Retail Loss Prevention White Papers

  • WFM In 2016: Cloud, Compliance, And Collaboration

    Innovative Retail Technologies’ most recent survey of retail execs finds a market ripe for the adoption of cloud-based workforce management applications, tepid confidence in workforce compliance, and increasing collaboration among HR, store ops, and associates. Workforce and human capital management applications have come of age, and retailers are catching on. Innovative Retail Technologies’ summer 2016 survey of more than 150 retail executives reveals some compelling trends around the value that’s driving adoption of modern WFM/HCM applications.

  • A No-Surprises Operations Budget For The Retail DC?

    The modern era of omnichannel retailing delivered the death knell to your father’s retail distribution center. Too complex for the lift-truck-and-box-shuffle of yesteryear, today’s omnichannel retail environment demands sophisticated automation to meet the customer’s speed-and accuracy-of-fulfillment expectations.

  • Cyber Security For SME’s – Small And Medium Sized Enterprises

    From the GDPR Advisory Board – a panel of leading data protection experts providing straight-forward advice on the forthcoming GDPR.

  • Five Things To Consider Before Moving Your Surveillance Video To The Cloud

    Video surveillance systems have some unique requirements that set them apart from other types of enterprise applications. Determining where and how the cloud can support these systems depends on a set of five primary requirements: bandwidth, storage, cost, security and accessibility. This paper outlines some of the key considerations mid- and large-sized enterprises need to examine before deciding to move their video surveillance systems into the cloud — and looks at how they can leverage cloud capabilities for video in the meantime.

  • Avoid The Retail “Paparazzi”

    What’s the best way to keep product and store operations gaffes out of the spotlight? Correct them before the flash bulbs start popping.

  • Driving Service Efficiency And Customer Engagement With In-Store WiFi

    Once seen as a threat to brick-and-mortar retailing, smartphone-assisted shopping has proven to be a significant contributor to in-store experience and is driving customer loyalty. Retailers that embrace WiFi to deliver on the spot information to employees and customers are at the forefront of new forms of omni-channel engagement that can mean tremendous competitive advantage.

  • Workforce Management Solutions For The Touch Screen Generation

    Customers and employees are smarter and more demanding than ever. And today’s current generation of associates expect a work environment that is digital and “smart.” In terms of workforce management (labor scheduling, time and attendance, and task management), that means solutions that run on smart phones and mobile devices are a prerequisite for retailers.

  • Data Breaches In Retail: Billions Spent Annually On Cybersecurity, But The Front Door Is Still Wide Open

    Retail continues to experience a greater number of data breaches, with the main cause being compromised user IDs and passwords. However, only 4% of cybersecurity budgets are being spent on securing credentials. Organizations are mistakenly focusing spending on firewalls and intrusion detection while leaving the front door wide open to cyber criminals by not addressing the primary means of intrusion, compromised credentials.

  • Warehouse Mobility: Beyond Voice And RF

    A new class of mobile work execution solutions is transforming warehouse operations by shattering the distinctions between RF/barcode scanning systems and voice-picking applications. These smart warehouse apps combine voice direction, speech recognition, device displays, and barcode scanning to optimize hands-on warehouse tasks. They enable process and workflow innovations that drive new levels of accuracy and productivity above and beyond what was possible with earlier voice-only or scan-only systems.

  • Preserving Profits: Attacking Fraud & Theft At The Point Of Sale

    Employee theft accounts for the highest percentage of retail shrink in North America — more than the percentage of theft from traditional shoplifters or outside organized retail criminals.

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