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The Market Rewards Ardent Software Initiatives
Over the last year, Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced a number of initiatives to strengthen their DataStage data warehousing product, most recently a

initiatives in datastage  announced a number of initiatives to strengthen their DataStage product, most recently a partnership with NEON Systems (NASDAQ: NESY), a provider of OS/390-MVS mainframe access through their NEON Shadow Direct middleware. This development, coupled with their earlier acquisition of Prism Solutions, greatly improves their ability to access legacy mainframe data. See TEC News Analysis Articles: Data Warehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites , September 29, and Ardent Software Enters the SAP

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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