Newsletter | January 26, 2012

01.26.2012 -- What Was Big At The 2012 BIG Show?

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What Was Big At The 2012 BIG Show?

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Editor's Notebook

It's All About The Brand
By Erin Harris, associate editor
What a difference a year makes. Not only was Mother Nature kind to NRF's 101st Annual Convention & EXPO this year, the tone was even more optimistic than at last year's BIG Show. Indeed, while much of the economic picture remains bleak, NRF reports that retail sales are expected to increase 3.4% this year. Click here to read more.

NRF 2012 Vendor Spotlight

EmpowerWFM™
Empower Software provides employee lifecycle services: time and attendance, workforce management, and HR/payroll and payroll tax delivered in a variety of ways that fit your unique needs. We provide client-driven deployment options, deliver the lowest TCO, drive value into our clients' businesses, and support our clients through unparalleled service support.

EmpowerWFM™

Infor10 Workforce Management
As a retailer, you need a solid suite of solutions to provide the customer the right message at the right time. Find out how leading retailers are using Infor solutions to maximize the customer experience by adopting a strategic approach to workforce management and leveraging every customer interaction to improve the bottom line.

Infor10 Workforce Management

News From NRF 2012

Execs From BJ's Wholesale Club, Ascena Retail Group, Belk, Sport Chalet, Dave's Soda, And Pet City Join NRF Board
Love Culture Selects Epicor Retail SaaS Solution
The Retail Equation Annual Return Report Provides Insights To Minimize Effect Of Rising Return Fraud
Return Fraud Reached Its Highest Level In 2011 Costing Retailers Millions Of Dollars And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs
Tyco Unveils Integrated Store Performance Platform
Amazon.com Tops In Customer Service, According To NRF Foundation/American Express Survey
Largest Retailer In South America Selects SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand Solution To Help Manage Emissions And Energy Consumption
Wavelink Announces The First And Only Terminal Emulation Solution For Motorola ET1 And Other Android Devices
Cisco Study Illustrates How Immersive, In-Store Shopping Experiences 'Catch' And 'Keep' Tech-Savvy Consumers
SAP To Provide Retailers With Real-Time Data For Actionable Decision-Making
Tyco Retail Solutions And Reflexis To Work Together To Deliver Real-Time Store Intelligence And Execution
Jesta I.S. To Launch Vision PLM At The NRF 101st Annual Convention And Expo
Zebra Technologies Expands Retail Offerings With Release Of QLn220 Mobile Printer During NRF Annual Convention
SAP Makes Strategic Investment In Forecasting And Replenishment Software For Retailers And Beyond
Source Technologies Released Two New Thermal Bar Code Printers At NRF's EXPO
Wavelink Velocity Delivers Fast And Reliable Web-Based Applications To Rugged Mobile Devices
Retailers Gain The Ability To Service Customers From Virtually Any Location With tekservePOS Retail Solutions Running On Motion Tablet PCs
Motion Mobilizes Retail With Real-Time Access To Data And Transaction Processing At The Point Of Sale
ELO TouchSystems Touchmonitor Family Greatly Enhanced With The Addition Of iTouch And PCAP Touchscreen Technologies
Motion And MagTek Equip Retailers With The Ability To Securely Process Transactions While Mobile
Raymark Announces Its Next Generation Of Retail Solutions At The NRF Big Show, 2012
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Featured Content

Counting, Counterfeit Detection Tools Streamline Cash Management
Cash management: Besides labor management, it's probably one of the most difficult and time-consuming activities retailers face. Panda Express, a quick service Chinese restaurant that has become the fastest-growing chain within the fast-growing Asian cuisine segment of the restaurant industry, is no different.

Real-Time Intelligence Enables Workforce Agility
Four years ago, the launch of Empower Software consolidated four companies specializing in four related software applications: payroll, time and attendance, WFM (workforce management), and tax filing.

Warehouse Management: Not Just A Clipboard And Pick List Anymore
The challenge — or as some retailers may lead you to believe, the art — of managing stock for brick-and-mortar stores as well as e-commerce is hard enough, but now retailers around the world are pushing the envelope once again.

Single-Instance Database Enables Cross-Channel Retailing
Art Howard believes in the power of community as a platform for retail success. Five years ago, Howard launched Destination Baby, a brick-and-mortar store in Woodbridge, NJ, that offers baby and maternity products

CRM Sheds Light on Tommy Bahama Customers
The term "lifestyle retailer" is vague, but one need not look past Tommy Bahama for a textbook case study on the term.
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Vendor Spotlight Resource Center

2012 Vendor Spotlight Resource Center
As you reflect on the 2012 NRF BIG Show, remember some of our vendors who exhibited at the event.

Special Report

Retail Tech Spending Report
Retail Tech Spending Report
Our annual report on retailers' 2011 systems successes, failures, and spending priorities for the coming year provides a unique look into the state of the industry. By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine

NRF 2012 Vendor Spotlight

Accu-Time® AccuTouch
Accu-Time Systems (ATS) introduced its new Airtime™ wireless module at the NRF. Airtime enables the company's workforce management terminals to communicate with a host server anywhere in the world via cellular data networks. It provides partners and end users a completely new way to collect workforce management data.

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Accu-Time® AccuTouch

Tyco Security Products For Retail
Retailers worldwide depend on Tyco Security Products' American Dynamics video solutions to see more, do more, and save more. Retailers can protect their analog investment while transitioning to IP.

Tyco Security Products For Retail

Celerant Command Retail POS Software
Celerant Command Retail is a real-time management system that integrates all channels of a retail enterprise, including POS, warehouse, inventory management, sales, back office, mail order/catalog, m-commerce, and e-commerce.

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Celerant Command Retail POS Software

A776 Hybrid Transaction Printer
CognitiveTPG offers a comprehensive line of printing products to meet retail customers' POS and Auto ID needs. CognitiveTPG printers are known for their durability, small footprint, and ease of operation.

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A776 Hybrid Transaction Printer

Vendor Compliance And Supply Chain Visibility Consulting Services
Improve sales and profits with vendor compliance and supply chain visibility. Our best-in-class compliance management, scorecard, web portal, and performance reporting solutions enable lean retail supply chains that are aligned with corporate operations and strategies.

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Vendor Compliance And Supply Chain Visibility Consulting Services

Direct Source Retail
Direct Source puts our extensive experience to work for the nation's top retailers, developing nationwide rollouts and end-to-end custom hardware and software solutions to help you achieve greater productivity, client service, and transaction processing.

Direct Source Retail

Networking Solutions For The Retail Industry
EarthLink Business™, a leading communications and IT services provider, empowers customers with data and voice IP services as well as managed IT services, including cloud computing, data centers, virtualization, security, applications, and support services. The company's extensive network includes 28,000 fiber miles, four secure data centers, and ubiquitous IP coverage across 90% of the country.

Networking Solutions For The Retail Industry

Island Pacific Mobile
Island Pacific expands its product suite to include Island Pacific SmartRetail, our cutting-edge browser interface/application, and Island Pacific Mobile, with apps for sales, stock take, and more.

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Island Pacific Mobile

WinRetail End-To-End Solutions
JDS Solutions helps mid-market retailers integrate all facets of their business, like e-commerce, merchandise planning, inventory control, business intelligence, point-of-sale, CRM, loss prevention, and more.

WinRetail End-To-End Solutions

Tellermate T-knx Connected Cash Management Solutions
Tellermate weight-based cash technologies allow cash-intensive businesses to efficiently verify the accuracy of cash drawers, enable spot-check audits, and help keep honest employees honest.

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Tellermate T-knx Connected Cash Management Solutions

VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise
VeriFone reimagines retail and powers the future shopping experience — visit Verifone.com to learn more about VeriFone's next-generation mobile solutions, new MX 900 Series multimedia and payment solutions, and how to create intelligent interactions between retailers and consumers.

VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise

WorkPlace OnLine - Cloud Workforce Management Software
WorkPlace Systems is a leading supplier of cloud workforce management software, including forecasting, simple and advanced scheduling, shift bidding, time and attendance, and management dashboards.

WorkPlace OnLine - Cloud Workforce Management Software