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New Possibilities In Retail Technologies for Small to Mid-Size Retailers: Leveraging Total Retail Solutions Based on Collective Retail Intelligence
Most retailers can no longer compete on price alone; however, integrated retail solutions built on Microsoft SQL, and OPOS and ART Data Model standards offer a

best retail companies to open  their products are the best fit for our retail concept and their support services are excellent. Retail Anywhere began implementing the chain's solution in June, 2001, and to date has integrated 178 locations using the IBM SurePOS 300. The easy-to-use, unifying system helped to build strong relationships between individual franchises and the corporate office, which has access to all the stores' sales figures and productivity, and is able to calculate royalties due. At the same time, corporate is able to

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