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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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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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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Meeting and exceeding expectations with ARTS standards

Did your use of ARTS standards through the purchase of application(s) or development meet your expectation?

Far exceeded expectations: 3%
Exceeded expectations: 19%
Met expectations: 66%
Did not meet expectations: 12%

Source:

Survey of 151 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF

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Point-of-sale best practices

69% of retail technology organizations who have implemented UnifiedPOS have implemented or expect to implement the POSlog XML Schema.

Source:

Survey of 105 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF who have implemented UnifiedPOS

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ARTS Operational Data Model saves significant time and money

Over forty percent of retail technology organizations who implemented the ARTS Operational Data Model saved more than 30% in development and integration time and cost.

Source:

Survey of 33 users of Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) of NRF who selected Operational Data Model

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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.