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Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
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: evaluating a point of sale (POS) solution, there are generally two approaches: best-of-breed solutions, and integrated solutions. Both have strengths and weaknesses, according to the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Retailers that have an existing back-office system should evaluate whether it is better to replace their legacy system or to choose a best-of breed solution. For retailers that have neither a back-office system nor a legacy POS system, the question is, should they purchase a
Oracle Announces a Database Fire Sale
On December 16, Oracle Corporation announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition was lowered 40% from $25 per power unit to $15 per power unit, while Oracle8i Enterprise Edition was cut 50% from $200 per power unit to $100 per power unit.
: Announces a Database Fire Sale Oracle Announces a Database Fire Sale M. Reed - December 22, 1999 Read Comments Event Summary REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ Today, Oracle Corp. announced lower software and support prices for the Oracle8i database. Specifically, the price of Oracle8i Standard Edition was lowered 40% from $25 per power unit to $15 per power unit, while Oracle8i Enterprise Edition was cut 50% from $200 per power unit to $100 per power unit. Every time we lower prices we sell
All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same
Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as it applies to accounting and POS software really mean?
: All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same Source: Cougar Mountain Software Document Type: White Paper Description: Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as
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TEC Launches Center To Help Companies Evaluate and Select Point of Sale Software
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: and Select Point of Sale Software TEC Launches Center To Help Companies Evaluate and Select Point of Sale Software Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Point of Sale Systems Evaluation Center, to help companies compare the most qualified POS systems based on their own, unique business needs. Leading industry analyst research predicts that IT spending in retail will increase from $109 billion in 2003 to $136 billion in 2009. For wholesale, IT spending
Microsoft Retail Systems
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: and Microsoft Point of Sale (POS). Microsoft Retail Management System provides small and midsize business retailers with an integrated point of sale solution to manage operations within one store or across a chain of stores. Microsoft Point of Sale provides single-store retailers with an application that helps with daily business tasks. To promote its offerings, in March 2006 Microsoft expanded its business relationship with Best Buy for Business , whereby Best Buy became the only official retail sales
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: is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.” IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by Disqus Related Topics: Decision Making, Software Selection, Total Cost Analysis (TCO) Related Industrie
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: Best-run Supply Chains , Sale Increase , Best Run Affiliate Program , Shortages Sales , Best-run Finance Methods , Sales Effectiveness , Sales Manufacturing , Secrets Best-run Practices , Sales Method , Sales Operations Planning . Why are we talking about blueprints? After all, blueprints are used in the construction of buildings, highways, or airplanes – providing a plan of action for pulling together complex materials and steps to successfully accomplish a project. No one would compare sales
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Geac has acquired in excess of 40 companies around the world. Geac's purchase of UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the company's size.
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Lawson s Approach to the Retail Market
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