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Wholesale and Retail Trade
Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations

7to9 retail  and Retail Trade Companies in the wholesale and retail trade industry face multiple micro- and macro-economic pressures, including unpredictable consumer behavior; fluctuations in demand; heavy competition; and local, national, and international regulatory compliance issues. These companies have also seen increases in business costs, ranging from transportation and delivery to the necessity of managing a large number of remote divisions.

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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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Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


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Is Epicor Poised to Rule the Mid-Market Retail Sector? (Part II)


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