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Helping Companies with ERP Software Selections using Unbiased Expertise and Leading Edge Technology
M@M Business Solutions, a Meaden @ Moore Company, and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) launch an alliance to help companies select the right software

as 400 using companies  and implementation. Consultancies such as M&M Business Solutions will utilize TEC's knowledge base of detailed current data about hundreds of software products and vendors and its break-away eBestMatch decision support tools to analyze vendor and product data. Such an approach will enable decision-makers to select software products that best fit their business and systems requirements and deliver maximum business value. We've witnessed firsthand the frustration and waste that occurs when companies try

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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