Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Aug 17, 2010
An exclusive success story of a Fortune 200 enterprise.
Learn how the master data management initiative delivered:
. A unified view of the master data across the enterprise
. Accelerated ROI realization from massive ERP investments
. Inventory optimization by duplicate identification
. Improved operational and process efficiencies
Cloetta is a leading
confectionary company in
the Nordic region of Europe
and The Netherlands. Cloetta
manufactures and markets
products, nuts, pastilles,
chewing gum, and pick and
mix concepts. Its products
are in more than 40 markets
worldwide, with Sweden,
Finland, Denmark, Norway, the
Netherlands, Germany, and the
UK as the main markets.
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
Guru Labels, a specialist label printing company, deploys Sage Business Cloud Enterprise Management to replace a variety of stand-alone systems with a single, integrated solution that could bring together data from Guru Labels’ manufacturing, inventory, purchasing, finance, CRM an sales systems. It enables the business to improve job scheduling, reduce costs, retain margins and provide rapid responses to quotes that ultimately leads to high customer satisfaction rates.
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
With over 10,000 SKUs across two divisions and multiple brands, seasonal and home decor manufacturer and distributor The Gerson Companies needed a better way to organize product market data and expand across hundreds of retailers. After investing in product experience management, the company was able to centralize product information in Salsify and empower its network of independent retailer with the data needed to sell successfully online.
Featuring: Orin Borgelt, Chief Technology & Sales Officer
Learn more about the step-by-step approach The Gerson Companies team took to take control of their data and increase sales on the digital shelf:
Build a centralized, flexible, and accessible source of production information to arm all divisions of Gerson with the most up-to-date product inventory.
Meet requirements for retailers. The Gerson Companies uses Salsify to syndicate product information across the digital shelf for their B2C divisions.
Develop a new sales channels: Gerson uses Sa
To compete in today’s fast-paced business climate, enterprises need
accurate and frequent sales and customer reports to make real-time
operational decisions about pricing, merchandising and inventory
management. They also require greater agility to respond to business
events as they happen, and more visibility into business activities so
information and systems are optimized for peak efficiency and performance.
By making use of data capture and business intelligence to
integrate and apply data across the enterprise, organizations can capitalize
on emerging opportunities and build a competitive advantage.
Is data changing the way you do business?Is it inventory sitting in your warehouse? The good news is data-driven applications enhance online customer experiences, leading to higher customer satisfaction and retention, and increased purchasing.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Meet the complex needs of your healthcare organization with a single cloud-based
system that combines analytics, planning, finance, and HR for more comprehensive supply chain
management. Read the datasheet to learn how you can: Reduce supply chain costs while improving
inventory control, gain deep insight into the cost, quantity, and utilization of your supplies, and identify
purchasing trends and standardize opportunities.
Professionals in the lumber and building materials (LBM) industry know that getting the job done right is all about having the right tools. Lumber and business materials manufacturers and distributors need intuitive software that’s smart enough to simplify the complexities of your business, leverage data to gain valuable sales insight, and deliver exceptional customer service.
Epicor BisTrack software is uniquely optimized to help LBM retailers, pro dealers, and distributors grow your business. Learn about the LBM industry-specific functionality that BisTrack offers, like:
• Supporting pro dealers and distributors
• Optimizing inventory and purchasing
• Managing and tracking customer relationships
• Improving delivery dispatch efficiency
• Introducing mobility and mobile access
Take the tour today to see how Epicor BisTrack can help your business.
Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management. The Epicor® Eagle N Series® business management solution enables retailers to grow and thrive with powerful analysis tools that tell you ow your business is doing and why.
Here is a sneak peek into 8 powerful analysis tools to consider that will help your retail business grow and thrive:
1. Store vs. Store
2. Your Top 100 Items
3. The Market Basket
4. Big Investment, Big Opportunity
5. Excess Limits Success
6. Beware the Hidden Dangers
7. A lot Can Happen in a Year
8. When Costs Change But Pricing Doesn’t
View this infographic to get more insight into these 8 powerful analysis tools that will help grow your retail business.
Managing inventory efficiently is one of the challenges that lumber and building material businesses face. Evolving technologies, including mobile functionality and connected business, offer opportunities for LBM business growth.
With a deep understanding of the challenges facing lumber and building materials dealers, Epicor has identified six ways integrated inventory management can have a positive impact on your LBM business, including:
• Operational efficiencies
• Data access and Insights
• Mobile functionality
Epicor has a proven history growing profits and increasing efficiencies for lumber and building material businesses. Read this Epicor Tip Sheet and discover how your LBM business can benefit from integrated inventory with BisTrack.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.
Does your PC lifecycle management (PCLM) reflect the issues associated with mobile users? Many organizations face expensive inefficiencies by not managing mobile assets effectively. These inefficiencies include dispersed and manual data collection, and inventory tools that are dependent on a connection to the company network.
The world of advertising has become a complex tangle of organizational silos, disconnected platforms, and scattered customer data, turning even the simplest media buy into a chaotic event. But it doesn’t have to be this way. When you unify your audience data, media inventory, and performance results you get a clear view of ad activity and investment. So you can better allocate budgets. And dramatically boost your return on ad spend.
Read Behind every great ad, there are a million digital connections for valuable insights on:
- How the fragmented ad landscape keeps you from connecting with customers
- Strategies for integrating technology and data to reach customers everywhere
- Tips for recovering from data loss — and avoiding it altogether.
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
With Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager, you can easily find data on hardware and software inventory and compare it to records on what's been purchased as well as what's actually in use. Centrally track and manage the IT contracts and licenses then generate usage reports automatically that you easily correlate to actual purchase costs and legal responsibilities. For managing software licenses, Quest Workspacetm Asset Manager goes beyond simply scanning and identifying software. It traces software usage through metering and quickly identifies if it's being underutilized, sitting idle or if the appropriate number of licenses have been purchased. From one solution, you can implement IT asset management best practices that eliminate overspending and ensure license compliance.
Learn best practices for taking inventory of first-party data, and using second- and third-party data to fulfill programmatic campaigns and achieve digital marketing goals.
• Define your team’s goals for customer data.
• Take inventory of your first-party data.
• Explore use cases for second- and third-party data.
• Finding the best data providers.
• Combine your first, second, and third-party data.
• Case Study: MGM drives programmatic campaign results with third-party data.
Business struggle to gain a holistic customer view — the skills to identify actionable insights from multichannel data are in short supply. If they could gain a holistic view of customer attributes and behaviors, they could make sure they get the right content at the right time.
While retailers scramble to manage the impact
of omnichannel on their operations, the way they
communicate with customers, and the methods
they use to promote their products and reward loyal
shoppers, many have neglected to consider what
will likely be the most profound change of all: the
overall impact of omnichannel data transparency.
Omnichannel is destined to transform every aspect
of the retail industry, including the store—its
design and layout, the inclusion of mobile pointof-
sale and clienteling systems, the impact of
transparent inventory and what that means for
fulfillment, a single view of the customer and its
implications for loyalty programs, and even the
physical location of stores. Retailers must stay
ahead of the omnichannel curve if they expect to
remain competitive in the race for customers in a
commerce anywhere world, and that contest begins
at the brick-and-mortar store.
This white paper explains the steps you need to consider when developing your privacy strategy and implementing your first data privacy project. Find out how you can help your organization implement best practices in privacy protection and make your privacy project successful from start to finish.
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