When Stores Fall Down By Matt Pillar, editor in chief
A good disaster recovery plan touches every aspect of the business and any eventuality — from natural disasters to data security breaches. Here, I'm only addressing a very small portion of the plan — what to do in the immediate aftermath of an event that literally destroys a store.
Featured Integrated Solutions For Retailers Article
How Mobile Changes Everything By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
Mobile device proliferation among store associates, managers, back office and supply chain workers — and, perhaps most importantly, consumers — has accelerated rapidly. For retailers that are truly committed to the coveted notion of customer centricity, mobile tech integration has become the galvanizing force.
Guest Expert Series
The Retail Challenge: Doing More With Less, Part 1 By Paige Kindell, vice president, resource managment solutions, Ecova
Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has weathered significant downturn, forcing businesses to cut costs across the board. Retailers have been challenged to reduce expenses while maintaining a quality customer experience. Working through these tumultuous times can make the pressure to manage costs even more difficult, especially ones that are thought to be inevitable.
Top 5 Surveillance Trends For 2012 By Jackie Andersen, Axis Communications Inc.
When you're a Business Development Manager, the art of prediction is somewhat implied by the title. You can only really develop a business if your predictions are true — or close to it, anyway.
Do It Best Corp Builds Better Service With Voice Submitted by Lucas Systems, Inc
Implementing Jennifer has helped Do it Best Corp. create a well orchestrated, more cost-effective and faster process for filling orders. The user-friendly software eliminates the need to use pick lists and stickers, saving seconds from every pick, while allowing associates to confirm their actions by voice.
Predicting The Future Of Digital Signage By Nick D'Alessio, Dell, Inc.
Retailers remember the days of the TV/VCR combo sitting
on the shelf in the home improvement store, playing their favorite how-to video over and over again, lines running through the worn out VHS tape. The DVD player quickly followed with its handy "repeat" option, and we were well on our way into the land of digital signage.
Time & Attendance Aids Burlington Coat Factory's 29,000 Employees Submitted by Infor-Workbrain
Burlington Coat Factory faced the challenge of efficiently handling workforce management processes across 417 stores in 44 states. An antiquated time and attendance system required significant manual intervention to complete zero-to-gross payroll for the retailer's highly distributed labor force, where pay rules varied not only from one state to another, but also within states.
Mobile applications, tablets and other devices can create new security and compliance challenges. We invite you to join us as we explore this topic and take an in-depth look at strategies and techniques for reducing the risks of your mobile applications and devices. During this hour-long webinar, you'll learn:
• How to address risks across multiple mobile platforms
• Tactics for securing storage holes, back-end systems, communications, and sensitive information
• How to avoid accidental disclosure of sensitive data from mobile devices and tablets
• Practical lessons in mobile application and mobile device security
The tablets category established itself quickly, and a recent consumer study by Vision Critical shows that consumers are starting to view them as unique to other devices. The 2011 Consumer Electronics show was the coming out party for a slew of competitors who rival and even improve upon Apple's tablet capabilities. By one estimate 17 tablets were introduced.
Founded as a small corner grocery store, Schnuck Markets, Inc. now operates 100 state-of-the-art supermarkets in the Midwest United States. After a best practice review by a leading consulting firm, Schnuck's decided to adopt Tellermate's cash management system in order to cut operational costs.
Industry research all points in the same direction: while retailers begin to dabble with the right formula for customer-facing mobile applications, they've largely accepted the value of mobile technology for operational improvements.
Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The March 2012 edition is one of the first that is fully optimized for mobile devices and features the latest technology to speed up page loading times and enhance the reading experience. Enjoy!
April 23 to 25
Westin | San Diego This conference will help you make mobile a priority in your organization to achieve funding and advance marketing initiatives; understand evolving staffing requirements and attract people with the right skill sets; optimize usability to build the most competitive mobile experience; create a fully integrated marketing campaign that bridges mobile, web, TV, and print; employ meaningful analytics; and discover the best way to calculate ROI for your mobile initiatives, and more.
May 16 to 17
Hilton Lake Buena Vista | Orlando, FL
Field Force Conference & Expo focuses on specific challenges and opportunities that face organizations managing a remote workforce. We will examine the business case for using the latest technology to provide new capabilities to your work force and your organization. This conference is designed to keep managers of mobile employees on the cutting edge of best practices and the latest technology innovations.
VCF will explore best practices in business processes driving the Perfect Logistics, both domestically and internationally. We will take a deep dive into RFID for Suppliers, looking at the process and answering questions, as well as discuss elements of Global Sourcing, from Asia to Canada.
Cummins Allison is compiling a state of the industry report on check and currency processing in retail markets, and we're looking for your input. If you're involved in back office management for your retail location(s) we'd like to hear from you.