ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.
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reduce the cost of financial operations, mismatches between purchase orders and invoices, inaccurate product shipments, and stock-outs. The still current manual, paper-based item authorization procedures at some sites continue to create unnecessary shipment lag times and also impede future growth. This is particularly true when, on average, a grocery retailer may be required to collect and enter of hundreds pieces of data to introduce one new product from one supplier into the network of thousands of