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  • 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 Retailers Are Starting To Reap The Rewards Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Landscape: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 28, 2018 | Michelle Beeson

    Because their customers' expectations are so high, digital business professionals are investing heavily in customer-facing and back-end technology to deliver great experiences. This report analyzes...

  • Report Your Strategic Plan Is The Lynchpin For Omnichannel Success

    Strategic Plan: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 9, 2018 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    Organizations today must have a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns their internal teams with a single vision for omnichannel excellence. However, because omnichannel commerce continues to...

  • Report Building The Business Case For Omnichannel Commerce

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 5, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital retail executives must build effective omnichannel business cases to minimize the risk of launching initiatives that: 1) lack critical internal support; 2) fail to meet customer...

  • 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 Process Makes Perfect: Exceed Customer Expectations With Omnichannel Excellence

    Processes: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 6, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Today, it's table stakes for retailers to have functioning omnichannel fulfillment programs. However, many still fail to meet customer expectations in this area, and they also struggle to fully...

  • Report Omnichannel Mastery: Optimize Fulfillment And Engagement

    Continuous Improvement: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 5, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel fulfillment capabilities — the ability to offer the customer cross-channel visibility and ordering options — have become standard offerings for leading retailers. Many started by...

  • Report Masters Of The Top Four Retail Tech Trends

    Leading Retailers Model Innovation With Customer-Focused Tech Investments
    January 18, 2018 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    To survive in today's competitive market, retailers are primarily investing in four key components of commerce tech: personalization, omnichannel, analytics, and digital store capabilities. But...

  • 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 Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook
    December 8, 2017 | Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to...

  • Report Envisioning The Future Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Vision: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    December 1, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel is not a new concept, but B2C, B2B, and even B2B2C companies still struggle to grasp the evolution they need to transform from multichannel to omnichannel. The full spectrum of...

  • Report Paving The Path To Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Road Map: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    November 21, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel fulfillment programs have figured prominently on digital business priority lists for years, but many organizations are unsure of where to start. This report guides digital business...

  • Report Assess How Your Omnichannel Capabilities Stack Up

    Benchmarks: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    November 13, 2017 | Michelle Beeson

    Forrester's 2017 Retail Omnichannel Capabilities Assessment benchmarked 16 leading UK and US retailers to help digital business executives understand how their omnichannel capabilities compare with...

  • Report Omnichannel Commerce Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    October 25, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    To achieve key business goals with omnichannel programs, digital strategy professionals need to ensure that they have the right metrics in place. But not all metrics are created equal, and success...

  • Report Commerce Technology Investment Trends: 2017 To 2018

    October 5, 2017 | Bruce Eppinger, Claudia Tajima

    Digital businesses from retailers to branded manufacturers are increasing their investment in tools and technologies across commerce platforms, omnichannel, and the digital store. The simple...

  • Report TechRadar™: Digital Store Operations Technology, Q3 2016 (Updated)

    September 29, 2017 | Ananda Chakravarty, Lily Varon

    eBusiness pros are already reaping value from technologies that improve store operations — unlike customer-experience-focused digital store technologies that are largely still early stage. To help...

  • Report Forrester Data: Commerce Platform Technology Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global)

    ForecastView Document
    September 25, 2017 | Jennifer Adams, Andy Hoar

    eCommerce is critical for companies, both to acquire new customers and to grow existing customer relationships. Enterprise commerce suites support basic capabilities like running an online catalog,...

  • 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 Assess CRM Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    September 12, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who are looking to implement customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and solutions. The effects of automation and...

  • Report Opportunities For Automatic Replenishment

    Forrester Data North American Consumer Technographics®
    August 29, 2017 | Lauren Brown

    With increasingly busy schedules and limited free time, US online consumers are looking to retailers to make shopping faster and more seamless. And retailers have begun to look to alternative...

  • 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...

  • Report Aligning Emerging Technologies With Retail Operations Priorities

    Use Emerging Technologies To Improve Asset Productivity, Labor Productivity, And Customer Experience
    April 4, 2017 | George Lawrie

    In 2015 Americans returned $260 billion in merchandise to retailers, or 8% of all purchases. In grocery, the opportunity cost of stock-out amounts to 4% of gross revenues. Retailers' heavy...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q1 2017

    The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 24, 2017 | Andy Hoar, Anjali Yakkundi

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of B2B commerce suite providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Apttus, CloudCraze, Episerver, IBM, Insite Software, Intershop, Magento, Oracle...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites, Q1 2017

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 24, 2017 | Anjali Yakkundi, Andy Hoar

    In our 29-criteria evaluation of B2C commerce suite providers, we identified the 13 most significant vendors — commercetools, Digital River, Elastic Path, Episerver, IBM, Intershop, Kibo, Magento,...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Merchandise Management Systems

    How To Make The Right MMS Choice Amid A Crowded Market Landscape
    March 17, 2017 | George Lawrie

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals within retail organizations increasingly struggle to meet customers' elevated omnichannel service expectations. Legacy merchandise...