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SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

is retail sap material  SAP’s competitors). Their point is that retail is a master vertical, much like manufacturing, with tons of various flavors all different from one another. For example, a fashion retailer is different from a supermarket, which is completely different from a big-box store. However, unlike in manufacturing, margins are low and sales cycles are long; retailers are loath to spend money on software and think that software vendors need many years and decades of experience to know their business. Have SAP’s

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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