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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of April 10th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSSyspro ERP selected by rail car mobility solutions provider TrackmobileETO, Discrete manufacturing

activant gartner  article about Epicor and Activant  [TEC membership required for access] Press release [PDF download] Baker Tilly and FinancialForce.com announce partnership agreement Accounting and PSA (in the cloud) FinancialForce.com and Baker Tilly just announced a partnership to deliver FinancialForce PSA to professional services organizations. Given that over half of all professional services organizations are now using Salesforce CRM, FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) provides

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