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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 6, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSAccuride Corporation selects cloud-based Plex Online ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing

daily news  for smartphones to simplify daily work on enterprise apps by combining voice-to-text, touchscreen input and DIY customization.  In just a few minutes and a couple of clicks in the WYSIWYG designer, users can create a mobile wizard to guide them through any application task. For instance, a sales person might create a wizard for walking through a meeting follow-up process to document notes from the call, new contacts met, new opportunities identified, and follow-up tasks. The following step-by-step

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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