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Webinar: Omni-channel Order Management & Fulfillment

Upon recommendation from EKN Research’s 2014 Retail Advisory board, on Tuesday September 23rd at noon EST/9 am PST, EKN Research’s VP & Principal Analyst, Sahir Anand, conducted an exclusive “Top Transformation Drivers for Omni-channel […]

Big Data Vision 2015

Big Data is a generational leap from an organization’s current analytics capabilities (from a data integration and management perspective) to a state wherein it is able to derive strategic value from the analysis of large volume, greater […]

Webinar: Omni-channel Order Management & Fulfillment

Upon recommendation from EKN Research’s 2014 Retail Advisory board, on Tuesday September 23rd at noon EST/9 am PST, EKN Research’s VP & Principal Analyst, Sahir Anand, conducted an exclusive “Top Transformation Drivers for Omni-channel […]

2nd Annual Omni-channel Merchandising Benchmark

More than a decade after eCommerce became a highly viable channel and as the mobile channel continues to disrupt the industry, merchandising in retail is finally showing signs of a significant evolution. Unified or […]

Big Data Vision 2015

Big Data is a generational leap from an organization’s current analytics capabilities (from a data integration and management perspective) to a state wherein it is able to derive strategic value from the analysis of large volume, greater […]

Mobility in Retail

Mobility in retail has come of age through the rapid advancement in mobile technologies in terms of computing power, a powerful set of native functionalities (such as GPS, Wi-Fi & Blue Tooth device communications, camera, high-speed […]

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Thumb-Nail Omni-channel Retail’s Omni-challenges: Can SAP-hybris Provide Answers? - Omni-channel commerce still has a long way to go in terms of uniform commerce platform capabilities that tie in common nodes of customer engagement, merchandising (plus, other back-end capabilities) and enterprise-wide access to data and insights from Omni-channel transactions. In this blog, we will examine SAP-hybris’s Omni-channel solutions strategy in the context of short-term and long-term expectations of retailers when it comes to applying either transformational or piece-meal approaches to solving the Omni-channel conundrum
The Curious Case of Omni-channel Retail’s Omni-challenges: Can Today’s Solution Providers Provide Answers? Part-1 - Retail’s accepted normal: fear of the unknowns due to constantly shifting customer and channel demand trends… When one considers the mountain-like effort that goes into strategic planning and budgeting in retail, the most cumbersome process involves figuring out the fine balance between four principal business issues: Omni-channel customer demand, assured supply of inventories (purchased and
Striking Price Competitiveness & Customer Connection at Build.com - After several years of inventory rationalization throughout most retail segments, the industry looks to be reversing this trend and is going through an inventory build-up phase.  In the latest EKN Research study on product development, 42% of retailers are adding 500 or more SKUs in 2014. This SKU infusion creates a lot of pressure on

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