ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.
business systems for retail trade
operations into the overall business processes of the organization, in-store systems include point of sales (POS), labor scheduling, and back-office applications that enable retailers to capture, analyze, and transmit certain sales, store inventory, and other operational information to corporate level merchandise management and payroll systems using hand-held, radio frequency (RF) devices, POS workstations or via the Internet. In-store systems nowadays may also include a workforce management solution to