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TEC Case Study: Corona
Following several acquisitions, Colombia-based ceramics manufacturer Corona found itself with multiple enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage. To

dss guides  TM decision support system (DSS) and reports showing weighted average and ranked scores for each vendor solution a solid methodology for scoring vendor responses, ensuring confidence in final choice a faster, more efficient, and time-saving software selection project-done by distance and at minimal cost   Company Background: South American Ceramics Specialist Colombia-based Corona, a private, family-owned business founded in 1881, is one of the largest conglomerates in South America. Corona specializes

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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