Master Agreement for Standard RFPs
[retail/18-01-01] - Offers guidance for scheduling and managing the RFP process, formatting vendor response documents and negotiating contract terms and conditions. Presented in the form of an instruction guide for the retailer to modify to their specific requirements; to be sent to all vendors with the relevant Functional Requirements section (below).
[retail/18-01-02] - A comprehensive list of functional requirements for selecting a Business Intelligence application to leverage available information for tactical and strategic analysis purposes, improve information analysis capabilities and productivity while providing a roadmap for execution.
Cloud Computing Solutions
[retail/18-01-03] - A comprehensive list of features and functions to help retailers evaluate cloud computing solutions specifically for retail. Topics include security, reliability, migration and monitoring, to name just a few.
Distributed Order Management [DOM]
[retail/18-01-04] - Features and functional requirements to support order fulfillment in an omnichannel world. DOM systems differ from traditional order management by supporting order fulfillment from optimal locations with the objective of balancing the use of inventory, customer satisfaction and retailer costs.
LP Exception Reporting
[retail/18-01-05] - A comprehensive list of features and functions to offer guidance to retailers to select reporting software as a tool to identify discrepancies or unusual events in order reduce shrinkage due to theft, fraud, and administrative error.
Master Data Management
[retail/18-01-06] - Features and functional requirements to help retailers select applications to manage master data - a set of core data elements and their associated attributes and properties such as products, vendors/suppliers, locations (e.g. store, distribution center), customers, merchandise hierarchies, financial accounts, etc., that span enterprise IT systems and drive the business.
Payment Solutions for Retail
[retail/18-01-07] - A comprehensive list of features and functions to help retailers evaluate payments solutions for their business. Topics include payment architecture, security, and fraud management.
Point of Service [POS]
[retail/18-01-08] - An exhaustive list of features and functional requirements to guide retailer research and selection of POS systems, including software and hardware. Includes special sections for food service and forecourt (gasoline) retail and a glossary.
[retail/18-01-09] - A comprehensive list of features and functions covering the requirements for the Price Life Cycle from new item pricing through final clearance pricing, and includes the functionality needed for pricing promotions, markdowns, optimization and demand forecasting.
Signature Capture and Online/Offline Debit Solutions
[retail/18-01-10] - Covers the specifics of signature capture devices and associated software, as well as online/offline debit card processing and other functions often presented as features of these devices including: electronic pin pads, customer displays and credit card readers.
Video Analytics Solutions for Retail
[retail/18-01-11] - An exhaustive list of features and functions for software that allows computers to identify things of interest in a video feed such as perimeter monitoring, license plate recognition and people counting, without an operator having to view the video.
Warehouse Management Systems
[retail/18-01-12] - Features and functions for tools to manage and control the processes in retail logistics operations, from vendor delivery scheduling, to pick and shipping to stores.
Workforce Management Software
retail/18-01-13 - The features and functions for applications to ensure retailers have the right quantity of staff, with the right skills, at the right time. Areas covered include payroll, time and labor management, as well as new employee onboarding and task management.