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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMSIndustry tags: manufacturing

example of submittal  sales pressure . This example clearly shows the importance of intangible and subjective factors during the software selection process. — Aleksey Osintsev, TEC Analyst Overview: IQMS EnterpriseIQ Compare IQMS EnterpriseIQ  head-to-head with other leading ERP solutions. SYSPRO ERP selected by Hardy Machine and Design Industry tags: manufacturing This company, which engineers, designs, and fabricates precise machine metal parts for clients in various industries, decided to replace its existing software

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