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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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E2open—An Unexpected S&OP Player: Part Two
Last week in the TEC blog we took a close look at E2open’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategy, including the vendor’s four-step blueprint to

differentiate between full competition open competition  : How do you differentiate between executive S&OP and operational S&OP, and what related solutions do you provide in those regards? SR : The major difference can best be described in terms of perspective and time horizon. An executive S&OP focuses on establishing mid- to long-term goals, from a financial, market share, and customer service perspective, for example, and enables tracking towards these goals. It enables executive decision making and course correction and typically operates on an aggregated l

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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