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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 small retail companies  biggest IT budgets were best able to continuously capture information and capitalize on new possibilities. This competitive advantage is eroding as some retail technology providers and The Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS) act to make solutions more accessible to small and mid-size retailers. The early 2000s saw most retailers focusing on internal cost-cutting and on meeting existing consumer demand in light of a nervous post-9/11 retail economy. With weakened and unpredictable cash flow,

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