Countdown to NRF

   The NRF Convention and Expo begins on Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. I have been working this week in getting the material and demos ready for the expo. I worked with Avanade and Profitbase to build out a Data Warehouse for reporting Sales and Performance to the…


NRF 98th Annual Convention & EXPO

The Convention is open January 11-14 and the EXPO Hall Floor and DESiGN STUDiO January 12-13. Registration is open at : LINK Now Reading : Competing on Analytics (Excellent book on understanding the power of analytics in business)


Key Performance Indicators in Retail

Store Managers, District Managers and HQ can benefit greatly from reacting to business conditions on the fly. They need to be aware of changing business conditions and be able to see how the business is reacting, understand what changes need to be made, and adjust plans and forecasts to meet new challenges and opportunities. Microsoft…


ARTS Announces Support of Business Intelligence

The Association for Retail Technology Standards, a division of the National Retail Federation, has created a data warehouse design exclusively for business intelligence.  Drawing on 15 years of experience in developing data standards exclusively for retail, the goal of the data warehouse is to make information easily accessible to support improved decision making, one of…