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.
plans; track and analyze performance; examine business results and trends; and monitor strategic plans. They can also quickly implement operational strategies based upon sophisticated fact-based optimization techniques and adjust to changes in consumer purchasing patterns. These solutions should also allow customers to reduce their inventory exposure while offering the consumer a more compelling assortment at optimized prices. 2) Then, since store-level personnel require systems that enhance and