Accounting services

Avalara PPT

Avalara

Business Personal Property Tax (PPT) is the tax owed on tangible business assets, excluding real estate and other exempt items. A PPT return must be filed if you have personal property in a business or lease equipment to a business. Examples of assets include items like computers, the artwork on your office walls, and the appliances in your office kitchen. You are required to report and pay tax on them. Preparing personal property tax renditions, reports, budgets and accruals can be complex — and mistakes can be costly. Evaluating business assets, assessing values, and completing the proper forms can be time consuming. Avalara tax professionals are experts in the filing of business personal property tax and we’re proud to offer this service to our clients. We know the pitfalls and how difficult it is to stay compliant because we’ve filed returns with hundreds of assessors across the United States. +MORE

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Avalara MatrixMaster

Avalara

Tracking product taxability is complicated. Avalara MatrixMaster makes it easy. With a powerful database of over 10 million codes Avalara MatrixMaster is the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes (UPC) with specialized sales taxability data. Using UPC, commonly known as bar codes, Avalara MatrixMaster determines taxability information for millions of products in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the U.S. Avalara MatrixMaster works for any business that sells products identified with alpha or numeric codes, enabling businesses to process large volumes of products in any file layout for product taxability determinations. Avalara MatrixMaster addresses Point of Sale (POS) sales tax confusion by automatically incorporating sales and use tax compliance and tax law changes into product listings. It also accommodates full and partial exemptions and sales tax holidays. Avalara MatrixMaster gives you the tools you need for on-demand reporting, customer dispute resolution, and sales tax holiday and exemption tracking. +MORE

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Avalara TrustFile

Avalara

Avalara TrustFile generates signature ready state sales tax return forms for faster, more efficient sales tax filing. TrustFile provides detailed sales tax reports that let users see the sales tax they collected broken down by city and county and uses this information to generate completed sales tax return forms. Gone are the days of scouring the web looking up sales tax rates location by location. Timely, accurate information on sales tax collection requirements helps TrustFile users know exactly where, when and how much to file. Managing records is easy too. Completed filing forms and payment information is stored securely in the cloud. Sales transactions can be uploaded to TrustFile in CSV form or, for online sellers, can be imported directly from Amazon, PayPal, or Shopify accounts. That means no matter how you do business, TrustFile provides a single solution for managing sales tax return filing online. +MORE

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Avalara 1099

App Annie

Every year, new 1099 reporting requirements are added at the state and federal level. These changes and additional reporting responsibilities usually mean additional work for businesses. Avalara 1099 software provides Accounts Payable departments with a turnkey solution to 1099 reporting. Avalara 1099 is a web-based tool that helps ensure IRS compliance. This web-based service streamlines the collection, storage, and management process to save time and protect against unnecessary audit penalties. It’s a simple fact: most bad TIN information is added to a company’s data when vendor accounts are opened. With the Avalara 1099 tool, you can proactively discover invalid TIN/Name combinations, before filing, with the click of a button. +MORE

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Cloud Logistics

Settlement with carrier partners is automated via Match-pay or Auto-pay by calculating the actual freight costs and accessorials from the contract then comparing to the carrier’s electronic invoice. +MORE

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Bill Payment

Crane Payment Innovations

All our bill validators and bill recyclers are developed with superior validation technology that provide measurable benefits which include lower operational costs and superior after-sales service and support. +MORE

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Telecom Expense Management

Corporate IT Solutions

A single, clean invoice regardless of how many providers are included in a national network deployment is just one of the services that CIS delivers. Telecom Expense Management includes processing payments and queuing invoices creating a single, audited bill. In our experience, telecom providers have used incorrect billing as a profit center. Without a team dedicated to a robust audit process, it is very easy to overpay. +MORE

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Vendor Contract Management

Corporate IT Solutions

The CIS vendor contract management service includes changes to existing agreements or vetting and negotiating new agreements. +MORE

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CART Weekly Report 8/15/19

CART, Advancing Retail

AMAZON DELIVERY ROBOTS ARE OFFICIALLY ON THE STREETS OF CALIFORNIA | ZDNeT Gary’s Take: Amazon is taking robots to the street as it rolls out a test of last-mile delivery robots in Southern California. Amazon is joining other companies like Starship Technologies and Refraction AI in using automated robots to do home delivery of products. Amazon’s entry into this space will do nothing but speed the transformation of delivery. Supermarkets are an ideal launching point for robotic delivery as the stores are already in the neighborhood and near to shoppers. Watch for this space to begin moving fast. ALEXA, TIME FOR CLASS: HOW ONE UNIVERSITY PUT AN ECHO DOT IN EVERY DORM ROOM | CNET Gary’s Take: Amazon being Amazon is pushing hard in many directions simultaneously as shown by its aggressive deployment of Alexa in a fast growing number of sectors. Already well established in homes, Alexa is moving into cars, the workplace, apartment buildings, libraries, hospitals, and now university dorm rooms.  Amazon’s goal is to make Alexa ubiquitous - the idea being that you are surrounded by ‘Alexa’ throughout your day wherever you are and wherever you go. Voice is on its way to becoming the next primary user interface replacing keyboards. Are you ready? CASHIERLESS STORES MAKE INROADS IN U.S. | Wall Street Journal Gary’s Take: Amazon Go-like technology is beginning to spread fast as Amazon opens new Go stores, Sam’s Club and Giant Eagle test AI driven frictionless shopping and more retailers are entering the space. The technology is potentially game-changing, eliminating a major labor cost and creating a very new shopping experience. According to the article, an estimated 100 retailers around the globe are said to be testing or piloting the technology. AMAZON GETS SERIOUS ABOUT BEING YOUR PERSONAL STYLIST | FORBES Sterling’s Take: The key to Amazon is their relentless pursuit of change. This is probably a good move for Amazon, but it’s not an end game. I’m sure they’re going to continue to evaluate their progress into fashion and continue to iterate. One move isn’t likely to make a dramatic difference. However, continuous evaluations/adjustments over time do. WILL THE NEXT BIG THING SINCE STARBUCKS BE RUN BY ROBOTS | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: I don’t think there’s any question that robotics will play a more prominent role in coffee and foodservice in the future. But that doesn’t mean humans aren’t ever involved – it starts to free people up to focus on things that humans are just better at: customer interaction, developing the experiences around the robots, etc. The unrelenting march of technology will continue on. It’s up to us to make sure we’re using them to improve human experiences, not just replace them. WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY: THE RETAIL APOCALYPSE CONTINUES | Gary Hawkins RETAILERS: HOW DO YOU EVALUATE NEW INNOVATIVE SOLUTION PROVIDERS | Gary Hawkins SOLUTION PROVIDERS: WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU SOLVING? | Gary Hawkins HAPPENINGS: UPCOMING RETAIL TOMORROW INNOVATION DAYS/EVENTS WAKEFERN - August 21, 2019 IMPERIAL DISTRIBUTORS - September 5, 2019 CGA STRATEGIC CONFERENCE 2019 - September 29-October 1, 2019 RETAIL REVOLUTION AT PORTLAND STATE - October 24, 2019 THE DISINTERMEDIATION CHALLENGE In this new Retail Tomorrow podcast, recorded at GMDC’s annual GM conference in Denver, the focus was on the ways in which startups are working to disintermediate traditional retailers … how retailers can turn these innovations to their own advantage … why cultural resistance within companies can be the ultimate enemy of progress … and even brainstorm about a business model that could’ve made Toys R Us relevant again. You can listen to the Retail Tomorrow podcast here, or on iTunes or GooglePlay. The Retail Tomorrow podcast series is a production of GMDC, the Global Market Development Center. Featuring : • Patrick Fore, CEO and co-founder of Fleat. • Sterling Hawkins, co-founder of the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART). The host: Kevin Coupe, MorningNewsBeat’s “ContentGuy.” Pictured, left to right: Patrick Fore, Kevin Coupe, Sterling Hawkins E-COMMERCE IN THE AGE OF ‘i’ [Webinar Recap] Retail expert Gary Hawkins reveals how Amazon sellers must leverage new innovations and customer centricity to provide personalized shopping experiences. By Natalie Taylor August 7, 2019 GROCERYSHOP - September 15-18, 2019 at the Venetian in Las Vegas ​MINDING THE GAPS - CGA STRATEGIC CONFERENCE 2019 - Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, September 29-October 1, 2019 GMDC SELF-CARE SUMMIT - October 3 thru 7, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN X/SPECS 2019 - October 15 thru 17, 2019 at the Waldorf Astoria, Orlando  Store Design in the Age of “I” - Wednesday, 11:30am-12:15pm THE RETAIL REVOLUTION at PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR RETAIL LEADERSHIP - Portland, Oregon - October 24, 2019 12:30-5:00pm SPECS SHOW 2020 - The ForeFront of Physical Retail - March 15-17, 2020, Gaylord Texan, Dallas CART COMMUNITY. GET ON THE INSIDE. MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS.  Become part of the epicenter of retail innovation exclusive network. The place where retail decision makers and solution providers come together to advance retail into the future. ✔️Blogs ✔️Newsletter ✔️Webinars ✔️Accelerator ✔️Pitch Events ✔️Solution Spotlights  ✔️Innovation Programs ✔️Educational Content FOR RETAILERS>> Proven programs to advance your business FOR SOLUTIONS>> Your growth engine into retail VIEW ALL SOLUTIONS HERE CONTACT US TELL ME HOW TO GET MY SOLUTION ADDED TO CART Get the CART Weekly Report delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. Quote of the Week: Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. ~William Pollard +MORE

CART Weekly Report 5/2/19

CART, Advancing Retail

AMAZON’S PROFIT MORE THAN DOUBLES ON 17% RISE IN SALES | Wall Street Journal Gary’s Take: Some readers will remember in the 1980s when then President Reagan harnessed the powerful US economy to burgeoning military innovation, triggering an arms race that eventually bankrupted the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. This strategy became known as the Reagan Doctrine. Well today we have the Amazon Doctrine. Jeff Bezos has linked his company’s massive financial resources to tech innovation in a bid to completely disrupt many sectors of retail. Amazon’s just released record profits, linked with investing in speeding delivery to 1 day for Prime members, is the Amazon Doctrine in action. While other companies have tried to base strategy on tech what is different now is the point in time we are at: We are at the inflection point on the exponential growth curve of technology and Amazon is opening up a growing gap with competitors. Speeding up delivery is a ‘prime’ example. WILL SHOPPABLE ADS HELP WALMART’S VUDU COMPETE WITH AMAZON AND NETFLIX | Retail Wire Sterling’s Take: Free content will most always be a draw to some degree. And if the shoppable content is easy to use and meaningful to users, it will only add to it. Sounds like many brands have already bought in … but Walmart has some catching up to do with regards to original programming. Amazon and Netflix are so far ahead in creating really great (sometimes viral) content — it remains to be seen if Walmart can carve out a viable niche with “basic-cable” content. AI-POWERED, VOICE-CAPABLE CHATBOT HELPS SHOPPERS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN STORES | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: To me it’s a question of where they can add meaningful value, and I think BevMo! has found a use case here with SmartAisle. It’s something that (especially at this stage) isn’t appropriate for all retail verticals or chains, but I can definitely see them complementing more sales associates in the not too distant future. WHAT’S REALLY DRIVING DISRUPTION? (HINT: IT’S NOT TECHNOLOGY) | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: 100% — innovation + disruption has very little to do with technology and everything to do with our thinking (decoupling or otherwise). It’s why Steve Jobs could take an invention from Xerox 20 years prior and create the personal computer industry. Or why RC vehicles were my favorite as a kid, but today we call them drones and they’re doing everything from delivery to military duty. Technology is the enabler and sometimes the result — not the disruptor in and of themselves. The biggest thing missing amongst retailers and brands today is an innovation culture, a group of people that can cultivate new ideas and perspectives beyond the status quo — and execute on them. Labs, innovation groups, etc. can help, but they tend to be siloed. What we can do is bring that kind of “startup” thinking, self starting and exponential aims into the entire organization. Is it confronting? Maybe … Does it work? Definitely. KOHL’S GOES ALL IN ON AMAZON RETURNS | RetailWire Sterling’s Take: My mom used to have a saying for this — “it’s cheaper to milk a cow than buy one.” That is, if everything Amazon is looking for from Kohl’s comes at a low cost, why do they need to move forward with anything else? I’m sure Kohl’s is keeping their fingers crossed for a deeper relationship, but Amazon will only drive from the data, numbers and performance that makes sense. FEATURED BLOG OF THE WEEK:  PERSONALIZATION AND RELEVANCY CAN BE A GAME CHANGER FOR INDEPENDENTS by David Kiehle, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Smart.Market, Inc HAPPENINGS: COMMERCE IN THE CONSUMER AGE: HOW HUMANITY AND TECHNOLOGY COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A NEW VISION FOR RETAIL - Criteo Commerce Forum May 9, 2019  CREATING ROI IN THE FUTURE OF AR/VR IN RETAIL: HOW RETAILERS ARE USING VR/AR TO ACHIEVE GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE GOALS - May 14, 2019 Questions? Contact Retail and eCommerce Committee Event Co-Chair, Sterling Hawkins via email:sterling.hawkins@advancingretail.org DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP & THE SELFCARE REVOLUTION​, Boston Immersion Event  Apply to present at Retail Tomorrow Labs: Boston - Applications due June 15th, 2019 Full Agenda Get on the Inside - CART Community Become part of the epicenter of retail innovation exclusive network. The place where retail decision makers and solution providers come together to advance retail into the future. FOR RETAILERS>> Proven programs to advance your business FOR SOLUTIONS>>Your growth engine into retail VIEW ALL SOLUTIONS HERE CONTACT US TELL ME HOW TO GET MY SOLUTION ADDED TO CART Get the CART Weekly Report delivered to your inbox. Sign up here. +MORE

Blockchain In Banking and Finance

TokyoTechie

It all started in 2008 when Blockchain first caught the eye of major industry experts as one of the potential technologies of the future. It took the world by storm at every step of its success. It does not come as a surprise to find the potential of blockchain in the banking and finance sector, much like every other sector, making its impact. However, the question is how is Blockchain transforming the way banks function and what will be its affects on the industry. With the initial knowledge of Blockchain and its unique features, such as decentralization, transparency, and immutability, it became easier to dedicate trust to this extraordinary technology.  Today’s era holds witness to cases of a few major online frauds and money embezzlements. As banking and finance is the major area rooting for security right now, a blockchain revolution in the banking sector can actually be the best thing to happen!  At such a time, being backed up by a technology which is not only claiming to be completely secure but has also proved to offer a smooth working for everyone, is in itself a great achievement. Blockchain technology is turning around how one of the major industries of this world work. Most systems that use blockchain allow only authorized people to access the data. This implies that the data is completely safe, even online. Hacking into the data stored within a blockchain system is almost impossible. This is one of the main reasons why the finance and banking industry has continued to place its trust on the technology after initial testing.  ADVANTAGES OF THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION IN BANKING  In comes a great responsibility with a great amount of money! Can you even imagine handling such a large amounts of money and keeping track of where it is going, whom it belongs to, and where did it come from? In the world of 7 billion people keeping more than $5 trillion in various banks and with offline and online transactions such as ATM withdrawals, online transfers happening every second, the problem of security and big data was drowning the banking and finance industry in overwhelming stress. Blockchain technology comes in as a savior for problems faced by this sector for a number of centuries. One of the most important aspect of using the technology for handling world’s money is mirrored in its features. With transparency as well as immutability comes one of the most important requirements of a secure network. The decentralization of the banking and finance data allows real time transactions and real time updates without even a 1/100th second delay. A possibility such as this is not only a game changer for this sector but also one of the most potential solutions to a long standing problem of money embezzlement and errors in operations. The Blockchain revolution started with lots of risk takers in the midst of many positive, negative as well as confused opinions of financing experts. However, clearing the waters around it, the technology grew as a revolutionary solution to the question of security in the banking industry. Not just that, it managed to resolve many adversities the sector was facing, such as management of data, delayed international payments, execution of smart contracts for commercial transactions, etc. It can be said that the scope of the blockchain in banking and finance goes beyond the reduction of fraud. Various trading platforms, as well as insurance companies, are benefitting from the technology because of its immutability.  THE EMERGENCE OF CRYPTOCURRENCY Although it was with the success of Bitcoin that the word cryptocurrency starting falling on our lips, there were many cryptocurrencies that already existed. What lead to the success of Bitcoin became a serious question back in the day. Futurists see a lot of potential in cryptocurrencies, and today there are more than 1300 in the whole world. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple are some of the major names. Therefore, the question is how has the emergence of cryptocurrency affected the banking and finance sector and what was the role of blockchain in that? Many organizations are using cryptocurrencies for growing very fast. While most foreign transactions take three to five days, with cryptocurrency such as Ripple, the transactions can not only be fast but also cost effective, cutting on both the waiting time and transaction fees. So, what is the role of blockchain in all this? Most cryptocurrencies that exist today depend on the technology i.e. Blockchain. A single ledger that is maintained for every transaction happening any second around the world. Moreover, as it is completely safe and cannot be hacked, blockchain in banking and finance has proved to be one of the most effective tools. Absolutely trustworthy and safe, the fear of saving money in banks or investing in businesses have been reduced exponentially since the discovery of this technology. INVESTING IN BLOCKCHAIN FOR BANKING & FINANCE Tokyo Techie makes it possible for institutions taking a step forward to the world of Blockchain with complete assistance, technical backup, and its knowledge base. With a team of experts in Blockchain development, and being the top blockchain development agency, we pride in helping you improve your business processes, increase the efficiency of operations while reducing costs as well as risks. +MORE

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Accurate and Affordable B2B Mailing List

DQMpro

Choosing the best email database provider is a challenging task, don't worry! DQMpro guarantee that our b2b email lists are 100% quality and cross-checked using automated and manual systems by our data management team on a regular basis (each and every month information updated at least 6%).   +MORE

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Immigration Consultant

Radvision World Consultancy

VISA Services, Immigration Services, Immigration Consulting Services, VISA Consulting Services, VISA Consulting Services Australia, VISA Consulting Services Canada, VISA Consulting Services Hong Kong, VISA Consulting Services Germany, VISA Consulting Services UK, VISA Consulting Services USA, VISA consulting services Dubai, VISA consulting services Singapore, VISA consulting services Malaysia +MORE

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Mobile App Development - Octal IT Soltuion

Octal IT Solution

Octal IT Solution owns a professional team of mobile developers having 10+ years experience in industry with proven record of 10,000+ applications delivered. You can hire dedicated mobile application developers from our team at best price. We are committed to provide best solution with in definite time frame promising 24x7 supports. +MORE

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Data Driven Marketing

MAIL PROSPECTS LLC

Our Top Selling Mailing Lists are: ​ a) Technology Users Mailing List b) Healthcare Mailing List c) Industry Mailing List d) C Level Executives Mailing List e) International Mailing List +MORE

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Data Driven Solutions

Optin Contacts Inc.

If you are looking for developing highly productive outcomes and improve your business prospects, then B2B Email Database from Optin Contacts is all that you need. A customized Email list helps in connecting with users of your products and services. A B2B Users mailing list has all the qualities that marketers look for, in developing a productive relationship along with better outcomes. The Database from Optin Contacts is very reliable in terms of Generating Higher ROI. Optin Contacts has is a huge B2B Email Database and we have a dedicated team just for the verification of the Emails. We are trusted by hundreds of global business persons for effectively boosting sales numbers and business revenue. +MORE

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The Innovation Imperative: Register for the CART Retail Innovation Pitch Event

Center for Advancing Retail and Technology, CART

The supermarket industry is increasingly driven by innovation - one has to look no further than Amazon’s impact as a catalyst to the industry moving online, new services, and capabilities. Self-shopping, in-home and in-car delivery, voice-based commerce, and more are all areas of innovation that are transforming the industry. One of the major challenges traditional retailers of any size have is simply trying to be aware of what new innovation is coming into the industry. To put this in perspective: Walmart recently created a new subsidiary called Store No. 8 to focus on discovering and investing in new key technologies like AI and automation. The Store No. 8 team reviews around 750 new solutions each year. The CART team is currently reviewing an estimated 1,200 new solutions each year - about 100 per month. That’s the pace tech-fueled innovation is moving at and every day that goes on the innovation gap is growing larger. One way CART is helping traditional retailers learn about powerful new capabilities is through the twice a year Pitch Event. This year we’re doing something new, opening up the pitch event as a live webcast to members of the industry to participate. Held this year in partnership with Winsight Grocery Business and sponsored by dunnhumby, the CART Retail Innovation Pitch Event will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 2pm Eastern.  CART has sorted through the hundreds of applicants to the pitch event to focus in on a handful of compelling and powerful new capabilities for retailers. This is a great way for all members of the industry - retailers, wholesalers, and brand manufacturers - to learn about new capabilities coming into the industry and have an opportunity to hear directly from these innovators as they pitch their solutions. Supermarket retailers now find themselves on a new playing field, competing with some of the world’s leading technology companies and having to respond to fast consumer adoption of new technologies. The CART Retail Innovation Pitch Webcast is the way to efficiently gain insight to what’s coming. We look forward to having you join us for this special industry event! +MORE

Data Driven Marketing

Blue Mail Media

Blue Mail Media provides customized B2B email and mailing lists configured as per industry, geographic regions, demographics, size of the prospective market and so on. With a motive to support your sales and marketing teams in the lead generation process, Blue Mail Media maintains a rich directory of decision makers across all industries and provides marketers with complete access to information to reach out to their prospects via emails, physical mails or telephone. +MORE

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Store Harmony

DABAROBJECTS SOLUTIONS

Store harmony provides inventory management and point of sale solutions for stores  in various categories to help them easily integrate their products with electronic commerce platforms, mobile payment providers and simpify accountability.   +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

2016 is the year that retail hit an inflection point, technology fueled innovation exploding across the industry, transforming and disrupting every step of the supply chain. And for those executives who are shell-shocked at the pace of change, it is only going to increase. There are no time-outs. Faster and cheaper computer processing is powering growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These capabilities in turn feeding on massive big data, and powerful new capabilities delivered to even the smallest merchants via the cloud. Technology is becoming democratized, sophisticated solutions no longer the sole province of the largest companies. Indeed, we are entering a period where smaller companies can leverage their ability to move fast, unencumbered by large organizations and legacy infrastructure. Technology is fundamental to retail success and piloting new innovations is fast becoming a required discipline for retailers, wholesalers, and brand manufacturers. Industry innovation is now being driven by consumer adoption of new technologies, an uncomfortable place for many retail executives as they grapple with power shifting to the end consumer/ +MORE

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Online Invoicing

PaidYET

PaidYET invoices are the are the easiest and fastest way to get paid. Our invoices improve business processes by allowing for same day payments and substituting online invoices for traditional and mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems. The PaidYET system is compatible with any merchant account and offers two types of invoices: simple and detailed. In addition, the system allows anything to be turned into an online invoice by simply uploading a picture and adding a "Pay Now" button. Both simple and detailed invoices can be sent via email and text, are fully compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, and allow customers to make a payment in one click. Other features include full reporting for past, pending, and future payments, payment plans, discounts, card on file, auto payments, and an e-Wallet for consumers.  +MORE

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JigoCloud

JigoCloud

JigoCloud is a cloud based inventory management system with integrated web based POS and eCommerce provider.  It aims to fuse your brick-and-mortar business with your online store, using a single retail solution.   Managing stock shouldn’t be complicated. With JigoCloud, it’s easy to know exactly what you have in stock at all times, transfer inventory and place orders with your vendors.  +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: Q3 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

The future is coming into focus as the economics and operational benefits of emerging technology become more clear. What is also clear is just how fast technology-fueled innovation is moving and the grand visions that Amazon, Google, and others have for marketplace transformation. As the digital and physical worlds of retail meld, industry executives in even staid sectors like supermarket retailing increasingly realize that they ignore innovation at their own peril. The Q3 2016 emerging technologies, drones and 3D printing, offer no better example of the industry transformation we are on the cusp of. Retail industry executives must keep in mind that we have entered a time of exponential technology growth and innovation may appear to move slowly but then quickly hit a tipping point and explode across the market. Consider that Amazon has been in business twenty years but has tripled in size in just the past five years. Or Uber quickly becoming a multi-billion dollar company in less than five years.  +MORE

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EMERGE App

Higher Identity Technology Pte Ltd

EMERGE App is a cloud-based system for merchants who sell online or offline through eCommerce, wholesale, or distribution, covering order management, inventory management, and basic accounting. Users can collaborate through the ‘Tasks & Notes’ function which is built into every module in EMERGE App. EMERGE App allows users to manage their customers, with an overview of all customer payment statuses, the ability to set financial controls for individual customers, and insight into previous customer interactions including quotations and sales orders. Inventory can be tracked, adjusted, and transferred between warehouses or sections, inventory valuations monitored, movements tracked, and both physical and actual inventory automatically updated. All product information is accessible in a single location in EMERGE App, with users able to create product catalogs, set selling price ranges, create tiered pricing, group products by their categories or brands, use multiple units of measurement, view previous purchase prices, and more. Quotations can be generated for customers, with items and prices, discounts, taxes, and customer information, and can be converted into sales orders once confirmed. Sales orders and quotations can be created as PDFs and emailed to customers on-the-go. EMERGE App’s accounting features include accounts receivable with credit and debit note creation, customer account statement generation, and payment tracking, account payable with supplier invoice generation, partial and consolidated payments, and automatic updates, reporting in multiple currencies, invoice creation, and more. +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: Q1 2016 Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

With more than 45,000 users, the CART platform provides powerful insight to what technologies and innovation the industry is focused on. “eCommerce remains the top priority but we’re seeing retailers taking a collective breath to understand implications and integrations to other systems before jumping in,” said Gary Hawkins, CEO of CART, “what’s new is the fast growing interest we’re seeing in virtual and augmented reality and IoT.” The Q1 2016 report also speaks to the growing innovation-implementation gap as the industry is increasingly challenged to keep up with and implement new innovative capabilities. +MORE

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Retail Innovation Report: 2015 FMCG Trends, Insights & Analysis

CART

The eCommerce buzz is becoming reality as FMCG retailers push online shopping solutions to the top of the CART Composite Index with a score of 4.31, reaching 215% above the average. FMCG retailers are also focused on in-store marketing, inventory management and self-checkout amongst several other major trends.  The CART Composite Index measures search activity and solution engagement from more than 30,000 users representing retailers in every state in the U.S. +MORE

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