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Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods t...
 

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GXS Acquires HAHT Commerce or More Synchronized Retail B2B Data Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations.
With the acquisition of HAHT, GXS is making a play to build out its complementary software offerings_-in particular, its product information management (PIM

best retail company stocks  every industry and how best to integrate enterprises coming from these unrelated industries. Despite a good fit at first glance (the enlarged install base and improved cross-selling opportunity) there are more challenges to overcome. One is to possibly conduct a product rationalization and integration (although integration should be moderately straightforward with XML, given that both products are Java-based, time will be of the essence) to orchestrate sales forces, and organize service strategies, given

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Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II


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best retail company stocks  control; and predicting the best route for vehicles such as tanks and long-haul transport. More on Apama’s Life Under Progress Software Beyond the original acquisition of Apama by Progress Software, there have been no further CEP products acquisitions. As part of Progress Software, however, Apama has expanded its product capabilities with enhanced visual dashboard technology, which involves the RTView technology that is provided via an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationship with SL . Apama h Read More

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IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, an integrated and component-based extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite built on service oriented architecture (SOA

best retail company stocks  was one of the best performing stocks on the Stockholm Stock Exchange . The company increased  earnings before interest & taxes (EBIT) , revenue, and cash-flow during a difficult recession. In 2009, IFS acquired a small Scandinavian vendor MultiPlus AS for its ship maintenance capabilities  and launched  the IFS Retail initiative in partnership with Centric , a Dutch IT service provider with retail expertise . The latter move  coincides intriguingly with the advent of Microsoft Dynamix AX for Retail Read More

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best retail company stocks  been perplexed with how best to combine and deploy these options and islands of information. The article concluded that ERP systems are good for planning and transactional accounting purposes, but not necessarily appropriate for  scheduling  and execution on the shop floor. Only those companies that have infinite (or lots of spare) capacity, low product mix, their customers’ tolerance for long order  lead times , and low inventory holding costs could get by using ERP for scheduling. In other words, n Read More

Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management


Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to increase inventory visibility while driving down inventory costs. Learn how these kinds of inventory management initiatives can help your company strengthen customer relationships, bargain for better terms with suppliers, and generate more profitable growth.

best retail company stocks  key metrics and adopting best practices to make sure they stay one step ahead of the competition. Key Inventory Management Challenges: Controls, Costs, and Customer Service At present, most distributors are struggling with a set of difficult inventory management challenges that threaten to undermine their performance and further diminish narrow operating margins. Their central challenges revolve around limited controls, excessive cost, and strained customer service levels. Let's consider these issues one Read More

Retail Redefined: Investing for Success through 2015


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best retail company stocks  Redefined: Investing for Success through 2015 Exclusive new survey findings point to the priorities and investments retailers are planning for over the next 36 months. Forward-looking results unveil the internal goals and external pressures driving retail decision strategies over the long term. This report will help retailers plan and prioritize around emerging trends from now through 2015. Read More

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best retail company stocks  of office supplies for best prices and basic service requirements), a much deeper and more involved relationship is essential for strategic vendors such as retail goods suppliers, who must deliver to specifications, on time, and at the right cost. These vendors might be evaluated on many key performance indicators (KPIs) in a holistic scorecard-based fashion, such as on-time delivery, quality, innovation (organizational health and technology), responsiveness and customer service, security, social Read More

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Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently. Retail Merchandising is highly effective for hard-line and soft-line retailers alike. Retailers benefit from features such as automated replenishment, native style-color-size-size2 item matrices, advanced allocation methods, and stock balancing. Total cost of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules within Retail Merchandising, such as distribution center management, loss prevention, sales audit, customer loyalty, data warehouse, gift card management, open-to-buy, e-commerce, and orders and fulfillment. The Retail Merchandising solution is one of the few completely integrated systems that allows users to manage business regardless of where the business comes from. Epicor's core merchandise management system can take care of "brick and mortar" stores (style and price maintenance, allocation, warehouse and distribution, purchasing, receiving, replenishment, sales audit, and accounting interface), while its fully integrated e-commerce and orders and fulfillment modules extend retailers' reach to serve Internet and catalog customers. The net result: one view of the customer.  

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best retail company stocks  and it can be best described with an example: A consumer researches and browses products on their smartphone through a store’s mobile app and then later makes a purchase from their PC. The item is then shipped to the consumer’s home, who later on posts a review of the product and their buying experience on Facebook using their tablet. They subsequently decide to return the product in-store. This type of shopping experience is what consumers with access to multiple shopping channels expect these days. Read More

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