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One Vendor's Quest to Garner a Global Sourcing Ecosystem


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eai solution compare  an enterprise application integration (EAI) tool with message brokering services into one that offers strong business process management (BPM) services. However, in the spirit of the adage “when one door closes, another opens,” Eqos has lately regrouped around leveraging the sourcing best practices (know-how) it has learned with the high-profile clients above into a global sourcing and supplier management application solution set. Eqos's knowledge, expertise, and proven technology with its early Read More

Business Intelligence Vendors


Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are improving their analytic capabilities and accessibility.

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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 4


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Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It


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Partner Relationship Management Solution Reduces Costs and Increases Productivity


Microsoft’s US Partner group manages relationships between the company and its 12,000 Microsoft Certified Partners. It needed an integrated solution for partner relationship management to reduce redundancy and replace the personal spreadsheets and custom tools its account managers were using. Learn how Microsoft deployed PartnerCentral by Click Commerce and implemented a single tool to manage all aspects of Microsoft’s partner relationships.

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APOS Location Intelligence Solution


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eai solution compare  Location Intelligence Solution The APOS Location Intelligence Solution joins business intelligence (BI) to geospatial intelligence. It lets information consumers see information in its geospatial context, helping them comprehend and communicate more effectively, and helping them reach informed decisions more quickly. Location intelligence creates greater speed to insight, and thus greater competitive advantage. Read More

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust


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