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We’re pretty busy over here at SAP Retail planning for NRF 2013: Retail’s BIG Show.  This year, we will be a Chairman Sponsor of the conference, and we have a number of great customer demos and sessions planned for the event.  Please be sure to visit us in Booth #1407 while you are on site!

I would like to introduce our can’t-miss Theater Sessions for Tuesday, January 15.  Customers and SAP product experts will be walking through various SAP Retail solutions and their benefits.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

12:00 pm

Speaker: Paulo Vassalo, Manager of IT Innovation and IT-Business Relationship at Marisa Lojas

Topic: Offering shoppers the products they want, when they want them, and at reasonable prices

Abstract: Learn how Marisa is facing the competition in women’s fashion by using SAP software to meet the demands of a complex and competitive retail marketplace.  Mr. Vassalo will share how Marisa has taken a holistic, shopper-focused approach to the merchandising lifecycle with a focus on balancing inventory to avoid the dangers of overstocking and under-stocking products.  He will also discuss how he enabled collaboration among all who contribute to the planning process.

1:00 pm

Speaker: Bob Russo, SVP and CIO with Maidenform; Andy Grenier, Sr Director with Under Armour; Andrea France, Industry Principal with SAP

Topic: How apparel and footwear brands are using SAP HANA to accelerate business

Abstract: Maidenform and Under Armour will discuss how they are utilizing SAP’s in-memory computing technology, SAP HANA, to reduce the time required to run business critical processes as well as provide real-time, operational intelligence to sales and operations. The members will discuss how they were able to improve customer service while continuing to stay ahead of the competition.

2:00 pm

Speaker: John Mayer, VP Applications with Indigo Books & Music, Inc.

Topic: Multi-Channel Enterprise Fulfillment Enabled by SAP Extended Warehouse Management

Abstract: Learn how Indigo Books & Music Inc., Canada’s largest book retailer selected SAP Extended Warehouse Management to realize their multichannel order fulfillment goals. Hear about the results achieved to date, including the latest holiday season, that have provided Indigo the capabilities to meet their ever growing high shipping volume demands, rate shopping, track-and-trace, and actual freight costs calculations. Gain insight into the lessons learned from implementing SAP Extended Warehouse Management in a heavily automated complex warehouse environment.

3:00 pm

Speaker: Kristin Howell, Global Solution Manager with SAP

Topic: Broadcast Meets Narrowcast: Using SAP to Plan profitable and Personalized Promotions

Abstract: Planning promotions that appeal to technology savvy consumers while delivering bottom line results has been increasingly more challenging for retailers today.  Learn how SAP’s suite of promotion and marketing solutions can help you design and execute attractive promotions that will inspire your customers across channels and media.

4:00 pm

Speaker: Nikki Baird and Steve Rowen, Partners with Retail Systems Research (RSR)

Topic: 2012 Holiday Shopping Unwrapped

Abstract:  Consumers weren’t shy this year about their holiday shopping – or were they? RSR and SAP teamed up to analyze social media conversations and compare them to this year’s holiday shopping trends. Hear how SAP solutions helped uncover consumer sentiment, understand buying behaviors and extract rich insights to drive the next generation of retail.

We will also be demo-ing SAP’s In-Memory Interactive Showcase 15 minutes prior to each presentation. See you at Booth 1407 at NRF 2013!

Here are the Theater Session for Monday, January 14 at NRF 2013: http://scn.sap.com/community/retail/blog/2013/01/09/sap-retail-at-nrf-13-theater-sessions-for-monday-january-14

To learn more about SAP Retail at NRF 2013, please visit: https://www.sapretailtoday.com/nam/extended-event/301

Also we’ll be providing live updates from NRF 2013 with our Twitter handle, @SAP_Retail, with hashtags #SAPNRF and #NRF13.  Be sure to follow along!

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