Innovation Gene

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INNOVATION GENE: THE DRIVER OF INNOVATION

Innovation is a hot topic right now. Many organisations claim that they are already innovative, or that they’d like to be. Retail Reply​ has found that the reality is that innovation is either built into a company, or it’s something they struggle with.

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27.04.2016 / A1 Retail

Press Article

The future of Retail

How will retail evolve over 2016? Jason Stanard, Partner at Retail Reply​, speaks about the future of Retail. To engage customers, it’s critical for retailers to think first about the conversation​, not the channels. Customers expect to recognise them and their history regardless of the touchpoint used.

Omni-channel Commerce

Case Study

The Best of Both In-store and ecommerce Technologies

Portaltech Reply closely supported SPAR ICS in the implementation and customisation of the functionality of the new ecommerce platform, based on hybris technology. Today, a truly flexible layout allows Hervis customers to enjoy a unique shopping experience.

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04.04.2016 / Information Age

Press Article

A Retailer's guide to Cyber security

Retail is in the top five most frequently targeted industries when it comes to cyber-attacks. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply, examines top information security threats faced by the retail sector and the trends resulting from them.​

Retail Transformation

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CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND THE RETAIL STORE OF THE FUTURE

We’ve never lived in a more exciting era for shopping than we do right now. The combination of better experiences, personalised needs being met, and retailers disrupting the traditional retailer-consumer contract, means that retailers that embrace new ideas and business models with relish, rather than fear and intractability, will be best placed to succeed in the future​.

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Capability Transformation

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Get the most Value from your Digital Transformation

Retail Reply's Capability Transformation​ practice helps retailers realise ​value from their transformation efforts sooner with a focus on business-led and customer-centric planning & delivery.

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29.03.2016 / Digital Marketing Magazine

Press Article

Give your customers "MeCommerce" not eCommerce

Retailers should use​ business data to provide customers with relevant, contextualised digital experiences which truly deliver the potential and ethos of the brand. In this context, MeCommerce has a clear aspiration: to ensure that customers are pampered individually through bespoke and personal one-to-one relationships and experiences, making them both engage in a brand’s values, while feeling a unique part of the brand’s world.​

Multi-Country ecommerce

Case Study

Costco strengthens the ecommerce platform worldwide

Reply turned Costco’s international eCommerce expansion plans into reality. Reply handled the entire ecommerce offering for Costco, with Mexico becoming the first market to use and test the blueprint ecommerce platform developed in the UK.

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07.04.2016 - 08.04.2016 / Rome

Event

Dimensione Cliente 2016

Reply takes part in Dimensione Cliente, the ABI institutional event on Retail dedicated to the relationship between the Bank and the Retail Customer, now in its tenth edition. Reply holds the speech "Millenials and Banks: “disintermediation” risk or incentive to innovate the sector?".

Digital Transformation

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HOW WILL RETAILERS SUCCEED IN A DIGITAL WORLD?

The retail industry has been constantly reshaped over recent years. Driven by a changing social and economic landscape, retailers have been forced to adapt and innovate to survive. Retail Reply helps you to succeed as a digital retailer by providing customer-centric solutions which create real value.

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Online Grocery Service

Video Reference

A new eCommerce channel for Iceland Foods

Portaltech Reply provided Iceland Foods with a full end-to-end service, including software licensing, implementation, customisation and ongoing management of the platform.

"We went live in seven months, on time and on budget in what was proven to be one of the most successful implementations of ecommerce for grocery in the UK".

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07.03.2016 / Customer Experience Magazine

Press Article

Five Customer Experience Trends to Turn Into Reality

Customer experience seems to be the hot topic for business wishing to compete on more than just brand, product and price. Dominic Stinton, Partner at Open Reply​, describes his top five trend predictions for how customer experience delivery will evolve in the near future.

Oracle eCommerce Solution

Case Study

Euronics presents its new ecommerce portal by Reply

Euronics needs an efficient ecommerce platform integrated with the corporate and information functions. Through our experience and the contribution from our partner Oracle, Reply has developed an innovative solution providing quick, direct access to the ecommerce functionality while integrating seamlessly with third-party systems and external platforms.

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19.01.2016 / Digital Marketing Magazine

Press Article

How Total Data Can Overcome Retail Challenges

With the recent growth of Big Data, it is vital for retailers to consider their ‘total data’ and understand the touchpoints, not only the collection of data but also how and where intelligence needs to be delivered in order to solve critical business problems. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply​, discusses how recognising the feedback loops and creating a capability-based plan are the keys to maximising the benefits of Big Data.

Proximity Marketing

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Be relevant to your customers

How can a brand or a retailer be relevant to their customers? How can they differentiate themselves and provide the consumer a better buying experience, at the right time and in the right place? How can a Retailer increase the median basket size of its customer?

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Architecture Enablement

Video Reference

Reply helps John Lewis' IT move forward at pace

John Lewis relied on Reply to support them in identifying and implementing the new capabilities needed to support its growth strategy, following the newly defined roadmap and providing solution architecture support on the many subsequent IT projects.

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16.02.2016 / ecommerce

News & Communication

SAP Hybris awards Portaltech Reply “Global Service Delivery Partner of the Year” for its end-to-end service management

Portaltech Reply​, the Reply Group company specialising in providing eCommerce implementation and Multichannel consulting services, was recognised as Global Service Delivery Partner of the Year, by SAP Hybris​, a leading provider of omni-channel commerce software, during the​​ SAP Hybris Summit 2016​, held in Munich from 15th to 18th February 2016.​

Digital Transformation

Case Study

Möbel Inhofer accelerates Digital Transformation with Reply

Möbel Inhofer is the biggest store-based furniture retailer in Germany and runs a successful and award-winning online shop. With the relaunch of the webshop by Portaltech Reply, the company makes itself future-proof for the growing challenges of Digital Transformation that furniture retail currently faces.

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03.02.2016 / ecommerce

News & Communication

Portaltech Reply and SPAR ICS for Hervis: new Customer Engagement and Commerce platform

Portaltech Reply, the Reply Group company specialising in consulting services for multi-channel eCommerce strategies and solutions, has partnered with SPAR ICS, the group-wide assessed IT service centre of SPAR Austria Group, to provide to Hervis, a SPAR brand leader in sports apparel and equipment, a new ecommerce omni-channel platform.

Mobile Website

Case Study

Reply makes BASF mobile

More and more visitors access the internet website of BASF via smartphones. On the BASF’s new mobile website m.basf.com, smartphone users should be able to access relevant information everywhere on the go in the days to come. Reply developed a field and design concept for the bilingual mobile company website advised BASF during the technical implementation.

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Gamification

Case Study

Smurfs Bluville Village for Kinder Sorpresa

Reply's creative and strategic consultancy has inspired Bluville, a play experience set in the village of the much-loved Smurfs. The game takes up the story from the film "The Smurfs 2" and extends it into an original story for the little ones to enjoy.

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Retail

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hybris Commerce Accelerator

Portaltech Reply implements hybris B2C Commerce Accelerator enabling retailers to reach customers with the industry’s most modern multi-channel commerce solution.

IT service offering

Case Study

John Lewis Infrastructure Services achieves excellence with Reply

Glue Reply helps John Lewis Infrastructure Services understand the IT landscape and produce strategy and plans to improve the service performance of the organisation, ultimately supporting John Lewis and Waitrose’s innovation and business transformation projects.

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02.02.2016 - 03.02.2016 / Munich

Event

LOCA Conference 2016

Open Reply and Profondo Reply take part in the LOCA Conference on Location Technology and Service in Retail, Logistics, Aviation & Travel, taking place in Munich from 2nd to 3rd February 2016.

Brand Engagement

Case Study

It’s kick-off time, with Nivea Men and Bitmama

Nivea Men has relaunched its brand with an integrated digital campaign by Bitmama to maximise engagement through the new slogan “Every day begins with you”. Bitmama has used different social networks in an integrated approach to generate a potentially infinite ripple of engagement across the web.

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10.11.2015 - 12.11.2015 / Barcelona

Event

SAP TechEd 2015 Barcelona

Reply is present at the SAP TechEd in Barcelona from 10th to 12th November 2015. In a video interview, Filippo Rizzante, Reply CTO, explains, why Reply developed the Smart POS Category Management that offers leading-edge innovation to digitize retail, leveraging Google Glass at Work as a wearable augmented reality device to help sales people check the display of their products in the shelf when they visit a retail store.

17.11.2015 / Webcast

Event

Shelf Compliance & Smart Glasses for POS in Retail

4brands Reply holds, together ​with SAP, the webcast Shelf Compliance: Smart Glasses accelerate the Data Collection Process for POS Data in Retail on November 17th, 2015​. Reply is the winner of the SAP and Google Glass Challenge for its successful development of an enterprise wearable app using SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Google Glass.

06.10.2015 / Milan

Event

9th Consumer & Retail Summit

Square Reply attends the 9th Consumer & Retail Summit, a key annual event for the brand, distribution and consumer goods industries. The event takes place in Milan on 6th October 2015.

Award Winning Solution

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Smart glasses in use: efficient data acquisition for shelf surveys at the point of sale using data glasses

With Smart Glasses and the Android based App, sales representatives can detect the status quo easily and faster at POS: they have their hands free and the products will be shown in the right sequence. Now, they save time and benefit from the information gathered during the visit, which is more reliable than the current process. Furthermore, they can identify abnormalities on the shelf more easily.

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17.09.2015

News & Communication

Reply Named Winner of SAP and Google Glass Challenge for Enterprise

Reply today announced that it has been chosen as a winner of the SAP and Google Glass Challenge for its successful development of an enterprise wearable app using SAP HANA® Cloud Platform and Google Glass Explorer Edition technologies. Reply was selected from among more than 70 entries.

09.09.2015 - 10.09.2015 / London

Event

Future Retail Strategies Congress 2015

Glue Reply will take part in Future Retail Strategies Congress 2015, an event ​taking place in London at Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel. The event will be dedicated to explore the strategies crucial in building an exceptional retail brand.

29.09.2015 - 01.10.2015 / Bremen

Event

DSAG Annual Congress 2015

Reply participates in the DSAG Annual Congress, taking place from 29th September to 1st October at the Congress Centrum in Bremen. Following its motto “ERP/4 Customer: More than fast and easy?”, the Congress will focus on SAP’s new product family S/4 HANA, which comprises SAP’s 4th generation ERP innovations.