Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: David Balaban, Jason Bloomberg, John Basso, Elizabeth White, AppDynamics Blog

News Feed Item

Epicor Sets Agenda for the Year Ahead in Retail at NRF 2014, Recaps Banner Year of Innovation for Inspired Retailing

Epicor Readies Retailers for Uptick in Sales in the New Year With Support for Omni-Channel Execution, Customer Experience Optimization, Mobility, and Cloud Deployments

DUBLIN, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/08/14 -- With economists projecting retail sales will accelerate steadily in 2014, Epicor Software Corporation is preparing to show how retailers can take full advantage of the upswing, leveraging technology to inspire customers and fuel growth at the National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention and Expo -- Retail's Big Show in New York City, taking place January 12-15.

Epicor will showcase two new Epicor Retail solutions designed to support omni-channel execution and optimize the customer experience at its booth this year. Making its NRF debut will be Epicor Retail Cross Commerce, the company's new omni-channel offering that bridges the gap among online, mobile and brick-and-mortar realms for a more satisfying consumer experience and streamlined retail management. Additionally, the company will announce general availability of the Epicor Retail CRM 7.0 solution, which continues to gain adoption as the foundation for winning customer engagement and loyalty strategies for a growing number of leading retailers.

Supporting the next evolution of mobility in the retail enterprise, Epicor will also showcase the Epicor Retail Store Windows 8 Tablet Edition, offering retail associates one-touch information with side bar flows on customers, product, inventory and more -- all from a familiar Windows® platform. Attendees can see it first hand, by joining the Epicor and Microsoft NRF Big !deas Session, Windows 8 POS Tablet: Why Less Really is More, at 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, January 14, in Room 1, Level 1 Expo Hall.

"Growth happens in the space between what your customers want and what your competitors provide, we help retailers own that space," said Ian Rawlins, vice president of retail marketing and business development, Epicor Software. "This is the theme that embodies our presence at NRF this year. We're helping retailers leverage opportunities to go beyond their competitors and capture the hearts and minds of customers. We're proud to partner with the world's most recognized retailers to help them devise strategies to differentiate their brands and inspire customers for greater engagement, loyalty, and profits."

While setting the agenda for the year ahead, the company also recapped a momentous year in the retail sector, citing the following highlights:

Noel Goggin and Bob McFarland Join Epicor Retail Team -- Recognizing the growth potential in retail, Epicor and its board made substantial investments in 2013, one being to strengthen the Epicor Retail team with seasoned retail executives. The company welcomed retail industry veteran Noel Goggin to the post of senior vice president and general manager of the Epicor Retail solutions business, and Bob McFarland to the post of vice president of sales. The two retail veterans will help guide the delivery of Epicor Retail product and service offerings to address key retail imperatives such as globalization, omni-channel execution, customer experience, cloud offerings, and other new and emerging innovative technologies and opportunities.

Epicor Named Leading Retail Point of Sale Vendor, Adds New Retail Brands to Client Roster -- The company was named the No. 1 vendor of Retail Point of Sale Software among the top 250 largest specialty soft goods and hard goods retailers for the third year running, added more than 20 major new retail brands to its client list.

Epicor Expands Roster of Retail SaaS Customers -- The Epicor Retail Software as a Service (SaaS) suite solution continued to be adopted by leading retailers, including New Balance. The Boston-based athletic shoe company, known for its commitment to product performance, quality and American manufacturing, has selected the SaaS solution, which offers a Cloud-based delivery method that dramatically reduces capital investment and implementation requirements.

"We found the right support for our business in the Epicor Retail SaaS offering -- managed behind-the-scenes by Epicor experts -- to drive improved operational efficiencies and agility," said David Chaput, business solutions manager, New Balance. The Epicor Retail SaaS solution enables New Balance to focus on building our business, as opposed to managing our IT infrastructure. The Epicor Retail SaaS platform provides the necessary scalability and functionality to support us in the future as our business evolves."

Epicor Expands Global Footprint to Helps Retailers Go Global -- Epicor announced a key partnership to resell its retail technology solutions and provide in country implementation and support services within the Asia Pacific region as part of its strategic plan to grow market share, expand its global footprint, and meet the globalization requirements of multi-national retailers. As well, Epicor signed a number of new deals in 2013 to aid retailers looking to grow their retail business around the globe. Notable new customers included Australian-based Cue Design, Montreal-based Groupe Yellow; Mexico's Groupo Axo; and iconic brand Haggar Clothing Company, in its efforts to expand in the United States and in Canada. In addition, Epicor supported Australian-based retailer General Pants Group in its launch of a unique interactive kiosk initiative.

Epicor invites retailers, media, and analysts to stop by the Epicor booth (Booth 3501) in the Expo Hall in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to learn more, and donate $10 to the Retail Orphan Initiative in exchange for a build-a-bear smallfry®.

About Epicor Retail
Epicor provides advanced solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, leverage intelligence and inspire customers, to maximize profitability. The Epicor Retail end-to-end suite is designed to meet the evolving merchandise and service expectations of today's connected, cross-channel shoppers, and the business requirements of the most demanding soft goods, hard goods and specialty retail environments in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Thousands of leading companies -- from Aeropostale, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance and Build-A-Bear Workshop, to General Nutrition Centers, True Value Company and VF Corporation -- trust Epicor to help them remain current, competitive, and consistently strong.

About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Dublin, California, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.

Follow Epicor on Twitter @Epicor, @EpicorUK, @EpicorEMEA, @EpicorANZ, @EpicorLAC, @Epicor_Retail, @Epicor_DIST, @EpicorPrcsMFG and Facebook.

Epicor and the Epicor logo are trademarks of Epicor Software Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners. The product and service offerings depicted in this document are produced by Epicor Software Corporation.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
The IoT has the potential to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Florent Solt, CTO and chief architect of Netvibes, will discuss how the expected exponential increase in the amount of data that will be processed, transported, stored, and accessed means there will be a huge demand for smart technologies to deliver it. Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technol...
Join IBM June 8 at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn how to innovate like a startup and scale for the enterprise. You need to deliver quality applications faster and cheaper, attract and retain customers with an engaging experience across devices, and seamlessly integrate your enterprise systems. And you can't take 12 months to do it.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, will discuss how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to im...
This is not a small hotel event. It is also not a big vendor party where politicians and entertainers are more important than real content. This is Cloud Expo, the world's longest-running conference and exhibition focused on Cloud Computing and all that it entails. If you want serious presentations and valuable insight about Cloud Computing for three straight days, then register now for Cloud Expo.
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
IoT device adoption is growing at staggering rates, and with it comes opportunity for developers to meet consumer demand for an ever more connected world. Wireless communication is the key part of the encompassing components of any IoT device. Wireless connectivity enhances the device utility at the expense of ease of use and deployment challenges. Since connectivity is fundamental for IoT device development, engineers must understand how to overcome the hurdles inherent in incorporating multipl...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
The paradigm has shifted. A Gartner survey shows that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. However, not just a handful of companies are still using the old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways, unaware of the critical barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can you become a winner? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan will present a methodical approach to guide the holistic adoption and enablement of IoT implementations. This ov...
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere...
Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified – now it's a component-based well-performing framework. This immersive one-day workshop at 18th Cloud Expo, led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay, will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Angular 2.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, will discuss how leveraging the Industrial Interne...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...