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OrderMotion Teams with Channel Intelligence
Software providers OrderMotion and Channel Intelligence have joined forces. OrderMotion specializes in on-demand order and customer management solutions for small and medium-sized merchants that sell direct to consumers. Channel Intelligence provides Web-initiated commerce systems that enable online shoppers to find and buy products whether they start at retailer sites, manufacturer sites, destination shopping sites, or mobile shopping applications.

The certified and pre-built integration between OrderMotion and Channel Intelligence will enable OrderMotion merchants to more effectively and seamlessly sell their products on sites such as and SHOP.COM than with one-off implementations. In turn, Channel Intelligence merchants can easily connect to OrderMotion for help with automating order and customer management across all sales channels.

HighJump Offering WMS for Small Merchants
HighJump Software, a 3M company, has announced a warehouse-management system (WMS) aimed specifically at small and mid-sized companies. Known as HighJump Warehouse Advantage-45, it is designed to be fully implemented within 45 business days.

The software is built on the same technology that supports HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage suite for large companies. Like its predecessor, the new version aims to help customers achieve tracking and visibility of inbound orders, accurate receiving, directed put-away, and rapid picking, shipping and replenishment. Implementations will be structured by a detailed “playbook,” directing daily activity and issuing instructions according to each individual’s role and responsibility.

A flexible pricing structure includes both license and subscription-based options. Companies can buy only the functionality they need and add more complex features and modules over time, according to HighJump.

Datavantage/CommercialWare Buys 51% Stake in eOne Group
Retail technology provider Datavantage/CommercialWare, which targets the specialty and general merchandise retail industry, has acquired a 51% interest in eOne Group, an e-commerce systems provider based in Omaha, NE. EOne Group and its offerings will be integrated into Datavantage/CommercialWare (which will be renamed MICROS-Retail later this year). Transaction terms were not disclosed.

Junction Solutions Partnering with TXT
Junction Solutions, a provider of enterprise order management software services based on the Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics/AX platform, announced a partnership with TXT e-solutions to integrate consumer demand planning functionality with its JunctionMCR retailer software. TXT’s Consumer Driven Planning for Microsoft Dynamics/AX enhances demand management processes by enabling a collaborative data management and demand intelligence system that AMR Research describes as the integration of five demand-driven retailing themes: consumer-centric merchandising, product development, store and cross-channel operations, on-shelf availability, and agile supplier networks.

Ernie Schell is director of Ventnor, NJ-based consultancy Marketing Systems Analysis.

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