Tags: Retail

IBM Watson combines with Apttus

During the main keynote at Apttus Accelerate there was an announcement that appeared to have barely registered to an audience that had been dwindling due to the heat of the day. Derek Schoettle, General Manager of the IBM Watson Data Platform announced that Apttus CPQ has been integrated into IBM Watson to deliver cognitive pricing.…

NetSuite delivers more, more, more at SuiteWorld

The product keynote at SuiteWorld hosted by Evan Goldberg, founder and CTO of NetSuite was a marathon whirlwind of news. Like previous years it overran but was a rapid fire of good news for users as¬†multiple items on peoples wish lists for the ERP solution were crossed off the list. Some of the biggest cheers…

Workday to revitalise Target HCM

Workday has announced that the retailer Target has selected Workday to replace its human resources systems. This is a project that was initially shelved by CIO Mike McNamara when he first arrived at Target in June 2015. Commenting in StarTribune he identified three main weaknesses:“Target had outsourced too much of its tech talent. Its systems…

HoF puts more traffic down Rimini Street

  Rimini Street has announced that House of Fraser (HoF) has deepened its relationship by adding support for standalone Oracle Database licenses. The announcement comes two years after HoF selected Rimini Street to support Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS). Reducing the cost of EBS HoF currently use EBS 12.0. Like many other companies they did not…

KCS acquires IQ Retail ERP business

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire IQ Retail. Founded in 1986 and based in Stellenbosch, South Africa IQ Retail is a software development company that creates retail and ERP solutions. It is the leading POS solution in South Africa and is distributed through 160 business partners across…

Vend Springs update surprise

Vend has announced the release of its Spring update in a blog by Ashley Gilgrist, Product Marketing Specialist at Vend. The release includes several new features Vend and Square Vend already has a partnership in the US with Square payments solution. That relationship has now extended to Australia. Retailers in both countries can use Square…

700 stores add Oracle Retail Planning

Oracle has announced that Konzum, a leading Croatian supermarket chain has implemented Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization solutions across its 700 stores. Konzum is part of Agrokor one of the largest privately owned groups in Croatia that has more than 2,000 retail stores in the Adriatic area. Growing pains Over the last few years Konzum…

A conversation with Epicor about strategy and technology

Last year several ERP companies were acquired, ushering in a new dawn for some major brands in the mid-market. Oracle bought NetSuite, IFS completed their move to private equity ownership and Epicor was purchased by KKR. Enterprise Times caught up with Robert Sinfield, Director Global Portfolio Marketing – Market and Competitive Strategy and Terri Pruett…

Personalisation or Privacy, the big question for retail

Oracle has announced its findings from Oracle retail 2025, while the poll was relatively small, 709 consumers, it raised some interesting findings. Unfortunately, there is no demographic information yet available but this is a recent survey. It was completed in February 2016. Mike Webster, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Oracle Retail and Oracle…

Oracle adds to Retail cloud offering

Oracle has announced that its Retail Merchandising solution is now available from Oracle Cloud on a subscription basis. The solution comprises of one foundation service, supported by three additional services. Components The Oracle Retail Merchandising Foundation Cloud Service provides the end to end merchandising operations that retails need. This includes support for purchasing, inventory, replenishment,…