Business Enhancement Tools Introduced at FMI MARKETECHNICS

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Feb 05, 2002
George Anderson

  1. SecureTouch-n-Pay(tm), an enhanced point-of-sale solution from Biometric
    Access Corporation (BAC), Round Rock, Texas, incorporates customer identity
    verification and electronic financial transaction processing at the point-of-sale
    (POS). The solution was designed for integration with IBM’s SurePOS(tm) ACE
    application SecureTouch-n-Pay and supports compatibility with other POS solutions
    as well. Also on display are SecureTouch On-Time(tm) biometric time and attendance
    solution, and SecureTouch PC(tm) biometric solution for computer/network access
    control.


  2. DemandView(TM) and DemandCast(TM), are available for license to retailers
    — food, convenience, wholesale clubs, mass and drug — and their CPG suppliers
    for the first time. The suite of modular software products, offered by Deerfield,
    Ill.-based efficient market services, inc. (ems), was developed to help retailers
    and their suppliers better understand, predict, and react to consumer demand
    by improving merchandising and replenishment efficiencies, supply chain collaboration efforts, and brand and profit margin performance.


  3. The Spaceman® Product Planner is a new tool for simplified space management that helps clients expedite the process of determining what items to carry in a particular product category and then uses the results to update corresponding planograms. ACNielsen U.S., an operating unit of ACNielsen, a VNU company, expects to launch the product in April 2002. Used in conjunction with Spaceman Application Builder, ACNielsen’s customizable merchandising application that utilizes industry-standard Microsoft Visual Basic, the new tool enables users to electronically pull in multiple data sources for assortment analysis.

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Moderator Comment: What technology exhibited at FMI MARKETECHNICS will have the greatest impact on retailing and distribution practices? [George Anderson – Moderator]

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