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As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

ibm stock quote  give you an idea: IBM decided to approach the business software market differently than other big companies that keep acquiring small players. As the name may imply, the Smart Market is a place where companies can buy the products (ERP, CRM, SCM, etc.) they need online, and then easily install them on the Smart Cube (a preconfigured server). Demand Solutions The Demand Solutions demonstration team addressed real-life challenges organizations face (in terms of demand, forecasting, and inventory

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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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Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CPQ functionality. If your business is facing increasingly complex product configurations, CPQ solutions can do more than create accurate and professional sales quotes: they can open the door to significantly increased sales and revenues.  

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