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The Lexicon of CRM - Part 3: From R to Z
CRM. C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part three of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning

db2 losing market  SQLServer 2000, and IBM's DB2 and Informix. RFI - Request For Information . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking for specific information about their product or line of products. It's usually the first salvo in several rounds of information gathering by customers in the vendor selection process. RFQ - Request For Quote . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking them to put together a product and service package, with prices, for the customer to consider accepting and

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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db2 losing market  , Oracle and IBM DB2 database platforms; and EXceed WMS for Mainframe Environments (a.ka. EXceed 3000 ), which nowadays runs on OS/390 and AS/4000 platforms Hence, at the completion of the merger, EXE instantly became one of the largest WMS vendors in the SCE market, as its broad range of supported platforms gave EXE the ability to provide WMS solutions for companies of virtually any size. Since the merger, EXE has enhanced its product set, formerly EXceed eFS ( eFulfillment System ) and now under the Read More

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