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TradeStone Software Presents Bamboo Rose
TradeStone’s merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) platform unifies the design, sourcing, ordering, and delivery of private-label and branded goods, allowing

plum trees  Software Presents Bamboo Rose While not Silicon Valley, the Boston metro area has been an impressive incubator of enterprise application start-ups. TradeStone Software , a provider of merchandise lifecycle management (MLM) solutions, is one success story. Headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with offices in Atlanta, Bangalore, Boston, Hong Kong, and London, TradeStone is a relatively young company (celebrating its 10th anniversary next year). Its founders have a wealth of experience in the

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