Solution & Data Architecture
The Fourth Industry Revolution (IR4) is upon us. To thrive in this environment, innovations must be developed to meet current and future business needs. W. Capra has a team of retail architects that specialize in evaluating business needs, data requirements and industry innovations to engineer best-in-class, business-minded solutions supporting strategic roadmaps.
W. Capra’s approach is to analyze, architect, and implement. An analysis will be conducted of the current environment, the strategic roadmap, and industry innovations. The solution is then architected based on the analysis while ensuring standards-driven integration between components is fit-for-purpose, extensible and scalable. During the implementation process, we work to ensure the architecture is implemented properly, tested and reviewed to guarantee the solution is setup and operating as designed.
- PCI DSS 4.0 looms large Merchants need to immediately start understanding what additional budget they are planning to allocate to tackle the increased time and costs necessary to maintain PCI compliance. Even working to find and procure the services of an approved scanning vendor will take time and internal resources.
- What does the new Taco Bell Defy concept mean for Convenience?This new Taco Bell concept should not be seen merely as a signal to other fast-food operators and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) that change is coming; this is a sign to all who strive to offer quick, convenient, access to high quality food and drink that adaptation is required. As a company, you don’t get to define what convenience means. The broader market and consumers are defining that for you, and expectations are being redefined every day.
- How Your Competitors Inform Your Program StrategyWhile too strong of a focus on the competition will not lead you closer to a winning program strategy, collecting competitive insights with purpose as part of your broader program strategy can enable new insights to help you serve your consumer base. These insights can solidify your understanding of table stakes, barriers to entry, and opportunities to differentiate within your market, but there are best practices that W. Capra recommends to employ this effectively.