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SalesLogix and ACT! Officially Branded As Best Software Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
The company must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst

and amongst other  clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products. Otherwise or it may face confusion and/or anxiety amongst both its current and potential customers as well as within its VARs. That would be the music to its direct competitors' ears, some of which have already (or all but) rounded up their CRM offering after daunting integration experiences (see Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion and Epicor Claims The Forefront Of CRM.NET-ification ). Room for

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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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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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PeopleSoft Remains Rock-Hard And Economy Proof


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