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  • Report Create A Modern Software Strategy With AI-Driven Platforms And Their Ecosystems

    Vision: The SaaS Transformation Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) executives struggle to achieve speed and innovation while managing cost and risk. We recommend a "Goldilocks" approach to business applications strategy...

  • Report The Future Of Department Stores: AD&D Imperatives

    The Crucial Role Of AD&D Pros To Help Department Stores Thrive In The Age Of The Customer
    March 4, 2019 | George Lawrie

    All retailers are trying to navigate the gap between profits, dividends, and technology-mediated relevance to customers. But department stores face special challenges — and a seemingly intractable...

  • Report Five Essential Components Of Great SaaS Governance To Balance Agility And Risk

    Management: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    January 24, 2019 | George Lawrie, Liz Herbert

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions foster a faster, more agile approach to application deployment — a necessity for digital business. SaaS is a major component of any digital transformation...

  • Report Ten Key Strategies For Pivoting Enterprise Applications To SaaS

    Strategy: The SaaS Transformation Playbook
    December 20, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, enterprises can focus on business outcomes instead of working around technology limitations. SaaS clients enjoy faster, more flexible deployment and more...

  • Report Predictions 2019: Retail

    Global Economics, Regulators, And Brand Strategies Will Shape The Year Ahead For Retailers And Brands

    Digital business professionals, get ready now for a tumultuous 2019. The key: Put digital at the heart of your business strategy to navigate everything from global economic factors to the growth of...

  • Report Use Apps Ecosystems: Advance Transformation

    Leverage Retail Apps Ecosystems To Accelerate Transformation
    October 15, 2018 | George Lawrie

    We've all heard about microservices and the flexibility they confer in reconfiguring business processes. But how might you orchestrate all the services and parties for a back-to-back order that you...

  • Report Now Tech: Integrated Business Planning, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 15 Integrated Business Planning Providers
    April 13, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Digital businesses can use integrated business planning (IBP) to align strategic, operational, and financial plans to improve business performance, drive superior customer service from the same...

  • Report Retail Technology Investment Plans 2018

    Retail Highlights From The Business And Technology Services Survey 2017
    March 26, 2018 | George Lawrie

    As brands and retailers prepare to meet the challenge of 2018, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must consider their applications road map in the light of the capabilities...

  • Report Case Study: Shop Direct Masters Personalization At Scale

    The Journey From A Catalog Business To A Pure-Play Online Retailer
    February 23, 2018 | George Lawrie

    This report documents for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals the way in which Shop Direct deployed personalized content at each customer journey touchpoint to drive traffic,...

  • Report The Three Rs Of Retail Robotics

    Use Robots To Increase The Human Touch In Retail
    February 20, 2018 | George Lawrie

    There's no lack of examples of robots of humanoid appearance (think the LoweBot) that provide relatively limited service interactions with customers. Behind the scenes, both retailers and consumer...

  • Report Use Product Data Feeds To Increase Online Sales

    How Brands Should Optimize Product Data That Drives Traffic And Conversion
    January 26, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Product data is the cornerstone of direct-to-consumer (D2C) success. It powers search and comparison engines that guide consumers in the initial discover and explore stages of the customer journey....

  • Report Refit Your Applications For Direct-To-Consumer Sales

    Direct Selling Is Here To Stay — But Requires A Fundamental Review Of Your Application Portfolio
    December 13, 2017 | George Lawrie

    The rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) selling models challenges traditional sources of competitive advantage for consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands. Key elements of D2C sales — collapsing barriers...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning, Q3 2017

    The Top Nine Companies In The Retail Planning Marketplace And How They Stack Up
    September 18, 2017 | George Lawrie

    In our 28-criteria evaluation of retail planning providers, we identified the nine most significant ones, 7thonline, JDA Software, JustEnough, Infor, Oracle, RELEX Solutions, SAP, SAS, and TXT...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017

    August 4, 2017 | George Lawrie

    Digital disruption has forced retailers to address new competitors, newly empowered customers, and an increased range of merchandise. Merchants have reached the limit of retail planning by instinct...