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Defining Twenty-first Century Merchandising

Source: SAP
The retail thought process has irrevocably changed. Science-supported process is now core to the merchandising discipline. However, faith in science is not always grounded in an understanding of what it can do (even for the largest retailers), leaving us with some concerns about unrealistic expectations and a backlash later in the decade. Read about the seven critical tenets for 21st-century merchandising.


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Sciforma Corporation
Based in Los Gatos, California (US), Sciforma Corporation provides project and process management software solutions and services to a worldwide customer base. It has been in business for over twenty-three years starting in 1982, with the introduction of the first PC DOS project management product, Project Scheduler, and enterprise-level solutions. Its name means "the science of planning" and is derived from the English word "science" and the Latin word "forma" which means plan. Sciforma develops enterprise project management software, PSNext (Web-based project management), PS8, and Project Communicator (Windows desktop-based project management), and real-world process mapping and simulation software, Sciforma Process. Sciforma Corporation has offices in the United States and an established network of international partnerships and subsidiaries to support customers throughout the world. Read More...
An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story
Source: IFS Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability among contractors working on long-term, complex projects. But in this century, EVM has become standard required practice. Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts. Read More...
Merchandising Systems
Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices. Read More...


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