Takeaways from Retail’s BIG Show

NRF’s BIG Show 2015 Wrap-Up

I was very grateful to have the opportunity to attend the National Retail Federation’s 104th annual conference in New York City, labeled “Retail’s Big Show,” last week. With CREDO Technology Solutions presenting as a silver sponsor with Oracle Retail, we spent considerable time meeting with clients, partners, and even some potential new clients! We also had a prime opportunity to demo some really cool new technologies from leading retail solution providers. There were reported to be over 33,000 attendees, so it was a lot to take in!

Oracle Retail made a great showing – showcasing the enhanced suite of retail software. The conference also served as something of an industry coming-out party for Oracle’s acquisition of the MICROS Systems solutions for hospitality and retail. This acquisition extends Oracle’s expertise and has officially been rebranded as Oracle Hospitality.

Oracle’s latest release of Oracle Retail 14.1 helps address some of the emerging trends highlighted at the NRF show, in particular “omnichannel” commerce, by which retailers seek to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience across various technologies, platforms, and environments, including mobile, online, and in the store.

Key take aways – INNOVATION is key in today’s omnichannel world! Most importantly – focus on the customer & the overall experience rather than individual channels. We noted the heaviest traffic around:

  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile POS
  • POS

Mobile POS and mobile commerce technologies certainly can be challenging and require retailers to rethink existing programs and processes. If you are not sure where to begin or you need a strategic partner that can help you make the most of the technologies available to you, CREDO is the right partner for ensuring IT project success.

Let us help you plan your next steps and make the most of today’s retail technology! Contact us today!

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