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Software as a Service for Customer Relationship Management and Sales
Major vendors are noting the growing demand for software as a service. However, smaller providers are forging new ground by offering services for inventory and

example of new product memo  than a threat. More Examples of the SaaS Business Model This possible win-win combination has already attracted a few vendors to the pure SaaS business model. At this time, and after reading this exhaustive discussion, one might be wondering which enterprise applications would be perfect candidates for this model. Generally speaking, any application that provides the functionality required for a business to run is suitable, and these requirements may not be that different from one company to the next.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Manufacturing Environments and Integration with Other Functions


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What Good Is Information If Nobody Sees It?


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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


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What Brings Customers Closer to Your Product Development?


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The Future of Talent Management: Underlying Drivers of Change


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The Role of PIM and PLM in the Product Information Supply Chain: Where is Your Link?


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