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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Symix Systems Front-Steps Into Greener e-Commerce Pastures
Like many of its peers, Symix Systems, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, has been making a big push into the e-commerce market. A

eai educational catalog  with enterprise applications integration (EAI) that users should be aware of: different security systems and keys, package interfaces that do not provide the information in a preferred format, systems may operate in different time zones and be geographically dispersed, scalability, performance, disaster recovery and contingence. Current and potential users may want to inquire about the company's plans regarding Internet marketplaces in their respective industries. While the Symix technology platform is

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Global Software Integration: Why Do So Many Projects Fail?


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IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


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iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback

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Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


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