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Getting a More Exact Picture of, Well, Exact Software Americas - Part 1
In the early and mid-2000s, I had a fairly close relationship with Exact Americas (at that time called Exact North America). As a result, there were two in

infor logo  its Epicor ERP suite, Infor with Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine) , and so on and so forth. But the trouble was with  Exact Globe having decent distribution capabilities, and only light make-to-stock (MTS) manufacturing capabilities to compete with the aforementioned products . The solid professional services automation (PSA) capabilities are not even marketed in the region, given Exact Americas’ manufacturing and distribution pedigree. Thus, even though Exact Globe has over 30,000 users worldwide,

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