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February 12, 2014

Chain Store Age Editor Marianne Wilson sits down with Mark Ledbetter, SAP's global VP of retail solutions strategy, who discusses the ever-changing consumer purchasing patterns and how retailers need to break down legacy silos in order to interact with their customers as a unified brand.

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January 14, 2014

SAP AG announced the launch of SAP Shopper Experience a personalized and engaging retail mobile app that transforms the entire consumer shopping experience with social media sharing, loyalty programs and a self-payment system for shoppers.

December 19, 2013

TXT e-solutions, a leading provider of integrated and collaborative planning solutions, today announced that European footwear brand Camper, has successfully implemented TXT e-solutions’ integrated retail planning software to support its entire retail planning cycle as it continues to expand both online and internationally.

October 29, 2013

Retailers see a need for functional competencies leaning toward technology and data skills, even more than general business and people management.

October 14, 2013

SAP demonstrated a concept consumer app called “Snap” at its recent Retail Forum in Dallas. Snap provides customers with interactive 3-D assembly instructions for a vast array of products. The instructions are pulled from manufacturer CAD files and delivered via cloud after the customer scans a product barcode or QR code, with options such as zoom and audio. Snap even lets shoppers register products for warranties and automatically request replacement parts.

October 10, 2013

PGA Tour Superstores plans to improve operational efficiency and prepare for future growth using the SAP HANA business intelligence platform and the new SAP Customer Activity Repository application.

October 10, 2013

SAP previewed a mobile app called Snap at its SAP Retail Forum held in Dallas Oct. 7-9.

October 9, 2013

Increased one-to-one personalization and a growing global economy are two key “megatrends” that will help steer the future direction of retail, according to Dr. Chakib Bouhdary, executive VP of retail industry solutions for SAP.

October 8, 2013

To help retailers better understand and act on consumer behavior in the fast changing retail market place, SAP AG announced the SAP Customer Activity Repository application, a new retail data repository powered by the SAP HANA platform.

September 5, 2013

Accenture and SAP AG are jointly releasing a new application called the Marketing Performance Solution by Accenture and SAP.

August 1, 2013

SAP AG and Hybris announced that SAP has completed the acquisition of Hybris, a leader in commerce technology.

June 4, 2013

Debra Jensen, CIO of Charlotte Russe, will share how this 500-store fashion retailer leverages real-time POS data to make decisions that drive profitable growth in a Chain Store Age Webinar on June 6, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).

April 10, 2013

By Mark Ledbetter, SAP

January 4, 2013

Who won the buzz?

Using a sophisticated social media analytics platform, SAP tracked consumer sentiment on these critical shopping days via Facebook, Twitter and 165 million other sites across the social web to identify patterns and uncover revealing shopper insights.

December 27, 2012

Getting closer to the customer has always been important to retailers, but never more so than it is today. Chain Store Age spoke with SAP’s Lori Mitchell-Keller about the transformational shifts that are shaking up the retail model.

All the buzz today is about how retailers need to get closer to the customer, but what exactly does it mean?

August 27, 2012

IBM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kenexa, a provider of human resources software and consulting services for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.

September 8, 2011

TradeStone Software announced that Family Dollar Stores has gone live with TradeStone's Collaborative Sourcing and Supplier Community Management solutions.

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