ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.
analyze, and optimize information throughout its organization, retail enterprise systems include corporate level merchandise management systems that enable retailers to manage their inventory, product mix, pricing, and promotional execution, and enhance the productivity and accuracy of warehouse processes. In addition, retail enterprise systems should include a comprehensive set of tools for planning inventory and in-store space decisions throughout the demand chain, analyzing business results and