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Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex

top retail companies 2009  like to identify the top 10 in sales volume each month and offer them extra attention and special incentives. Inability to differentiate and prioritize problems. While all problems need to ultimately be addressed, you should be able to identify which ones need immediate attention. Oftentimes, you can only identify projects that are behind schedule or departments that are over budget after they are deeply in trouble. No alignment of operations with strategic goals. Although your company has defined its

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and

top retail companies 2009  that customer-centricity is a top priority to achieving success and competitive differentiation in today's crowded marketplace. One key component of a customer-centric experience is to successfully implement lifecycle pricing. Along with well-defined pricing strategies, these lifecycle pricing initiatives provide retailers the opportunity to streamline workflows, customize promotional strategies and deliver a consistent price message to their customers. As a result, retailers can improve customer Read More

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