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  1. Today’s Retail Channel: The Force Is With You
    2/14/2017

    Brick-and-mortar retailers face unprecedented rivalry from online counterparts. Will channel collaboration come to the rescue? Are you ready to join forces for the greater good? By Jeff Burroughs, VP, Sales & Marketing, AURES Technologies, Inc.

  2. Retail Analytics Drive Operational Efficiency
    2/6/2017

    There’s certain obviousness to the relationship between business analytics and operational efficiency in retail and hospitality. It goes without saying, for instance, that the more data buyers have about the sell-through rate of a certain SKU, the more efficient their POs will be. Or that the more finite the finance department’s view into labor spend, the more accurate its labor forecasts and budgets will be.

  3. Sunshine Daydream Offers Groovy Digital Receipt Solution To Customers
    1/24/2017

    Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop is a psychedelic shopping boutique, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Sunshine Daydream offers an array of merchandise from clothes, to home décor, to smoking accessories, and more. Already a user of Star Micronics TSP100 LAN printers, Sunshine Daydream has decided to implement Star’s AllReceipts™ digital receipt app in all four locations, allowing customers to store and manage their receipts digitally on their smart phones.

  4. Star-Salesforce Solution Helps Capture Data And Respond At Each Touchpoint On The Customer’s Journey
    1/24/2017

    Operating under the brand names Blackbird Vineyards, Recuerdo Wines, Resolute Wines, and ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens, Bespoke Collection offers a curated selection of boutique wines, one-of-a-kind objet d’art, and unique lifestyle experiences.

  5. My Tried And True Method Of Selling Clients On EMV
    1/12/2017

    The EMV liability shift happened October 2015, yet 63 percent of merchants are still not EMV ready. The cause for much of this may be the perception of added expense or misconceptions about the ramifications. However, card present merchants that are not utilizing chip readers are losing out in a significant way.

  6. So Many Things Have To Go Right, It’ll Probably Never Happen
    1/6/2017

    When I became an ISV a little over 19 years ago, it was an exciting time to be in point of sale. DOS was starting to give way to Windows, creating many opportunities for clever guys like myself. I had realized several years earlier this shift would occur and used it to my advantage, creating a fully Windows-based POS before most companies had embraced the fact Windows wasn’t going away. Because the traditional competitors who had comprehensive DOS products had to essentially start from scratch, a level playing field was created in which a one-man operation had a fighting chance against established players.

  7. What The Internet Of Things Really Means For Retail
    1/6/2017

    At the NRF BIG Show this January, we guarantee you won’t be able to swing your show bag in a circle without hitting a vendor touting its IoT (Internet of Things)-enabled widget. The IoT has quickly moved from a futuristic concept to a worn-out buzzword in the retail industry — so quickly, in fact, many merchants haven’t had the time to fully grasp what the IoT is, much less why its important to the future of retail.

  8. 5 Considerations To Make When Selecting A Retail System
    12/26/2016

    In my last 26 years of working in the retail IT industry, I have often had to explain the similarities and differences between small and large retailers’ software and hardware requirements when looking for a store management solution. By Afshin Alikhani

  9. Digital Business Transformation: 4 Recommendations For Success
    12/19/2016

    DBT is the overarching strategy that guides the reimagining of the business in a customer-first, networked world. It is the thread that unites the organization’s digital efforts and compels business leaders to radically rethink the ways in which the business will meet customer needs in an always-on world. By Sheldon Monteiro, global Chief Technology Officer, SapientNitro

  10. Protect Your Clients From Holiday Hacking
    12/8/2016

    Now that the holiday season has arrived, the shopping frenzy has begun with retailers offering not-to-be-missed deals shoppers searching online — both at home and on their work devices — for the best deals. But it’s not only consumers gearing up for the buying season. Cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year, preying on people’s rush to snap up holiday savings anywhere they can.