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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One
The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier

independent perspective  can also stand for independent and temperamental. Agility Recall that one of the problems associated with contending with Y2K was interpreting the two-digit year designation. Finding every date routine in every program was considered a nightmare, warranting a complete replacement of legacy systems. Suppose that date handling was a called service that ensured correct formatting and calculation of periods of time. Y2K would not have been the worrisome beast that everyone thought it was. The analogy can be

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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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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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