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Cloud Manufacturing ERP Solution Rootstock Now TEC Certified
TEC is pleased to announce that Rootstock is now TEC Certified in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. To obtain TEC certification

it infrastructure questionnaire  Rootstock function. For example, it takes only the push of a button to create a sales order in Rootstock from a sales opportunity in the system. When moving from the Salesforce function to the Rootstock function, the user interface features (menus, screen borders, buttons, and colors) don't change in any way. Similarly, moving from Rootstock functions to FinancialForce functions (like posting a PO and reviewing the accounting entries) is just as seamless. Rootstock also provides integration with

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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