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A Farewell Roast Amidst Roasting Hot Temperatures

The outside temperatures in many parts of the world are still near roasting, so it seems only fitting that our Sales Team would host a farewell roast for CEO Noel Goggin. The mutual affection and camaraderie clearly shine through this screen shot of last night’s virtual roast as lots of memories, laughs and a few tears were shared by all as Noel begins to wind down the final few weeks of his amazing tenure here at Aptos.


Move over Maverick, there’s a New Sheriff in Town…

While Hollywood prepares to release a sequel to the legendary 1986 movie Top Gun, colleagues near Newburgh New York got a chance to experience the “real” Maverick up close and personal.

Due to COVID restrictions, the annual New York International Air Show moved to Orange County airport, close to colleague Gil Ludlow’s home, where he enjoyed the show from his front yard.  In addition to technology skills, Gil’s also got some photography skills, as evidenced by these awesome pics of the Thunderbirds in flight.

Looks like an amazing show, Gil – thanks for sharing all the great photos!

You Make the Call: Alien Invasion or WFH Gear?

Living through a global pandemic has brought many changes to everyone’s life. We’re spending more time at home, eating in more, seeing friends and family less, and certainly many people are struggling. An alien invasion would be just exactly what one might expect from 2020.  And while these twin ring lights hovering over Paul Vander Muelen’s desk certainly look like alien eyes, fortunately, they are just a pair lights designed to improve the quality of all those Zoom sales calls he makes these days.

Thanks for sharing, Paul, and here’s hoping you are looking sharp on those video calls!

Keeping Up with Consumer Expectations

Why is omnichannel so hard? Forrester’s Brendan Witcher gave a pretty good reason during his keynote presentation at Engage Digital 2020: “Each time a consumer is exposed to an improved digital experience, their expectations for all experiences are reset to a new higher level.”

Engage Digital 2020: AI Ready

Aptos is AI ready. During Engage Digital keynote presentations, Vice President of Product Management Nick Leeper discussed feedback from retailers who were asked what they want from investments in AI, which included proving it works for the retail sector. According to Leeper, “Aptos has proved the AI results. We proved that AI can work and we proved that it works specifically within fashion retail.”

Engage Digital 2020: Aptos ONE Store Fulfillment

Vikas Aron, Aptos Vice President of Product Management, announced Aptos ONE Store Fulfillment at Engage Digital. According to Aron, the store associate is your new fulfillment specialist in the post-COVID retail world: “The new normal requires a new set of tools designed for your store associate.”

Omnichannel: Short-Term Savior, Long-Term Requirement

During the Aptos Product Strategy and Progress Keynote at Engage Digital 2020, Aptos Vice President of Retail Innovation Nikki Baird shared a powerful statistic: “During shutdown, Aptos customers with fulfill-from-store sold on average 10% more than retailers who could not leverage store inventory.”

Engage Digital 2020: Goldman Sachs is “All In”

Making an appearance at Aptos Engage Digital, Goldman Sachs Senior Advisor Lou D’Ambrosio addressed Goldman Sachs partnership with Aptos: “Why did we partner with Aptos? Reason number one is technology solutions that are best-in-class.”

Retailers Give Back During the Pandemic

At Engage Digital 2020, Aptos CEO and Culture Leader Noel Goggin shared how he has been inspired by retailers who have embraced a strong philanthropic commitment in response to COVID-19 – from building product to monetary donations. Goggin noted that he is a strong believer that, “Crisis does not create character. Crisis reveals character.”

Great job to all of the retailers making charitable giving a priority during the pandemic!

Engage Digital 2020: Retail’s Next Normal

Aptos CEO Noel Goggin kicked off Engage Digital by discussing the impact of COVID-19 and how retailers can navigate the industry’s next normal. There were many important topics highlighted in his keynote presentation, including the rapid adoption of new consumer habits caused by the pandemic, how omnichannel technology has helped retailers continue to sell, and the key shifts that are shaping retail’s next normal.