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34 results in Reports

  • George Lawrie
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Organize To Deliver And Manage Application Transformation

    Organization: The Business Applications Playbook

    Every firm faces a central dilemma: how to resolve the standardization and differentiation of its business apps to the satisfaction and benefit of all within the organization. Matching the upgrade...

    • Downloads: 714
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester’s Business Application Age Of The Customer Assessment Tool

    This is a self-assessment tool for companies to evaluate their level of maturity of their business application strategy in relation to customer-centricity in the age of the customer.

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How To Turn The USA EMV Retail Deadline Into Customer Advantage

    In October 2015, responsibility for credit cardholder present fraud will shift from the issuer to retailers that have failed to implement chip and pin protection. Retailers with 75% of more of their...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Readiness For Application Strategy Transformation

    Compose Your Applications Portfolio From The Outside In

    This report outlines how application development and delivery professionals (AD&D pros) working on business application strategy can determine their level of readiness for application transformation....

    • Downloads: 339
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Hana Is The Answer! What's The Question?

    Demystifying SAP's In-Memory Solution

    SAP Hana is SAP's latest flagship technology, and it seems to be the company's silver-bullet response to almost every question. There is, however, a good reason behind this, as SAP has extensively...

    • Downloads: 285
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Big Data In CPG And Retail

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) line of business leaders look to their professional colleagues in application development and delivery (AD&D) roles for help in realizing the potential...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Put The Customer At The Center Of Your Business Applications Strategy

    Assessment: The Business Applications Playbook

    Mature enterprise applications portfolios are well adapted to vertically integrated enterprises with highly trained dedicated users. But the age of the customer means that enterprises need to...

    • Downloads: 199
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Prioritize Retail Technology Management Investments To Stay Competitive

    Retailers expect more industry change in the next five years than they experienced in the last 50. They plan investments in infrastructure and expect to spend more on people, contractors, and...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Business Application Benchmark Self-Assessment Tool

    Application development and delivery professionals should benchmark their application portfolios and governance processes to help their stakeholders understand how investing in applications...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 529
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Optimize Business Processes And Govern Transformation

    Processes: The Business Applications Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have a poor reputation among their line-of-business colleagues of being able to deliver timely, high-impact solutions. This research shows...

    • Downloads: 547
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retool Your Operations To Enable Store Fulfillment

    Shipping Products From Stores Drives Incremental Revenue But With Added Complexity

    Store fulfillment programs have propelled omnichannel integration efforts to be center stage for eBusinesses. Retailers are no longer debating the benefits of store fulfillment — instead, the...

    • Downloads: 263
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Retailers' profitability has always depended on the ability to turn inventory fast, since inventory is the principal asset on their balance sheets. Nothing influences inventory turn as much as...

    • Downloads: 483
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Faster Retail Performance With SAP'S CAR

    How To Benefit From SAP's Customer Activity Repository

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail face a barrage of urgent demands from line of business colleagues to equip them with actionable insight about inventory...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Moment-Of-Truth Best Practices In Retail And CPG

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have heard how mobile moments transform customer experience and how micro moments — critical windows of opportunity — are the...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Retail CIO Agenda 2015: Secure And Innovate

    In December 2014, Forrester partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF) for its annual survey of retail CIOs to understand their most important challenges and opportunities for the upcoming...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q2 2012

    Epicor, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Micros Retail-J, NCR, Oracle, And Wincor Nixdorf Lead, With JDA, Micros Xstore, Retalix, And SAP Close Behind

    In Forrester's 70-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the most significant solution providers in this category — Epicor Software, Fujitsu, NCR, JDA Software,...

    • Downloads: 1221
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Software Innovation In India

    How Firms Can Best Capitalize On Software Development And Configuration Opportunities In India

    The continued economic viability of software development in India, whether by independent software vendors (ISVs) or "captive" business units, depends less on pure labor arbitrage and more on...

    • Downloads: 277
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The 10 Most Important Technology Trends In Business Application Architecture Today

    Understand These Trends To Shape Your Application Strategy

    This report enumerates the top 10 technology trends that are reshaping the nature and value proposition of business applications today and in the coming years. Application delivery leaders,...

    • Downloads: 1202
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Consumer Centricity In Retail And CPG

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) AD&D professionals have to help their stakeholders to drive actionable insight from a wide range of solutions and external agency services, such as those for...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Increase Flexibility By Embracing Future Business And Technology Trends

    Vision: The Business Applications Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's vision for the future of business applications. It summarizes the key business drivers and trends that are reshaping the value proposition of business applications....

    • Downloads: 2179
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:SAP Modernization

    Modernizing The SAP Platform To Prepare For Innovation

    Almost half of Forrester clients deploy applications from SAP, investing millions to maintain them as a system of record; many of these companies are global corporations with more than $1 billion in...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Retool Your Retail Applications To Thrive On Digital Disruption

    Use Advanced Merchandising And Planning To Steer A New Course

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail must contend with established categories of packaged apps for store operations, eCommerce, supply chain, and loyalty. But most...

    • Downloads: 450
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Readiness Assessment For Application Strategy Transformation

    This tool is a self-test to determine how ready a company is to transform its application strategy by moving away from providing cost-effective systems of record and toward driving compelling user...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Systems Of Engagement Will Shape The Retail And CPG Application Landscape

    RadioShack reported its tenth consecutive quarterly loss in August 2014, blaming eroding topline growth, declining gross margins, and high inventory levels. Similar woes wrecked household names in...

    • Downloads: 241