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The Retail eCommerce Playbook For 2020

The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

Retail eCommerce sales continue to climb, and digital business executives must check all the boxes to ensure that they are not missing either opportunities for direct online sales or ways that this...

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  • Webinar Predictions 2020: Customer Service

    The Year That Automation And AI Reshape Customer Service
    January 21, 2020 | Ian Jacobs, Kate Leggett, Art Schoeller

    Join us to explore the (often unexpected) impacts of AI and automation in 2020 and beyond. From remaking contact center labor models to changes in the way customer service work is done, 2020 will...

  • Report Retailers, Use PSD2 To Drive Differentiation For Your Customers

    Use The Strong Customer Authentication Delay To Optimize Your Response
    January 17, 2020 | Jacob Morgan, George Lawrie, Paul McKay

    The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a mandatory regulation to which all merchants in the EEA — and other retailers who have customers in the EEA — must conform. Among other provisions,...

  • Report Converge OMS, Commerce, And POS To Win, Serve, And Retain Customers

    Retailers Can Merge Point Of Service, eCommerce, And Order Management To Boost Customer Experience And Simplify Operations
    January 2, 2020 | George Lawrie

    As applications migrate to cloud native architecture, distinct categories such as point of service (POS), order management systems (OMSes), and B2C commerce will disappear. End user companies will...

  • Report Now Tech: Retail Planning, Q4 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 25 Retail Planning Providers
    December 24, 2019 | George Lawrie

    You can use retail planning solutions to optimize assortments for each market segment and store cluster by segmenting markets and clustering stores with similar patterns of trade; to forecast and...

  • Report CRM Goes Vertical In The Age Of The Customer

    Landscape: The CRM Playbook
    November 8, 2019 | Kate Leggett

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who support CRM cannot afford failed technology initiatives. They increasingly deploy CRM solutions that are verticalized to leverage...

  • Report New Tech: Smart Packaging, Q4 2019

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 22 Providers
    October 22, 2019 | George Lawrie

    Maturing smart packaging technologies from digital watermarks to intelligent inks stand ready to power a new generation of applications that drive autonomous supply chains and direct-to-consumer...

  • Report Now Tech: Trade Promotion Management, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 16 Trade Promotion Management Providers
    September 17, 2019 | George Lawrie

    You can use trade promotion management (TPM) to defend market share, attract the next billion consumers, and improve success rates for new product introduction. But to realize these benefits,...

  • Report Now Tech: Product Lifecycle Management, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 18 Product Lifecycle Management Providers
    August 29, 2019 | George Lawrie

    You can use product lifecycle management (PLM) to improve innovation success, deliver differentiating customer experience, and reduce time-to-market. But to realize these benefits, you'll first...

  • Report Now Tech: Pricing And Promotion, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 23 Pricing And Promotion Providers
    July 15, 2019 | George Lawrie

    You can use pricing and promotion solutions to increase revenue and margin by more effectively enforcing pricing policies and more sensitively matching price to subjective value. Additionally,...

  • Report Use Modern Syndicated Sales Data Sources To Boost Return On Trade Promotions

    Get The Most Out Of Trade Investment With Modern Syndicated Data
    July 11, 2019 | George Lawrie

    In 2015, consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands spent more than $500 billion on trade promotions alone. Even with the benefit of syndicated point-of-sale data services to guide their investments, CPG...

  • Webinar Autonomous Testing Is Like Autonomous Driving: The AI Needs Human Assistance

    March 5, 2019 | Diego Lo Giudice

    Digital acceleration can't happen without better-quality software, and software testing matters more than ever for quality at speed. However, test automation lags, and growing complexity everywhere...

  • 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 Now Tech: Configure Price Quote Solutions, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 27 CPQ Solutions Providers
    December 21, 2018 | Tom Kaneshige, John Bruno

    You can use configure price quote (CPQ) solutions to shorten deal-cycle times, increase deal conversion, and improve customer experience. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select...

  • Report Case Study: Myntra Embraced Artificial Intelligence To Transform Its Business Model

    Experimentation And Discipline Are Key To Thriving On Emerging Technologies
    November 27, 2018 | Leslie Joseph

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals and business leaders struggle with the question of how to adopt emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) within their...

  • 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 The Rise Of Customer Service Robots

    Use Physical Robots To Make Operations More Human
    August 21, 2018 | Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs

    Customer service leaders are reimagining their operations with automation and AI at the center, fundamentally changing the nature of jobs. Customer service robots — semi- or fully autonomous...

  • 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...

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