MicroStrategy releases new mobile offerings
Las Vegas – The new MicroStrategy Analytics app for iPad allows users to get an optimized mobile view of their organizations’ analytical insights, while the MicroStrategy Analytics app enables users to connect to their analytics applications, and securely browse through project folders of grids, graphs, visual insights, visualizations and dashboards.
In addition, MicroStrategy released Analytics Express, a self-service SaaS business analytics solution designed to help non-technical users analyze data on their own, without expert assistance. The company also released a new sales productivity solution, MicroStrategy Professional Services, and new and improved capabilities for its mobile app including faster performance and enhanced analytics and security.
ChannelAdvisor expands support of platform for small retailers
Research Triangle Park, N.C. — ChannelAdvisor Corporation, a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions, is expanding its Webstores Amplifier with support for Bigcommerce, an e-commerce website platform that allows small and medium businesses to quickly set up online stores. The ChannelAdvisor Webstores Amplifier simplifies product creation, automatically synchronizes inventory and standardizes fulfillment across multiple online channels and retail websites for its customers.
“Bigcommerce offers our customers an easy-to-use online store with most advanced functionality already built in, which retailers really appreciate as they grow to the next level,” said Marc Sebes, senior product manager at ChannelAdvisor. “It provides a flexible and user-friendly e-commerce storefront that can be launched in hours instead of months, enabling retailers to spend more time selling instead of waiting for their site to be finished.”
Toys ‘R’ Us launches online campaign for Special Olympics
Toys “R” Us is launching a nationwide in-store and online awareness campaign encouraging its customers to support the athletes participating the Special Olympics.
Starting Feb. 1, by texting "Cheer" to 80888, customers can make a $5 donation via their mobile device that will help Special Olympics athletes.
From Feb. 1 through March 31, signage in Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide will encourage customers to text "Cheer" to 80888 to make a $5 donation via their mobile device to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Toys “R” Us has also developed a robust online experience at Toysrus.com/2014SpecialOlympics where visitors can "meet" young athletes from across the country via an interactive map and learn how the Young Athletes Program is helping kids achieve their personal goals.
"As we eagerly count down to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey, we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the future stars of Special Olympics, and cheer on those who will be competing this year," said Kathleen Waugh, chairman, Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund. "Toys “R” Us has a long history of supporting the special needs community, and through our text-to-donate campaign we are pleased to engage our customers in supporting Special Olympics as it reveals America’s current and future champions at this summer’s USA Games."