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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 18, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSLoudoun County Sanitation Authority selects SAP ERPIndustry tags: utilities

call center news  pulled in the former call center module from SoftBrands, but it is an Infor product. It was originally branded as a SoftBrands product because of legal/finance considerations. With the combination of the Infor and Lawson (SoftBrands was temporarily under the Lawson umbrella), this branding shell is no longer necessary. — P.J. Jakovljevic, TEC Principal Analyst TEC article (April 2012):  Waking Up to a New Day at Infor SAP unveils Project Robus (its new social collaboration strategy) Industry tags:

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