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Oracle Retail has recently published two new e-books that offer insights into the top priorities of retail executives today.

The Four Roles of the Retail CIO
Find out why today’s CIO is expected to be a business transformer, customer expert and advocate, technology visionary, and culture warrior. What kind of change agent are you?

Top Nine Retail CIO Priorities of 2015
Download this ebook to learn how to capitalize on key opportunities for profitable growth and risk mitigation. Identify specific action items to help you get started.

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Speed to Value: Oracle Commerce Cloud

In June 2015, Oracle will announce the availability of Oracle Commerce Cloud, a game-changing software-as-a-service solution that enables retailers of all sizes to quickly launch feature-rich, responsive storefronts across desktop and mobile devices. Our leading commerce solution is now available in the cloud.
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Q&A: Oracle’s Jeff Warren Talks About the Power and ROI of Retail Science in the Cloud

Oracle Retail is launching new value added cloud services offerings that leverage the Oracle Retail advanced science engine to help retailers quickly gain insights and optimize operations from the enormous amounts of data in their own customer and operational systems. Get the details about these new Oracle Retail cloud-based initiatives.
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Stores Are Back…and Differentiated

Stores are back. In fact, a number of high-profile online retailers, including Amazon, have begun to open brick-and-mortar retail stores. That’s because online shopping cannot replace the experience of seeing, touching, and feeling products in person. That said, people are browsing the aisles with their mobile devices in hand—and making buying decisions by reading reviews and comparing in-store and online offerings.
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Wrap-Up Report: Enabling Commerce Anywhere: Takeaways from Oracle Industry Connect 2015

The pace of change in the retail industry today is staggering. Savvy retailers are rising to the challenge by enabling commerce anywhere. If you missed the Oracle Industry Connect conference in March, here is a summary of the executive insights and experiences from retailers, including ULTA Beauty, Nordstrom, adidas, Corporacion GPF, Swarovski, and LIDS that are transforming their businesses to serve the new consumer.

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“Leading Retailers METRO and Fresh & Easy Share Their Approach to Private Label Growth and Brand Compliance”

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11 a.m. ET
The retail industry, and particularly the food sector, has become a highly sensitive market with consumers demanding full transparency, accurate labeling, quality ownership, and a rapid response to incidents. The growth in private label has only heightened this need for brand owners to collaborate with their supply chain in the sourcing, development, labeling, and quality control of their products. Join us on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, for a webcast discussion moderated by Editor in Chief of STORES magazine Susan Reda featuring Global Director Quality Assurance and Vice President, METRO John Carter and Director Brand Development and Protection, Fresh & Easy Denise Webster.

“How Exception-Based Reporting Supports Real-Time Asset Protection and Loss Prevention for BJ’s Wholesale Club”

Proactive reporting can lead to an increase in cases and case value, identify training issues or processes that need to be modified—and help to reduce shrink across an organization. Learn how BJ’s Wholesale utilizes Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention Cloud Service to protect profit.

“PETCO: Transforming Merchandise Planning and Operations”

PETCO Vice President and Business Information Officer Mike Brown shares lessons learned during the organization’s emBARK transformation. PETCO implemented parallel and sequential solutions of Oracle Retail Merchandising, Oracle Retail planning and optimization solutions, and Oracle Retail supply chain management to automate processes, lower total cost of ownership, and implement industry best practices.

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Customer Showcase: Groupe Dynamite

Customer Showcase: Groupe Dynamite (2:53)

Fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite talks about bringing multiple banners onto the Oracle Commerce platform, enabling a social media strategy, exceeding expectations for site visits, and other key performance indicators.

Perry Ellis Stays Current with IT from Oracle Retail

Perry Ellis Stays Current with IT from Oracle Retail (2:12)

Leading apparel retailer and wholesaler Perry Ellis discusses achieving seamless integration across core merchandising applications and inventory visibility to ensure high customer satisfaction.

Watch more Oracle Retail videos.

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New Consumer Study: “Retail Without Limits: a Modern Commercial Society”

Oracle’s findings challenge retailers to adapt to a modern retail marketplace without borders or limits, fuelled by the “invisible hand” of the now: the need for convenience, driven by technological advancements.

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“Lids Sports Group Opens Up Inventory Across Channels with Oracle Retail Solutions”

“Oracle Announces Oracle Retail Cloud Services”

“Nordstrom Supports International Expansion with Upgrade to Oracle Retail Merchandising Systems”

“Perry Ellis Deploys Oracle Retail Release 14 to Enable Commerce Anywhere Capabilities and Support International Growth”

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Oracle Retail Asset and Community Knowledge Portal

Welcome to Oracle Retail Asset and Community Knowledge Portal—the RACK—a comprehensive collection of informative resources and discussions about Oracle’s best-in-class retail solutions. Visit the RACK to learn, collaborate, and connect through tools such as multimedia presentations, live chat sessions, and solution documentation. Registration unlocks an engaging experience throughout the entire Oracle Retail footprint.

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The Oracle Retail User Group (ORUG) is an independent community that provides dynamic forums for users of Oracle’s retail-specific applications, including merchandising, planning, supply chain, stores, and technical solutions. ORUG members enjoy direct input into Oracle’s product strategies through councils and boards, and have the opportunity to network with other users around the world through educational conferences, webcasts, and special interest events.

Engagement in ORUG is voluntary and encouraged. Please e-mail the ORUG President, ArMand Nelson, to join.

Oracle Retail User Group
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Stay Informed: Visit and Follow the New Oracle Retail Support Blog

The My Oracle Support Community Retail Support Blog is a trusted network of supported customers and Oracle Support employees. Its discussion forums, monitored by knowledgeable Oracle Support personnel, allow customers and partners to post questions and have the entire community network respond. The Document Exchange feature facilitates collaborative knowledge sharing of best practices, tips, white papers, and case studies, and enables users to receive feedback and comments from both Oracle experts and industry peers. To quickly get up to speed on how to use the community, be sure to visit DOC ID 1616733.2 for how-to videos, documentation, webcast schedules, and more.

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Get up to speed on your Oracle Retail solution with expert training from Oracle University. Check out the schedules for the following courses:

Merchandise Operations Management

Merchandise Planning and Optimization


Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting

View all Oracle Retail training.

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NRF Protect

June 23–25, 2015│Long Beach, California

NRFtech 2015

July 26–28, 2015 │Half Moon Bay, California

2015 Category Management Conference

September 29–October 1, 2015 | Orlando, Florida Digital Summit

October 5–7, 2015 │Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

October 25–29, 2015│San Francisco, California

National Retail Federation Annual Conference (“Big Show”)

January 17–20, 2016 │New York

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