INVENTORY

HighJump enhances Retailvantage inventory/POS tool

BY Dan Berthiaume

Minneapolis – HighJump Software, a provider of supply chain execution and retail management software, is releasing new capabilities and enhancements to its Retailvantage retail inventory and POS solution. With more than 50 enhancements and new features added to the system, this latest release includes enhanced reporting functionality, further e-commerce integration with FurnitureDealer.net and MicroD, and new capabilities such as the ability to send e-receipts and capture digital customer signatures at the point-of-sale.

Some of the enhancements included in the latest release of Retailvantage include e-receipts, signature capture, timestamps, automatic creation of e-commerce orders on a MicroD-powered website, and shopping cart integration with FurnitureDealer.net that enables retailers to offer a group of items to be sold as a package on their website and have the package import into Retailvantage with the exact attributes selected in the web order. All new features are now available to current and new clients.

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Feedzai develops fraud apps for Shopify, Big Commerce platforms

BY Dan Berthiaume

San Mateo, Calif. – Feedzai, a data science company that uses real-time, machine-based learning to analyze Big Data to prevent fraud, has developed e-commerce apps for the Shopify and Big Commerce platforms. The Feedzai apps on Shopify and Big Commerce provide online retailers with real-time information to determine the legitimacy of an order.

Users of the app see transactions flagged for suspected fraud. Retailers can then dive deeper to see a list of reasons to block or allow the transaction, allowing them to decide which transactions to accept or decline. Retailers have access to the same bank-grade risk engine used by payment networks and financial institutions.

The new Feedzai apps feature behavioral analysis, IP geo-location, device ID recognition, and disposable emails, among other criteria, to determine the risk associated with each sales order. A simple user interface scores each order in real-time and provides a list of human-friendly reasons to block or allow a transaction, helping retailers to decide to accept or reject an order.

In addition, street-level maps show the location of the IP address from which the transaction was created, which is cross-checked with the shipping address. Email reports detail the transaction summary for a set time period (day, week, etc.). Users can get up and running by installing the Feedzai app.

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TripAdvisor exec joins XO Group board

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer of TripAdvisor, has been appointed to the XO Group board of directors and will serve as an independent director on the board’s Compensation Committee. XO Group is parent company of wedding and pregnancy sites including The Bump, The Nest and The Knot.

Messing will be filling the vacancy created by the departure from the board of Eileen Naughton, who has accepted an overseas reassignment. With this transition, the board will consist of eight directors, six of whom are independent, and four of whom have joined the board in the last two years. Messing will serve in the class of directors to be elected at the 2015 annual meeting.

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