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EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye
Undaunted by its negative bottom line, EXE resurrected plans for an IPO this year, proceeds of which will be used to fuel its newfound growth.

public companies for sale  Begins Life In The Public Eye S. McVey - August 7, 2000 Vendor Genesis A supply chain execution vendor specializing in warehouse management and Internet fulfillment, EXE Technologies emerged from the merger of Neptune Systems, Inc. and Dallas Systems, Inc. in mid 1997. Dallas Systems had built its WMS around the needs of retail and wholesale distribution companies while Neptune brought expertise in third party logistics (3PL) to the combination. Dallas Systems' EXceed was offered on IBM mainframe and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Point of Sale (POS) Systems

A point of sale (POS) system helps retailers automate transactions. POS solutions are used in retail stores where sales associates must enter sales, refunds, layaways, transfers, etc. TEC's model of POS systems facilitates the selection process with research on vendors that support inventory management, register management, price management, transaction management, and other capabilities.  

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