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Mid-size Companies Have Full-size IT Issues
Information technology product selection is one issue that does not scale up or down with the size of the enterprise. The breadth and seriousness of issues that

hot companies  Point E-Procurement is a hot topic these days. There are many suppliers and even more companies pretending to be suppliers of e-Procurement solutions. There is a relatively short list of capabilities that e-Procurement systems will give to a company. Some are: Reduce cycle time from requisition to goods delivery and supplier payment, Enable more aggressive negotiation of pricing for commodity goods, Increase ability to propagate data to diverse systems from a single point of capture. If this were the

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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