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Retailers Seen Moving to Apple Pay, Beacons

About four-in-10 retailers plans on using both Apple Pay (43%) and predictive analytics (42%) by the end of 2015. According to a new study from IHL Group, “Retail 2018 – Retail Transformed,” things are looking up for both store growth and IT spend. The study also shows that distributed order management is becoming an important retail IT trend. For example, more than 70% of specialty stores say their next POS software system will be based on an architecture of a distributed order management system hub as the core. Beacons are also poised for dramatic growth. Only 2% of retailers are currently using beacons, but 24% expect to have beacons in some stores in 2015.

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