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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

4 200  – Lifecycle Pricing. Part 4 continues the blog series by analyzing the pricing optimization vendor landscape and various vendors’ approaches to the next generation of pricing optimization solutions.  JDA's Price and Promotion Management Solutions There is hardly anything to disagree within JDA’s aforementioned well-crafted and educational press release (PR), except perhaps for the fact that JDA doesn’t necessarily cross my mind as a retail pricing optimization leader.  JDA’s Price and

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