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Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

recent challenges in inventory management  and scale (see Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst's Strategy? ). Challenges Remain for All This is not to imply, however, that the SCE market has been spared from acquisitions, given that there have been more than twenty acquisitions or mergers of companies with WMS solutions in last few years, despite the market's continued (albeit modest) growth. Namely, beside Catalyst, which was a public company prior to its acquisition by ComVest Investment Partners in mid 2004, RedPrairie was acquired by

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A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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