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The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

available to promise suppliers  sourcing suite becomes readily available for smaller companies, such organizations will likely continue to use disparate sourcing and e-procurement solutions, not so much for low-cost country sourcing (LCCS), but within the context of a known, mostly domestic supply base. This is part three of the series The Blessing and Curse of Global Sourcing and Supplier Management . Part four will focus on the specifics of sourcing in the retail sector, and its particular challenges. For more information and to start

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available to promise suppliers  of this functionality is available on a modular basis, much like a point solution, meaning that retailers could get best-of-breed functionality with complete built-in integration capabilities from SAP. Indeed, the decision to base the enterprise application backbone on an ERP system or piece together a best-of-breed strategy has never been an easy decision in any industry and in any functional area like business intelligence (BI), CRM, SCM, PLM, and so on, at least given that there are a number of possibl Read More

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What’s all this hype about wikis anyway? According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, wikis are descending from the crest of a hype wave and coasting into areas where real business value can be recognized. Why? Because their ability to allow corporate users to collaborate on any number of internal projects in an online environment where everyone is given an equal voice is not only empowering, but speeds the process of innovation.

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New Approaches to Software Pricing


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