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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

single commission only  spoke with said: The single greatest reason for the demise of a small specialty store is they buy too much product and take too many markdowns. Stepping back from the day-to-day operations to look at the business strategically is a common problem for small independents. In times of dramatic change, a strategic orientation is more important than ever. Mike Baron of Barons Major Brands (Mike's Method) addressed this issue by saying: We often get caught up in the day-to-day and never see the big vision.

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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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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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