Retail Technology

Published by: www.retailtechnology.co.uk

Most retailers are making significant investments in their tech infrastructure but are struggling to test systems.

Recent research, commissioned by Original Software and conducted by retail consultants Martec, found that 71% per cent of retailers are making significant application investments over the coming year, but that 69% suffer from bugs.

ITProPortal

Published by: www.itproportal.com
Author: Darren Allan

As winter approaches, we’re expecting plenty of (or at least some) freezing weather, but as far as retailers are concerned, a “code freeze” is also on the cards.

As Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season come around, what happens is that retailers lock down their IT systems and keep them just as they are.

CIO Asia

Published by: www.cio-asia.com
Author: Antony Savvas

Almost three-quarters of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to research, signalling an end to tech investment slowdowns as a result of the recession.

Software performance firm Original Software commissioned research among 42 multiple retailers in the UK, with combined sales of £147 billion across 29,000 stores. The research found that 71 percent of companies were planning major software projects, with ERP implementations and upgrades the most common – with a third (33 percent) of retailers with projects in this area.

Computerworld

Published by: www.computerworlduk.com
Author: Antony Savvas

E-commerce systems are the most problematic when it comes to upgrading.

Almost three-quarters of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to research, signalling an end to tech investment slowdowns as a result of the recession.

CSO

Published by: www.cso.com.au

Research commissioned by Original Software shows major software projects in pipeline for 71% of UK retailers.

71% of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to new industry research commissioned by Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, bringing to an end the tech investment slowdown the retail industry saw between 2008 and 2013.

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In a global survey of IT professionals at 60 firms with SAP installations about their approach to upgrading ERP applications, more than 80 percent of respondents reported that supporting the needs of the business was the critical success factor in any project.

Forty percent of companies running SAP are reluctant to update the software regularly, according to new research by Original Software. Other data from the study suggest the most likely reason for this reluctance is concern the update process will introduce issues that disrupt business.

Manufacturing Logistics

Published by: www.logisticsit.com

Some 71% of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to new industry research commissioned by Original Software, the global software quality solutions vendor, bringing to an end the tech investment slowdown the retail industry saw between 2008 and 2013.

Retail Systems

Published by: www.retail-systems.com
Author: Scott Thompson

Seventy one per cent of large UK retailers have a major software project in the pipeline, according to new research commissioned by Original Software. This was conducted by Martec and quizzed 42 retailers, with combined sales of £147 billion, 29,000 stores and equating to 46 per cent of the market by turnover. It found that ERP implementations and upgrades are the most common (a third have projects in this area). Joint second came e-commerce and store systems replacements and upgrades with 26 per cent of retailers each. Supply chain projects came in third (24 per cent).

MC Press

Published by: www.mcpressonline.com
Author: John Ghrist

Bugs in software can be due as much to organizational problems as bad coding. Finding errors reliably often requires some help.

When you stop and consider how complex some of today’s software applications can be, it can seem like a minor miracle that they work as advertised. As we all know though, applications often don’t do what they’re supposed to do or don’t do it the right way. When that happens, software testing tools and methodologies can be an important remedy.

Oracle Scene

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Author: Colin Armitage

With the E-Business Suite upgrade deadline looming, many companies are either grappling with the challenges of making the transition or dealing with the aftermath of the process. The need to optimise processes and software is more pressing than ever but if business processes are not documented in glorious, gory detail organisations could not only find themselves floundering at the first upgrade hurdle but more importantly they could be leaving themselves open to significant risk.