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What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?
Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision

benchmark on computers place  : To access the benchmark details click on the view box in the Details column. Table 1. Test Name Segment Synopsis Metrics Details TPC-C System Measures transaction processing performance and exercises all related subsystems tpmC, $/tpmC TPC-H System Measures ad-hoc transaction performance QphH, $/QphH TPC-R System Measures performance of a standard set of queries QphR, $/QphR TPC-W System Measure transactions (e.g. e-commerce) for a business-oriented web server WIPS, $/WIPS SPECweb99 System Updated

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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