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Maximize Resource Return

Maximize Resource Return

0 by / on August 24, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

To achieve the omni-channel dream, retailers need full visibility of their valuable inventory; enterprise resource planning software (ERP) or a new merchandising system may well offer a fix, but can these deliver the complete visibility you need in the next few months—or will it take 2-3 years? After employees and “store estate” —physical and online premises—inventory is arguably the most […]

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Prepare for the Peak

Prepare for the Peak

0 by / on August 19, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Achieving the omni-channel dream means ensuring you are prepared for peak business traffic, which also benefits your business during normal trading conditions, to reduce the chance of customers abandoning their shopping baskets. The journey to achieving the omni-channel dream requires planning, and one of the most important milestones on that journey is being prepared for periods of high traffic in […]

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Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

Thingalytics Chapter 1: It’s All About Me

0 by / on April 1, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” John Wannamaker, advertising and marketing pioneer Advertising is all about the audience; if you get the audience wrong, you are wasting ad money. Today, advertising and marketing are evolving to become highly targeted, deeply personal experiences that not only draw in the right […]

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Thingalytics: An Introduction

Thingalytics: An Introduction

0 by / on March 30, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

People often ask me: “John, what really is this Internet of Things? It sounds like a lot of hype about smart fridges that tell you when to buy milk.” Actually, the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more important and transformative than that. In fact, it is changing everything – just as the original Internet did. Put simply, the Internet […]

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IoT: The Integration of Things

IoT: The Integration of Things

0 by / on March 25, 2015, 6:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Live from Software AG, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not

The Internet of Things is going to be the biggest driver of integration technology in history. Like Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2), Herring’s corollary of Metcalf’s Law states that the value of integration is directly proportional to the number of […]

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Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Supply Chain and Manufacturing Predictions for 2015

0 by / on January 26, 2015, 2:39 pm / in Uncategorized

Next year innovative manufacturers will leap ahead by deploying more and better sensors, add more comprehensive automation and increasingly choose local fabrication. In 2015, we will see manufacturers and their partners accelerate the implementation of initiatives that will deliver on the promise of the Internet of Things. For some companies, this will be a challenge, but for many others it […]

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Manufacturing and Supply Chain: The Year So Far

Manufacturing and Supply Chain: The Year So Far

0 by / on August 28, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

From the strength of the Internet of Things to an explosion in automation and a severe shortage of operations talent, this year is signaling a tipping point for the manufacturing and supply chain industry. Last year Software AG made some predictions about the industry in 2015 which have proved remarkably accurate (if we do say so ourselves!). The following are […]

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Predictive Analytics for Energy: Refine your Processes

Predictive Analytics for Energy: Refine your Processes

0 by / on August 21, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Taking the data from intelligent sensors and applying predictive analytics will be the next stage in refining the processes in the oil and gas industry; saving time, money and—possibly—lives. No driller, refiner, shipper or distributor wants to experience a catastrophic event. For that reason the oil and gas industry has long understood the need for intelligent sensors on its equipment; […]

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Sentiment Analysis: Where Next?

Sentiment Analysis: Where Next?

0 by / on August 18, 2015, 5:15 am / in Uncategorized

Over the last few years, the use of news analysis algorithms has become fairly commonplace in the world of electronic trading. There are many market data vendors and news agencies that can provide information such as corporate earnings, Treasury announcements and a wide range of macro-economic indicators, in machine-readable format, at high speed. Because the sources of these news feeds […]

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Predictive Analytics: The Customer is King

Predictive Analytics: The Customer is King

0 by / on August 12, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

Predictive analytics can make your customers feel like kings while your hospitality business soars. Using predictive analytics in the hospitality industry is in the early stages, but is primed to soon take off; hotels, restaurants, casinos and airlines are beginning to realize that they can improve their margins while taking customer satisfaction into the stratosphere. The key is in in […]

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The Omni-Channel Destination is Not Always Clear

The Omni-Channel Destination is Not Always Clear

0 by / on August 10, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

For the world’s retailers, the journey towards omni-channel is unstoppable, but the actual destination is not always clear. In a perfect omni-channel world a customer would fall in love with something in a catalogue, check it out on the store app, order it on the website and have it delivered—or choose click-and-collect to pick it up locally in-store, with all […]

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Predictive Analytics: Fighting Financial Services Fraud

Predictive Analytics: Fighting Financial Services Fraud

0 by / on August 3, 2015, 6:00 am / in Uncategorized

By combining trade and data monitoring with human surveillance and predictive models, financial services firms can anticipate and prevent fraud, errors and other market-moving events. When major financial markets fraud happens it sends a shiver through the industry. The world’s financial services industry is huge, estimated to comprise anywhere from 12% to 19.5% of the total global economy. So when […]

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