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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
SAP customers waiting for MDM to address data synchronization initiatives can be confident that, in the long term, SAP will likely address consolidation of

bean catalog  Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges SAP NetWeaver , has become the main pillar of SAP AG 's (NYSE: SAP) strategy to remake itself into a platform vendor. With this and mySAP Business Suite , the broadest suite of enterprise applications in the market, SAP will sell possibly everything from application servers via middleware to Web services (envisioned, in SAP's case, to orchestrate business processes by means of packaged composite applications

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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The Critical Role of the Enterprise Product Catalog: Cost, Time-to-market, and the Customer Experience


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SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM


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bean catalog  Enterprise Vendors Begin to Grasp Content Management Part Three: Challenges Can PCM Address the Challenges? With buyers keen on seeing payback for their investments in e-procurement and PTX, suppliers on the other hand being urged to participate in on-line sales channels in a great part by distributors and aggregators (which repackage the product data with catalogs from many like suppliers, and resell the content to companies undertaking e-procurement initiatives) that have constructed their Read More

Oracle Renders Its PLM Outline Part One: Event Summary


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