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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios
During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and

ahp tool  (MAU), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TEC's patented decision science to compare vendors and products relative to one another in a statistically valid model.

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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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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines


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