New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Worldwide Retail Innovation Administration Platforms Specialty Software program Suppliers


LONDON, April 7, 2022 — Retail innovation is constructed on processes that require firms to assemble heterogeneous inputs throughout the prolonged retail worth chain. C-level executives and innovation leaders should take into account a posh ensemble of cases when defining innovation methods (or packages) and shifting to innovation execution. Examples of such cases embrace provide chain, logistics, retailer operations, ecommerce, customer support, merchandise and assortment planning, advertising, IT infrastructure, shopper and expertise market traits, expertise suppliers, start-ups, and academia.

In accordance with IDC’s 2020 World Retail Innovation Survey, 90% of outlets run innovation efforts with an opportunistic, single-program, or tech-focused strategy. This innovation setup causes inefficient and ineffective allocation of sources because it results in duplication of efforts and fast, short-term wins that ship quickly degrading worth inside retail organizations. In flip, these dynamics influence the execution of every day back- and front-office operations that lead to sub-optimal profitability and buyer expertise metrics. IDC believes innovation administration platforms (IMPs) are important for innovation leaders to realize visibility and management on the invention and choice subcycles of innovation.

IDC Retail Insights goals to assist retailers choose worldwide innovation administration platform specialty software program. IDC’s new Worldwide Retail Innovation Administration Platforms Specialty Software program Supplier 2022 Vendor Evaluation MarketScape assesses the capabilities and techniques of worldwide specialty software program suppliers in offering the retail trade with IMPs.

The research evaluates 10 distributors: Brightidea, HYPE Innovation, Concept Drop, innosabi, InnovationCast, Planbox, Planview, Qmarkets, Viima, and Wazoku. Distributors are evaluated on a variety of capabilities:

  • Co-innovation integration
  • Worker engagement
  • Hackathons and innovation scouting program
  • Innovation choice making
  • Innovation-specific undertaking administration
  • Innovation-specific analytics
  • Information administration

For extra data on the research or to rearrange a one-on-one briefing with Ornella Urso and Filippo Battaini, please contact Mathew Heath at +44 20 8987 7107 or [email protected].

About IDC MarketScapes

The IDC MarketScape standards choice, weightings, and vendor scores characterize well-researched IDC judgment in regards to the market and particular distributors. IDC analysts tailor the vary of ordinary traits by which distributors are measured by way of structured discussions, surveys, and interviews with market leaders, contributors, and finish customers. Market weightings are based mostly on person interviews, purchaser surveys, and the enter of IDC specialists in every market. IDC analysts base particular person vendor scores — and finally vendor positions on the IDC MarketScape — on detailed surveys and interviews with distributors, publicly obtainable data, and end-user experiences in an effort to offer an correct and constant evaluation of every vendor’s traits, conduct, and capabilities.

About IDC Retail Insights

IDC Retail Insights assists retail companies and IT leaders — in addition to the suppliers that serve them — in making simpler expertise choices by offering correct, well timed, and insightful fact-based analysis and consulting providers. Staffed by senior analysts with a long time of trade expertise, our world analysis analyzes and advises on enterprise and expertise points dealing with asset-intensive, brand-oriented, technology-oriented, and engineering-oriented retail industries. Worldwide Knowledge Company (IDC) is the premier world supplier of market intelligence, advisory providers, and occasions for the knowledge expertise market. IDC is a completely owned subsidiary of IDG, the world’s main expertise, media, analysis, and occasions firm. For extra data, please go to, e-mail [email protected], or name 508-988-7900. Go to the IDC Retail Insights Neighborhood at


Corporations Coated

Viima Options Oy,

innosabi GmbH,

Concept Drop,


Wazoku Ltd.,

Planview, Inc.,

Brightidea, Inc.,

InnovationCast ,


HYPE Softwaretechnik GmbH

Areas Coated


Matters Coated

Provide chain administration purposes,



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