Retail IT White Papers

  1. Four Keys To Realizing A Total Return An Your Workforce Technology Investment

    Making technology decisions in today’s rapidly changing and complex world is a challenge. The simple math of automation is no longer sufficient to capture the true return on workforce management technology investments. As technology becomes more powerful and integrated, retailers are rethinking how they define the value created by these solutions, focusing on accuracy, visibility and accountability, not just cost savings.

  2. Microservices: A Paradigm Shift For Fast- Growing e-Commerce Businesses

    Businesses that have a clear customer-centric strategy require a flexible and scalable software infrastructure in order to be successful in a disruptive marketplace. Introducing a Microservice methodology - as complex and startlingly it may seem at first glance - is the next logical step.

  3. Discount Pricing Strategies: Optimising Operational, Merchandising & Promotional Plans

    Amid price wars, promotional fatigue and ever decreasing margins, new research confirms UK retailers are selling an increasingly large proportion of inventory off at discounted prices. This is good news for consumers, who have become accustomed to searching out bargains during the likes of discount events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, this trend is having negative impact on the UK retail’s bottom line.

  4. How Small- to Mid-Sized Merchants Are Crushing The Big-Box Competition

    Small- to mid-sized retailers have an inherent omni-channel merchandising and inventory management advantage over their big-box competition; they know their customers. Modern software applications support that advantage, creating a unique opportunity for small- to mid-sized retailers to shine.

  5. Fashion Retailer’s Stairway To Customer Experience Nirvana: Deploying A Coherent Omnichannel Strategy

    The malls and shopping centers of America are littered with the ghosts of fashion retailers that once ran a thriving business–Fashion Bug, Cache, Casual Corner. Whether it was ecommerce, larger competition, a recession or the failure to embrace a new technology or fashion trend, they found themselves unable to adapt.

  6. Beyond Mobile: Exploring Complementary Technologies For Omni-Channel Strategies

    The pressure to create an integrated shopping experience in support of omni-channel retail strategies is very real. But there is no “finish line” when it comes to omni-channel success. It’s not just a matter of creating the right experience, it’s a matter of creating a better experience than the guys down the street…and sustaining it.

  7. The Digitally Demanding Consumer: 2016 Consumer Trends Report

    2016’s consumer is a digitally savvy shopper who expects to find and receive the products they want, when they want them. To complicate matters further, they’re armed with a slew of digital devices and online resources. As a result, today’s consumer carries no qualms about ditching their brand loyalty in exchange for a better deal or faster shipping.

  8. The Fusion Of Content And Commerce: Providing Shopping Experiences For Tomorrow’s Customers

    When launching their new English website, LUSH-the well-known manufacturer of natural cosmetics - made sure to support their products with attractive images and Inspiring copy. After only a few months, their Content Commerce strategy is starting to pay off: online orders have increased by 64%, website visits by as much as 75%.

  9. MultiSight Gateway Security

    The MultiSight Gateway is an appliance running an embedded Linux® operating system. The system does not support direct end-user access or OS level interaction thus minimizing security vulnerabilities. Unnecessary services and ports are turned off under normal operation to minimize security vulnerabilities.

  10. Applying Location As A Service (LaaS) For Omni-channel

    Retail is a location-centric business. Every transaction; every customer's home address, online search, and IP connection; every coupon offered and used; every delivery, store, and missed omni-channel purchase—each one of these can be analyzed and connected to any and every other action by location.