Norwegian retailer Brandstad rolls out Nedap RFID solution

Groenlo, the Netherlands — November 23, 2016

Nedap today announced that multi-brand menswear retailer Brandstad has successfully rolled-out !D Cloud, Nedap’s cloud-based RFID solution to all their stores in Norway. In close cooperation with Nedap’s local partner Securitas Teknikk, Brandstad rolled out the RFID solution to 18 stores within four weeks. !D Cloud enables Brandstad to significantly raise the stock accuracy and optimize the merchandise availability in their stores.

In July 2016, Brandstad was acquired by fashion retailer Moods of Norway, who have already been using Nedap’s !D Cloud solution since 2014. As Thomas Kjoesnes, Operations Manager at Brandstad stated: “We had already selected Nedap’s RFID solution, but the takeover by Moods of Norway has definitely accelerated the roll-out. The first results are amazing, because we already see a giant leap in our stock accuracy from 65% to 99%. To fully benefit, we opted for an integration of our retail system, Visma CS-Web, with !D Cloud. Now we can finally trust the numbers and improve our replenishment process to make sure that we always have the right products available for our brand sensitive customers.”

Cloud-based RFID solution with ERP integration
Once a week, the Brandstad employees take rapid inventory with Nedap’s !D Hand RFID handheld reader in the stores. After the stock take, the results are sent to !D Cloud, which generates a difference list highlighting the differences between the RFID reads and the ERP data. After approval of the difference list, Visma CS-Web is automatically updated.

“The newly developed integration of the Visma software with !D Cloud is not only great for Brandstad, because in fact all Visma retail customers can benefit from RFID from now on,” explained Danny Haak, Product Manager at Nedap. “!D Cloud allows for easy integration of RFID with ERP systems without additional middleware, which makes the implementation extremely fast and cost-effective for retailers.”

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River Island y Nedap implementan RFID en 7 meses

El retailer implementa RFID en 280 tiendas después de conseguir un aumento de las ventas en los primeros establecimientos

Groenlo, Países Bajos, 26 de octubre de 2016

La cadena de moda River Island con sede en R. U. ha optado por Nedap para la implementación internacional del hardware y software RFID en 280 tiendas. La implementación se realizará en un periodo de solo 7 meses ya que no es necesario realizar ninguna integración de TI que requiera gran cantidad de tiempo para su finalización. En este proyecto a gran escala, Nedap será el proveedor principal responsable de ofrecer el software basado en la nube !D Cloud y los lectores portátiles RFID, así como de asegurar la calidad de las etiquetas RFID en los artículos.

Para probar este caso de negocio, River Island primero realizó un estudio piloto, que demostró que !D Cloud ofrece una mejora en la precisión de existencias y, como resultado, un aumento en las ventas debido a la mayor disponibilidad de productos. Jon Wright, Director de prevención de pérdidas globales y seguridad de River Island, explica: “En un principio, la precisión total de existencias no estaba al nivel que debía. Tras la incorporación y la prueba de !D Cloud, la precisión aumentó a un 97 % en todas las tiendas en dos semanas, y ha permanecido estable semana tras semana. Y lo que es más importante, hemos logrado un aumento notable de las ventas en todas nuestras tiendas piloto”.

RFID, impulsor de omnicanalidad
“En un mundo orientado hacia la omnicanalidad, la disponibilidad de productos es fundamental. Por tanto, que los datos de existencias sean precisos es de vital importancia para nosotros si queremos ofrecer a nuestros clientes servicios de omnicanalidad de manera eficaz. Nos impresiona lo avanzado que es !D Cloud, y aún más, su facilidad de integración por parte del equipo de TI, lo que hace que la incorporación de RFID sea extremadamente sencilla. Esto nos permite centrarnos en lo más importante desde el principio: aumentar la precisión de existencias en todas nuestras tiendas y obtener un control completo de nuestro inventario mediante la visibilidad a nivel de artículo”, comentó Jon Wright.

Gracias a RFID, River Island pretende aumentar significativamente su precisión de existencias en tienda, lo que abre paso a los servicios de omnicanalidad, como el envío desde tienda, Comprar online – Devolver en tienda y Comprar online – Recoger en tienda.

Rob Schuurman, director general de Nedap Retail añadió: “Estamos enormemente orgullosos de poder anunciar que River Island emprende junto a nosotros su proyecto RFID. La implementación se realizará en 280 tiendas en un periodo de 7 meses. Esto demuestra que !D Cloud se adapta perfectamente a los requisitos del sector. La solución basada en la nube cuenta con una enorme garantía de futuro, ya que se producirán mejoras de manera continuada. Además, no es necesario que cada tienda disponga de integraciones de software complejas y costosas o de servidores individuales. Y gracias a esto, es posible beneficiarse rápidamente de la tecnología RFID sin ninguna complicación ni necesidad de realizar inversiones iniciales”.

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Retail Fraud Awards: !D Cloud awarded as “Most innovative cross-functional product”

Groenlo, the Netherlands — October 6, 2016

Nedap won this year’s the award for “Most innovative cross-functional product” with the !D Cloud solution. The award ceremony took place on the evening of Retail Risk – Leicester. The Fraud Awards showcase and celebrate the very best in retail fraud and loss prevention, people, processes, strategy and technology.

“We are extremely proud that !D Cloud is recognized as this year’s most innovative cross-functional product. As the introduction of RFID touches on so many different departments within a retail organization, we continuously challenge ourselves to make it simple for the retailer. Therefore, !D Cloud takes a different approach to using RFID in retail stores as it does not require integration with existing IT systems and adapts extremely well to existing processes,” commented Rob Schuurman, Managing Director at Nedap Retail.

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Nedap globally releases new RFID handheld

Groenlo, the Netherlands — May 2, 2016

Nedap today announced mass availability of its !D Hand 2 RFID handheld reader. The !D Hand 2 is available worldwide complying with the different regional ETSI and FCC regulations for UHF RFID (RAIN RFID) products. The reader offers a high reading performance, wireless charging and extensive software development kits (SDKs).

The !D Hand 2 is specifically designed for RFID applications in retail stores like cycle counts, goods receiving and tag commissioning. The handheld reader sets itself apart from traditional RFID handheld readers through a number of unique characteristics which makes the use of RFID more accessible and scalable: one-button operation, lightweight design, Bluetooth-enabled and equipped with a barcode scanner.

The !D Hand 2 works together with iOS and Android mobile devices, supporting the trend of a large increase in the amount of mobile devices already used in the store for other tasks. Whenever staff members want to perform an RFID-related task, they can simply take the !D Hand, pair it with their mobile device and start the task.

“We have already integrated the !D Hand into our ControlSpan application” states Kris Doane, Director of Product Management at CONTROLTEK USA. ”It was very easy to do the integration with the SDK supplied and best of all our customers are really impressed with the user-friendliness and performance of this Bluetooth reader.”

The !D Hand 2 is available with a charging cradle for wireless charging of the !D Hand’s battery using induction transfer, simply by placing it on a wireless pad with no need for additional cables or adaptors.

Free developer kit at RFID Journal LIVE
At the RFID Journal LIVE congress in Orlando (3-5 May 2016), Nedap will give away three developer kits for free. These developer kits include an !D Hand 2, the charging cradle and a SDK for iOS and Android to enable developers to build their own RAIN RFID applications.

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Meet Nedap at booth 742 during RFID Journal LIVE 2016!

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EuroCIS 2016: Nedap showcases stock availability solutions

Groenlo, the Netherlands — February 9, 2016

At the upcoming EuroCIS trade show in Düsseldorf, from 23 – 25 February 2016, Nedap presents stock availability solutions for the global retail sector. The key solutions presented by Nedap (booth 10A02) are the !Sense hardware portfolio and the !D Cloud software suite. These solutions enable retailers to permanently lower their shrinkage levels and significantly improve their on-shelf merchandise availability.

!Sense : Concealed EAS systems & effective alarm management
Nedap’s !Sense portfolio includes RF/ RFID antennas and smart readers for electronic article surveillance (EAS) and in-store merchandise tracking. At EuroCIS, Nedap will showcase its hybrid (RF/ RFID) pedestals and concealed solutions – a RAIN RFID overhead reader and a door-mounted RF antenna. These solutions blend seamlessly into the store design, offer a better customer experience and enable a larger selling space in the highly frequented entrance area.

To support the store staff with their alarm management, Nedap presents plug & play IP-integrations with pagers and the cameras and video management software from Axis Communications. With the pager integration, staff members instantly receive a discrete signal in case of an EAS or metal detection alarm while the Axis integration makes it possible to record all EAS events in the video management software. The Axis Camera Application for !Sense can also raise alarms and trigger live views. This enables time savings and a more effective shrink reduction.

!D Cloud : Accurate stock data & omni-channel enablement
The !D Cloud software suite is a Software as a Service solution specifically developed for retail applications, giving retailers the quickest route to implement RFID and improve their in-store stock accuracy to over 98%. !D Cloud translates the collected data from RAIN RFID readers in the stores into comprehensive lists that highlight the out-of-stocks and overstocks. Thereby, the causes of stock differences, through losses or administrative errors, can be identified and dealt with more quickly.

A better understanding of the actual on-shelf availability enables retailers to finally do perfect replenishment which proves to significantly increase sales. The detailed insights into the exact location of each item also makes it possible to connect the stock of the physical stores with the retailer’s online platforms. This is the basis to successfully introduce omni-channel concepts like “click & collect” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

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