? And who is the recommended team that should choose the ERP system?TEC analyst Alex Hankewicz says: To answer these questions, we need to take a step back and examine the evolution of ERP. ERP

tco retail organization  total cost of ownership (TCO) of supporting and maintaining the existing legacy system. In many instances it may make sense to purchase a new solution where all required applications are available as a standard part of the software solution. As an aside, there has never been a better time for prospective ERP system buyers, as there are so many choices that can support the best practices of what ever industry vertical or business model your organization has in place. If your organization has limited IT Read More

RedPrairie: Enabling End-to-End Supply Chains (from Manufacturer to Retail Shelf)


RedPrairie provides best-of-breed supply chain execution, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions designed to streamline and expedite the flow of goods from raw materials into the hands of the consumer. In this article, TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic describes how the company has positioned itself through its acquisitions, outlook, and integration initiatives to be able to fulfill its “Buy Anywhere—Fulfill Anywhere” philosophy.

tco retail organization  our customers a lower TCO and much greater value for their investments in the long term. PJ: What issues/challenges are still keeping your top management up at night? RP: What keeps our management awake at night is trying to figure out ways to help our customers deal with the many challenges they face in this fast-changing and volatile new marketplace. Issues such as how to leverage their limited IT budgets to deal with new business challenges—e.g., all-channel commerce, social and mobile commerce, Read More

Business Case - J.E. Mondou


Learn how JE Mondou Ltd., a 33-store, Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain updated its retail IT system with a cost-effective, end-to-end ERP solution from Microsoft.

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On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

tco retail organization  total cost of ownership (TCO) calculation make financial sense? If the prospect answers “No” to question 1 and “Yes” to either question 2, 3, or 4, then it is open to outsourcing. And from there, we usually end up competing head to head against another outsourcing competitor. Outsourcing Competition (SaaS) . For the most part, SPS’ competition here is from many small companies with little or no market presence or momentum. We are able to differentiate ourselves via our market leadership Read More

Retail Systems: A Primer


The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and inquiries. Non-core components can include financial, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and warehouse management systems.

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TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center


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BPM in Retail


Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry.

tco retail organization  in Retail Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry. Read More

New Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts


With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage.

tco retail organization  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More

LS Retail


LS Retail is global supplier of software solutions and services for the Retail and Hospitality Industries LS Retail is sold and supported by more than 120 certified partners in over 60 countries, which makes it possible to deploy LS Retail on a worldwide scale. This is probably the largest existing channel for a vertical Microsoft Dynamics add-on product. All our partners are certified and have undertaken advanced LS Retail training.

tco retail organization  Retail LS Retail is global supplier of software solutions and services for the Retail and Hospitality Industries LS Retail is sold and supported by more than 120 certified partners in over 60 countries, which makes it possible to deploy LS Retail on a worldwide scale. This is probably the largest existing channel for a vertical Microsoft Dynamics add-on product. All our partners are certified and have undertaken advanced LS Retail training. Read More

What Does the Modern Procurement Organization Look Like?


Modern procurement executives are business driven and technology powered, making them valuable strategic business partners to the entire organization. Learn about the five key qualities that define a successful modern procurement organization.

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Lawson's Approach to the Retail Market


Lawson Retail Operations Suite solutions are built for high-volume retail enterprises and encompass a range of activities, including the management of item information, category planning and review, assortment, pricing, promotions, warehouse replenishment, multichannel ordering, store replenishment, forecasting, and order determination.

tco retail organization  s Approach to the Retail Market Introduction There are some interesting dynamics within the retail market segment. On one hand, the market is much less penetrated by enterprise applications than most other economic sectors, in part since retailers have largely been remiss in leaving mainframes and other legacy technologies behind. Also, the sector has shown some resilience even during the recent and possibly still ongoing economic malaise, in part as the consumers have been stretching their credit Read More

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ALDI Nord Selects SAP Retail


German supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will replace the company's previous in-house system and will be used to manage retail processes at all company locations, from orders and warehouse management to store deliveries.

tco retail organization  Nord Selects SAP Retail At the recently held CeBIT 2014 conference in Hanover, Germany, SAP announced that the supermarket chain ALDI Nord has selected the SAP for Retail solution portfolio to support its healthy growth and modernize its retailing. The standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will replace the company''s previous in-house system and will be used to manage retail processes at all company locations, from orders and warehouse management to store deliveries.   ALDI Nord aims to Read More

Retail Merchandising


Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently. Retail Merchandising is highly effective for hard-line and soft-line retailers alike. Retailers benefit from features such as automated replenishment, native style-color-size-size2 item matrices, advanced allocation methods, and stock balancing. Total cost of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules within Retail Merchandising, such as distribution center management, loss prevention, sales audit, customer loyalty, data warehouse, gift card management, open-to-buy, e-commerce, and orders and fulfillment. The Retail Merchandising solution is one of the few completely integrated systems that allows users to manage business regardless of where the business comes from. Epicor's core merchandise management system can take care of "brick and mortar" stores (style and price maintenance, allocation, warehouse and distribution, purchasing, receiving, replenishment, sales audit, and accounting interface), while its fully integrated e-commerce and orders and fulfillment modules extend retailers' reach to serve Internet and catalog customers. The net result: one view of the customer.  

tco retail organization  Merchandising Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently. Retail Merchandising is highly effective for hard-line and soft-line retailers alike. Retailers benefit from features such as automated replenishment, native style-color-size-size2 item matrices, advanced allocation methods, and stock balancing. Total cost of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules Read More