Demandware®, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, today announced that Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., the largest fabric and craft retailer in the U.S., with more than 800 stores, has selected the Demandware Commerce platform to support its digital commerce strategy.
This QlikView White Paper addresses the market for mobile BI (business intelligence) and QlikView’s unique approach to delivering insight on the go. There is a fundamental difference between providing predefined reports and visualizations with limited data on mobile devices, and enabling true Business Discovery for mobile workers.
Human capital management (HCM) solutions offer retailers the unique ability to increase productivity and customer service at the same time.
For today’s retailer, sustainable retailing means encompassing supplier management, brand management, the customer experience — and the bottom line.
Sustainability is an overarching concept that is changing the way business is done. In fact, sustainability is touching all aspects of business including packing, marketing, manufacturing, and distribution. Until recently, however, sustainable retailing had been restricted to environmental issues and planet stewardship. While environmental impact and planet stewardship are important issues, the lifeblood of retail is profit. The hurdle for many retailers is finding buy-in for something that may give you a warm feeling but may not move the needle as it relates to sales and marketing. However, a growing number of retailers are seeing the opportunities for increased profits and cash flows via sustainable retailing. Today, sustainable retailing goes beyond green packaging and carbon footprint reduction, encompassing supplier management, brand management, and even customer experience. Today’s green retail movement must also move the bottom line.
From assortment planning to returns management and all points between, mobile devices are fast becoming the retailer's indispensable multi-tool.
Yes, mobile computing is a recurring theme in findings from this year's retail tech spending report. This, however, is not another report about mobility. Rather, it's a report on the technologies and operations solutions in which retailers will invest in 2013, with some retrospective commentary on the 2012 events that are driving these investment decisions. It just so happens that for the first time since we began our annual tech spending preview in 2009, mobile devices and mobile application access are playing a profound and cross-disciplinary role in how retail technology and solution budgets are being shaped. We'll highlight that role as we explore the findings of our annual retail technology spending survey here.
MARKETING & OPS EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
WFM: The Dynamic Bread And Butter Of Holistic HCM
This is part three of our four-part series exploring how retail organizations can embrace HCM technology and HCM best-practices to become more strategic. The benefits of doing so are many: Organizations reduce their high turnover rates, improve the employee experience and add efficiencies to the human resource department’s workflow directly into daily operations in the store and across the organization, freeing staff to focus on higher-level activities and to be more proactive in their work. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 By John Orr, chief strategy officer, Dayforce
Are Retailers Ready for Demand Pricing?
Can you imagine having a business that changes prices every day or even every hour? Actually, we do it now. By pcAmerica
Empowering The Store Associate, Tablet PCs Enhance The Customer Experience, Guest Series Part 3
As consumers become more empowered throught the endless availability of information, retailers must identify new ways to keep customers engaged. In many cases there is more data available than ever before, but if it isn’t readily accessible, and up-to-date, then its value cannot be fully realized. You can still catch up with Part 1 and Part 2. By Mary Anne Gunn, director of corporate marketing, Motion Computing
RETAIL INDUSTRY PODCASTS
How Technology Is Helping To Evolve The Omni-Channel Experience
Technology in retail is enabling the rapid evolution from traditional siloed retailing channels to a true omni-channel retail experience, both for the customer and operations. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Andy Lloyd, GM of e-commerce products at NetSuite to see how this evolution is affecting retailers.
Solving The Omni-Channel Puzzle
Retailers are struggling to create a true omni-channel customer experience. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Chris Cunnane, senior research analyst with Aberdeen, to discuss the latest research on omni-channel retailing and who is driving the customer experience.
RETAIL INDUSTRY VIDEOS
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA Mobile Computer - Perfect For The Retail Environment
Datalogic Lynx™ PDA improves connectivity within the Retail marketplace while enabling quick and accurate functions such as price checks and inventory stock checks.
NRF13: Chris Isbrecht, MaaS360
Isbrecht talks about the importance of mobile device management for retailers. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). “There are lots of benefits for employees from a productivity standpoint.” Challenges include how to procure the devices, printing personally identifiable information and PCI data stored on the devices. Regarding personal devices lost or stolen, retailers need to think about how to recover that data.
Get Your Mobile Mojo Back With MDM From MaaS 360 By Fiberlink
This video discusses the features and benefits provided by MaaS360 by Fiberlink, the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile devices. Find out what mobile device management (MDM) with MaaS360 can do for your business!
RETAIL INDUSTRY PARTNERS AND EVENTS
|Merchant Risk Council - London||April 17 - April 19||London|
|VCF Spring 2013||April 21 - April 23||Grapevine, TX|
|RILA Retail Asset Protection||April 28 - May 1||Orlando|
|Etail Canada 2013||April 29 - May 1||Toronto|
|FMI - Future Connect Conference||April 30 - May 2||Orlando|
|NRF Loss Prevention 2013||June 12 - June 14||San Diego|
|Etail East 2013||August 12 - August 15||Philadelphia|
|WBR - Consumer Returns||September 23 - September 25||Dallas|
|RILA Sustainability Show||September 29 - October 3||Orlando|
|VCF Fall 2013||November 3 - November 6||Scottsdale, AZ|