Whitepaper download: How PoS systems elevate the consumer retail experience by Oracle

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As a world leading technology business, Oracle provides retailers with a complete, open and integrated suite of business applications, server and storage solutions that are engineered to work together to optimize every aspect of their business. Over 20 of the leading retailers worldwide, including Walmart, Staples and Abercrombie & Fitch, use Oracle to create real business value. For many a …

Getting real with retail with Courts Indonesia’s Dedianto Turnip

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Human resource professionals in the retail sector are faced with a range of unique challenges. Retail jobs are demanding and ever-changing, requiring HR representatives to be on their toes and ready for anything. For HR teams, the retail environment can present a landscape akin to a minefield; knowing how to guide your human assets safely through can dramatically enhance your store’s …

Quick fire questions with Citibank’s Nagarajan Rangarajan

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Riding on optimism surrounding the country’s e-commerce business, Citi Indonesia is eyeing to score between IDR400 billion (US$30.8 million) to 500 billion in transactions from the newly launched the Citi Virtual Card Account (VCA), which is intended for corporate clients. The new card offers flexibility, streamlined purchasing, robust control, as well as easy, fast and customizable reconciliation and reporting. In terms of …

5 questions with Samsung Indonesia’s Rizkie Maulana Putra

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Today’s consumers are more demanding than ever from an anytime and anywhere perspective and retailers are seeking new ways to lure them into their shops, keep them interested and entice them to buy. The key is to blend online and in-store shopping strengths, giving the consumer an interactive shopping experience that can help to build brand relationships. The vast majority of consumers …

Guest article: A New Era in Philippine Commerce

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Manila, Philippines-  Last September 6-7, the Terrapinn team assembled one of the most well-organised conferences for Ecommerce here in the Philippines.  Terrapinn operates from a network of offices in London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Dubai and Johannesburg. This gives Terrapinn events a global reach and truly international perspective. And they’ve been doing this for over 25 years. Despite being home …

Healthcare

White Paper: The opportunities and challenges of e-commerce in Indonesian healthcare

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E-commerce has taken Indonesian retail and transportation by storm with the recent years bearing witness to a remarkable lifestyle transformation for Indonesians. With increased government support towards furthering its significance to the Indonesian economy, it’s a fair assumption that e-commerce is poised for greater integration across Indonesian industries. Recent developments in the Indonesian healthcare sector, as well as the continued …

Insights with Carmudi Indonesia CEO, Subir Lohani

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Subir Lohani is the current CEO of Carmudi Indonesia, the leading vehicle marketplace in Indonesia. Previously he was Managing Director of Carmudi Philippines, before that, an investment banker working out of Singapore in the capital markets space, with a specialty of covering corporate and sovereign clients in South and South East Asia. On a recent trip to Jakarta, we sat …

Guest article: Dave McClure on Japan’s slow startup dawn: ‘What the f*** is the problem?’

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It was a 500 Startups extravaganza as no fewer than four people from the international venture capital firm took the stage at a recent technology conference in Tokyo. The VC that started out in 2010 by Dave McClure and Christine Tsai with the ambition of helping build 500 businesses now has a global portfolio of 1,600 companies. “Maybe 500 VCs is …

Quona

Guest article: Going high touch in a tech world

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By: Ganesh Rengaswamy & Jackson Scher At Quona, we’re very excited about the prospects of technology enabling business models that can offer financial services to previously underserved segments.  We call it FinTech for the Underbanked, but the word “FinTech” might be misleading.  Yes, we’re talking about financial technology, but that isn’t the whole story.  In the markets our portfolio companies are …

consolidation

Are we entering into an age of e-commerce consolidation in Indonesia?

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The e-commerce landscape in many of the emerging markets in Southeast Asia has, through until 2016, been a story of fragmentation. Whereas in markets like China and the US we have seen consolidation through the emergence of clearly dominant players (Alibaba and Amazon respectively), in Southeast Asia there are a host of players in each market fighting it out for dominance. In …