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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Businesses of all sizes need real insight into operations and customers@to do their planning, forecasting, modeling, and adjusting based on data that’s current,

home businesses that really work  managing inventory in the home improvement industry - as well as other information related to margins and inventory. It also includes an abridged income statement and balance sheet and is refreshed three times a day. We can do up-to-the-minute financial reporting within hours after we close a quarter, DeBenedetti proudly points out. Sales analysis is refreshed overnight, DeBenedetti says, primarily because the company believes it could be distracting for stores and executives to be trying to manage

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion 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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