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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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TEC Vendor Challenge: ERP, and Disruptive Innovations and Strategies
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is putting all its expertise and experience behind hosting the upcoming TEC Vendor Challenge, September 18–19, in Montreal

daily reading assessment  end users on a daily basis. And of course you also get to visit the beautiful city of Montreal. Vendor Demos Vendor demos take time to set up, script properly, allocate time for, and run effectively. This is, as we all know a resource- and time-intensive exercise. To help you out, TEC is providing an opportunity to see up to seven demos of major software vendors over the course of 2 days. These short-length demos will not, as we know, take the place of the usual day-long vendor demos, which are typically

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Compare Software Solutions

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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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