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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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PDM vs. PLM: A Matrix View
Two recent blog posts by Oleg Shilovitsky (PDM vs. PLM: A Data Perspective and PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective) got me wondering about what a true product

answer rfp  question you need to answer is which goes first—people integration or system integration?

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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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Business Intelligence (BI) RFI / RFP Template

Reporting and Analysis, Analytics, Data Warehousing, Workflow, Data Integration, Support, and System Requirements  

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