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Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS
This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your

analyze that  Relevant, rather we should analyze the product from the perspective of its Manufacturing Management functionality. In fact, when all criteria are given an equal priority (the normalized benchmark in Figure 2). Relevant's Inventory Management and Purchasing Management scores are not far behind its Manufacturing Management score. These groups of criteria do not have any higher level groups that could influence their contribution to the graph, so we should look at these as the real strengths of Relevant's

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