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LS Central 16.2: improved Store Capacity Management, redesigned Replenishment Journals

LS Central version 16.2 was released on July 9, 2020. Here’s a summary of what we have introduced in this latest version.

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Why it makes sense to move your retail management software to the cloud

As a successful retailer, chances are you are already running some of your IT functions in the cloud. That’s smart.

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Deliver faster, better service with self-checkout technology

Self-checkout technology may be nothing new – but it’s hot news in retail. The global retail self-checkout market is expected to grow 10.3% year over year until 2024, Loss Prevention Media ...

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LS Central 16.1: Easier upgrades, enhanced lifecycle planning, more restaurant table booking options

LS Central version 16.1 was released on June 25, 2020. Let’s take a look at what’s new and improved in the platform.

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How eCommerce and the cloud can make your retail business more resilient

When the residents of Paris were told to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus, French supermarket Carrefour launched a new eCommerce service to help customers get their hands ...

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Spotlight on the LS Central AppShell: what it is, and how you can use it

LS Central is our unified commerce system for retail and hospitality. Although LS Central is known for being user-friendly and easy to learn, it is also very rich in functionality. If you ...

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Omni-channel successes and failures: lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis

Digital-first and omni-channel retailers have been more resilient to the coronavirus crisis than their traditional bricks-and-mortar competitors, experts say. Closed stores, social ...

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Continuously improving: how I learned to stop worrying and love change

  Kaizen is a Japanese business philosophy that aims to create a culture of continuous improvement in productivity, effectiveness, and satisfaction. In the words of Founder of Kaizen ...

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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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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 ...