How soon is too soon for holiday shopping? In an effort to appeal to early holiday shoppers—and maybe beat the competition to the punch—many stores have stretched the gift buying season to begin as early as mid-October. For some multi-tasking store goers, the ability to buy Christmas decorations alongside Halloween candy is a great convenience.… Read more »
Whether retailers have jumped on board with omni-channel or not, engaging with customers across every platform to enable personalized shopping experiences isn’t a new concept. But as retailers assess the multiple solutions to tackling omni-channel and struggle with the need to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, shoppers can’t tell the difference between retailers with seamless,… Read more »
For Levi’s, responsible sourcing and retail growth go hand-in-hand Fast fashion is one of the most profitable trends in retail today, and a business model that many retailers aim to emulate—but creating a supply chain that can take apparel from runway to showroom floor in a matter of weeks often comes at the cost of… Read more »
Retail executives weigh in on the potential supply chain consequences of the 2016 presidential election Presidential elections can present a significant risk for retail businesses, which can suffer negative consequences from even the smallest legal or regulatory changes. When it comes to this year’s presidential race, both candidates share relatively similar positions on the topic… Read more »
What does your customer journey look like? When it comes to following the customer journey, retailers need to consider an array of important questions. Where are we meeting with our customers? Who are they, and how do they interact with us? What facets of our interactions are working, and which aren’t? Are we always working… Read more »
The past month brought a barrage of headlines about a topic that was once rarely seen in the news: the global supply chain. But with the recent bankruptcy of South Korean shipping company Hanjin, the retail industry has experienced such a profound disruption that it’s impossible to ignore. The news serves as a cautionary tale… Read more »
Fall is here, and so is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Check out this infographic to see how Starbucks’ iconic coffee drink has created an economy all its own—and how the retail industry is cashing in on the PSL craze.
Infor Retail celebrates the convergence of technology and fashion at New York Fashion Week.
Steve Boese discusses why modern HR software is an investment every retailer should make.
DSW and Infor Retail are teaming up to transform the retail industry.
New shopper habits are forcing retailers to switch up their back-to-school strategies on the fly.
Nunzio Esposito, UX Director of Infor CX, shares his thoughts on reinventing retail enterprise software.
Social media platforms like Pinterest are quickly becoming some of retail’s most sought-after selling channels.
See how modern retailers can succeed using a Formula 1 racing technique called slipstreaming.
Some smart retailers are finding new ways to increase visibility during the Summer Games.
They may be frustrating, but with new upgrades and better security, EMV cards are worth the hassle.
In this episode of Reinventing Retail, Melissa Campanelli of Total Retail fills us in on the opportunities presented by what she calls “white space” in the retail industry.
Instagram’s latest feature is an instant win for photo-savvy retailers.
Infor has completed its acquisition of Starmount, an innovative mobile-first company out of Austin, TX that’s transforming the in-store customer experience.
As e-commerce sales rise, retailers need to step up their game with smart strategies and modern retail technology to get shoppers back to brick-and-mortar.
In this podcast, we discuss Pokémon Go, and the potentially massive impact that gamification could have on the retail industry.
Here’s what the latest video game craze means for retail marketing.
Check out our recap of Inforum 2016 in New York City, including highlights from The Hub, the Retail Night Out event, and voting for the Fashion Design ICONS Award.
Shopping malls have been in a slump and struggling to compete with e-commerce—but thanks to millennials, they’ve got a new lease on life.
In this podcast, we explore how predictive analytics and machine learning technologies are becoming some of the retail industry’s most powerful tools.
Learn how modern predictive analytics and machine learning technologies are solving assortment planning for retailers.
Predictix, the groundbreaking provider of machine-learning solutions for retailers, is now an Infor company. Learn more about our latest acquisition.
In The Retail Forecast, we take a look at how weather and seasonality affect shopper behavior—and how retailers can use big data to beat the heat this summer.
Supply chain guru Guy Courtin sits down with us to discuss one of the retail industry’s most complex processes—and how it’s evolving right before our eyes.
In our first episode of Reinventing Retail, Nick Ditmore shares his expertise on user-centered design and its importance for the future of retail enterprise software.
Whether it’s eliminating long checkout lines or enabling more personal customer service, wearable tech is poised to change the way we shop forever.
Fast Fashion is transforming the expectations of shoppers all over the world. Here’s how retailers can best respond to the pressure.
Retail HR departments are leveraging modern HCM solutions to streamline business processes and create a more productive and engaged workforce.
The first ever Shoptalk in sunny Las Vegas was a smashing success. From retail tech startups to countless keynotes from retailers like Jet.com, Dollar Shave Club, and Birchbox, there was no shortage of industry insights.
Download this free eBook to find out how modern retail software will help you weather the storm of digital disruption and drive your success long into the future.
Big data is useless without the means to analyze it. Here’s how today’s retailers are putting their numbers to work.
From seamless customer service to safer stores, biometrics are changing the face of retail. Find out how retailers and shoppers can both benefit.
Michaels® and Infor are changing the way people work—with user-centered design, smart data, and mobile-friendly retail enterprise software.
Discover how retailers are using big data to provide a better shopper experience and improve efficiency in brick-and-mortar stores with heat mapping technology.
For today’s top retailers, charitable giving is an integral driver of customer loyalty.
Today’s fashion retailers should keep a close eye on the quiet innovators—whose novel strategies are poised to disrupt the industry.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and cutting edge in-store experiences are sweeping across brick-and-mortar retailers everywhere. These are five of our favorites.
Information Architect Melanie O’Donnell tells us why user-centered design is the cornerstone of next generation retail software.
Infor VP of Fashion Jennifer Loverude on the secret ingredient to customer loyalty in fashion retail.
Andrew Dalziel, Sr. Director, Industry & Solution Strategy at Infor, weighs in on fast fashion and its long-term effect on the retail industry.
Fashion used to change every season; now it’s changing every few weeks. Here’s how retailers can keep up with the demand.
As shopper expectations evolve for both in-store and online purchases, consumers want engaging experiences across every channel. Guy Courtin discusses how this trend is revolutionizing retail.
New retailers to the marketplace are coming in with a strong digital presence already in place. Greg Girard tells us how veteran retailers can keep up.
With e-commerce, mobile commerce and the Internet of Things on the rise, the idea of “unified commerce” should be on the minds of retailers everywhere.
Discover how retailers are taking advantage of today’s cutting-edge technology and bringing new experiences to consumers in and out of stores.
Showrooming is a growing epidemic in the retail industry, diminishing brick and mortar sales as customers are opting into other channels to make the final purchase. Find out how retailers can fight back.
From the reinvention of the in-store experience and last-mile fulfillment to a cohesive omni-channel presence, retailers are stepping up to change the way they do business in 2016.
Tom Rhoads of GT Nexus explains how next-generation technology allows retailers to optimize their technology for greater visibility, seamless upgrades and simple integration.
Senior Research Analyst Victoria Brown discusses the importance of omni-channel retail experiences in today’s fast-paced, competitive landscape.
The reinvention of the retail industry is upon us. What once seemed like futuristic technology is now becoming mainstream—and if your enterprise isn’t up to speed, you may be left behind.
From our deep experience in the retail industry to our partnership with Whole Foods Market, IDC’s industry analysts agree that Infor is poised to revolutionize retail.
As NRF 2016 comes to a close, Infor Retail is gearing up for a year of innvoation, digital transormation, and a retail software revolution.
Rich Sekulovski, Senior Client Executive, and Tiago Estrada, Global E-Commerce Design Director, weigh in on the challenges retailers are facing—and how Infor Retail is working to solve them.
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at NRF 2016, where cloud computing and big data are at forefront of the retail conversation. Infor President Duncan Angove shares his insights.
Infor’s internal creative agency, Hook & Loop, is pioneering a new brand of user-centered design for retail software. Get an inside look at the retail revolution.
Learn more about how the Internet of Things and tailor-made technology will become an integral part of the retail industry.
Infor’s strategic partnership with Predictix brings the power of big data, machine learning and predictive analytics to the retail industry’s most modern technology suite.
Duncan Angove, President of Infor, discusses how digitization is transforming every aspect of the retail landscape—from supply chain to shopper experience.
Get a preview of what Infor Retail will have to offer at NRF 2016, including a look behind the scenes of our next-gen retail technology suite.
Duncan Angove tells us why UX is so important in the retail industry and how, when done correctly, it can improve productivity for you and a create better retail experience for your customers.
Here are some brand new retail technologies that will shape the way we shop during the 2015 holiday season—and, if they can engage enough consumers and help the bottom line—well into the future. Fresh prints Two of the most difficult problems facing mobile payments are security and convenience. A recent MasterCard survey of about 10,000… Read more »
Infor Retail and Whole Foods Market are leading the charge on revolutionizing retail software. See how this partnership is changing the way Whole Foods does business.
The numbers are in, and as expected, Black Friday 2015 is a fascinating microcosm for the big, overarching trends that are redefining today’s retail landscape. Here are some of the lessons learned: Black Friday sales are down by about $1 billion dollars, with the big losses primarily in brick-and-mortar stores. Instead of rushing out at… Read more »
Black Friday will never be the same again, thanks to next-generation retail software and purchasing experiences that are designed for the customers of the future.
“Change or die” might sound like a dire outlook for retail enterprise software, but for a business like Whole Foods Market—whose success revolves around transparency, efficiency, and quality, it’s just the way things are. In partnering with Infor Retail, Whole Foods Market is looking to unite its disparate software systems as part of a company-wide… Read more »
Through technology that enables complete visibility into every step of the supply chain, Infor Retail is empowering Whole Foods Market to increase efficiency across the board.
Together with Infor, Whole Foods Market is on a mission to improve the everyday experiences of their employees, their customers, and retail enterprises everywhere.
Duncan Angove, Infor President, points out that retail is not only the epicenter of emerging technology, but where all the world’s supply chains end.
The opportunity to write a completely new software suite doesn’t come along very often. Infor Retail is perfectly poised to do just that, revolutionizing retail from the ground up.
Corey Tollfeson, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Infor Retail, knows that next generation commerce solutions require the brightest minds, fast innovation and strategic investments from a world-renowned company like Infor.
Infor has already developed differentiating capabilities that make it uniquely qualified to disrupt retail software. Those capabilities include: creating an engaging and satisfying user experience; turning big data into smart, predictive data; co-innovation with customers; and the development of optimal cloud-first ERP solutions and services. These existing internal capabilities, highlighted below, give Infor an advantageous… Read more »
To kick off our partnership in co-innovating retail software, Infor CEO Charles Phillips and Whole Foods Market CEO Walter Robb talked with FOX Business about the big problems facing retail technology—and how we’re working together to solve them. By teaming up, we’re building a new, cloud-based retail management solution that will help Whole Foods to… Read more »
Marc Scibelli, Infor’s Chief Creative Officer, believes that one of the most important virtues we can embrace in enterprise software is something he calls “flexibility of mind” or the “beginner’s mind.” It’s the ability to look at a situation without expectations or assumptions, to enable an adaptable approach to solving new and complex problems. For… Read more »
State-of-the-art Retail Platform to Drive Operational Efficiencies, Deliver Enhanced Data Analytics and Customer Experiences NEW YORK & AUSTIN – Oct 14, 2015 Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, and Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced a partnership designed to redefine retail management software. The… Read more »
Co-innovating with Leading Retailers including Whole Foods Market, Infor is Building a Cloud-Based Retail Application Suite Designed for 21st Century Retailing NEW YORK – Oct 14, 2015 Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced Infor CloudSuite™ Retail, a new, modern suite of enterprise applications… Read more »
The modernization of retail enterprise software in the 1990s predated the world of online shopping, social media, and mobile devices. Twenty years later, technological progress, changes in consumer behavior, and the challenges of the global economy are making the current retail business solutions obsolete. Erik Hageman, Director of Hook & Loop, recently sat down with… Read more »
Erik Hageman, Director of Hook & Loop, recently sat down with Infor Senior Vice President & General Manager for Infor Retail, Corey Tollefson, to discuss the legacy baggage that has prevented other organizations from updating current retail platforms and why Infor is ready for the challenge. Infor Retail—as a newly formed business unit—will operate with… Read more »
Erik Hageman, Director of Hook & Loop, recently sat down with Infor Senior Vice President & General Manager for Infor Retail, Corey Tollefson, to discuss how design and UX can help retailers deliver the experiences that users expect and that will foster long-term relationships with retail brands. Hook & Loop, Infor’s Manhattan-based internal creative agency,… Read more »
Infor global headquarters in New York City are located in the former home of Simpson Crawford, one of the first high-end department stores in North America. Simpson Crawford’s inventive approach to the shopping experience resulted in groundbreaking innovation, including the city’s first escalator, and the pioneering use of window display mannequins. Duncan Angove, President of… Read more »