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The winning move: unified commerce and the intelligence cloud

  At LS Retail, we make it a habit to plan for the unexpected. Our strategy revolves around the 3 Cs; in other words, around staying: Current with our customers’ needs, and with the pace of ...

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Building faith: how restaurants can attract consumers back

Table dividers and plexiglass screens, private rooms, temperature checks, mandatory masks and gloves, sanitizer stations – these were just some of the responses to a Tweet posted by Dave ...

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LS Central 16.0: official release of LS Forecast, new LS Central AppShell for Windows

Version 16.0 of LS Central, our unified commerce system for retail and hospitality, was released on May 27, 2020. Here is a rundown of what’s new in the platform.

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How AI and AR can help retailers stay in business in moments of crisis

When Forbes published an article in late 2019 highlighting the merits of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) in retail, it could not have predicted just how important ...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: present and future

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that is popular with retail businesses of different sizes. If you’ve been in the industry for a while ...

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How to get ready for the rise of mobile payments in retail

The retail payment space is going through a sea change, and the Starbucks mobile payments app is a shining example of that. Despite being specific to one retailer, in 2018 the app held the ...

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7 tips to deliver better online grocery shopping

The boom of online grocery shopping has been a long time coming. In 2015, more than one third (37%) of shoppers in Asia-Pacific regularly shopped for food online, Nielsen reports. Although ...

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4 ways you may be wasting your cloud spend, and how to avoid it

One of the big reasons businesses choose to take advantage of cloud computing is to become more agile and save resources across their business. But for many companies, unregulated cloud ...

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How to keep transactions secure with payment fraud on the rise

Last year, the retail sector was the target of 17% of all cyberattacks, making it the single largest industry for cybercrime, research by Trustwave found. Why? Retailers are selling more ...

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How retail and hospitality businesses can support their communities in times of crisis

“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” Howard Schultz

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4 developing trends in retail pharmacy

The relationship between a retail pharmacy and its customers is built on trust. Your customers have intimate interactions with your brand that involve personal health details, and they want ...

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How to be productive working from home: tips from the LS Retail remote employees

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought many changes to businesses, one being a sudden shift to remote work for many employees. During the past few days, like many others, I have been trying to ...

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How to keep your retail employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

Health crises are confusing and frightening. During uncertain times like these, customer-facing businesses such as retail stores must implement clear, stringent measures to ensure their ...