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20.03.2018 / Breed Reply

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Breed Reply invests in METRON and TAG Sensors

Leading investor in early-stage IoT businesses increases investment portfolio to 20 companies across Europe.
France-based METRON has developed a smart energy platform for use in industry and Norwegian company TAG Sensors is focused on real-time cold chain management.


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Costco selects Reply and hybris to implement its new international ecommerce site

Reply and hybris software, an SAP company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that they have developed and delivered Costco Wholesale Corporation’s new international ecommerce site,


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Survey reveals almost two thirds of retailers now operate four or more customer touch points

A recent retailer survey from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply has revealed that channel integration is proving increasingly difficult as more and more retailers turn multichannel in an effort to engage with their customers.


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Tesco's Hudl Delivers Ground Breaking Android Customisation with Open Reply

Open Reply, the Reply company that specialises in the delivery of creative and technologically innovative mobile brand and commerce solutions, today announced that it has been working as a key development partner in the creation of Hudl, Tesco’s new 7 inch HD tablet.


Financial News

Reply S.p.A. acquires Solidsoft and strengthens its presence in UK

Reply S.p.A. strengthens its presence in UK through the purchase of 100% of the share capital of Solidsoft Ltd., a company specialised in the consultancy and development of Microsoft cloud architectures and solutions.


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Portaltech Reply Observatory reports strong growth in online purchases using mobile devices, especially tablets

The Portaltech Reply Observatory on ecommerce has produced some new and interesting results. The study was run by Portaltech Reply together with eDigitalResearch.


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hybris awards Portaltech Reply "Global Partner of the Year"

Portaltech Reply, the Reply group company specialising in the provision of eCommerce implementation and multichannel consulting services, was recognised as Global Partner of the Year for the second year running, by hybris, a leading provider of omni-channel commerce software, during the Partner Meeting hybris, held in Munich on the 24th January 2013.


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Reply S.p.A. acquires Avvio Design Associates Ltd., a company specialising in brand engagement and internal communications

Reply S.p.A. has strengthened its European presence with the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Avvio.


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Digital channels key for the future of retailing

Online and mobile channels will be key for future growth according to multichannel retailers. The latest industry study from Portaltech Reply, eDigitalResearch and IMRG shows that retailers who already sell through multiple channels expect their online and mobile sales to equate to 45% of their total revenue by 2014, whilst their store sales will drop to below 40%.


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77% of smartphone owners still use catalogues to browse proving that integration of all channels is key for success

eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply have been tracking the changing trends in multichannel shopping and browsing preferences with UK consumers since June 2010. This, the third study of its kind, found that whilst online and mobile channels are seeing substantial year on year growth, the results showed that more traditional shopping channels, such as catalogues and stores still have a vital role to play.


Press Article

Reply Group launches proximity marketing app HI Shop

Techworld  UK - Reply has launched a proximity marketing application based on the group’s proprietary Internet of Things platform, HI Reply. Marketing app will complement Reply’s mobile payments technology. Known as HI Shop, the app allows consumers to sign up to receive mobile marketing alerts relevant to their location.


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mCommerce quadruples in just two years

The latest research results from eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply shows that 64% of smartphone owners are now using their mobile devices to shop online, a number that has quadrupled since June 2010. The study also found that an impressive 84% of smartphone owners have used their devices to browse websites, with one third (33%) doing so on a daily basis, whilst three quarters (77%) are using their smartphones to research products.


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Gartner positions @logistics Reply in "Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems"

@logistics Reply, a Reply Group company specialising in the planning and development of integrated Supply Chain Execution solutions (SCM), has been placed within the "Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems 2012” by leading ICT Analyst, Gartner.


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Multichannel is dead. Long live ‘Proximity Commerce™’!

The evolution of channels for traditional retailers has resulted in fragmented operations leading to a poor user experience. Glue Reply has coined a new term “Proximity Commerce” which better describes how retailers should approach Multichannel. The new term ‘Proximity Commerce’ seeks to encapsulate where retail is heading and fit with how customers and technology are driving the agenda for retailers.


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hybris awards Portaltech Reply “EMEA Partner of the Year”

Portaltech Reply becomes the first and only partner in the world to reach the hybris Platinum Elite partner level.


Financial News

Reply S.p.A. acquires Portaltech, a UK company specialising in multichannel e-commerce strategies and solutions

Reply S.p.A. – listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange [MTA, STAR: REY] – strengthens its presence in Europe through the acquisition of 80% Portaltech shares, a UK company specialising in consulting and implementation of multichannel e-commerce strategies and solutions. Portaltech’s chosen technology platform is hybris, a global leader in e-commerce and multichannel software.


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Compliance a Growth Industry

Bankers’ bonuses may hog the headlines, but the issue of remuneration cuts across the whole of the financial services sector. "This article outlines" the current challenges for the UK compliance community. This is the second edition in which avantage has contributed to the quarterly journal.


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avantage Speaking engagement - Developing Role of the Risk Functions under Solvency ll

avantage spoke at the Institute of Risk Management’s Solvency II Special Interest Group in London on 1 April. The focus was on four main topics: governance, risk culture, the professionalisation of risk and the role of the CRO.


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Six steps to the next generation IT estate

Glue Reply explores the challenges faced by IT to be green, secure and to deliver a next generation IT estate that will allow the organisation to provide users with access to the increasing number of connected devices.