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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 16, 2012
MERGERS @ ACQUISITIONSOracle buys SkireIndustry tags: capital management

retail industry trends 2012  Industry tags: wholesale and retail trade Imperial Bag and Paper Co LLC was using a 20-year-old legacy application that obviously put significant limitations on its business; therefore, it was decided to replace it with a newer system. The company's major requirements were that the system be scalable and have a presence in the mid-market, and that the software provider have a deep knowledge of the industry. The company finally chose Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI) to develop a fully customized

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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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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 30th, 2012


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What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


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IFS Applications (version 8.0) for ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream) Certification Report


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Trends in LMS


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