This IDC study evaluates nine vendors that sell retail brand warehouse management software. Companies today are increasingly faced with multiple challenges that we think necessitates the next iteration of WMS for retail brands. The research and analysis completed in the process of developing this document reflect how a technology buyer today would evaluate vendor capabilities, with an eye on how the company is addressing the omni-channel distribution complexity to satisfy customer needs. Most of the vendors included in our analysis have invested significant R&D dollars to advance their platforms and capabilities to solve and get ahead of current and future retail brand challenges.
According to Victoria Brown, senior research analyst, IDC Retail Insights, "While the core focus of this research and analysis is around the warehouse, it's important to note that the warehouse has become the epicenter of the distribution world for retailers, and success in an omni-commerce world is completely reliant on a strong foundation and strategy."