Tags: Retail

SAP launches S/4 HANA Retail

SAP has announced S/4 HANA Retail for merchandise management solution. The new solution provides a solution for retailers in the digital economy. It delivers an end to end, omnichannel retail ERP solution. Companies such as Benetton, Wilko, Memebox and Zheijang Red Dragonfly have already deployed the solution. Role based and real time inventory management SAP…

NRF Foundation launches RISE Up to train Retail workforce

The NRF (National Retail Federation) Foundation has announced a new initiative, RISE Up, to train the next generation of retail workers. The NRF has worked with 21 founding members of the initiative to create the training initiative that also delivers credentials upon completion. The scope of the training includes expertise in areas for those working in…

Infor retail platform wins Crate and Barrel

The new CloudSuite Retail platform from Infor is winning some major new customers including Crate and Barrel. A pre NRF announcement in New York says Crate and Barrel are to help develop the solution. They are also working with Whole Foods Market and DSW Inc, the footwear retailer to develop new features and functionality. Crate and Barrel is a…

Workday shares suspended for Walmart deal

Workday was forced to file a form 8-K yesterday, revealing it had signed a major deal with Walmart (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: NYSE:WMT). The form briefly stated: “Workday, Inc. (“Workday”) announced that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a worldwide retailer, has purchased a subscription to Workday Human Capital Management, Recruiting, Learning and Planning. Workday is not updating its…

Sur La Table moves to Oracle Xstore

Oracle has announced that Sur La Table has deployed Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service and selected Oracle Commerce. The announcement comes on the eve of NRF 2017 in New York. Replacing Legacy solutions at Sur La Table Oracle were at pains to point out that the Oracle Retail Xstore replaced a legacy solution. However that legacy…

Oracle delivers next generation Retail Suite

In time for NRF next week, Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Retail Suite version 16. The update includes expanded cloud services for retailers and one completely new module, Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module. Ray Carlin, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Retail commented: “As retailers invest in new markets and offerings…

Can Gumtree see better with Oracle

Oracle revealed that Gumtree is using Oracle Marketing Cloud software to increase engagement with its platform. Gumtree has a stated aim to be the #1 digital brand in the UK. Gumtree announced its aim in January 2016 when they launched their new brand. So has Gumtree grown? In January an article in Marketing Week revealed that the…

Retail Pro strengthen SAP partnership

Retail Pro has announced that is has joined the SAP PartnerEdge program. Part of the announcement includes Retail Pro retail management software running on the SAP Business One application. According to a spokesperson at Retail Pro the integration has improved. They commented: “There is a tight integration between SAP B1 and Retail Pro retail management…

Is VR coming to get you?

Oracle has released a report today entitled: Can Virtual Experience Replace Reality? (registration required). The report asked 800 EMEA sales and marketing professionals about the impact of emerging technologies on their businesses. With chatbots and Virtual Reality (VR) getting so much attention at the moment, the timing is good. The respondents certainly appear to see…

Millennials don’t trust online retailers

According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the vast majority of Millennials in the UK do not trust online retailers. Despite this apparent distrust they still continue to be the online generation with an overwhelming reliance on mobile devices. Interestingly the issue is as much about privacy and retailers use of data as it is about identity…