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Should Uniqueness Vouch For Marketing Automation Niche Players?
Unica's possibly unique set of broad and astute functional footprint and geographic coverage, easily-deployable product with proven quick payback may prove the

justification for new computers  math and analyze the justification of their independent existence within the CRM battleground. Not surprisingly, marketing automation-only providers have long been falling away to the extent of only a few possibly also endangered remaining providers like Unica, Aprimo, MarketSwitch , and MarketSoft . PeopleSoft's acquisition of Annuncio (see PeopleSoft Annuncio-es Continuation Of Its Shopping Spree ), Kana and Broadbase merger (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ), Pivotal's recent

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Ross Systems, Inc.: In Process of Renaissance


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justification for new computers  serious 'soul searching' and justification of its target markets and respective product lines. Giving each product line profit and loss accountability may possibly help Ross close its ranks and weather the impending stormy period. User Recommendations We generally recommend including Ross Systems in a list of an enterprise application selection for mid-market companies (with $50M-$500M in revenue) within the following industries: chemicals, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, forest products, and metals. Read More

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