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acronyms construction  knows the meaning of acronyms like OE, MSESC, NT, and TCP/IP. Should you risk it? No way! Skip the computer jargon and speak in the prospect's language. Prospects can relate to and understand their language, but not your jargon. Their company, industry, or personal speak may contain jargon, but at least it's their jargon. Using their lingo, especially early in the demo, will help you connect with your prospect. Using your jargon will alienate them. I challenge you to figure out how often you desensitize

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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acronyms construction  not too keen on acronyms and buzzwords (and TEC is not in the business of inventing these) , some definitions would still be in order here. To that end, ILM would denote the ongoing cycle, which consists of the following three components or phases of any kind of capital infrastructure: Planning -- i.e., managing project pipelines, site development, entitlements, etc.; Building -- i.e., tracking budgets, contracts, changes, schedules, scopes, and quality; and Operating -- i.e., direct asset management, wor Read More

Case Study: Tampa Tile


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MinePoint ERP for Microsoft Dynamics AX


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Experlogix


Experlogix is a provider of product configurator technology, specializing in fully integrated quote and order automation solutions for Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite customer relationship management (CRM) and enterpirse resource planning (ERP) systems. Experlogix delivers the scalability and flexibility needed to handle virtually any configure, price, quote (CPQ) requirement at a low total cost of ownership.  Formed in 1997, it partners with more than 350 value-added resellers (VARs) around the world. More than 800 companies worldwide in a variety of industries rely on Experlogix, including Konica Minolta, U.S. TelePacific, MTN Satellite Communications, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, iBahn, Harland Financial Solutions, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Nikon Instruments, Hitachi Construction Machinery, AMX, Analogic, and FEI Company.  Experlogix features an intuitive configuration environment that turns even novice users into product customization experts. In configuring a product (or service), the system guides the user via color-coded displays and pop-up messages. It even makes suggestions and fixes problems, all according to rules that the user has defined. Graphics and technical product data can be called up instantly. With Experlogix's powerful product modeling architecture, a solution for any configuration scenario can be easily designed and implemented. Experlogix focuses solely on developing a comprehensive configurator solution with a high caliber of integration to the Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite platforms. Experlogix is universally recognized as the “go-to” configurator solution by their respective communities.

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