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2nd Annual Stores Benchmark

The role of the brick and mortar store is evolving from being a destination of commerce to being a hub of Omni-channel customer engagement. And, retailers’ “organizational muscle” – a mesh of capabilities including […]

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 Stores Benchmark

The role of the brick and mortar store is evolving from being a destination of commerce to being a hub of Omni-channel customer engagement. And, retailers’ “organizational muscle” – a mesh of capabilities including […]

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 […]

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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Consumer Choice be Damned: CurrentC is Here - Rather than allowing them to vote with their (mobile) wallets, MCX is attempting to force consumers into submission by limiting choice.
Upgrading Analytics for Mid-market Retail Success: Epicor to Acquire QuantiSense - Epicor announced today that it is acquiring QuantiSense Inc., a cloud-based retail analytics solutions provider. QuantiSense’s platform includes business intelligence (BI), analytics and data warehouse related solutions for mid-market and large retailers. Currently, the company focuses on softlines and some specialty retailers including Burlington Coat Factory, Urban Outfitters, Michaels and others. Based on current installs,
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

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