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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

inventory data flow diagram  most critical part of inventory optimization, and therefore the data must be as accurate as possible. Quality of data is one of the greatest benefits of having an inventory optimization system that is built on the same base as the rest of the ERP solution. The same level of accuracy can never be achieved with an integrated third party 'best-of-breed' solution, which usually looks at only delivery history. A true demand planning solution, such as IBS Enterprise, considers customer order history instead of

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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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