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 fourth shift vs baan


Fourth Shift Corporation: Working Overtime To Provide Complete Customer Care
Fourth Shift claims to have grasped the requirements of its target market (SMEs) that wish to acquire most of their business applications from a single source

fourth shift vs baan  Provide Complete Customer Care Fourth Shift Corporation: Working Overtime To Provide Complete Customer Care P.J. Jakovljevic - October 2, 2000 Vendor Summary Fourth Shift Corporation is a provider of Internet-enabled business applications almost exclusively for small and mid-market companies as well as divisions and subsidiaries of larger Global 2500 corporations. Founded in 1982 with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, USA, Fourth Shift generated $69.2 million in revenue in fiscal 1999. Approximately 66%

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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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