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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes
Made2Manage Systems pledges not to build technology for the sake of technology. Instead, the company plans to focus in on the true needs of its customers and

balanced vertical integration advantage  our advice of a balanced emphasis on both features and business processes when selecting an enterprise solution (for more information, see Evaluating Enterprise Software—Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps? ). This concludes Part Four of a five-part note. Part One presented the event summary. Part Two discussed the future direction. Part Three analyzed the market impact. Part Five will detail challenges and make user recommendations.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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On March 15, shares of Oracle surged after the company plowed past Wall Street estimates and reported strong database software sales fueling a solid third-quarter profit. However, Oracle has also confirmed that it is refocusing its European applications division and has hinted that it may reduce the unit's workforce.

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Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently has focused solely on workforce and service optimization software solutions for large field service companies. Gradually, via both internal development and a few appetizing acquisitions in 2009, the vendor has added a few important growth engines, such as mobile computing

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Vertical Solutions


Vertical Solutions, Inc. specializes in post-sales service management solutions. VSI develops, implements, and supports best-in-class Service Management and Contact Center solutions, including VServiceManagement™, for customer support, field service, and mobile environments, VContactCenter™, for internal, external, and hybrid contact centers, and PowerHelp®. In addition, VSI has launched the Health Resources Group and the VHealthTracker™ application suite to further address the healthcare market. These application systems are built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) compliant, cloud-based technology platform and delivered as a service or on-premise in a private or public cloud environment. VSI's applications are flexible, integrate easily with legacy systems, and offer rapid deployment times. VSI also provides the services companies need to effectively deploy our solutions, including custom software, interface development, connectivity expertise, and database conversion. Implementation consulting, planning, hardware procurement, technical support, education, and training are also integral parts of VSI's comprehensive business solutions. Companies in a variety of industries and throughout the world use VSI’s solutions to improve service response and resolution times, reduce the costs of delivering service, capture actionable customer data, seamlessly integrate with external partners, and broaden their portfolio of service offerings. Vertical Solutions, Inc. has more than 20 years of experience designing and deploying award-winning support and service management solutions. VSI has offices and partners worldwide.  

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