ERP giant SAP picked up retail price optimization software maker Khimetrics in a deal worth an estimated $80-$100 million. SAP and Oracle have been acquiring companies in the retail software space recently, seeking to build up a complete retail offering. Retail pricing is a bit easier than in the business to business world (as discussed in detail in Pricing Beyond Retail), making the software solutions (and companies) more mature. Expect acquisitions of pricing software vendors in other industries in the next couple of years.

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