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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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Gartner: How to Grow in the Recession
In the free 20-minute on-demand webcast small and midsized companies in a slowing global economy, gartner* vice president of research robert anders...

gartner free research  How to Grow in the Recession Would you like practical advice on how to thrive in the current economic downtown from an expert in the problems faced by small and midsized businesses (SMBs)? In the free 20-minute on-demand webcast Small and Midsized Companies in a Slowing Global Economy , Gartner* Vice President of Research Robert Anderson offers advice, tips, and suggestions on how your company can maintain growth and profitability during these tough economic times. You'll see Anderson answer these

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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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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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gartner free research  situation. Recently at the Gartner Master Data Management Summit 2009 , I learned from a case study that prior to the master data management (MDM) initiative, a large Canadian retailer had over 45 million domestic customers recorded in its various systems, even though the entire country has a population of less than 34 million. Nowadays, many companies are able to automate transactional activities thanks to solutions such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and Read More

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