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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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SMB Phone Systems Buyer’s Guide
If you are a small to medium business (SMB) looking to purchase a business phone system, you’ve no doubt discovered that buying one is not easy. You must

define buying decisions  Product Requirements Worksheet to define your detailed product requirements. Determine buyer type: Refer to our Buyer Type Worksheet to learn which buyer category you belong to. It will help you to prioritize your needs and preferences. Conduct a cost-benefit analysis: Both on-premise and hosted solutions have their pros and cons. A detailed cost-benefit analysis can help you choose the right model. Look out for the hidden costs: Ask the following questions to avoid any hidden costs: What startup costs ar

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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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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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