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TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 2
Part 1 recapped TradeStone Software's user conference, STARS 2013. TradeStone’s Core CapabilitiesTradeStone Software’s bread-and-butter capabilities

bi reviews brand  the form of packaged BI gadgets. The company outlined its future integration roadmap to advance from its current capabilities of document-oriented Web services (passing data back and forth). Next improvement steps will be prebuilt integrations (that have a certain purpose), a TradeStone integration server (leveraging open source middleware), and cloud-based integration services (testing, color services, Retailsnoops , etc.). The vendor is also cognizant of the need to beef up its customer support and

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