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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
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The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business
In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being

flare products  with a more entrepreneurial flare have emerged to meet new service requirements in the unfolding e-business marketplace, talent has moved to these companies. Many have created new entrepreneurial cultures that more traditional consulting organizations are being forced to match. Further, the marketplace has been looking for the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as flexible environments to develop e-business applications. The legacy consulting houses (which means the pre-Internet for this article) consist

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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JD Edwards ERP Products Thriving under Oracle


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Cornerstone OnDemand—SaaS Products, But Well Grounded


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