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How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

formal application samples  mandatory requirements into a formal Required Functions List. Your Required Functions List should be a short, one- to two-page prioritized list that includes all your must-have functions. This list will help you quickly eliminate systems that don't meet your needs. For help compiling your list, see our questionnaire on pages 9-11. Consider the benefits of back-office integration Selecting a service and maintenance application that integrates with your accounting system ensures complete control and flow

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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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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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