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Case Study: Allocation Upgrade – Improving a Solution Investment
Retailers rely on JDA Allocation as their core solution to identify the ideal mix to deliver merchandise as efficiently as possible to ensure customer satisfaction across all channels. This case study explores the JDA Allocation upgrade process for a specialty retailer to provide new functionality and added training to maximize the JDA Allocation application.

Case Study: Creating an Omni-channel Shopping Experience at vineyard vines
To keep pace with rapid sales growth and the opening of new stores, vineyard vines needed to implement an IT platform throughout its portfolio of stores to replace a homegrown legacy system that lacked the functionality to foster new store growth.

Case Study: Accessing IDEAS Analytics Made Easy at Floor & Decor with Viewer for IDEAS
Business Intelligence plays a critical role in the business model for Floor & Decor. Access to analytics and performance data in an easy-to-use format management can connect to regardless of where they are located is critical. While implementing JDA MMS and other JDA solutions, RPEworked with Floor & Decor to leverage the IDEAS application using Silvon Software Viewer for IDEAS.

Case Study: RPE Works with VF Corp to Implement Common Solutions Across Multiple Brands
The North Face, Nautica, Vans and Kipling brands of VF Corp operated independently with similar allocation processes but on varying legacy systems. RPE with VF Corp implemented JDA Allocation as a common solutions across these lifestyle and accessory brands in conjunction with JDA Enterprise Planning.

Case Study: RPE Collaborates with Modell’s Sporting Goods to Implement Merchandising System and Point Solutions
The 143-store sporting goods company required an integrated merchandising and warehouse management system to drive inventory optimization and streamline processes. Working together, Modell’s and RPE successfully replaced the entire legacy environment utilizing the reliable technology platform of JDA Software’s MMS that could easily be integrated with other point solutions.

Case Study: RPE Helps The Forzani Group Complete Migration of Multiple Store Banners to a Single Integrated Platform
The Sport Mart, Sport Check, Coast Mountain Sports and Hockey Expert store banners for Canada’s largest sporting goods retailer operated independently enabled by different systems. Learn how the project team successfully accomplished the migration of multiple companies on varying legacy systems to a single merchandising environment.


Apparel Magazine Roadmap Report: How Unified Commerce Will Drive Omnichannel Maturity
Unified commerce is an approach to omnichannel retailing that leaves no room for disconnects.  With 45% of retailers unable to identify customers across shopping trips and 67% of retailers lacking customer analytics across channels, achieving unified commerce can be challenging. This roadmap report provides tips and steps to achieving retail unified commerce.

Apparel Magazine: Strengthening the Retail Core
Driving unified commerce is one of the biggest challenges for retailers as it impacts every operational system.  Retailers understand the need to fix the issues that are holding them back from unified commerce, but they have limited resources and are often reluctant to let go of legacy systems.  Learn how retail unified commerce platforms are helping to make the transition easier.

CIO Review: 20 Most Promising Retail Technology Solution Providers 2016
RPE is pleased to be among the top 20 companies recognized by CIO Review as leaders in retail technology. RPE’s Rob Henneke shares his perspective on today’s evolving retail technology solutions in the article “Unleashing the Power of Unified Commerce.”

Retail CIO Outlook: Top 10 Retail Merchandising Solution Providers in 2016
To assist retail CIOs in finding the right technology solution provider, Retail CIO Outlook presents the Top 10 Merchandising Solution Providers for retail. RPE is proud to be among the top 10.

Retail CIO Outlook: Streamlining Retail Services for Enhanced Merchandising
To keep up with the changing retail marketplace, today’s CIOs face complex, evolving and challenging issues. PCI/security, e-commerce, mobile, clienteling, PLM, BI and Merchandising must work together to create a seamless shopping experience. Hear from RPE’s Rob Henneke as he shares his perspective.

Apparel Magazine: Vendor Viewpoint on Evolving POS Systems
Sixty percent of retailers are planning to replace their POS system by 2017. RPE’s Rob Henneke shares his viewpoint on how POS systems have evolved and the opportunities POS offers retailers by providing enterprise-wide inventory visibility and complete customer information in real time.

Apparel Magazine: Designing & Wholesaling – The New Retail
It is getting harder to categorize fashion companies in a world where retailers are sourcing, vertical brands are moving into wholesale and retail, and virtually everyone is selling online. Learn how these shifts are driving new operational and technological requirements.

CPC Strategy Blog: 5 Challenges, Opportunities and Imperatives for Retailers in 2015
From IT infrastructure, product assortment and customer analytics to in-store operations and digital customer acquisitions, retailers are being challenged on processes and solutions to serve a changing market. Rob Henneke with RPE shares his perspective along with other industry leaders.