Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Oracle Retail Industry Forum: Mr Price Joins Speaker Programme

We are delighted that Andrew Kenny, Deputy Managing Director of Mr Price Group, has joined the speaker programme at ORIF Europe 2013. Mr Price Group is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa, operating in the apparel, homeware and sportswear space. The brand is synonymous with fashionable merchandise offering value to customers.

In his session, Andrew Kenny will introduce the strategic approach to selecting a new Merchandise Operations solution to support international and multi-channel growth for the Group. Andrew will also discuss why the company found that Oracle was the best fit for project 'MRP.World'.

ORIF is aimed at over 150 retail and e-commerce delegates and addresses the current challenges facing modern retailers across Europe. The theme of the event this year is Commerce Anywhere.

ORIF provides Oracle Retail and Oracle Commerce customers and prospects with the opportunity to connect with peers and Oracle solution experts in an informative networking environment.

Attend to learn more about how Oracle can support you in tackling modern challenges with more effective and integrated business processes and connected consumer interactions.

To find out more and register, please visit the ORIF Europe website.

Friday Aug 16, 2013

New Release of Oracle Retail Allocation Announced

Oracle Retail have announced the release of Oracle Retail Allocation 13.3, a solution that helps enable retailers to deliver the right product to each of a retailers’ locations using real-time inventory levels along with sales and planning information.

Oracle Retail Allocation 13.3 takes advantage of embedded business intelligence, analyzing input from multiple data sources to provide actionable insights to allocators. Retailers are able to determine need at the item/location level, using real-time inventory data, and allocate based on plan, forecast and sales information.

Benefits of the solution include:

  • Synchronization with merchandising orders, transfers, and inventory
  • A flexible, configurable dashboard and workflow
  • Driving of accuracy with integrated planning and size profile optimization
  • Enablement of multiple allocation methods including plans based on trend
  • Improvement of allocation accuracy

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Thursday Aug 08, 2013

IDC Retail Insights Reviews Oracle CrossTalk 2013: “Most Comprehensive Set of Products for Retailers”

Worldwide advisory services and market research firm IDC Retail Insights released a perspective report on Oracle Retail’s premier event CrossTalk, which this year took place from June 25th to 27th in Chicago. The annual event is invitation-only and targets top business and IT executives from leading cross-channel, specialty, grocery, hardline, department and discount stores from around the world. CrossTalk highlights success stories from leading retail customers, who share key strategies and best practices that have transformed the industry.

Clear vision

The IDC Retail Insights article discusses the clear presentation of Oracle Retail’s Commerce Anywhere vision delivered in CrossTalk’s keynote – which articulated how the retail portfolio, a mixture of borrowed (from the broader Oracle portfolio), bought, and built products – came together to deliver actionable insight, optimized operations, and connected interactions to a retail industry in the midst of a historic transformation to omnichannel customer experiences.

Most comprehensive set of products

“Oracle may have the most comprehensive set of products for retailers today”, writes Robert Parker, Group Vice President at IDC Retail Insights. “That breadth gives Oracle two value propositions: as a vendor of best-of-breed technologies (e.g., in narrow e-commerce, core merchandise, item planning, inventory optimization, replenishment, and allocation projects) and as a platform for major transformations by leveraging the whole product set, including back-office capabilities.”

R&D budget strength

Oracle Retail executives at the event stated that Oracle Retail enjoys a healthy amount of the Oracle R&D budget, more than the revenue of some of their best-of breed competition. “Oracle understands the importance of lowering integration costs but not at the risk of becoming a monolithic platform unable to compete on smaller-scope commerce or retail analytic projects,” writes Parker.

For access to the full document, click here.

Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Latin American Retail Conglomerate Falabella Improves Customer Experience with ATG Web Commerce

Chilean multinational retailer Falabella leverages Oracle’s ATG Web Commerce solution on its e-commerce sites in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colombia, as well as their Sodimac brand in Chile.

“There are very few e-commerce resources in Latin America,” says Julius Odian, Vice President of Development at Falabella. The company faced challenges with its previous platform, which he describes as “ancient”.

ATG Web Commerce enabled Falabella to expand into new markets, such as Peru and Colombia. Odian also stresses the importance of having Oracle as a partner in the region.


“ATG provides us with a modern e-commerce platform,” says Odian. The solution allowed Falabella to improve the customer experience for shoppers online – simplifying the checkout process and adding functionality such as the one-click checkout.

Falabella now has flexibility around promotions and the ability to scale with the growth of the company, Odian says. Additionally, the company has improved its communication around shipping, and for the first time is able to communicate precise shipping arrival times.


In the below video, Julius Odian describes the benefits ATG Web Commerce has brought to Falabella's e-commerce operations.

This video can also be viewed at the Oracle Media Network.


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Sarah Taylor, Senior Industry Director, Oracle Retail.

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