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SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy Part Two: Market Impact
Through its recently formed Strategic Solutions team, SSA Global might be showing that it is not just an ERP collector that is living off milking its install

market research proposal example intention  model, since in a market with a limited few new deals but with still low interest rates for borrowing money and financing, the companies with strong financial backing like SSA Global (which will likely go public soon, following on its recent initial public offering [IPO] intention announcement, and after being for the last few years a privately-held portfolio of New York's Cerberus Partners LP and General Atlantic Partners [ GAP ] of Greenwich, CT) are not to be blamed for opting to introduce many new

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We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


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market research proposal example intention  solution should additionally expand market opportunities. ProfitKey is also thinking about exploring the Software as a Service (SaaS) avenues (once the product is on the latest technology platform) as well as a “RRM Lite” entry version for even smaller prospective customers. For now, there is not much demand for SaaS and cloud-based solutions in the target market, but the company is cognizant of the success by Plex Online , NetSuite , and even SAP Business ByDesign . As for the social tools in its Read More

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market research proposal example intention  in the then emerging market for PSA software. To that end, Deltek acquired A/E Management Services , Inc., including the RFP GenTrak product line, which was a marketing, proposal, and opportunity tracking automation system for A/E/C companies. In late 2000, Deltek acquired Semaphore , Inc ., a major developer and distributor of advanced financial and project management software and services for over 2,000 A/E/C companies and other professional services firms. That acquisition doubled Deltek's market Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


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market research proposal example intention  cover a specific product, market segment, or product type. Research and analysis companies like Gartner, Forrester, AMR, and TEC publish valuable reports describing ERP products, industry trends, etc. (for a listing of analyst companies, please visit http://analystfirms.tekrati.com/ ). The result of the evaluation phase should be a shortlist of vendors that best fit your company’s needs. To make sure you get the most relevant shortlist, RFIs/RFPs and DSSes are the most important tools; the other Read More

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