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Microsoft at NRF 2014
At the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2014 annual convention, Microsoft Corp. showcased the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics for Retail. The release

form processing select  warehousing and transportation capabilities form part of the retail supply chain, extending Microsoft’s intended holistic retail offering from sales to supply. Warehousing and transportation have always been very important for retailers. For example, retail distribution centers (DCs) normally distribute goods to retail stores, order fulfillment centers commonly distribute goods directly to consumers, and cross-dock facilities store little or no product but distribute goods to other destinations. With

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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form processing select  control is the only form of control. Trend produces a component of an enterprise wide anti-virus protection system for each file/print, email server, desktop, or gateway on your network. Vendor Challenges Trend's primary challenge is to expand its market share within the anti-virus software arena. Through a series of partnerships and alliances they are heading in the right direction. Trend is doing well in the server market, but has less than 5% of the desktop anti-virus market. Symantec and McAffee have Read More

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