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Vendor Snapshot: Epicor at the TEC Vendor Challenge
At the upcoming 2013 TEC Vendor Challenge – ERP for Distribution event in Montreal, Epicor will be featuring its renowned distribution enterprise resource

retail industry uk 2013  on the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and services sectors (see  my blog post  for more). Epicor has been providing solutions for emerging distributors, midsize companies, and subsidiaries of large multinationals for more than 40 years. Today, Epicor has 4,500 wholesale distribution customers, and more than 1,800 customers on Epicor Prophet 21. Epicor Prophet 21 is built from the ground up for distribution on Microsoft SQL Server . It is scalable and modular, with rich feature sets, for relatively

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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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