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ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

characteristics worksheet  scalability, and globalization. Other characteristics include the following: Tend to be mid-size to large enterprises with highly complex business processes Seek specialized on-premise ERP solution that meet advanced and niche requirements Usually require high level of customization to obtain a good fit for the organization Require extremely advanced data and systems integration Have sophisticated in-house IT expertise   Modularity Suite Buyers: These buyers look for a complete ERP suite having all

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CC&B for Telecommunications Industries

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions for telecommunications providers typically provide mediation; provisioning; retail rating and billing; reporting; financial systems; packages, discounts, and promotions characteristics; and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services.  

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