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NRF ’16: Impressions from a First-timer

Have you ever noticed, when you say you work in Retail, no one asks you to explain what that means. Maybe that’s because as Kip Tindell noted in this morning’s Keynote session, 42 million Americans work in retail, about 13% of the population (as of 2014).Or maybe because every citizen …

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The Immediate Nature of Retail Planning

Tectonic shifts in currency, the declining price of oil, rapid evolution of social media, and no barriers to entry for pure-play online retailers are playing havoc with the Retail Industry. Industry stalwarts are seeing comps (same store sales) decline, while upstarts and innovators are blazing trails into market-beating territory. SAP …

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Simplicity in Retail Fashion: Style is Forever

Today’s fashion industry moves at lightning speed. Trends change faster than customers can say “Salvatore Ferragamo.” As a retailer, it’s imperative that you keep up with the rapid changes of this increasingly challenging field. That’s where SAP comes in. Whether you need help reducing time to market, meeting customer demands, …

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New Year, new mission for BHS

BHS’ revival will continue apace in 2016, with two new faces joining the company to steer the department store’s progress. In late December, BHS owner Retail Acquisitions appointed former Unigate finance director, Aidan Treacy, as its new Chief Financial Officer – the group’s first board appointment since March. Treacy has …

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Is Cyber Monday punishing fashion profitability?

You can barely move for statistics about how successful Cyber Monday and its predecessor Black Friday have been for the retail sector – online at least. While store queues may have been somewhat lacklustre, the first big festive trading test has brought UK retailers more than £3.5 billion sales. Not …

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5 critical steps to unprecedented consumer insights

For years retail marketing executives have relied on traditional sampling methods to monitor and measure consumer behavior, often from external agencies. But times are changing. We now live in an increasingly digital world, where shoppers flit from channel to channel on impulse and expect a personalized experience wherever they go. …

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Is there such thing as a global fashion customer?

Is the world getting smaller or larger? The rapid pace of globalisation has brought us closer to other countries than ever before, suggesting our worldwide community is becoming stronger. However, the closer we become, the more we understand the differences between nations – especially when it comes to something as …

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The 2015 Retail Forum: 3 amazing days in Miami!

My role affords me the opportunity to travel and visit customers across the globe.  Yet, what I really enjoy is when we have a large group of customers, partners, industry influencers, and deep industry experts come together to celebrate the great work and achievements accomplished by our innovative customers and …

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Innovations in SAP & Hybris Retail Omnichannel Commerce

Dear Retail community, This blog provides an overview and link collection of new shipments of SAP & Hybris Retail Omnichannel Commerce innovations: SAP Hybris Commerce, integration package for SAP for Retail Omnichannel Article Availability and Dynamic Order Sourcing Omnichannel Promotion Pricing Offer Recommendation for Retail Omnichannel Commerce Product Recommendation for Retail Omnichannel …

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Personalized Customer Experience in Retail Commerce – A Delicate Flower

Dear Retail community, There are requirements in Retail Omni-Channel Commerce that are obvious, e.g. ·       a consistent pricing and promotion management across all channels, including the POS (which is still the dominant channel for most retailers) ·       a comprehensive order management, with accurate but performant Available-to-Sell stock determination, dynamic sourcing …

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Expense Workbench Overview

Expense Workbench (EWB) is provided to enable Trading Expense full functionality without using TEW. EWB provides you with full access to expense functions (Expense document creation/change/cancellation/settlement and accounting release). Trading expense workbench is available from ERP 6.0 (EhP2). To use the full functions of EWB, TEW must be deactivated. Transaction …

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sap posdm gap check warning

Hi Friends, I am facing issue of gap check warning at SAP POSDM once transaction reach to ‘9999’ and then ‘1’ as transactions missing for 1 to 9999. Does anyone has face this issue in past and over come then request to reply this post with your findings and action …

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Understanding and Applying Filters in SAP HANA Studio

SAP Fiori analytical apps, such as those provided with SAP Customer Activity Repository, rely on data aggregated by SAP HANA views.  Not just a little data, mind you, but massive amounts of transactional data. Retrieving all this unrestricted data in SAP HANA and rendering it in SAP Fiori can translate …

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COST CONSCIOUS ASSOCIATION OF TRADING CONTRACTS

In the trading environment, it is necessary to control and organize the flow of materials and services from vendors to customers. The principle of the business is to match demand from the customer with supply from the vendor. This type of business is known as triangular business, principal business, or …

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Return PO delivery creation error for AFS materials

BACKGROUND User is trying to return AFS material to vendor using return PO with delivery. PO is created and outbound delivery is created using VL10B then that delivery is deleted and when user is trying to create another delivery for same PO, system was showing ABAP dump. Material used in …

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Omni-Commerce – How to measure success ?

In a lot of the financial retail presentations I have followed recently, there has been much discussion about the growth of e-commerce in f.k.a. Brick and Mortar retailers (now known as seamless brands or a variation on this theme !). One of the areas I have been researching in recent …

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Customer insight – hot topic for the next years

Although there are many blogs about customer insight, lately the retail industry is getting more focused on the overall topic. Not only the example of beer and diapers (place them together to boost either sales), it is a unseen battle for more knowledge about the customer. And this need data, …

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Confessions of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) IdIoT

What is the buzz all about?  Apparently the Internet-of-Things is poised to become the Next Big Thing. And we need to wrap our heads around it. And I had no idea how far-reaching it was about to become. When did the Internet-of-Things begin? A little more than fifteen years ago, …

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