The Open Retail Initiative (ORI) is a collaborative community of organizations using open-source projects and vendor-proprietary solutions to drive digital transformation in retail.
What Is ORI?
- The Open Retail Initiative (ORI) is a broad ecosystem of retailers, SIs, ISVs, OEMs/ODMs, and solution aggregators that are driving the future of retail.
- The goal of ORI is to enable open, accessible solutions that accelerate iteration, flexibility, and innovation at scale – from the edge to the cloud.
“Having collaboration between leading industry vendors enables retailers to minimize up-front investment time, reduces interoperability issues, and, ultimately, allows innovation to happen at an accelerated pace.”
—Tom Canning, VP of Global Sales, IoT, and Devices, Canonical
How Does ORI Drive Retail Innovation?
- ORI promotes a common, open framework that enables an ecosystem of interchangeable components
- Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA) provides the framework for a collaborative foundation for digital transformation and value-added innovation
- ORRA is a retail-focused EdgeX Foundry project within the LF Edge initiative that provides a common deployment platform for edge-based solutions and devices
“Open standards and industry collaboration will create a seamless environment that allows us to embed intelligence and analytics at the edge. This will open the door for IoT devices to respond in real time, whether in store, during shipping, or in the warehouse.”
—Dan Mitchell, director of Global Retail and CPG, SAS
Why Join ORI?
Intel is a founding member of ORI, facilitating community development. Our technologies power today’s – and tomorrow’s - retail solutions. ORI benefits retailers, SIs, ISVs, OEMs/ODMs, and solution aggregators.
- Speed deployment of new solutions
- Gain flexibility, scalability, and extensibility
- Easily access data across applications
ISVs and system integrators can:
- Support modularity and interoperability of solutions
- Simplify deployment
- Support additional capabilities and value-add components
OEMs and ODMs can:
- Power innovative use cases
- Drive demand for premium compute
- Easily scale up customers
System Aggregators can:
- Enable higher value solutions
- Strengthen customer relationships
- Expand services offerings