Retail - Delivering the Future Today

Driving customers to your brand by offering a complete shopping experience By Michael Griffiths, global product industry director, Retail & Distribution, Microsoft Business Solutions Today’s retail landscape offers unprecedented opportunity even as it presents new challenges. Economic pressures, increasing choice in products and shopping formats, and unparalleled access to information are fueling today’s empowered shoppers,…

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Guest Column: Building Loyalty in a Digital Age

by Michael Griffiths, global product director of retail, Microsoft Business Solutions This article appeared in Integrated Solutions for Retailers It wasn’t that long ago that building loyalty for the typical brick-and-mortar retailer was fairly straightforward. Businesses could rely on in-store relationships and customer service to keep shoppers coming back. But the new reality of Web…

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Guest comment: What’s in-store for retail?

This article appeared in Internet Retailing Magazine Although online may have grabbed the headlines in recent years, the bricks and mortar store still has a vital role to play in the retail landscape. Because while today’s savvy consumers may research products online or chat with their social networking friends about what’s hot and what’s not,…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Paves the Way for Marshalls’ Success

The UK’s leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products, Marshalls was established over 130 years ago and supplies the construction, home improvement and landscape markets, specialising in a wide range of products, design services and technical expertise. The Marshalls Group operates a diverse portfolio of business interests from managing its…

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Team Lotus ready to hit the track, thanks to Microsoft Dynamics AX

Team Lotus, the Formula One team that brought the highly regarded Lotus name back into Grand Prix racing last year, has recently implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.  Team Lotus was introduced to Dynamics AX through Microsoft Gold partner eBECS, which is highly experienced in the automotive sector. eBECS enabled the…

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Microsoft to Host Virtual Launch for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Businesses today are often taxed with the challenge of attaining increasing levels of success in an ever-changing business environment. This Thursday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. P.T., Microsoft is hosting a Virtual Launch Event for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to help businesses meet their challenges, simplify operations and thrive…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 delivers a simple, yet powerful, solution for manufacturers

In today’s ever-changing world of business and digital development, it is imperative to embrace technologies that allow the most effective and efficient results. As manufacturing businesses adjust to industry shifts, companies are also simultaneously faced with traditional challenges, including cost-efficiencies and product quality. Companies must now consider solutions across the board. Thanks to recent advancements…

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Switzerland Sports Retailer Saves Time, Improves Efficiencies with New Microsoft Dynamics ERP Resources

New resources were announced this month to help our Microsoft Dynamics customers improve productivity and save time and money. These new offerings include an out-of-the-box connector between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics AX and a Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers moving from an Oracle database to Microsoft SQL Server. As a result…

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Dynamics CRM Enables Increased Transparency For Private Equity Firms

This guest post is written by Microsoft Partner Customer Effective.  Notwithstanding the financial crisis, Private Equity is still a heavily favored asset class of institutional investors, such as sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and endowment funds, and individual accredited investors based on its expected low correlation to other asset classes and its expected attractive returns….

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Has Arrived

Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the worldwide availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, as well as the February 28th availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for on-premises and partner-hosted deployments. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, businesses can use the same powerful Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 software, but as a cloud service, with access anywhere…

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