TechValidate Research on Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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290 Customers Surveyed

2,146 Data Points Collected

22 Published TechFacts

8 Published Charts

3 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


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Learn and implement best practices

Fifty-seven percent of retail technology organizations have achieved or expect to learn and implement best practices by leveraging ARTS standards.

Source:

Survey of 215 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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Case Study: Medium Enterprise Retail Company

Challenges

  • Investigated open standards for reasons including the following:
    • Reference by other retailer
    • Need to decrease software development and/or integration lead times and costs
    • Successful experience in a previous employment position
    • Company mandate to adhere to infrastructure guidelines
    • Ease of application interoperability

Use Case

  • Selected the following:
    • ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards)
    • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
    • GS1
    • SIL
  • Has used/expected to use the following ARTS standards/products:
    • Operational Data Model
    • Data Warehouse Model
    • POSlog XML Schema
    • Standard Request for Proposal (RFP)
    • White Papers

Results

  • Achieved or expects the following by implementing an ARTS standards-based solution:
    • Reduce development time
    • Reduce development cost
    • Reduce integration effort
    • Reduce integration cost
    • Increase software code re-use
    • Achieve easier compliance with master data governance policies
    • Nimble – quick adoption of new solutions
  • Use of ARTS standards through the purchase of application(s) or development met expectations.
  • Saved > 50 percent in development and integration time and cost with ARTS standards.

Testimonials

“Our company had a number of aged legacy applications in place. Moving forward with rapid growth plans we turned to ARTS. ARTS allowed us to move quickly, deliver quality solutions and control cost while providing a number of new platforms across our enterprise.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Retail Company

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Adoption of ARTS standards has accelerated

Have you developed or purchased an application that utilizes ARTS standards?

Yes: 52%
Still under investigation: 27%
No: 21%

Source:

Survey of 243 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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ARTS provides significant value to the retail technology industry

What ARTS standards/products have you used or expect to use in the future?

Operational Data Model
40%
Data Warehouse Model
25%
POSlog XML Schema
55%
Retail Transaction Interface (RTI) XML Schema
41%
Customer XML Schema
33%
Price XML Schema
39%
Item XML Schema
48%
Inventory XML Schema
24%
UnifiedPOS
49%
Standard Request for Proposal (RFP)
18%
White Papers
29%
Other
7%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:

Survey of 215 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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Heavy Adoption of POSlog XML Schema

Fifty-five percent of retail technology organizations have used/expect to use POSlog XML Schema.

Source:

Survey of 215 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Fortune 500 Retail Company

Challenges

  • Investigated open standards for reasons including the following:
    • Need to decrease software development and/or integration lead times and costs

Use Case

  • Selected the following:
    • ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards)
    • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Has used/expected to use the following ARTS standards/products:
    • Operational Data Model
    • UnifiedPOS

Results

  • Achieved or expects the following by implementing an ARTS standards-based solution:
    • Reduced development time
    • Reduced development cost
    • Reduced integration effort
    • Reduced integration cost
    • Increased software code re-use
    • Learned and implemented best practices
    • Easier compliance with master data governance policies
  • Use of ARTS standards through the purchase of application(s) or development exceeded expectations.
  • Saved 30-40 percent in development and integration time and cost with ARTS standards.

Testimonials

“I initiated our involvement with ARTS about 15 years ago and it has been well rewarded with great services and products.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Fortune 500 Retail Company



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About Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS), a division of the National Retail Federation, is a retailer-driven international membership organization.