Analyst Corner

Webinar Replay: Holiday Halftime Update

Retail sales so far are up significantly for the holidays with Black Friday and Cyber Week sales breaking records.  This is a replay of the webinar.  Holiday Halftime Update. Click the photo to watch the replay. Download the webinar slides here.

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Will the Traffic Lights Work this Black Friday?

You have the ads ready, the stores are staffed, the inventory has arrived and everything is in place for Black Friday.  I have often said that early morning of Black Friday is now THE best time to shop and when you get the best service as a consumer.  Why?  Because stores […]

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Asia/Pacific Business Intelligence Spend 2019-2023

Worldwide IT Spend for Business Intelligence is skyrocketing and this is certainly true in Asia, driven particularly by China, South Korea and Singapore.  From video analytics to prescriptive analytics to traditional data lakes and data warehouses, the region is greatly benefiting from cloud-based solutions that are often not hindered by […]

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Top POS Software by Gross Payment Volume

Gross Payment Volume (GPV) is the amount of payments that go through a particular POS system.  In this chart above we show the market share for the top 5 software companies in Hospitality based on revenue through those POS systems.  While Square, for instance, has much larger shipment share (particularly […]

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1 Thing Separates Retailers This Holiday Season

What will separate winning retailers this holiday season?  You might say good marketing, a hot product, strong ecommerce offering?  All of these are important.  But what will separate retailers this holiday season in one specific thing. They have accurate inventory counts that are exposed on their ecommerce sites and they […]

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Recipe for AI/ML Success

In IHL’s recent AI/ML Research (AI/ML Promises, Potential and Pitfalls) 52% of retailers surveys listed AI as a top priority for this year. But technology projects have high failure rates and throwing money at the first initiative that catches your eye is a bad move. What are the key components […]

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Beware of Retail’s Heresy

Often used as to discuss religion, at its core the word heresy is a “truth about something that is taken to an untruthful extreme.” History is rife with examples of a principle or discovery for one thing that was then extended to an area it was never meant to be […]

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Webinar Replay: True Story on Store Openings/Closings

Retail is growing but changing fast.  There are changes required at retailers, malls and properties. This was a webinar shared on 8/14/2019 about store openings and closings. Get the complete list of closings and openings for 1,660 retail companies Download the Webinar Slides Download the Free Report from which the […]

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