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Editor's Notebook

WFM: Change The Way You Work
By Erin Harris, associate editor
I attended the Infor10 WFM Workbrain User Conference, which was held last week in Miami. The conference focused on changing the way retailers maintain compliance, approve time, optimize labor, collect time, and more. Some of the savviest retail brands were in attendance — American Eagle, H&M, JCPenney, The Limited, and more. Executives from many verticals attended the conference, but the information delivered by the presenters hit the mark for every person in attendance. In case you missed it, here’s a recap.

Featured Integrated Solutions For Retailers Article

Ace Hardware's IT Overhaul
By Matt Pillar, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine
When business data is landlocked by inflexible, homegrown back office systems, IT departments bear the brunt of the strain.

Ace Hardware's IT Overhaul

Guest Expert Series

The Right Way To Evaluate Self-Service In-Store Merchandising, Guest Series Part 2
By Ron Bowers, senior vice president of business development, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc.
A completed kiosk or interactive display solution is more than the sum of its components, the shape of its enclosure, or the user experience of its software application. The value of a well designed solution encompasses a process, a product, and performance.

Featured Articles

The Store: The Intersection Of All Channels
Submitted by Oracle Retail
Improving the overall customer experience is the end game for retailers today. Embracing this concept and strategies around consistent cross-channel messaging is the strategy merchants are adopting to reach this goal.

The Store: The Intersection Of All Channels

Power Of Mobile Printing In The Warehouse And Beyond
Submitted by Datamax - O'Neil
In today's precarious economic environment, global enterprises are experiencing a dual pinch: one, difficult times have cut operating budgets significantly, and rehiring to support growth after the contraction remains difficult; secondly, as investments in new equipment and systems have been delayed or denied, the optimization of warehouse and supply chain processes has become a critical factor in balancing costs, labor, and assets.

Power Of Mobile Printing In The Warehouse And Beyond

Realizing The Benefits Of EDI In Retail
Submitted by DiCentral
A key benefit of EDI to the retailer is the reduction, or elimination, of manual processes. Creation of orders, which manually can take 24 man-hours or more to complete, can be reduced exponentially, often to less than one hour using EDI.

Realizing The Benefits Of EDI In Retail

Key Considerations For WFM/ERP Integration
Submitted by Accu-Time Systems, Inc.
The assumption that your workforce is your largest controllable expense is certainly overstated, yet almost as certainly true.

Key Considerations For WFM/ERP Integration

Industry Talk

Does Your Business Handle Cash And Checks?
By Bob Johns, associate editor
I recently spoke with Ben Clough, senior marketing communications specialist at Cummins Allison regarding remote deposit capture (RDC) and the handling of cash and checks in the retail industry. As the industry is evolving, we are taking a look at what retailers are doing now with cash and checks.

Industry News

Big Lots Selects Envysion As Video Service Provider
VeriFone Jumpstarts Merchant EMV Migration
AnywhereCommerce Complements Mobile POS Offering With Epson
New Posiflex Touch Screen Terminal KS6715 Enjoys Rapid Market Acceptance
New Study: How Are Grocery Shoppers Advancing Their Use Of Digital Media?
Retail Pro International Launches Latest Release Of The Retail Pro Software
Milestone Now Integrated With C-CURE 9000 Security And Event Management System
Brivo Announces Integrated Network Video And Access Control Solution
Vector Security Announces 2012 Loss Prevention Foundation Scholarship Winners
Toshiba To Buy IBM's Point-Of-Sale Business For $850M
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July 29 to August 1, 2012
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RetailNOW is the premier convention and expo for all professionals in the retail technology industry. It’s where the industry meets each year to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies, and best business practices along with exploring a diverse exhibit hall with more than 150 booths featuring the latest products in the retail technology industry.

Featured Content

Transforming Retail With Tablets
In order to eliminate timely paper processes, better serve its on-site auditors and streamline its overall business, Retail Eyes required a rugged and powerful mobile computing solution that was robust enough for even the harshest and busiest mobile working environments.

6 Ways to Succeed In Retail
A retail organization can be a small chain of retail stores in the neighborhood or may include an organization having presence around the globe as a network of thousands of stores.

Where Is Cross-Channel Loyalty Headed?
Retailers need to incorporate traditional loyalty technology with emerging technology for a seamless loyalty experience. When it comes to core customer loyalty, retailers are transitioning towards an integrated approach to technology.

Timberland Improves Global Sourcing With Software Upgrade
Mission-critical supply chain solutions have to be maintained and upgraded so that end users can benefit from new features and functions.

ISR Digital Edition

 

Integrated Solutions For Retailers is excited to announce the release of its latest version of the magazine's digital edition. The April 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!

Upcoming Events

eTail Canada 2012
May 14 to 16, 2012
Hyatt Regency on King Street, Toronto, Canada

eTail Canada, the only event in Canada completely focused on multichannel marketing and e-commerce optimization, is back! After a phenomenal launch last year, we've now expanded our program to three full days to better help prepare Canadian retailers for what is to come. This year eTail will bring together 150+ executives internationally in Toronto to discuss current challenges in the Canadian retail market, as well as obtain solutions. Visit www.etailca.com to view the agenda, speaker faculty, or get further information. Retailers: Register today with discount code VERTMKT2012 to get 25% off the full price.

Net.Finance
May 21 to 23, 2012
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Net.Finance is the 7th annual gathering of senior-level marketing executives from all verticals of the financial services industry covering strategies and practical applications in multi-channel marketing and branding (including social media, emerging payments, customer experience, usability, mobile and more!).
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