Retail IT White Papers

  1. Can Your Energy Management System Turn Big Data Into Intelligence?

    Use analytical techniques to reduce energy spend, efficiently manage budgets, and enhance Enterprise value.

  2. Scheduling Fairness: 4 Strategies For Success

    If new scheduling optimization applications encourage flexibility and fairness, why are retailers suffering so much negative scheduling press? The issue is less about technology than it is about process and management.

  3. The Changing Role Of Stores In Meeting Consumer Demand

    Learn how omnichannel retailers are meeting order expectations by leveraging store networks for fulfillment — and how smart logistical execution is helping retailers mitigate markdowns and preserve margins.

  4. A No-Surprises Operations Budget For The Retail DC?

    The modern era of omnichannel retailing delivered the death knell to your father’s retail distribution center. Too complex for the lift-truck-and-box-shuffle of yesteryear, today’s omnichannel retail environment demands sophisticated automation to meet the customer’s speed-and accuracy-of-fulfillment expectations.

  5. May Retail Returns Trends & Analysis

    The Retail Equation (TRE) publishes the annual Consumer Returns in the Retail Industry report intended to shed light on return trends and, ultimately, help retailers compare and improve their business processes.

  6. Data Security For Retail Consumers — Perceptions, Expectations And Potential Impacts

    Over the past few years, the personal information of millions of credit and debit card users has been jeopardized through data breaches at major retail stores, causing heightened concern and loss of sales.

  7. Introducing A ‘Green’ Option For Barcode Scanning

    This white paper provides a brief overview of supercapacitor power sources, explains the benefits and limitations to using supercapacitor-powered scanners at point-of-sale and other use cases, and highlights the important performance, cost and environmental differences between battery-powered and supercapacitor-powered scanners in retail environments.

  8. Top Ten Reasons Retailers Upgrade To Area-Imagers

    This white paper explores how today’s highly developed area-imaging scanners enable greater capability and flexibility, putting far more productivity into the hands of retail employees and allowing for revenue-generating mobile marketing initiatives. Plus, imagers are capable of supporting retailer’s mobile marketing programs, capturing mobile coupons right off customers’ smartphone screens or automatically collecting their information from ID cards for loyalty program auto-enrollment.

  9. Optimizing For The Global Consumer

    Customs and other cross-border ship- ping issues can create challenges with getting products to global consumers. With expert guidance, retailers can navigate a shipping strategy that makes the e-commerce fulfillment experience seam- less for consumers around the block and around the world.

  10. Enterprise Mobility In An Omnichannel World

    These days, businesses use more mobile devices and handheld computers than ever before. Enterprises rely on these devices to provide the data they need to operate intelligently and efficiently. The growth in enterprise mobility is directly related to the need to adopt omnichannel strategies.