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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

latest proposal format  of Engineer-to-order Manufacturers The latest generation of Q2O systems goes a step further by using knowledge-based software to reduce the dependence on highly skilled experts. Non-programmers can now capture necessary knowledge with intuitive visual tools (for example, drag-and-drop, rather than by pesky programming languages such as Lisp or Prolog). Since the ability to harness a company's intellectual property and know-how is key to building competitive advantage, product knowledge management systems

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators


Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same time, users should remember that Q2O solutions are not necessarily advantageous for all manufacturing departments or businesses.

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Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering and manufacturing groups as they strive to win business and streamline end-to-end processes. But by capturing engineering knowledge and using it to automate key business processes, manufacturers can increase sales bid and win rates, decrease internal operating expenses, and shorten lead times.

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Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


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