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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

best free scm  Gartner recognized FreeFlow as Best Service Provider at its 2006 Fall RetailVision , a premier global event for the retail consumer channel. Auction at the Core of Inventory Asset Management Initially known as Web Component Trading ( WCT ) and operating as WCTbid.com , the company name was changed to FreeFlow in late 2005. The new name underscores the company's focus on not only identifying at-risk inventory for its customers, but also on allowing that inventory to flow freely through the sales

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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