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Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator
The new TEC Focus Indicator is a concrete way to start gauging the real functionality, competitive differentiators, and focus of enterprise software products

circle graphics  Note the Industry Average circle, which is a normalized average of all products' levels of support . In some cases, Product A is slightly above or below the industry average, which shows you where Product A offers a bit more or less than what you'd normally expect to find on the market. Perhaps the more interesting thing about this product is its quality management and human resources (HR) scores. Both these modules are in the Dominant Zone. This means that the product offers a significantly higher level

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