It takes beer to make thirst worthwhile

Arriving on the other side of the planet without your luggage is a slightly annoying experience, to say the least. But you generally can survive for a day or two until you receive your personal belongings. Now, unlike a toothbrush and underwear, a Hybris Labs Bullseye demo is nothing you can buy in your local store…yet. This is exactly the problem Sven and Nick were confronted with when they arrived in Fort Lauderdale for the SAP Hybris Americas Summit.

Waiting for the suitcase containing the prototype without being able to do anything was painful enough, but the knowledge that it would need to make it through customs without a member of the Labs team present to charm the authorities was…worrying. We’re not saying Labs luggage is always suspicious, but…well…we didn’t want them to take our beer!

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Under other circumstances we’re always happy to share, but in this case it was special beer which we needed for our demo. For the Americas Summit we had planned to set up Bullseye in the HEINEKENĀ® Beer Selector version. And with basically no time to spare, we managed…

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It didn’t only look pretty though. After Infinite Cart, Bullseye is now the second prototype by Hybris Labs that runs on YaaS, shows products sponsored by an SAP Hybris customer, and is integrated with SAP Hybris Profile.

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Rubber ducks run Infinite Cart

Fact.

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An entire armada of them!

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At dmexco – Digital Marketing Exposition & Conference in Cologne.

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And they did an excellent job indeed! There was an overwhelming interest in our Infinite Cart demo. Initially out of curiosity why the SAP Hybris booth looked like a showroom for taps and sinks. But further inquisitiveness soon drove visitors into the hands of SAP Hybris Profile. This once again showed us how much sense it makes to integrate with other services. That way we can generate some buzz around the actual product and in return we have less difficulties explaining why we have taps and sinks at our booth.

So listen to the rubber duck and check out the SAP Hybris Profile Developer Portal.

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"big hit" in Singapore

That’s the reaction to the Hybris Labs Changing Room at the 4th Annual Customer Experience Management Summit,Ā currently being held in Singapore – “a big hit!”. The internal reaction… but the general feedback can’t be far off, because the setup looks pretty cool.

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The local team did a great job putting the demo together with some remote support from us. Nice one!

SAP Hybris Summit Japan 2016

It was the first SAP Hybris Summit Japan and Hybris Labs was a part of it. More than a year ago our Japanese colleagues had already built a mini version of the Smart Wine Shelf all by themselves. And what can you say, flashing wine bottles are still an eye catcher!

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But for this special occasion we were invited to show a more recent Hybris Labs invention. Since the SAP Hybris customer Hansgrohe was also in Tokyo to give a keynote, Infinite Cart was the perfect match. For those of you who weren’t aware of this yet, Hansgrohe allows us to use their products for the demo. That helps us immensely to bring our prototype to life and adds some charm to the display.

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The idea behind Infinite Cart seems to be quite appealing to them. Let’s see what happens next…

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By the way, Hansgrohe also allowed us to shoot a video in their ‘Aquademie‘. It’ll be published very soon, so keep an eye on our blog!

We haven't lost our Funk…

…y Retail. It’s in Chicago. We’re still catching up on a few events from the past few weeks. Now, Bullseye has definitely become our most popular prototype due to its simplicity and the mere fact that it can be shown without anyone from the Labs team being physically present. Through the success of this approach we have gained confidence to apply the same course of action to other prototypes. In this case our colleagues in Chicago showed Funky Retail at IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition).

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Here’s what Kevin had to say about the event:

“In summary, the show was good and there was interest in the Funky Retail concept. IRCE attracts smaller retailers, many without physical stores, so the there was less traffic compared to NRF. But overall those that did visit the Funky Retail display were very interested. Their number one question was ‘Who is using this?’. And many discussed the possibility of using such an interactive display within their own retail environments or how to put such a display into retailer selling their products.”

Well done, guys! Everybody’s happy!