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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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A Retail Sourcing Suite Built on Experience
Eqos's mission is to become the leading provider of global sourcing and supplier management solutions for the retail supply chain worldwide. Today, Eqos

bid on items  through to product specification, bid management and assessment, landed costs estimation, packaging, sampling, testing, and final order confirmation. Hosted by Eqos ( http://www.eqos.com ), the solution includes critical path management, workflow management, reporting analytics, and an alerts-and-exceptions function. Pertinent information, including product images, can be entered into a master repository, which reduces duplication and errors, and provides a single view of the supply pipeline—accessible

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio frequency identification (RFID) criteria cover tags and storage devices, readers, wireless hubs and servers, and the middleware necessary for evaluating an RFID system deployment. RFID systems are used in different situations that require the tracking of unique items. RFID tags, in the context of enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, make items visible from manufacturing through distribution. RFID tags may be used to carry basic information such as an address, to more complex information used at different stages of an assembly line.  

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