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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations
This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short

knowledge based matchmaker part 4  An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process . Research is a Start However, one has to start from somewhere, and there is no better place to start researching enterprise software than from their functional and technical capabilities. Despite the allegations that these capabilities have been converging across the range of products, and that their importance in selecting enterprise software has been diminishing by the day, that is not exactly the case, as shown in the examples with three vendors in

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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