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The Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market
The name Omnify Software may hardly come to mind when one thinks of the product lifecycle management (PLM) leaders, but that might change down the track

market diagrams  today, the most common market trend manufacturers are seeing the need to meet diverse compliance requirements such as Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and International Standards Organization (ISO). Respondents reported that they feel Omnify is in a strong position to support these trends with the system's ability to manage detailed product data, track change history, handle quality and CAPA information, and its strong reporting capabilities. Over 82 perce

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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