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AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough

an octagon with 2 exact lines of symmetry  AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual.

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