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TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 1
While I have repeatedly met with TradeStone Software’s top executives at the company’s head office in Gloucester, Massachusetts (and elsewhere, such as at the

top retail companies 2013  with TradeStone Software ’s top executives at the company’s head office in Gloucester, Massachusetts (and elsewhere, such as at the multiple annual NRF BIG Retail Show events in New York City) and seen its software in action, 2013 was the first time that I have ever attended the company’s user conference, STARS (Simplifying Technology Around Retailers and Suppliers). TradeStone Software offers merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions to retailers, brand manufacturers, and suppliers. The

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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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