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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Great services and products

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

Source:

IT Architect, Fortune 500 Retail Company

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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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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.

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

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Open standards in use across retail industry

Which open standards did you select?

ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards)
90%
SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
47%
OAGI (Open Applications Group)
7%
PCATS (Petroleum Convenience Alliance Technology Standards)
3%
GS1
31%
Other
6%

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

Source:

Survey of 240 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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Achieving results with ARTS standards

Eighty-eight percent of retail technology organizations reported that the use of ARTS standards met or exceeded their expectations.

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Survey of 151 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:
    • Web search on solving integration issues
    • Company mandate to adhere to infrastructure guidelines

Use Case

  • Selected the following:
    • ARTS (Association of Retail Technology Standards)
    • SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
    • GS1
  • Has used/expected to use the following ARTS standards/products:
    • Operational Data Model
    • POSlog XML Schema

Results

  • Achieved or expects the following by implementing an ARTS standards-based solution:
    • Reduce integration effort
    • Reduce integration cost
    • Increase software code re-use
    • Learn and implement best practices
    • Achieve easier compliance with master data governance policies
  • Use of ARTS standards through the purchase of application(s) or development met expectations.

Testimonials

ARTS is an investment in the future and we have treated it as such. The benefits come as more vendors utilise it.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise 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.