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Paris, le 19 septembre 2022 – SAP SE (NYSE : SAP) a lancé l’édition 2023 de son programme d’accélération de start-ups axé sur le futur du Retail and Consumer Products. Pour cette 8ème édition de SAP.iO Foundry Paris, 12 start-ups internationales ont été sélectionnées par un jury composé d’experts SAP, de partenaires, de clients et de fonds d’investissement. Ces start-ups ont été reconnues comme étant précurseur sur ce thème de “Future of Retail and Consumer Products ”, un thème plus que jamais d’actualité avec les bouleversements des usages et du parcours client observé durant la crise sanitaire, et qui résulte de l’accélération de la numérisation de toutes les entreprises.

SAP.iO Foundry Paris, véritable incubateur de SAP en France, a déjà aidé plus de 65 start-ups à développer leur business ou leur solution. En quatre ans, SAP a atteint l’objectif fixé avec le gouvernement français visant à soutenir l’économie des start-ups lors sur sommet #ChooseFrance.

Ce nouveau programme a pour objectif de proposer aux entreprises du Retail et Consumer Products un accompagnement de leur stratégie digitale, grâce aux solutions de ces 12 start-ups, au rythme de l’évolution technologique autour de deux enjeux clés :

  • Proposer à leurs clients une expérience d’achat améliorée et différenciante
  • Assurer la traçabilité et l’authenticité de leurs produits

Odilia von Zitzewitz, Interim Lead SAP.iO Foundry Paris déclare : “SAP.iO est un accélérateur de start-ups formidable et engagé. Pour cette édition, l’accent a été mis sur le Retail laissant place à des innovations de choix, et qui répondent aux enjeux prédominants des acteurs de ce secteur clé. Nous sommes très fiers d’accompagner cette nouvelle promotion de start-ups !”

Au cours des 5 prochains mois, les start-ups auront accès à un mentorat personnalisé de la part des dirigeants de SAP France, à une exposition à la technologie SAP® et aux interfaces de programmation d’applications (API), ainsi qu’à des opportunités de collaboration avec des clients SAP du monde entier.

Les start-ups suivantes participent au programme SAP.iO Foundry Paris :

Sorga Technology

La mission de Sorga Technologie est d’accompagner les marques retail dans leur innovation digitale en proposant une solution à faible consommation d’énergie assurant la transparence et la traçabilité de leurs produits

https://sorga.org/

Arianee

La mission d’Arianee est de fournir aux entreprises des solutions simples pour établir des relations directes avec les consommateurs, respectueuses des données des utilisateurs et indépendantes des grandes plateformes technologiques.

https://www.arianee.org

 

CollectID

CollectID permet de garantir l’authenticité d’un produit, l’amélioration de l’expérience phygitale, ou encore l’établissement d’un canal de communication direct entre les marques . Une solution qui garantit l’authenticité et l’unicité des produits tout en rapprochant les marques de leurs clients.

https://www.collectid.com/

DIAKSE

Diakse développe et commercialise une solution de création de showrooms virtuels dans le métavers avec un objectif : permettre aux marques de mieux communiquer sur leurs produits et ainsi les aider à augmenter leurs ventes.

www.diakse.com

 

Foodetective

Foodetective est une plateforme de gestion et une infrastructure (API) de l’industrie F&B. Les entreprises utilisent Foodetective pour automatiser leurs opérations, simplifier leur administration, augmenter leurs revenus en ligne et accélérer les nouvelles opportunités commerciales. business.foodetective.co

LIVEBUY GmbH

LIVEBUY est une solution d’achat en direct pour les détaillants leaders du marché,

qui fournit à la fois la technologie et les bons créateurs pour construire une plateforme de contenu réussie au sein des boutiques en ligne.

https://www.livebuy.io/

  

Priceloop

Priceloop a développé une IA permettant de faciliter et d’automatiser les processus de tarification, proposant les meilleurs prix en tenant compte de tous les paramètres essentiels.

https://priceloop.ai/

 

Replika Software

Le logiciel Replika est une solution de vente sociale clé en main. Replika permet aux marques d’activer un réseau de vendeurs sociaux avec une entreprise clé en main pour inspirer sur les médias sociaux, vendre en ligne et se connecter avec les clients.

www.replikasoftware.com

  

Shopreme GmbH

Shopreme GmbH Développe notamment une technologie appelée « Scan & Go » qui transpose les avantages des achats en ligne dans les vrais magasins (rapidité, facilité de paiement, recommandations personnalisées, listes de course partagées…).

https://www.shopreme.com/

 

SmartPixels

SmartPixels fournit un outil de configuation et de visualisation de produits en 3D, l’objectif est d’aider les marques de mode et de luxe à créer des expériences personnalisées et interactives en ligne et en magasin.

https://www.smartpixels.fr/

 

SMARTZER LTD

La plateforme de Smartzer est utilisée par les marques pour transformer leurs vidéos et leurs flux en direct en expériences interactives et exploitables, ce qui leur permet d’obtenir un retour sur investissement direct du contenu et de mesurer les données détaillées des interactions vidéo.

www.smartzer.com

 

YZR

YZR automatise et accélère tous les projets de données textuelles de ses clients grâce à une solution puissante basée sur le traitement automatique des langues.

https://www.yzr.ai/en/

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User Experience is a crucial consideration for any web developer or designer; the only way to ensure that you’re delivering a successful website is to ensure that the end-user or customer will feel comfortable using it. 

A strong user experience increases your client’s chances of successful audience engagement and conversions.

What you might not realize, however, is that the strategies you use to enhance UX as a web developer or designer can also influence how the search engines respond to a website. 

Though many designers assume that SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the work of a copywriter or content producer, there are design elements to consider too. 

After all, the definition of optimization is “the action of making the best version of a resource.”

So, how are UX and SEO connected?

Adding UX to a Successful SEO Strategy

SEO used to be easy. To stand out on the search results, you just needed to stuff a page full of as many keywords and phrases as possible. Now, it’s a little more complicated. 

Leaders in search engine development, like Google and Bing, know that they need to offer their customers excellent experiences to keep them. In this new experience-focused landscape, SEO and UX share common goals. 

Search engines don’t just want to provide customers with any answers to their questions. Instead, Google and its competitors are using everything from artificial intelligence to machine learning algorithms to ensure that search results are accurate, relevant, and engaging. 

In the same way, user experience is about providing users with easy access to the information and resources they want. 

Now that SEO is a multi-disciplined approach, UX is just one of the essential tools that makes it possible for developers to optimize their websites properly. 

Where UX Developers Influence SEO 

There are plenty of connections between UX and site indexability

We all know that since 2018, site speed has become a crucial ranking factor for companies in search of better search results. As a developer, it’s up to you to ensure that there aren’t too many elements weighing a website down that would prevent it from delivering fast results. 

Bounce rate is another critical factor in search engine ranking algorithms. When customers click on a website, Google wants to see that they get the answers they want. If your navigation is difficult to understand, or the correct information isn’t easy to see on a page, end-users will just hit the back button. 

Let’s take a closer look at how developers can influence SEO with their UX strategies. 

1. Site Navigation and Ease of Use

It’s no secret that today’s digital consumers crave easy-to-use sites.

A complex website with pages ranking for different terms might seem like an excellent idea for SEO. However, from a UX perspective, the easier it is to navigate your website, the more your end-users will benefit. 

According to a study from Ahrefs, well-optimized pages that rank for several keywords can be more beneficial than dozens of pages ranking for similar terms. At the same time, if the search engines have difficulty crawling all your pages due to a poor site navigation strategy, then some pages won’t get indexed. 

So, how do you improve navigation and SEO at once? Follow the proper structure for your site first, categories and subcategories on the retail page help customers find exactly what they need. A solid internal linking structure allows the crawlers to examine your website and index each essential page individually.

Keep navigation simple when designing a website for both UX and SEO potential. 

2. User-Friendly Page Layouts

There are countless cases where poor layout design and formatting disrupts SEO potential. For example, cluttering a page with too much information makes it tougher to read and index. At the same time, if your pages aren’t attractive and easy to navigate, customers are more likely to hit the back button. 

If customers come to a website and immediately leave it again, this tells the search engines that they’re not finding what they need on those pages. That means Google will bump you to a lower position on the SERPs. 

So, how do you make your layouts more UX and SEO-friendly?

  • Get your category pages right: Say you’re creating a blog page for your client. They want to list all of their blogs on one main page while linking to separate locations for each article. A design that puts a large chunk of content from each blog on the main page can be problematic for UX and SEO. It means your customers have to scroll further to find what they need. At the same time, the search engines never know which words to rank that main page for. On the other hand, listing blogs on smaller cards, as Fabrik does in this example, makes sorting through content easier. 
  • Leverage headers and tags: Your customers and the search engines habitually “scan” your pages. When trying to improve UX and SEO simultaneously, you must ensure that it’s easy to find crucial information quickly. Header 1 or H1 tags can help by showing your audience your website’s critical sections. Title tags also give search engines more information on the term you want to rank for. Organizing your content into a structure that draws the eye down the page also means your customers are more likely to stay on your website for longer. That shows the search engines that you have quality, relevant content. 
  • Make the most of images and videos: Visual media isn’t just an excellent way to engage your audience. With videos and pictures, you can convey more vital information in a quick and convenient format. This leads to greater satisfaction from your audience from a UX perspective. However, visual content is also great for SEO. You can optimize every image with alt text and meta descriptions. That means you have a higher chance of ranking both in the main search results and the image searches on Google. 

3. Using Search Data to Inform Site Architecture

Today, SEO is less about building hundreds of landing pages for individual queries. Now, it’s more important to take a simple, de-cluttered approach with your website. SEO can determine what kind of architecture you need to create for a successful website. 

For instance, say you wanted to rank for eCommerce SEO. There are tons of related words that connect to that primary search term. Rather than making dozens of different pages that try to rank for distinct phrases, you can cover a lot of other ideas at once with a larger, more detailed piece of content. 

If a topic is too big to cover everything on a single page, then you might decide to create something called “pillar” content out of your main terms. This involves using one main page where you discuss all of the topics you will cover. Then, you design several smaller sub-pages that link back to that central pillar. 

Once again, this helps the search engines to navigate your website and index your pages while assisting the customers in finding the correct information. At the same time, you combine more pages on a website and remove anything that might be detracting from your site’s authority or not offering enough value. 

4. Improving Website SERP Listings

It’s easy to forget as a developer that a customer’s first experience with a website won’t always happen on that site’s homepage. Usually, when your customers are looking for solutions to a problem, they’ll find your website on the search engine results instead. 

This means that you need to ensure that you make the right impression here:

There are a few ways that developers can ensure the search engine listings they create for their clients are up to scratch. For instance, a reasonable title tag for each page that includes appropriate keywords is excellent for SEO and UX. A title tag lets your customers know they’re in the right place and helps them find the information they need. 

Remember, around eight out of ten users on search engines say that they’ll click a title if it’s compelling. 

Another component you have control over as a developer or designer is the “rich snippet.” Rich snippets are the informative chunks of content that Google adds to a search listing to help it stand out. You can use rich snippet plugins on a website to tell Google what kind of extra information you want to include on a page. 

For instance, you might want a company’s ratings to show up on your search results, so customers can see how trustworthy they are:

5. Local Business Rankings

When you’re creating a website for a company, it’s easy to forget about local rankings. We see the digital world as a way of reaching countless people worldwide. Local orders are easier to overlook when you have a global scope to work with. 

However, as a developer, you can boost a company’s chances of attracting the right local audience and boosting its credibility. For instance, you can start by ensuring that the correct directory information appears on your client’s website and social media profiles.

Another option is to create dedicated location pages for each area the company serves. This will make it easier for clients to find the contact details they need for their specific location. 

At the same time, pages that have been carefully optimized to rank for specific locations will earn more attention, specifically from search engines. The more of the search engine landscape your client can cover, the more chances they have to attract new customers and leads. 

Combing SEO and UX

In a world where experience is crucial for every business, it’s no wonder that UX and SEO are blending more closely together. There are a lot of areas where SEO and UX work in harmony together if you know where to find them. Improving your client’s SEO ranking with UX doesn’t just mean ensuring that their pages load quickly anymore. 

Simple strategies, like making sure a call-to-action button is clickable on a mobile page, can simultaneously boost a website’s UX potential and SEO performance. At the same time, adding images and alt text to a website provides search engines with more information while adding context to your content. 

The key to success is understanding how SEO and UX work together. If you look at SEO and UX as part of the same comprehensive strategy to give end-users a better online experience, achieving the right design goals is much easier. 

Of course, just like any strategy, it’s also worth making sure that you take the time to track the results of your UX and SEO campaigns. Examine which systems help you, and examine customers from an SEO perspective with design and development strategies.

 

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IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka enables real-time data processing and business process automation. Real-world examples show how traditional enterprises and startups increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the human experience across the healthcare value chain, including pharma, insurance, providers, retail, and manufacturing. This is part five: Open API and Omnichannel. Examples include Care.com and Invitae.

Blog Series – Kafka in Healthcare

Many healthcare companies leverage Kafka today. Use cases exist in every domain across the healthcare value chain. Most companies deploy data streaming in different business domains. Use cases often overlap. I tried to categorize a few real-world deployments into different technical scenarios and added a few real-world examples:

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IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka enables real-time data processing and business process automation. Real-world examples show how traditional enterprises and startups increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the human experience across the healthcare value chain, including pharma, insurance, providers, retail, and manufacturing. This is part five: Machine Learning and Data Science. Examples include Recursion and Humana.

Blog Series – Kafka in Healthcare

Many healthcare companies leverage Kafka today. Use cases exist in every domain across the healthcare value chain. Most companies deploy data streaming in different business domains. Use cases often overlap. I tried to categorize a few real-world deployments into different technical scenarios and added a few real-world examples:

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Starting your own business is a process with a fair share of challenges. Even in the web design world, where you can potentially minimize costs by working from home and collaborating with freelance contractors, many expenses exist. 

To run a successful web design business, you need enough money to invest in everything from skilled colleagues to resources (like fonts and themes), software subscriptions, and technology tools. Finding a way to fund your company can be the most complicated part of ensuring its success.

For most new companies, the easiest option to generate opportunities is “bootstrapping.” Learning how to bootstrap a web design business means knowing how to bring your business to life with virtually no starting capital. 

Here’s how to get started.

What is Bootstrapping? 

Successful bootstrappers take an idea, such as creating a web design company and create a fantastic company without the backing of investors. It takes significant dedication, commitment, and single-mindedness to accomplish your goals, but some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Sam Walton, got their start this way. 

The term “bootstrapping” comes from the phrase “to pull yourself up by the bootstraps,” which indicates overcoming challenges on your own without any external support. 

The pros and cons of bootstrapping include:

Pros:

  • Full control: Bootstrapping allows entrepreneurs to retain full ownership over their business. Alternatively, engaging with investors means allowing other professionals to own a portion of your company or make a share of the decisions. 
  • Innovation: Business owners in a bootstrapping model are forced to invest in agile and innovative business models. You must develop processes to produce immediate, lasting cash flow from day one. 
  • Accomplishment: Building something from the ground up creates a powerful sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. 
  • Ownership: You won’t have to sell any equity in your business to other investors, which means you can benefit fully from the company as it grows.

Cons:

  • Risks: Self-funded businesses generally run out of funds faster and struggle to scale as quickly as other companies, limiting the brand’s ability to reach its potential.
  • Limited support: Traditional financing methods (like working with investors) also provide networking opportunities and support from specialists who want to see your company succeed. 
  • Pressure: Bootstrapping businesses need to be meticulous about everything from keeping books to making the right decisions for brand growth. 
  • Hard work: With limited resources, connections, and options, bootstrapping entrepreneurs need to work harder than most and take on more roles.

How to Bootstrap Your Web Design Business: Step by Step

Bootstrapping a web design business can be complicated, but it works for many companies if you follow the right strategy. The good news is web design companies generally don’t require as much initial capital as some other types of companies, like standard retail brands or companies with a need for brick and mortar offices.

However, there are still steps you’ll need to follow to ensure success.

Step 1: Source Some Initial Funds

While you might not work with investors when bootstrapping your web design business, you’ll still need some essential initial funds. To run a web design business, you won’t necessarily need a massive initial investment, but you will need something. 

To determine how much capital you need to raise from your income, savings, a line of credit, or other common bootstrapping sources, think about:

  • Where you’re going to work: The upfront costs of operating your own web design business will be a lot lower if you choose to work from home and with remote specialists. The less you have to pay for office space, the better.
  • Business fees: You may need to pay fees for registering your business name, hosting your own website for advertising, and dealing with any registration costs.
  • Equipment and software: Think about what you will use daily for web design. Subscription-based services like Adobe Creative Cloud can cost quite a bit to access. You’ll also need a good computer, and perhaps a tablet for sketching.

Step 2: Find a USP 

The easiest way to ensure a bootstrapped web design business is a success is to ensure you are offering specific clients something they genuinely need. In a service-based landscape like web design, you need to know what your customers want and offer something they can’t get elsewhere.

For instance, can you differentiate yourself from other web design companies by helping with modern trends like 360-degree video and XR-ready design? Can you build apps for companies from scratch and provide ongoing maintenance for the websites you make?

An excellent way to find your USP is to examine your competitors. Find out what other companies in your area are offering their customers, and listen to consumers in your industry when they talk about what they need from a website designer. 

Step 3: Choose a Cash Flow Optimized Model 

Since you’re relying only on your cash and the money you make from your web design business to fuel its growth, choosing a model optimized for consistent cash flow is essential. Bootstrapping a business often means you place most of the profit you gain from your company back into the development of the brand. 

With this in mind, consider how you’ll offer services and charge your customers. Are you going to ask for a portion of the fees up-front before starting a web design project? Can you provide your customers with subscription models to improve your revenue consistently?

For instance, you could provide help with ongoing maintenance, development, and support rather than just offering to build websites for companies. Another way to make additional income is with professional services, like consulting. 

Make sure there’s a market for the services you’ll offer before launching your business by examining the surrounding environments and services your competitors provide.

Step 4: Keep Costs Low and Profits High

Keeping costs low will be essential to ensuring your success when bootstrapping a business. Fortunately for web designers, it’s relatively easy to cut down on fees. For instance, WordPress is free to use for your development projects, making it an excellent choice for many web design strategies. 

You can also look into common free and cheap alternatives to web design tools online, like GIMP. Shop around for the things you will be paying ongoing fees with. For instance, it’s best to check out multiple vendors when looking for web hosting and marketing support. 

While keeping your costs low, it’s also essential to accelerate profits as much as possible. You can look for ways to boost customer retention by building stronger relationships with your clients and offering them deals on long-term subscriptions. 

If you have time outside of your web design business, you can also try taking on some side hustles. Options include:

  • Selling web design assets on sites like ThemeForest
  • Offering your services on a freelance basis with sites like Dribbble and Toptal
  • Designing and selling NFTs for the metaverse
  • Teaching web design or selling webinars

Step 5: Grow Cautiously

Finally, while the goal of successfully bootstrapping your web design business will be to grow as rapidly and consistently as possible, it’s important to be cautious. For instance, you’ll need to be able to afford the fees of every new designer you bring onto your team, so consider looking for freelancers and contractors rather than permanent hires.

Use organic channels for marketing your services, like blogging and content marketing which can help improve your SEO standing and attract attention among clients. Plus, encourage your customers to recommend your services to other brands. 

As new clients approach your business, ensure you only take on as many customers as you can reasonably handle. Compromising on quality will damage your relationships with customers and harm your reputation. 

Good Luck Bootstrapping Your Business

When you’re bootstrapping a business, you get the benefit of being able to eliminate any outside influences from your growth. You’re free to focus on building relationships with companies of your choice, and you get to make decisions about your growth. However, there are downsides, too, like significant stress and limited financial opportunities.

While bootstrapping your business is tough, if you manage to complete the process successfully, the results can be fantastic. 

 

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Le groupe Kering renouvelle sa confiance en SAP pour ses activités finance, retail et supply chain, avec la mise en place de solutions de nouvelle génération ayant comme cœur l’ERP S/4HANA for Fashion.

Kering est un groupe mondial de luxe qui regroupe un ensemble de Maisons emblématiques dans le monde de la couture et de la maroquinerie, telles que Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen et Brioni. Kering est également présent dans le secteur de la joaillerie avec les marques Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo et Qeelin. Enfin, le groupe a créé en 2015 Kering Eyewear, une entité dédiée à la lunetterie haut de gamme et sport. Kering comptait en 2021   plus de 42.000 collaborateurs pour un chiffre d’affaires annuel de 17,6 milliards d’euros.

Depuis quelques années, le groupe est engagé dans un ambitieux projet de transformation digitale, tant au niveau corporate que de ses marques.

Cette transformation en matière d’innovations et de technologies passe notamment par l’harmonisation des fonctions corporate et par le déploiement de services partagés pour les marques afin qu’elles puissent rester dédiées à leur cœur de métier, la création. Dans le même temps, cela implique une simplification et une rationalisation des systèmes d’information (SI) afin d’atteindre l’excellence opérationnelle et de contrôler les coûts.

L’IT joue un rôle clé dans cette transformation de l’organisation. La DSI de Kering a en effet pour vocation de proposer des solutions communes à l’ensemble des entités du groupe. « Nous nous focalisons actuellement sur trois fonctions clés, explique Nicolas Gauthier, Group Chief Information Officer chez Kering : le retail, afin de proposer le bon produit, au bon moment, la supply chain, avec comme objectif une livraison toujours plus rapide des produits et enfin la finance, afin de soutenir les équipes. »

Afin d‘accompagner cette transformation, Kering a choisi un ensemble de solutions SAP innovantes. « Nous voulons mettre en place une plate-forme permettant de se doter de processus plus efficaces, d’effectuer des échanges de données en temps réel et d’harmoniser nos modèles opératoires. Notre système SAP est probablement l’un des plus importants du marché, avec une instance couvrant trois domaines, trois régions et soixante pays. Il est interfacé avec tous nos systèmes, magasins et entrepôts. »

Aller vite dans la construction de la nouvelle plate-forme SAP

Kering a ainsi sélectionné le meilleur des solutions SAP pour répondre aux besoins de ses métiers. Le groupe a en ligne de mire l’adoption de l’ERP SAP S/ 4HANA Retail et Fashion, accompagné d’une interface utilisateur ergonomique s’appuyant sur la technologie SAP Fiori. À cet effet, il a renouvelé son partenariat stratégique avec SAP. « Nous devons aller vite, afin de respecter le rythme de transformation fixé par le groupe », explique Nicolas Gauthier.

Mais l’organisation doit également faire face à d’autres challenges : savoir insuffler ses principes et bonnes pratiques dans le nouveau système d’information (SI) SAP, être capable de déployer ces nouvelles solutions sans impacter les opérations courantes tout en créant un système respectueux de l’environnement. « Du point de vue technique, toutes nos solutions sont conçues pour avoir un impact minimal sur l’environnement. Nous publions d’ailleurs un rapport incluant une évaluation de l’impact environnemental de nos activités. Du point de vue métier, nous essayons de mettre en place dans notre ERP SAP des processus capables de réduire l’empreinte carbone du groupe Kering. »

Kering a dans un premier temps travaillé sur les fonctions finance. « C’est le cœur du SI, sur lequel se connectent le retail et la supply chain », analyse Nicolas Gauthier. Le core model finance a été déployé avec succès dans les principaux pays du groupe (dont la zone EMEA), et ce pour toutes les marques.

 

 

Savoir rester à l’écoute

Le succès du projet repose sur une recette éprouvée : « Nous restons très proches des utilisateurs. Nous écoutons tous nos interlocuteurs, afin de délivrer la solution attendue. Nous utilisons également des méthodes de développement agile et nous construisons nos solutions étape par étape, afin d’éviter tout effet tunnel. Enfin, nous nous challengeons en continu, en évaluant le taux d’adoption et l’utilisation des solutions que nous proposons aux métiers. »

SAP est un partenaire qui accompagne et propose les innovations qui donnent corps au projet de transformation de Kering. « SAP a un rôle à jouer pour nous aider à implémenter notre vision, non seulement, sur la partie technique, mais en apportant également des idées nouvelles sur la manière d’adresser certaines problématiques métiers. Nous avons noué une relation très proche, nos experts parlant avec leurs experts, nos managers avec leurs managers. La qualité du service premium Max Attention est un élément déterminant du succès de la transformation de Kering qui nous permet de bénéficier de l’entièreté du potentiel et de la valeur des solutions SAP ».

 

 

 

 

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Paris, le 10 janvier 2022 – Gémo se dote aujourd’hui de nouvelles solutions technologiques centrées sur la data, avec l’offre de migration RISE with SAP. Objectif : développer une approche omnicanale de pointe, conjuguant parfaitement ses lieux de ventes physiques et son commerce en ligne. Le maillage de ses entrepôts et de ses magasins représente en effet un atout clé pour l’enseigne familiale du groupe Eram, qui entame, grâce à SAP S/4HANA, une stratégie d’accélération de sa transformation numérique pour en faire un véritable levier de croissance.

SAP, Google Cloud et delaware, trois acteurs au service de la simplification

SAP, fidèle à ses ambitions, démontre une fois de plus sa capacité à apporter tous les outils nécessaires pour s’adapter aux évolutions du marché et notamment à celui du prêt-à-porter. Fort de son expertise de leader des logiciels de gestion d’entreprise sur de multiples industries, SAP a en effet toutes les cartes en main pour accompagner Gémo dans le challenge que l’enseigne souhaite relever à horizon 2025.

Le choix de Google Cloud s’inscrit dans une logique de capital technologique. A travers cette migration dans le cloud, réfléchie, progressive et déterminée, Gémo souhaite valoriser la stratégie de big data déjà engagée avec Google. Pouvoir intégrer parfaitement les données SAP, tout en bénéficiant de la sécurité, de la flexibilité, des capacités d’analyses et de la résilience de l’infrastructure, a été décisif dans la sélection de Google Cloud.

Pour intégrer SAP S/4 HANA et ses modules spécialisés, Gémo s’adosse à un acteur local et international reconnu sur le marché SAP. delaware, est un expert de l’intégration SAP dans l’industrie du retail / fashion et est notamment présent à Nantes près du siège de Gémo. Il a su démontrer la valeur ajoutée de la solution SAP pour Gémo et déployer les équipes d’experts nécessaires pour accompagner cette transformation.

Avec 440 magasins, 4 000 collaborateurs et plus de 12 000 références produits, l’enseigne Gémo habille aujourd’hui 1 français sur 5, et ambitionne d’entrer dans le top 5 des acteurs du marché de l’équipement de la personne. La modernisation des outils, basée sur un cœur SAP, doit permettre de répondre aux ambitions de croissance omnicanale, en France et à l’international, en intégrant de nouveaux modèles de business.

Une transformation numérique engagée pour soutenir la croissance à venir

Les technologies proposées aujourd’hui par l’offre « Business Transformation as a Service » de RISE with SAP ont été bâties dans le but de soutenir cette croissance et d’apporter les solutions innovantes afin :

  • d’accélérer le Time To Market de l’ensemble des projets : les distributeurs producteurs se doivent d’être rapides pour répondre immédiatement aux demandes des consommateurs ;
  • de tenir les engagements dans le taux de service ;
  • de personnaliser l’expérience client ;
  • d’assurer la fluidité et l’efficacité de la chaîne d’approvisionnement et de distribution ;
  • d’apporter le meilleur sur la disponibilité des collections selon les saisons et sur la centralisation de l’offre ;
  • et de garantir la pérennité de l’entreprise et préserver sa rentabilité.

« L’accompagnement de la stratégie de transformation de Gémo est la raison d’être de ce partenariat  à haute valeur ajoutée avec SAP, Google Cloud et delaware. C’est en effet en trouvant de nouveaux relais de croissance avec une approche omnicanale, en améliorant l’expérience de nos clients et en garantissant l’excellence opérationnelle de nos chaînes logistiques que nous assurerons à notre groupe une place de leader dans le secteur hautement compétitif de l’équipement de la personne en France, et à l’international, pour les prochaines décennies », annonce Philippe Thirache, Directeur Général Gémo.

« Accompagner l’enseigne Gémo dans sa transformation numérique est une grande fierté pour nous aujourd’hui. D’autant que nous avançons avec la même vision, toujours tournée vers le client et avec l’ambition d’améliorer et de simplifier la vie de chacun. Nous avons hâte de constater le fruit de ce nouveau partenariat et de permettre à Gémo de déployer sa stratégie omnicanale.» précise Frédéric Chauviré, Directeur Général SAP France

« Nous sommes fiers d’accompagner une marque comme Gémo et un groupe comme Eram, fleurons de la distribution française, dans leur accélération numérique, et de démontrer notre pertinence technologique dans leur stratégie de croissance, de soutenir l’enrichissement constant de leur expérience et de leur satisfaction client. » explique Anthony Cirot, Directeur général de Google Cloud France.

« Gémo est une entreprise engagée, ancrée sur son territoire, et fait partie des leaders sur son marché. Nous sommes ainsi particulièrement fiers de participer à la transformation de cette enseigne française reconnue. Les experts et la direction de delaware sont mobilisés pour faire de ce projet une réussite à la hauteur des ambitions de Gémo. A travers ce programme et avec le concours du groupe Eram, nous continuerons de favoriser la démarche invest in digital people en faveur de la reconversion professionnelle dans le secteur du numérique » complète Aymeric Fosset, associé delaware.

 

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AR (Augmented Reality) continues to build as one of the most exciting technology innovations to appear in recent years. More accessible than virtual reality experiences, since no specialist headset is required, AR has quickly emerged as a crucial tool for building unique experiences.

Although interest in AR as a tool for customer interaction and experience has been growing, demand has skyrocketed in recent years. In addition, since the pandemic of 2020, companies no longer have the same in-person opportunities available to create meaningful relationships with customers.

To ensure a client is fully invested in your brand today, you need to find a new way of building that emotional link. As an immersive, experience-led solution for brand building, AR can improve a company’s chance of earning brand loyalty. What’s more, around 71% of consumers say they would shop more often if AR technology were available.

The question is, how do you develop your own AR branded experiences?

Creating Branded Experiences in AR

For an augmented reality experience to be effective, you need more than just the right technology; you need a strategy for how you’re going to engage, empower, and support your target audience.

The best AR branded experiences aren’t just multi-dimensional advertisements; they’re tools intended to engage, inform, and entertain your audience in a new, highly immersive realm. Before you can begin to work on your AR app, you need to think about what kind of branded experience you want to develop. Here are some excellent examples to get you started.

AR Try-Before-You-Buy Interactions

Globally, ecommerce sales are growing at an astronomical pace. Going forward, there’s no question that the digital landscape will become the new platform for shopping and transactions. But, unfortunately, there are some limitations when it comes to shopping online.

While the right website developer or designer can create a stunning site packed with information about a product or service, there’s only so much that a webpage can do. Delivering a truly immersive user experience for your target audience involves replicating the kind of in-person experiences they would get in a digital format.

The best example of this is the “try-before-you-buy” AR app. Most commonly seen in the clothing and beauty industries, this app allows customers to use AR filters to see what everything from a new hair color to a shade of lipstick might look like on them. The experience is highly accessible and engaging because it builds on customers’ familiarity with filters and similar effects on social media channels like TikTok and Instagram.

A popular example of an AR try-before-you-buy experience comes from Sephora, with the “Virtual Artist” application. Originally installed within the Sephora app in 2016, the technology uses Modiface to scan and track the eyes and lips of the customer using a smartphone camera. After that, the system can overlay eye-shadows, lipsticks, and other products, to give the customer idea of what they might look like in real-life.

As AR applications become more mainstream, new solutions are emerging for companies concerned about things like privacy. Consumers who don’t want to load their image into a system for try-before-you-buy experiences can still access the benefits of AR with the right tools.

For instance, ASOS created the new “See My Fit” service in 2020 to help customers shop for clothing during the pandemic. The solution allows users to see what clothing will look like on a model with a similar body type to their own. This helps to show shoppers how products realistically look in similar bodies while reducing the risk of returns.

ASOS certainly saw the benefit of this innovation, with an increase in revenues of around 24% in the six months leading to the end of February 2021.

AR for Product Catalogs and Visualization

We all remember what it was like to flick through the glossy pages of a magazine or catalog for our favorite stores. Unfortunately, in today’s digital age, these paper brochures are far from the most efficient tool for shopping. We need a more digital experience that allows us to select products, see what they will look like, and add them to our virtual baskets.

One excellent example of how companies can use AR to improve the overall shopping and visualization experience for customers comes from Home Depot. The brand was one of the first to upgrade its user experience strategy with a new Project Color application in 2015. Although this app might seem a little outdated by today’s standards, it’s still an excellent insight into what companies can do to improve their customer’s brand experience.

The Home Depot app used AR to scan a room and implement the color a customer chose for their walls into that space, considering things like furniture, shadow, and lighting, to allow for a more realistic insight. The app has updated significantly over the years to become increasingly immersive.

Visualizing products in a real, contextual space is hugely beneficial for a customer’s purchasing experience and perception of a specific brand. If your customer sees buying the right product from you as simple and convenient, they’re more likely to stick with your organization long-term.

The product catalog and visualization approach to AR in brand development has grown increasingly popular in the last two years, perhaps driven by the demand for more online shopping opportunities. In 2020, Wayfair announced the release of an updated version of its “View in Room” app, which now uses LiDAR technology to provide enhanced utility when shopping for home products.

According to Wayfair, the LiDAR technology and “RealityKit” software give customers a more authentic and realistic view, so they can make better decisions about what they want to buy. According to Apple, customers are 11 times more likely to buy an item of furniture if they have seen how it looks in their home using AR.

Creating Unique Brand Experiences

AR is one of the technology innovations in our current landscape, helping blur the lines between digital worlds and reality. In a future defined by the rise of the metaverse, AR could have a significant impact on how we spend our time in a more virtual world.

Already, companies are taking advantage of this, with things like virtual pop-up shops and temporary experiences intended to differentiate their brands. For instance, Machine-A, a London-based concept store, is usually committed to showcasing contemporary fashion designs.

When it became apparent that London fashion week for 2020 would be virtual, Machine-A came up with a virtual boutique enabled by AR. By scanning a QR code embedded into billboards and posters across London, users could enter the boutique virtually from their phones and experience the designs themselves.

The concept created by Machine-A has opened the minds of countless business brand teams and marketers to new methods of increasing engagement and awareness among customers. In a world where you can’t necessarily interact with your top customers in person, providing them with a new and immersive experience can be a great way to generate loyalty.

The companies more willing to invest in innovative solutions like AR are also more likely to stand out as innovators in their field. Other companies have experimented with similar “pop-up” experiences and unique ways to capture audience attention. For example, Burberry placed a QR code in a Harrods store, which customers could scan to visit a branded experience, where an Elphis statue walked around in their surroundings through the lens of their smartphone camera.

It’s even possible to use AR experiences to attract the attention of new audience groups. For instance, the retail brand, Pull & Bear launched an AR game created with Facebook to help the company reach the 90% of Gen Z customers who identify as “gamers.”

Provide New Levels of Customer Support

As many of today’s businesses know, memorable branding isn’t just about having the right image or website; it’s also about providing the correct level of customer service and support. Most purchasing and brand loyalty decisions made today are based on customer experience.

Providing customers with unique experiences to improve their shopping journey is sure to make your company stand out in the new digital age. But it’s also possible to go even further with AR in your brand CX strategy too.

Amazon Salon, for instance, the first bricks-and-mortar hair salon created by Amazon, was partially established to test new technology. The “point and learn” service, for example, allowed customers to point a product they were interested in on a display or shelf and immediately access educational content. Users could also scan QR codes to visit the product page on the QR site.

This helps customers immediately get to the product they want to buy without relying on input from human services agents. In a similar vein, AR could be an excellent way to onboard a customer, learning how to use a new product for the first time.

Imagine having a user’s manual your customer can enjoy scanning through, thanks to AR technology. All your customer needs to do is scan the QR code on the back of a product, and they can see the item they need to build or install coming to life in front of them. This reduces the risk of customers having to call for help from tech support and means clients can see the value in their purchases a lot faster.

Companies can embrace AR as a virtual learning experience, helping users collect information and learn how to do things through an immersive first-hand experience. This kind of immersive technology could help to make any brand stand out as more user-experience-focused. Even car companies could essentially provide their customers with a complete virtual HUD showing them how each button and dial on their dashboard works.

Upgrade Website Design

Perhaps the most common way companies will be using AR to create branded experiences today is by updating their website. You’ve probably already seen examples of AR being used in a host of retail sites, with new experiences designed specifically for the age of augmented reality.

360-degree images, for instance, allow customers to essentially “look around” a product, and see it from different angles, just like they would if they were looking at the item in-store. We can see an excellent example of this on the BMW build-your-own web page, where vehicle browsers can see their vehicles from every angle.

The 360-degree product viewing experience lets you check everything from the side molding to the sculpted edges in perfect detail.  

QR codes and app downloads can also allow customers to take their AR experience even further, looking at things like what life would be like behind the wheel of one of these virtually augmented vehicles.

As AR becomes more commonplace and the tools available for designers in this arena continue to expand, there will be even more opportunities available to bring AR into the website experience. Even essential website upgrades today might include allowing customers to upload pictures of themselves or their homes, then using augmented reality technology to implement parts of a product catalog into the space.

AR Virtual Events

Finally, when it comes to exploring all the unique ways you can build a better brand experience and excellent customer relationships with AR, it’s worth looking at the event space. The event landscape has struggled significantly over the last couple of years. The pandemic forced most live events to be canceled, and although the post-pandemic era holds new hope for upcoming in-person experiences, the landscape will be very different.

Going forward, most companies plan to avoid a complete shift back to in-person events by creating “hybrid” experiences and augmented reality events instead. Augmented and virtual reality tools allow customers to step into an event arena from wherever they are.

For instance, the Pot Noodle Unilever brand hosted a virtual alternative careers fair in AR, where people could use their phones to navigate through a range of graduate employer booths. The unique career fair experience was designed to replace the more common in-person interactions graduates might have as they approached the end of their education.

The custom-developed 3D booths featured a range of different employers, and students could tap on the booth screen they were interested in to see a video from each employer. As an added bonus, the connection to the Pot Noodle AR careers fair website meant that students could also instantly apply for any of the jobs they were interested in.

Similar events could help brands recreate some of the meaningful experiential experiences that their customers have been missing out on in the last couple of years. They could also act as a valuable tool for bringing together people in a hybrid event, where someone visiting an in-person demo table could scan a QR code to send virtual demonstrations of a product back to their team.

This would reduce the number of people who needed to be present in an event environment at any given time, reducing the risk of health issues.

Bringing Brands to Life with AR

In the new consumer landscape, brand relationships are more important than ever. As a result, customers are making more careful choices about who they purchase from, based on their understanding of that company’s values and differentiators.

Now that you won’t always have an opportunity to interact with customers in-person to earn their trust, AR could be the solution for a lot of companies in search of new engagement tools. All you need to do is figure out how you’ll leverage all the benefits AR can offer.

Will you be creating an app, building a new website with enhanced 360-degree photos, or designing in-person experiences? Hopefully, these examples have inspired you to start exploring your options.

 

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Paris, le 30 novembre 2021 – Dans le cadre du salon Tech for Retail, ce 30 novembre et 1er décembre, Odoxa et SAP dévoilent un nouveau baromètre européen examinant l’impact de la crise sanitaire sur les façons de consommer. Cette enquête a été réalisée auprès de 3 500 français et européens entre les mois d’octobre et novembre.

Le baromètre s’intéresse à de nombreux enjeux de consommation, notamment les services favorisés, les produits phares, les enseignes majeures ou encore la seconde main et l’attention portée à la qualité du produit. Parmi ces nombreux enseignements, voici quelques chiffres clés :

  • L’enquête montre qu’il y a clairement un avant et un après : 62% des interrogés indiquent que la pandémie a radicalement transformé leur vision de la consommation. De plus, suite à cette crise, 55% d’entre eux affirment une transformation certaine de leur conception.

 

  • Ces évolutions se manifestent par de nouvelles habitudes, assimilées durant la crise, et aujourd’hui indissociables de leur quotidien. Ainsi 26% des Français déclarent indispensable la possibilité de réserver un créneau de rendez-vous via internet. Avec 21% de moyenne européenne, la France est le pays le plus demandeur sur ce sujet. En revanche, si 24% d’entre eux ne souhaitent pas délaisser la livraison à domicile, ce taux est bien en-dessous de celui du Royaume Uni qui, avec 53%, est le pays le plus attaché à ce service. Le service « click and collect », largement démocratisé durant la crise, est devenu crucial pour 24% des Français, alors que seuls 19% des Européens souhaitent conserver cette habitude.

 

  • La responsabilité environnementale des marques est un sujet décisif. 74% des Français positionnent la qualité des produits en tête de leurs critères de sélection. Sur l’échelle européenne on retrouve donc des marques comme Zara pour le textile, ou Mercadona pour les produits de grandes consommations alimentaires. Plus que jamais, la question de l’impact des marques et des produits sur la société se renforce.

 

« Cette crise a irrémédiablement changé la façon de consommer des européens : 55% des Français et 59% des Européens dans tous les autres grands pays voisins assurent qu’ils ne consomment/consommeront plus de la même manière après cette expérience. Jamais sans doute depuis l’après-guerre nos pays n’avaient connu un tel choc. Aux entreprises du Retail d’y faire face et de bien négocier ce virage et cette rupture schumpétérienne. » déclare Gaël Sliman, Président et Cofondateur d’Odoxa.

« Il est certain que ce baromètre va mettre en lumière des paradigmes de sociétés nouveaux. Certains évidents, d’autres sous-jacents mais tous révélateurs d’une transformation profonde de nos habitudes, de nos envies et de notre posture en tant que consommateur. Notre baromètre est clair, les Français, comme les Européens, ont changé de perspective, et ce, pour de bon. » indique Laura Duno, Fashion Value Advisor chez SAP France.

 

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