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Zooming into the Clothing Retailer Conundrum
If retailers in the vertical market of fashion apparel do not constantly refresh their presentation and assortment for consumers, they run the risk of being

shift differentials  Lifecycle Management With this shift, sourcing and product lifecycle management (PLM) tools have emerged as important technology enablers within the retail enterprise, since such tools can help offset the loss of control and slowed responsiveness associated with outsourcing the manufacturing of merchandise to remote parts of the world. Avant-garde retailers that are driving private label strategies forward are doing so by automating key sourcing functions, streamlining business processes, and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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