With South Africa’s unemployment rate hovering around 27 per cent (among the highest in the world), job creation and skills development have arguably become critical to South Africa’s economic and social stability. Fortunately, many business...
January 11, 2019 •
Fundi Maseko •
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In South Africa, savvy business leaders are looking to embrace leading-edge technology as a way to drive growth and innovation. Importantly, this requires a fresh and brave approach to traditional processes – with investment in new solutions. With regards...
December 4, 2018 •
Fundi Maseko •
Comments Off on Retailers have no choice but to chase customer experience
Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have no chance of surviving the onslaught from e-commerce unless they invest in their customer experience, says redPanda Software Group CEO Gareth Hawkey. If traditional retailers take on e-commerce providers at their...
October 4, 2018 •
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Being able to effectively utilise the data at the disposal of South African retailers – using sophisticated technology – will be fundamental to remaining competitive with personalised in-store customer experiences. Retailers are under increasing...
September 4, 2018 •
Retail, Top Stories •
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redPanda Software, an enterprise retail software development company, is urging retailers to prepare earlier for Black Friday, to scale their systems, leverage big data analytics and tools and capitalise on an exceptional customer experience. ...
Much attention has been given to the phenomenal rise of e-commerce, as consumers delight in the convenience of shopping from the comfort of their homes. And as e-commerce interfaces have become ever more slick and seamless, with one-click payment systems and...
As business confidence in South Africa plummeted six points in June on the back of disappointing gross domestic product figures for the first quarter, South African retailers battle to achieve profitability, compounded by a PwC survey that names South Africa...
April 24, 2018 •
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The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment – one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving. Thanks in part to the African mobile phone market that was expected to grow 6.2 percent...
December 8, 2017 •
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In today’s digitally driven business environment, it is critical that businesses are powered by enterprise software that is tailored to their specific needs. Indeed, every business – even if they sit within the same sector or industry – has a unique...
October 18, 2017 •
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Looking back over the past decade, history has certainly demonstrated that trying to predict the pace and nature of technology development is a near impossible task. While analysts, business leaders and policymakers have certainly made wise predictions,...
Speed, efficiency and constant disruption are what characterise and define today’s business environment. For those that cannot innovate, adapt and respond quickly to the market, survival is dubious (at best). Within the realm of enterprise software...