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TOP 10 Retail Management Solution Providers - 2017

‘Evolve-or-die’—is the ultimatum that is impacting retailers as emerging technology platforms have created new customer behaviors and competitors. With the proliferation of wearables and smart appliances, mobile devices, e-commerce and the marketing associated with the pure-play online shopping will become more intertwined to the future instant-gratification lifestyle. This imperiled model is completely changing the retail landscape for the better. Going forward, digital technologies hold great promise for improving the presentation of store merchandise, be it online or offline.

Apparel retailers, for instance, can incite customer excitement by using 3D scanning technologies to create virtual fitting rooms where the shopper can do virtual try-on of garments for a quick comparison to see what specific items might look like on them. This technology records a customer’s size preferences and contours, features questionnaires on style preference and clothes the customer already owns, and then creates a personalized profile that is accessible across all channels. Additionally, these innovations around expanding product offerings will include interactive shelves that can give shoppers access to helpful and valued product features.

However, business requirements and goals may vary from one retailer to another, and there is a need to select the best combination of technologies to drive business outcomes. In order to simplify and assist CIOs identify the right retail management solutions, Retail CIO Outlook presents “Top 10 Retail Management Solution Providers - 2017.”

A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Retail CIO Outlook editorial board has selected the most promising Retail Management solution providers. In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the Retail Management landscape.

Company Logo Company Name Company Description
dunnhumby The global leader in customer data science, empowering retailers everywhere to more effectively compete in today’s data-driven economy
Enactor Providing a digital retail platform to enable an omni-channel and unified commerce environment
Infor Empowering enterprises to monitor the entirety of their retail processes from concept to consumer
iVend Retail Provides enterprise class cloud-based retail suite of software to enhance customer experience
NCR Corporation [NYSE:NCR] Provides consultation, retail solution, integration and support services required to embrace the changing retail scenario
Nebraska Book Company Offers a full suite of software for college retail management
NetSuite Provides a cloud-based omnichannel commerce platform for retail enterprises
Retail Pro International Streamlining POS, inventory management, and customer experience
Sanderson [LON:SND] Enabling retailers to bring e-Commerce in stores to bridge the gap between their onlines sales channel and physical stores
Telaid Telaid is dedicated to handling complex technology deployments and end-to-end technology lifecycle support exclusively for multi-site retail clients