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Fourth Shift Hopes To Thrive On China’s Greener Pastures
January has marked increased PR activity at Fourth Shift, with mixed, bittersweet announcements. While 2000 was a disappointing year, mostly owing to the 26.5

fourth shift evaluation  On China’s Greener Pastures Fourth Shift Hopes To Thrive On China's Greener Pastures P.J. Jakovljevic - February 6, 2001 Event Summary On January 18, the government of China's Wu Qing Economic and Technology Development Area announced the honor list of outstanding enterprises registered in its area. Fourth Shift Asia , an enterprise applications provider for small to medium manufacturing enterprises with main HQ in Minneapolis, MN, USA, was recognized as one of the top three companies for its large

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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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