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To Gain Market Share in the Mid-Market, SAP Leaves No Stone Unturned
The star above small and medium businesses (SMB) has never been so bright. CRM solution vendors are courting this market segment extensively. This is the

oracle erp market share in  Computer Associates , and Oracle ). SAP's CRM strategy is SAP's supply chain management strategy, is SAP's ERP strategy, is SAP's global strategy. The CRM is fully integrated with SCM and ERP and is also cross-functional. SAP has since added two more product lines to its mySAP Business Suite solution directly addressing small and medium business (SMB) market needs. mySAP All-in-One , a fully integrated, industry tailored business management solution, is delivered through a network of channel partners.

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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