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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Enterprise Resource Planning for Small Businesses Buyer’s Guide: A Preview
Technology Evaluation Centers will be launching a buyer’s guide for enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small businesses. Here’s a preview of the

make quiz  is convincing enough to make a potential customer look no further. Small businesses cannot afford to allocate time and resources for complex ERP selection projects, but this does not mean that there should be no project at all. A successful small business will eventually grow and the potential ERP system selected is an essential tool to insure its future success. What is a Small Business? We had to come up with a definition of a small business that can be applied to any industry and any region of the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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