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One Year Later at Deltek: More of the Same (And Then Some More) - Part I
Time and again during my decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market as an industry analyst I have witnessed what difference a year can make

agresso make the difference  even better than, say, Agresso in its core vertical markets as the new “New Deal” takes shape. Furthermore, Deltek made no dramatic cost-cutting statements as did many other vendors. The company has never been about making earth-shattering moves in either direction, but rather remaining on the course of measured growth and profitability, and on protecting its market share in the project-based industry segments. Deltek has always run a lean operation and that seems to be serving it well in the “st

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Merchandising Systems

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. 

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