Samsøe & Samsøe sceglie la piattaforma RFID cloud-based di Nedap per il roll-out europeo

Paesi Bassi, Groenlo, 29 agosto 2019

La completa visibilità sulle scorte migliora la disponibilità dei prodotti nei punti vendita e nella supply chain

Nedap, leader globale nelle soluzioni retail basate su RFID, ha annunciato oggi che Samsøe & Samsøe, tra i fashion retailer danesi con il maggior tasso di crescita, ha scelto !D Cloud, la piattaforma RFID leader di Nedap, per poter sviluppare l’implementazione RFID. Noto come marchio internazionale caratterizzato dal minimalismo scandinavo, Samsøe & Samsøe è pronto per espandere l’uso della tecnologia RFID oltre il punto vendita e sviluppare una strategia omnicanale orientata al futuro.

!D Cloud di Nedap offre a Samsøe & Samsøe la visibilità in tempo reale sui livelli delle scorte e la precisa ubicazione degli articoli all’interno del punto vendita, eliminando il disallineamento tra e-commerce e negozio. L’applicazione della tecnologia RFID migliora di oltre il 98% l’accuratezza delle scorte, con conseguente miglioramento della disponibilità dei prodotti e un incremento delle vendite.

“Uno dei valori più forti del nostro marchio è la semplicità”, afferma Tommy Nimand, CFO di Samsøe & Samsøe. “Questo si riflette nel design delle collezioni ed è anche un aspetto importante della nostra shopping experience. Il nostro obiettivo è raggiungere la completa visibilità delle scorte attraverso la tecnologia RFID, sia in magazzino che nei punti vendita. Vincere la sfida dell’esaurimento scorte, libera il pieno potenziale omnicanale e offre la migliore customer experience in tutte le declinazioni del retail. Vogliamo che i nostri clienti possano fare acquisti e fare resi ovunque, che abbiano comprato a Copenaghen o a Londra”.

Virtual Shielding™
Virtual Shielding™, la più recente innovazione della piattaforma !D Cloud di Nedap (in attesa di brevetto), apprezzata da Samsøe & Samsøe perché consente al personale del punto vendita di leggere facilmente le etichette RFID con dispositivi portatili e verificare automaticamente l’esatta posizione degli articoli con una notevole precisione. La tecnologia di “smart allocation” risolve l’inconveniente della lettura di etichette RFID nei locali adiacenti ed elimina la necessità di installare nei magazzini schermature fisiche realizzate con fogli di alluminio o vernici che bloccano l’RFID. Questa innovazione consente ai retailer di risparmiare tempo e denaro.

Disponibilità a magazzino garantita nel flagship store dal design pulito
Il nuovo flagship store Samsøe & Samsøe di Copenaghen è ispirato al concept minimalista. “Per creare un look essenziale e pulito esponiamo solo due articoli per modello. La tecnologia Virtual Shielding di Nedap rileva quali articoli si trovano al piano del punto vendita e quali in magazzino, consentendoci di esprimere un’estetica pulita e semplice nel punto vendita, offrire la migliore customer experience, e non perdere alcuna vendita a causa di un’imprecisione delle scorte”, afferma Nimand.

“Siamo orgogliosi di collaborare con Samsøe & Samsøe, un’azienda che persegue una strategia omnicanale innovativa al servizio del cliente”, ha dichiarato Elles te Boome-Harbers, Global Sales Business Developer di Nedap Retail. “Usando la tecnologia RFID basata sul cloud come “lingua comune” saremo in grado di omologare tutti i fornitori di etichette, dei sistemi ERP e dei POS dell’azienda, garantendo la tracciabilità dei singoli articoli lungo l’intera supply chain” spiega Elles te Boome-Harbers. “Non vediamo l’ora di uniformare ulteriormente i processi interni di Samsøe & Samsøe per soddisfare le esigenze e le richieste future dei loro clienti, a garanzia di un sistema di retailing realmente omnicanale”.

Sorveglianza elettronica degli articoli basata su RFID
Oltre alla tecnologia RFID per la gestione degli stock, gli ingressi dei negozi Samsøe & Samsøe sono dotati di sistemi EAS sospesi Nedap iD Top RFID-based. Questa soluzione consente di avere accessi ai punti vendita liberi e aperti, garantendo allo stesso tempo un elevato livello di protezione della merce esposta. Tutti gli articoli Samsøe & Samsøe sono etichettati alla fonte con tag RFID. I vantaggi che ne derivano sono molteplici: innanzitutto viene meno l’esigenza di utilizzare ulteriori sistemi di prevenzione delle differenze inventariali, si riducono i costi dell’attività di applicazione delle etichette, che quindi non viene più svolta in negozio, e si ha garanzia che il 100% della merce è etichettata.

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Nedap launches RFID Loss Prevention Academy

The Netherlands, Groenlo, August 27th 2019 

Online academy supports retail executives by providing a resource center of knowledge, study guides, and tests to help aid in adoption and education of RFID technology

Nedap, the global leader in RFID-based retail solutions, today launches the RFID Loss Prevention Academy. This is an online learning environment, which consist of free online courses, study guides and tests. This will help retail executives to develop critical skills, test knowledge, and demonstrate expertise in the area of RFID-based loss prevention.

Rob Schuurman, Managing Director of Nedap Retail comments: “Reduction in inventory due to shoplifting, employee theft, or other errors, significantly impacts a retailer’s bottom line – to the tune of nearly $100 billion annually in direct losses worldwide. Regardless of where retail operations are located, shrink is a universal foe.
Nowadays, RFID is the technology that enables retailers to prevent losses. With this e-learning, we as Nedap are sharing our expertise in the field of RFID-technology. This will help retailers to gain more understanding in the area of RFID-based EAS, enabling them to reduce the impact of losses affecting the retail industry.”

RFID-based EAS
RFID-based EAS technology creates a real-time understanding of what, when and how specific items go missing by integrating item-level inventory and loss prevention data. This new insight leverages EAS and RFID inventory-visibility technologies to provide a complete pictures of loss events to help take loss prevention efforts to the next level.

  • Track and manage retail shrinkage from all source to store, in real time
  • Facilitate secured & seamless checkouts
  • Creating Unique Shopper Experiences with open entrances
  • Differentiate between actual store shrink and other forms of inventory distortion
  • Pinpoint shrink sources, in the store and all along the retail supply chain
  • Ability to respond directly to alarms using an Alarm Notification App
  • Analysis of system data, which predicts potential shrinkage

Closing the gap between loss prevention and inventory management
More and more retailers and brands are choosing RFID to gain insight into their inventory at item level. This ensures optimal product availability. The foundation of most RFID implementations is that all items are provided with an RFID label at the source of production. The same RFID label is used for inventory management and item security. This means that no additional loss prevention is needed, as stock is already 100% security tagged from source. This eliminates additional in-store tagging costs and in the same time, it enables retailers to unlock omnichannel services such as secured mobile checkout.

RFID for loss prevention is also available as a stand-alone option. This provides retailers with a future-proof loss prevention system if they prefer to implement RFID for inventory management at a later stage.

For more information regarding the RFID Loss Prevention Academy, visit: www.nedap-retail.com/academy

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Nedap applies for global patent for new Virtual Shielding™ technology

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 30 April 2019 

Smart, proven technology in !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID platform, eliminates a multi-million cost component from retail RFID deployments 

Nedap announces that the patent application is pending in over 120 countries for !D Cloud’s latest functionality: Virtual Shielding™. This smart allocation technology in the Nedap !D Cloud software platform, allows store staff to easily read RFID tags by using RFID handheld devices and automatically determine the actual (sub) location within a store of RFID tags in an accurate way. This solves the problem of reading RFID tags through walls. The industry has long denied the feasibility of reliably determining individual tag locations without physical shielding however, Nedap has cracked the code on this.  

Rob Schuurman, Managing Director Nedap Retail, comments: “Our main competitive edge is that we are more than willing to invest in Research & Development. We are convinced by doing so we add more value to our solutions and help our customers to become more successful in their business. Last year alone we spent over 25 million Euros at Nedap in R&D, resulting in many new technological breakthroughs. One of them is Virtual Shielding. In our view, this is another breakthrough to make it easier and more cost-effective for retailers to deploy RFID. We are proud to say that our first customers have already successfully implemented this technology, saving significant amounts of money.” 

Proven technology, redefined  

RFID is a proven technology to raise the stock accuracy and quickly get insights on the available stock-items in a retail store. However, RFID also has its challenges when it comes to determining the correct (sub-)location of a stock items in the store. That means that retailers need to apply physical shielding like aluminum foil or metallic paint to prevent ‘leakage’ and to ensure reliable insights regarding what stock is available on the sales floor and which stock-items are available in the stockroom.  

Virtual Shielding eliminates the need for physical shielding and allows for faster RFID roll-outs across the globe. The patent-pending Virtual Shielding technology developed by Nedap lowers the RFID deployment and investment costs. This significantly increases the ROI of RFID-projects and making RFID financially feasible for more retailers.   

Virtual Shielding has been officially launched during the NRF trade show in the US, which was held on January 13-15 this year. 

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Marketing Communications Manager
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Nedap integrates Zebra technology in !D Cloud RFID retail platform

The Netherlands, Groenlo, 25 April 2019 

Free choice of RFID devices allows retailers to use best of breed solutions for stock counting

Nedap announces that it has now completed the integration of all cornerstone Zebra RFID technology for retail in-store stock management within !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID platform. The integrations spans the RFD2000 and RFD8500 series handheld RFID sleds, the TC5x and TC2x series Touch Mobile Computers and the ZD500r and ZT400 series RFID printers. 

Remarkable is deep level of support that !D Cloud offers for the RFD sled devices, where even the firmware updates are managed through the !D Cloud solution. For the printers !D Cloud uniquely offers in-app printing of individual RFID labels or complete shipment that come into a store without RFID labels for the manufacturer. Here the label template and Zebra Programming Language (ZPL) print commands are managed directly from the !D Cloud App via in-store Wi-Fi to the printers, thus eliminating the requirement and costs of label print software.  

Jeroen Struycken, Global Director of Business Development at Nedap Retail comments: We see an increased demand for RFID solutions in retail and as the leading RFID provider we want to offer our customers the choice of the best products out there. By nature !D Cloud is hardware agnostic and support a multitude of RFID devices, but having the width of the Zebra equipment as a standard in our toolbox is a big plus.“ 

The recent Zebra TC20 PDA and RFD2000 handheld UHF RFID sled, combined with Nedap’s !D Cloud solutionwill presented at the Nedap booth #5B60 at RetailEXPO 2019, which will be held at the Olympia in London on May 1-2. 

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America Today selects Nedap’s RFID solution

First RFID rollout on the Dutch retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 19 January 2019

Fashion retailer America Today, part of Coolinvestments, has decided to implement Nedap’s !D Cloud RFID software at its 69 stores in the Benelux countries to structurally raise stock accuracy and, as a result, guarantee product availability. The rollout is planned for the second half of 2019.

Looking for the business case
In the autumn of 2018, America Today started a pilot together with Nedap in 3 stores, to investigate whether there was actually sufficient basis for a business case. During the course of the pilot, a weekly stock count was performed using the !D Cloud software and a RFID handheld reader, which resulted in an improvement in stock accuracy from 75% on average to 98%.

Jonathan Kahn, CFO of America Today, explains: “We realised that our stock accuracy was going to be a huge bottleneck for our omnichannel ambitions. That is why we started investigating, together with Nedap, whether we had a business case, and it turned out that we actually had one. We opted to follow the GS1 standards, so as to offer the cooperation with all our Supply Chain partners more opportunities in the future. We are fully convinced that RFID will be a great help to us in gaining more insight into and control of our stock.”

Arjan Pruiksma, Business Developer at Nedap Retail, adds: “We are very pleased that America Today has become the first clothing retailer in the Netherlands to implement RFID with Nedap. Similarly to other retailers, America Today does not have reliable stock data, which prevents it from truly integrating its stores and online channels. We are really looking forward to starting this RFID journey together.”

Stock accuracy with RFID
Nedap’s !D Cloud software suite is a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution which was especially developed for the retail sector. The software provides insight into stock levels and the exact location of each item. This also provides the basis for omnichannel concepts such as Click & Collect and Ship-from-Store. Kahn: “Our biggest driver is omnichannel, but a technology like RFID really tempts you to do everything at once. We opted to place our initial focus on maximising results with the lowest possible level of complexity. The first results are very promising, and the stores are enthusiastic as well. We cannot wait to get started.”

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Nedap’s !D Cloud software selected for first large-scale RFID deployment in the African retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 11 January 2019

South African value retailer Ackermans has signed a three-year contract with Nedap for the supply of !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform, to its 800 stores in Southern Africa. Ackermans is the first retailer in Africa to roll out RFID on such a large scale. The primary objective of this endeavor is to increase in-store stock accuracy in order to optimize replenishment processes from warehouse to stores.

Marius Jordaan, Operations Systems Manager at Ackermans explains: “We know that the on-shelf availability of our apparel items is crucial in our large-format stores. If a certain size is missing, we will lose that sale. We understand that RFID is the ideal solution to raise stock accuracy and to guarantee that the full size range is always available on the sales floor.”

Proving the business case
The decision to roll out Nedap’s !D Cloud software was preceded by a proof-of-concept at ten stores to confirm the RFID business case. During the proof-of-concept, weekly RFID cycle counts resulted in approximately 98% stock accuracy. This led to improved product availability and, ultimately, increased sales.

Helmuth Luttig, Commercial Director comments: “We knew that selecting the correct platform partner would be critical to the success of our project, therefore after extensive market research, we selected Nedap as our long-term service provider. Key reasons for selecting Nedap is their ability to scale, their cost-effective software, their extensive roll-out experience, and their community-based feature development program.”

Mark Kasbergen, International Business Development Manager at Nedap Retail, concludes: “What makes this RFID deployment unique is that, together with our local partner StegTech, we have successfully managed to build a business case for value retail. This project clearly shows the profound benefits associated with increased in-store stock accuracy. We are proud of our achievement as well as the learnings gained by signing up the first Southern African retailer for a large-scale, source-tagged RFID rollout in the region”.

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Nedap at NRF Retail’s Big Show: Fastest growing RFID platform now available in the US

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 10 January 2019 At the upcoming NRF retail’s Big Show in New York, from 13 to 15 January 2019, Nedap (booth #4547) officially launches the !D Cloud software platform in the US. !D Cloud enables retailers to boost the inventory visibility in retail organizations, leading to a perfect on-shelf product availability and […]

Nedap’s !D Cloud software selected for largest RFID deployment in Nordic retail market

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 18 October 2018 Voice Norge AS selected !D Cloud, Nedap’s leading RFID software platform, for the RFID roll-out to their 200 stores in Norway. The roll-out, which was completed within 6 months, is the largest RFID deployment in the Nordic retail market to date. Johnny Ottesen, CEO at Voice, comments: “We realized […]

Fashion retailer Scalpers partners with Nedap for international RFID roll-out

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 5 July 2018 Nedap today announced that the Spanish fashion retailer Scalpers has selected Nedap as their technology partner for the RFID roll-out to their 150 stores. Nedap will provide its !D Cloud software platform and the RFID hardware to enable the complete traceability of Scalpers’ inventory and raise the retailer’s stock […]

RBTE 2018: Nedap showcases RFID solutions

“EAS in the Cloud” & “RFID in the Cloud” for secured mobile payments & Omnichannel

Groenlo, The Netherlands, 30 April 2018

At the upcoming RBTE trade show in London, from 2-3 May 2018, Nedap (booth D105) presents its latest RFID solutions that boost the product availability in retail stores. The featured innovations for effective loss prevention and improved stock management lead to a perfect on-shelf product availability and enable true Omnichannel retailing.

Nedap & MishiPay showcase “EAS in the Cloud”
An increasing number of retailers is offering alternatives to the traditional point-of-sale by offering the possibility to their customers to do the payment on their own mobile device. These ‘seamless checkout experiences’ however conflict with traditional EAS solutions. At RBTE, Nedap and MishiPay showcase how mobile payments can be combined with RFID-based EAS systems to effectively prevent merchandise from being stolen.

Stock accuracy & Omnichannel with “RFID in the Cloud”
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%. The detailed insights into the stock accuracy and the exact location of each item is also the basis to successfully introduce Omnichannel concepts like “click & collect” or “buy online & return offline” without adding complexity or a separate supply chain.

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Media contact:
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