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Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over
About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes the Classic Fourth Shift solution and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP

definition solution channels  planning and scheduling, product definition, vendor operation, and general business needs), which SoftBrands distributes on behalf of third parties. These modules may be licensed either individually or in combination (for more information, see Fourth Shift's evolution within SoftBrands' DemandStream ). In addition, Fourth Shift's acquisition in the late 1990s of Computer-Aided Business Systems ( CABS ), a Colorado (US)-based developer of workflow-based e-business solutions, improved the product's plant

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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