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Fourth Shift Tightens Belt To Weather The Drought
Fourth Shift has been marking time. While Q3 2000 was almost breakeven due to a rigid cost curbing exercise, the unnerving fact is the 24% license revenue

fourth shift compare  To Weather The Drought Fourth Shift Tightens Belt To Weather The Drought P.J. Jakovljevic - November 14, 2000 Event Summary On October 17, Fourth Shift Corporation (NASDAQ: FSFT), an application software vendor for small-to-medium enterprises (SME), reported operating profit of $115,000 for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000. After non-operating expenses this resulted in a $.01 loss. Compare this to an operating loss of $3.6 million in the previous quarter and to a net profit of $0.4 million a

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

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 quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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