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Budgeting/Planning for Upgrades and New Systems

Feb 28, 2023
Summit 227-228
Technology

Planning out the life of technology and equipment may be difficult when you don't know what tech vendors will do next.  What are the best practices for upgrading and replacing equipment in the face of uncertainty?   How do you determine when to switch platforms or bolt on to existing programs?   Take away successful tactics for planning program upgrades and new investments as well as managing your technology spend.

Takeaways:

  • Discover which programs and equipment are most likely to be upgraded and which are most likely to be phased out by vendors
  • Hear how to assess internal staff and external consultant capabilities relative to current systems
  • Take away strategies for creating realistic technology budgets
Speakers
Steve Kasper, Director of IT - North State Grocery
Corbin Holsinger, Sr. Director of Retail Technology - UNFI
Ted Mason, Retail Technology Consultant - National Grocers Association Foundation Technical Assistance Center
Brandi Johnson, CEO/Executive Director - The Coupon Bureau
Cris Fowler, Sr. Director, Store System Sales - ECRS
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