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The Oracle/PeopleSoft Reality Check
While customers may be bemused if not concerned about the Oracle/PeopleSoft merger, they are from a traditionally risk-adverse market. Despite the lush deals

good starter words  replacement options are a good thing for customers, and should at least provide some assurance that Oracle will keeps its promise and sharpen its customer service strategy, largely due to increased pressure on Oracle (and any other vendor, for that matter). If one is to rate the ruses of competitors to woo disenchanted customers, SAP's offer to provide long-term maintenance and support for other vendor's customers is unprecedented, and very unlike the traditional, unadventurous SAP. Thus SAP's enticing

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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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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB)

TEC's new ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) evaluation model targets the software requirements of small and medium enterprises. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't want every possible feature of the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place for your research. It covers fully featured accounting solutions with necessary manufacturing, inventory, human resources, purchasing, quality, and sales management functionality. 

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