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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
 

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Micro Focus, Inc.
MERANT is the leading supplier of Enterprise Application Development solutions, providing the people, products and processes to create solutions that help

focus computing  with its predecessors Micro Focus and INTERSOLV. Micro Focus, a leading provider of enterprise application development and maintenance solutions for MVS, UNIX, Windows, NT and Web environments, acquired INTERSOLV in 1998. INTERSOLV was the leading application enablement software provider for the client/server, Internet and intranet worlds. United in February 1999 under the MERANT name, the company today is the market leader in Enterprise Application Development. With its technology the de facto standards

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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focus computing  SMEs while providing industry-specific focus and good technical support coupled with frequent software and hardware upgrades will be successful. These upgrades will also need to be transparent and non-disruptive to the user. Customers must be confident that the provider is doing everything right with its product architecture, security, and choice of partners. In addition to these concerns, prospective user companies looking at software as a service should also consider the provider's long-term viability. Read More

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