News | December 28, 2016

Cegid And Salomon Showcase Fully-Connected Omnichannel Journey At NRF Retail's BIG Show 2017

Cloud POS Leader and Mountain-Sports Retailer to Feature Live Demonstrations of Retail and Point of Sale Platform, Which Unlocks the Power of the Connected Shopping Experience

Cegid, a leading player in the digital transformation of companies and a global provider of cloud services and software, announced recently that it will give live demonstrations of its one-of-a-kind connected experience with sports equipment expert Salomon at the NRF Retail’s Big Show 2017. The event will take place January 15-17 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, booth #2979.

Salomon: Unifying the Digital and Physical World
“With increasingly mobile and digital lives, shoppers are researching online and purchasing offline, accessing online reviews, and turning to social networks to shop on their terms,” says Dan Friedman, COO, Cegid North America. “For this reason, retailers are mapping out every engagement and commerce touchpoint to ensure the customer is the focus. We’re very excited to show retailers attending the NRF how Salomon is using technology to adapt to changing shopping habits.”

Following a "day in the life" approach, booth visitors will go on a journey that starts from the comfort of their home and continues on to their preferred store, interacting along the way with click and collect solutions, tablet-enabled sales associates, and other in-store technologies. Cegid will demonstrate how retailers can allow shoppers buy online and pickup in-store, turning stores into points of service and fulfillment hubs, mobile-enabling store associates, as well as providing customers with unique experiences.

POS as We Know It Is a Thing of the Past
“Retailers are saying goodbye to the point-of-sale as we know it,” adds Friedman. “Point-of-service is the new mandate. It’s all about the customer - what they want and when they want it. By leveraging a single, centralized and real-time platform, we’re enabling retailers to support a unified experience between channels, and incorporating modern ordering and fulfillment options. In this way, consumers get a consistent brand experience no matter how they shop with the retailer.”

Cegid’s platform, Yourcegid Retail Y2, brings the power and flexibility of cloud and mobility into the brick and mortar environment. With easy deployment, configurable design and modular architecture, the solution is a comprehensive retail and store management software for both head office and retail locations. Today, more than 1,000 retailers with 32,000 stores and 57,000 POS in over 75 countries rely on Cegid’s solutions to gain a holistic view of their shoppers, products and retail chain.

A Look at the Future With Next-Gen Retail POS System
At this year’s conference, Cegid will also let retailers test-drive its in-store unified commerce platform named “Shopping,” which is still in the making. This new innovation highlights the company’s advancements in the POS world. The in-store omnichannel platform brings together cataloging (endless aisle), clienteling (in-store CRM) and shopping (POS) into a single application. Thanks to the Universal Windows Platform, the exact same software runs on multiple devices, including fixed POS and tablets. “Shopping” will officially be released at Cegid Connections 17, the company’s global user conference, in Budapest, Hungary, April 5-7.

Innovative Technology Partners for a More Connected Commerce Experience
In addition to Cegid product demonstrations, part of the booth will be dedicated to the Cegid Innovation Store featuring state of the art capabilities from leading technology partners, including Adyen, AURES, Nedap, HP, Invue, Primo1D and MomoMi

Client Speaker: Sweaty Betty, Move Over, Globalization: Community Retail Has Arrived
On Sunday, January 15th at 2:15pm EST, Erika Serow, President and U.S. CEO of Sweaty Betty, a Cegid client, will discuss how it uses live in-store fitness events to grow its brand DNA. She will be joined by Sophie Ross, Group Head of Multichannel of Hammerson who will look at the growing ‘shoppertainment’ trend, and how it is blending retail, leisure and digital to add customer value. Location: Javits Convention Center Hallway A, Room 1A10

Schedule a booth tour or 1:1 meeting here: Book an Appointment (http://go.cegid.com/NRF17.html).

About Salomon
Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected many of the first modern ski bindings. During the following 60 years, Salomon's commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in bindings, boots, skis and apparel for both alpine and nordic skiing and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, and many other sports.

About Cegid
Cegid is a leading player in the digital transformation of companies and public entities, improving the performance of its customers with its cloud services and enterprise software. Cegid offers solutions in the fields of finance, tax management and human resources, as well as vertical business solutions for the retail, manufacturing, trade and services sectors, the accounting profession and the public sector. Leveraging an ambitious innovation strategy, Cegid's solutions integrate the new ways people use technology, from mobility, cloud-based services and paperless documents to data analysis and collaborative industry platforms. Cegid is an international group with more than 2,200 employees located throughout France and in 15 other countries. Serving more than 120,000 clients and 430,000 users, including over 150,000 in SaaS mode, Cegid achieved revenues of USD315 million in 2015. For more information, visit www.cegid.com/us.

SOURCE: Cegid