Solution Spotlight

The Retail TouchPoints Solution Spotlight features new products or services relevant to the retail industry. If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.

Unata Unveils Update To eCircular Platform

Unata has unveiled the latest version of its online circular distribution platform, eCircular 2.0. The platform is designed to maintain all of the branding and character of a retailer’s print circular advertisement through adjustable tile sizes and custom imagery. All offer types are interactive so that shoppers can see exactly how much they will save as they build their shopping lists from the weekly ad. Types of content that are typically offered in the print circular that are now offered in eCircular 2.0 include complex promotions, product collections and sponsored placements.

Unbxd Updates E-Commerce Site Search Platform

Product discovery solution Unbxd has launched an update to its Site Search platform, which uses machine learning to assist shoppers as they find products on e-Commerce sites. The Unbxd solution is designed to provide shoppers with a differentiated search experience on mobile, optimizing for multiple factors including diversity and freshness of search results, intelligent visual type-ahead and dynamic mobile filters.

1010data Unveils Latest Enhancements To Consumer Insights Platform

1010data has released Consumer Insights Platform (CIP) 3.0, a collaboration solution designed to enable retailers and their suppliers to gain insight into the performance of key categories and products with SKU-level precision. CIP 3.0 includes numerous enhancements that build on previous iterations of the platform, such as:

Zaelab Releases Magento-To-SAP Hybris Conversion Kit

Zaelab has released a Magento-to-SAP Hybris conversion kit designed specifically for B2C and B2B companies that have outgrown their Magento platform and want to take advantage of the features, functionality, and scalability of SAP Hybris. The conversion kit is a pre-built migration framework that quickly converts business data from the Magento platform to the SAP Hybris platform. Catalogs, products, inventory, categories, customers, orders and other critical data can be migrated swiftly to SAP Hybris.

Catalina Unveils Marketing Investment Planner To Identify Profitable Campaigns

Catalina has launched its Catalina Investment Planner, a planning application designed to enable retailers and CPG brands to build campaigns based on real-time metrics and predicted sales results from various scenarios. The Investment Planner aims to take the guesswork out of campaign design and planning, so brands can focus on growth initiatives with more certainty.

APT Releases Shopper Targeting Module: Test & Learn For Customers

APT has released its Test & Learn for Customers with Enhanced Loyalty, cloud-based software designed to provide organizations with a 360-degree view of customer spending behavior. Test & Learn for Customers can assist targeting decisions across marketing, promotional and operational programs.

Salesfloor Releases Storefront To Localize E-Commerce Shopping For Big Box Brands

Salesfloor, a technology platform designed to enable consumers to shop online with their local store associates, has unveiled its Storefront for Stores platform aimed at big box retailers. With Salesfloor Storefront, big box retailers can create local versions of their e-Commerce web site for each store location. Retailers in categories such as pharmacy, sporting goods, cosmetics, home hardware and consumer electronic stores have used Storefront to personalize the shopping experience for their local customers.

Density Unveils Depth-Sensor To Monitor Foot Traffic

Density has released a people-counting sensor designed to track foot traffic and eliminate lines, so retailers, hospitals and office spaces can optimize the usage of their physical locations. The sensors use computer vision, depth-sensing technology and an onboard processor to determine the speed, direction, and movement of a person through an entryway. They are designed to handle complex human behavior including group collisions, bi-directional movement, lines and lingering, and track each person anonymously.

Sling Unveils Shift Scheduling Tool For Businesses

Sling, a shift scheduling tool for non-desk employees, is designed to allow managers to organize all aspects of their work on a single platform instead of having to communicate and coordinate work with employees via email, Excel or social media group. The platform is built around four features: Shifts enables retailers to set up shift schedules, manage time off, shift trade requests and handle unexpected changes without stress; Messages enables retailers to send messages and chat with employees, or share photos, videos, and links with coworkers — either individually or in groups; Tasks enables retailers to create and assign tasks and get notified when they are completed. For example, managers can remind employees about upcoming deadlines; and Newsfeed enables brands to post and distribute information and news to their company’s feed for all employees to see. In its first year, Sling achieved $2.5 million in revenue, building upon the momentum of its initial $500,000 pre-seed funding. The company will utilize the funds secured to increase support efforts and greater repositories of value-added content on the platform. Within the time frame, the company added 1,500 new clients to its roster.

Splitit Releases Platform For Interest-Free Monthly Installment Payments

Splitit has released a payment tool that allows online and in-store retailers to leverage unused credit lines, by offering their customers the ability to pay in interest-free monthly installments on their existing Visa and MasterCard credit cards, with no credit check process required. The service works as an intermediate layer between the merchant’s platform and its existing payment gateway; installment transactions are sent to Splitit, which will then relay the transaction to the existing gateway.

TouchCommerce TouchAssist Virtual Assistant Leverages Natural Language Technology

TouchCommerce has launched TouchAssist, a customer engagement solution designed to enable brands to offer intelligent automated conversations via a “smart” virtual assistant. TouchAssist leverages Natural Language Understanding (NLU) technology from Nuance Communications, which acquired TouchCommerce for $215 million in July 2016. Using TouchAssist, brands and consumers can have conversational, text-based interactions through a blend of automated and live assistance tools, intertwined within a single web or mobile web interface. With the new offering, consumers can escalate from virtual assistant to live agent while maintaining the context of the conversation.

Ugam Extends Brand Intelligence To Help Retailers Optimize Channel Relationships

Ugam has extended its Brand Intelligence platform, a solution designed to assist brands in optimizing their profitability, reputation and channel relationships by providing them with data and insights critical for monitoring their products’ online channel prices, presentation and promotions. The extension builds upon the offering with a suite of new capabilities that retailers can leverage to make intelligent business decisions, including:

Scandit Rolls Out Mobile Data Capture Platform To Simplify App Management

Scandit has launched Scandit Flow, a mobile data capture development platform designed to support a wide variety of barcode-scanning-intensive workflows across the supply chain, including Proof of Delivery, Inventory Management and Asset Management. Flow uses Scandit’s barcode scanning technology, which provides high performance, speed and accuracy in a variety of adverse scanning conditions (e.g. damaged labels, blurry barcodes, glare or low light).

NanoLumens Launches AWARE Integrated Media Display Platform

NanoLumens, a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor LED visualization solutions, has introduced the intelligent display platform NanoLumens AWARE. AWARE is a SaaS-enabled hardware platform designed to seamlessly combine diagnostics and support functions with the ability to choose a variety of third-party apps, services and content sources independent from a single portal.
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If you would like us to consider featuring your product or service on the Retail TouchPoints web site and in the weekly email newsletter, please submit your solution here: Solution Spotlight Submission Form.