Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies, 2006

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Summary

Much is changing in the retail sector. Retailers of all sizes are now realizing that operational efficiency is not enough to compete. Effective IT solutions, or the lack of them, can now be a survival issue in the fast-paced but low-margin retail sector.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 What You Need to Know
    • 2.0 The Hype Cycle
    • 3.0 The Priority Matrix
    • 4.0 On the Rise
      • 4.1 Mobile Phone Payments
      • 4.2 Customer-Centric Merchandising
      • 4.3 Web 2.0
      • 4.4 Biometric Payments
      • 4.5 Next-Generation Retail OSs for POS
      • 4.6 In-Store CRM
      • 4.7 Integrated Demand and Replenishment Planning
      • 4.8 Enterprise Information Management
      • 4.9 Product Information Management
      • 4.10 Biometrics for Time and Attendance
      • 4.11 In-Store Wireless (Customer-Facing)
      • 4.12 Java-Based POS Software
    • 5.0 At the Peak
      • 5.1 Contactless Payments
      • 5.2 Operational Retail Dashboards
      • 5.3 Multichannel Order Fulfillment
      • 5.4 Store Task Management
      • 5.5 Multichannel
      • 5.6 Unified Price, Promotion and Markdown Optimization
      • 5.7 Digital Signage
      • 5.8 Merchandise and Category Optimization
      • 5.9 Time and Labor Optimization
    • 6.0 Sliding Into the Trough
      • 6.1 Global Data Synchronization
      • 6.2 RFID (Item)
      • 6.3 RFID (Asset)
      • 6.4 RFID (Case/Pallet)
      • 6.5 Mobile POS
      • 6.6 Electronic Shelf Labels
      • 6.7 Collaborative Planning
      • 6.8 Customer Relationship Management
    • 7.0 Climbing the Slope
      • 7.1 Corporate and Store Business Intelligence
      • 7.2 Retail (Supplier) Extranet
      • 7.3 Kiosks
      • 7.4 Self-Checkout
      • 7.5 Store Replenishment Systems
      • 7.6 E-Commerce
      • 7.7 In-Store Wireless (Store Operations)
    • 8.0 Entering the Plateau
      • 8.1 POS
      • 8.2 Merchandising
    • 9.0 Appendices
      • 9.1 Previous Iteration of the Hype Cycle
      • 9.2 Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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