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Epicor Retail CRM 7.0 Spruced Up
Epicor has introduced Epicor Retail CRM 7.0, which includes improved customer views, loyalty program functionality, sophisticated query tools, and support for

8ta retail stores  Retail CRM 7.0 Spruced Up Epicor has introduced Epicor Retail CRM 7.0 , which includes improved customer views, loyalty program functionality, sophisticated query tools, and support for multidivisional retail enterprises. The loyalty program functionality—now automated—allows retailers to set rules for loyalty programs, and based on those rules Epicor Retail CRM 7.0 automatically upgrades, downgrades, terminates, or renews membership types. Also, the release proposes a new search tool that

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

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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A Unique Product Lifecycle Management Tool for Private Label Retail


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Today's Challenges in Specialty Retail: How to Gain Competitive Advantage by Using Business Insight


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