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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites
Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various

downstream system application  to costly iterations in downstream processes. A product configurator that enables manufacturers to efficiently deliver customized products by automating product configuration processes is one of the key technologies in implementing mass customization. APICS Dictionary (a reference guide for the operations management field) defines configurator as a software system that creates, uses, and maintains product models that allow complete definition of all possible product options and variations with a minimum

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Rich Internet Applications (RIA): Opportunities and Challenges for Enterprises


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