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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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The Future for an E-sourcing Solutions Builder


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the solution builder  Apparel Retailers'' Conundrum . The solution will thereby monitor the progress of a product, and assure quality throughout the process, starting with the design concept, the product brief, the technical package, the request for quote (RFQ), the order, and all phases of testing, right through to delivery. Such tools can speed up the product design phase, while making the manufacturing and testing phases up to 30 percent more efficient, which can shave significant length off the supply cycle time. The tools Read More

The Technology Choices


In the battle between Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) and the UK-based the Sage Group for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment, technology choices will be a major factor.

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Web-based Solution Steps Out for Cohesive Retailer Sourcing


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The Compelling Capabilities of One Compensation Management Vendor's Solution


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The Right Data at the Right Time


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The Next Generation Network Operations Center: How the Focus on Application Delivery is Redefining the NOC


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The Changing Face of the Holiday Season


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