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Two New Large Retail Clients Select Oracle Retail
The U.S. National Retail Federation annual conference began this week, and software vendors in the retail business segment tend to make announcements during

retail 2 0  fact, the Tier 1 retail applications market isn't as full as the Tier 2 segment, so to create a short list of vendors and solutions isn't a big problem. The issue is to thoroughly research your company's requirements for current and future business models, estimate and match all available offerings to those requirements, and finally make the right desicion.

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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