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Microsoft Dynamics for Operations is an industry-leading ERP platform that offers reliability, security, a rich feature set, and excellent performance to keep your business operations running smoothly.

However, it isn’t designed to handle the unique requirements of operating and managing an online store.

On the other hand, while popular platforms like Magento, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, and Oracle ATG are specially designed to handle the demands of electronic commerce, they aren’t the right tools for enterprise resource planning.

In order to take full advantage of the unique strengths of both types of business technology, it is essential to unify their information.

Instead of relying on slow and error-prone manual processes to keep both platforms in-sync, leading retail brands around the world rely on CommerceLink by Visionet, an intelligent integration solution that automatically synchronizes your e-commerce and ERP data in near-real time.

Centralizing your entire multi-brand organization’s data on customers, products, transactions, and financials opens up new possibilities for analyzing customer preferences, forecasting product demand, supply chain optimization, and improving customer satisfaction.

With access to a single view of your entire operation, it becomes easier for decision makers to discover actionable insights and understand market trends.

Connecting each of your online stores and other sales channels to Microsoft Dynamics also enables true omni-channel order fulfilment.

A single view your entire inventory helps you centrally manage merchandizing, make better replenishment decisions, and avoid delays that negatively impact customer satisfaction.

Customers can have purchases delivered to their homes or to nearby retail locations for pickup, whether they are paid for online or in-store.

Maintaining a single product inventory across sales channels also means that no matter where products are purchased, customers are free to return them at the store of their choice.

CommerceLink helps retail businesses achieve all of these advantages without requiring expensive replacement or reconfiguration of their existing hardware or software.

By capitalizing on your existing ERP and e-commerce investments, CommerceLink allows you to implement unified commerce and omni-channel fulfilment capabilities quickly and securely, with both best-in-class technologies working together to provide maximum ROI.

Please contact Visionet Systems today to learn more about how CommerceLink can help you keep your information systems synchronized and unlock the full value of your e-commerce and ERP data.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about the complete omni-channel integration solution for Ecommerce and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations.

Source: https://www.visionetsystems.com/blog/complete-omni-channel-integration-solution-ecommerce-and-microsoft-dynamics-365-operations

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Increasingly, fashion retail organizations are challenged to stay trend focused, relevant, competitive, and most significantly, profitable in this very dynamic socioeconomic climate. Traditionally, before the latest technological advancements, the typical 12-18-month fashion apparel merchandising strategy season planning worked rather successfully. More predictable trend shifts such as color, silhouettes, fabric and weather shifts were typically accounted for in most merchandising planning and assortment systems. Essentially, the fashion houses and retail companies had the absolute advantage in setting trends and driving where the market was going. However, with the continuous evolution of the retail industry, along with the increase of socially empowered and mobile-connected customers, there are significantly more factors that the retail merchant must take into consideration to build, develop, drive and maintain brand loyalty & satisfaction.

The Age of Predictive Analytics – Knowing Your Customer

We have effectively entered into an age of advanced predictive analytics, where the retail executive is challenged to have a continuous and real-time 360-degree perspective of their consumers, across all possible physical and digital shopping channels, along with social influences. Additionally, the onset of the “Fast Fashion” revolution, has caused a significant disruption for more traditional fashion retail companies. They have redoubled their efforts to stay ahead of the changing fashion trends, driven primarily from social media outlets, crowdsourcing, as well as the need to increase the overall speed to market. More traditional fashion retailers such as Ralph Lauren, Macys and others are turning to advanced predictive business analytics to compete and thrive in the fast fashion environment, driven by Zara, H&M, Uniqlo and others. By effectively centralizing all of your consumer insights data, and translating these into visual and predictive tools that can drive merchandising solutions, you will have the ammunition at hand, to be far more proactive, vs. reactive to the changing industry trends.

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360 Degree View of Today’s Customer

Emerging Predictive Analytics Trends – 2016 and beyond

The following advanced predictive analytics trends have recently emerged, and will continue to evolve in 2016 and beyond as the demands for increased consumer insights grow for fashion retailers, to drive optimal assortments and tightened inventory management processes:

  1. What the age of Data Democratization really means?
    • With knowledge comes great power: Retail organizations are discovering there is an increasing number business users who need to explore advanced predictive retail analytics
    • With great power also comes great responsibility: Democratization of data requires a multi-tiered approach, to balance both data accessible and governance
  2. Moving to the Cloud = Empowering Advanced Retail Predictive Analytics
    • Expandable Cloud Means Increased Scalability: Leveraging the cloud provides scalability, and once these data points are there, cloud analytics enables fashion apparel retail companies to be extremely agile
    • Significant economic savings: With the costs of leveraging the cloud continuing to drop, this has stimulated the data cloud boom, as well as stimulated cloud-based data storage innovations for fashion apparel retail companies
  3. Everything is Mobile
    • Mobile First Experience: Business intelligence products with a fluid, agile and scalable mobile-first experience have emerged is no longer simply an interface to legacy business intelligence solutions
    • Single Version of the Truth: Since everyone is leveraging the same consolidated data, this will drive more efficient, accurate and timely decisions
  4. Our Brains Are Wired for Sight – Visual Analytics are on the Rise
    • Data & Technology are an integral Part of the Conversation: Fashion retail executives are leveraging their data to explore questions, solve complex problems via insights, and requiring critical thought long-term strategies supported by data
    • Visual analytics Will be the Unifying Language: Which empowers retail executives to reach consumer insights rapidly, enable meaningful cross-functional collaboration, and build a culture of “data” within the retail organization
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Bringing it all together… The Rise of Self-Service Predictive Analytics

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With the rapid pace and seemingly daily trend shifts in retail, It is evident that the continuous improvements, innovations, the rise predictive analytics, and most importantly, a self-service mobile first business intelligence strategies are not just emerging, rather, they are elevating fashion retailer executive’s decision-making capabilities to the next level. There are fascinating predictive analytics innovations, which enable far more confident decision making, to not an only forecast but to monitor analyze the near real-time data. By focusing more organizationally, advanced predictive solutions filter the data into personalized self-service dashboards, and visuals, resulting in faster decision making. As your fashion retail business grows into other categories, shopping channels, geographical regions, and potentially through acquisition, your cloud-based predictive analytics suite has to be, extensible, scalable, and flexible to meet these needs.

The ability to track and meet the ever changing needs of your evolving consumer is truly the holy grail for fashion retail companies. To stay on top of this innovation curve, and not only ride but control the fashion trend waves always has been a challenge for fashion retail executives. Fear not, there are enterprise business solutions out there which will meet and exceed your needs, and enable you to carry it with you wherever you go. In conclusion, there are no segregations between technology, data, and your fashion retail business. They are now synonymous, and those analytically cultured retail organizations will thrive in this ever complex, and evolving fashion marketplace.

Author
Brandon Rael
Vice President, Retail Professional Services
Visionet Systems, Inc.

Source: https://www.visionetsystems.com/blog/powering-fashion-retail-consumer-insights-advanced-retail-predictive-analytics/

Cranbury, NJ – March 25, 2016 – Visionet Systems, long known for its deep industry experience in retail and CPG appoints Brandon Rael as the Vice President of Retail. Brandon is responsible for retail strategy, direction and “go to market for Visionet’s customers. Brandon’s deep subject matter expertise and business focus allows Visionet to transform its clients’ retail businesses.

“Brandon is an accomplished retail strategy and operations executive, trusted advisor, and partner with deep experience as an industry recognized thought leader. He has led successful cross functional business transformations across multiple retail formats among the Fortune 500 retailers, including fashion apparel, luxury, specialty, department store, and e-Commerce.” said George Bacon, COO, Visionet; “Brandon’s impressive track record of leading and delivering complex transformational initiatives across the full spectrum of technology will be beneficial for Visionet to help retail clients achieve their desired operational efficiencies and sustainable profitability improvements.” he added.

“With extensive Retail and Unified Commerce focus and specialization, Visionet is well positioned to solve the complex unified commerce challenges in the areas of Merchandising, Assortment Planning, Customer Experience, Space Planning, Inventory Management, Supply Chain, e-Commerce, and Store Operations.” said Brandon Rael, VP of Retail, he added “Visionet enables technology for retailers to be able to create a competitive advantage for today’s retail.”

Visionet is very passionate about serving retailers, driving retail thought leadership, developing global teams, defining best practices and innovations to support the needs of a dynamic and insight driven retail industry. Its technology innovations such as EdgeAX, a Fashion ERP – an end-to-end industry solution for the Apparel, Footwear and Accessories vertical is a game changer for fashion retail.

About Visionet

Cranbury, NJ based – Visionet Systems, Inc. is a full-service technology consulting and business process outsourcing company. Visionet delivers software solutions, services, and technology-led BPO products, which are built on the best-of-breed philosophy to help our customers increase business agility, drive down their costs, and reduce risks. Over the years, Visionet has engineered high performing and cost-effective solutions for its customers across diverse industries including, banking, retail, insurance, distribution and manufacturing, while building deep competencies in the mortgage Industry. We are focused on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit us online at www.visionetsystems.com.

Join AXUG’s Premier Partner Visionet, as it hosts an AXUG Partner Showcase (PS) webinar highlighting its solution for building BI architecture for Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Cranbury, NJ – May 13, 2014 – Visionet Systems, Inc. a Premier Partner Member of the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) is arranging an informative webinar entitled Building State of the Art BI Architecture for Microsoft Dynamics AX, which is planned to take place on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 02:00 PM EST.

This webinar will elaborate on how retail organizations of all sizes can leverage the top BI features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to ensure maximum and immediate ROI and transform their business into a high-performance workplace.

The scope of BI is increasingly becoming critical to business processes, following which organizations have raised the standard of high performance. To keep pace, they need to ensure that their BI capabilities complement the requirements of the emerging world. This webinar will enable you to explore how you may configure and customize a Retail BI solution for the purpose of rapid deployment amid evolving situations.

Attendees will get a chance to get first-hand information from the industry experts who have partnered with several retail customers to increase business agility with their battle-tested methodology and wealth of experience for the past several years. Visionet experts will also share their knowledge on how cloud computing is emerging to fit into BI strategies.

This is an AXUG open event and all members are invited to register.

Register now to learn how other companies have used innovative strategies, combined with these powerful, easy-to-implement business solutions, to gain a competitive advantage, improve financial performance, and solve everyday business challenge.

Register Here

About Visionet Systems, Inc.

Cranbury, NJ based – Visionet Systems, Inc. is a full-service technology consulting and business process outsourcing company. Visionet delivers software solutions, services, and technology-led BPO products, which are built on the best-of-breed philosophy to help our customers increase business agility, drive down their costs, and reduce risks. Over the years, Visionet has engineered high performing and cost-effective solutions for its customers across diverse industries including, banking, retail, insurance, distribution and manufacturing, while building deep competencies in the IT Industry. We are focused on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit us online at www.visionetsystems.com.

Team A Ventures achieves integration of their financials, supply chain, retail headquarter and store operations with the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and EdgeAX solution to leverage from a total vertical solution for apparel and retail.

Cranbury, NJ – April 17th, 2014 – EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and its solution for apparel centric vertical in order to cater to the business needs of Team A Ventures (TAV), a company representing a leading international high street brands in Asia.

The implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP at Crocs and Timberland – two of the brands that TAV represents, streamlined their retail operations and resulted in automation in all key operations. Integration of financials, supply chain, retail headquarters, and store operations increased collaboration and operational efficiency at TAV’s headquarters and at their stores. This also included an enterprise portal, point of sales, and a handheld application (SYSCAN) for TAV’s staff in their warehouse and stores. This entire project was completed within eight months timeframe.

In addition, the rapid deployment of EdgeAX solution built on Dynamics AX enabled TAV to leverage on workflows and functionality of EdgeAX, which is based on industry’s best practices, and it resulted in seamless sharing of information between ERP, SCM and Retail BI systems to accelerate the time to market, to make accurate forecasts and well-informed decisions.

Jawad Khan, EVP Professional Services, Visionet, said: “The successful implementation of Dynamics AX within eight months is a testimony to our project execution capabilities”. He added, “EdgeAX solution is designed to work with Microsoft Dynamics AX from the ground up, and extends its capabilities to benefit from the industry’s best practices to improve efficiency and achieve greater margins.”

About Visionet Systems, Inc.

Cranbury, NJ based Visionet Systems, Inc. helps the Apparel and CPG industry with solutions to improve profitability through replacing inefficient business processes and technologies. EdgeAX division offers Microsoft Dynamics AX centric services and solutions focused on apparel manufacturers, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), wholesalers and retailers. For information, visit www.edgeax.com; email us at sales@edgeax.com or call 609-462-0700.

Visionet partners with the prestigious Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) as a Premier Partner member. This partnership demonstrates Visionet’s commitment to the Microsoft Dynamics AX community and provides the organization with new ways to share its expertise.

Cranbury, NJ – April 17, 2014 – Visionet Systems, Inc. announced its partnership with the prestigious Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) as a Premier Partner member.

AXUG is an independent group of Microsoft Dynamics AX software users, partners, industry experts and representatives of Microsoft Corporation. It is recognized by Microsoft as the official user group for its Dynamics AX business software. Visionet’s participation in AXUG demonstrates its commitment to the Microsoft Dynamics AX community and provides the organization with new ways to share its expertise.

“We are glad to be partnering with AXUG,” said Mr. Arshad Masood, CEO, Visionet Systems, Inc. “we are also excited to share with other partners our deep industry knowledge that has led us to create EdgeAX suite, which is built upon the strengths of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to offer a total vertical solution for Apparel and Retail industry. We are convinced that it will help today’s businesses thrive by realizing the full array of benefits Microsoft Dynamics AX provides”, he added.

“Premier Partner members are an integral part of the AXUG community. They bring innovative solutions, strategies and expertise to the group, which is of immense value to our members,” said Frank Vukovits, AXUG Director. “AXUG will work hand in hand with Visionet Systems, Inc. to increase the value of the community by offering Dynamics AX users many useful benefits. We’re pleased to welcome Visionet, and we look forward to their contributions to AXUG.”

About Visionet Systems, Inc.

Visionet Systems, Inc.Cranbury, NJ based – Visionet Systems, Inc. is a full-service technology consulting and business process outsourcing company. Visionet delivers software solutions, services, and technology-led BPO products, which are built on the best-of-breed philosophy to help our customers increase business agility, drive down their costs, and reduce risks. Over the years, Visionet has engineered high performing and cost-effective solutions for its customers across diverse industries including, banking, retail, insurance, distribution and manufacturing, while building deep competencies in the IT Industry. We are focused on delivering value and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit us online at www.visionetsystems.com

About AXUG

AXUGThe Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) is an independent, user-driven organization that helps individuals and company members maximize the value they receive from Microsoft Dynamics AX. Members learn, network and share expertise through educational events, webinars, training courses, virtual collaborative meetings, regional networking opportunities and a vibrant online community. Established in 2004, AXUG is approximately 3,000 organizations strong, and dedicated to creating deep, intimate learning opportunities for our members.