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No e-mail here. A satellite network gets sales figures back to headquarters.

Dollar General's stores are simple and spare. But once the low-price retailer captures a customer's cash, the report gets bounced off a satellite to inform headquarters.

Merchandise planning, analysisIntellect Data Mining Arthur Enterprise Suite Intactix Space Management Open DataBase Merchandising SystemJDA Software
Satellite networkSkystarSpacenet
Point-of-sale softwareEnterprise POSTriversity
Voice and data communicationsSprintSprint
Shrink loss analysisLoss PreventionNSB Group
Sales data verificationSales AuditNSB Group
Real estate contract managementcmSuiteAccruent
Real estate site selectionAnySiteMapInfo
Warehouse managementCatalyst WMSCatalyst
Transportation logistics managementGlobal Logistics ManagementManugistics

Hardware and operating systems are mainly Hewlett-Packard Superdome Unix servers, IBM AS/400 minicomputers and IBM Model 4694 point-of-sale registers.

Source: Baseline Research

This article was originally published on 2012-05-04
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