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Why Consumers' Reshaped Shopping Journeys Require a Back-to-Basics Retail Strategy

In this Integrated Solutions for Retailers article, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Retail and Hospitality Mike Webster examines the disparity between what consumers want and expect from their shopping experiences and what retailers are capable of providing. He asserts that reshaped shopping journeys require a back-to-basics retail strategy, and describes the three broad areas encompassing this movement.

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Retail and Hospitality Mike Webster
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Simplicity, Agility, Innovation: Oracle Retail Rolls Out New Cloud Offerings

Cloud computing is Oracle's #1 initiative, and Oracle Retail is also embracing the cloud and offering its first set of cloud services offerings, as well as a longer-term strategy to deliver key retail offerings as cloud services. Vice President, Oracle Retail Andrea Morgan-Vandome explains the roadmap.
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Latest Innovations Speed and Simplify Upgrades to Oracle Retail 14.1: Is It Time for Your Upgrade?

New innovations such as the Patch Assistant feature and a carefully orchestrated product release cycle are making it easier for customers to move to the latest release of Oracle Retail. We talked with Oracle Retail’s Vice President of Retail Strategy and Solutions Management Jeff Warren about the enhancements. Find out if it is time to plan your next upgrade.
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Oracle Retail Portfolio Expands to Include World's Leading Loss Prevention Solution

Following Oracle's acquisition of retail and hospitality solution leader MICROS, the Oracle Retail portfolio has expanded to include the loss prevention tool MICROS XBRi. To learn more, we talked with Oracle Retail’s Senior Director of Research and Development Raoul Ricard.
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Oracle Industry Connect 2015—The Premier Event for Retail

March 25–26, 2015, Washington DC
The pace of change in the retail industry today is staggering. Savvy retailers are rising to the challenge by enabling Commerce Anywhere. Join us at Oracle Industry Connect to learn from more than 25 successful companies, including ULTA Beauty, Nordstrom, Luxottica, and Livraria Cultura, that are transforming their businesses to serve the new consumer. Request an invitation.

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TOMS: Delivering One-for-One with Oracle Commerce

Over the past 24 months, TOMS has launched Oracle Commerce–driven sites in six countries. The Oracle platform helps TOMS personalize the customer experience by delivering relevant content and recommendations to customers; providing a faster, easier checkout process; and presenting a more visual, content-rich shopping experience with integrated ratings and reviews.

Retail Growth Strategies: Findings from the RSR Retail Growth Strategies Benchmark Report

Growth strategies are no longer limited to real estate investments, and savvy retailers are shifting capital investments and resources to marry the digital and physical worlds to proliferate their brand experience. Watch an insightful webcast featuring RSR, Oracle Retail, and IBM to learn the results of new research that examines the primary growth strategies retailers are focusing on in 2015.

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charming charlie Robert Graser

charming charlie Thrives with Merchandise Financial Planning (1:55)

Vice President of Merchandise Planning at specialty retailer charming charlie Robert Graser discusses the benefits achieved through the implementation of Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning.

Watch more Oracle Retail videos.

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Turn Retail Challenges into Real Opportunities

A wealth of disruptive market trends—from the explosion in mobile commerce to the emergence of the empowered, modern customer—are creating widespread challenges that impact all aspects of modern retail operations.

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White Paper: Five Keys to the Digital Experience Equation

Chain Store Age: Exclusive: Kohl’s Pursues Maximum Engagement with Oracle Retail

STORES Magazine: Right Product, Right Time

RIS News: Forever 21 Predicts Customer Demand

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Forever 21 Matches Styles to Consumer Demand with Oracle Retail

Chemmart Pharmacy Extends Innovative, Personalized Customer Experience to the Web with Oracle Commerce

Academy Sports + Outdoors Implements Oracle Retail Solutions to Support Growth

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Oracle Retail Asset and Community Knowledge Portal (the RACK)

Welcome to the RACK, a comprehensive collection of informative resources and discussions about Oracle’s best-in-class retail solutions. Visit 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 Retail Support Blog

Oracle Retail News (the Oracle Retail application support newsletter) has moved to a new blog format. The new blog is searchable through common internet search engines and provides links to secure content that is available to My Oracle Support authorized users. Additionally, you have the option to stay updated on the latest postings by following the Retail blog via e-mail watches. It is easy to set yourself up to receive an e-mail whenever new and important retail solution news is made available.

Check out the new Retail Support blog today and follow it so you never miss an important update!

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March 18–20, 2015│Guadalajara, Mexico

Oracle Industry Connect 2015

March 25–26, 2015 │Washington DC

Oracle Retail Commerce Anywhere Regional Event

April 7, 2015 │Porto Alegre, Brazil


April 12–16, 2015 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Retail Asset Protection Conference 2015

May 3–6, 2015│Orlando, Florida

Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition

June 2–5, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois

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