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Intentia: Stepping Out With Fashion and Style Part One: Characteristics and Trends of the Fashion Industry
So your software vendor says that they can do fashion. You better make sure that the software features go far beyond styles, colors, and sizes. The requirements

forces of influence affecting decisions  the supplier. While external forces influence many industries, the rapidity in which trends impacting the fashion industry change is somewhat unique. This concludes Part One of a three-part note. Part Two discusses the challenges facing software in the fashion industry. Parts Three and Four review some of the significant functions and features offered by Intentia's Movex software for the fashion industry. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a manager and senior consultant in

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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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