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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

customer relationship management comparisons for retail trade  more effective marketing. New customer relationship management systems can be leveraged by small independents, providing the same kind of benefits that accrue to larger entities. These systems are less costly and easier to implement and use, creating new opportunities for small business use. A number of the experts we spoke with cited the benefits of investing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology solutions for many small independents. One said, What really good CRM allows a small store

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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