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The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger
The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house

example of company in merger  architecture-based products (SOA). For example, while Intentia has rewritten its product in Java, Lawson still has a proprietary fourth generation language (4GL) in the business logic layer of its three-tier architecture. This proprietary 4GL defines business logic with a computer aided software engineering (CASE) tool that generates a COBOL executable. Going forward, Lawson plans to use Java, or rather a highly intuitive 5GL named Lawson Pattern Language (LPL) that would generate Java code, rather than

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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