True Fit comes to Macy's for more efficient shopping
For the women in your life who need more tools on ways to spend your money comes True Fit, a new personalization software that helps customers know how well clothes and shoes will fit in real life and what size will work best. Macy’s will be the first retail partner to use the technology for its online customers, specifically for women shopping the denim collection.
How it works:
Customers create their True Fit profile once, in 3 quick steps: First, customers identify what fits them from their own closet; second, they identify conceptual body descriptions; and third, they complete their profile with some basic info – no measurements necessary.
True Fit’s novel machine learning software deploys a variety of patented and proprietary algorithms to analyze massive amounts of data from the user’s profile, shopping behavior, catalog of products, and a variety of other robust data inputs to deliver highly personalized fit and size recommendations in real time. The result is a highly personalized shopping experience that tailors a catalog to each person’s individual fit, enabling men and women to shop a retailer’s site True to YouTM for all categories of clothing and shoes.
The user then instantly sees True Fit recommendations for each product they view:
· True Fit T-ScoresTM – a five-point scale that indicates how well the item will fit
· True Fit SizeTM – the best size recommended and pre-selected for that user
· True Fit DetailsTM – fit details across key body areas such as waist, hips, seat and inseam
“We’re thrilled to partner with Macy’s – a venerable retailer and innovation leader, who is on the cutting edge of defining the very best experience for the multi-channel shopper. We’re excited to deliver this highly personalized service to their esteemed customers, and make it easier for them to find the right clothes and shoes at Macy’s,” said William R. Adler, True Fit’s CEO.
“Macy’s is a recognized industry leader, committed to implementing the newest technological advancements that will resonate with our customers,” said Kent Anderson, macys.com president. “By partnering with True Fit, we are able to provide a unique online shopping experience that brings a new level of personalization and service to customers that shop macys.com.”
True Fit users overtime will improve the way they shop and become more efficient when it comes to clothes buying. Additionally, retailers are hoping to benefit from the new software as existing and future customers will learn what styles work best for them and hopefully will return for new purchases. True Fit will be available on mobile and iPad platforms, allowing for easier in-store shopping. For more information, visit www.TrueFit.com.
Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking
“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.
We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.
Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate.
With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.
There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.
Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture.
It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.
Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.
On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.
As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.
A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.