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SAP Upgrade Success Story
Gruppo Tosinvest is by no means a single-process company. Beside a core focus on health care, it also runs businesses in the media, real estate, financial

enterprise resource management story of sap  to upgrade the existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that Gruppo Tosinvest had been running since 2001. Major Business Challenges When Gruppo Tosinvest first implemented SAP software, including functionality for financial accounting, controlling, materials management, and asset accounting, the group had all the right tools to manage its internal processes. However, over the years, as the group grew, so too did its demands on the IT infrastructure. In addition to needing more robust

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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