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The Retail Store Time Crunch

May 26, 2015

Nikki Baird

Ever since consumers started bringing mobile phones into stores as part of their shopping experience, retailers have been scrambling to keep up. Shoppers armed with smartphones now have more access to price, availability, and product descriptions than even the most trained and knowledgeable store employee. Consumers are increasingly impatient with a store experience that feels […]

IBM Amplify 2015: Getting Edgy

May 18, 2015

Brian Kilcourse

A consistent theme is emerging from all the recent technology conferences that RSR partners have attended, that businesses aren’t keeping up with the pace of consumer technology adoption, but really need to. The message from the technology providers is, “we’re changing too, so that we can help YOUR business change at the speed of consumer […]

History Of Omni-Channel Part 5: The Shift From Strategy To Execution

May 18, 2015

Nikki Baird

This is part 5 of an on-going series on the history of omni-channel. Part 1 addressed the point when customer centricity and “cross-channel” (the early days of omni-channel) first merged and became the foundation of what most people mean when they say omni-channel today. Part 2 talked about the tipping point of executive awareness, when […]

The Merchandising Paradox Marches On

May 18, 2015

Steve Rowen

Things have changed in the world of merchandising. Driven by the ascendancy of marketing, the proliferation of product information channels, and advances in computing power, merchants can now do in minutes at the push of a button what used to take hours of writing, data entry and manual review. However, the state of this merchandising […]

SAP SAPPHIRE: ‘Simplification Beats Complexity’

May 12, 2015

Brian Kilcourse

Steve Jobs of Apple Computer fame once said, “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”  That of course was the premise of Apple products from the […]

NetSuite SuiteWorld: Harnessing The Genius Of AND

May 12, 2015

Nikki Baird

In the book Built to Last, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras spoke about the “genius of AND”. The basic idea is that companies who define their capabilities or their markets as exclusionary choices are limiting themselves. The real power comes when companies embrace the contradiction inherent in what otherwise might be two opposing concepts. For […]

Epicor Spins Off Retail Solutions Business

May 12, 2015

Paula Rosenblum

In a move that I can only call “win-win,” Epicor’s Retail Solutions Business is being spun off into a separate entity from its parent, Epicor Software Corporation. Overall, it’s hard to find anything to complain about in this deal. At last year’s user group conference in Las Vegas (Insight 2014), the only part of the […]

JDA Focuses, Shifts: Finds Another Gear

May 4, 2015

Steve Rowen

In the past few years, there’s been a lot of confusion in the marketplace about where JDA really fit in best. The moniker – and legacy – of “The Supply Chain Company” hung rather heavily in the air despite the company’s clear desire to do more than just supply chain-related activities. Particularly since so many […]

Capturing Critical Business Requirements: What Every Business Person Should Know

May 4, 2015

Paula Rosenblum

JDA’s Focus included a session that really should be required viewing for anyone involved in any kind of technology development. The session was presented by Pam Sheen, Solution Manager for Enterprise Store Operations for Dunkin’ Brands, and, corny as it may sound, it was like music to my former CIO ears. Here’s why. In some […]

Toshiba Connects With SAS

May 4, 2015

Brian Kilcourse

At the Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions’ Connect conference held last week in Nashville, TN, attendees were led through a morning wake-up cheer: “Commerce…. Together!” Commerce is certainly what Toshiba is all about – especially that part of commerce when the consumer exchanges money for goods at the checkout stand. The company is the outcome of […]

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